Top Ten Rock Bands In India


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The Top Ten

Cactus (Kolkata)
A rock band with a soul... Each and every song of this band touches the heart... I guess this is what passion of music does to you... You end up creating music which people eventually end up listening every single day... Their live performance is better than the best... Way to go cactus
There's something magical about this band's music... It's nothing like the regular music you get to hear these days... It's so different- SO good that it can make a person cry in disbelief...Disbelief that such passionate musicians actually exist, that too in India...Amazing
7uparb & fantastic guys/! * carry ön your pas7ion high.. _/
[Newest]Attend their live shows... Pure madness!

2Avial (Kerala)
The very best band in the country without any doubt... Avial brings malayalam rock to the highest level possible... Nada nada, aana kallan etc are the best of the lot... You can never stop humming to their tones
Music is awesome... The lead guitarist rocks, the vocal is average... And DJ you deserve a throne dude... Excellent work in the film "SECOND SHOW"! Keep ROCKING AVIAL...
Brilliant blending they do.. No indian language based band has their class and calibre! Rex vijayan the lead guitarist and mithun the drummer are the highlights of the band.. Even though I miss anand raj benjamin paul as the lead vocalist, tony has done a fair job in filling his void
[Newest]When I see them live.. I say..,... Rex is the best.. Mithun stunning.. Benny classic.. And tony.. :) his vocal better now.. Avial no1

3Indian Ocean (Delhi)
Indian Ocean is very rocking band. The main Rahul Ram is very talented. The album Black Friday is my favorite.
The song Ma Reva... I like it very much.

So... It should take first rank in Indian rock bands.
... Perfect combo of music and authenticity... :-)
I have been in Music world for more than 15 years. With all the experience I have, I will certainly vote Indian Ocean for their amazing Musicianship.
[Newest]Over best band in India

4Parikrama (Delhi)
Awesome band.. Old mens you rock!
Without a doubt one of the premier bands of india. Been listening to them since school and they still don't dissapoint.
Awesome vocals, awesome guitars, awesome drums, awesome everything
There is no comparison! The list is all wrong. There are true rock band.
[Newest]I like this band very much

5Fossils (Kolkata)
Fossils by very far is the best rock back in India... Not parikrama.. Not indian ocean.. Not anyone else... The music and the lyrics, even though shares similarities with iron maiden sometimes, are original and the only sound in india that sounds true rock and roll. Hard rock, heavy rock. If you want soul music and soft rock, there's a separate genre for both. For true rock, fossils is the best rock band in india. And bishakto manush is the best rock song of all time in india.. And fossils debut album, fossils is the best indian rock album of all time.
Fossils is the best and top band in bengal because their music is so relatable. They literally draw life with the power of sound! For each mood there is a song which can give me some answers and make me feel better!. The lyrics of their songs who touch me inside. Their songs, a way to escape when I'm having a rough time and give me strength. They are next to me if I'm alone. For me FOSSILS are like a best friend and My life...
Man.. This is horrible, who has made this vote.. Did they have any sense about fossils... It is the band whre rock is at its best position in whole country... The pole is incorrect.. They have placed a band in 1st position who had cheated the audience in a live show by playing their records and doing only lip singing on the stage..
[Newest]One of the best Bengali band ever

6Mother Jane (Kerala)
Awesome band.. They rock... The taste of south indian classical can be seen in their s
Awesome band..
No one can equal the classical style of the lead guitars...
The classical touch that they give to each of their songs is awesome..
Seriously? A silly bengali band at number 1 (No one understands the language well and anyways I've heard cactus's songs are pale and dumb)? Indian Ocean are just above this beauty of a band because they were instantly popular. Motherjane are the best band to come out of India and have produced the best guitarist of the country, Baiju D'rajan. Their drummer Deepu is awesome as well and Suraj Mani has a good voice. Definitely should have been number 1!
[Newest]Baiju D'rajan is god of Indian guitar...

7Bhayanak Maut (Mumbai)
Its real rock and metal other band in list are like one direction and Justin bieber who are concidered girls band... And this band in band which deserve to be in list.. Its like Metallica, Bullet For My Valentine, trivium, iron maiden... Vote for this band... So Indians will also know what is real music...
Laugh out loud why is bhayanak maut on a rock band list

8Lucid Recess (Guwahati)
Awesome three member band... Truly awesome
One of the best bands performing live I have ever seen
Best Indian band in my opinion!
[Newest]Biased to music. Sweet to hear.

