Progressive rock act Black Hour have announced the release of their third album ‘Woh Jahan’ (Another Universe) alongside a series of music videos in February 2021 via Rearts Records.
The band is known for their progressive rock melodies and compositions and made their mark in the underground metal scene back in 2007, followed by releasing their debut album ‘Age of War’ in 2011, which was well received by critics.
Last year, Black Hour re-released a remastered version of their debut album in December 2020 via Rearts Records and released hit singles like ‘Husn-e-Haqiqi’ and ‘Aik Nayi Subh’ which are to be featured in their upcoming third full-length album.
Since the release of ‘Sins Remain’ in 2015, the group has been applauded across various international metal forums and media outlets such as WikiMetal, The Metal Archives, Phaser and radio channels in countries like Brazil, Finland, Russia and Canada. In Pakistan, Black Hour came into the highlight when they went on Pepsi Battle of the Bands (a local television series promoting Pakistani rock/pop music) and shifted their musical lyrics from English to Urdu in 2019.
While talking to Unite Asia exclusively about their upcoming album ‘Woh Jahan’, Hashim Mehmood (lead guitarist and founder of Black Hour) confirmed saying “the next album is a mix of rock n’ roll, progressive tones, and heavy riffs which are both inspired from Eastern and Western melodies and the album will entirely be in Urdu, being our first Urdu language studio album and third overall album as part of our discography”. Mehmood further added in, “we really hope our fans can relate to this album as this will be a completely new sound and experience, giving out a new raw sound altogether”.
Black Hour’s new sound brings about a range of emotions, versatility, and portraits a new framework for the South Asian progressive rock music scene.