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Update : 2015-01-15 00:00:00
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Rock Strata: One Last Live

Rock Strata: One Last Live

The band Rock Strata,that had pioneered metal music in Bangladesh, performed their last live show titled �Rock Strata One Last Live� on Friday, January 9. There was a paradox of emotions among the fans as they were highly excited to see Rock Strata performing on the stage almost after two decades, while they were also sad to know that it was their last stage show. The fans and music lovers of the new generation were waiting to witness this legendary band�s performance with unimaginable anticipation. The event was organized by LiveSquare, sponsored by Modhumoti Bank Limited and powered by Mi Amore. It was 6.30 pm sharp. All the tickets were sold out and the venue of Krishibid Institute Auditorium was totally packed. As lights went out, people started to cheer out loud. A brief animation was shown and the venue went dark again. Finally the moment came when Mahbubur Rashid, the drummer of the band, took his position on the stage. One by one other members of Rock Strata also took the stage. The lineup was Imran Hussain (guitarist), Mainul Islam and Arshad Amin (bassist). They were accompanied by Jamshed, vocalist of Powersurge who was also one of the guest vocalists for the event. The other guest vocalists were Polash, Sufi, Shakib and Lincoln. It was definitely one of the most memorable events in the history of music in Bangladesh. The musicians performed their best and fascinated the audience present there. Though they performed a live show after more than two decades, they were able to hit every note in sync. The chemistry among the musicians on stage was fascinating. They were performing with the same old smile. Rock Strata with the five guest vocalists did songs from their first self titled album that was released in the 90�s and from their latest album �Notun Shader Khojay� which was released last year. Besides, they also did two cover songs namely �Holy Diver� by Dio and �Number of the Beast� by Iron Maiden. The audience was so excited that they sang along with the band members and kept cheering them. When the band did Artonad, fans screamed and burst into joy. The title song of the second album was greeted by the fans with absolute vibrant energy. �Rokte Bheja Mati� was the first song Rock Strata did with Jamshed. Arshad Amin did �Nirbashoney�. With Sufi from Arbovirus, they did Shamanno Dushwapno and Eituku Aasha. With Polash they did Mukti Dao, Kalo Raat, etc. Performance of Kalo Raat was so powerful that people asked each member of Rock Strata to do a solo. Mahbubur Rashid accepted their request and gave a powerful and electrifying drum solo that bewildered the audience. Due to time constraints, the other members could not perform solo. With Shakib from Cryptic Fate they did Shesh Ratri, Artonad, etc. With Lincoln from Artcell they did Notun Shader Khojay, Nuclear Shadhinota, etc. At the end, legendary guitarist Kamal from Warfaze took the stage with the band and performed Oshanti. It was such a powerful performance. The concert came to an end with the incessant screaming of the audience requesting the band to perform once again in the future.