Top Ten Rock Bands In India


The Top Ten

1 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...

Never heard of it

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2 Indian 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..!

Widout a doubt best jazz fusion band or any original indian music centric band,hope it ends 1 on d list

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3 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

Deserves nothing than number 1. Kick ass tight band. Love you guys. Keep rocking as always...

Cactus is my emotion.

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4 Fossils (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..

If talk about pure rock music then fossils should be in the top position because they are best

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5 Parikrama (Delhi)

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.

Awesome band.. Old mens you rock!

Has the power to cure my wounded heart
The Open Skies & But it Rained is listed as my
Favourite Music in my playlist. The Best Rock Band
Ever In INDIA. Rated 9.7

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6 Sifar (Delhi)

Supercool songs... you can't ignore once you start listening!

Alternative rock band just like nirvana

Very underrated band


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7 Bhayanak Maut (Mumbai)

Laugh out loud why is bhayanak maut on a rock band list


Yep...i heard them and was "brutally" surprised. Good musicians, good solos & the extremely talented Rahul Hariharan.

It's is a hard metal band. the inspiration to upcoming metal heads in India.

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8 Mother Jane (Kerala)

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!

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..

This band is a Legend. After huge lineup changes Only the Bass player and Drummer is left, I miss Baiju, Mithun, Suraj Mani since they left after Maktub. New guys have much potential however they are not creating music enough.

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9 Lucid Recess (Guwahati)

Awesome three member band... Truly awesome

One of the best bands performing live I have ever seen

They really have a genuine and full sound to their music and no doubt they are one of the best out there who should be higher in the list,if u don't agree then just go to YouTube and listen to one of their songs.

This band got true potential to compete with some best bands in the world...They got some serious talent...n should share the top position with Indus Creed in the list of top bands of India.Thank u

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10 Indus 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. - sumit

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

8898946257 ok chandan singh

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The Contenders

11 440 MHz (Jamshedpur)

Best band ever, rocking around for years spreading inspiration to music lovers

Waiting for your next show guys

Would like to see your live performance in my home city

Aniket kanswar you r the next Steve vai... In India!

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12 Eccentric Pendulum (Bangalore)

Hi, my name is ronit & my singing is very goog.. & my mobile number - 8746911933

13 Underground Authority (Kolkata)

I guess, the next gen band in India

The best combo of alt rock and rap. The next gen band of India.

Probably the only rebel band EVER!

My favorite. Band

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14 Euphoria (Delhi)

Your song, compositions, music are just deserve a better rank

They should deserve at last on top 10. what they doing in 21..

Well this band shouldn't be here, isn't a rock band. Where do u find tablas in rock music.

They are better than tiesto...

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16 Agnee (Pune)

Mohan's voice is delicious and Agnee's sound is unique and unmistakable; music that speaks to the soul.

I love these guys

Love your voice Mohan

Agnes is amazing having heart touching songs deserve a better place

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17 Thermal and a Quarter (Bangalore)

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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Please contact...

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18 Scribe (Mumbai)

The BEST rock/metal/hardcore band the country has EVER seen.

Talk about non-conformity.

Best live act in the country as well.

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19 Cassini's Division (Kolkata)

Story of my life, rockng..

Deep vocals

20 Acrimony (Bhopal)

Best in everything.. Each composition is worth listening

Best from central India

Soulful compositions they have!

Didn't expect them to be so high
They are really an awesome band

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Top Remixes (6)

1. Avial (Kerala)
2. Cactus (Kolkata)
3. Indian Ocean (Delhi)
1. Avial (Kerala)
2. Cactus (Kolkata)
3. Indian Ocean (Delhi)
1. 440 MHz (Jamshedpur)
2. Eccentric Pendulum (Bangalore)
3. Sifar (Delhi)

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