"Is it hard being a musician in India?" Every musician, irrespective of genre, has been asked this question at least once during a pre-show or a post-show interview.
The answer is always yes. It is hard being a musician in India, but to quote Bob Dylan, 'the times they-are-a (always) changing.' So is it possible in 2016?
Sahil Makhija, a member of 'Demonic Ressurection' and an avid Metalhead for many years now, is one of the more prominent figures in the country's Metal scene.
He is also a frequent vlogger, and has just come out with a video titled 'Can I make a living playing heavy metal music?', where he tries to figure out the math.
Taking a conservative estimate of a monthly salary of Rs 50,000 for a 34-year-old living in Mumbai, he asks if it is even possible to earn half of that money in a band.
Watch the video here.