Yellow Dogs members killed
2013-11-11 by Alex Carlson | 26 Comments
UPDATE: As reported by band's manager to The Associated Press, Ahkhbar was not a
member of the band, but instead someone who knew two members of the band but they "hadn't
talked in a while because of a disagreement."

Updated link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/iranian-yellow-dogs-killed-
in-brooklyn-murder-suicide/2013/11/11/6cb3cb04-4af9-11e3-ac54-aa84301ced81_story.html

ORIGINAL STORY: Three members of rock band Yellow Dogs were killed this morning by a former
band member in their current US base of Brooklyn, NY.

According to police reports, the former member and alleged shooter Raefe Ahkhbar (who was
kicked out of the band) entered an East Williamsburg building with a .308 caliber rifle and
killed three members of the band: Soroush Farazmand, Arash Farazmand and Ali Eskandarian,
all age 27, while also wounding another 22-year-old man.

Ahkhbar then appeared on the building's roof and killed himself.

Yellow Dogs formed in Tehran, Iran in 2006 before moving to Brooklyn in 2010 after a long
struggle to seek asylum in the United States. The rock band had earned underground
recognition by participating in the Austin, TX festival South by Southwest and were
recognized by Spin magazine as one of the magazine's "50 Bands to Watch." The group also
played in the 2009 Iranian film "No One Knows About Persian Cats."

Deepest condolences to the families and friends of the slain band members.
Tagged: Yellow Dogs

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EJinHD
November 11th 2013
95 Comments


I never heard of these guys but damn that is sad

LifeAsAChipmunk
November 11th 2013
4854 Comments


That is fucking insane.

SnailTRAIL
November 11th 2013
910 Comments


wow these guys arent black metal

rip

Speed512
November 11th 2013
138 Comments


laughed so hard are at SnailTRAIL's comment. but yes, RIP

Spec
November 11th 2013
27298 Comments


That's really messed up.

Koffiiing
November 11th 2013
1243 Comments


jesus fucking christ that is awful

Damus
November 11th 2013
477 Comments


wow that's really depressing. Can't imagine how a big fan of the band would feel. Like imagine if Kurt Cobain killed every member of Nirvana and then himself. The fans of this band won't even be able to look forward to material from the other members. Didn't know the band but RIP, that's fucked.

Midjicka
November 11th 2013
232 Comments


The band's manager made a statement saying that the killer was not a member of the band, rather a member of a different band that they were friends with.

Durrzo
November 11th 2013
1137 Comments


Never heard of these guys but fucking hell this is awful. RIP.

icatchthirtythree
November 11th 2013
354 Comments


RIP so fucked up...

heyadam
November 11th 2013
1722 Comments


holy shit this is terrible

Digging: DIR EN GREY - Arche

XingKing
November 11th 2013
11078 Comments


This is horrible. I've never heard of them prior but I actually dig the song attached to the sources. RIP

http://youtu.be/UYjJLjxeVG0

OrangeBLOOD
November 11th 2013
120 Comments


holy moly

drasticaction74
November 11th 2013
1767 Comments


christ

conesmoke
November 11th 2013
5291 Comments


holy fuck.. my friend showed me these dudes a while back. Shitty news.

deathofasalesman
November 12th 2013
5871 Comments


Those youtube comments are fucked.

RIP dudes. Innocent lives lost is never cool. And murder-suicide is also fucking stupid and unnecessary. Seriously if you're gonna go out like that, don't take people with you.

JasonCarne
November 12th 2013
448 Comments


As if Iranian immigrants need any more bad press, shitty story all around, mega bummer.

Digging: Nero Di Marte - Derivae

EvoHavok
November 12th 2013
1500 Comments


Too many messed up people.

Digging: DIR EN GREY - Arche

ObakeFilter
November 12th 2013
37 Comments


Can't get any more underground than this.

Dancedrewdance
November 12th 2013
1065 Comments


That's the kinda shit that makes ya think

Digging: I CAN'T FUCKING SEE MY ASSHEAD - WILL I HAVE TO FART ON IT TO SEE IT

conesmoke
November 12th 2013
5291 Comments


"Those youtube comments are fucked."

Yes they are. The worst thing is they've got the most likes.. quite heartless, or perhaps just racist. either way it aint right.

PostMesmeric
November 12th 2013
397 Comments


@Midjicka
Thanks for the heads-up. I guess the coverage steadily moved out after I posted this. Updated with a new link (though the link itself won't show up for some reason). Appreciate the info!

rockandmetaljunkie
November 12th 2013
3868 Comments


RIP

MoosechriS
November 12th 2013
5062 Comments


Fuck thats shit, RIP dudes

Parallels
November 12th 2013
6643 Comments


wtf'ing shit. this is awful, what a sick mind

Iamthe Nightstars
December 27th 2013
2333 Comments


Holy fucking shit..



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