Karachi Thrash Metallers Tabahi Literally Take it To the Streets in New Video [Pakistan]

Karachi thrashers Tabahi are back with their new single Run For Your Life’. This song captures all the struggles and challenges behind living in one of the dangerous cities of Pakistan. “Run For Your Life” is an old-school thrash metal anthem characterized by its fast tempo, aggression, and use of fast, percussive, and heavy palm-muted guitar riffs, energetic and high-pitched growls, overlaid with shredding-style lead work.

Furthermore, this is the first time, Tabahi’s music video has represented and shown their hometown Karachi, the 12th largest city in the world beset by sharp ethnic, sectarian, and political conflicts.

Tabahi stands out as the only thrash metal band in Pakistan with its lyrical content targeting the socio-political environment.

The band’s name, Tabahi is Urdu for “Destruction”and is heavily inspired by Legendary Teutonic Thrash Metal Bands such as Destruction, Sodom, Kreator along with classic 86 Bay Area Thrash Metal Bands, Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax, Exodus. The band was formed by Faiq Ahmed in 2005 who performs as the Lead Guitarist, while Daniyal Buksh Soomro performs as the Vocalist and bassist, and Omair Soomro performs live on drums.

Tabahi is all set to release its second album this year. The band made its footprint in the metal industry worldwide with its debut EP titled Fatwa in 2012, followed by a full-length self-titled album, Tabahi, released in 2014 and their first music video, “Politricks” in February 2022.


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