Friday, June 27, 2008

Metal in Iran

I feel it is very important for more music fans to know about what is going on in Iran. On the news, we hear so many negative things about Iran and its people which I think are unfair and unwarranted. One way we can try to understand each other more is through the message of music.
To know that they are the same as we are inside and to know that we must discard attempts by the media to infect us with fear which only induces hatred among the people inhabiting this earth is the best weapon we can have to fight ignorance.

Iranian death metal exists and it's not going away any time soon. And we shouldn't want it to. It can build a bridge to better understanding between the East and the West. It's all up to us.


: After years of listening to various different types of music, and attempting to understand their deeper meanings, I found that there is one style of music that gives true happiness and enlightens the soul, that music is death metal. There are no concerts. CD's are expensive, and vinyl is not available. MP3s are available, but only the low quality formats. Welcome to Iran where three friends published a book about DEATH. This information is only useful for those who are interested in knowing about the lives of headbangers in Iran. It has been really exciting for me to finally write about some of the wonderful things that have happened here. I hope to open your eyes to a different way of life, where the availability of CD's (from every genre) is minimal, compared to the relatively easy access found in the United States, Europe and the Far-east (places where this availability is often taken for granted. We would like to extend our thanks to the Emperor of Metal, Chuck Schuldiner whose inspiration gives us strength. Mohammad Pazhutan.

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Metal In Iran