Meghalaya Kids Professional Performance With Heavy Metal Band Delights Desi Metalheads


Some kids in Meghalaya could be seen becoming impromptu heavy metal artists and headbanging like the pros in a viral video circulating on social media. Although the exact time and location of the video is unknown, a Twitter user pointed out that it was filmed in Nongstoin. The musicians whose children appear to be attending the performance are said to be part of Thunder’s Cave, a heavy metal band from Meghalaya. News18 could not independently verify the time or location of the performance.

Sharing the video, one Twitter user wrote, “What I deeply admire about North East India is their commitment to heavy metal, across all age groups. I got in a cab in Shillong, Blackeyed Peas came on the radio, and a super old lady Khasi yelled “turn that shit up” [off] put on Iron Maiden or something”.

The chief minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma, also has a certain reputation as a metalhead. In 2020, a viral video showed Sangma playing iconic heavy metal band Iron Maiden’s “Wasted Years” from their 1986 album Somewhere in Time. “After a hectic 3 day Assembly session.. chilling out with some Iron Maiden stuff.. it’s been a while since I played so I guess a few mistakes…(sic)”, the Meghalaya CM said captioned the video.

The children’s video brings some joy amid the dire flood situation in Meghalaya. Last week, Sangma reviewed the worst affected district of South Garo Hills, where road communication via National Highway 62 was completely cut off, with more than 40,000 people affected at the time.

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