Pentagram is getting back together and we can’t keep calm! The Indian rock/electronica band (Formed in 1994) moulded the Indian independent music approach before the band went on an unknown hiatus in November 2014. The four-piece band included Vishal Dadlani (vocalist), Randolph Correia (guitarist), Papal Mane (bassist) and Shiraz Bhattacharya (drummer).
Regarded as one of the pioneers of Indian independent music, the band had “differences-in-opinions” that time. However, after three years, the band is getting back with the same line-up for an appearance. According to Vishal Dadlani’s Instagram post, we are guessing that they will make the comeback at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Pune on 10 December 2017!
According to the band, they’d never left. There have been hints of a return, something that was always brushed off by the band, saying that they had no idea when and what would happen. Now, suddenly, without any sort of preamble, they’ve put themselves back in the limelight close to the Pune edition of NH7 Weekender. Also, there is a word of a new single in January 2018, which should lead to a new album later.
“We’ve stayed close, through our time off. Of course, we still have moments where we can’t stand each other, but for most of the time, we’re just as much a bunch of goofs out for a good time, as we’ve always been. We’re going to play hard like we always do. And then, once we take this first step, we’ll re-learn how to walk,” said Vishal Dadlani on behalf of the band.
Pentagram was the first Indian band to play at the Glastonbury Music Festival (2005). In addition, after the fourth album Bloodywood (2011, on Pentagram Music) the band was also halfway through for their fifth album when the hiatus was declared. We hope this time there is ‘No Turning Back’ for them.