Art Diktator is an electro-synth/darkwave duo consisting of Mezarses and Ravenna from Istanbul, Turkey. Since the end of 80’s; Hakan Nurcanlı (aka Mezarses) who is known for creating many music projects related to death metal, grindcore, industrial, gothic rock, and similar genres and gained a cult reputation as ‘‘man of firsts’’ in Turkish underground music. Mezarses has taken the monicker ‘‘Art Diktator’’ in 1997, as the leader of his darkwave band Neoplast. When Neoplast disbanded in 2008, Art Diktator became a solo project and finally when Ravenna joined the band in 2010, the band has totally shaped and continued as duo until today. Art Diktator describe their music as "dark energy", and their sound is mostly influenced by German europop & disco, Italo disco, 80’s post-punk, extreme metal, and horror movies & soundtracks. Art Diktator is also famous for their live performances turned into art installations backed by Mezarses’s illustrations depicting themes such as fetishism, divergence and futurism. Their solid fan base follows them to almost every one of their gigs in night clubs and private parties around Istanbul and beyond – the duo has played at various festivals in the world. Art Diktator is not only a band. It’s a spiritual and visual movement with a strong attitude. A way of self-expression and a way of survival... Welcome to Art Diktator’s provocative world!