Navid comes to Eyes of the Nile with years of experience in musical projects ranging from a Capella, to solo acoustic singer-songwriter, to a number of rock bands. He is currently the singer/ guitarist and primary songwriter for progressive metal act Iris Divine. After a growing interest in bands like AC/DC, Van Halen and Motley Crüe as a young teenager, Navid's full initiation into metal occurred through Iron Maiden, specifically the life-changing experience of hearing Number of the Beast for the first time. Even as he pushes his creativity and dedication into original music projects, delivering Iron Maiden's music taps into a primal energy that reminds us about why we do this in the first place!
Influences: Bruce Dickinson, Doug Pinnick, Layne Stanley, and Steve Perry.
Seven favorite albums (in no particular order):
Live After Death - Iron Maiden
Awake - Dream Theater
Rust In Piece - Megadeth
Demanufacture - Fear Factory
Dirt/ Facelift (tie) - Alice In Chains
Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
Chaos A.D. - Sepultura