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OriginDhaka, Bangladesh
GenresHard rock, alternative metal
Years active1998–present
LabelsG-Series, Deadline Music
Past members
  • Abu Shams
  • Minhajuddin Ahmed (Piklu)
  • Muntasir Mamun (Shuvo)
  • Latifur Rahman (Russel)
  • Zubair
  • Tonmoy
  • Sentu
  • Adnan
  • Titti
  • Rumi
  • Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal
  • Raef al hasan rafa

Aurthohin (Bengali: অর্থহীন) is a Bangladeshi hard rock and metal band formed in 1998 by bassist, singer and songwriter Sumon.[1] He is the only founding member still with the band. Aurthohin are known for their mix of melodic acoustic numbers and extremely heavy metal numbers in their albums often containing lots of bass slaps, taps and solos.[citation needed] They have released seven albums and a few singles as well. In 2008 they released their album Aushomapto 1 and its sequel in 2011 Aushomapto 2. They released their seventh album Cancer Er Nishikabyo in 2016.[2] Their current line-up is Sumon on vocals and bass, Mark Don on vocals and drums, and Shishir on guitar and keyboard. In 2014, after Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal Ahmed left the band, Kazi Faysal Ahmed from Metal Maze has been playing with Aurthohin as well as a guest guitar player. But in 2015, their line up is only accomplished with 3 members. on October 2015, Rafa left the band due to too much pressure on his other bands AvoidRafa and Cryptic Fate. Aurthohin welcomed Mahaan Fahim as their new guitarist in a grand meeting of Bangladesh Band Music Fan Community on December, 2017.


The idea of a band, and the name of the band, Aurthohin, came from Sumon's solo project, Sumon O Aurthohin. The album, released while Sumon was still a member of Bangladeshi metal pioneers Warfaze, featured vocals and bass work by Sumon and a slew of guest artists and musicians. One particular track, the titular "Aurthohin", featured eight of the most prominent guitarists of the era playing a collection of 27 solos, while the vocals were performed by the then-vocalist of Warfaze, Sunjoy. The name of the band came from that track, leading into his first album as a band Trimatrik ("Three-Dimensional", in Bengali).

Trimatrik (1999–2000)[edit]

The album featured a confusing line-up of musicians, since Sumon credited both musicians that had left the band and had joined after the album was recorded. According to the sleeve of the album, though, the line-up consisted of Sumon as vocalist and bassist, Piklu as lead guitarist, Russell on the rhythm guitars and other vocal duties and Rumi as the drummer.

Trimatrik also started a trend of songs that would see "sequels" in later albums, including the ballad "Odbhut Shei Chheleti" and the taunt anthem "Guti". The album also featured a few acoustic based soft rock numbers with heart melting lyrics such as "Amaar na bola kotha".

Aurthohin released Trimatrik with this lineup

Track List:

  • 1. Adbhut Shei Cheleti
  • 2. Guti
  • 3. Tepantorer Maath
  • 4. Chole Gele
  • 5. Megher Gaan
  • 6. Bedonar Chorabali
  • 7. Bhabse Shey
  • 8. Shosta Shopno
  • 9. Shomoy
  • 10. Amar Na bola kotha
  • 11. Trimatrik
  • 12. Dur theke

Biborton (2001)[edit]

Continuing with the same line-up that was confirmed as the band, Biborton would grow to be Aurthohin's most critically acclaimed and widely accepted album yet.[citation needed] Featuring the sequels to the numbers "Odbhut Shei Chheleti" and "Guti", it also featured complex guitar and bass solos by the duo that was Piklu and Sumon and mixed in a blend of hard rock numbers intertwined with soft, melodious songs. Popular songs from the album include "Odbhut Shei Chheleti-2", which featured Artcell vocalist George Lincoln as a guest artist, as well as "Guti-2".

