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What to expect at Wacken Open Air 2017

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100 days to go for Wacken Open Air 2017, and the lineup looks massive for its 28th edition. Some of the big names include Megadeth, Accept, Amon Amarth, Kreator, as well as old timers like Status Quo, Alice Cooper, and the mighty Europe. The lineup also serves a great chunk of death metal this year including Morbid Angel, Memoriam, Nile,[…]

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FRAGARAK guitarists become first Indians to be endorsed by SCHECTER Guitars

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Arpit Pradhan and Ruben Franklin of the critically acclaimed death metal band FRAGARAK are now proudly endorsed by USA based Schecter Guitar Research. They’re the first Indian endorsees of the brand. Schecter Guitars boasts an artist roster of the likes Gary Holt, Pete Townshend, Jeff Loomis, Mark Knopfler, Ritchie Blackmore, Chris Poland, Synyster Gates and many others. Reuben uses a[…]

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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[…]

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

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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[…]

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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[…]

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EXCLUSIVE: Indian premiere of Polish black/thrash meisters WARFIST

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Headbangers India is proud to present the exclusive Indian premiere of Polish black/thrash meisters Warfist, under Godz Ov War Productions. Their sophomore album “Metal to the Bone!” is due for release on Friday, 4th November and we’re proud to present the band to our listeners in India. Since the debut EP HellTyrant Rising in 2008, the band has been crushing[…]

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Review: Wacken Open Air 2016

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Every year metalheads from all over the world travel to the Holy Land of Wacken. This year was the 27th edition of the world’s biggest heavy metal festival and like its slogan said, RAIN OR SHINE. Wacken and rain simply go hand in hand these days but that doesn’t make it any less fun. Day 0 (Tuesday) We started our[…]

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Ghost releases new single from their EP ‘Popestar’

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Papa Emeritus II and his masked nameless ghouls are back with a brand new track called “Square Hammer” from their new EP ‘Popestar’. The song is an “infectious little beast”, as a reviewer had rightly termed it, and is the only original in the new release, the tracklist of which is given below: Square Hammer (new) Nocturnal Me (Cover: Echo[…]

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When Cannons Fade…..

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Last year on the 14th of September, the death metal world unexpectedly lost one of the greatest drummers it has ever seen, at the young age of 38. Martin “Kiddie” Kearns, drummer extraordinaire at Bolt Thrower, lost his life exactly a year ago and left everyone saddened. Our thoughts go out to the family of Martin Kearns once again and[…]

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