Norwegian record label Indie Recordings has launched a new foundation aimed at giving recognition to bands that have defied oppression and governmental pressure to spread their music across the globe. The campaign's first point of call will be to help out Sina, a musician from Iran who heads up his metal project FROM THE VASTLAND, by selling the band's new album via Indie at this coming weekend's Inferno festival in Norway, with the group also scheduled to play the festival.
A Norwegian-language video report can be seen at Aftenposten.no.
Simon Füllemann of Indie Recordings said in a statement: "After being approached by the makers of the upcoming black metal documentary 'Blackhearts', we decided to help out and try to make Sina's dream of playing at the Inferno festival in Oslo come true. We also decided to take it a step further and release his CD on Indie Recordings.
"It's important to make a point and support artists like Sina. Therefore we founded the Freedom of Speech - Music Builds Bridges foundation where this project is the first we support. All profit from Freedom of Speech - Music Builds Bridges foundation will go to support Sina's art!"
FROM THE VASTLAND will open the Indie Recordings label night tonight (Wednesday, March 27) in support of MAN THE MACHETES, BLOOD TSUNAMI and ALTAAR. Sina will be backed up by none other than Thor Anders Myhren (MORBID ANGEL, MYRKSKOG, ZYKLON) on guitar, André Kvebek (PANTHEON I) on bass and Vegard Larsen (KEEP OF KALESSIN) on drums.