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About Vini Lilian

Vini works with an ad agency. She's a metalhead who can't play metal so she writes about it. She loves tattoos!

May 17, 2015

Vile Fest II at Xtreme Sports Bar, Hyderabad

By - on 17/05/2015 at 8:21 pm


Vile Fest was started in November 2014 by Prannoi Nonesovile and Kaushik Abhimanyu Rao to support and promote extreme underground metal in India which is according to Prannoi – “strictly black, death, grindcore, extreme punk and sick music”. Vile Fest II, supported by Blackstar Amplification, Soultone Cymbals, Morley Pedals and Railhammer Pickups, was a live gig with video production to help bands establish an international presence. Vile Fest II promised to be a headbanger’s ball for all brutal metal fans, with eight bands from all around the country setting the stage on fire. A night of extreme metal, 2nd May 2015 was a much awaited Saturday evening.  Brutal music, brutal headbanging was the order of…

March 15, 2014

Pearl 2014 feat. Wolfmother at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad

By - on 15/03/2014 at 11:37 pm


From the land down under, a band with many accolades in their pocket, Wolfmother took to the main stage at the BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus as part of their tour in India. An Australian Hard Rock band founded by guitarist and vocalist Andrew Stockdale in 2000, Wolfmother  rose to fame with their Grammy for the Best Hard Rock Performance for ‘Woman’, and ‘Joker and the Thief’ (Shrek 3 OST). They have composed two studio albums – Wolfmother and Cosmic Egg and three extended plays ‘Wolfmother ’, ‘Dimensions’ and ‘iTunes Live from Sydney’. As a band, Wolfmother went through roller coaster rides over the years including a temporary split. The transitions led to the current line-up with Andrew Stockdale on…

July 1, 2012

Galeej Gurus at Hard Rock Cafe, Hyderabad

By - on 01/07/2012 at 8:08 pm


Named as one of India’s “hottest bands” according to Rolling Stones in 2010, the opening act for bands like Mr. Big, Deep Purple, Bryan Adams;  and having played in Dubai Dessert Rock Festival alongside bands like Velvet Revolver, Korn, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Galeej Gurus is a force to reckon with. Their growing fan club in Hyderabad couldn’t wait to listen to them yet again and could barelty contain their excitement. Formed in the year 2000, the Galeej Gurus have been in the music scene for over a decade with over 500 gigs in their kitty. Their line-up includes Nathan Harris on vocals, Naveen Thomas on the guitars, Ananth Menon on guitars and vocals, Matthew…

June 13, 2012

Metal Wave at Xtreme Sports Bar, Hyderabad

By - on 13/06/2012 at 11:20 am


For all the headbangers in Hyderabad, Metal Wave at Xtreme Sports Bar brought an evening of metal music which made for a perfect Saturday on the 19th of May 2012. Xtreme Sports Bar along with MetamorphiK and Tooth & Nail Productions had the stage set for metal bands from Hyderabad and this time around, there were new bands formed by the coming together of seasoned musicians sharing the platform with one of Hyderabad’s most popular bands and the headliners for the event – Skrypt. Four Clover, a group of experienced musicians, who have played for accomplished bands like Sacred Groove and REALMS, came together with the objective to show that music is something that each…

May 24, 2012

Sonic Flare at Hard Rock Cafe, Hyderabad

By - on 24/05/2012 at 5:17 pm


When you bring a bunch of working professionals, the love of rock music and great talent together a band like Sonic Flare is born. After many “beginnings” in 2002, the band was formed with Neeraj, Jongky, Ajit, Vinay and Martin as their first lineup. The current lineup of the band, however, is vox by Nikhil and Priyanka, Neeraj on the guitars, Jongky on the keys, Ajit on the bass and Vinay on the drums. Sonic Flare decided to celebrate Republic day at Hard Rock Cafe, Hyderabad. An evening of good classic rock, their set list included a couple of their own compositions and covers of some of the all-time classic greats with vocalists, Priyanka and…

January 26, 2012

Sonic Flare at Hard Rock Cafe, Hyderabad

By - on 26/01/2012 at 1:47 pm


For new bands with talent wondering how to go forward and showcase their music within and beyond their cities, here is W.O.R.M.E. – World of Rock, Metal and Electronica. W.O.R.M.E. is a platform where all the independent musicians in the Rock, Blues, Jazz, Fusion, Metal and Electronica genres across India meet professional artists, sponsors, music labels and music lovers to get opportunities, recognition, growth and exposure at a national and international level. W.O.R.M.E. Fest 2011 is an initiative held in cities across India, where bands and other artistes compete to play in the finale held in Delhi. W.O.R.M.E. Fest 2011 Prelims in Hyderabad was held on the 18th of November, 2011 at One Flight Down,…

October 22, 2011

Vladivar Pub Rock Fest at Cuba Libre, Hyderabad

By - on 22/10/2011 at 4:05 pm


For metal fans of Hyderabad, the Vladivar Pub Rock Fest was refreshing, as Hyderabad has a metal concert once in a blue moon, with bands outside India. The Rock Fest featured the Norwegian Hardcore Punk rock band, Torch who took the center stage, while Thrash metal band Skrypt from Hyderabad opened for them at Cuba Libre on Saturday, October 15th, 2011. The opening band, Skrypt is one of Hyderabad’s most favorite bands; the five-piece Thrash metal band has influences of Progressive and Death with Scenic Gopi on the vocals, Joel K and Ravi Nidamarthy on the guitars, Rajiv Kumar on the drums, and Abbas Razvi on the bass; these guys opened the evening with some…