Symphonic Eternity is a band comprising students of Octavium’s Music Academy. Their music is progressive rock/metal and they compose and play their own songs, with the occasional cover for their sound checks during live performances.
Symphonic Eternity started off with Rohan, Anagh and another Octavium student with
‘Metal Dragons’ as their name for Octavium’s 1st Anniversary Celebrations in April 2014.
Anagh & Rohan continued to jam afterwards and Anish joined them for another recital
in August that year, as ‘Diffusion’. It soon became apparent that the band was making & playing music well beyond the ages of the band members.
They started taking their music seriously as a band & Vijay joined them in February 2015 and the band changed their name to Symphonic Eternity which means Music Forever, according to them. Symphonic Eternity has performed at NLSU’s Strawberry Fields, IIT
Chennai’s ‘Saarang’, IIM Bangalore’s Unmaad, Vodafone’s Bangalore Bicycling Marathon 2015, Bangalore Open Air, Central’s Battle of Bands, and a few other gigs.!
Rohan started his musical journey, seven years ago as a five year old, learning to play the guitar. He continues his learning under the tutelage of Bruce Lee Mani. Rohan has written all the songs that the band plays.
Rohan’s favourites are Lamb of God, As I lay Dying, Children of Bodom, Bullet For My Valentine & Metallica. His guitar heroes are Steve Vai, Joe Satrian, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso, Mark Norton & Willie Adler.
Anish Mukund, 13yrs - Guitar:
Anish learns Western Classical Guitar from Himanshu Gautam at Octavium’s Academy and loves to play heavy rock and metal otherwise. Anish has begun songwriting and the band has started building on his work. Anish has strong classic rock influences and his favourite bands are: Dragon Force, Metallica, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Iron Maiden,
Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath & Judas Priest. Marty Friedman, Mark Morton, Ritchie Blackmore, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen are his guitar idols.
Vijay Ganesan, 13yrs - Bass:
Vijay learns contemporary guitar from Himanshu Gautam at Octavium’s Academy. He is also a student of Carnatic Vocals and has learned to play the keyboard as well. He loves the sound of the electric bass and has chosen it as his instrument for the band.
Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, System of a Down, Sinister Gates, Kurt Kobain, Randy Rhodes, Dave Mustaine are Vijay’s musical favourites.
Anagh Nayak, 11yrs - Drums:
Anagh started learning the keyboard at home when he was eight years old. He moved to the piano at Octavium’s Academy a little over two years ago and then made the switch to drums some months after. He learns from Rohit P S.
Anagh’s favourite bands are Porcupine Tree, Metallica, Lamb of God & Dragon Force. His role model is Gavin Harrison and his other drum heroes are Jojo Meyer, Marco Minnemann and his mentor Rohit.