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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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Wacken Open Air announce last set of bands for 2016 edition

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Wacken Open Air have announced Motorhead, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake as the final set of bands on their annual Advent-Calender reveal, rounding up a well balanced mix of classic and modern metal at the 27th edition of the biggest metal festival in the world. Other bands include Iron Maiden (who will bring their ‘Book of Souls’ tour to the festival),[…]

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Review: Wacken Open Air 2014

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Wacken Open Air is one of those experiences that can be best described excessive; over-flowing beer, a vast multitude of people, searing heat and an onslaught of all genres of metal, day in day out all through the length of the festival. Not that I’m complaining. Just like the 24 editions before this one, the 2014 edition of the festival[…]

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Plague Throat wins Wacken Metal Battle (India)

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Shillong-based death metal band Plague Throat has just been declared the winner of Wacken Metal Battle (India). The final leg of the competition is currently taking place at Vapour, Bangalore. Other bands competing were Theorized, Orion, Perpetual Void and Noize Akademi. Apart from the bands in the competition, the gig features performances by Bevar Sea, The Down Troddence, Eccentric Pendulum,[…]

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Bangalore Open Air kicks off crowd funding with ‘Keep Metal Alive’

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Indian metalheads might just create history this year. They will fund what is termed ‘Asia’s largest metal festival’- Bangalore Open Air, in an effort to prove that we do not need sponsors or promoters to keep metal alive! The crowd funding campaign is being spearheaded by the man behind B.O.A.- Salman U. Syed- well known metal DJ, event organizer and[…]

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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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