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FRAGARAK guitarists become first Indians to be endorsed by SCHECTER Guitars

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Arpit Pradhan and Ruben Franklin of the critically acclaimed death metal band FRAGARAK are now proudly endorsed by USA based Schecter Guitar Research. They’re the first Indian endorsees of the brand. Schecter Guitars boasts an artist roster of the likes Gary Holt, Pete Townshend, Jeff Loomis, Mark Knopfler, Ritchie Blackmore, Chris Poland, Synyster Gates and many others. Reuben uses a[…]

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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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When Cannons Fade…..

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Last year on the 14th of September, the death metal world unexpectedly lost one of the greatest drummers it has ever seen, at the young age of 38. Martin “Kiddie” Kearns, drummer extraordinaire at Bolt Thrower, lost his life exactly a year ago and left everyone saddened. Our thoughts go out to the family of Martin Kearns once again and[…]

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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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GODLESS, new death metal act from Hyderabad to release debut EP

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From Hyderabad, India emerge Godless, a new death metal band formed by members of Skrypt, Shock Therapy, and Eccentric Pendulum. Promising a new sound, None other than Joe Haley of Psycroptic (Australia) fame has mixed and mastered their debut EP, in addition to doing a guest solo on this debut album. A statement from the band reads: We are proud to[…]

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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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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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INNER SANCTUM announce all-star guest appearances on ‘Legions Awake’

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Bangalore’s Inner Sanctum are really compensating well for the past few years of musical silence. After releasing what was probably the best lyrics video ever made for an Indian metal band and playing at INFERNO Festival in Norway, the band have announced the following names of guest guitar players on their upcoming album Legions Awake: No doubt the band is going[…]

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SYCORAX announce debut album, reveal artwork

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  Darjeeling extreme metal band Sycorax have announced the release of their debut full-length album Sycotherapy and have set June 2015 as the planned month of release. They have revealed quite a fantastic piece of art as their album cover, created by Jean Michel. The band is currently touring the North-east so make sure you catch them in a city near you!

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