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|Origin||Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Genres||Industrial rock, Progressive rock, Art rock|
|Years active||1994–1996; 2006–2007|
|Associated acts||Sajid & Zeeshan|
|Past members||Nadeem F. Paracha
The band only recorded two albums between 1994 and 1995 and distributed only a few copies.
Atish Raj was formed by Paracha in 1994. The band recorded at Paracha's house and they made sure to be constantly intoxicated with various drugs while composing and recording. Not surprisingly, all band members were plagued by drug problems. They disbanded in late 1996.
In a recent development Paracha was approached by Zeeshan Pervez, leader of Sajid & Zeeshan, for the remixing of two Atish Raj songs. Zeeshan worked on the 1995 Raj song "War in Heaven." The song was relaunched in February 2007. 
- Nadeem F. Paracha (Electric Guitar, Bass guitar, Composition, "Synth-FX", Vocals)
- Rome K. (Electric Guitar, Found Sounds, Synthesizer)
- Kashif Caan (Drum Machine, Synthesizer)
- Nadeem F. Paracha (Guitars, Bass, Drum Machine, Synth-FX, Music, Words)
- Zeeshan Pervez (Synthesizer, Keyboards, Cello, "Found Sounds")
Hard Tar & Black Bile (1994)
Hard Tar & Black Bile is Atish Raj's debut album, a predominantly instrumental one. A cult favourite in Pakistan, the album was recorded in 1994 as a concept to "capture the sounds of various types of psychosis."
The second album by Atish Raj, Baaghiraja, was recorded in 1995 as a second phase in the band's experiment to replicate sounds of various kinds of psychosis.