Check out this podcast for my recent interview (in Farsi) with Siamak Pourzand Foundation. Many thanks to Gleb Zhukov and Ehsan Moghadasi.
Rockestan has constructed by Farzad Golpayegani.
For more information please visit official website of Rockestan at:
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[Farzad’s interview starts at 15:02]
Farzad has started writing articles (in Farsi) in zirzamin.com from November 2010.
Find the first article “Songwriting in Rock and Metal” at:
Zirzamin is an Iranian online music magazine and the project concept is to create a forum to connect the new wave of Iranian independent musicians and bands, both inside and outside of Iran, to the Iranian public and the world.
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:
For view some pictures of performance check Band Photos
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.
The first album of Farzad Golpayegani “ONE” is an Instrumental Fusion-Metal album. Farzad has composed, performed, recorded, mastered and even has designed album cover all by himself. He personally has played 7-string electric guitar, Acoustic guitar and Bass guitar and for the percussion instruments, he has composed the notes by computer programming. No Eastern or Persian instrument has been used in entire record and all the eastern sounds and melodies are simulated and played with Acoustic guitar in an innovated tuning.
Name of the tracks are the numbers in song writer’s track-list. The reason is the importance of Instrumental music and musical concept against understanding under track name’s influence.
Although there are many difficulties for Rock and Metal Music in Iran, this album succeeded to be the first licensed album in this genre in Islamic Republic of Iran in 2002. But it faced many problems for distribution and had two years of latency and finally was released in 2004. After a while because of Rock music being banned by the authorities in Persian’s government the MP3 version of album was officially distributed free to download at Farzad’s official website.
Farzad Golpayegani’s Band concerts (2003-04) :
Farzad Golpayegani’s Band were :
to see photos of concerts click here.