Indian Metal band Scribe's tribute to Mogambo

Oct 15, 2014, 07:24 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

City-band Scribe pays homage to Bollywood super villain Mogambo in their new album Hail Mogambo

Keeping up with the tradition of paying homage to Bollywood villains Indian Metal band, Scribe is at it again. This time, however, singing songs about the super villain, Mogambo and his other reel partners, who terrorised theatre screens in
the ’80s.

Music band Scribe
Members of the band Scribe

Titled Hail Mogambo, the album, features 13 tracks, offering what the band describes as a “grand opus of evil rising to power, and assuming total control of the world and its people”.

Prashant Shah

The album is Scribe’s first major release after their second album Mark of Teja, which was released in 2010.

Scribe’s guitarist, Prashant Shah says, “Hail Mogambo as a story picks up where Mark of Teja left off. The difference is that there is a bigger evil than Teja or the faction. Sonically, the difference is that it’s on a different tuning than our previous work, which dictates the mood of the album as well. It’s aggressive yet melodic. It has scattered breakdowns to grand flourishes.”

Shah adds that as opposed to the previous albums by Scribe, which took a few months to record and release, Hail Mogambo had been in the making for almost three years.

Active since 2005, Scribe has, over the years, built up its reputation as one of the most technically proficient bands on the Indian metal scene, winning several awards along the way, including the title of the best Metal band at the Independence Rock concert in 2007.

The band is currently touring all over India as part of their promotional tour for the album, and will be
performing in the city this Thursday. The album is available online on

On: October 16, 10 pm onwards
At: blueFrog, Mathuradas Mills compound, Lower Parel.
Call: 61586158

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