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SKULL FIST confirm their slot at Bangalore Open Air 2016

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Canadian heavy metal puritans SKULL FIST have confirmed an appearance at this year’s edition of India’ biggest metal festival, Bangalore Open Air, on the 9th of June. The band will kick off their Asia tour  with this festival and are now the 2nd confirmed headliners at the festival, after SOILWORK. This will be the band’s first ever show in India.[…]

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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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Kryptos to play BOA prior to their European tour

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Visa issues have cropped up again, and the Bangalore Open Air team has just announced that Cadaver Mutilator is out of the line-up for this year’s show. However, Kryptos will be taking their place at the gig, and this will be their last gig before they head out for their biggest European tour yet. The band will be hitting the[…]

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Bangalore Open Air 2014 line-up announced

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The third edition of the much talked about Bangalore Open Air returns and this time sees yet another Teutonic thrash band, this time it’s the mighty Destruction. The line up also features  Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ and Italian death metal band Cadaver Mutilator. Supporting these bands will be The Down Troddence, Bangalore’s mighty old timers Threinody Kolkata’s Armament[…]

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Plague Throat wins Wacken Metal Battle (India)

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Shillong-based death metal band Plague Throat has just been declared the winner of Wacken Metal Battle (India). The final leg of the competition is currently taking place at Vapour, Bangalore. Other bands competing were Theorized, Orion, Perpetual Void and Noize Akademi. Apart from the bands in the competition, the gig features performances by Bevar Sea, The Down Troddence, Eccentric Pendulum,[…]

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Bangalore Open Air kicks off crowd funding with ‘Keep Metal Alive’

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Indian metalheads might just create history this year. They will fund what is termed ‘Asia’s largest metal festival’- Bangalore Open Air, in an effort to prove that we do not need sponsors or promoters to keep metal alive! The crowd funding campaign is being spearheaded by the man behind B.O.A.- Salman U. Syed- well known metal DJ, event organizer and[…]

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Theorized join BOA line up

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Bangalore based thrash/progressive metal band Theorized are a last minute entry to Bangalore Open Air festival happening on June 16th, this Saturday. The band is the last on the list that boasts of names like Kryptos, Dying Embrace, Bevar Sea, Albatross and 1833 A.D. Be there to witness the Metal Battle that takes place in the morning as well.

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Dying Embrace to perform at Bangalore Open Air

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The increasingly exciting line up of the Bangalore Open Air festival scheduled for this June brings in one of the most pivotal acts in Indian metal. Dying Embrace, formed in 1991 and resurrected in 2011 shall grace BOA with their auspicious presence. The line up consisting of the legendary Vikram Bhat and Jimmy Palkhivala also features Deepak Raghu on drums[…]

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