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Iranian Metal Band Ahoora Portrayed As Terrorists

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Iranian metal band Ahoora has posted a message detailing their dealings with someone putting together a Slayer compilation album who has decided on their own accord to portray the band as terrosists. Here is the post from the band:

"Attention please! During the recording days of All in Blood with You we were contacted by a guy from Russian Slayer fan club. He told us that he was going to prepare a tribute album with worldwide participants, celebrating 25 years of slayer. We accepted the offer and recorded Blood Red off the classic Seasons in the Abyss. The track and the signed contract were sent to him. For months we were sending him emails following the project and yet there were no proper responses. Finally after almost a year we were informed that the album was going to be out early September 2008. We found a promo video about this album in You Tube. The video represents the bands involved in the Cd, Sliding the images while captioning the band names. When it comes to Ahoora, you'll see a picture of four suicide bombers with name Ahoora!!! Yes totally fuc*ing unbelievable!

"While we were unable to think of any idea that might've occurred to the guy's head; all our emails regarding this matter left unanswered. Then we found out that they have used the same picture in the booklet too! It seems that our bright guy had decided to do this as a brilliant business-wise innovation yet he had been unable to own the comprehension needed in this business. The harm that this thing will do to our image, in any size, is completely unforgivable. This IS the true terrorism within the media. Thanks for taking time to read this. Stay True!"

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48 Comments on "Iranian Metal Band Ahoora Portrayed As Terrorists"

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1. tirentu writes:

Wow, what an a$$hole. Anything the internets can do about this?

# Oct 21, 2008 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kali writes:

Real f-in' nice of them!

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 12:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. SHREDDER13 writes:

This is fukking absurd!...

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 12:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. fartalicious writes:

Great so we've got another idiot who's all like "What? I assumed all ppl from islamic nations are Terrorists".

Yea good one c***face.... Go blow ya Grandad.....

Peace and great METAL to all


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# Oct 22, 2008 @ 4:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. XWigglesX writes:

That is a f***ing disgrace. He should go f***ing jump

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 4:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Anubiz writes:

Just what we need, more ignorant fools. That guy should get fired...

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 7:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Txmetalhead writes:

Judge the band by their musical worth - not by what country they are from...not directed at anyone here. Terrorists, indeed. This is why our country is SO fukked up, and paranoid, due to 9/11 which was fukkin' 7 years ago. That is really stupid! Iranian metal..cool!!

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 9:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kali writes:

Erm... Tx, unless I am mistaken, this happend in Russia.

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 11:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. That_One_Guy writes:

Whoever decided to use that picture needs to have a grenade shoved up his a$$ and a Molotov c***tail shoved down his throat. Dude's a f***ing wanker.

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# Oct 22, 2008 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. That_One_Guy writes:

Hah, c***tail is censored, didn't think of that. Holy Bruce d***inson!

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. XWigglesX writes:

Io love how Australian stuff isn't censored. Wanker wanker wanker arse lolololololololol

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Kali writes:

Starting to sound a bit wanker crazy there, Wiggles. Hehehe! :p

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 5:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. brettTHEjett writes:

yeah...it;s a real sh**ty thing

BUT *and im gonna get stoned for saying this*
can;t it be argued that this negative attention is attention never the less? honestly how many people have heard of Ahoora. If this story gets to the mouths of large scale media, all of a sudden a few million more people know about these guys and inevitably checkk out their music to see what all the fuss is about.

Ahoora should thank this assf***er

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. XWigglesX writes:

I get your point man

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. InfernoNecrosis writes:

To comment 13... THANK him? He defamed their character! This guy should be sued so hard that Ahoora would make more money off suing him than they did with anything else in their lives. This is disgraceful!

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 5:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Kali writes:

I know I would be in my lawers office too. I mean, the is such thing as just plain bad publicity. I have more to say when off work.

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 6:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ZT writes:

"The harm that this thing will do to our image, in any size, is completely unforgivable. This IS the true terrorism within the media."

He's spot on there.

