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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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Alas! Behemoth is upon India…

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After a forgettable debacle involving the cancellation of the Indian Music Conference (2nd time in a row), Polish black mass meisters Behemoth have decided to give a second shot at playing on Indian shores. Come September 24th, you will get to see them play at the 4th Edition of the Deccan Rock festival. They will be headliners at the festival, which will feature rising stars of[…]

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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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JUDAS ANCESTRY undergo massive overhaul

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Guwahati’s Judas Ancestry, who have been silent for the past few months after releasing a few symphonic black metal tracks in the past, have just gone through a massive reshuffle of their line-up. Here is an official announcement via their Facebook page: This is to inform everyone that Hillol Choudhury, Rohil Talukdar, Sumon Saikia, Rhittick Gogoi & Shantanu Baishya have choose[…]

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HEATHEN BEAST refuse to let anyone forget ‘The Carnage of Godhra’

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Mumbai’s seemingly slumbering black metal enigma Heathen Beast have today released their new music/lyric video for the title track of their upcoming EP The Carnage of Godhra.  The video contains media clips about the horrific communal riots that took place in 2002 in the hitherto peaceful Gujarati city, emphasised further by brutally honest lyrics. Watch the new video and keep[…]

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HEATHEN BEAST unveil details about upcoming EP

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  India’s forerunners of black metal blasphemy Heathen Beast, have released the cover and rear artwork of their upcoming third EP, provocatively titled The Carnage of Godhra. If the title and artwork leave any stone unturned regarding the questions that this EP could be raising, the tracklisting definitely compensates for them: The Carnage of Godhra Ab ki Baar, Atyachar Gaurav[…]

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DEMONIC RESURRECTION confirmed for Metaldays Slovenia 2015

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The now household name in Indian metal, Demonic Resurrection, have been confirmed as part of the line-up for Slovenia‘s cult festival Metaldays, which takes place in the town of Tolmin. The festival lasts for an entire week (19th to 25th July this year) and this edition features a host of giant names, a fraction of them being the likes of[…]

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Headbangers India Staff Picks: Top 13 albums of ’14

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The year 2014 is clearly over, but it left in its wake several metallic gems that some of us writers just can’t get over. This year was especially eventful as it saw several top-tier titans returning with new albums, a lot of new promise emerging from different bands around the world and yet, disappointment also abounded as familiar faces quit[…]

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Impiety announces return to Indian shores

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Singapore’s black/thrash titans Impiety have announced a return to the Indian subcontinent. The tour, that is christened the ‘Heretical Decimation India & Bangladesh Tour 2014‘, will see the band playing a date in Dhaka, Bangladesh followed by 2 dates in India, later this year in November. The band had played earlier this year in Bangalore at the Trendslaughter Fest as the headlining act. The band also went on tour[…]

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