9Pentagram (Mumbai)
Rocked Cult a way 2013

10Sifar (Delhi)
Alternative rock band just like nirvana
Supercool songs... you can't ignore once you start listening!
Great band. Their songs are like Pakistani bands. That's why they are awesome.

The Contenders

11Indus Creed (Mumbai)
If there was no Indus Creed (Rock Machine), who knows what Indian Rock scene would have been like. They shot Indian Rock to international fame at a time when rock was mostly unheard in India.


Indus Creed at 16 The people who have been rocking since the 90's Its just stupid
Clearly anyone can call there band a "Rock" band nowadays
List is long whereas there are only a few bands in India who understand and can "attempt" to play rock
The god & conveyor of rock scene in india, n still they aren't rated in top10, ! Whats wrong with the voters
[Newest]One of my favorite band.

12440 MHz (Jamshedpur)
Best band ever, rocking around for years spreading inspiration to music lovers
Waiting for your next show guys
Best Band I've ever heard... D 1 band nly that play all genre songs
[Newest]This is my 1 of the favourite band

13Euphoria (Delhi)
Your song, compositions, music are just deserve a better rank
They should deserve at last on top 10. what they doing in 21..
Obviously the best and the greatest. Their songs have been very popular among the youth since the late 90's. I used to listen to them daily. The lead singer and composer Palash Sen is simply the best. I don't know why this band is so behind in this poll

14Eccentric Pendulum (Bangalore)

15Thermal and a Quarter (Bangalore)
Bangalore band! Really good music!
Classic music composition! If there is anyone who manifests guitar playing with the spirit of Karate, Mr. (Bruce Lee) Mani is the man!
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16Maati (Ajmer)
Rising rap rock band from rajasthan

17Demonic Resurrection (Mumbai)
They've played in Bloodstock. What are they doing at #28? DESERVES TO BE IN THE TOP 5 at least!
A very appreciated death metal band with suevering vocal crashing melodies
They have done concert tours den anyone else and are d most famous Indian band they deserve top 5 avial doesn't

18Underground Authority (Kolkata)
Fabulous band performed last year in our college NIT Raipur.

19Scribe (Mumbai)
The BEST rock/metal/hardcore band the country has EVER seen.

Talk about non-conformity.

Best live act in the country as well.
Real Hard rock band

20Acrimony (Bhopal)
Best in everything.. Each composition is worth listening
Best from central india
Soulful compositions they have!
[Newest]Very distinct, simply the best.

21Kcor (Bangalore)

22Agnee (Pune)
I love these guys
Love your voice Mohan

23Cassini's Division (Kolkata)

24Moksh (Mumbai)

25The Sueen (Kashmir)
You are living in a disputed territory and still are making great music and are one of the top bands of north!
Good Work!

26Delete (Kolkata / Howrah)

27Naaz (Kashmir)

28Thaikudam Bridge
#35 is definitely not it. Needs to be in the top 20 at least. in my humble opinion, top 10. They've covered songs beautifully, and is a favorite among all crowds in Kerala. ("Nostalgia")
Marvellous I love you guys... Carry on (my one of the top song is yours nostalgia )
All the best and thanks for being there

29Limit Zero (Bangalore)
The best bass guitarist ever in India... Shiva a kick ass band easily in top 5, the awesome bass riff are totally the main spot of this band
Ya agree the best bass guitarist India's got Shiva
Amazing vocals infused with cool bass with the whirlwind of the amazing drummer venkat sure to rule #1

30Junkyard Groove (Chennai)
What... They should be in top 5... ~!
The best most authentically rock sounding band in india
The Best Band by all means.
[Newest]Great voice, groovy guitar and gunning drums

31Girish and the Chronicles (Gangtok)
He is the best vocalist in India.. If you don't believe me please listen to his covers like Pink, Rock and Roll, 18 and life, I don't wanna miss the thing, Welcome to the jungle and many more.. He is by far the best and most under rated vocalist
Come on! This band should be way up. Girish pradhan is the man!
No one here seems to have knowledge about rock music, if they feel this particular band is in tfhis position

32Bevar Sea (Bangalore)
Indian Stoner / Doom Metal band

33Kavya's the Band (Jaipur)
Rocking guys!... Feel proud rock it touchwood, each and every person all the best lots of best wishes from my side yo!... :-) ;-)
Best band I have seen ever
Best band ever seen...
[Newest]The most awesome band I have ever seen.

