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Mist Within

From: Iran
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Mist Within Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Mist Within.

Interview

Mist Within Frontman on the Iranian Metal Scene

When we hear about Iran nowadays, it is often in a heavy context wrapped around religious or political narratives. Iran is almost never associated with Heavy Metal - in fact, metal is barely tolerated in Iran, and is a subject aligned with devil-worship, ostracized to the fullest extent of human ability and political power.

However, where conflict and revolution percolate in response to perceived oppression and omission, a growing interest in all things forbidden, dark and heavy is born. Mist Within is just one example of Iran's youth seemingly corrupted and ruined by Western culture. Their hunger and passion for our literature, cinema and music - utterly nonexistent to Iranian eyes and ears just 50 years ago - has contributed to the emergence of a diverse musical underground rife with intensely talented men and women looking for a way to be heard.

Here, Mist Within vocalist Alireza Motevasel enlightens us on their upcoming album, the Iranian scene and what it is like to be a metalhead in one of the most controversial nations on Earth. More...

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