As part of the Royal Hyderabad celebrations from August 26th to 30th September, Royal Challenge is organising a rock show by renowned Hyderabadi rock band Sledge. Sledge is a 5-piece metal outfit from Hyderabad that has emerged from the ever-so-rapidly growing twin cities, and has had a major role in putting Hyderabad on the national rock scene. The band has been around since 1998, but things started getting serious only in 2000.
The winner of Castrol Garage Rock '03 and runner-up at NSIT & IIT Delhi, Sledge was formed in 1998 when a group of students decided to get together to bring death and heavy metal back into prominence. They succeeded in their efforts when they were recognized in IIT Delhi for the first time, where they ended up as runner-up.
From then on, they have been consistently winning competitions all around the country, and in 2003 they peaked, winning the Castrol Garage Rock contest, bagging all the prizes up for grabs - Best Vocals, Best Lead Guitarist, Best Bassist and Best Drummer.
The band consists of 5 die-hard rock fans who are influenced not only to the extent to which music can take over an individual, but also towards the attitude to life and its perceptions. Sledge admits to deep influences by heavymetal monoliths like Sepultura, Slayer, Pantera, Megadeth and Metallica. The members of the band consist of Subhash on lead guitar, Avinash for vocals, Suman on the drums, Karna on rhythm guitar and Anjani on the bass.
Entry charges are Rs. 150 per head, and it includes a mug of beer for free. Please contact Shiv Prasad on 98851-87834 for further details.