TarantisT, Iranian rock/metal band residing in Los Angeles have recently released their new album Rahbary (Rahbar Naameh). The album is the band’s 5th full. Following the main concern of the band, this album also targets social-cultural-political issues of the Iranian community inside and outside of the country.
Musically TarantisT incorporated some traditional Persian instruments like Zarb and Santoor, with electric guitars, bass, synths and heavy riffs. Like always, they strive to create combination of new sounds and tones in a groovy way they love! Now the band have release the track, Ekhtelas,
The band make an amalgam of post rock, thrash metal, alternative music and with much Persian vibes. TarantisT have definitely a special sound unlike most other music I ever have heard. The curious could listen to the bonus track Criminal Cult,
Founded in Iran in 2000, TarantisT had to perform secretly-but-loudly, something which has proven to be difficult, but after sparking a following via word of mouth in the underground, the band soon began to garner international recognition. Within just a few years, international media correspondents inspired by their story, including BBC, SKY, CNN, NPR, Metal Hammer and Kerrang started visiting Tehran to meet and talk with TarantisT. These news reports and articles aided TarantisT in cultivating a worldwide following, motivating the band to relocate to the United States Los Angeles in 2008. The track Reflection SXSW 2019,
After growing some roots in North America, the band was invited to play several festivals like SXSW, CMJ, Canadian Music Week and Intergalactic Fest. TarantisT quickly added to their touring repertoire, performing on the same stages as Metallica, Motörhead, Stone Temple Pilots, Muse, Cheap Trick, Voivod, Sum 41, My Ruin, Ben Harper and many more.