Talenthouse Announce Opening Act For Metallica Show

26 October 2011

Just over a month ago when Talenthouse India, MTV and VH1 launched their Taking Pole Position competition to hunt for the band that will open for Metallica on October 28 in Gurgaon, the 250 or so bands that took part no doubt frantically put together their application as quickly as possible.

Yesterday, the nationwide search came to an end with New Delhi based band Guillotine, a progressive metal act, being picked to open for the metal giants. The lucky 5-piece band will be warming up the 30,000 strong crowd expected to attend "the gig of the year" with Biffy Clyro and of course Metallica.

"Over 250 bands participated in the competition, either by uploading their video link on www.talenthouse.co.in or by mailing us their video entries. A jury comprising one member from Talenthouse India, one member from MTV India and one member from Noise Associates went through every entry to shortlist the top 25," said a Talenthouse spokesperson.

Eight bands were nominated for a four part TV show on MTV, who further competed for the title. The winners were declared by a jury comprising of Anushka Manchanda, Nitin Malik, Clinton Cerejo, Ehsaan Noorani and Dhruv Ghanekar.

The Eight bands that took part in the final stage were:

  • Barefaced Liar
  • Blakc
  • Boomarang
  • Evergreen
  • Guillotene
  • Modern Mafia
  • Still Waters
  • Vinyl Records



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