LOVE getting sent stuff from all over Asia!
Here’s an amazing black-metal band from Iran who absolutely blend the sounds of the Middle East with this genre of music that easily lends itself to being altered and adjusted to match the traditional sounds of local culture. This band is called Akvan and certainly do it right to respect where they’re from and the genre that they use to present their music to the world in.
Though I don’t think they’re actually situated in Iran – but the band has sent in this description:
“Akvan is black metal influenced by the art, literature, history, mythology, and music of Iran. It is also probably the only blend of traditional Iranian music with the aggression of black metal.”