Pin Drop Violence
If Mumbai (formerly Bombay) ever needed a hardcore metal band, then it needed it most in the year-end of 2000. The scene was said to be stale and needed more 'heavier' music. Enter Pin Drop Violence: the realization of a vision shared by Pradeep Miranda and P-Man. Immediate roping-in of members started and every kind of playing platform was taken up. After 7 long years, the present roster is Pradeep Miranda on vocal duties, Mithun Poojari 'GridKid' on guitars, P-Man on bass and Virendra Kaith 'Virus' on drums.
Bringing live energy to the stage was all but natural for the band. Gut-crunching, low-tuned riff backed by growls and groove element s were on the menu. The concept that 'seeing is believing but hearing makes you a believer' was on the band's mind when they stepped in the studio to record their debut album Compose...Oppose...Dispose released through 'OML Records' and distributed by Sony Music (India). PDV released its second album Right II Riot in 2007, which was released by 'Counter Culture Records'.
On the achievements front - the band's song Get 'em Off has been featured on the compilation Metal Alternativo 2 which was handled by 'Zero Records' in Spain. The video for their song In Dependence was aired on Channel V, since PDV had won the Channel VLaunchpad Competition in 2005. Competing at college levels and beyond, PDV gained accolades as best band as well as individual prizes for best vocalist and best drummer, and winning best drummer at the inaugural Jack Daniel's Indian Rock Awards 2007. The band finally got its first gig overseas when they played at Shamal 2006 in Dubai, UAE.