Aurthohin released Biborton with this line up:

  • Bassbaba Sumon - Vocal/Bass/Acoustic
  • Minhaz Uddin Piklu - Lead Guitar
  • Rassel rahman - Vocal/ Guitars
  • Muntasir Mamun Shuvo - Drums

Track List:

  • 1. Kalpana
  • 2. Amar Protichhobi
  • 3. Amar Klanti
  • 4. Probash Theke
  • 5. Nirbodh
  • 6. Guti-2
  • 7. Mrittur Shohor
  • 8. Rater Train
  • 9. Premer Gaan
  • 10.Ghum
  • 11.Advut Sei Cheleti-2
  • 12.Tumi

Guest Appearance :

  • George Lincoln D'Costa (Artcell) - Vocal-Advut Shei cheleti 2
  • Apu (Triloy)- Keyboard-Advut Shei cheleti 2

This Album was mixed by

  • Masudul Hasan
  • Duray

Official Photographer: Imtiaz Alam Beg Cover Design: Niaz Ahmed Angshu

Notun Diner Michile (2002)[edit]

Russell had left the band due to differences with frontman Sumon, paving the way for Kronic vocalist Imtiaz to fill in as guest vocalist for one of Aurthohin's most ambitious projects. Featuring the longest song in Bangladeshi rock history, "Shaat Din", it was released to huge expectations nationwide. The song, "Shaat Din", spanned 28 minutes and 31 seconds long, chronicling the last seven days of an inmate on death row. The album received mixed reviews, some praising the ambitiousness behind "Shaat Din" but feeling the other songs did not differentiate themselves from the pack.[citation needed]

Aurthohin released "'Notun Diner Michile"' with this lineup:

  • Bassbaba Sumon - Vocal/Bass/Acoustic
  • Minhaz Uddin Piklu- Lead Guitar
  • Muntasir Mamun Shuvo- Drums/Bass

Track List:

  • 1. Notun Diner Michile
  • 2. Hoytoba
  • 3. Krishnochura
  • 4. Jante Icche kore
  • 5. Tin Deyal
  • 6. Tomader Gaan
  • 7. Bhranto Ami
  • 8. Shaat Din

Shuvo played Bass in the track '"Krishnochura"'.

Guest Appearance:

  • Imtiaz- (kronic) - (Vocal-Shaat Din)
  • Apu-(Triloy) - (Keyboard)

Dhrubok (2003)[edit]

Imtiaz left the band, and the band collectively decided not to take any more guest members. Shishir of dNA joined the band as the new keyboardist and guitarist. The band then faced their biggest problem to date when vocalist Sumon got sick and doctors told him he would not be able to sing as he did before. Sumon had to stop singing most of the metal vocal arrangements, and the band decided to take a new vocalist. Rafa, the drummer of Severe Dementia, joined the band as the vocalist and also a drummer. Aurthohin's fourth album, Dhrubok was released in 2003. Dhrubok went on to be one of the year's biggest hits and received overwhelming positive reviews.[citation needed]

Aurthohin released Dhrubok with this lineup:

Track List:

  • 01. Chaite Paro
  • 02. Jodi
  • 03. Rongdhonu
  • 04. Ekta Gaan Dao
  • 05. Bijoyer Gaan
  • 06. Golpo Sheshe
  • 07. Morichika
  • 08. Babchi Boshe
  • 09. Guti (From Hell)
  • 10. Ashte Shotto
  • 11. Nil Pahar
  • 12. Shomadhi Shohor
  • 13. E Gaan Amar
  • 14. Shagor O Ekti Chele

The Album was mixed by Iqbal Asif Jewel

Band problems (2005–2008)[edit]

Shortly after Aurthohin's 4th album 'Dhrubok' got released Sumon's health deteriorated. Due to Sumon's illness the band stopped almost all the gigs. At the end of 2004 longtime guitarist Piklu left the band. Sumon got the affiliation from MTD (Michael Tobias Design). In 2005 Sumon's jaw got dislocated.Doctors told him to give up singing permanently. Chances of recovery were very low. Aurthohin stopped all their activities, Sumon and the others were planning to disband. But suddenly things began to change as Sumon was getting well. Aurthohin performed with the same line up until 2006. Kamal of Warfaze joined as a guest guitarist. After doing a few gigs Sumon offered him a permanent place which he accepted. Soon after the band started working on their fifth album.

