Stoked – Pakistani Death Metal Band AZAAB Announce Canadian Tour [Pakistan]

AZAAB, the Islamabad-based death metal act, is thrilled to announce their upcoming Canadian tour in May 2024. The tour comes in the wake of significant lineup changes within the band, presenting a fresh chapter for Azaab.

Following the departure of their original vocalist, who moved to Saudi Arabia for work, and their bassist preparing for relocation, Azaab faced the challenge of finding new members in the midst of a serious shortage of death metal musicians in Pakistan. Fortunately, through a connection from a common friend, the band discovered Hassan Munir, a talented vocalist, and Sid, a skilled bassist, both based in Toronto, Canada. The introduction marked the beginning of a new era for Azaab. They share their excitement for the upcoming tour:

“After much planning and anticipation, we’re excited to announce that we will be hitting the road across Canada this May! Canada seemed like the obvious choice for our first tour since 2 out of 4 band members are based in Canada. Tyson Blaste (Plague. Becomes Astral, ex-Grindmother, ex-TheApex) is filling in on drums for this tour which makes it 3/5. I think it’s safe to say that the Azaab HQ has moved from Islamabad to Ontario. Other than that Canada has an amazing metal scene and we couldn’t be happier with playing live there.”

Azaab’s latest album “Summoning The Cataclysm” released in 2022 on SATANATH RECORDS (Georgia), MAXIMA MUSIC PRO (Indonesia), and features guests Bobby Koelble (Death), Phil Tougas (First Fragment), Nick Mkhl (Sic Semper Tyrannis, Kepler, Brutal-Sphere) and Aissam El Hassani (Vile Utopia).

Showcasing their distinctive style that straddles the boundaries between old school and technical, melodic, and brutal, the album’s lyrical themes cover a wide range of topics, including horror, politics, human nature, the end of days, war, and sci-fi. Those with an interest in Morbid Angel, Vader, and Death should definitely plan to make one of their tour dates (listed below).

AZAAB – Summoning The Cataclysm Tour Canada 2024​

May 10 – Quebec City, QC – Scanner
May 11 – Montreal, QC – Traxide
May 13 – Moncton, NB – Xeroz
May 14 – Halifax, NS – Radstorm
May 16 – Sherbrooke, QC – Le Murdoch
May 17 – Ottawa, ON – Cafe Deckuf
May 22 – Windsor, ON – Coffin Club
May 23 – London, ON – Rum Runners
May 24 – Toronto, ON – Garrison
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