Well, hilarious, and then again, not so much.
I brought up Iran because if you do enough research, you'll find a bunch of bands, and one in particular that's a standout (_not_ black metal, but they started out as a pretty heavy heavy metal band, and eventually morphed more into experimental electronica). They have a rather open Internet presence, have garnered quite a few fans around the world, but then again, it's very easy for them to run afoul of their government for one reason or another, so I didn't mention them by name. I interviewed them a few years back for a masters project, and I was going to also try and get the interview published, but they asked that I not, because there might be repercussions. When I first contacted them, they weren't even sure that I wasn't a security forces spy. So yeah, if you look hard enough, you can find, but you also have to bear in mind that musicians in other countries under other forms of government are not as free to express themsleves as we've grown accustomed to, so the whole "mystique" thing is not just promotional artifice, it's self-preservation...
Update: >>>>Note he said they have to remain anonymous. Anonymous doesn't mean it's not disseminated, only that you don't know the identity of the players.<<<< Ah yes, this <--^^^^
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