Top Ten Rock Bands In India


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The Top Ten

Avial (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
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
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...
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2Cactus (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
7uparb & fantastic guys/! * carry ön your pas7ion high.. _/
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
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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... :-)
Rahul ram for his unique bass grooves...!
Sushmit sen for his magnificent lead..!
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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.
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5440 MHz (Jamshedpur)
Best Band I've ever heard... D 1 band nly that play all genre songs
Jampot guys you rook

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!
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7Eccentric Pendulum (Bangalore)

8Sifar (Delhi)
Alternative rock band just like nirvana

9Thermal 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!

10Maati (Ajmer)
Rising rap rock band from rajasthan

The Contenders

11Lucid Recess (Guwahati)
Awesome three member band... Truly awesome
One of the best bands performing live I have ever seen

12Fossils (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 top bangala band in kolkata, the pole is incorrect. Cactus is not the top bangala band. The lyric of fossils is awesome. Please at first listen the song of fossils then create the pole. Thanks a lot.. Joy rock.
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..
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13Scribe (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

14Moksh (Mumbai)

15Naaz (Kashmir)

16Cassini's Division (Kolkata)

17Bhayanak 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...
Awesome band... The guttural twins.. Vinay n sunnieth... But its not rock... Its metal..

18The Sueen (Kashmir)

19Kcor (Bangalore)

20Euphoria (Delhi)
Your song, compositions, music are just deserve a better rank
The best band of India
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
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21Limit Zero (Bangalore)
Amazing vocals infused with cool bass with the whirlwind of the amazing drummer venkat sure to rule #1
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
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22Indus 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.


The god & conveyor of rock scene in india, n still they aren't rated in top10, ! Whats wrong with the voters
Bulletproof of worlds fantastic band indus creed can even beat master of pupet of metalica

23Microtone (Hyderabad)

24Underground Authority (Kolkata)

25Junkyard Groove (Chennai)
What... They should be in top 5... ~!
The best most authentically rock sounding band in india
The Best Band by all means.
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26Inner Sanctum (Bangalore)

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.

28Apocalypse (Ranchi)
Really a rocking band

29Agnee (Pune)

30Pentagram (Mumbai)

31Acrimony (Bhopal)
Best from central india

3213ad (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.

33Lone Philosophers (Assam)
Awesome band... Great songs... Great solos and mortally impossible drumming
Wah wah kya baat hein... Accha hein... Dheshkau... '

34Sweet 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

35Demonic 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

36Delete (Kolkata / Howrah)

37Riprap (Assam)
Music is really awesome.. Heart touches somes of the songs
The Band Riprap is from Meghalaya and not Assam

38Ably (Aizawl)

39Girish and the Chronicles (Gangtok)
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

40Astitva (Delhi)

41Evil 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
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42Zero (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.


43Kaash - The Band
Listen to - "Aankhon mein" and "main laut aunga" and "Saawan" and you'll know why I voted for them

44Soulmate (Shillong)

45Thaikudam Bridge
Listen to FISH ROCK...
THEY ARE just AWESOME AND great...

46One for the Road (Mumbai)

47Boomarang (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

48Extinct 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?

49Filament (Shillong)

50Arihant (Guwahati)
They define metal music.. Forget Children of Bodom, Cradle of Filth, Slipknot or Avenged Sevenfold.. Arihant is the new cool!

51Ageless Yard (Shimla)
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.
This bands got some real metal digged inside... Deserve much better rank in the list...

52Alobo Naga & The Band (Dimapur)
Best Indian cristian rock band I've ever heard... -Ari

53Mashburn Riffs (New Delhi)

54Blak (Affektion)

55Slain (Bangalore)
Most underrated, probably de best prog rock/metal india has ever produced.
Best in Progressive rock..Deserve to be in top 10..

56Rooh (Jalandhar)


58Cascades Band Goa (Goa)
The Best band of all times.

59Challenger the Band (Kolkata, Basirhat)

60Rough Road (Tura)

61Rudranath (Uttarakhand)

62Bull Engine (Delhi)
" Kickass Raw music with hard hitting vocals from a 3 piece band "

63Sixthveda (Kolkata)
An awesome band...lead guitarist plays awesome guitar riffs...

64Ahhirann (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.

65Antariksh (Delhi)

66Mixolidian (Arunachal Pradesh)

67Disasters (Kolkata)
You really made us mad yaar

68Vulcanites (Jabalpur)
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/
More than heavenly more than divine... Superocking... Love you guys

69Ferrari (Kolkata/Howrah)
It is the frist rock/foclk
Band in howrah andul

70Dosser's Urge (Shillong)
Awesome band with unique style. There music is great...

71Asima (Kerala)

72Rishi Inc. (Delhi)

73Half Step Down (Delhi)

74Menwhopause (Delhi)

75Them Clones (New Delhi)

76Yesterdrive (New Delhi)

77Nasha (Delhi)

78Agam (Bangalore)

79Rudraksh (Jaipur)
Experimental Hindi Rock band

80The 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.

81Street Lion Eagles

82Divine Connection

83Antariksh (New Delhi)
Easily the best and most authentic "Hindi-Rock" band in the country.

84Now I See (Mumbai)

85Unity Overdose
Just Go And Listen TO Baby Tum Ho, It Is Beautiful

86Redefined Rock

87Kavya's the Band (Jaipur)
We are doing somthing different with electric and acoustic...

88Phoenix (Kanpur)

89Gary Lawyer (Mumbai)

Personally one of my favorites and one of the most respected artists of Indian rock, Gary Lawyer and his band are a treat to watch live. Takes you back to the classic rock era where it all started.


90The Elitists

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