Angband is a Power Metal/ progressive band from Iran. formed in 2004 in Tehran by Mahyar Dean a classically trained musician and author who is well known in metal world for writing two books about Death and Testament bands, specifically for his Death book in 2000 when Chuck Schuldiner (R.I.P) was still among us, “…the work and devotion you (Mahyar) have put toward this book is a true testament of your belief in the music as I am a fan of heavy metal as well.” Chuck wrote to Mahyar in a letter.
Angband was a Progressive metal/ Instrumental project first but when Mahyar met a talented tenor singer Ashkan Yazdani they decided to become a Power Metal/ thrash/ Progressive band with killer vocals! Then Ramin Rahimi joined the band, he plays killer drums and most of Persian and Eastern percussions! Angband recorded their debut album "Rising from Apadana" in July 2007 and then signed a deal with Pure Steel Records of Germany. Many sources claim they are the first Metal band from Iran to sign with a European record company. "Rising from Apadana" released in August 29 2008 and had lots of posivite feedbacks.
M.Halaji, a young talented Bass player joined the band. and they began to record their sophomore album "Visions of the Seeker", the album was originally due to be released in the fall of 2009 but because of a production problem the release date pushed back to 2010. they collaborated with vertan producer/ sound engineer Achim Kohler(Primal Fear, Amon Amarth) and the album came to life on october 29 2010.
There was also a German death metal band with a same name, formed in 2003, splited in 2005.