The 10 Famous Rock Bands of India

India is well known for its classical and folk music, Varanasi is famous for its music Garana. Indian rock is a genre of popular music that incorporates elements of Indian classical music and mainstream rock. India itself continued to produce bands in various styles of rock music, from soft rock and roll and rock pop, to hard rock and metal. The current Indian rock scene has a larger following than ever and may soon become recognized in the international. India has produced many rock bands, some of whom have made it into mainstream Indian music. Agnee is the first Indian rock band to have seen a huge celebrated main stream release, and Shruti Haasan Band name Extramentals is the first girl band in India. Euphoria, a rock band from the capital city Delhi is most famous band in India. Their unique style of music with mixed electric guitar and traditional instruments like the tabla, dholak and sitar helped them gain an audience. Aizawl,The first Indian rock band with an international release and the first Indian band to be nominated for the Grammy award. Biggest platform for Rock Bands in India are the Independence Rock Festival Mumbai, Rock In India Bangalore, June Rock Out Chennai and The Hornbill National Rock in Northeast India. The Great Indian Rock festival was mostly held in Delhi, now foraying into Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore.

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Indian Ocean (Delhi): Indian Ocean is a contemporary rock band from the capital city of India, Delhi. The rock band has so far compiled music from different genres, including fusion, Indian, rock and jazz. This is the best band of Delhi, meanwhile Delhi’s music bands are well famous rock bands in India. Indian Ocean has performed across all over India, latest performance of Indian Ocean was in Pune in 2011. Some notable bands from Delhi include Parikrama, Hundred Octane, Indian Ocean and Them Clones.Avial (Kerala): The Avial band’s music is a fusion of native folk music and alternative Rock from Kerala. The band is named after the popular South Indian dish Avial. There are very few local language bands and Avial is become the first ever alternative Malayali Rock band. Avial next album expected to be released in February 2011. Another famous rock band in Kerala is MotherJane, formed in 1996 and know for different styles like progressive rock and Carnatic music.LBG (Little Babooshka’s Grind) (Chennai): The LBG is one of the pioneers of performing original music in Chennai. The album ‘Bad Children’ is the LBG’s first full-length studio music video and was the big hit. Chennai has a huge talented community of young musician, another best bands in Chennai is Junkyard Groove.Tripwire (Mumbai): Tripwire band form the city of dreams mumbai,is the first punk band in India. Tripwire took Indian punk rock to the next level by being the first punk band ever to be chosen to play. Tripwire was formed in 2002 and has been playing shows across the country promoting Punk Rock. Famous Mumbai rock bands includes Black,The Works (Band), Zodiac, Khiladi, Asylum and Garden Of Thorns.Fossils (Kolkata): Fossils–A Bangla Rock band formed in Kolkata, West Bengal in 1998. Fossils is one of the best and mostly popular band who  performs in the Bengali language. Their music is flavoured by a blend of blues, alternative rock, and psychedelia In 2004 their second album, entitled Fossils 2 was the biggest hit album. Other most popular rock bands in Kolkata includes Cassini’s Division, Pseudonym, Hobos, bhoomi and Cactus.Thermal and a quarter (TAAQ) (Bangalore): Thermal and a Quarter is a rock band based in Bangalore,they describes its music as ‘Bangalore Rock’. Thermal and a quarter was notable for their focus on original music. They were among the first groups in Asia to make their music available under a creative commons. TAAQ has earned the enviable reputation of being a pioneering Indian Rock band. Bangalore bands also includes Raghu Dixit Project, Kryptos, Abondoned Agony and Inner Sanctum.Soulmate (Shillong): The band created history by being the first and only blues band ever to represent India. Soulmate band is from Shillong Meghalaya, inspired by the roots and groove sounds of the Blues and the Blues-rocks. India’s Northeast in general and Shillong in particular is widely regarded as the “Rock Capital of India”. Northeast India popular bands includes Girish & The Chronicles (Gangtok), Escape Velocity (Guwahati), Magdalene (Mizoram) and Soulmate (Shillong).Microtone (Hyderabad): This band has carved its own unique niche in the Indian rock scene, fusing rock with funk to give an uplifting style of rock. Microtone is considered to be one of the first bands of underground Indian rock from hyderabad. Hard Rock Cafe is the best platform for these rockers to perform. Hyderabad well known bands also includes Evergreen, Asian Heat, Wreckage and Native Tongue.Silver (Pune): Silver, an experimental band created three year ago with the very intention of creating original music, from Pune. The famous rock band from pune has represented India in Taiwan at Asian beat. Nemesis and prosody bands are also known for its performance and original music in Pune. Highway 61 rock band in another famous band in Pune.Nicotine (Indore): Nicotine is a Metal Rock band from Indore,came into existence in few years back. Nicotine band is well known for its original music and probably the most known band from the central part of the country. Other famous bands from the “heart of India“are Overdrive and Unforbidden Souls.

