The Particles is a rock band founded in 2005 by front man/singer Ashkan Mashayrkhi (aka Ash) and Pianist/composer Avesta in Tehran. The Particles have collaborated with German singer/actor Sabrina Becker and guitarist/composer Mirko Michalzik & singer/lyricists Nayla from London, in their debut self-titled album Voices in 2012. “Crusades” “Fear Of The Beast” “I Stand Alone” “Redeem” “Voices”In (2012) then single Taken Away was released, directed by Fred Khoshtinat. It has earned them thirty nominations, won them seventeen awards in the USA, Canada and the UK and was nominated for the Best Rock Artist at the All Indie Music Awards (2012). The particles have been classified by reviewers and critics to play within the genres of alternative rock, alternative metal, hard rock, post-grunge, nu metal, gothic rock and pop rock.