Listen to two tracks from the EP here: https://qualitycontrolhq.bandcamp.com/album/mazandaran
Mazandaran was born from an idea to make protest music that shone a light on the experience of the Iranian diaspora, many of whom were displaced by the current regime. All members share Iranian heritage and the lyrics and imagery speak of the ancient Persian mythology of The Shahnameh, with passages about the legendary hero Rostam slaying the Div-e Sepid, or White Demon, and overcoming evil. Musically, the band delve into the deep and rich history of Japanese and Skandinavian hardcore punk of the 80s, as what better type of punk is there to make you feel like you are battling demons and about to fuck shit up?
Dedicated to the brave women and men of Iran suffering 44 years of oppression from the current theocratic, fascist, and fundamentally anti-Iranian regime occupying our ancestral home.
زن زندگی آزادی
Alex Shin-Mahaki-Hashtari: Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals
Pat Hassan: Vocals, Lyrics, Guitar
Darius Claydon: Drums, Backing Vocals
Recorded by Ian Boult at Stuck on a Name Studios,
Nottingham, March 2023
Mixed by Jonah Falco
Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios
Logo by Sam Mirzadeh
Artwork by Ola Herbich
This is QCHQ – 090
700 on black vinyl
Comes with a double sided square insert and reverse board full colour outer sleeve.