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Solo Albums:

 

“Seven” | 2016

  

This is the Seventh record of guitar virtuoso and Visual arts artist Farzad Golpayegani, and his first with Vocals. This Progressive Metal album presents a combination of unique shredding on 7-string electric guitar over modern and heavy guitar riffs, stunning bass Guitar and a touch of orchestral arrangement in the background.

Tracks of this album:

1. Drowns with me / 6:43
2. Mesmerized hero / 8:17
3. Off my head / 6:59
4. Bring you pain / 4:31
5. The Path / 7:33
6. Awake to dream / 7:55
7. In vain / 5:48
8. Killing me is killing you / 5:59

Farzad Golpayegani: Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Electric Violin
Ali Sanaei: Bass Guitar

Music, Arrangement, Mix, Mastering and Artwork by Farzad Golpayegani

Many thanks to Sanaz Ainechi for all her supports.
Thanks to Ali Sanaei for sharing his talent and amazing work on Bass Guitar.

Album will be available at Store page, as well as: iTunesAmazonCD Baby, Google Play and other digital stores on July 22nd.

Farzad is an independent artist and he’s not signed to any record label, so please support and only buy the records officially.

 

 

“Six” | 2012

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Album “Six” (May 2012) by Farzad Golpayegani, Persian composer, musician and visual arts artist is based on the soundtracks he has composed for video games “Quest of Persia: Nader’s Blade” and “Garshasp”.

Tracks of this album include reworked pieces for Intro, Themes, Trailer and Credits of the games. All electric guitar solo parts (instead track “94”) are added in album version.

The album includes 16 tracks with Orchestral Metal theme.

Tracks of this album: “85”, “86”, “87”, “88”, “89”, “90”, “91”, “92”, “93”, “94”, “95”, “96”, “97”, “98”, “99” and “100”.

Album is available at Store page, as well as: iTunesAmazonCD Baby, and other digital stores.

Farzad is an independent artist and he’s not signed to any record label, so please support and only buy the records officially.

 

 

“Five” | 2011

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“Five” is the fifth full album by Persian composer, musician and visual arts artist Farzad Golpayegani. Five released in June 2011.

This album is not a heavy or metal record in anyway (nor was “Four”), this time he is getting Electronic Music involved and tries to achieve a kind of music easier to listen, but at the same time the technical playing goes on; this album includes the most complicated and extreme solos on 7-string electric guitar in comparison to previous records.

Like most of his previous records, “Five” is a self-released album and is totally produced by the artist himself.

Farzad would like to to dedicate the album to his loving mother “Farideh” also many thanks goes to Parsa Golpayegani, Yusuf Ozmenekse and all other friends for their support.

Tracks of this record: “Intro”, “77”, “78”, “79”, “80”, “81”, “82”, “83” and “84”

Album is available at Store page, as well as: iTunesAmazonCD Baby, and other digital stores.

Farzad is an independent artist and he’s not signed to any record label, so please support and only buy the records officially.

 

 

“Four” | 2010

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Farzad’s forth record “Four” released on January 2010.

Unlike previous records of Farzad this one is not in Metal genre. In entire album there is no Electric Guitar, Drums and even Percussion. Composition of the instruments includes: Steel and Nylon Acoustic Guitar, Resonance Guitar, Bass Guitar and Violin. Other elements of this “Fusion” album are influences of Iranian and Middle Eastern music and eastern tuning for Acoustic Guitars.

Farzad has played all the instruments and on last two tracks “Ali Sanaei” has featured on Bass Guitar.

Tracks of this record: “59”, “60”, “61”, “64”, “65”, “69”, “71”, “73”, “74” and “75”

Album is available at Store page, as well as: iTunesAmazonCD Baby, and other digital stores.

Farzad is an independent artist and he’s not signed to any record label, so please support and only buy the records officially.

 

 

“Three” | 2008

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Finally after 3 years Farzad Golpayegani’s new record “Three” finished in Jan 2008. This is an Iranian Progressive Metal album and it includes only 3 tracks that are about 17 to 18 min. each.

Electric, Acoustic and Bass guitars, vocals and programming for drums and keyboards has been done by Farzad. Also “Arash Jafari” has played Kooze, Darbuka and Daf. Like previous albums Farzad has done recording, mix, mastering and has designed the cover.

This album is a medley of various themes with obvious influence of Iranian and Middle Eastern music.

Tracks of this album are: “14”, “39” and “47”. Also there is one hidden track in this record which is a cover from some rock and metal songs including: Paranoid (Black Sabbath), Fire (Jimmy Hendrix), Speed King (Deep Purple), Fits like a glove (Kiss), War Ensemble (Slayer), Damage, Inc. (Metallica), Birth of Tension (Overkill), Desperate Cry (Sepultura), Holy Wars (Megadeth), Cowboys From Hell (Pantera).

