Deccan Rock is an all-day heavy metal music festival featuring TWO international and SIX Indian bands. The festival supports awareness about global warming, and will take place at Geo Garden in Leonia Holistic destination, Hyderabad. The festival is also associated with NGOs and Government bodies to promote awareness on climate change and global warming. This year's edition is expected to gather 1500 people from all over the country, especially from the cities of Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Chennai and also people from the Indian subcontinent of Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Deccan Rock will also have a full-fledged carnival with stalls and attractions to have people engaged and also spread awareness.
An afterparty will also be organized limited to 500 people.
The LINEUP: After bringing down international artists like Amon Amarth, Textures, Gojira, TesseracT, and more, the lineup for the fourth edition is definitely one of the biggest and most badass festivals in the country. This year's lineup includes:
A Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. The band has their own signature mix of black and death metal retaining their signature style characterised by the drum work of Inferno, multi-layered vocals and Middle-Eastern influences.
META STASIS (UK)
Meta-stasis is a technical death metal band from UK. Formed by founding members of Ted Maul and SikTh, the band combines psycho-extreme-tech-death metal and industrial/jungle. The band has played many international tours and festivals in the past few years, including Metal Days, UK Tech Fest, Bloodstock, etc.
A death/trash metal band from Bangalore, India. Since they started off in 2006, the band has played almost every major heavy metal festival in India, including supporting bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Cradle of Filth, etc.
Primitiv is a supergroup from Bombay with members from Albatross, Hellwind, Blood Meridian and Morticide who play a brand of death/doom/sludge/heavy which they term as Stone Age Metal.
Formed in mid-2015, Godless is a five-piece Thrash/Death metal band from Hyderabad. Although a relatively new band, Godless has been creating waves in the local metal scene with their heavy, abrasive and raw brand of thrash-influenced death metal with elements of both the new and old school.
Dark Helm is a metal band from Pune who play a signature brand of progressive metal with their catchy riffs, breakdowns, and groove. The band as gained much recognition in India as well as internationally over the past few months owing to their endorsements, record label and tight live performances.
Elemental is a four-piece Bhopali death metal band from India. The band has played extensively across the country and their blend of straight-up, no nonsense death metal makes them one of India's finest exports in this genre.
Hyderabad's very own Primal Abuse is a four piece thrash metal band from Hyderabad formed in 2012. They have made their mark in the metal scene with their aggressive performances consisting of heavy riffs coupled with powerful drumming and screaming vocals.
What you should look out for:
1. 8 heavy metal bands that will rip the place apart!
2. A carnival combined with a music festival for a cause.
3. Tree plantations and plantation drives before the festival.
4. Hyderabad's most amazing venue - Geo Garden at Leonia Holistic Destination.
5. Great accommodation options at LICEC and Celebrity Resorts.
6. An after-party with good classic rock and metal music.
7. Hyderabadi biryani!
Brace yourselves for one of the best live gigs the country will see!
Twitter - @DeccanRock