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Farzad Golpayegani at IndieGuild  | March 2014

 

Farzad Golpayegani was presented at IndieGuild.net spotlight. Visit the page at http://www.indieguild.net/farzad-golpayegani/

"IndieGuild's policy is to exalt the direct spirit of communion between artist and public and to willfully disregard the standard charts, competitions and vote exchanges that all too often do no more than to reduce creative talent to yet another banal object of commerce and speculation."

 

 

 


 

Interview at Darkorg.altervista.org  | February 2014

 

Find Farzad Golpayegani's recent interview at darkorg.altervista.org talking about his visual artworks Here.

 

 

 


 

The Painting process of "93" by Farzad Golpayegani | February 2014

 

 

 


 

New Painting | February 2014

 

Please click on image to view in larger size.

 

93 / 2014 /

acrylic on canvas /

121x121cm (48"x48")

93 / 2014 / acrylic on canvas / 121x121cm (48"x48")

For a video of painting process please visit here.

Find painting's steps and details here.

This artwork is for sale, please contact if you're interested in purchase.

 

 

 


 

"Loss of all control" Cover art | January 2014

 

Farzad's illustration for "Prime Mover"s new single: "Loss of All Control".

MP3 version is available at:

www.cdbaby.com/cd/primemover2
 

 

 

 


 

Interview with Robex Lundgren | January 2014

 

Find Farzad's recent interview with Robex Lundgren at her Music Blog at: http://ghgumman.blogg.se/2014/january/interview-with-farzad-golpayegani.html

 

 

 


 

The Painting process of "92" by Farzad Golpayegani | November 2013

 

 


 

Interview at "Del Ava" Radio show (in Farsi) | November 2013

 

Farzad Golpayegani's interviewed at "Del Ava" Radio show (in Farsi) hosted by Pouria Maftoon. Del Ava is a program by Shahrvand Radio which focuses at music in different genres.
 

 

 

 


 

The Painting process of "91" by Farzad Golpayegani | October 2013

 

 


 

Music for an Audio book | September 2013

 

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

Here is an orchestral music part for the 4th chapter:

 

A sample from the 5th chapter:

 

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

As you may know, other than Farzad's personal albums he compose music for short movie, animation, advertisement, video game, etc. Contact us if you need music for your project.

 

 


 

FARZAD G band at "House of Blues" Los Angeles, CA | July 2013

 

 

 


 

Farzad G band at "House of Blues, Foundation Room" Los Angeles | July 2013

 

Farzad G band will be performing a progressive/Fusion Rock and Metal set from Farzad's albums at Foundation Room one of the most famous and cozy Rock venues in Los Angeles.

Farzad Golpayegani: Electric Guitar
Ali Sanaei: Bass Guitar
Rameel Nissan: Drums

Saturday, July 13th, 10:30 pm

This is a Free show!
Contact 310-739-1295 to receive your Free ticket.
Donations are appreciated to support the musicians.

8430 W Sunset Blvd,
West Hollywood,
California 90069
House of Blues, Foundation Room

For facebook event please visit Here.

 

 


 

FARZAD G at "House of Blues, Foundation Room" Los Angeles | June 2013

 

 

 


 

Farzad G at "House of Blues, Foundation Room" Los Angeles | June 2013

 

Farzad performs a solo performance at "House of Blues, Foundation Room" Los Angeles, West Hollywood. He will be performing tracks from his fifth record, album "Five" which has Ambient and Electronic theme with Technical Electric Guitar Solos.

June 8th, 11:15 pm

21+

Please arrive EARLY so you don't miss a minute of the show.

HOUSE OF BLUES, FOUNDATION ROOM
8430 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

 

Tickets: $15 (Optional! contact 310-739-1295)

(online purchase deadline: June 7)
contact 310-739-1295 for tickets at the door.

* by Advance Purchasing you Don't need a physical ticket. Just show up at the entrance with your ID card.

