According to Metal Injection, the government of Iran is continuing its crusade against heavy metal music in the country, trying to censor bands and imprison them for the crime of… playing heavy metal. The latest band is notable Iranian death metal band “Arsames”.
Earlier this month, members of the band were arrested. Metal Injection reports that it has seen the official document of the arrest which reads “The band Arsames was arrested and charged with 15 years in jail for being in ‘satanic metal band’ and being against the Islamic government”.
The band has been active since 2002, despite playing death metal being considered illegal in the country. The country’s Islamic government has registered metal as “satanic music”, which is not allowed to be played in the country. They have played and (taken by storm…) festivals all over the region, in places like Turkey, Dubai and Armenia.
After being arrested, the band members paid bail and are currently safe and not being held in prison, as they await the start of their trial.
Metal Injection, reports that they are working on getting more information and talking to the band. They are trying to keep a low profile to avoid any further trouble at the moment. More information will be released as soon as they become available.
Source: Metal Injection