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Iranian thrashers Tarantist contribute to the "Homanity" compilation, to raise awareness about censorship and persecution artists face in Iran
A group of Iranian musicians have contributed to a new compilation, Homanity, to raise awareness about the censorship and persecution artists face in Iran. The compilation was spearheaded by Crowdsourcing Human Rights and Democracy Council and will be released on May 7th.
Iran metallers Tarantist contributed with the track "Soldiering" and can listen to these locations:
Tarantist emerged from Tehran’s underground rock and metal scene in 2000. Their new release “Soldiering,” addresses Iran’s mandatory military conscription for men, who must serve for two years, without pay or benefits, if they want to go to university, get a passport, or participate in other economic activities. Many who do not want to serve are forced to flee Iran, and that comes with its own set of consequences.
People who escape the country (sneaking out from mountains in the borders) without having passport or military service documents are not able to return back to the country or even travel freely throughout the rest of the world.
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