Arsames Escape Iran After Being Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

Published by LOUDWIRE.COM

Iranian band Arsames, whose members were recently sentenced to 15 years in prison for playing metal, have successfully fled their home country to avoid being locked up.

Metal is viewed as a Satanic form of music in Iran, which violates the country's strict blasphemy laws and could result in execution.

In a statement to Loudwire, Arsames wrote that they're not a Satanic band.

Throughout the band's 18-year history, Arsames have played alongside acts like Amon Amarth, Kreator, Napalm Death, Arch Enemy and Sepultura.

To support Arsames, you can visit their Facebook and Instagram pages and check out their music via Bandcamp.