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DogmaTone Records
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Hello from DogmaTone Records!!! As part of our efforts to promote Rock Music in India, we are looking for Non-English Rock Bands from across India. Any rock band there is, who primarily create music in any Indian language please contact us. We are open to any Indian language- Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi (yeah 😀 you heard that right), Marathi,etc., ANY INDIAN LANGUAGE!!!! Guess it’s high time Rock Music is evangelized (:P), preached & popularized in India! And damn the naysayers! Yes, by Rock Music we do mean all forms / sub-genres of the same, like – Metal (Doom,… Read more »

laxmi.verma
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laxmi.verma

luv u guys.healing our souls from your divine n soulful music.keep up the gud work .

sharyu
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sharyu

u guys r fab!!!!………..ua music ROCKS!!……..

harshita
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harshita

love u guys …….. wish if i were a part of u……..!!:)

Smrijit
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Smrijit

Have You ever listen Mohiner Ghoraguli(The first proper Indian band) or Fossils….then the list would be different.

arun prax
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avial is the best indian metal rock band.
Avial u rockz….
Aanakallan rockz
nd
tony rockz

naval
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naval

i have heard agnee and faridkot but can’t which genre they belong….

mohd faisal
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hi I write songs in hindi and urdu I want to be a part of any band that can utilize my poetries ,those who feel that its a great idea plz contact me at [email protected]

ALPANA DEY
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ALPANA DEY

as a journalism student this year i need to make magazine nd my jounr is musical band in india……….. i can c very less info about al d band can u hlp me frm wr will i get relevant information nd maximum information……pls hlp me

shailendra pratap
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shailendra pratap

Hi… im a guitarist and play riffs of metal and rock songs.. can i get a job sumwhere…???????

Mohamed Jameel alikhan
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Mohamed Jameel alikhan

Hi,

I am looking for English pop and Hindi Band for an upcoming new year event in Chennai..Interested bands can send in their quotation to [email protected]

rajesh
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rajesh

where did PARIKRAMA go ??? it isn’t there in d list

ashwani lamba
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ashwani lamba

Hi! guys it’s cool to see all the things here. I hope one day we will ROCK the world and get this guy some cool music to be proud of, thanks.

princess
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princess

hey guys im a muzic lover…n searching 4 a best bands so can any1 tell me from which site i can get english songs and bands….

sam lukose
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sam lukose

1.AVIAL
2.PARIKRAMA
3.MOTHERJANE
4.SLAIN
5.GODDESS GAGGED

Vivek pandya
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Vivek pandya

Hi,
i am a drummer n my frnd is a keyboard player. We want to settle our own band so please help us.
Thank you

jaydeep
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Thanks To http://www.walkthroughindia.com for Info, My Knowledge is Improve and I can See Largest info about india and indian
so thank you Very Very much.

Aakii
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Aakii

CuZ of bullshit crap bands like Indian ocean and most of the above the India has never won ema vma ama Grammys etc and never will make it to there cuz of chikni Chameli and shella and munni…someone has to go and take up the cause and do something…I have a band we’ve Playin for a few months we r locally popular we’ve an ep with some demo tapes…if anyone wanna help us out ull be appreciated..We only make English songs

VIKAS
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VIKAS

Hai Rockstars..

We Need few bands to perform for a Event which will be conducted in a few days .. interested bands please drop your details to my mail id [email protected] or call me to 07386970711..Amazing Hospitality will be provided and sure with some surprises

gopal
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gopal

i need help for making my own band

avinash ranjan
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avinash ranjan

Hi….i want to form a band.i have a drummer ,a acoustic guitarist a keyboard player and a singer….we have designed a rock song….please suggest me what to do next for getting my song hit…..we are all under 19age….can we make a band…we r not instrument expert.
my song is in Hindi….please sir help me..

anshu
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anshu

You are rock dude. cool i am also a part of band in nagpur but you are sooooo good …….friends i am a keyboard player.

ULV PRADYOTHAN
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ULV PRADYOTHAN

I am very happy to see. I am a 21 year old professional instrumentalist in piano and keyboard,having started performing as a professional for music recording as well as cine playback music from the age of 11 onwards. I have composed more than 500 songs in various indian languges like bhojpuri,telugu,hindi,tamil,kannada,oriya and english for cinema,private concerts,and stage programs. I have also done music composing for temple and folk festivals(sponsored by governement of ANDHRA PRADESH for MEDARAM JATARA ,which is suppose to be the biggest tribal festival in asia), christian songs for church prayers. I have passed level 3 of 8th… Read more »

anshu
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anshu

Sir i want to became a music director so please help me sir plzzzzzz.

yogen sigh
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yogen sigh

my intresed in make lyric

Nikhil
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Nikhil

Can u please provide the contact info of the bands mentioned above as we r going to organise Annual day function in our college….So we r intrested to Hire any 1 of themm……

Morph.in
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we need show …it’s a rock band…if any one interest about our band plz mail us……

Wizzy
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Wizzy

Its kind of horrible when you put a non-ROCK genre band in the list of top 10 ROCK bands !!!! Bhoomi is definitely not a rock band, it is a folk band,and soulmate as I know their genre is blue not pure rock. So it is top 10 rock band or top 10 most popular band or top 10 band. Clarify please.

