Tag Archive: Black Metal


All those rumors actually turned out to be true, for a change! This really is happening! MESHUGGAH have finally been confirmed as headliners for The Great Indian Rock Festival 2010. They will play Pune on 17th, Bangalore on 18th and New Delhi on 19th Dec.

MESHUGGAH join ENSLAVED, TESSERACT and PURIFIED IN BLOOD as the international headliners for the 2010 edition of the annual Great Indian Rock (GIR) Festival. The festival which RSJ describes as “The Definitive Indian Rock Festival Since 1995″ has previously been headlined by many international acts including SATYRICON, ENSLAVED, FREAK KITCHEN, SAHG, JOHN MYUNG (DREAM THEATRE), BENEA REACH, INTRONAUT, SOLSTATE and YOUR CODE NAME IS: MILOalong with several other Indian bands.

Although many recent festivals in India like ROCK IN INDIA (IRON MAIDEN, MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD and who can ever forget – the BACKSTREET BOYS & RICHARD MARX), DECCAN ROCK FESTIVAL (AMON AMARTH, TEXTURES), METAL FEST (SEPULTURA) and the very recent SUMMER STORM (LAMB OF GOD) have, in a way, stolen the thunder from GIR, the festival still holds a place of its own in the Indian Rock & Metal scene.

The festival started off and continued for many years aiming to provide budding Indian bands with a platform to showcase their talent and took the form of a competition. However, recently the organizers have done away with the competition, focusing solely on showcasing the best that Indian rock & metal has to offer. “Over the years, bands like Indian Ocean, Parikrama, Orange Street, Euphoria, Them Clones etc have been launched via this platform.”

Here are the dates for the 2010 edition of GIR:

Bangalore: 18th & 19th December, 2010 – Palace Grounds

Delhi: 18th and & 19th December, 2010 – Hamsadhwani Open Air

Kolkata: 17th December, 2010 NICCO Park

Pune: 17th December, 2010 Oasis.


DIMMU BORGIR’s upcoming album “ABRAHADABRA” will soon become their first album to get a release in India. The band’s first album in almost 3 years will be released through Demonstealer Records on October 15th in India. Last year, Demonstealer Records also released BEHEMOTH’s “Evangelion.”

The standard jewel case version is available for pre-order for Rs.399 while a  limited CD+T-shirt combo, limited to only 200 pieces, is available for Rs.999.

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Axioma Ethica Odini

Norwegian progressive black metal band ENSLAVED revealed the track listing for its upcoming album“Axioma Ethica Odini” today. The album is the band’s eleventh studio album with a release date of  September 27th in Europe through Indie Recordings and September 28th in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was produced by Bjørnson, Kjellson, and keyboardist/backing vocalist Herbrand Larsen.

“Axioma Ethica Odini” track listing:

01. Ethica Odini
02. Raidho
03. Waruun
04. The Beacon
05. Axioma
06. Giants
07. Singular
08. Night Sight
09. Lightening

ENSLAVED will soon embark on their European “Circling Above and Within Tour” in October to promote “Axioma Ethica Odini” and will be supported by NEGURA BUNGE. As revealed on Polyrhythms earlier ENSLAVED has been confirmed to headline the 2010 edition of the GREAT INDIAN ROCK FESTIVAL.

“In him we believe, we pray, we trust
We believe the lie, we believe his existence
Used for control, a source of power
For all that’s evil on this earth

Behind the mask of God
Lie cruel human intentions
Used to exploit
The ignorant human being”

“Behind The Mask of God” by Demonic Resurrection

Vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (Magnus “Masse” Broberg) of Swedish black metal band DARK FUNERAL has decided to leave the band. He had been with DARK FUNERAL since 1995 and had recorded four studio albums, the last being last year’s “Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus.”

Emperor Magus Caligula issued the following statement on the band’s official website:

Emperor Magus Caligula's Statement Announcing His Departure From DARK FUNERAL

Lord Ahriman, the primary guitarist and songwriter of the band and also the only founding member remaining in the band, responded with the following statement:

Lord Ahriman's Response

This really is shocking news for all DARK FUNERAL fans. The only positive that can be drawn from this development is that Emperor Magus Caligula’s departure from the band has been amicable and there appears to be no bad blood between the band members (which seems to be a rarity these days). Here’s wishing both Emperor Magus Caligula and DARK FUNERAL all the best for all their future endeavors!

And until the band finds a replacement vocalist, enjoy the video for “My Funeral” taken from “Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus,” that can now safely be declared as the final DARK FUNERAL album with Emperor Magus Caligula.