Album is available at Store page, as well as: iTunesAmazonCD Baby, and other digital stores.

Farzad is an independent artist and he’s not signed to any record label, so please support and only buy the records officially.

 

Iranian Fusion Metal Improvisation | 2007

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Some improvisation jam sessions, in the Iranian Fusion Metal genre, gave the band motivation and curiosity for keeping the record of this improvisation experiences as a live recording. In the last days of may 2007, The band members including: Farzad Golpayegani (Electric Guitar), Soheil Danesh Eshraghi (Vocals), Edward Wastnidge (Drums), Arash Jafari (Kooze/Darbuka/Daf) and Ali Sanaei (Bass Guitar) did the first trial of live recording. One of the goals of this project was to finalize the results as an album to release but the lack of suitable conditions and facilities for recording affected the quality of the sound so this project will be done in the future.

Demo tracks from one of the sessions:

Download (Right click > Save the link/file): Sample of Improvisation 1Sample of Improvisation 2

 

 

“Two” | 2005

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The second album of Farzad (Two) was going to be released by Bam Ahang Co. in May 2005 (only in Iran) but its license interned by relative ministry and it’s releasing from August 2006.

This album includes 11 tracks. Like the previous one, this album is an Instrumental Fusion-Metal and it’s is totally done by Farzad, and in two tracks “Kaveh Hamedanian” has played Cello.
Because the delay of releasing previous album , “Two” has been produced between 2004 and 2005.

Album is available at Store page, as well as: iTunesAmazonCD Baby, and other digital stores.

Farzad is an independent artist and he’s not signed to any record label, so please support and only buy the records officially.

 

 

“One” | 2002

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The first album of Farzad Golpayegani “ONE” (2002) is an Instrumental Fusion-Metal album. Farzad has composed, performed, recorded, mastered and even has designed album cover all by himself.

He personally has played 7-string electric guitar, Acoustic guitar and Bass guitar and for the percussion instruments, he has composed the notes by computer programming. No Eastern or Persian instrument has been used in entire record and all the eastern sounds and melodies are simulated and played with Acoustic guitar in an innovated tuning.

Name of the tracks are the numbers in song writer’s track-list. The reason is the importance of Instrumental music and musical concept against understanding under track name’s influence.

Although there are many difficulties for Rock and Metal Music in Iran, this album succeeded to be the first licensed album in this genre in Islamic Republic of Iran in 2002. But it faced many problems for distribution and had two years of latency and finally was released in 2004. After a while because of Rock music being banned by the authorities in Iran the MP3 version of album was officially distributed free to download at Farzad’s official website.

Album is available at Store page, as well as: iTunesAmazonCD Baby, and other digital stores.

Farzad is an independent artist and he’s not signed to any record label, so please support and only buy the records officially.

 

 

 

 

Commissions:

 

 

September 2013

 

Farzad Golpayegani composed music for an Audiobook by “Kourosh Beigpour”. This audiobook which is narrated by the author is released by H&S Media.

Here is a sample of an orchestral part for the 4th chapter:

A sample from the 5th chapter:

Kourosh Beigpour’s official website: k-b-studio.com/

 


 

June 2011

woman-dream-nightmareFarzad Golpayegani composed music for “Woman, Dream, Nightmare” performance by Soroosh Milanizadeh in Mohsen Art Gallery in Tehran/Iran.Performance, or “Moving Frames” as it is called by Milanizadeh, was performed starring Baran Kosari, Negar Javaherian and Mona Shah.

Find reportage of the performance at this link.

 


 

May 2011

The-last-cottageFarzad composed music for “The last cottage” a short movie by Soroosh Milanizadeh.

  • Director: Soroosh Milanizadeh
  • Screenwriter: Maryam Ghofrani
  • Photography: Soroosh Milanizadeh
  • Editor: Mojtaba Hatamifar
  • Music: Farzad Golpayegani
  • Set & Costume Design: Hamid Poorazari
  • Sound: Saeed Samsam
  • Cast: Ali Sarabi
  • Time: 12 min

Watch the trailer here at YouTube.

 

 


 

June 2009

Nadersblade“Quest of Persia: Nader’s Blade” video game from “Puya Arts Software Inc.” with Farzad Golpayegani as composer released on July 2009 in Iran.These “Game Soundtracks” include pieces for Intro, themes, Trailer and Credits.

This game is rated +18 and has been available only in Iran so far.

Receive “Nader’s Blade” official trailer from here.

For more information about the game please refer to www.questofpersia.com.

 

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