Prepare yourself for the onslaught of metal by brushing up on the bands playing Bangalore Open Air on Saturday, 9 July, at Royal Orchid Resorts, Yelankha.
A Polish death metal band hailing from the town of Olszlyn, these legends are going to be one of the biggest names at Bangalore Open Air. Since its formation in 1983, the band has gone through several lineup changes, but currently features Plotr ‘Peter’ Wiczarek on guitars and vocals, guitarist Marek ‘Spider’ Pajk, bassist Tomasz ‘Hal’ Halicki, and British drummer James Stewart.
Latest Album: Tibi Et Igni
Coming in from Toronto, Canada is heavy metal band Skull Fist. They’ve recently toured Europe, Mexico, South America, and North America, and are now flying to Bangalore on their first stop of their “Asian Invasion” tour. Their much anticipated latest album was nominated for a Juno award, and the band is currently working on their third studio album, which hasn’t been assigned a release date as of yet. Their current lineup consists of lead guitarist and lead vocalist Zach Slaughter, Casey Slade on bass, Jonny Nesta as the lead guitarist, and JJ Tartaglia on drums.
Latest album: Chasing The Dream
Nader Sadek is an Egyptian-American artist who is most well known for his death metal project, which gathers many well-known as well as emerging artists from the entire metal scene. Sadek and his chosen musicians then collaborate on creating an album. He focuses mostly on the more extreme styles of black and death Metal. Sadek currently resides in New York City.
Latest Album: The Malefic: Chapter III
Raising hell from Dhaka, the heart and capital of Bangladesh, Severe Dementia is a death metal band with a keen lyrical focus on ancient and historical events which created a major impact on certain nations and the human race. Eastern battles and Sumerian mythologies are reflected on in the band’s music. Since their formation in 2004, Severe Dementia has been a band that embodies absolute brutality and blistering speed with technical proficiency.
Latest Album: Epitaph of Plassey
Local band Inner Sanctum is a death metal band which was formed in 2006. The founding members Chintan and Michael were later joined by Tejas (guitar), Abhinav (drums), Gaurav (vocalist) and Rajeev (guitar). They have won several awards including the Indian Band of the Year award in 2007 and 2009 as well as the Best Emerging Band of the Year award in 2010. Inner Sanctum released its first album, Provenance, through Resonance Studios. The album became very popular among the lovers of the death metal genre in Asia and was featured in several of the top 10 lists of albums in 2009-10. Over the years, Inner Sanctum has been a supporting act for some of the big names in metal, namely Metallica, Guillotine, Amon Amarth, Cradle of Filth, Texture and Slayer. Their current lineup features Gaurav Basu on vocals, Chintan Chinappa and Suraj Gulvady toggling between rhythm and lead guitar, bassist Narayan Shrouthy, and Abhinav Yogesh on drums.
Latest Album: Geisha Made
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