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.

Part one:

Part two:

 

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

All That I Get

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!

“Reclaim” digital painting time lapse

Here is a time lapse of my first painting of 2020, “Reclaim” (also title of the song used in the video, which is from my latest album, “Eight”).

I See Beyond My Eyes – feat. Jesse Bisceglia

“I See Beyond My Eyes” feat. Jesse Bisceglia | 2019

Farzad Golpayegani feat. Jesse Bisceglia – I See Beyond My Eyes

 

This is an energetic and inspirational single by Farzad Golpayegani, featuring Jesse Bisceglia on vocals. Funky bass groove, modern guitar solo, and a motivational rap vocal brings a unique composition to this track!

Farzad Golpayegani: Vocals, 7-String Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar and Programming

Jesse Bisceglia: Vocals

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

This single is available at Music Store page, as well as: iTunesAmazonGoogle Play, 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.

 

Obey digital Painting

Process video of “Obey” digital painting. This artwork is based on a track with the same title from my last release album “Eight”.

Alike previous artwork, I have used Wacom Cintiq 13hd pen display in Adobe Photoshop, captured the videos by Snagit, and created the video in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Album “Eight” is available as physical CD and Digital format on all online music platforms.

Bliss painting process

Here is a process video of “Bliss” digital painting. This artwork is based on a track with the same title from my last release album “Eight”. It took me about 20 hours to complete this piece.

I have used Wacom Cintiq 13hd pen display in Adobe Photoshop, captured the videos by Snagit, and created the video in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Album “Eight” is available as physical CD and Digital format on all online music platforms.