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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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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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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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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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A Legend Is Gone – R.I.P Lemmy Kilmister

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The badass in heavy metal, founding member and frontman of Motorhead- Lemmy Kilmister, passed away today. He was 70 years old. In a statement posted to Facebook, Motörhead wrote, “There is no easy way to say this… our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease[…]

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AGAINST EVIL announce debut full-length album

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  Vishakhapatnam‘s newest thrash sensation AGAINST EVIL have announced their debut full-length album called ‘Fatal Assault‘. The album’s artwork features the 4 band members fighting through, well a fatal assault of zombies. The album will released via Transcending Obscurity‘s India division, headed by Kunal Choksi. The album will be limited to 300 copies only and is available for pre-order. The[…]

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Headbangers India Staff Picks: Top 13 albums of ’14

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The year 2014 is clearly over, but it left in its wake several metallic gems that some of us writers just can’t get over. This year was especially eventful as it saw several top-tier titans returning with new albums, a lot of new promise emerging from different bands around the world and yet, disappointment also abounded as familiar faces quit[…]

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NE OBLIVISCARIS to headline IIM Bangalore’s B-School of Rock 2015

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Australian progressive extreme metal band Ne Obliviscaris have made their way to quite a few ‘Top 10 album’ lists in the last year. Now they’re making their way to India on January 30th. The band will headline IIM Bangalore‘s rock show B-School of Rock at their annual festival Unmaad 2015. The band grabbed attention in 2012 with their debut album ‘Portal[…]

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Metal takes its stance on inhumanity in Kolkata

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This is not about the debut album by Mors Principium Est, but about an incident that took place at a certain pub named Ginger in the city of Kolkata. Earlier this week, a lady was denied entry to it on the ridiculous ‘stance’ that she had been a victim of rape. This enraged the nation and immediately erstwhile patrons began[…]

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