Janaza: Female Fronted Black Metal From Iraq


I was over at The Gauntlet yesterday, and came across an interesting post about Janaza, a band I’d never heard of before. Apparently, they’re the only female-fronted black metal band to ever emerge from an Arab country.

The band is also anti-Islamic. As my pal Jason Fisher points out, “I am pretty sure each of those things is punishable by death in most Islamic countries.”

That is pretty…adventurous. Apparently, Janaza is a solo project. But by definition, a janaza is a funeral prayer held by Muslims before burial to seek pardon for the dead. I guess if this woman’s true identity were known, she’d be pretty screwed. Hence, the reason why that picture’s kind of hard to make out.

Janaza has released a five-song demo of underproduced songs. Shoddy production aside, it is somewhat unique.

After the jump, you can hear one of this broad’s songs. Check it out, and tell me what you think. It’s definitely unique and defiant.

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