Find Farzad G’s interview and album “Nine” review on February 2023 issue of Metalized Magazine.
Creativity talk with Simplex Minds
My recent interview with “Simplex Minds” is live. During this conversation with Carissa Salazar, who is an amazing artist herself, we discussed inspirations, creative process, time managements, and pursuing the passion. It was a pleasure to be a part of this project! Read the full interview at: https://www.simplexminds.com/post/a-conversation-with-farzad-golpayegani
Album “Nine” is released
“Nine” | 2022
Farzad Golpayegani’s ninth album, “Nine” released on October 14th 2022.
There are 10 tracks in this album, which are mostly progressive metal with Middle Eastern influences, and a few songs closer to acoustic and fusion. Farzad G has explored new guitar technics which are reflected on his riffs and solos. He also has used his innovative acoustic guitar tuning along with electric guitar rhythm which creates his signature Oriental Metal grooves. There are instrumental and also vocal music, and as always, many guitar solos within the songs.
Guitar virtuoso Scott Collins, has features on “Reaching The Horizon” on acoustic guitar. You can find the guitar solo exchange between Farzad and him at 1:34. Their music collaborations backs to 2015 in their fusion and acoustic project Korisoron. To find more about Scott Collins, please visit his official website at: scottcollinsguitar.com
The album will be in digital format only, and there is no plans to release any physical CDs.
Tracks of this album:
1. Vengeance / 4:12
2. To The Last Breath / 5:43
3. All Along / 6:03
4. Intergalactic Controversy / 5:09
5. No Remorse / 5:55
6. Unleashed / 3:33
7. Constant Misinformation / 6:03
8. Restored Intelligence / 4:11
9. Reaching The Horizon (featuring Scott Collins) / 5:43
10. Unremembered / 4:27
Farzad Golpayegani: Vocals, 7-String Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, 5-String Violin, Ibo Drum, Bass Guitar and Programming
Scott Collins: Acoustic Guitar (Reaching The Horizon)
Music, Arrangement, Mix, Master, Cover Design and Artwork by Farzad Golpayegani
Album is available at: Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify and other digital stores. [Users from Iran please visit Music page in Farsi]
Farzad is an independent artist and he’s not signed to any record label, so please support and only buy the records officially.
Nine will be released on October 14th 2022
Happy to announce my 9th full album will be released on October 14th, 2022.
There are 10 tracks, which are mostly progressive metal with Middle Eastern influences, and 2 closer to acoustic and fusion style. I have explored some new guitar technics which are reflected on riffs and solos. I believe those will be interesting to shred guitar enthusiasts.
As always, due to life events there were a few gaps in the production. As you may know, music is not my only career, and I needed to focus on art direction and design for a while. Now I feel relieved that I completed it after 4 years!
The album will be in digital format only, and I’m not planning to release any physical CDs. I will post short videos and excerpts from the album soon, so stay tuned!
The Metal Crypt – Underground Metal Special: Iran
Farzad is among the featured Iranian Heavy Metal artists at the special issue of The Metal Crypt.
Heavy Metal isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when talking about music in Iran, if it comes up at all. However, The Metal Crypt is known for supporting (real) metal bands from all corners of the world and allowing people to share their views about metal music no matter which part of the world they come from.
Iran does have an underground metal scene, which is literally underground because the authorities there, who control most of Iran’s society, apparently see metal music as amoral and dangerous for the youth of their country. In light of that, what does not kill you makes you stronger, which applies to many of the artists and bands from the Iranian metal scene.
The following article is a sneak peek into the Iranian underground metal scene and is also dedicated to all Iranian metal musicians who play and listen to metal music because it is their great passion and despite it being forbidden in the Islamic Republic of Iran..
Please find the complete article at The Metal Crypt website.
Interview – The Box Podcast
Farzad had an extended interview with The Box Podcast (in Farsi) and discussed his early influences, his collaborations experiences, his approach to his work and music career in general.
All That I Get – Painting process time lapse
“All That I Get” is the fifth piece of my latest painting collection. This artwork goes after a track from my music album “Eight” which has the same title.
I spent around 14 hours finishing this, which is not easy while working a full-time job, and stay physically and mentally healthy! As a routine, now that I finished this painting I will get back to music projects for a while. Stay tuned for some updates soon 🤘
Painted on Adobe Photoshop using a XP-Pen pen display. Video captured on Techsmith Snagit
How I Became An Art Director, Coast To Coast! at “How I Got My Job”
Farzad Golpayegani has talked to How I Got My Job about his story and the challenges to build his career. Find “How I Became An Art Director, Coast To Coast!” at this link.
I particularly recommend this to those who recently have immigrated, or are planning to do so. Hopefully it will clarify some of the typical concerns.
Many thanks to How I Got My Job for the opportunity.
Taking Risks – Discussed in Shoutout LA interview
Many thanks to Shoutout LA for the interview.
This is part of a series titled: Taking Risks: how you’re perspectives affect your life & career
View the interview here.
The Horror Zine June 2020
Farzad’s art is featured as June 2020 Editor’s Pick Artist at “The Horror Zine“. Check the website for Fiction, Poetry, and Art!