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Two Centuries of Silence

by اکوان (Akvan)

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dickvandyke This track alone is well worth whatever price. Hell, them lyrics are priceless. Favorite track: آپرانیک / Apranik.
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Celt666 This is excellent stuff. A great combination of traditional Iranian music and engulfingly caustic Black Metal.
This is mesmerizing!🤘
James McIe
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James McIe This is excellent! Well worth buying!
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40columns Akvan vividly brings to life stories from the Persian Epic of Kings- encapsulating the proud persian culture in a dynamic sonic onslaught. More please! Favorite track: آپرانیک / Apranik.
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yossi_ben-oz Probably one of the most interesting black metal out there. The vivid relation to the Iranian culture combined with the traditional composition makes Akvan's music an elite art by all means.
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The wet nurse stares With vacant eyes As fire rains From blackened skies Slumber eternal A pool of blood Aryan soil Now crimson mud Her coat Once vibrant and free Now veiled By Omar's disease Two centuries of silence Plague the land of Aryans O! مزدا deliver us This reign of madness Meets its decline انتقام فریدون Witness the end The Saracen's doom Rage fills the heart Of آبتین kin Sworn to slay The Saracen Scion of kings O! فریدون Stake the serpent To its doom Mount دماوند‎, now ضحّاک‎ tomb انتقام فریدون Witness the end The Saracen's doom
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Ride forth O! Slayer of wolves Whose blade severed Arjasp's head With chains bestowed by Mazda Bind the enchantress to death And disrupt two centuries of silence Pierce the dragon's hide With thy bow and diamond arrowheads Brave the raging storm Conquer the perilous هفت خوان And disrupt two centuries of silence پیشتاز خون کیانیان دژخیم دیو، اسفندیار با زنجیر مزدا این دو قرن سکوت را بشکن، اسفندیار
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Steel sears through flesh and bone The lioness roars As Osman's desert rats Fall to her sword Goddess ov defiance Daughter ov ایران Slaughter the Arab God With the might ov پيران Blades laced in The blood ov swine To deny the rats Their paradise As their shrines Burn to ash She slays the cult Ov Abu Bakr Never surrender Never retreat Burn their veil Ov lies, آپرانیک خون ایران، جاوید

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Notes:

The title of this EP is taken from Dr. 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

"Apranik"- This track is dedicated to the women of Iran. May you never forget your rich and incredible history, which echoes the names of countless female warriors, healers, scientists, artists, scholars, architects, politicians, innovators, pioneers, athletes, rulers, and revolutionaries. Apranik is just one of those names. Yet its mere mention, even through the most delicate of whispers, desecrates and razes the very foundation of the foreign lie currently plaguing the land of Aryans. It is the name given to the daughter of the great Sassanian general Piran. Apranik commanded Yazdegerd's army against the Islamic conquest and fought to her last breath even after Iran fell to Islam. It is a name that cannot be erased. And they know this. Never surrender, never retreat. You will prevail, Apranik.

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released November 25, 2020

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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