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Invincible – promo video

Have you checked my new album yet? Here is a short clip from the track ”Invincible”. Find “Eight” on all online music platforms.

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Farzad Golpayegani’s band Live at “the Mint” Los Angeles

Farzad-band-MintFarzad Golpayegani’s band performs at “the Mint” in Los Angeles, CA on March 1st 2013.

This is a one-night only concert before Farzad and his band play live at the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin TX. Get tickets online at the Mint’s website or Levantine Cultural Center’s website.

The concert at the Mint will feature eastern tunes on electric and acoustic guitars and bass, violin, and a mix of Persian and classical music with metal. The vibe is progressive feel-good rock. This is one in a new monthly series of Middle East rock/jazz/fusion concerts presented by the Levantine Cultural Center and the Mint—the Middle East Rocks.

An art exhibit of Farzad Golpayegani’s work and after party take place next door at the Levantine Cultural Center, 9:30-11:30 pm, 5998 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90035.

Farzad Golpayegani: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Violin
Ali Sanaei: Bass Guitar, Fretless Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Guitar
Rameel Nissan: Drums, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar

Tickets
$12 in advance
$15 at the door

For event on facebook please click here.

“Six” released

Album “Six” (May 2012) by Farzad Golpayegani, Persian composer, musician and visual arts artist is based on the soundtracks he has composed for video games “Quest of Persia: Nader’s Blade” and “Garshasp”.

Tracks of this album include reworked pieces for Intro, Themes, Trailer and Credits of the games. All electric guitar solo parts (instead track “94”) are added in album version.

The album includes 16 tracks with Orchestral Metal theme.

Tracks of this album: “85”, “86”, “87”, “88”, “89”, “90”, “91”, “92”, “93”, “94”, “95”, “96”, “97”, “98”, “99” and “100”.

Album is available at Store page and Farzad’s store at Reverbnation, as well as: iTunesAmazonCD Baby, and other digital stores.

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

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“Five” released

farzad-g_5med“Five” is the fifth full album by Persian composer, musician and visual arts artist Farzad Golpayegani. Five released in June 2011.

This album is not a heavy or metal record in anyway (nor was “Four”), this time he is getting Electronic Music involved and tries to achieve a kind of music easier to listen, but at the same time the technical playing goes on; this album includes the most complicated and extreme solos on 7-string electric guitar in comparison to previous records.

Like most of his previous records, “Five” is a self-released album and is totally produced by the artist himself.

Farzad would like to to dedicate the album to his loving mother “Farideh” also many thanks goes to Parsa Golpayegani, Yusuf Ozmenekse and all other friends for their support.

Tracks of this record: “Intro”, “77”, “78”, “79”, “80”, “81”, “82”, “83” and “84”

Album is available at Store page and Farzad’s store at Reverbnation, as well as: iTunesAmazonCD Baby, and other digital stores.

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

“Four”

Farzad’s forth record “Four” released on January 2010.

Unlike previous records of Farzad this one is not in Metal genre. In entire album there is no Electric Guitar, Drums and even Percussion. Composition of the instruments includes: Steel and Nylon Acoustic Guitar, Resonance Guitar, Bass Guitar and Violin. Other elements of this “Fusion” album are influences of Iranian and Middle Eastern music and eastern tuning for Acoustic Guitars.

Farzad has played all the instruments and on last two tracks “Ali Sanaei” has featured on Bass Guitar.

Tracks of this record: “59″, “60″, “61″, “64″, “65″, “69″, “71″, “73″, “74″ and “75″

Album is available at Store page and Farzad’s store at Reverbnation, as well as: iTunesAmazonCD Baby, and other digital stores.

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

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“Three”

farzad-g_3medFinally after 3 years Farzad Golpayegani’s new record “Three” finished in Jan 2008. This is an Iranian Progressive Metal album and it includes only 3 tracks that are about 17 to 18 min. each.

Electric, Acoustic and Bass guitars, vocals and programming for drums and keyboards has been done by Farzad. Also “Arash Jafari” has played Kooze, Darbuka and Daf. Like previous albums Farzad has done recording, mix, mastering and has designed the cover.

This album is a medley of various themes with obvious influence of Iranian and Middle Eastern music.

physical_CD_threeTracks of this album are: 14, 39 and 47. Also there is one hidden track in this record which is a cover from some rock and metal songs including: Paranoid (Black Sabbath), Fire (Jimmy Hendrix), Speed King (Deep Purple), Fits like a glove (Kiss), War Ensemble (Slayer), Damage, Inc. (Metallica), Birth of Tension (Overkill), Desperate Cry (Sepultura), Holy Wars (Megadeth), Cowboys From Hell (Pantera).

Album is available at Store page and Farzad’s store at Reverbnation, as well as: iTunesAmazonCD Baby, and other digital stores.

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

Iranian Fusion Metal Improvisation

Some improvisation jam sessions, in the Iranian Fusion Metal genre, gave the band motivation and curiosity for keeping the record of this improvisation experiences as a live recording. In the last days of May 2007, The band members including: Farzad Golpayegani (Electric Guitar), Soheil Danesh Eshraghi (Vocals), Edward Wastnidge (Drums), Arash Jafari (Kooze/Darbuka/Daf) and Ali Sanaei (Bass Guitar) did the first trial of live recording. One of the goals of this project was to finalize the results as an album to release but the lack of suitable conditions and facilities for recording affected the quality of the sound so this project will be done in the future.

To see some pictures of jam sessions check out the Band Photos.

Demo tracks from one of the sessions:

Download (Right click > Save the link/file): Sample of Improvisation 1Sample of Improvisation 2

 

 

Fusion Concert

f-graphic_6th-posterFarzad Golpayegani’s band in their Fusion concert including Exhibition of Farzad’s Paintings

Farzad Golpayegani’s band performed in their fusion concert. This event was held in January 2007 at Avini’s Hall in Honarhaye Ziba School (School of fine arts)/Tehran University. Since the genre of this concert was Fusion, eastern Percussions was played instead of Drums. It was something like an Iranian Rock Unplugged..

Video Arts that consist of Farzad’s paintings was playing during the performance too.

In addition some collections of Farzad’s paintings was demonstrated as an Art Exhibition at the same time. This exhibition included over 50 paintings.

Band line up for this concert:

  • Farzad Golpayegani: Electric & Acoustic Guitars
  • Naeim Meschian: Bass Guitar
  • Vahid Sabet Ghadam: Daf, Tabla
  • Soheil Danesh Eshraghi: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
  • Arash Jafari: Koozeh

Guest Player:

  • Edward Wastnidge: Darbuka

For view some pictures of performance check Band Photos

“Two”

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The second album of Farzad (Two) was going to be released by Bam Ahang Co. in May 2005 (only in Iran) but its license interned by relative ministry and it’s releasing from August 2006.

This album includes 11 tracks. Like the previous one, this album is an Instrumental Fusion-Metal and it’s is totally done by Farzad, and in two tracks “Kaveh Hamedanian” has played Cello.
Because the delay of releasing previous album , “Two” has been produced between 2004 and 2005.

This album is officially Free to download as MP3 files. To purchase Physical CD please visit Store page or Farzad’s store at Reverbnation.

Download (Right click > Save the link/file): 930213220193118103843about-Two

Cover:

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