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IIT Bombay: The day the ‘Livewire’ shorted

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For any rock/metal fan in India, this time period (between November and March) is well known to be the college festival season. Among the most popular of them is Livewire, the rock competition/festival of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai (part of their cultural festival Mood Indigo). However, this year, tunes were marred by mismanagement at a gigantic level. We spoke[…]

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DEVOID and HALAHKUH announce member departures

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Maharashtrian thrash metal bands Devoid (Mumbai) and Halahkuh (Pune) have independently announced partings with respective members in the same week. Devoid announced earlier today that they were parting ways with their drummer Shubham Kumar via a Facebook post: It’s with a heavy heart that we part ways with our drummer who now is pursuing his career in Dubai and we[…]

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HEATHEN BEAST refuse to let anyone forget ‘The Carnage of Godhra’

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Mumbai’s seemingly slumbering black metal enigma Heathen Beast have today released their new music/lyric video for the title track of their upcoming EP The Carnage of Godhra.  The video contains media clips about the horrific communal riots that took place in 2002 in the hitherto peaceful Gujarati city, emphasised further by brutally honest lyrics. Watch the new video and keep[…]

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HEATHEN BEAST unveil details about upcoming EP

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  India’s forerunners of black metal blasphemy Heathen Beast, have released the cover and rear artwork of their upcoming third EP, provocatively titled The Carnage of Godhra. If the title and artwork leave any stone unturned regarding the questions that this EP could be raising, the tracklisting definitely compensates for them: The Carnage of Godhra Ab ki Baar, Atyachar Gaurav[…]

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DEVOID to play at Resurrection Fest, Dubai

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Mumbai’s thrashmen Devoid have secured a spot at Dubai‘s Resurrection Fest, showcasing the rising stars of the various countries across Asia. The band will be playing alongside Stigmata (Sri Lanka), Creative Waste (Saudi Arabia), Maticrust (Philippines) and Smouldering in Forgotten (Bahrain). The event will take place on Friday the 13th of March at the Music Room, which has hosted several[…]

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DEMONIC RESURRECTION confirmed for Metaldays Slovenia 2015

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The now household name in Indian metal, Demonic Resurrection, have been confirmed as part of the line-up for Slovenia‘s cult festival Metaldays, which takes place in the town of Tolmin. The festival lasts for an entire week (19th to 25th July this year) and this edition features a host of giant names, a fraction of them being the likes of[…]

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Demonic Resurrection reveal artwork for fourth album ‘The Demon King’

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Mumbai symphonic veterans Demonic Resurrection have unveiled the cover artwork for their forthcoming full-length album The Demon King.   The artwork has been done by Polish artist Michal ‘Xaay’ Loranc who designed the artwork for the last release as well. He has worked on other bands’ visual identities such as Reptilian Death, Nile, Behemoth and Vader in the past. The[…]

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Albatross: New album announcement + release of single

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After 2 successful split releases, Albatross finally announced their debut full-length album Fear From the Skies, set for release on 20th May 2014.  The Mumbai-based metallers of the old-school added to that announcement today by releasing the single ‘In the Lair of Dr. Hex’. The album will be released via Transcending Obscurity India Records, the artwork for the same having been designed by Rahul Chacko.[…]

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Daniel Kenneth Rego quits Demonic Resurrection

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After 6 years and 2 albums (including the as yet unreleased 4th full-length), lead guitarist of Mumbai metal veterans Demonic Resurrection, Daniel Kenneth Rego has decided to quit the band. The reasons cited were changing musical interests and professional priorities, as detailed in this personal statement: To everyone who’s listened to and supported Demonic Resurrection over all these years, thank[…]

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Albatross announces Australian Tour

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Mumbai’s horror metal quintet Albatross announced the ‘Wings Down Under Australian Tour 2013’,  a tour that sees the band play in 3 different cities across Australia in October. This tour will be in support of their latest split EP ‘The Kissing Flies’ and will be made available at all 3 shows. The tour is being made possible by Aussie event[…]

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