One of the best rock band from the north east. Their songs are great and good to listen over and over again. Save me, heaven or hell, life beyond death are some of their great songs.
M/ the best gospel rock band in India... Great to see you on top ten Indian rock band
Awesome band. Their songs are very inspiring.
[Newest]Good song, good music good band...

35Microtone (Hyderabad)

36Ageless Yard (Shimla)
This bands got some real metal digged inside... Deserve much better rank in the list...
Bunch of talented Metal Heads from Himachal Pradesh. Playing some real thrash metal. Search for "Black Paper Greed Dogs" on sound cloud and feel some great music from Himachal.

37Apocalypse (Ranchi)
Really a rocking band

38Sweet Children (Bhubaneswar)
Maybe its the next THE BIG THING because they experiment with music, they cn make you bang yo head with their metal OC's or they cn melt yo Heart with romantic OC's and best part they combine Rap and Rock
One of the most amazing bands I've ever seen.
Rap rock band Wit young Artist Very innovative. Have deep feeling in their music. May be india upcuming top band

39Astitva (Delhi)
Best band ever live on stage
Best band so ever!
Band with best drummer and lead guitarist... Zaman and aayush... you guys r awesome... Aayush's beats r just like of joy jordison

40Slain (Bangalore)
Most underrated, probably de best prog rock/metal india has ever produced.
Best in Progressive rock..Deserve to be in top 10..

41Inner Sanctum (Bangalore)

4213ad (Kerala)
A real rock band from India. Their music is so divine. Lyrics are so poetic and prophetic. They released two albums, "Ground Zero" and "Tough on the Streets.
13 AD has one of the best albums among Indian rock bands.

43Lone Philosophers (Assam)
Awesome band... Great songs... Great solos and mortally impossible drumming

44Riprap (Assam)
Music is really awesome.. Heart touches somes of the songs
First band of Garo Hills. With lots of pleasant, heart touching love songs and some hard licks totally the best
The Band Riprap is from Meghalaya and not Assam

45Soulmate (Shillong)
! You kidding me.. Did anyone ever listen to the Piece of my heart Cover. They are certainly amongst top 10
Undisputed number 1 blues band in India.
They should be in top 10

46Zero (Mumbai)
Easily the best band India has produced. I've never seen crowds singing to any Indian band's originals as much as to theirs. With songs like PSP 12, Lucy, Spitleaf, they could easily challenge any international band. Hook is one of the best albums I've ever heard. It's sad they had to part ways.


What is Zero doing at 39? They easily should be in top 10. Made just 3 albums but all 3 were brilliant and they sound sensational live!

47Ably (Aizawl)

48Evil Insignia (Silliguri)
I agree with all the comments. She was by far the best not just this year but of all time. She's even better than Rhydian. Rebecca Ferguson is actually one of the best singers I've ever heard right up there with Elvis, Freddie and Meat Loaf. Her debut album will be the best album in decades. And Rebecca Ferguson is the best singer since Freddie. And she's also extremely good looking

Check out their ep guys
Best in public views it is a bengali alt metal bands but they r going to launch their new ep in Hindi/English do check the page on fb

49One for the Road (Mumbai)

50Goddess Gagged (Mumbai)
Must listen to their song on "MTV Indies" channel...

51Divine Connection
Mtv rock contest winner... Very talented band. They are brilliant musicianss

52The Down Troddence (Kerala)

53Kaash - The Band
Listen to - "Aankhon mein" and "main laut aunga" and "Saawan" and you'll know why I voted for them

54Rudraksh (Jaipur)
Experimental Hindi Rock band

55Vulcanites (Jabalpur)
Mind blowing band. Saw them performing a few days back nice vocalist. Fabulous performance over all. Searched them over internet got an old link to there radio gig, nice composition. These guys are worth talking about.
Hell raise... Hell freezer, best band from madhyapradesh, although they don't have fine recording over the internet. But I have hear them over radio and seen them live too, they are tremendous. Believe me they are superb. M/
Awesome at stage. Saw them performing at tiger hunt a few days back simply ass kicking... you guys rock... !

