During the early 2000s Ahmad Ali Butt from Entity and Fawad Afzal Khan from Paradigm were working on a popular TV sitcom called Jutt and Bond (which originally aired on Indus Vision), when the program's director suggested that the actor's bands do a title track for the show. Led by Paradigm's guitarist, Xulfi, the two bands collaborated and within a week came up with the Jutt and Bond's title song, called "Humain Aazma", which was played at the beginning and end of the show. It was during this time when adverts for Pepsi's Battle of the Bands began to air on television; the competition called upon entries of aspiring bands from all over Pakistan. Since neither Entity nor Paradigm had any of their independent compilations on record and time was running out, they decided to send off "Hamein Aazma" to the Battle of the Bands as a collaborative effort. It was at this point that EP officially came into being. Entity Paradigm's board members consisted of following * Zulfiqar J Khan (Xulfi) - lead guitars/composition * Fawad Afzal Khan - lead vocals/composition EP got together for the battle of the bands competition.
Then suddenly, and without warning, EP flew off to Karachi because they believed in themselves and took part in the initial round of the Battle Of The Groups in which they went head to toe to head to heart with twenty of the best bands from across Pakistan, including such big names as Mekaal Hassan. A previously planned 6-month hiatus in the EP production line came during which the Battle of the Groups programs were being aired on national and satellite television and viewers were being polled on their favorite band. Then it was announced, that the two bands that had made it to the Battle of the Bands Grand Finals were Aaroh and EP. The band once again took off to Karachi for the Finals where they lost out to Aaroh. They released their debut album, Irtiqa in 2006. On January 9, 2007, EP supposedly did an interview with "Images" (Karachi's Dawn newspaper) in which they annunciated that the band had dismantled. While earlier reports from EP did hint towards a possibility of releasing more album, thus far the only album to be released by EP is Irtiqa. E.P. (or Entity Paradigm) is an alternative rock band from Pakistan, now defunct.
Initially appearing on the Pakistani TV screens via hard rock/rap anthems, the band evolved to form an experimental, ambient and heavy sound, more akin to Tool, and released their first and only album in 2003 - Irtiqa (Evolution). The Band was: Xulfiqar J Khan ~ Lead Guitars/Composition Fawad Afzal Khan ~ Lead Vocals Ahmed Ali Butt ~ Rap/ Backing Vocals Salman Albert ~ Percussions/Backing Vocals Waqar Ahmed Khan ~ Percussions Sajjad Ali Khan ~ Bass Hassaan Khalid ~ Rhythm Guitars From the website: "[eP] is a red-hot, molten fusion of different elements in music like Alternative, Rock Rap and Ambient, all of which merge in unique consonance to create a raw, new sound, never heard before in Pakistan. In this regard their tracks can be considered to be highly experimental within the boundaries of commercialism since the sound manages to appeal to the new generation of Pakistani listeners that have cut their teeth on bands like Linkin Park, Creed, Staind and so on and so forth. The band works on the belief that their music, their lyrics, should tell a story, tender a philosophy and above all else - inspire and instigate change.
Inducing metamorphosis in thought and perception is what the band aims for through its music. [eP]'s tracks are characterized by dark, melancholy, ambient preludes and interludes, pulsating drum beats, electronica, like scratches and other sound-effects, reverberating vocals and raw, scathing guitar riffs backed up by delicate string work on the rhythms. All of which makes for a very magnified soundscape - a creative effort that thrives on the diversity, dissonance and varying backgrounds that each of the members of [eP] bring to it. [eP] - a paradox unto itself." Read more on Last.fm.
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