Fluff Paradox is a heavy metal band presently based in Delhi.
The band comprises of Vineet Matthew (Drums), Ram Gonmei (Bass), Azo (Guitar), Christopher (Guitar) and Houreilung Thaimei (Vocals).
One of the finalists at Hornbill International Rock Contest 2017 held at Dimapur, the band tags the Hornbill contest as the best performed stage. And as mentioned in indihut, the have also played at events like ‘Noise’ for the Needy, Heineken Battle of the Bands, ‘Augfest’
The band mostly active in the National capital region have released three major tracks and are experimenting with different metal styles currently to release more originals.
Eastern Mirror: When was Fluff Paradox formed? What inspired you to make music together?
Fluff Paradox: The band was formed in 2015. The common love for music, particularly the genre, and the passion to create a sound of our own inspires us to make music.
Eastern Mirror: How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?
Fluff Paradox: Some of us know each other for around a decade and some for a few years. We met mostly through common friends and gigs as each of us was playing in other bands prior to forming Fluff Paradox.
Eastern Mirror: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?
Fluff Paradox: We play metal. Currently, we are experimenting with the various forms in the genre but if you listen to ‘Under the Sun,’ ‘Lies’ and ‘Inglorious Heretics’ (our first 3 originals), you will hear more of groove metal style. However, like mentioned earlier, we are experimenting with different metal styles.
Our influences range from old school to contemporary metal bands like Megadeth, Metallica, Pantera, Lamb of God, Slipknot, Opeth, As I Lay Dying, Periphery, Veil of Maya etc.
Eastern Mirror: Your best-performed stage?
Fluff Paradox: That would be the Hornbill International Rock Contest 2017 at Dimapur, Nagaland. We were one of the finalists there.
Eastern Mirror: Which songs do you perform most frequently? Do you ever play any covers?
Fluff Paradox: We try to play our songs the most (obviously, right?). And yes, we enjoy playing covers! We’ve covered Pantera, Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, Opeth, Korn, Trivium, Rage Against the Machine and many more. So many awesome bands and music out there!
Eastern Mirror: Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?
Fluff Paradox: Each song is written collectively by the band. However, the lyrics are written (so far) by the vocalist (Houreilung). Just like the band’s style of music, themes of the songs also don’t resort to a particular topic. You will find songs talking about the meaning of life, God, devil, love, life, death, fear, joy, pain, politics, climate change, justice, corruption, Wonder Woman and so on. So, we’ll be talking about almost everything and anything.
Eastern Mirror: How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
Fluff Paradox: Initially, we were more into groove metal but we are more experimental now.
Eastern Mirror: What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Fluff Paradox: Not sure if we’re at a level from where we can advise others. We’d just like to encourage you all (fellow musicians) to not give up if you really love music and want to start a band. Then practice, practice and practice! And may the force, beauty and grace be with you!