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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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Radio City Freedom Awards, 2015

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The history of music is peppered with incidents of artistes freeing themselves from the clutches of oblivion to break out into the mainstream. One can cite many artistes across genres that are examples of this. Every country that has had a major artiste that was responsible for the popularity of a particular genre or a style of music inadvertently owes[…]

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Wacken Open Air announce last set of bands for 2016 edition

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Wacken Open Air have announced Motorhead, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake as the final set of bands on their annual Advent-Calender reveal, rounding up a well balanced mix of classic and modern metal at the 27th edition of the biggest metal festival in the world. Other bands include Iron Maiden (who will bring their ‘Book of Souls’ tour to the festival),[…]

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DEVOID and HALAHKUH announce member departures

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Maharashtrian thrash metal bands Devoid (Mumbai) and Halahkuh (Pune) have independently announced partings with respective members in the same week. Devoid announced earlier today that they were parting ways with their drummer Shubham Kumar via a Facebook post: It’s with a heavy heart that we part ways with our drummer who now is pursuing his career in Dubai and we[…]

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WHITENOIZ announce return

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Who remembers Whitenoiz, the “White/Heavenly Metal” band from Bangalore? They are officially back! And they are releasing an album, come December. Fantastic news, considering they were one of Bangalore’s best metal acts in the early noughties. The album “Sovereign Name”,   happens to be their debut effort at recording. The band has undergone line-up changes, but Sam John (vocals) and Godson[…]

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Demonic Resurrection reveal artwork for fourth album ‘The Demon King’

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Mumbai symphonic veterans Demonic Resurrection have unveiled the cover artwork for their forthcoming full-length album The Demon King.   The artwork has been done by Polish artist Michal ‘Xaay’ Loranc who designed the artwork for the last release as well. He has worked on other bands’ visual identities such as Reptilian Death, Nile, Behemoth and Vader in the past. The[…]

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Dying Fetus to play live in Shillong in June

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US death metal bludgeon trio Dying Fetus have announced a show in Shillong, Meghalaya on the 7th of June this year, after which they embark for dates in Russia and the UK. The performance will be at the first installment of Shillong Open Air and it will also be Dying Fetus’s first show in India ever. Fans who have waited[…]

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Kryptos parts ways with long-time rhythm section line-up, announces new line-up

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Jayawant Tewari and Ryan Colaco, responsible for the longest time for bass and drum duties with Bangalore’s Kryptos, have now left the band. The quartet released an official statement on Facebook this evening:   Greetings fellow metalheads. We have some major changes coming your way. The band has amicably parted ways with long standing members Jayawant Tewari and Ryan Colaco.[…]

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The Down Troddence Releases Album Art and Teaser

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The Down Troddence, folk-thrash/groove metal band hailing from Kannur, Kerala have released promo material for their debut album.  “How are You? We are Fine, Thank You” is the curiously-chosen title for this debut release. The album artwork has been created by upcoming artist Abhijith and the new logo for the band was designed by Wow Makers. The album consists of the following 10 tracks: 01.[…]

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Shashank Bhatnagar returns to Undying Inc.

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After months of searching for a new vocalist, Undying Inc’s remaining members decided to bury their differences with former vocalist Shashank Bhatnagar. The Delhi band is now back to being a quartet and are writing new material for their forthcoming EP. The EP will be recorded at Keshav Dhar (Skyharbor)’s studio. About the reunion with Shashank, bass player Reuben Bhattacharya[…]

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