There are some artists who consider "suffering for their art" to mean weathering harsh critics and dealing with paparazzi. But when performing your art in your home country could mean arrest, larges fines or even a public flogging, the idea takes on a whole new meaning. After playing numerous secret gigs in their homeland of Iran hoping to avoid detection, HYPERNOVA made an exodus to the U.S. giving them not only a means to do what they love without threat but also a new lease on personal freedom and with the release of their debut album Through the Chaos on Narnack Records on April 6, 2010 (first single "Fairy Tales" will be released on March 2).
"The underground scene in Iran is pretty intense," explains Raam, lead singer/guitarist. "There are many amazing musicians driven by a burning passion who are literally putting their lives on the line for their music, just like we did. There's nothing more beautiful than raw and sincere music." Self-described as "a futuristic version of Joy Division meets the Chameleons with a little bit of Che Guevara," Hypernova's exciting, primal music is the sound of minimal, dark epic techno converted into rock n roll. NPR described them quite accurately as cut from the same cloth as "The Strokes, the Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age."
Already creating a buzz in the U.S. underground and no longer hidden from authority, HYPERNOVA's story, and more importantly, their music has earned the attention of media outlets as varied as ABC News, LA Times, NY Times, MTV, NPR and Anthem Magazine. They've also earned the respect of their peers, including IAMX, Sisters of Mercy, among many others who took the band on national tours.
HYPERNOVA's debut album Through the Chaos will be released on Narnack Records on April 6, 2010 and was produced by Herwig Maurer and mixed by Sean Beaven (Nine Inch Nails, No Doubt, Marilyn Manson).
HYPERNOVA can be found at:
... Payvand News - 03/03/10 ... --