Sunday Jan 25th saw OPETH play a show in India for the first time at the Indian Institute of Technology’s Saarang festival in the city of Chennai. It was quite the experience as Mikael commented:
India was great and pretty ubvelievable at the same time. I mean, it’s so poor I couldn’t believe it. Where we went is the ‘real’ India, not Goa which is a tourist paradise more or less. We had a ‘hotel’ in a student type area as the Saraang festival was just around the corner from there. It was basically located in the middle of the woods and was a pretty simple affair. No hot water, no toilet paper, no soap, obviously no room service. But with that said, our chaperone took great care of us and fixed us whatever we needed. There were several monkeys hanging out with us at the hotel. They lived in the woods surrounding it and greeted us outside our doors every morning.
You can check out the full interview, the bands set list and some footage of their sound check over at BLABBERMOUTH.
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