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..
“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..”
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 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