Just The Beginning: Madlock-The Band start their powerful Rock journey with 'Kab Hoga'

Web Desk 02:56 PM | 21 Aug, 2017
Just The Beginning: Madlock-The Band start their powerful Rock journey with 'Kab Hoga'
While on my way to office in the morning, I put my headphones on and heard the latest performance of MADLOCK-Episode 4-in Pepsi Battle of the Bands, the competition that has everyone going crazy since a month now!

For starters, the nostalgia that kicked in was unbearable. I felt memories of the past kick in, of days gone by, of all those things left unsaid and all those things left unheard. I felt that dark, gloomy corner in my heart come out in the open, and I saw it all in front of my eyes.

“Kab hoga khatam yeh dhuaan, badalti nahin yeh zindagi, karounga is se zyada kia?”

Took me back to the days when I would ask myself these questions. A tear rolled down my cheek, as I felt the vocalist’s plea. The undeniable connection I had with the song was suddenly formed.

“Kia, yehi manzil? Kia, yehi raasta? Kia, yehi khuwaish? Kia, yehi khuwaish?

I remember the times I would ask myself if this was the path I was chosen to walk on, of all those hard times I had to pick myself up alone and walk: without the lovers, without the friends, with all the hatred they had in their hearts for me, with all the bad shit happening to me. I remember asking God if I had asked for this, because as far as I could recall, I hadn’t.

“Khuahishein Bikhar Jayein! Rastay Gum Jayein!”

And then, there were times when I wanted it all to end, and everything to just disappear. I wished for everything, good or bad, to just go away and leave me alone. Yes, that’s what dark periods in your life can do to you.

Here's the song video for you to enjoy:

I smiled when the song ended, I felt strong and I realized I had gone through all that pain and misery on my own. This song made me feel strong, and those are my sentiments exactly.

‘KAB HOGA’ was a reminder of that DARK period in my life, where I couldn’t see anything in the future. If anyone would’ve made a song about it, it would be this. Madlock reminded me that I’m strong now, and came out of that phase in my life. They reminded me that I survived, and held it all together no matter how dark the skies got.

Starting out as a band who would play in the streets of Eden Avenue, the band has come a long way from arranging street concerts to Rock Gigs to landing them a place in Pepsi Battle of the Bands-and not just that-reaching TOP 6 in the whole of Pakistan.

‘KAB HOGA’ takes you back to the days when Fawad Khan himself sang songs of gloom, with the likes of ‘Hamesha’ and ‘Humein Azma’ and Call’s Junaid Khan singing ‘Shayad’ and ‘Pukaar’. What’s hard to believe is that Fawad and Junaid were grown adults when they started out, and Mehroze Gilani is still very young, so he’s at a solid start.

We love the overall vibe of Madlock’s rasp and the offering of very different vocals, much different from Pakistani vocalists out there. Even if a person who cannot understand the local language listens to this song, the VIBE can be so strongly felt and enjoyed. That’s what music is all about, I feel. Connecting people together.

I salute these young musicians, these young rebels of Pakistan. Please, it’s a plea from all those who think outside the box and don’t follow the masses-never give your music up. You give us hope.

The vulnerability you offer with all your musical experiments is something we truly have fallen in love with. Giving every inch of their soul to the revival of rock in Pakistani music, we, the small minority of rebels, see you clear.

Having said that, brands have to go through certain responsibilities & keep masses in mind whilst deciding the fate of such competitions, which is why it's not at all about ROCK losing-it's about Rock finally coming out there, having a platform of it's own and OWNING it's revival in Pakistan.

Without a rebellion, Malcolm X wouldn’t be an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. Without rebellion, Kurt Cobain wouldn’t be a grunge icon, even though he hated being called that. Without rebellion, millions wouldn’t be praising Chester Bennington for bringing ‘hope’ into their lives, with his songs about depression, loneliness, and being numb. All those people who stood up AGAINST the norms of society, and had something different to offer on the platter were always praised and loved MOST in the end.

Madlock made me think out of the box-and not accept standards society set for us-and that’s what I’m all about.

I believe in being different, I believe in having my own opinion. I believe in being my true self, and standing up for myself no matter what the odds. I believe in being a one-man army, and I believe millions will follow in time. I believe in the MADLOCK revolution, because Pakistan needs it.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on May 29, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on May 29, 2023 (Monday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 307.9 311.15
Euro EUR 330 333
UK Pound Sterling GBP 381 384.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.6 85.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.6 83.4
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 762.21 770.21
Canadian Dollar CAD 225.5 227.5
China Yuan CNY 40.6 41
Danish Krone DKK 41.39 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.6 36.95
Indian Rupee INR 3.47 3.58
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.20
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 932.2 941.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.42 63.02
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.98 178.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.14 26.44
Omani Riyal OMR 744.58 752.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.73 79.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.73 27.03
Swiss Franc CHF 316.34 318.84
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 29 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,800 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs202,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Karachi PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Islamabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Peshawar PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Quetta PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sialkot PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Attock PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujranwala PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Jehlum PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Multan PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Bahawalpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujrat PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nawabshah PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Chakwal PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Hyderabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nowshehra PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sargodha PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Faisalabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Mirpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505


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