'In Lien of fault'
Hailing from the hills of Kandy, 'In Lieu of Fault' is surely a band
to reckon with. Cute vocalist Chris leads the pack with guitarists
Dashan, Dushan and energetic drummer Raveen.
Pic: Priyantha Hettige
Location: ‘The Lounge’
'In Lieu of Fault' formed their brotherhood officially in December
2006 when brothers Dashan and Raveen made friends with Chris in college.
The band has seen the involvement of two former members - guitarist
Stephan and bassist Sam - that took the band to the forefront during its
early hey days.
"We wanted a catchy name to call our band so we decided on 'In Lieu
of Fault' because it meant like in place or instead of fault," says
Chris. They play melodic death metal with elements of thrash and a hint
of Brutal Death.
They say, "It's difficult to get gigs together in Kandy because we
hardly have any sponsors or proper equipment but our crowd support is
They have a distinct style of sense with regard to the image on their
band, which exudes with their character and sheer metallic power.
They are hoping to release their EP in July and are at the moment
recording and working on material for it. Some of their numbers include
'Random Acts of Violence', 'Hertic', 'Screams of Consciousness',
'Apathy' and 'Erase'.
Top off the list, they are influenced by All That Remains, Behemoth,
Nile, Lamb of God and The Black Dahlia Murder among many others. They
hope to first make it in the Lankan metal scene and take their music to
greater heights eventually. Their potential is vast and they have every
inch the drive and courage to take their music to the next level.
"There are many bands coming out as wannabes but those who want to
make it should be serious about their music," highlights Dashan. "Practise
well and play original music and put your heart and soul into doing what
you like and then you will get off the ground," is their advice.
Parents of all the band members have been extremely supportive of
their work and they acknowledge KRM and the underground metal fanbase
for being so loyal.
"It's really good that most of our friends from the Colombo bands
come to support and play with us which we really appreciate," says
"We are happy that all us bands connect well," notes Chris. They aim
to help out younger upcoming bands to take it to the fore and will
remain true to the underground metal scene in Kandy.
Also, they thank Rasitha, Buwanaka, brother bands OCM, Merlock,
Forlorn Hope, Forsaken, FIH, Cannabis, Vishan, Izzy, Heresy and rock.lk.