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KRYPTOS release brand new music video and reveal new album details

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Literally, a metal fist in the air as the album cover. That’s how little of a doubt Bangalore‘s KRYPTOS want to leave regarding what their 4th full-length album Burn up the Night is going to be all about. This announcement was made today by their German label AFM Records who have finalized the release date to be September 23rd. The artwork is very[…]

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HELLOWEEN announced as headliners for Hornbill Festival, Kohima

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Announced on 25th August 2015, German power metal pioneers HELLOWEEN confirmed a headlining slot at the prestigious Hornbill Festival  in Kohima, Nagaland. The band is slated to play on the 7th of December 2015. They are currently touring extensively around the world in support of their 16th studio album My God-Given Right, released in May this year via Nuclear Blast Records. While this announcement hasn’t[…]

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KRYPTOS to tour Germany with DEATH ANGEL

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Bangalore’s old-school metal torchbearers Kryptos are continuing their sorties of Europe. This time around it may just be their biggest announcement yet. They have now confirmed a tour of Germany with thrash metal superstars Death Angel, from the United States. This tour comes on the back of a highly successful tour with Italian melodic black metal band Graveworm last year[…]

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XANDRIA to headline BITS-Pilani Hyderabad’s Pearl

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German symphonic metal band Xandria will be headlining the annual cultural festival Pearl at BITS-Pilani‘s Hyderabad campus on 14th March, having previously been headlined by acts such as Dark Tranquillity and Decapitated. The band will be managed by Orka Networks during this time, the events company that brought Gojira and Bloodshot Dawn to India, among other bands. Xandria released their 6th full-length album Sacrificium last[…]

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Blood & Iron sign global distribution deal with German record label

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Bangalore-based heavy/power metal band Blood & Iron are now signed with Pure Steel Records based in Germany. The deal is a worldwide distribution deal and hence their third album ‘Voices of Eternity‘ will now be re-released via this label for distribution across the globe. The album was released last year and features guest performances by Riju Dasgupta (from Albatross) and Middle Eastern artistes Youmni[…]

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Century Media Records co-owner passes away

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Oliver Withöft, co-owner of one of the most prominent heavy music labels in the world, has passed away at the age of 49. He had been fighting a serious illness that forced him to withdraw himself from daily management duties at Century Media Records. Withöft has been memorialized by many industry veterans along with musicians such as Nachtmystium‘s Blake Judd, who[…]

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Review: Wacken Open Air 2013

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It’s been more than 2 weeks since the Headbangers India crew got back from the 24th Wacken Open Air. The 2013 edition of the heavy metal ran for 4 days with over 120 bands from more than 25 countries (maybe more?) and today, when I think back, the first word that comes to me to describe the event is ‘overwhelming.’[…]

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Headbangers India at Wacken Open Air 2013

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Yes, that’s right! Headbangers India are official press partners for the legendary Wacken Open Air 2013 in Germany, where we will not only cover the event for our fans in India but also support our country mates Devoid and Kryptos as they rain hell over Germany. The 24th edition of WOA features Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Rammstein, Soilwork, Lamb of[…]

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Sodom pull out of Bangalore Open Air 2013

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In a sudden twist of events that has left many an Indian thrash metal fan completely gutted, German thrash metal band Sodom have pulled out of Bangalore Open Air, scheduled to take place later today. This is especially saddening considering how close a time to the festival’s events this took place at: Due to solid problems we are forced to[…]

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