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Care for a meat loaf?

City’s metalheads take their love for cooking online for show, Headbanger’s Kitchen.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2011 15:21 IST
Sharin Bhatti

Headbangers stick together. Last year, when the first word in heavy metal, Alex Milas, Editor of Metal Hammer visited India - he spoke of an endearing brotherhood of his kind. “When you walk into a bar and see a guy in a black rock tee, with long hair and a goatee. You automatically give him the Devil’s salute.”

Of course, the heavy metal community of India embraces that fact. City’s metalheads are like a family. They gig together, mosh together, drink together (mostly beer) and now cook together. City-based musician Sahil Makhija, oft called the Demonstealer, runs a food blog bred of his recipes and cookouts for metal musicians, called Demonic Cookery. Now Makhija has translated the same into an online cookery show, called Headbanger’s Kitchen.

“I’ve always had a passion for cooking and after the blog, I decided to take that to the next level by making cooking videos,” explains Makhija, frontman of Demonic Resurrection. But unlike your ordinary feast shows, Makhija decided to make this one about the metal community. “I came up with the idea of cooking with heavy metal by creating a show that would not just feature the dish, but also an interview with a band, who would sit with me, watch me cook and then eat the meal I prepare for them,” says Makhija.

The rocker borrowed production expertise of Srinivas Sunderrajan (Vaas), bassist of Scribe and also independent filmmaker to produce the show. “Vaas came onboard and he’s giving a clean look to the show,” adds Makhija. For now, Headbanger’s Kitchen will be a YouTube show, but Makhija is hoping of hitting gold by pitching the show to various lifestyle channels.

Catch episodes of Headbanger’s Kitchen on the YouTube channel