56Agam (Bangalore)
Where ragas meet rock... Awesome!
Nice songs. I like it

57Filament (Shillong)

58Boomarang (Aizawl)
Awesome band. The songs are just too good. And their album HOME is out for pre order on flipkart.
Just listen to Stellar and home on youtube. Those are one of their best songs.
They are the best

59RockGarden (Howrah)
There songs are truly awesome they are truly great the song 'the Christmas song' of them is real jazz rock! Their songs are truly creative... India should listen them and vote for them to make them king of rock and rap metal act of India..
A nice song Christmas song this band is very good
One of bluesy band I ever listened in India

60Extinct Reflections (Bangalore)
The best metal band in india they opened for lamb of god, and the singer of lamb of god randy himself praised extinct reflection what more do you want?

61Challenger the Band (Kolkata, Basirhat)

62Rough Road (Tura)
I like this band music vocalist guitarist I proud of them.
Unique guitar play. Nice and heart touching garo songs
They are the only one band from Garo Hills got twice to be selected in Great Indian Rock. Their songs are really majestic, awesome and glamorous which attracts someone falling in love. Their songs "Atchu Atchu " really got high illusion & "she knows" is really awesome n great.

63Rudranath (Uttarakhand)

64Sixthveda (Kolkata)
An awesome band...lead guitarist plays awesome guitar riffs...

65Arihant (Guwahati)
They define metal music.. Forget Children of Bodom, Cradle of Filth, Slipknot or Avenged Sevenfold.. Arihant is the new cool!

66Antariksh (Delhi)
Easily the most modern and eclectic Hindi Rock band in the country.
Nice innovative great music

67Mashburn Riffs (New Delhi)

68The Sheldon Bangera Band (Mumbai)
Sheldon Bangera is the first Indian gospel artist to be signed up with an International Record Label Integrity Music a David Cook Company.
His First International Album NACHOONGA has been the best seller for the past 6 months.

69Blak (Affektion)

70Disasters (Kolkata)
You really made us mad yaar

71Rooh (Jalandhar)

72Ferrari (Kolkata/Howrah)
It is the frist rock/foclk
Band in howrah andul


74Cascades Band Goa (Goa)
The Best band of all times.

75Bull Engine (Delhi)
" Kickass Raw music with hard hitting vocals from a 3 piece band "

76Them Clones (New Delhi)
Another band which deserves higher spot... A band which composes beautiful songs like Zephyretta and some great tunes like Spunk should deserve better

77Nasha (Delhi)

78Ahhirann (Delhi)
Fastest growing with typical Alternate Genres of rock. Producing the best sounds in rock and punk.
Pakistan too loves you now
One of the best bands of India and is making a remark in Indian Rock music in terms of the international band sounds and their originals. One of the best bands. Dilwalon Ki Dilli rocked, love Dekh Bawari and Punk Nos like Undivided attention and Bhulapayenge woh din Aur War Nahi a classic metal number.

79Mixolidian (Arunachal Pradesh)

80Hearts of Medusa (Mizoram)
A Death Metal band from Mizoram, North-east India. Lots of potential in them, good skill, technical riffs, deep growling vocals and much more Techniques in them.
Their song Consumption of Human. Rocks/

81Papon and The East India Company (Guwahati)
91... Useless website for sure!
Music matter...
The ultimate purpose is to enjoy music
Every one has different taste for music
I like papon and I don't bother about anyone who doesn't
I am crazy for his voice... Papon

82Dosser's Urge (Shillong)
Awesome band with unique style. There music is great...

83Asima (Kerala)

84Rishi Inc. (Delhi)

85Half Step Down (Delhi)

86Menwhopause (Delhi)

87Yesterdrive (New Delhi)

88Street Lion Eagles

89Antariksh (New Delhi)
Easily the best and most authentic "Hindi-Rock" band in the country.

90Now I See (Mumbai)

91Unity Overdose
Just Go And Listen TO Baby Tum Ho, It Is Beautiful

92Redefined Rock

93Eswara (Bangalore)

94Bombay Bassment (Mumbai)

95Skrat (Chennai)
Epic drumming... And tt sriram's voice... So incredible... Skrat and junkyard groove deserve to be in the top ten... Both are too underrated

96Beyond Confusion (Churachandpur)

97Variation - The Different (Ranchi, Jharkhand)

98Hybrid DNA (Kutchchh)
The best rock music available in Gujarat
The best band from bhuj kutch gujrat

They are so versitile

Love them

99Dreality the Band

100Transit Point (Bangalore)
How couldn't this band not be on the list. Raphrophet. Amazing.

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