In a year that is turning out to be one of the best for fans of metal in India (Dark Tranquility, Cradle of Filth, Pain of Salvation), here’s one more reason to celebrate – lineup for the Deccan Rock Festival 2011. Check it out:

May 6, 2011 – Day 1:
Sybreed – Switzerland
Violent Eve – Spain
Bloodshedd – Philippines
Motor Militia – Bahrain
Antim Grahan – Nepal
Shades of Retribution – Assam, India
Escher’s knot – Chennai, India
Abraxas – Pune, India
Evergreen – Cochin, India

May 7, 2011 – Day 2:
Decapitated – Poland
Nervecell – Dubai
Cyanide Serenity – United Kingdom
Inner Guilt – Lebanon
Devoid – Mumbai, India
III Sovereign – Delhi, India
Abandoned Agony – Bangalore, India
Artillerie – Delhi, India
Funeral in Heaven – Sri lanka
Sledge – Hyderabad, India

The first edition of the Deccan Rock Festival was headlined by Amon Amarth & Textures in 2009 at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore. However, this year the festival moves to Hyderabad. The tickets are available for a 1000 bucks each, which is fairly reasonable considering  they cover both the days and we get to see 20 bands live. Cheers to that \m/