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What to expect at Wacken Open Air 2017

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100 days to go for Wacken Open Air 2017, and the lineup looks massive for its 28th edition. Some of the big names include Megadeth, Accept, Amon Amarth, Kreator, as well as old timers like Status Quo, Alice Cooper, and the mighty Europe. The lineup also serves a great chunk of death metal this year including Morbid Angel, Memoriam, Nile,[…]

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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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High Voltage- A gig dedicated to Classic Metal

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Cyclopean Eye Productions and Mahatobar Distribution have come together to organize a gig, the first of its kind, solely dedicated to Classic Metal. Named ‘High Voltage’, this gig will feature some of the prominent names in the metal scene, like Kryptos, Dying Embrace, Gaia’s Throne, Amorphia and Against Evil. Co-headliners Dying Embrace will be celebrating their 25th anniversary since their[…]

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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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Big 69 : India’s First Metal Pilgrimage

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Metalheads who think the scene is dying… there’s a light at the end of the tunnel! Mumbai is now ready to get its very own metal music festival, called BIG69. Supported by Pepsi MTV Indies and managed by BAJAAO Consulting and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., BIG69 will bring the biggest names in the rock music arena to India. In its very[…]

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Kryptos to play BOA prior to their European tour

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Visa issues have cropped up again, and the Bangalore Open Air team has just announced that Cadaver Mutilator is out of the line-up for this year’s show. However, Kryptos will be taking their place at the gig, and this will be their last gig before they head out for their biggest European tour yet. The band will be hitting the[…]

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Kryptos parts ways with long-time rhythm section line-up, announces new line-up

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Jayawant Tewari and Ryan Colaco, responsible for the longest time for bass and drum duties with Bangalore’s Kryptos, have now left the band. The quartet released an official statement on Facebook this evening:   Greetings fellow metalheads. We have some major changes coming your way. The band has amicably parted ways with long standing members Jayawant Tewari and Ryan Colaco.[…]

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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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