We only had an hour on yesterday’s Here on Earth show on heavy metal and Islam. That’s not enough time to cover a wide range of innovative music from around the world, some of which we just couldn’t fit all into the program. Dan, a producer for the show and part of the Inside Islam team, collected a series of videos to share with readers today.
More heavy metal bands after the break…
Cafe Mira, from Morocco/France:
Visit Cafe Mira’s MySpace page.
Junoon, from Pakistan
Here on Earth did a show with Junoon back in 2006, which you can listen here.
Tarantist, from Iran/LA:
The Kordz, from Lebanon:
Iranian Farazad Golpayegani has his entire discography free to download here.
Do you know of any metal bands with a connection to Islam that we didn’t mention? Or do you know any groups involved in traditionally “Western” forms of music in the Muslim world? Share them with us in the comments.
NOTE: As may be expected for a show about heavy metal, some of these links may contain offensive content. The University of Wisconsin-Madison does not necessarily approve of or endorse this material.