Crystal and the Witches is a LIVE band based out of the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok. The band plays thrash metal music.
The three-piece band believes in playing original music rather than covers. The band was formed in 2006 by Diwash and Tenzing with their drummer from Kolkata and has played more than a hundred shows in various parts of India from 2006 to 2008.
The band was dissolved after Diwash went to Mumbai for his sound engineering degree from SAE Mumbai and Tenzing went to Bangalore to pursue his higher studies.
The band was again reformed at the end of 2013 when both got back home and shifted the band base from Kolkata to Gangtok with their new drummer, Thupden.
Some of the original compositions of the band are Disengage, Ocean, Trapped, and Circles.
The band is currently recording their music and plans to release an album soon.
- Diwash Rai – Vocals, Guitar
- Tenzing Loden Bhutia – Bass
- Thupden Bhutia – Drums
- Headlining Act at Campus Rock Idols, 2007
- Kolkata and East Zone Winners of Campus Rock Idols, 2006
- Headlining Act at Cal Underground Metal Fest, 2007
- Shark Tooth Festival, 2007
- Winners of North East Rockers, 2008