Aushomapto 1 (2008)[edit]

After a long break of five years the band releases its 5th album by the name Aushomapto 1. With this album the band completes THE GUTI songs series. It was a series of four heavy metal songs and the last song 'Guti (The Finale)' was a huge success. In this album there is also a sequel of another song from the album Dhrubok & the song's name is 'Chaite Paro'. Another hit song of this album was 'Chaite Paro-2'. Overall the album Aushomapto-1 was one of the hit albums of the year 2008 and the band won Best-Band Award in 2008.[3]

Aurthohin released this album with this line up:

Track List:

  • 1. Aushomapto
  • 2. Chaite Paro-2|
  • 3. Shesh Gan
  • 4. Jodi Kono Din
  • 5. Kadbe Bismoye
  • 6. Chera Shopno
  • 7. Nikkristo
  • 8. Anmone
  • 9. Guti (The Finale)
  • 10. Fitus Er Kanna

The Album was mixed by Fuad al Muqtadir

Aushomapto 2 (2011)[edit]

Aurthohin released their 6th studio album on 25 November 2011.[4][5][6] It contains 11 original tracks including sequels to previous songs 'Shurjo-2', 'Nikkrishto-2', Golper Shuru ('Audbhut Shei Chheleti prequel') and 'Anmonay-2'. Due to illness Kamal couldn't participate in the whole album. He played in 3 songs. Most of the guitar solos are done by Shishir while Rafa also contributed guitar solos in 3 songs. "Uru Uru Mon' , "Anmone-2", " Nikkrishto-2", "Surjo-2" and "Cancer" has been instant hit. All songs except "Uru Uru Mon" are written by Sumon and all tracks composed and produced by Aurthohin. It took them only four days to create the album

Aurthohin released this album with this line up:

Track list:

  • 1. Uru Uru Mon
  • 2. Alo R Adhar
  • 3. Anmone 2
  • 4. Jaak Na
  • 5. Golper Shuru (Advut Sei Cheleti
  • 6. Majhe Majhe
  • 7. Abar
  • 8. Akasher Tara
  • 9. Shurjo 2
  • 10 Cancer
  • 11 Nikrishto 2 _!_

The album was mixed by Raef al Hasan Rafa

After Aushomapto (2011–2016)[edit]

Due to illness of Sumon, Aurthohin didn't play many concert's in 2012. After a long break they came back with live gigs in early 2013. In the middle of the 2013, Aurthohin announced on their Facebook page that Kamal is no more with the band. On 15 October 2013, they released their new single "Amjonota", that has lyrics about Bangladesh's current events, corruptions, political conflict and other issues. After playing 12 years together Rafa left the band due to his work pressure & schedule clashes with Aurthohin. Mark Don, Drummer of Trainwreck & Guitarist of Metalmaze joined as drummer in 2015. Recently they released an official music video of the song called "Alo Ar adhar" in Aushompato 2 album . This video is directed by Sumon himself.

Cancer er Nishikabyo (2016-present)[edit]

29 June 2016 Aurthohin released their 7th studio album Cancer er Nishikabyo at Robi Yonder music App.

Aurthohin released the album with this lineup:

Track List:

  • 1. Bichoron
  • 2, Chaite Paro (You have to bujhte hobe)
  • 3. Bhalobashte Janina
  • 4. Guti (Punorjonmo)
  • 5. Neel Paharer Gaye
  • 6. Nikkristo-3
  • 7. Adbhut Shob Chele Gulor Golpo
  • 8. Cancer er nishikabyo

Some musicians played with Aurthohin in this album :

  • Bakhtiar Hossain From Bay of Bengal- (Flute-Neel Paharer Gaye)
  • Zahed From The Tree- (Violin-Neel Paharer Gaye)
  • Mahan Fahim ( Acoustic- Adbhut Shob Chele Gulor Golpo )
  • Sheik Ishtiak ( Vocal-Adbhut Shob Chele Gulor Golpo )

This album was mixed by

Physical CD was released at 23 July 2016 The official music video of "' Chaitei Paro (you have to bujhte hobe)" just released on YouTube ...