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Red writes:

Let me tell you guys something, I could care less, I mean I don't give a f*** about an Iranian metal band and boo freaking hoo about their image. sorry but I really really don't give a flying cooooooooooooooooooooooooooocktail

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Red writes:

Wow found a way to override the censorship ,add extra o's
coocktail

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Red writes:

fuuck

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. deathbringer writes:

But we'll still delete garbage and spam so please keep it relevant :-)

On topic, I don't see dealing with international law and suing some Russian guy who takes a year to put out a compilation as being a good way to make money.

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Red writes:

Ouch, fair enough tough

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. duncan hills writes:

dealing with international law and suing, not a good way of making money
and yet db, please explain how metallica are so rich? lol :-)

seriously tho, iranian metal = cool
slayer compilation = cool

SO WHY DOES SOME TOSSER COME AND SCREW IT UP?

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Fuck_A_Name writes:

The band should find a way to get some terrorist to suicide attack this guys house. Just for irony's sake.

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# Oct 22, 2008 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Kali writes:

Red just got spanked by Daddy. Bad boy! Hahahaha! :p

What I want to know is exactly was in that contract. If there was a breach of contract on the Russian's would out of princapal, and to make them think twice about getting the bad rap for being sued, would sue. Even if I did not get millions.

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 10:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. AlliedFront676 writes:

Maybe the Russian guy just had a warped view of Ahoora, i think he wanted to link them to the song jihad however irrelevant it is to the band.

# Oct 22, 2008 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. deathbringer writes:

Somehow I don't think most underground bands are all that legal savvy when it comes to contracts and doing one song for a compilation with some guy, it was probably even less of a concern. The band certainly has every right to be p***ed, but I'm doubtful there's much they could do about it that's worthwhile but get free press from the whole situation.

# Oct 23, 2008 @ 12:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Christfucker writes:

Its a shame someone did this to them. Now I'm gonna look up anything I can about Ahoora and try and see if I can find something streamed...I hope they're awesome.

# Oct 23, 2008 @ 1:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. XWigglesX writes:

Hey Kalis, didn't hear my phone sorry haha

# Oct 23, 2008 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Cynic writes:

Do you know what the craziest thing about this is? The band is f***ing awesome! Seriously check out their myspace they've got some thrash chops. So in the end this has probably done their international reputation pretty good. I mean to be fair, to have a false rumor that your Iranian band is full of terrorists is the best marketing ploy ever.

Although the other note here is that they've had a lot of trouble IN Iran so that's not cool. These guys are f***ing warriors of true metal, fighting for the right to play metal, respect.

Now Playing: Ahoora - "Spiritual Creator"

# Oct 23, 2008 @ 2:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. XWigglesX writes:

Sorry DB

# Oct 23, 2008 @ 6:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. brettTHEjett writes:

cynic....exactly

it's kinda like when you get really embarrassed in highschool. First of all....if its bad enough, everyone in the school will be talking about the kid who was otherwise completely unknown. The next step is, now that you're not unknown, become known for something good. which is what i can see Ahoora doing. Someone already mentioned their music is whoop-ass, however otherwise unknown.

# Oct 23, 2008 @ 8:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. pizzacrime writes:

I am feel so bad for Ahoora. Who is this f***ing a$$hole, and why does he think it's ok to lable any Metal band like that? Metal bands are some of the most honest and righteous people on Earth, they are not affraid to speak out against a$$holes everywhere. Metal bands AND THEIR FANS, are truly people who know how to deal with anger in a healthy way - they play and listen to aggressive music, instead of lashing-out violently at anyone they see, to let out their fears. Metal people don't purposely attack others, they're too smart for that and realize the Human race just needs to chill on each other - and listen to Metal. f*** this guy who made them appear as terrorists. f*** him and anyone involved in the promotion of this CD. Who the hell are they to portray Ahoora this way?? I truly hope Ahoora can sue this jerk-off somehow for slander of character and mis-representaion of the band....Metal-Heads are supposed to stick together dammit, to support each other, even if we don't act all overly-friendly when we are together at a concert. We don't need to put on friggin' appearances, we're better than that - we are there for each other when it counts. The fact is, we all stick up for each other because we know that ALL OF US are some seriously deep-thinking people who are smarter than the average bear. This guy in Russia however, DOES NOT FIT OUR CATEGORY, OR CLASS, OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL US METAL-HEADS. He must be one of thise stupid f***S who goes to a show and starts throwing bottles on the stage or shoots a band member like that guy did to Dimebag Darryl. This a$$hole should NOT be trusted, and no one should buy this CD because of his unbelievable stupidity and IGNORNACE. Music is experession, NOT TERRORIOSM......I hope someone reading this who has some kind of pull in the business, or has access to some capital, will decide to help this band out and provide quality studio time to record a full-length CD, and then get them signed to a lable who will SHOW THEM RESPECT AND PRTRAY THEM IN A DIGNIFIED LIGHT, TO MAKE UP FOR THAT a$$hole WHOP SO TARNISHED THEIR METAL APPEARANCE, WHO SO IGNORANTLY p***ed ON THEIR CHARACTER. These guys, need someone to help them re-build their image as true Metal-Heads.

