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Swedish metal band Opeth storms out Bangalore

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Published: Monday, February 6, 2012, 17:33 [IST]

Sunday evening saw Bangaloreans through some serious head banging as Kingfisher presented the Summer Storm 2012 which took place at Palace grounds. An impressive line-up of bands - SuidArka from Germany, Nothnegal from Maldives, Theorized and Eccentric Pendulum from Bangalore enthralled a packed audience. The evening reached a frenzy as the god of metal 'OPETH" took to stage and enjoyed the captive attention of their fans.

The King of Good Times, Kingfisher Premium and Overture a Bangalore based company who have built a niche for themselves in the Live Events scene and Artist Promotion, brought the best in 'Rock" and 'Metal" with the 2nd edition of the Summer Storm Festival 2012.

Commenting on the occasion, Samar Singh Sheikahwat, Senior Vice President Marketing, United Breweries Limited, said, “Over the years, India has witnessed an increased fan following in rock music. The idea of Kingfisher associating with the Summer Storm Festival was to quench this growing thirst and bring the Good Times to all. With its roots strongly entrenched in music Kingfisher Premium has been instrumental in introducing several International artists in India. We take immense pride in being able to introduce yet another big name from the International music scene".

India which has recently become a hotspot destination in Asia"s rock music map has been witness to international bands culling heavily from the country. The performance of Opeth will go down with the likes of Metallica, Megadeath, Lamb of Gods, Deep Purple and Scorpions all who have performed in India and given rock fans a taste of international music. Congregations like these often leave audiences with a distinctive musical experience.

Summer Storm festival is a ground breaking rock and metal festival which saw Lamb of God headline to over 10000 people in its first edition. Rated the top music festival for the year Summer Storm raised the bar for itself and aims to be the biggest rock festival in the coming years to come. Summer Storm is only an excuse to help you headbang and support a new wave of Indian prominence in Metal.

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