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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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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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Karnivool to perform at Saarang- IIT Madras

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Keeping up with their tradition of bringing down top notch rock and metal acts every year, IIT Madras recently announced that the 2015 edition of Saarang will be headlined by prog rock/ metal act, Karnivool. This will be Karnivool’s first time in Chennai. This Australian act has received major critical acclaim for establishing the Australian rock and metal movement. They[…]

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Insurrection V.3 – A review

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After months of anticipation and last minute changes, the third edition of Insurrection finally took place on Sunday, 15th June, at Bak Bak Bar in Bangalore. Organized by Sound Awake, the gig promised a diverse line up including an international headliner- Underside from Nepal. It was an exhausting gig, in a positive and negative sense, but mostly worth our while.[…]

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Ten from Twenty Thirteen

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My top 10 metal singles released in 2013   While the rest of the metal world goes into virtual war arguing about the best albums released over the course of the year, I decided to get a little more specific. I’ve listed down ten songs that I think were among the best to be released in 2013. And I chose[…]

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Architects to headline IIT Saarang 2014

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It’s the return of metalcore at live shows the coming January 2014, as Architects will headline IIT Madras’ festival Saarang 2014, at the ‘Rock Show’. Though the Brighton boys are primarily a metalcore band, they don’t stick only to that genre, and some of their songs evidently have influences from mathcore and also the punk influenced hardcore. The band is[…]

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Threinody releases music video for Existential Schism

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Bangalore thrash metallers Threinody, who recently made a massive comeback at Evilution, have just released a music video for their single “Existential Schism”. Though the track by itself isn’t very new, and previously featured on their E.P. ‘Trimetallicthreinonide‘, the video footage seems to be more recent. It has been filmed at live shows and in their studio, and doesn’t feature their[…]

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Evilution: Gig Review

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It suddenly seems to be gig season in Bangalore, with four continuous weeks of metal gigs happening in and around the city. The latest of these was the much awaited Evilution. The USP of this gig was that it was the comeback show for many older Bangalore bands- Threinody, Neolithic Silence, and also in a way. Bhoomi. The show was[…]

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Sonic Doom: Gig Review

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It’s been a while since Bangalore saw a gig with a line-up as diverse as what we got in Sonic Doom. This happened at Ion Bar and Kitchen (the new metal venue in the city) on Sunday, 26th May. Apart from the variety of genres among those performing, there was also artwork on display, and a stand-up comedian who was[…]

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Bevar Sea releases lyric video for Motorhead cover

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Stoner/ Doom metal band from Bangalore- Bevar Sea, have just released a lyric video for their cover of Motorhead’s “Turn you round again”. The video is reminiscent of the formula they used for their track “Universal Sleeper”, but no complaints! Watch it here: Bevar Sea – Turn You Round Again (Lyric video) from srikanth panaman on Vimeo. This is the[…]

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