In Canvas Rebel chat with Farzad Golpayegani, he shares his journey from freelancing to full-time gigs, diving into design and art direction. Over a decade, he’s seen financial success, explored 3D and motion graphics, all while juggling roles as a musician and art director. Farzad’s points suggests artists chase personal fulfillment, not just commercial success. Leaving Iran to rediscover himself creatively abroad showcases the profound impact of pursuing passion on an artist’s evolution.
“Welcome to a place where art and music sing in perfect harmony. This is a space that has largely been looked over by many creatives over the years. Not many visual artists or musicians venture here often. Usually, creatives are in one artistic camp or the other, but rarely both. However, Farzad Golpayegani is changing this standard. With his trusty 7-string guitar by his side and his surreal creations inhabiting his imagination, Farzad is laying the foundations to bridge the gap between these art forms in a space between music and art.”
Every problem or dilemma we face has been faced by countless others in the past. Bold Journey is a place to have conversations around those challenges. In the recent interview, Farzad has explained where does his self-discipline come from, and how he finds his way to overcome some of the work and life challenges.
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!
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..