 

For Facebook Event please click Here.

 

"80" from album "Five":

 

 

 


 

FARZAD G at "Marvel" by RAW Artist, Los Angeles | April 2013

 

 

 


 

Farzad G band at "the Viper Room" West Hollywood | May 2013

 

"Surge Event" presents "Farzad G Band" one of the uprising Progressive Rock bands.  Farzad G band will be performing at "the Viper Room" West Hollywood, California. They play a Progressive Metal set from Farzad's compositions.

Farzad G: Electric Guitar

Rameel Nissan: Drums

Ali Sanaei: Bass Guitar

14 May 2013, 9:40PM

Tickets:

$12 for advance purchasing (deadline: May 13th)

$15 at the door (contact our manager “Raymond Hash” at: 310-739-1295)

Tickets are available for advance purchasing:

* by Advance Purchasing you Don't need a physical ticket. Just show up at the entrance with your ID card.

The Viper Room‎

8852 West Sunset Boulevard

West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 358-1881

www.viperroom.com‎

 

For Facebook Event please click Here.

 

 


 

Farzad G. band in San Diego, California | April 2013

 

Farzad will be playing along with his band, Ali Sanaei (Bass Guitar), Rameel Nissan (Drums) in San Diego, California on 18 April 2013. The performance is presented by AVA Ensemble.

Event includes an exhibition of Farzad's Paintings.

Admission:
$15 with RSVP on Facebook event page & advance purchasing.
$18 at the Door
CASH ONLY!

*Tickets are available for sale in advance at Balboa International Market.
**Full Bar Happy Hour Drinks will be available for purchase!

For More Info Please Contact: 510-499-6966

 

 


 

Marvel by RAW natural born artists | April 2013

 

Farzad Golpayegani exhibits his paintings and performs music at "Marvel" by "RAW natural born artists".

RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

April 11th, 2013 (deadline to buy tickets: 8 April)
[From 6:00PM to 10:00PM]

Belasco Theater
[1050 South Hill Street, Los Angeles]

Details:
Cocktail Attire
$15 Advance
Deadline to buy tickets: 8 April
21+

Tickets are available at: http://www.rawartists.org/losangeles/marvel

(deadline for buying tickets: 8 April)

[while buying tickets make sure to chose "Farzad Golpayegani" as the artist you pick to support]

To respond the event on facebook please click here.

 

 


 

Farzad's artworks at "Surreal Grotesque" Magazine | March 2013

 

Farzad's artworks are featured in new issue of "Surreal Grotesque" Magazine, Issue 10! download your copy at: http://issuu.com/xy77boy/docs/deformities

 

 


 

Farzad Golpayegani's band Live at "the Mint" Los Angeles | March 2013

 

Farzad Golpayegani's band performs at "the Mint" in Los Angeles, CA on March 1st 2013.

This is a one-night only concert before Farzad and his band play live at the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin TX. Get tickets online at the Mint's website or Levantine Cultural Center's website.

The concert at the Mint will feature eastern tunes on electric and acoustic guitars and bass, violin, and a mix of Persian and classical music with metal. The vibe is progressive feel-good rock. This is one in a new monthly series of Middle East rock/jazz/fusion concerts presented by the Levantine Cultural Center and the Mint—the Middle East Rocks.

An art exhibit of Farzad Golpayegani's work and after party take place next door at the Levantine Cultural Center, 9:30-11:30 pm, 5998 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90035.

Farzad Golpayegani: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Violin
Ali Sanaei: Bass Guitar, Fretless Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Guitar
Rameel Nissan: Drums, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar

Tickets
$12 in advance
$15 at the door

For event on facebook please click here.

 

 


 

Music For Good | December 2012

 

Farzad Golpayegani just joined "Music For Good", now half of his song sales in Reverbnation are donated to World Vision

Show your support

 

 


 

Interview with GoMusic.ir (in Farsi) | November 2012

 

Please find GoMusic's interview with Farzad Golpayegani at this link.

