Category: Press

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.

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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!

Art & Life with Farzad Golpayegani on Voyage LA Magazine

Find “Art & Life with Farzad Golpayegani” article on Voyage LA Magazine. Many thanks to the magazine and Sarah Abrams.

I really recommend checking other artists on the website as well. There is a nice selection of talents.

ARTisSpectrum magazine, Vol. 35

Farzad is featured at ARTisSpectrum magazine Vol. 35. An online version of the article is available at: http://artisspectrum.com/magazine/35/#51

Farzad’s profile at Agora Gallery website: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Farzad_Golpayegani.aspx

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).

Agora Gallery’s August 27th Opening Reception

“A viewer of Farzad Golpayegani‘s untitled paintings will get a distinct sense of dreamy surrealism. “You don’t have logical boundaries within a dream,” says the artist. Even the strangest things can feel normal in this context, and that is the sense that Golpayegani imbues in his works..”

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“KORISORON” band, Farzad’s new music project

Farzad Golpayegani and amazing composer and musician Scott Collins have recently formed “KORISORON” band. Currently they are working on Instrumental International Acoustic Guitar Duo, and perform local shows.

Korisoron-Sign-coloredKORISORON plays tunes  inspired by the musics of Iran, Turkey, Spain, Romania, Northern India, Japan and other parts of the world.

Name of the band “KORISORON” comes from Persian Accidentals called “Sori” (Quarter step high) and “Koron” (Quarter step low).

Check out Korisoron’s official website for performances and more at: www.korisoron.com

Feature in the The Eden Magazine

Farzad Golpayegani is featured in the August 2014 issue of The Eden Magazine. Many thanks to Maryam Morrison for the support.

To check out the magazine click here.

Feature in The Metal Observer

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Farzad is featured at The Metal Observer’s article regarding Persian Metal Music. Find the article at: www.metal-observer.com/3.o/persian-metal-part-1/

Thanks to Siavash Nejhad for his effort.