Category: Feature

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:

 

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.

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!

Drowns with me – Music Video

Drowns with me
by Farzad Golpayegani

From album “Seven” (2016)

Featuring Ali Sanaei on Bass Guitar

“Seven” is released!

  

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

Album is available at Music Store page, as well as: iTunesAmazon, Google Play and other digital stores. [Users from Iran please visit Music page in Farsi]

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

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

Interview with Siamak Pourzand Foundation

Check out this podcast for my recent interview (in Farsi) with Siamak Pourzand Foundation. Many thanks to Gleb Zhukov and Ehsan Moghadasi.

English linkFarsi link

 

Colorida Art Gallery May 2016

Here is a look at Farzad Golpayegani’s Painting exhibition at Colorida Art Gallery, May 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal

Many thanks to Colorida Art Gallery

“Contemporary Perspectives” exhibition at Agora Gallery

"Fragmented Reality" exhibition was held with a lot of good feedback. Many thanks to anyone who stopped by or shared the posts.

Now and I'm pleased to announce that there will be another display of my works at "Contemporary Perspectives" show, this time at the main gallery at Agora. Reception will be on Thursday September 17, 2015, 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Hope to see you at Agora Gallery!

-Farzad G

“Contemporary Perspectives” exhibition will be held from September 16 to October 6, 2015

Gallery hours: Tue – Sat, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Check out the artists at this exhibition at this page.

A talk with Angela Di Bello about Farzad’s Paintings

A talk with Angela Di Bello, Director of Agora Gallery about Farzad’s paintings at “Fragmented Reality” exhibition (Aug. 25 to Sep. 12 2015).