Arguably one of the oldest metal festivals India has seen, Domination: The Deathfest kicks off with it’s sixth edition. The yearly single-genre fest(which had a huge comeback last year featuring acts such as Gutslit, Orion, Exhumation and Insane Prophecy) is back with a even more powerful line up and a unique idea for a tribute to the lords of Death metal.
The lineup consists of the following bands-
A new band from Mumbai whose influences range from Obituary, Death, Cannibal Corpse, Bolt Thrower and the likes. Domination: The Deathfest is their first ever performance and they have promised to bring hell down.
A doom/progressive death band formed by the members of Albatross, Morticide, Hellwind, and Wrath, Primitiv is a band with a unique ‘blues death metal’ sound, lyrics about a dystopian future and a powerful vocal presence by Nitin Rajan.
This groove / death band has been making waves in the local scene like no other with their eclectic stage performances and trippy guitar riffs. At Deathfest, the band will be playing two new OCs – ‘Test Subject: Human’ and ‘Heavily Sedated’.
Straight up from Bangalore, this doom / sludge act has received tremendous appeal for their unconventional covers and long extended instrumentals. Deathfest will be no different, as the band says they have a ‘few surprises’ in store.
These wrecker twins from Guwahati have destroyed venues with their immensely aggressive black / death / thrash, thrice in Mumbai itself, including DDF V. DDF VI will be no exception, and history will repeat itself.
These brutal death metal masters from Shillong were in the news not long ago – they are India’s representatives at this year’s Wacken Open Air. This gig is going to be their last one before Wacken, and they are hell bent on leaving a plague in their wake.
Bombay Death Metal Legion
The biggest highlight of Domination: The Deathfest VI. BDML comprises of 18 different musicians, old and new, who are going to perform and collaborate together in covering some death metal classics. Bands such as Deicide, Morbid Angel, Nile are to be covered, and an all star ensemble consisting of different renowned musicians from the Mumbai death metal scene and going to pay a homage to the death metal masters.
Date: 8th June 2014
Venue: Hotel United 21, Thane
Entry Fee: Rs.500 at the gates.