Band Profiles

Escher’s Knot


Status: Active

Origin: Chennai

Genre: Technical/Progressive Metal

Escher’s Knot is a metal outfit from Chennai formed in July 2009. The band consists of Abijith (Ston’d) on vocals, Anshuman (ex-IIIrd Sovereign) on guitars, Madhav (Theorized) on bass and Manu (Blood & Iron) on drums. With influences ranging from Tool to Textures to Decapitated, the band caters to a unique blend of technical riffing and drumming, heavy bass lines and growls and screeches. Being one of the few metal bands to have cropped up in Chennai, the band has carried the mantle quite well with frequent pub gigs and outstation shows more recently. Despite their recent beginnings, the band has had considerable success come their way including being the winners of Unwind Center’s Underground Battle Of The Bands – grabbing all individual prizes, and making it to the Mood Indigo South Finals. The chance to open for Textures and Amon Amarth at the Deccan Rock Fest in Bangalore was narrowly missed by just 3 points. January 2010 marked a terrific start to the year with the band winning the Let People Live concert and subsequently finishing first (and with Manu picking up Best Drummer) in Decibels – the semi-pro event at IIT-Chennai’s fest Saarang. This gave them the opportunity to open for Swedish powerhouse HammerFall. The band  recently released their EP “Tessellations”.

Escher’s Knot is

Abijith – Vocals
Madhav – Bass
Anshuman – Guitars
Manukrishnan – Drums

For more: www.reverbnation.com/eschersknot