Mumbai: Two international music bands, from Iran and Canada, performed at the Royal Challenge Sikkim Music Festival held in Gangtok this evening.
Arsames, the Iranian band which describes its music as "ancient death metal" had Ali Madarshahi on vocals, Morteza Shahrami on guitars, Ahmad Tokalloualso on guitars, Rouzbeh Zourchang on bass and Saeed Shariat on drums.
"The Sikkim Music Festival 2010 is the first such festival being held in this part of the world, especially in North East India and we did not want to miss the opportunity to perform in such a music fest for the first time," the band members said while interacting with media-persons.
"Iranian people are quite unknown to the world, so we want to let the people and the world to know about our civilization. Above all, our music is traditional and we want the world to know us through our music," they added.
Avatara, the Canadian band with a huge fan base in India, also performed at the event.