Two of India's most popular rock bands, Parikrama & Pentagram, will be performing on the penultimate day of the Times Hyderabad Carnival, 14th June, at Shilparamam Rock Heights.
Parikrama, arguably India's best-known and longest-active rock band, was officially formed on June 17, 1991. The word Parikrama means 'orbital revolutions' in Sanskrit. The band consists of Nitin Malik on lead vocals, Sonam Sherpa on the lead guitars, Saurabh Choudhary on the guitar, Subir Malik on the keyboards & synthesizers, Chintan Kalra on the bass guitar & providing backing vocals, and Srijan Mahajan on the drums.
Parikrama has more than 1,000 concerts to its name, held all over India in more than 40 cities and in various international competitions. They are yet to release a full-length album, though they did release a free multimedia CD of their singles and videos in 2001. The band often fuses Indian classical music instruments like mridangam, tabla and flute with conventional instruments like guitars, drums and keyboards.
Pentagram is an Indian rock band started in 1993. It was founded by Shiraz, Clyde and Vishal. Randolph and Papal joined in 1994. They were once voted MTV's Artist Of The Month, and also won the Channel V Award for Best Live Band. In 1999, an underground single released by the band, Price Of Bullets, featured famous Indian musicians Javed Akhtar and Shankar Mahadevan.
The band's music has evolved over the years from what used to be described as Alternative to what is now Progressive Alternative Pop. In 2007, the band released a new album "It's OK, It's all Good". Pentagram is the first Indian band to play at Glastonbury.
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