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Dave Lombardo asked to leave Slayer?

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Earlier today, this message was posted publicly by the official Facebook page of Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo: Statement From Dave Lombardo Regarding Slayer Australian Tour 2013 I want to personally apologize to all of our fans in Australia who have bought tickets for the tour expecting to see me in my usual place on the drums. So that you all[…]

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Inner Sanctum part of Burning Sea 2013 Festival in Croatia

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Bangalorean death/thrashers Inner Sanctum have officially been announced as part of the highly all-star line-up at a one-of-a-kind beach metal festival called Burning Sea in Croatia this year. The event’s headliners are King Diamond and Iced Earth, being supported by such giants as Overkill, Destruction, Candlemass and Amorphis. Here’s hoping that the Croats never forget Inner Sanctum.

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Heretic release debut album ‘Words to Epilogues’

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Chennai-based progressive rock/metal quintet Heretic released their debut effort ‘Words to Epilogues’ on 22nd December 2012. The album features 9 tracks of alternative/progressive metal. The album can be purchased from the OK Listen! website for just Rs 99. The band also recorded a music video for the track ‘Thoughts’. View it right here on Headbangers India! Support the scene!

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Review: The Indian Metal Festival, 2012

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The great metal weekend has just wrapped itself up. In a once in a lifetime occurrence, two major international bands headlined two major metal festivals, happening in the same city and at the same time, at different venues. Some headed for Testament at NH7 Weekender in Bangalore, and the rest, like me, chose to attend the Indian Metal Festival, headlined[…]

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Megadeth to play at Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Delhi

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Megadeth have confirmed via their official twitter account that they are going to play at the Bacardi NH7 weekender in Delhi on October 14th, 2012. Supporting them will be Indian metal acts such as Bhayanak Maut, Scribe, Undying Inc, Solstice Coil and Delhi Metal Project. More information can be found at http://nh7.in/weekender/ncr/

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Gojira to headline Indian Metal Festival this December

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French progressive-metal outfit Gojira are set to headline the Indian Metal Festival on December 15, Bangalore. Although the venue hasn’t been finalized yet, it is most likely that it shall be the same as that for the LoG gig, i.e. Clark Exotica. The day-long event will be co-headlined by Cerebral Bore (who have visited India previously), and supported by Lebanese thrashers Inner Guilt,[…]

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Heathen Beast unveil ‘Contaminating The Ganges’ video

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Mumbai based self styled ‘atheistic black metal’ act Heathen Beast have uploaded a video for their song “Contaminating The Ganges” on their youtube channel. A brutally real video aimed at addressing a brutally real problem, be sure to check it out, along with the lyrics posted underneath. Video by Akash Dwivedi.

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Hellwind- New old school metal supergroup from Mumbai

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The nods to the old school seems to have been on a rise in India thanks to new releases by Albatross and Kryptos, but now another great quintet has ‘risen from the ashes’ of past bands such as Zephyr and Apollonian Quest, bringing you Hellwind. The band’s line-up is as follows (with innovative duties spelled out): Akshay Deodhar – The[…]

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Heathen Beast announce new EP details

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Mumbai-based black metal band Heathen Beast have released the name and cover artwork of their latest EP, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Ayodhya Burns’. Titled as ‘The Drowning of the Elephant God’, the cover is exactly that: a photo of the annual immersion ritual of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh. The EP will be released on 23rd May 2012 and its[…]

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Solar Deity streaming new track ‘Snowless’ on bandcamp

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Barely 3 weeks have passed since their debut release, and Solar Deity have released yet another single up for streaming on their bandcamp page. As opposed to their debut effort, this track is less of orthodox black metal and more of a mid tempo/atmospheric approach to the genre. DSBM enthusiasts, lap it up. http://solar-deity.bandcamp.com/track/snowless Lyrics and other artwork. – http://mehtakyakehta.com/2012/04/22/snowless/

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