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Rock The Casbah: Five Turkish bands to listen out for

Rock bands making a noise in Turkey.

Wondering who's keeping rock alive in Istanbul and beyond? Check out these five groups...

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The one to beat, recommended by just about everyone we meet in Turkey. Blending 80s metal sensibilities with doses of thrash and prog rock (plus stylish Eastern touches), they’ve been a leading light in Turkish heavy metal since their inception in 1987.

Listen to: Anatolia (1997)

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