Get you some mosh pit therapy with The Uncertainty Principle!

Hailing from Delhi, the progressive rockers came into existence in 2010, and things have just been an escalator to global recognition since then. The band comprises of Shashank Chandakvocals and samplesAbhishek Rajan on guitar, Nishant Kurup on guitar, Siddharth Rajan on bass and Keith Peter on drums.

So what’s the story behind the moniker- The Uncertainty Principle? 

“The Uncertainty Principle states that you cannot determine both the position and velocity of a particle at a particular instant. The way we interpret this is that you can never know your position as well as where you are going in life at a particular point of time. Our music doesn’t necessarily stick to a particular structure or time signature. Each song is like a story, where you don’t know what is coming next.”- The Uncertainty Principle.

Credits: Karan Mathur

The band finally pieced together all their members in 2011, and had their big break when they caught the attention of Nikhil Malik (from Delhi alt rock band Cyanide and Half Step Down) and Srijan Mahajan (drummer of Parikrama, Half Step Down and Cyanide) who were judges at IIT Delhi’s Blitzkrieg competition, which the band went on to win. Impressed with their catchy riffs and bass heavy rhythm, Nikhil and Srijan invited the band to record at their studio.

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The members remember finding their sanctuary in music at a very early age. Most of them remember being amazed by the massive followings their favourite bands had, and the kind of music they played. Their shared passion for music, set the band in a unique niche sound of their own.

“When I was just 9 years old, my mom was keen on me learning to play an instrument, and I was very keen on it too. So before too long she put a guitar in my hand, and I’ve never looked back.”-Abhishek Rajan

From early influences such as Metallica, Rammstein and even American pop music, the band has come a long way in their musical tastes and artist influences.

“I’ve always dreamt of being a musician, since I first picked up a guitar when I was 12. I would hear a lot of different bands playing different styles, and wanted to be on stage like them, and make my own music. I got the opportunity to join this band in 2011, without much experience on the bass, when my brother asked me to be a part of it, and since then it’s been a huge part of my life.”- Siddharth Rajan

Music gets the blood flowing, heart thumping and emotions soaring and when the time came to make the decision that would change their lives, all of them knew that music is where their heart was and since then they haven’t looked back.

In February 2017, the band released their debut album, “Discord”, featuring hard hitting singles such as Forever, The Question, The Scourge and Stigma among others.

“We spent a long time working on our debut album, which we released in February. Finally releasing this album was probably our most important achievement to date.”


The band get their musical influences from international prog-rock mammoths Karnivool, Porcupine Tree, Dead Letter Circus and Indian talents such as The Circus, The Doppler Effect and Kraken.

The Uncertainty Principle have shared the stage with some major names over the years like Viatrophy, Sylosis, Dead Letter Circus and Karnivool, to name a few.

No journey to fame has ever been sweet. The band reminisce on their experience in the up and coming days and have some golden words to share with budding musicians.

“Our journey has had ups and downs, periods where there would be several gigs, followed by periods of inactivity, particularly while we were working on our album. The important thing is to keep working on your music and working towards something. It took a long time, but we continued to working towards releasing our album, and were finally able to do that.”

The Delhi rockers were featured in the “Artists To Watch Out For” segment on Rolling Stone India in 2013, and since then the band has gained a loyal, loving audience of headbangers everywhere.

You can follow the band and stay updated with their new releases:

Check out their Facebook page here. Listen to them on Soundcloud  here.