Anirban
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Anirban

Guys just check.. Bhoomi is not at all a rock band of kolkta..they do folk music..in that case it should be either fossils or cactus on the list. Bt, compared to popularity between these two, cactus is nowhere near fossils..! Just check your database guys..

yule alberona
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yule alberona

where the hell is Boomarang (Aizawl)!!!!!

Partha Pratim Kundu
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Partha Pratim Kundu

Bhoomi is not a rock band at all, rather it is folk. Please give Fossils’s name instead Bhoomi.

Nicks
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Nicks

In this time almost all d band plays metllica …but this time people wants some soulfull songs……example: agnee is best in both types of music……

Pranav
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Pranav

does a rock band has to have a bass guitarist. I’m forming a band in pune with 2 guitarist, a pianist, drummer and a vocalist but i dont knw any bass guitarist. Plz rply

vardan
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vardan

Where is the PARIKRAMA Dear…

Bicky Paul
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Bicky Paul

If you are looking for a christian rock band then Soldier X is good.For Booking call 9373900080.

SamueL Songungou
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SamueL Songungou

Where is magdalene, themclones, boomarang, etc..dudes?? They deserve to be there. Bdw, magdalene plays REAL rock song..do listen to ‘life beyond death’ u will jump out of your seat. The vocalist is my close friend and so is boomarang’s vocalist too. Well, nice write…im a guitarist myself and formed UNWRITTEN PAGES but i quit everything coz i know you will never make it big being an indian. I wanted to be like the metallicas or the iron maidens..but im not an american. So no chance! Nw i teach music, have a good guitar collction and im doin MBA + writing… Read more »

Tanuj Khosla
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Tanuj Khosla

I am a budding lyricist and would like to write lyrics for bands. I can compose them in both English and Hindi and am comfortable with all genres. I can send across a few samples of my work on request. Please mail me at [email protected] if interested.

Avishek Roy
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Avishek Roy

Fossils (Kolkata) is Rocksssssssss

Rahul
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Rahul

Hello!

I am Rahul from Hamirpur State – Himachal Pradesh.Currently m staying in Delhi. Actually i am playing guitar. But m just begainer and playing Guitar from last 7 to 8 month. And also i can sing soft songs. i want to join Band. So please if any 1 have requirement than contact with me. My mobile No – +918130021998. email id – [email protected]

Thanks
Rahul

pawan
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hi all,
We are “Battery shop” , a soft punk rock band from pune . We have couple of original songs (in hindi).
for booking contact +91- 9881473520.
We are based in pune.

makarand
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makarand

Hii everyone .i wanna start a rockband soo where do i kick-off …

Larosh
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Larosh

YO!! Avial !! u guys rock always!! such a brilliant band from God’s Own Country!! cheers:)

Shrey Pareek
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Shrey Pareek

great work on compiling these excellent bands but i think mother jane should have made the list

NAVIN
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NAVIN

We need 10 good rock bands competition to perform in nasik on 7,8 and 9 sep wil get a price of 1st 50 lacs and 2nd 15 lacs. Interested bands may mail their profile and some clips. before 25 may. or any queary call on 8888857403.

Abhishesh Pal
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i am learning synthesizers… please give me some tips so that i can do better… me and some of my college mates want to form a band,,,…
thanks

Arky Nelson
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Arky Nelson

Hello everyone! I’m a guitarist from Shillong and I want to start my carrier as a musician. I want to form a rock band. I’m not a qualified musician ( studying staff notations ) but I do practise different styles. Can anyone help me out…..

Anindo
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Hello all, check out our band Advaita. Delhi based eclectic fusion band. Been around for 8 years, we have 2 albums out under EMI India.

The albums are available on flipkart or can be purchased at any reputed music store.
1)Grounded in space – Released in march 2009
2)The Silent Sea – Released in february 2012

https://www.facebook.com/advaitamusic

Thanks.

ABHISHEK SINGH
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ABHISHEK SINGH

hello sir i am very good singer……if you believe me than plz take me with us…….or give me 1 chance to proove myself…….

joseph eapen
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joseph eapen

well i have been listning to all kinds of music and found this music video of a small band called Of Monsters and Men. a folk/indie pop band from Iceland. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghb6eDopW8I anything similar to this style aroud in india. i am a cg artist have been traveling around . but i try to keep track of the global music scene. i was also looking for some music like this from some small band in india. to make a music video in my free time. i might be off again soon for another movie job but will be back later in… Read more »

rahul mukerji
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rahul mukerji

i just cant find Motherjane in the list!!!!