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Genre: Melodic Death/Groove Metal
City: Pune
Number of People Travelling: 6 People
Performance Time : 45-60 Minutes

AbraXas is a five-member metal band from Pune formed in September 2008. AbraXas, the term, is derived from the Egyptian words ‘abrak’ and ‘sax’, meaning “the honorable and hallowed word,” or “the word is adorable”. It is a reference to both God and Satan as a single, unified deity in the Gnostic faith. Apparently, it is also the name of Santana’s second album released in 1970 and is the name of the symbolic godhead in the novel ‘Demian’ by Hermann Hesse.

Sonically, AbraXas is a mesh of genres molten together to create a sound that is damagingly aggressive, intense, caressing and original at the same time. AbraXas’ ability to captivate a listener’s attention through their original sound and insanely extreme Live Performances led them to win the revered RAIT Unchained soon after their formation, and the National Finals of Campus Rock Idols Edition 5 leading them to open for heavy metal giants IRON MAIDEN at Rock in India alongside bands such as Cyanide Serenity, De Profundis, Slain and Parikrama.

The band has since performed at many a dusty venue – both big and small – in Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Cherrapunjee, Manipal, Indore, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad and Goa and given fans of all ages, shapes and sizes a reason to Mosh their brains out! AbraXas is constantly pushing its boundaries defying a stiff genre pigeonhole and coming through as a hybrid of melodic death / groove – thrash metal at its best. AbraXas’ subtle, caressing melodies coupled with their brand of pure, aggressive metal showcases an inimitable dynamism that demands to be witnessed Live.

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