NEWS : Bangalore Open Air 2014 lineup revealed; Destruction, Rotting Christ headlining acts


Well, we all knew this was coming, it appears Bangalore Open Air is ready to return with full strength in 2014, and the dates have been set to September 13th at CounterCulture.

The festival's first headliner is Destruction, claimed it's role as one of the most interesting band  of the Teutonic thrash metal scene. Second headliner revealed is Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ, They were responsible for creating what is known as the "classic" Greek black metal, sound which can be heard in other bands such as Varathron and Thou Art Lord. Italy's brutal death metal band Cadaver Mutilator is on the supporting act. The Down Troddence, Threinody and Armament are the local acts for this edition of BOA.

The local guests of the event will surely keep the level high: The six piece folk-thrash metal band from KannurThe Down Troddence (TDT) are all pumped up after grabbing all eight top Rolling Stone Metal Awards earlier this year in Mumbai. This band gives raw thrashy 80s feel, with south Indian influences, making this band very much loving for old-school thrash fans. Hailing from the unholy city of Bangalore, Threinody is one band everyone should be looking forward to. Formed in 1996 this band, known for their hard hitting riffs , screaming vocals, reminds of the golden era of 80”s thrash which these guys still carry on with Utmost power and dedication. Armament is a four-piece old school thrash metal band from Kolkata that upholds the early European thrash sound. They derives inspiration from bands like Sepultura, Sodom, Venom Kreator and Slayer.

This was the first time in Indian history we saw such a campaign and an idea to crowd-fund Rs 44 lakh for this year's festival. Earlier there were rumors going around that Norwegian black metaller Mayhem might play for this edition of BOA as they expressed their willingness to play. Later Steven Wilson (From Porcupine tree) name was also added to this tally, but due to low crowdfunding which ended up into just  4.3 lakh rupees of sum amount collection. The organisers started working out for some alternative line-up.

In the earlier editions of Bangalore Open Air, city witnessed some major international bands such as Iced Earth, Kreator, Dark Tranquility and Animal as Leaders. Though this time, Salman told to nh7.in, “The venue will be smaller. It won’t be the same thing as last year,”. Well, that doesn't mean that it won't be joyful as previous one's. In fact, you can hope something new and better this time.

Now,it remains to be seen exactly how the crowd responds to the idea of an indoor venue. We do expect the sound, setup etc. all to surpass all expectations.
Early bird tickets are available at Rs. 2000/- Till the 12th Of August .
Tickets at Rs. 2500/- from 13th August till festival date.
Click here to book you tickets from BookMyShow 

Written By- Navneet Sandhu
Edited By - Abhimanyu Watve

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