𝐼𝓂𝓂𝑜𝓇𝓉𝒶𝓁, 𝓂𝑒𝓉𝒶𝓅𝒽𝓎𝓈𝒾𝒸𝒶𝓁 𝓂𝓎𝓈𝓉𝒾𝒸𝒾𝓈𝓂 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓀𝓃𝑜𝓌𝓈 𝓃𝑜 𝓉𝒾𝓂𝑒 …
The – rebellious – appeal of the forbidden has always represented an additional attractive element for true passionate and fervent idealists to live out their inclinations. This is also the case with ANOUSHBARD.
The band risks so much to be able to fully devote themselves to their music.
And the correspondingly profound and lovingly polished, consistently convincing to brilliant result is ultimately also the fascinating mirror of the artistic ideal of these absolute conviction offenders.
With their second album “Abandoned Treasure” these highly estimable thoroughbred musicians have completed a fabulous, completely timeless work, which reveals itself to be as hard-hitting as it is stylistically uncompromising – and which can intoxicate the senses with sophisticated high-quality sounds!
“The Righteous Ardaviraf – Preparation”
📺 Official Lyric Video
🗓️ March 17, 2023
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/wHA41wTOOnY
The band says about “The Righteous Ardaviraf“:
“The song describes what our ancestors thought and believed about life after death. It happened many centuries ago: In the book ‘Arda Viraf’ the story of the upright and meaning-seeking Wirāz is written down.
Wirāz was a fervent, deeply devoted priest of the ancient Zoroastrian religion, who was chosen to go on an afterlife journey – to find out what really happens to a person and his soul after death. This was celebrated in a very special ritual intimately, with appropriate, solemn clothing. Thereby the holy book of the religious cult was read, the ‘Arda Viraf’.
The traveler was given three goblets of wine, which, by means of a special addition, caused him to fall into a death-like sleep for seven days. When he woke up, he could tell his experienced story.
We strongly recommend our followers and fans to read more about this truly famous story, especially in its country of origin, Persia, which is set several centuries before Dante Alighieri’s kindred ‘Divine Comedy’.”
During all the years of existence, ANOUSHBARD had many difficulties in finding suitable co-musicians such as drummers or bassists. In 2021, Arman Tirmahi officially joined the formation as a bassist. He helped the group with the second album.
Nima Seylani, an accomplished Oud player, also joined the line-up. Many in the Western industrialized nations will find it hard to imagine:
but the biggest obstacle in ANOUSHBARD‘s path are the government regulations for Metal music there. Unfortunately, Metal is completely banned in Iran, so it’s not possible at all to perform in public or release an album.
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