LILIAC from the USA and ABOUT US from Nagaland India would be performing for the Revival of Classic Rock in Manipur.
By Sanjoo Thangjam
This festival will be LILIAC’S 1st international performance out of the USA. And as for ABOUT US – they are one of the finest upcoming Rock Artists from Nagaland in the North East, India – band of the North East with international standards.
The ‘First Family of Rock’, a 5-piece siblings hard rock band from Los Angeles, USA
Have you, head bangers of Manipur ever heard of the well known band called “LILIAC”, which literally means “bat” in Romanian – a 5-piece family Rock/Metal band from Los Angeles USA?
What is so unique and intriguing about “LILIAC”?
It is the bond that the siblings share; they, the talented siblings grew up with one musical instrument each, and started from street plays where they occupied themselves and played at Santa Monica pier every weekend.
Yes! This band is very empowering as it is a female fronted band that brought live and subsists to a unique genre of music – “Vamp Metal”.
Their hard work along with the constant support of their father Florin Cristea took them to great places and social media platforms. They also made it to National Television on a competition show called “World’s Best” on CBS and the famous America’s Got Talent on NBC.
From covering popular rock and metal songs to writing their own hook-heavy original lyrics and material, the band has ignited the light and spark in every youngsters of today and this is evident when the band’s first EP “Chain of Thorns”(2019) hit #1 on Amazon’s best seller for rock music charts.
Sold out shows along with diehard fans made their first North American tours a grand success.
The band is currently working for their first ever original album, which consists of 13 breath-taking masterpieces. The good news is that LILIAC is going to be here in Imphal, Manipur, India to set the stage on fire predominantly to inspire, to empower and to show their enthusiasm to the lovers of heavy metal music inclusive of the youths and the aged, on the road to fly high like them, the “LILIAC”.
The members of “About Us” came together in the winter of 2019. The members, after spending the preceding 15 years in various bands and projects came together and launched to set off on to embark on immense achievement in their journey.
Their debut album captures the diversity of their combined musical tastes, which range from AOR to hard rock to metal and more.
Later in December 2020, the band released its first single, “Loaded Love,” and in April 2021, their debut music video, “Gimme Gimme.”
Within a short period of time, their music video attracted close to 500,000 viewers and this marked the beginning of their flourishing singing career.
The song thrived and subsequently won two consecutive awards in the Best Rock category, at the MG Nagaland Music Honors (June 23, 2021) and the Music Awards of Nagaland (October 16, 2021).
By 2021, ABOUT US have released their own self-titled debut album in their native terra firma and yet again released their second music video titled “Right Now.”
Subsequently, the band eventually made their way to Frontiers Music Srl, who was left with no other choice but to admire and show consideration for the band for their avant-garde approach to the melodic rock genre.
When “About Us” self-titled’ first album arrives later this year with a grand global release, gear up and fasten your seatbelts for “About Us” is about to steal the show.
DATE: 5th of November: Phase 1 headliner – “ABOUT US” from Nagaland, India
DATE: 6th of November: Phase 2 headliner – “LILIAC,” from Los Angeles, USA
VENUE: Luwangpokpa Multi Sports Complex, Luwangsangbam, Imphal,Manipur
Online ticket available at mayflos.in