Elemental India wins G-Shock Wacken Metal Battle in Bengaluru
Bhopal-based metal band Elemental India won the ‘G-Shock Wacken Metal Battle 2016’ at Bangalore Open Air (BOA) -- one of the country’s biggest metal music festival.bengaluru Updated: Jul 13, 2016 16:15 IST
Bhopal-based metal band Elemental India won the ‘G-Shock Wacken Metal Battle 2016’ at Bangalore Open Air (BOA) -- one of the country’s biggest metal music festival.
The band won a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and the opportunity to represent India at the world’s biggest metal music festival, Germany Open Air in Wacken, Germany next month.
The event saw performances by some of the top international metal bands. The Polish band Vader, Canadian band Skull Fist and Egyptian band Nader Sadek.
The four-piece band Elemental India, said in a statement, “G-Shock Wacken Metal Battle is one of the best platforms to perform for any metal band. The competition was tough and intense and winning such an honorable feat is a feeling of great prestige for all of us.”
The ‘Wacken Metal Battle’ competed in eight cities across the nations including Guwahati, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad.
The bands, which were shortlisted for finale including Elemental India, were Godia, Gaia’s Throne, Corpulent Deformity, Vidyut, Jammers Graveyard, Rectified Spirit, and Godless.
“India has a growing metal music fan base, and internationally acclaimed heavy metal bands are looking towards the country as a wonderful destination to perform. By this association, we were looking to leverage the synergy between the brand and the audience and we did achieve that while promoting the metal culture of the country on a global platform,” Sachin Sharma, assistant general manager, Marketing Casio India said.