Hypernova is a New York based Iranian rock band from Tehran. The band is made up of Raam, Kami, Kodi & Jam . Raam is the lead vocalist, Kodi is the lead guitarist, Kami is the drummer , Jam plays bass. Hypernova also has session musicians playing synths & keys at their live shows.
Like many other Iranian rock bands, the group was formed in the wake of president Khatami’s relaxed stance on cultural policies in Iran in the late 1990s and the early decade of the 21st century. Arguably, Hypernova is at the forefront of the Iranian “rock” movement, recently garnering the most attention and press coverage. This is not just due to the novelty of them being a rock band from Iran, but because they are being recognized as a solid rock band, with accomplished musicians that produce well-written songs.(Bio excerpt Provided by Wikipedia)
I found Hypernova several years ago and was really drawn to the slightly twisted edge in their lyrics that lurk within the pop/punk rhythms that they base their songs on. Kind of like that current of the macabre that flows just under the surface of bright lights and colorful signs at a carnival sideshow.