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A new GODLESS endeavour

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Twin-city-based bone crushers Godless have just released their 1st music video, for the song ‘Oneiros’. The song was part of their hugely successful debut EP Centuries of Decadence, which was recorded with new vocalist Kaushal LS. The band features members from both Hyderabad and Bengaluru. The EP is available for streaming online through all major streaming services, as well as up for sale on their website. Catch the band live[…]

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New Delhi’s FRAGARAK release brand new single

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‘In Rumination II- Reflections’ is the title of progressive death metal band Fragarak‘s new single, released as a motion graphics video. True to progressive form, the song is a roller coaster ride of a dark marriage between the esoteric and the innovative, clocking at over 11 minutes in duration. The song will feature on their upcoming 2nd studio release, which bears the[…]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Radio City Freedom Awards, 2015

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The history of music is peppered with incidents of artistes freeing themselves from the clutches of oblivion to break out into the mainstream. One can cite many artistes across genres that are examples of this. Every country that has had a major artiste that was responsible for the popularity of a particular genre or a style of music inadvertently owes[…]

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