Among the premier metal festivals of India, ‘Deccan Rock’ stood out as a name that brought down giants like Amon Amarth, Decapitated, Textures, and many more bands to Indian shores. Now, in September 2016, Deccan Rock is finally making a comeback, and has got a host of epic bands on the bill to satisfy any metalhead. In collaboration with Orka Networks, this festival is set to light up the stage with yet another onslaught of artists.
In the past, Orka Networks has been known to fly down many other renowned metal and rock acts from across the globe, such as Gojira, Eluveitie, Karnivool, Xandria, Wolfmother, Ne Obliviscaris, Cradle of Filth, Korpiklaani and Vildhjarta, to name a few. Brace yourselves for this edition, because the headliners are legendary and the announcement is bound to cause waves all across the Indian metal scene!
Over the years, Deccan Rock has featured several other international acts such as Nervecell, Sybreed, and Funeral in Heaven along with a number of Indian metal bands such as Demonic Resurrection, Bhayanak Maut, Inner Sanctum and Undying Inc. The third edition of Deccan Rock saw Hacride and Nothnegal make a comeback in India.
This newest edition of Deccan Rock has a slew of surprises in store for fans with local bands already being announced –Godless, Elemental, Dark Helm, Primitiv and Inner Sanctum. Call it a carnival if you may, for this musical extravaganza invites all sorts of fun and celebrations in sizes ranging from stalls to a ton of amenities! Apart from all the music and the festivities, Deccan Rock has always been a festival with a conscience –this edition is an enduring effort to bring about awareness about global warming and climate change. Hyderabad will be witness to this spectacle that will see active participation from fans and music lovers from across the nation.
The fun doesn’t stop there, as the organizers have also planned a plantation drive at the venue, in keeping with the theme of environmental awareness and conservation. A venture is also being promoted that will see people offered a 25% discount on the festival ticket if they send a video (of them planting a sapling) to Orka Networks. This has an ideology of ‘taking a stance’, Orka Networks believes, and they opine that if every person planted just one tree, our problem is solved to a large extent.