Das Debütalbum der Muslim Death Metal Band HAZEEN mit Mitgliedern aus verschiedenen Künstler- Musiker und Akademiker-Kreisen in Sydney erscheint auf Vinyl bei Piranha Records.
Safdar Ahmed, has been invited to take part in dokumentafifteen with a video installation and a collateral album, to be released on Piranha Records. In his own words; "For our first album 'Sovereign Murders' we are collaborating with Kian Dayani, who plays bass guitar and daf drum, and Kurdish-Iranian trash metal guitarist Kazem Kazemi, who was held as a refugee in Australia's offshore detention camp on Manus Island for 6 years. Our music confronts the expanding field of racism, Islamophobia and bihotry in the contemporary world, critically tackling the tropes of far-right wing ideology, 'timebomb' demographics, refugee panics and taqiyya/halal-food conspiracies.
'Sovereign Murders' will combine the energy of underground metal with Turkish and Iranian rhytms."By appropriating the enormous and ever growing repertoire of historical Islamophobia, we create a poetics of terror. We are the death cult - a natural outgrowth of late capitalism - forging a new Occidentalism.”