Preview: Hellfest 2017

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Like every year, I look at the Hellfest lineup and think, “where do I begin.” Tickets go on sale as early as October (and in limited supply at the festival the previous year) and then the waiting game starts. Unfortunately, the festival sells out in a few weeks before the announcement of the lineup. The first major announcement was Aerosmith[…]

Radio City Freedom Awards 4.0, Call for Entries! Register Now!

1 Comment Blog International News Latest News Metal News Anand Bhaskar

It takes enormous amounts of gut and gumption to support and nurture something that’s led purely by passion and barely any profitable. What I’m talking about is independent music. In a country that’s mostly dominated by film music (Bollywood for most of the country and Tollywood, Kollywood, Sandalwood and Mollywood for the southern states), independent musicians have gone through hell[…]

IIT Bombay: The day the ‘Livewire’ shorted

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For any rock/metal fan in India, this time period (between November and March) is well known to be the college festival season. Among the most popular of them is Livewire, the rock competition/festival of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai (part of their cultural festival Mood Indigo). However, this year, tunes were marred by mismanagement at a gigantic level. We spoke[…]