UNDERGROUND PERSIAN ROCK MUSIC
LYRICS & VOCAL & DIRECTOR : Misagh Banimahd
Misagh was born in February 1982 in Roodsar, a city in Guilan Province( In Iran ) . He has M.A. in film directing from Sooreh University of Tehran. He made his debut as a singer in 2005 by releasing an album titled “Café Godot”, in which he sang one of his post-modern poems named “Café Godot”, fused with elements of Flamenco music and Fusion Orchestration. The album was one of the first attempts in creating a fusion of the current musical forms with post-modern movement in Persian poetry. In this album he was accompanied by some of the masters in Flamenco music and renowned bass guitarists and drummers such as Pedram Amini Abyaneh, Babak Riahipour and Omid Khosh chehreh. Having released his first album and a number of singles, he decided to publish his first book of poems and lyrics. In 2006, his book “Shut the door. Live till you die” was published by “Isaac” Publication, though the second volume of the book titled “Katyusha” which contained Misagh’s post-modern poems and lyrics was banned by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. In 2009, Misagh Banimahd, in company with Mohsen Shams, established “Khorooj” as an underground Music Band and in the same year he released his second album “Moonless” under the name of “khorooj Band”. His last album “Hert City” was released in the spring of 2012. Stylistically, his music incorporates different Rock genre such as Electro, Alternative and Progressive with a tint of Persian traditional music.