Gangtok, 23 Jun:
Sikkim’s Girish Pradhan has scored big becoming a member of the new international band First borne which has heavy metal legends Chris Adler and James LoMenzo, both former members of Megadeth as well as well-known guitarist, Myrone.
Chris Adler is a Grammy winning American metal drummer from Richmond, Virginia. Chris founded Lamb of God in 1994 and helped usher in what critics have dubbed the "New Wave of American Heavy Metal." Lamb of God’s discography with Chris includes multiple Gold records and Platinum DVDs as well as 5 Grammy Nominations.
Firstborne features Girish Pradhan on vocals and guitar, Myrone on guitar, James LoMenzo on bass, and Chris Adler on drums.
Chris Adler had met and shared the stage with Girish during a six-week clinic tour of India in the fall of 2019. After the first show of the clinic Tour, Adler immediately called Myrone, noting he’d “struck gold” in their search for a singer for the yet unnamed project, a press release informs.
“GirishPradhan is the glue that united FIRSTBORNE. Pradhan on vocals represents an almost unprecedented international collaboration,” the release states.
Firstborne will make their live debut in 2021 appearing at several international festivals and tours being scheduled/rescheduled now.
The band has released its first EP named after the band which includes 5 songs and two lyric videos. The EP marks the acclaimed drummer’s first dedicated band release since his departure from Megadeth and Lamb of God. A second EP is well underway with a Fall 2020 release planned.
The debut EP from Firstborne is now available at Bandcamp and across all streaming services like spotify, itunes, etc.
The band has also sourced an exclusive arrangement with Rare Records CEO Doug Bear in Australia for a limited release of the EP on 12” colored vinyl, CD and cassette.