Aurthohin along with Rockstrata, Warfaze, Artcell, Cryptic Fate, Stentorian, Arbovirus (band) Metal Maze, Black, Nemesis, Vibe, Kronic and The Attempted Band are among the first and few bands in Bangladesh to popularise rock and heavy metal in the country. Their popularity paved the way for many bands to be formed especially in Dhaka.


  • Best Band Award for Dhrubok album ( 2005)- Won
  • Citycell Channel i Music awards for best band (2008)- Won
  • Meril Prothom Alo Award for Best Band (2008) - Won



  • Sumon a.k.a. BassBaba – Vocals, Bass & Guitar (since 1998)
  • Shishir Ahmed – Lead guitar & Keyboards (since 2003)
  • Mark Don – Drums & Backing vocals (since 2015)
  • Mahaan Fahim - Guitar (since 2017)

Former members[edit]

  • Shovon on guitar and vocals (1998–1999)
  • Tonmoy on guitar (1998–1999)
  • Rumi on drums (1998–2000)
  • Minhajuddin Ahmed Piklu on guitar (1999–2004)
  • Ponir on guitar (1999–2000)
  • Latifur Rahman Rassel on vocal and guitar (1999–2001)
  • Muntasir Mamun Shuvo on drums (2000–2007)
  • Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal on lead guitar (2006–2013)
  • Raef al Hasan Rafa - Drums, Vocals,Guitar (2003-2015)

On session and guest appearances[edit]

  • Iqbal Asif Jewel on guitar and keyboards (Miles) (1999–2001)
  • Prem on keyboards (2000)
  • Apu on keyboards (Triloy) (2001–02)
  • Imtiaz on vocals (Kronic, Kral) (2002–2003)
  • Faysal Ahmed on lead guitar (Metalmaze) (2011–2013)


Studio albums[edit]

  • Trimatrik (2000)
  • Biborton (2001)
  • Notun Diner Michile (2002)
  • Dhrubok (2003)
  • Aushomapto 1 (2008)
  • Aushomapto 2 (2011)
  • Cancer er Nishikabyo (2016)


  • Attmohonon-Charpotro (2001)
  • Shurjo-Anushilon (2003)
  • Otit-Projonmo (2003)
  • A.O.D-Agontuk (2003)
  • Boyosh-Lokayot (2004)
  • Juddho-Agontuk 2 (2004)
  • Epitaph-Shopnochura (2004)
  • Ithihas-Agontuk 3 (2005)
  • Protirup-Underground (2006)
  • Hollow(Attmohono 2) Live Now (2007)
  • Nirbodh-Underground 2 (2007)
  • Amjonota- (Online Release)

Music Videos[edit]


  1. ^ ঢাকার রক ব্যান্ড অর্থহীন (in Bengali). BBC Bangla. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Aurthohin to release 'Cancer er Nishikabbo'". The Independent. Dhaka. 21 November 2015.
  3. ^ Pritom, Nusrat Jahan (23 March 2010). "Rocking in the spirit of independence". The Daily Star. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Aurthohin's new album 'Aushomapto II' released for Banglalink subscribers". Priyo News. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  5. ^ অর্থহীন ও অসমাপ্ত-২. Kaler Kantho. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  6. ^ Ahmed, Haque Faruk. "Oshomapto 2 - refreshing stroke of band music". Daily Sun. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.

6. New Album Of Aurthohin.[1]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Cancer er nishikabbo.