Print version (PDF) is available at here.

 

 


 

Private Online Guitar lessons by Farzad Golpayegani | October 2012

 

Farzad first started giving guitar lessons in 1995. He has started giving Online Guitar Lessons by October 2012.

He teaches 6 and 7 string Electric guitar and Acoustic (Steel and Nylon string) guitar as One by One classes via Skype. He gives lesson in English, Farsi and Turkish for all levels including Beginner and Advance.

It doesn't matter where you live, you only need a webcam, a microphone and a fast internet connection. You receive lesson in the comfort of your own home.

Please find complete information at Online Guitar Lessons page.

 

 


 

"87" from album "Six" | August 2012

 

 

 

 


 

Interview with "Beshkan" magazine (in Farsi) | June 2012

 

 

 

 

Farzad was interviewed by Nasir Mashkouri from Beshkan web magazine. They have talked about Farzad's latest album "Six" and recent activities.

To find the interview please visit here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

"Six" released | June 2012

 

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".

For hear samples and buy MP3 version or physical CD (outside Iran) please visit Store page or refer to the following link:

For buying the album inside Iran please check out the Farsi page.

For info about whole sale please contact .

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

 

 


 

Award at "True Colors" exhibition | February 2012

 

Farzad's digital painting "82" has been awarded at "True Colors" 2012 online exhibition by "Digital Arts: California".

Feel free to check out the winners at Digital Arts: California's official website.

"True Colors" includes 310 digital images by 74 exceptional artists from 23 countries.

 

 

 

 


 

"Woman, Dream, Nightmare" performance | June 2011

 

Farzad 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 a reportage of the performance at this link.

 

 


 

"Rockestan" launched | June 2011

 

Rockestan offers consultant, release, promotion, compose, mix, mastering, web design, cover design, logo design and related services for Persian Rock and Metal musicians inside Iran.

Rockestan has constructed by Farzad Golpayegani.

For more information please visit official website of Rockestan at:

www.rockestan.com

Find other pages of Rockestan at:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockestan

MySpace: www.myspace.com/rockestan

ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/label/rockestan

 

 


 

"Five" released | June 2011

 

“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

For hear samples and buy MP3 version or physical CD (outside Iran) please visit Store page or refer to the following link:

For buying the album inside Iran please check out the Farsi page.

For info about whole sale please contact .

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

 

 


 

"S.Kiss.Kesh" by Shahdy | May 2011

 

First album of Shahdy (Singer, Song-writer)released in May 2011. Album is powered and released by "Rockestan".

Vocals and Music are from Shahdy and Arrangement, perform, Mix, Mastering are by Farzad Golpayegani.

Please find the album at Shahdy's official store.

Shahdy's official website: www.shahdyart.com

 

 


 

Farzad's phone interview in "Ruye Khat" in VOA PNN | April 2011

 

[Farzad's interview starts at 15:02]

 

 

 

 


 

Album "Five" is Finished at recording | April 2011

 

Recording of the fifth album is over and Farzad is working on mix and mastering the songs. He's experiencing new style in this record. Themes are Electronic, Ambient and it includes Electric Guitar solo on it.

Despite of non-Metal or heavy rhythms, album consists many shredding and technical playing on electric guitar solos.

 

 

photo by Mohammad Golmohammadi

 

 


 

Divan Magazine interview | February 2011

 

The fifth issue of "Divan" Magazine includes an interview with Farzad.

Divan is a Digital Persian Magazine which focuses on Rock and Metal music. Magazine is published as PDF file and it's free to download.

For view and download this issue please visit this page.

 

 


 

Farzad on BBC Persian | January 2011

 

Farzad was guest of "Kook" program on BBC Persian. He performed some pieces from his forth and fifth albums during the program.

"Kook" is weekly program which follows the latest events in the world of music. It's usually focused on Persian composers and musicians living in different countries.

