refers to rock music
culture of Nepal.
The history of rock music in Nepal goes back to the 70s/80s when there were numerous acts influenced by westerners as The Beatles
, the Who
, the Grateful Dead
, the Rolling Stones
, Pink Floyd
In 1993, Cobweb from Patan released their debut album, which showcased their heavy metal and classic rock influences. Around late 90’s, a few songs from the band Drishty (formed by Iman B. Shah while he was in USA) hit the FM airwaves in a few rock shows. It was probably the first ‘metal’ based ORIGINAL song by a Nepali band to get recorded and played on air. While in USA, Drishty recorded two albums in the bedroom studio setup by Iman B. Shah himself, but sadly, none of the albums were formally released. Mukti and Revival, which consisted one of the most senior rock/blues musicians, also released “Kalanki Ko Jam” in 2000. In the same period, Robin n Looza: also made it big in the rock scene.
There were of course already lots of other regular as well as “one gig” bands that were doing metal covers live. During the early and mid 90s, few Iron Maiden songs and Diamond Head
’s "Am I Evil
" were concert staples. Almost every hard rock show would have those two songs played by at least one band. It’s too bad that many such bands have never been documented properly.
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