Two Centuries ov Silence

by اكوان (AKVAN)

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Dave Aftandilian Moving expression of a native son’s pride in Persia’s glorious past—and hope for a brighter future for her. The righteous anger of the black metal fits, as does the quiet melancholy of the classical songs, which display exquisite musicianship. Combining the two brings a powerful cultural force to bear on the small-minded, and beauty for all.
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Esfandiyar 06:20
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Apranik 06:33
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Soraya 05:55
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Halabja 06:57

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This is not those delusional tales uncovered from the mirage desert of ancient East, this is an ardent dedication and truthful manifesto written for the true blood and tear shed by Persian folks under those two centuries of silence and suffering. Over the past 5 years of this one-man project's existence, Akvan has already gain himself huge recognition among underground fans by standing as one of the most fervent deviant forces against the hegemonic oppression of religion. Drawing inspirations from Pre-Islamic Persian folklores and tales, as well as Iran's real historical events, Akvan has gradually matured his unique writing style that combines surging riffs of gloomy black metal with archaic yet solemn melodies of Persian traditional folk. This all cumulated in his most recent ep titled Two Centuries ov Silence released in the winter of 2020, a work that pays homage to Abdolhossein Zarrinkoub and his eponymous book. This ep will be reissued by Pest Productions this April, with three bonus tracks: 2 tracks of EP “ثریا / Soraya” and one single “حلبچه / Halabja”. Stay tuned.

Support band:
akvan.bandcamp.com/album/two-centuries-of-silence

The title of this EP is taken from Abdolhossein Zarrinkoub's eponymous book, which provides a historical account of the Iranian people's bold resistance against the Islamic Conquest of Persia.

"Fereydoon's Revenge" originally released on May 3, 2019 as part of Cartoon Network: Adult Swim's Metal Swim 2 Compilation available here: www.adultswim.com/music/metal-swim-2

Reissue version plus 2 tracks of EP “ثریا / Soraya” and single track “حلبچه / Halabja”.

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released April 3, 2021

اکوان (Akvan) is:

Vizaresa - Vocals, Tar, Guitars, and Battery

Music and lyrics by Vizaresa. All tracks recorded throughout various locations in Isfahan, Iran.

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