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Takatak Recording New Single

Takatak, which was recently covered in the Pakistan edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has now issued the following update about working on a new single:

"For those who don't know, we've recorded our next single at Digital Fidelity Studios and its been produced by none other than Mekaal Hasan and Sameer Ahmed.

"Tracking has been completed and the song is in the mixing and mastering stage now. The production level of this song is intense guys!"

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In Pakistan

Every week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we take a look at three quality bands that haven't gotten as much exposure yet as they should. This week, we will be taking a look at three heavy metal bands from Pakistan, whose name translates as "land of the pure" in Urdu, and seems to be the land of some very talented musicians too!

Black Warrant

Black Warrant are one of the longest running heavy metal bands in Pakistan. Having formed in 1997 from the ashes of a former band named Metal Purge, by vocalist Ali Raza, with his brother M. Ali joining on rhythm guitars soon afterwards. The band has gone through many lineup changes since their inception, and currently neither brother is a part of the group, Their first album, "Recover" was released in 1999 and comprised solely of covers of songs by the likes of Judas Priest, Rammstein and Killing Joke, before their first full length debut of original music, "Desi" was released in 2004. They have since released six more records, consisting of both cover tracks and original music, with the most recent being, "Decade Of Destruction." They have been able to experiment with their sound over the years too, adding electronic and industrial elements and are one of the few metal bands from Pakistan to have toured outside of their country, performing in such places as Australia and the United States of America.

Black Warrant - "Desi"

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