# Oct 23, 2008 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. XWigglesX writes:

Geez say what you really think..

# Oct 23, 2008 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. bbristowe writes:

God damn jihads. jay kays.

Sucks for them. Luckily most people think anyone from Iran is a already a terrorist.

# Oct 23, 2008 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Txmetalhead writes:

Say what? Russia? The band is from Iran.

# Oct 23, 2008 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Txmetalhead writes:

That is what I meant by my statement - because this assclown portrayed this struggling metal band as terrorists - will tend to assume that they are bad/evil and won't give them a chance...of course that is just speculation, on my part. They might actually be quite talented, but now their image or whatever has been tarnished merely because they are from the Middle East.

# Oct 23, 2008 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Txmetalhead writes:

I am going to check them out! I have heard other bands from various countries and they surprisingly are incredibly good. American modern metal is pretty much shXtty, lately.

# Oct 23, 2008 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Harvester Of Sorrow writes:

Sucks for them but publicity is publicity, deathbringer I see you are from Urbana MD, I live in mt. airy and went to linganore high. Small world.

# Oct 23, 2008 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. That_One_Guy writes:

deathbringer brings up a good point. It really wouldn't be worth their time to pursue that legally. International laws and all, along with the fact that it's a compilation that few people will probably actually buy. You could just go play a few gigs and get more money than you'd get from one Russian guy, and have less hassle.

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# Oct 24, 2008 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. deathbringer writes:

Ha, that's cool Harvester. I went to Walkersville.

# Oct 25, 2008 @ 9:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Namor the Namey Namer writes:

Maybe they can go on tour with Slayer. But ya, bands should be judged by the content of their music, not where they come from. That's bs.

# Oct 25, 2008 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^that's actually not a bad idea. Slayer could probably foot part of their bil to tour with them. That would be one of the few things that could salvage this band's reputation in the minds of the ignorant who think they're terrorists. Take them on tour with one of the industry's leading bands, whose name is involved in the incident anyway, and show the world what the band's really about.

I think this would be good, like cynic said earlier, this band actually is really good, so if they can pull it off live, this whole crapfest that just landed on them could be turned completely around and have them coming out smelling like flowers if Slayer took them on tour.

I doubt it will happen, but it would be cool anyway lol

# Oct 25, 2008 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

that WOULD be awsome.

# Oct 25, 2008 @ 12:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Kali writes:

Unfortunately, F.A.N, I don't forsee that happening. Unless we got some petetion going to get enough signatures to make it worth their while. I think sending Slayer an album from Ahoorah(sp?) would have to go with it.

# Oct 25, 2008 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. bbristowe writes:

Hell, if I hadn't read this article before hand, and I heard that terrorists made a metal band, and covered a slayer song I would definitely want to check them out.

Lyrics: Jiiiihad youuuuuuuuu. Ima jiiihaaaaaad you. Cover up your women, have 89 wives. Jiiiiihad youuuuu.

# Oct 26, 2008 @ 3:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Harvester Of Sorrow writes:

It is I have a actually been to a couple of the shows you have reviews about.

# Oct 26, 2008 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. InfernoNecrosis writes:

LOL at comment 46... you truly are a master lyricist.

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