Iranian heavy metal band face execution after being charged with blasphemy

Two members of an Iranian heavy metal band could be executed for blasphemy after they were arrested by the state’s religious guard and accused of writing ‘satanic’ music.

Nikan Siyanor Khosravi, 23, and Khosravi Arash Ilkhani, 21, the core members of the band Confess, are believed to have been arrested and jailed on November 10.

Held in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison by the Revolutionary Guards until February 5, the pair wrote and released their own heavy metal albums and ran a record label.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Let’s see what Bono has to say about this.

    • I can’t wait.

    • disqusW6sf

      Yep. One of the comments”…Bono, Bieber, Sting & Geldof & plethora of other celebs now is your chance to get behind your brothers & dig them out of this problem. ASAP.”
      Don’t hold your breath.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Oh! Dear sweet Jesus in heaven! Please! Oh, Please make Bono shut up forever. Or make him actually NEED to wear those sunglasses all the time. Or something! Anything! Just make Bono actually CHANGE! As in, be subject to the laws of the space-time continuum like the rest of us. Good Lord, we ALL evolve. PLEASE help Bono move forward, so to speak, like THE SERIOUSLY NORMAL MAJORITY of us do as time marches on….

      Please let Bono find what he’s looking for, and then SHUT THE FUCK UP FOREVER. We don’t even wanna know what the fuck he finds, we REALLY REALLY don’t wanna hear about it. We just want Bono to shut up……….

  • Tom Forsythe

    Well, they did use the Bleeding Cowboys font… death may be appropriate.

    • Justin St.Denis

      We can barely hear them here in the Cowboy Junkies’ Tent….

  • mobuyus

    Maybe sophie could sing them a gentle tune as they are led off to execution. I am sure justins bro sacka could arrange it with his iranian Canadian friendship council or maybe omar algahbra justins adviser could set it up.

    • That’ll cheer em up.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I hope someone compiles the gaffes as they begin adding up, and then prepares a YouTube presentation of

      Sophie Trudeau’s Greatest (S)Hits!

      She writes the lyrics herself, you know! What an artiste! Tune in – no pun intended! – and listen for yourself! Dat goyle sings like a boyd, I tellya!

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    When it comes to “Death Metal”, these guys are the real thing!

    • Justin St.Denis

      And Sophie Trudeau was SO LOOKING FORWARD to becoming the band’s lead singer! What an opportunity lost!

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  • Minicapt

    If they had become musicians, this would have not happened.


  • Waffle

    Sounds kind of satanic to me:

  • Blind Druid

    I played the clip from Waffle. I can’t even be bothered to understand anything about that horrible cacophony, so by extension, I don’t really give a fuck about what happens to those who make it. (I am a working musician by the way).

  • Canadian

    If it`s rap, I agree with the sentence.