London, England-based, female-fronted metallers MORTAD are currently recording their sophomore album for a 2013 release. A short video message from the band’s lead singer, Somi Arian, filmed at an airport before she made her way to Germany to lay down the vocals on the new MORTAD CD, can be seen below.
MORTAD‘s “The Voice” video can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s debut album, “The Myth Of Purity”, which was made available with the February 2012 issue of Metal Hammer magazine. The CD was recorded in October 2011 with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, EVILE).
“The Voice” honors the memory of Neda Agha Soltan, a young Iranian woman who was killed during the pro-democracy up risings in Iran in on June 20, 2009.
MORTAD was formed in 2009 by Iranian vocalist Somi Arian, whose lyrics take aim at the hypocrisy of religion and the government as well as seeking inner truth and strength in the face of such oppression.
MORTAD released a music video and an EP, entitled “Pandemic Paranoia”, in early 2011. This effort brought the band immense attention on the social media sites, placing the group as the No. 1 metal band on ReverbNation London metal chart, and attracting over 50,000 Facebook fans.
“The Voice” video: