Bangalore Prepares For ‘Dark Days Of December’ Metalathon

By Aniruddh ‘Andrew’ Bansal


Host to an increasingly constant stream of international touring acts as well as the cream of the crop in terms of local and national talent, Bangalore, India, prides itself on a rich history in heavy metal. Following a successful third annual edition of Bangalore Open Air and a slew of other well-received events, the city is now all set for ‘Dark Days Of December’, this coming Saturday December 13th at No Limmits Lounge & Club. Organized, curated and promoted by local metal congregation Bangalore Doom Syndicate, the gig brings together five of the best hometown bands along with two special guests from the beyond. Continue reading

Best Emerging Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Artists Of 2014

By Andrew Bansal

The year of 2014 witnessed plenty of old, jaded rockers preaching the ‘rock is dead’ philosophy, but on the other hand, the year also saw the birth, rise and metamorphosis of new, young hard rock and heavy metal bands that did their utmost best to defy that very statement. Through quality studio recordings and live performances, these emerging artists went about setting the world of heavy music alight. Here are my picks for the top 14 in this category: Continue reading

[Blog] On The Road With Night Demon – Part 10: Home Stretch

By Andrew Bansal

IMG_0903_FotorAfter saying goodbye to Raven in Raleigh NC, we rolled on to hit the home stretch with two Night Demon headline shows on the long drive back to Southern California. In the final installment of my ‘On The Road With Night Demon’ tour blog series, I’ll bring you an account of what transpired in the final week of the tour, plus a general summary of a few tour-related topics. But before that, check out parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 if you haven’t. Continue reading

India’s Heavy Metal Pilgrimage: Big69 Set To Feature Fleshgod Apocalypse, SikTh & More

By Srishti Das


A few years ago, being a metal lover in India was hopeless, specially in terms of the possibilities of getting to witness good live metal. Today, things are much better. With acts from India showing the international world their musical abilities and blogs, webzines and promoters being hard held on not being left far behind, India is slowly creeping in on to the global metal map. Continue reading