Hypernova (band)

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This article is about The Iranian band. For the more powerful version of a Supernova, see Hypernova.
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From left to right: Jam, Kami, Kodi Najm, King Raam
Background information
Origin Tehran, Iran
Genres Post-punk revival, indie rock
Years active 2006 – present
Labels Narnack
Associated acts The Yellow Dogs
Website www.hypernova.com
Members Raam
Kodi Najm

Hypernova is a New York-based Iranian rock band from Tehran. The band is made up of King Raam, Kami, Kodi & Jam . Raam is the lead vocalist, Kodi is the lead guitarist, Kami is the drummer and Jam plays bass. Hypernova also has session musicians playing synths & keys at their live shows. The band members' individual names are derivations of their actual first names, probably to avoid undue attention at home in Tehran, where playing rock music is dubbed as illegal and may lead to arrest, large fines, and even a public flogging.


"Through The Chaos" (2010) [Released : April 6th, 2010][edit]

"Through The Chaos" is Hypernova's debut album and was released April 6, 2010 on Narnack Records. The album is produced by Herwig Maurer and mixed/engineered by Sean Beavan.[citation needed] The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in 2008 but the official release was pushed back to 2010. During this time a few limited edition copies were given out by the band to fans.

  1. "Universal"
  2. "Viva La Resistance"
  3. "Lost In Space"
  4. "American Dream"
  5. "Empty Times"
  6. "Here And Now"
  7. "With You"
  8. "Fairy Tales"
  9. "Monster In Me"
  10. "See The Future"

"Exit Strategy / Live EP" (2011) [Released : August 17th, 2011][edit]

"Exit Strategy" is Hypernova's latest release. The EP was recorded live at "Machines With Magnets studios".[citation needed] Exit Strategy consists of 4 tracks. The track-listing is as follows:

  1. "Children of Gemini"
  2. "Extacy"
  3. "Prevail"
  4. "Reasons unknown"

Rock Band 3 Video Game[edit]

In October 2010, it was announced that the song "Viva La Resistance" from Hypernova's debut album "Through The Chaos" will be featured on the main set-list of the video game Rock Band 3.[1]

"Viva La Resistance" is the first song from the 2010s (decade) to be included on disc.[1]

2008-2009 U.S.A. tour[edit]

The band were only issued visas after Senator Charles Schumer faxed a letter to the U.S. embassy in Dubai.[2]

Hypernova Band New


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