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SOILWORK and PROVIDENCE announced for Bangalore Open Air 2016

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Swedish melodic death metal veterans Soilwork and Indian ‘gamer’ metallers Providence are the first acts that have been announced for this year’s edition of Bangalore Open Air, India’s largest open air metal festival. Soilwork have earned a mammoth reputation for themselves as consistent torchbearers of the Swedish melodic death metal movement while Providence have earned a reputation for their refreshingly ‘nerdy’[…]

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Nominees in the ‘Metal’ category at the Radio City Freedom Awards announced

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On 16th February, Radio City announced the nominees for their annual Freedom Awards. This year saw all of NINE nominations in the ‘Best Metal Artist’ category, spanning cities across India. The nominees are as follows, VOTE for your favourite:   BHAYANAK MAUT– ‘Now Creation. Forever Destruction’| Man INNER SANCTUM– ‘Guardian’| Legions Awake AMORPHIA– ‘The Lieber Code’ AGAINST EVIL– ‘War Hero’| Fatal Assault ALBATROSS–[…]

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Ghost wins Grammy for Best Metal Performance

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Metal isn’t for everyone, and the reception it got at the Grammys night on the 16th of February 2016 was proof to this! Ghost won the award for Best Metal Performance for ‘Cirice’ which was received with hardly any applause, and an almost awkward silence. Frontman Papa Emeritus made a brief acceptance speech where he said “A nightmare has just[…]

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Review: Party.San Open Air 2015 – Hell Is Here

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Music festivals can be strenuous. Camping in tents, lack of proper nutrition, lack of proper sanitation and unrelenting weather conditions. Sounds almost like a mountain climbing expedition. When you’ve already been to a few festivals over the summer, the only thing you want to do on a free weekend is sit at home, probably Netflix and chill (literally or otherwise)[…]

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Top 13 Tracks of 2015: Headbangers India staff picks

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The year is new again. It is time for use to look back on the year that was in terms of metal and release another staff pick list. This time, we chose to have everyone pick 13 tracks instead of albums because while the experience of a good album is undeniable, there are often songs that stand out so tall[…]

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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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A Legend Is Gone – R.I.P Lemmy Kilmister

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The badass in heavy metal, founding member and frontman of Motorhead- Lemmy Kilmister, passed away today. He was 70 years old. In a statement posted to Facebook, Motörhead wrote, “There is no easy way to say this… our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease[…]

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Review: Wacken Open Air 2015

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“Blasting The North – rain or shine!” Wacken’s slogan hasn’t changed in a long time. In the last two years that Headbangers India have been press partners at the festival, it was pretty much shine and shine as the sun beat down upon us from dawn to dusk for 4 days in a row. 2016 was different. A day before[…]

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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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Review: Rockavaria 2015

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It is not every day that you come across a festival that has a splendid mix of rock, punk and metal. Rockavaria promised exactly that, and how they delivered. Spread over three days, Rockavaria was held for the first time at the Olympiastadion in Munich, the venue for the 1972 Olympic Games. The Main Stage at the Olympic Arena used[…]

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