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Moshing in the Mountains: Nepal’s Surprisingly Brutal Metal Scene 🇳🇵

Metalheads, prepare to be blown away. Forget everything you thought you knew about Nepal, the land of Everest and serene temples. Nestled beneath the Himalayas lies a thriving metal scene that’s as heavy as the mountains themselves.

Pioneers of Himalayan Metal

Nepal’s metal story starts in the late 90s. Bands like Ugra Karma emerged, pioneering a brutal brand of death metal they called “Himalayan Metal of Death.” These weren’t your typical basement thrashers – they were a force of nature, injecting their music with a raw energy that reflected the untamed beauty of their homeland.

From Black Metal to Metalcore

The scene quickly diversified. Antim Grahan brought the icy winds of black metal, while bands like Underside championed a modern metalcore sound. This diversity is a hallmark of Nepali metal – there’s something for every headbanger.

Why You Should Be Listening to Nepali Metal

Nepali metal is more than just a niche genre. It’s a vibrant scene bursting with creativity, raw energy, and a unique cultural perspective. So, next time you’re looking for a new metal fix, head over to the Himalayas and discover the power of Nepali metal.

Support the Scene!

  • Check out bands below
  • Follow Nepali metal pages and channels on social media.

Get ready to bang your head, Nepal’s metal scene is here to stay!

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  • Genre: Brutal Death Metal/Grindcore
  • Location: Kathmandu, Bagmati
  • Status: Active
  • Formed in: 2009
  • Link: Encyclopedia Metallum


  • Genre: Sludge/Stoner Metal
  • Location: Kathmandu, Bagmati
  • Status: Active
  • Formed in: n/a
  • Link: Encyclopedia Metallum


  • Genre: Grindcore
  • Location: Gandaki Pradesh (early); New York, United States (later)
  • Status: Active
  • Formed in: 2016
  • Link: Encyclopedia Metallum


  • Genre: Old School Death Metal
  • Location: n/a
  • Status: Active
  • Formed in: 2016
  • Link: Facebook