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Imagery taken at the G-Shock Open Air Bangalore for use across social media and web

2018 G-Shock Open Air: Bigger, Better and Louder Than Ever Before

Jul 162018

They came. They saw. They rocked their socks off. Monster Energy India was there to join in the festivities, too.

The G-Shock Bangalore Open Air event – India’s only dedicated open air heavy metal music festival – took place Saturday, July 7, at Aadya Farms Leisure Park in Yelahanka to much fanfare, much fun and lots of head banging heavy metal. Thousands of heavy metal music fans packed the Park for a days’ worth of great music from world-renowned artists.

The artists, which consisted of Overkill, Immolation, Kryptos, Alcest, Nervecell and Eccentric Pendulum jammed from when doors opened at 1 p.m. deep into the evening hours. Alcest, particularly had an interesting story, as G-Shock marked the first time the France-based rockers played in India after nearly five years of failed attempts to bring its music to the nation. Overkill was another highlight, as the American group made its G-Shock Bangalore debut to the delight of India’s heavy metal music fans. Immolation, another American-based act, has been performing since 1986 and has released 10 studio albums.

The 2018 running of the G-Shock Bangalore Open Air marked the event’s seventh anniversary – and the crowds keep getting bigger and more enthusiastic, and the bands keep playing louder and longer each year. Monster Energy was also honored to get in on the fun, as the 2018 G-Shock marked the first time the entity sponsored a music event.

Based on the success of the 2018 G-Shock and the enthusiasm portrayed by both the bands that played it and the fans that head banged to it, heavy metal music is alive and well in India. We’ll be sure to see you again at Aadya Farms Leisure Park for the 2019 event! You can bet Monster Energy India will be back again too. Can you say "encore?"