This is what the guys at RSJ have to say about the Great Indian Rock Festival 2010 headliners:


Enslaved was formed in 1991 by Ivar Bjornson and Grutle Kjellson, and released their first demo “Yggdrasill” in the summer of 1992. Enslaved also put out the legendary mini album “Hordanes Land” in 1993 (this was released also as a split-CD with Emperor’s s/t MLP). Enslaved’s debut album “Vikingligr Veldi” came during the spring of 1994, while the historically successful second album “Frost” was released already late 1994. “Eld” in many ways marked the opening of a horizon-widening era for the band in 1997. The following year saw the release of “Blodhemn”; perhaps surprising for some with its fury and blacker edges. Enslaved have already played to fans before in India and this will be the black metal behemoths’ second time here.


TesseracT is a British progressive metal band from Milton Keynes, England. It began in 2003 as a solo writing project for guitarist Acle Kahney, and in 2007 TesseracT developed into a five-piece band fronted by vocalist Abisola Obasanya, who has since been replaced by Dan Tompkins. TesseracT play a technical and polyrhythmic brand of progressive metal, which has been likened to bands such as Meshuggah, Textures, and Sikth.

Purified in Blood

Purified in Blood (PiB) is a Norwegian band from Hommers, near Sandnes. They started up in the winter of 2003, and dissolved in January 2007. April 25 2008, PiB though announced that they now are back. They play metal with roots in hardcore, (Though PiB have strong thrash metal influences as well).Do not miss the metalcore assault of Purified in Blood.

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