Inferno India, organized by Rock Street Journal in collaboration with Concerts Norway and the Norwegian Embassy, is an extension of the Inferno Metal Festival, which was founded in 2001 in Norway. Bands such as Death Angel, Ihsahn, Mayhem, Satyricon, AmonAmarth, Soilwork, and many other stalwarts of the metal world have all performed at previous editions of the festival. Several Indian bands have also played at Inferno in Norway, including Undying Inc., Scribe and Demonic Resurrection.
The festival has been held in Switzerland as well, and this is the first time it will take place in Asia. The indoor festival, presented by MTS and in association with VH1, hits New Delhi first, on February 15th, where Nekromantheon and Obliteration take the stage at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon. Joining them on the bill will be Undying Inc., the pioneering extreme metal band from Delhi, as well as explosive thrash metal exponents Devoid, from Mumbai, who have developed a dedicated fan following on the back of their powerful releases and thundering live shows, which earned them a spot at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany in 2013.
February 16th sees Obliteration and Nekromantheon heading to Bangalore, Karnataka, where they take the stage at seminal venue Counterculture. In addition, the lineup on the evening also features three prominent metal acts from Bangalore, the very exciting death/thrash band, Inner Sanctum, thrash/groove metallers The DownTroddence, and thrash outfit Theorized.