Vinesh Nair came up with the moniker Vin Sinners in 1994 when penning an article about US rock heroes Guns n’ Roses for his student newspaper, before going on to pursue a career in advertising. Then 14 years later he suddenly decided to let out the rocker within, resurrecting his former byline and beginning work on his first album. Three years later and An Element of Surprise is finally ready for take-off, and will be launched at Metal Asylum’s Christmas bash, with support from Primo, The Fatangz, Hera and Echoes with Laughter. Dhs50. 9pm-3am, Friday December 23. Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza, Satwa (050 714 0427).