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Countries where metal music is “illegal”

Posted by on December 12, 2019

This past summer, a story hit the news cycle about the legal journey of Iranian metal band Confess. Singer/guitarist Nikan “Siyanor” Khosravi, who fled to Turkey after his trial in 2016 and is currently residing in Norway, spoke with Louder Sound about he and bandmate Arash “Chemical” Ilkhani’s legal issues, being arrested in their homes […]

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Iran’s Confess sentenced to 14+ years in prison & 74 lashes for playing metal

Posted by on July 10, 2019

Two members of Iranian metal band Confess, Nikan “Siyanor” Khosravi and Arash “Chemical” Ilkhani have been sentenced to a combined 14.5 years in prison by the Revolutionary Tribunal of Tehran. Frontman Khosravi was sentenced to 12 ½ years in prison and 74 lashes as Ilkhani’s initial sentence of six years has been reduced to two […]

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Iranian band Confess jailed for making music

Posted by on February 10, 2016

It’s no shock that being a metal musician is hard. It’s also not hard to imagine that being a metal musician from the Middle East is unbelievably difficult. In most of the western world, (mainly the US and Europe), metal gets a few dirty looks and some ignorant comments about loving Satan. We still play […]

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