“When Worlds Collide” is the 5th track from Azaab’s debut record “Summoning The Cataclysm”.
It’s about the world, as seen through the eyes of a misanthrope, who believes and hopes for mankind’s final reckoning in the devastating embrace of a wandering celestial entity.
The song has an overall cosmic feel to the music and features a guest solo by the legendary Bobby Koelble (Ex-Death). The solo really elaborates on the cosmic vibe of the song and showcases Bobby’s incredible mastery of his instrument.
Track : ‘When Worlds Collide’ Featuring Bobby Koelble (Death)
Album: Summoning The Cataclysm (Debut Album)
Genre: Death Metal
Location: Islamabad – Pakistan
Labels: Satanath Records & Maxima Music Pro
Physical and Digital Release
Album Release Date 15th April 2022
Bio And Album Details
The band name is pronounced “aa-zaab” and translates roughly as “Calamity”
FFO: Morbid Angel, Vader, Death, Decapitated, Nile, Abysmal Dawn, and Cannibal Corpse.
Azaab is a 5-piece death metal band based in Islamabad, Pakistan. The band was formed in 2016 out of love for both old school and modern death metal. However, the core of the band has known each other for many years with members playing together in various projects. Having written a heap of material, Shahab Khan (guitars) called upon his old bandmates Waqar and Afraz to take on bass and guitar duties respectively. Being the only Death Metal vocalist around at the time it was a no-brainer for Saad to join the band as the frontman. After writing an album’s worth of music Shahab and Afraz decided to enlist Indonesian drummer, Adhytia Perkasa from legendary act SiksaKubur to record drums for the album, adding Southeast Asian aggression and flair to the music.
Straddling the grey areas between old school and technical, melodic and brutal, Azaab’s debut album Summoning The Cataclysm is an earthquake of different influences blended together through proficient musicianship. The lyrical themes span topics such as horror, politics, human nature, the end of days, war, and even sci-fi. Structurally, the songs follow unconventional paths, shifting tempos and amalgamating the different sonic influences along the way. The music depicts an ominous and vile atmosphere, using both harmonic and dissonant progressions with the blast beats, as well as key changes and even some more traditional melodies. Adhytias percussion adds the perfect backdrop to the engaging guitar-work while Saad’s deep growls are reminiscent of the classic days of brutal death metal.
The album features a handful of guest musicians, including former and current members from Death, Chthe’ilist, First Fragment, and Worm. Throughout 9 songs (including a cover of “The Empty Throne” by Decapitated), Azaab delivers something for all death metal fans.
1. Pandemonium Twilight
2. Carbon Plague
3. A Hollow Pact
4. Preachers of Hate
5. When Worlds Collide
6. The Infernal Citadel
7. Trophies of Flesh
8. The Empty Throne (Decapitated cover)
Shahab Khan – guitars
Afraz Mamoon – guitars
Saad Latif – vocals
Waqar Ghayas – bass
Adhytia Perkasa – drums
Artwork by Ardha Lepa.
Booklet Art by Rabia.
Layout design by Shahab Khan.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Shahab Khan at Fractal Flow Studios.
https://azaab.bandcamp.com/album/summoning-the-cataclysm (digital pre-order available, CDs & t-shirts will be available in May 2022)
Can also be pre-ordered via the labels.