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Ready to Fight: Fire In The Rodeo's Roaring Journey to Glam Metal Stardom



Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to be transported back to the golden era of the 80s, where big hair, flashy outfits, and powerful guitar riffs ruled the music scene. Welcome to the world of Fire In The Rodeo, a modern glam metal/hard rock band from the vibrant city of Joy, Kolkata, India.


Formed in early 2022, Fire In The Rodeo was the brainchild of lead vocalist Aviroop Basu, who had been mesmerizing audiences with his renditions of 80s classics on social media. His vision was to bring back the glorious sound of Glam Metal and Melodic Rock to the forefront, and he wasted no time in assembling the perfect team. Alongside Aviroop, the band boasts Suvojeet Das and Shambo Roy Choudhury on guitars, Dhritiman Som on drums, and Nilavro Ghosh on bass and backing vocals.


Their dedication to the genre and incredible live performances quickly caught the attention of rockers and metalheads all over Kolkata. Fire In The Rodeo has graced numerous local festivals, college shows, and independent rock and metal concerts, garnering a massive following and spreading their foot-stomping energy throughout the city.



Their second single, "Ready To Fight," released on 14th July 2023, is a heartwrenching ballad that will lift your spirits higher with each listen. Drawing influences from iconic bands like Mr. Big, Firehouse, Trixter, and Slaughter, the song takes you on a journey of unfulfilled love and hope. It's a testament to never giving up on your dreams, no matter how challenging the road may be.


But that's not all; Fire In The Rodeo has something even bigger in store for their fans. The band is currently recording their debut EP, and if their debut demo "Back For More" is anything to go by, it's going to be an explosive masterpiece. "Back For More" is a proper sleaze metal anthem that has already become a sensation on major streaming platforms.


The band's remarkable journey so far wouldn't have been complete without the recent addition of Shambo Roy Choudhury to their lineup. His expertise in sound engineering, mixing, and mastering has taken their music to new heights, making Fire In The Rodeo a force to be reckoned with.



What's even more impressive is that all the band members are juggling their passion for music alongside their day jobs. Aviroop is a Senior Software Developer, Shambo and Nilavro work for prestigious companies in different fields, and Dhritiman is living the dream as a full-time musician. Suvojeet, the young gun of the group, is balancing his college studies and musical ambitions with ease.


Fire In The Rodeo has already etched their name in Kolkata's music scene, headlining prestigious gigs and festivals, and even being the first band to bring true glam metal vibes to college fests. Their electrifying performances have also led to sharing a stage with renowned musicians like Seth Blumberg and Shonar Bangla Circus during the March of The Sentinels concert.


As the band eagerly awaits the release of their debut EP, they remain open to collaborations with any bands from the 80s or those dedicated to the glorious era of Glam Metal. For them, it's about keeping the spirit of true and pure 80s music alive and roaring!


So, if you're looking to immerse yourself in the raw power of Glam Metal and let your spirits soar with melodic rock ballads, Fire In The Rodeo is the band to follow. Find their latest track "Ready To Fight" on all major streaming platforms, and join the ever-growing tribe of rockers and metalheads celebrating the resurgence of this timeless genre. Let Fire In The Rodeo ignite your soul with their blazing music!

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