Tag Archives: Kryptos

Dark Days of December at No Limits, Bangalore

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Featuring:
Witchdoctor ,
Dhwesha,
Dying Embrace,
Bevar Sea,
Dhishti from Srilanka,
Manzer from France and
Kryptos.

Justin Jaideep Xavier

Justin Jaideep Xavier is an Automotive Design Engineer, Metal Head, Bullet, Beer & Old Monk Enthusiast, Dog Lover and Photographer. When he's not frequenting the regular watering holes over weekends he can be found shooting gigs and concerts in and around namma Bengaluru! You can check out more of his work on his website: www.JustinJaideep.in

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Bangalore Open Air at Counterculture, Bangalore

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Dev Ambardekar

Dev is a music photographer based out of Bangalore. He has been documenting the music scene actively for almost two years during which he has shot several Indian bands and a handful international acts. His expertise ranges from multi-day music festivals to pub shows. While he is not behind the camera, Dev is an Architect and occasional writer. You can follow him at @DevAmbardekar.

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Time Capsule: Tribute to Black Sabbath and Classic Rock (Bevar Sea and Kryptos) at CounterCulture

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Vipul Vaibhav

Vipul Vaibhav is a photographer at WTS who loves to hang out with people who are above the "Canon vs Nikon" war. He would kill to see POTF live some day!

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Impending Doom IV at Vapour, Bangalore

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Uday Shanker

Uday Shanker is a freelance photographer based in Bangalore and has a day job.

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Kryptos’ 15th Anniversary Celebrations at Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore

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Goethe Institut, Bangalore witnessed India’s heavy metal band, Kryptos’ extended 15th anniversary celebrations on the 25th of January. The Saturday was a tribute to old school heavy metal with Bangalore-based thrash metal band Theorized opening for Kryptos, and vocalists from Bhoomi, Dying Embrace and Witchgoat making appearances as special guests, to the delight of fans.

Kryptos’ 15th Anniversary Celebrations at Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore

The evening began with Theorized ripping the stage apart with Ankit Suryakanth’s shredding lead solos. Yash Kumar’s drumming served as the backbone of Theorized’s music. They had a fully fledged set list, with fast paced riffs, and tempo and count changes that could not allow the crowd to stand still. Soon enough, they began to grow brutal, in response to the Yash’s high speed double kick drumming. Ankit’s extraordinarily extended guitar solos was worth paying homage to. Though initial sound issues were an encumbrance for the band, what it lacked was powerful vocals contributing to the dark atmosphere.

Kryptos’ 15th Anniversary Celebrations at Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore

Less than ten people were moshing at first but later, an aggressive and brutal crowd filled the area, leaving gaps for none. Heavy metal clogged the air with Nolan’s raspy vocals, Ganesh’s bass, Rohit’s extended solos and Anthony’s powerful triplets and hammer blasts. Their songs ‘Nexus Legion’ and ‘The Mask of Anubis’ with its progressive riffs conjured a moshpit too ferocious for the place to handle. Rohit’s dexterity made people headbang at his feet, while Ganesh besieged his fans with his skill at the other end.

Kryptos’ 15th Anniversary Celebrations at Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore

Nolan kept the crowd mesmerized with the band’s Wacken tales, and soon enough, Kryptos was joined by vocalist Sujay Harthi from Bhoomi. The events that followed next were of pure metal consequence as the gig time travelled to the days of Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Metallica. ‘The Trooper’ shook the place with Sujay ‘s vocals almost in lieu with Bruce Dickinson.

Kryptos’ 15th Anniversary Celebrations at Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore

As it ended, Dying Embrace’s Vikram Bhatt took possession of the stage. Bhatt covered Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, while enticing the crowd to sing along and headbang throughout.  Bharad Ravi from Witchgoat gave a neckwrenching performance of ‘Creeping Death’ and ‘Seek & Destroy’. Anthony Hoover’s drumming was adrenaline- inducing and the covers were perfect.  Kryptos performed a final song, accompanied by Rohit’s complex solo. The clock struck 10 before the crowd knew it, and it was long before the blend of melodic metal and thrash metal music could leave them undeterred.

Kryptos’ 15th Anniversary Celebrations at Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore

Kryptos and Theorized  kept the evening going and Nolan’s conversations kept the audience engaged. The continuous technical issues which Rohit faced were the only things that did not go as planned. All in all, Kryptos made sure that its 15th anniversary was celebrated with a huge metal bang!

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Kryptos at Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore

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Uday Shanker

Uday Shanker is a freelance photographer based in Bangalore and has a day job.

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Echoes From Beneath II at No Limmits, Bangalore

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Justin Jaideep Xavier

Justin Jaideep Xavier is an Automotive Design Engineer, Metal Head, Bullet, Beer & Old Monk Enthusiast, Dog Lover and Photographer. When he's not frequenting the regular watering holes over weekends he can be found shooting gigs and concerts in and around namma Bengaluru! You can check out more of his work on his website: www.JustinJaideep.in

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Wacken Metal Battle At Hotel United 21, Mumbai

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Kunal Khullar

Passionate for photography and music, Kunal is a Delhi boy who is apparently NOT a rapist. Currently pursuing photography as a profession, he loves all kinds of musical genres and is also a big geek when it comes to gadgets and the latest in technology.

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Bangalore Open Air – Part 2

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