Named after the fearless Greek who was burnt alive for voicing his opinions, the band Heretic too believes in speaking out fearlessly and thinking out of the box, standing their ground. They are a four piece metalcore band from Cochin. They are rated among the best bands from Kerala. Apart from being the runners-up at the prestigious Kingfisher Kerala Rocks Competition 2006-2007, they were shortlisted among seven bands from all over India to play at the famous rock festival of June Rock Out 2007 at Bangalore. Their next appearance was at The Great Indian October Fest 2007 at Bangalore playing alongside famous bands such as Motherjane and Thermal and a Quarter. Other gigs include headlining act at Yamaha RoXX. Apart from concentrating on original music, they cover bands such as System of a Down, Slipknot, Mudvayne etc. In The 2007-08 version of Kingfisher Kerala Rocks, Heretic emerged as the Best Kerala Band and Second in the festival comprising 42 bands.
The band is currently in the studio recording its maiden album at AISE Studios, Cochin. The members of Heretic are Abhijit Namboodiripad on guitars, Akhil Unnikrishnan on vocals, Arpith Easo Samuel on drums and Ben Sam on bass.
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