Metal giants to visit city

Published: 04th June 2013 11:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2013 11:38 AM   |  A+A-

Care for some metal mayhem this year? Bangalore Open Air 2013 is back with a bang and will see a much bigger international metal presence with six international and two Indian bands slated to perform across two stages on July 6 at Jaymahal Palace.

Last year, the first edition of Bangalore Open Air saw performances by German thrash giants Kreator and Celtic SuidAkra with other Indian metal bands. In fact, this year an array of international bands will also perform at the event.

The performances will span across various genres including black metal, modern progressive metal, melodic death metal and some progressive metal with avant-garde sensibilities.

American heavy metal band, Iced Earth who couldn’t make it last year, American progressive metal band Animals As Leaders, Norwegian black metal artist Ihsahn, progressive metal band Leprous and German thrash metal band Sodom will make their India debut whereas Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity will be coming to India for the second time.

Demonic Resurrection from Mumbai and Millennium from Bangalore are the only two Indian heavy metal bands who will perform at Bangalore Open Air this year.

Salman U Syed, organiser of Bangalore Open Air, is looking forward to the festival.

“This year’s edition will tell us about the growth of the Metal scene in India. We are putting up a great line-up with the best bands from different genres this year. I am very excited about it,” he said.


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