The Indian edition of the Wacken Open Air festival is back in Bangalore for the second time.This festival takes place between 16th June 2013 and 6th July 2013. The initial elimination rounds for contestants are held from 16th – 30 June 2013, Semifinals in Bangalore on 5th of July and the main event, Bangalore Open Air, will be held on the 6th of July.

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In terms of international metal line up, BOA (Bangalore Open Air) 2013 is the biggest Heavy Metal festival in India. The BOA 2013 features seven bands with six International bands all the way from Norway, Germany, U.S. and Sweden and an Indian band from Mumbai.

BOA 2013 Lineup:

Animals as Leaders (Washington, US)

Sodom (Germany)

Ihsahn (Norway)

Dark Tranquillity (Sweden)

Iced Earth (US)

Leprous (Norway)

Demonic Resurrection (Mumbai, India)

Animals as Leaders is an American instrumental progressive metal band formed in 2007 by guitarist Tosin Abasi.It currently features Javier Reyes – guitarist and Matt Garstka – drummer.

Sodom is a German thrash metal trio from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981. It currently features Tom Angelrippervocals and bass, Bernd “Bernemann” Kost – guitar and markus “Makka” Freiwald – drums .

Ihsahn from Norway, born on the 10th Oct, 1975, is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. He is well known for his work with Norwegian black metal band ‘Emperor’.

Dark Tranquillity is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg. They are one of the longest-standing bands from the original Gothenburg metal scene, and are one of the most integral pioneers of the melodic death metal genre of music.

Leprous is a Norwegian progressive metal band formed in 2001 in the metal town of Notodden, Norway. The current lineup of this band comprises 5 members, Tor Oddmund Suhrke, Einar Solberg, ØysteinLandsverk, Rein Blomquist and Tobias Ørnes Andersen.

Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed in 1985, by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.

Demonic Resurrection are a blackened death

metal band from Mumbai, India formed in the year 2000. Their current line-up consists of Sahil “The Demonstealer” Makhija on vocals and rhythm guitars, Daniel Rego on lead guitars, Ashwin Shriyan on bass, Virendra “Viru” Kaith on drums and Mephisto on keyboards.

BOA is the India’s biggest pure metal festival and is going to be an event for all true music lovers.Don’t miss these seven rocking bands live at Bangalore Open Air 2013 this Friday.

A glance @ the Event:

When: Saturday, July 6, 2013

Where: Jaymahal Palace Hotel,
Bangalore 560046,India.

Ticket price: Rs. 2499/-

Time: 3:00 pm onwards