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This, the first single from Faraz Haider's second album, 'Naya Jehan', is a powerful ballad about victims of war. It is sung in Urdu, but the video and Faraz's explanation below will provide enough for non-speakers to know what they are listening to.

Mostly piano/keyboards and strings with Taimur Tajik's tantalisingly guitar creeping in at the end, musically this does have a great feel to it, although the end solo could have been longer.

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Faraz Haider - Soch (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO 2013) from Faraz Haider on Vimeo.

"'Soch' is an overwhelming music video about victims of war. The song's lyrics have multiple interpretations because of the line, 'Kya Soch Hai' (roughly "what is"). 'Soch' is a song that was initially made to lift the spirit of victims of fear.

"The idea was to remind people that it's not just about them, it's about life around them. Humans only feel what they want to feel and only learn from their own errors. Their eyes will only open when bad things happen to them."
Faraz Haider

The video does echo this very well - the dark overtones through most of the piece are replaced at the end with bright optimism. The production and direction of this is well thought out (as are his other video's released on Vimeo (such as 'Andher').

Faraz Haider - Duniya Ghoom Ke from Faraz Haider on Vimeo..

If you want to listen to more of Faraz' music, which he describes as "Rock Fusion" ranging from ballads such as this to more Industrial rocky numbers you can find him on Soundcloud ( and Facebook (

Video credits:
Conceived, produced and directed by Faraz Haider
Cinematography by Haider Azim
Matte painting, compositing & editing at RevX (Media Production)

Audio credits:
Soch is track number 6 on Faraz Haider's second album called 'Naya Jahan'

Contributing artists:
Islamuddin Meer on String section
Taimur Tajik on Guitar
Written, composed, produced and sung by Faraz Haider

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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