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Girish and the Chronicles (GATC) is a Hard Rock/Melodic Rock/Heavy Metal band hailing from Sikkim, India. Formed in October 2009, the band is now based in Bengaluru, India. Renowned for their soaring vocals, electrifying live shows, and an authentic '80s Heavy Metal/Hard Rock sound, GATC has been a driving force in the Indian Hard Rock culture for over a decade.

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GATC has released notable albums, including "Back on Earth" (2014, Universal Music Group, India), "Rock The Highway" (2020, Lion's Pride, Denmark), and "Hail To The Heroes" (2022, Frontiers Records), which garnered international press mentions and a devoted following among classic Heavy Metal and Hard Rock enthusiasts.


Live Performances:

GATC has shared stages with renowned acts like Guns N Roses, Skid Row, Nazareth, Alter Bridge, Bullet for My Valentine, Hoobastank, Poets of the Fall, and Destruction. They also toured with Chris Adler of Lamb of God/Megadeth fame during his India performances. Notable international performances include the UrRock music fest in Switzerland, Zurbaran Rock fest in Spain, and Ur Rock Festival 2022 in Switzerland.


In 2023, GATC was special guests at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, where they shared the stage with rock legends Guns N' Roses. Their European Tour in 2023 featured performances in Switzerland, Spain, France, Belgium, and Dubai, sharing the stage with rock and metal giants like Alter Bridge, Bullet for My Valentine, Hollywood Vampires, and more.


Latest Releases:

GATC's recent releases include "Ride to Hell" and "Loaded," both in collaboration with Frontiers Music SRL.


Fan Reactions:

The band's music has received positive reactions from fans and critics worldwide, with mentions in renowned publications such as MetalSucks, Metal Injection, Rolling Stone India, and more. Their albums have earned high ratings and reviews from various international music outlets.



Girish Pradhan, the band's vocalist, is also a part of the international group Firstborne, alongside Chris Adler, James LoMenzo, and Myrone. Additionally, Pradhan has collaborated with rock legends Joel Hoekstra, George Lynch, Rowan Robertson, and others.


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International Press:

GATC has received acclaim from various webzines and magazines for their albums, including reviews and quotes from publications like MetalSucks, Metal Injection, Sonic Perspectives, Rolling Stone India, Heavy Paradise, and many more.


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Here are some quotes from various webzines:


“Indian Band Girish and The Chronicles doing Hair Metal Better Than Pretty Much Anyone Else” - MetalSucks


“This shit is tight, son. It sounds exactly like something Riki Rachtman woulda played on Headbanger’s Ball in the late ’80s or early ’90s, and I mean that in the best possible way” - Axl Rosenberg, MetalSucks


“India has been churning out some seriously awesome metal lately! Formed in 2009 by vocalist Girish Pradhan, Girish and The Chronicles (GATC) are known for their electrifying and energetic performances on stage. With a mixture of the sound of power ballads and the hard rock and that 80s classic metal sound, they give us a sound that not many bands today can capture.” - Metal Injection 


“When it comes to bands reviving the magic of the 80s, there is no one that does it like Girish and the Chronicles...

 ...This band is beyond refreshing because of their sincere dedication to authenticity, from the powerful vocals to the well rounded and just downright fun music.” - Corinne Westbrook, Metal Injection 


“The first thing that strikes the listener is the power and control of the vocals, delivering a versatile range of metal vocals from bubblegum glam to much rougher metal attitude. However, while the vocals are a showpiece to be sure, the real draw of GATC is the composition and well-rounded instrumental chops” - Sonic Perspectives - (8/10 Rating)


“Rock The Highway has a palette of flavors within the Metal genres to sample, and each track has something to offer.  Fans of Hair Metal, Meldoic Metal, and Progressive Metal should give GATC a listen.” - Metal Express Radio (9/10 Rating)


“It’s so obvious GATC found, (and stole) the book of Hair Metal secrets and followed its instructions to the T… and then some. “ - cgcmposcast 


“Across 13 songs that don’t bow down to any gimmicks and offer everything from glam metal to rock ‘n roll, frontman Girish Pradhan is at his soaring, pitch-perfect best.” - Rolling Stone India


"Screaming guitars, powerful and in-your-face vocals, a rhythm section solid as hell and some loud choruses enough to make you scream for more are the ingredients of this baby! - Heavy Paradise 


Many rock magazines,  listed GATC’s Rock the Highway in their lists of top Top Rock/Metal Albums of 2020. 

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