 

 

 


 

ProgArchieves.com Interview | January 2011

 

Farzad was interviewed by ProgArchives.com and talked about his experiences in Iran, previous and upcoming records and what he's up to currently.

Check out the full interview here.

 

 


 

T-shirts available! | December 2010

 

To purchase or find the details please visit the Official Store page.

 

 


 

Articles in zirzamin.com | November 2010

 

Farzad has started writing articles (in Farsi) in zirzamin.com from November 2010.

Find the first article "Songwriting in Rock and Metal" at:

Part One, Part Two, Part Three

Why and how to form a band

Role of Medias to promote and find more audience

Influence of digital technology in music production

"Gharbzadegi" in music?

Zirzamin is an Iranian online music magazine and the project concept is to create a forum to connect the new wave of Iranian independent musicians and bands, both inside and outside of Iran, to the Iranian public and the world.
 

 

 


 

Farzad's Track "47" from album "Three" on Metal Hammer CD | April 2010

 

Track "47" from album "Three" is now featured on Metal Hammer CD on April issue.

 

Previous albums with featured track by Farzad are:

- Flowers in the Desert (a compilation CD from EMI for a book with the same title)

- 89 (for the new Persian year)

- Empire of Rock vol. 1 (a collection from Persian Metal bands)

 

 


 

Featuring in "Ahoora"s album | March 2010

 

 

Farzad has featured on guitar solos on "Alien" & "Out of the Past" from the album "Awkward Diary" by "Ahoora".
Also the album is mastered by Farzad.

To check out the album please click here.

 

 


 

"Four" | January 2010

 

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 are: Steel and Nylon Acoustic Guitar, Resonance Guitar, Bass Guitar and Violin. Another 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, 75

For hear samples and buy MP3 version or physical CD please refer to Store page or following link:

For buying the album inside Iran please check out the Farsi page.

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

 

 

 


 

Farzad's Digital Paintings at deviantART Print Shop

 

       

Farzad Golpayegani's Digital Paintings are available at deviantART Print Shop. For details please check the link.

 

 


 

Free download for records

 

  

Due to problems for release, Here after all tracks of albums "One" (2002) and "Two" (2005) of Farzad Golpayegani will be free to download.

Download records

 

 


 

Latest interview | December 2009

 

Find Farzad’s latest interview (December 2009) with "Music 360" (in Farsi) at here.

 

 


 

Interview | November 2009

 

Find Farzad’s interview (November 2009) with "Prog Rockin' magazine" at here.


thanks to Sean Gill

 

 


 

Painting Exhibition | October 30th to November 4th 2009

 

 

 

Farzad Golpayegani's Paintings at Golzadeh Art Gallery / October 30th to November 4th 2009 / 4 - 8 P.M. / Unite 8 , No. 3 , Sharifi Alley , Behrouz St. , Madar (Mohseni) Sq. , Mirdamad Boulevard , Tehran , Iran

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

New Painting Collection | August 2009

 

After a long time Farzad is completing a new painting collection. check out the newest artworks at Gallery 7

 

 


 

Quest of Persia: Nader's Blade | August 2009

 

"Quest of Persia: Nader's Blade" video game from "Puya Arts Software Inc." with Farzad Golpayegani as composer has been released on July 2009 in Iran.

These "Game Soundtracks" include pieces for Intro, themes, Trailer and Credits.

 

Due to problems for releasing this record, like previous records of Farzad Golpayegani, it will be free to download online.

 

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.

 

Tracks of this album

 

 

 


 

Interview

 

 

 

Find Farzad’s interview (July 2009) at: Regiomusik or lostxmusic
 


thanks to Gunter

 

 

 


 

"Three"

 

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).

For hear samples and buy MP3 version or physical CD please refer to Store page or following link:

For you want to buy the album inside Iran please check out the Farsi page.

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

 

 


 

Interview

 

 

 

Farzad's interview with Zirzamin.se (January 2008)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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