Mohanik from Mongolia — one of the festival’s headliners — released a video about V-ROX 2014. Mohanik is a “Mongolian Contemporary Rock” band formed in 2004 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Current members Davaajargal, Enerelt and Tsogt were classmates in middle school and formed the band to enter their school talent show. The band named itself “Mohanik” after the word “Mechanic” was miswritten.
Although the band was formed in 2004, they started writing their own material by 2009. The band refers the years between 2004-2010 development period. Early music written by Mohanik were mainly pop-punk and easy style. The band believes their second album “Mohanik at Amarbaysgalant” is a reflection of the development, intensity, seriousness and maturity of the members individually and as a band.
Mohanik describes the meaning of their band name as “It is a given name, and has no direct meaning, but our music, lyrics, the feeling, and the emotions you get from our music represent the name”. Mohanik finished two studio albums so far, the latest being “Mohanik at Amarbayasgalant” which was recorded outdoors live at a monastery in northern Mongolia.