Superna (pronounced, "su-perna") meaning "heavenly winds", are a vastly original and dynamic female fronted progressive rock band. Electrifying songs full of heartfelt emotion, intensity and power drives Superna's dramatic modern sound. Fueled by a mix of heavy and complex guitars, vocal intense melodies and extraordinary changes, the music remains focused on memorable, haunting choruses and hypnotic rhythms. Not always running with the same set of musical colors, elements of jazz, Latin, techno, chant, reggae and acoustic guitars are incorporated with rock and metal to create music that moves your body and mind.
Powerfully low and uncommonly aggressive yet melodic female vocals give the music a totally fresh sound unlike typical female fronted acts in this genre.
The song writing, embodied with innovation, is truly inspired, ingenious and all out rocking. Percussion, keys, samples, special effects and turntables add to the depth and versatility of the music contributing to Superna's cutting edge sound. The lyrics reflect what all people think about, the different challenges, obstacles and emotions we all face, without completely spelling it out to the listener evoking interpretation and thought.
Live, Superna's performances are energetic and entertaining, dramatic and captivating with a highly talented musical vibe fronted Superna finished their 2nd full length CD "The Ending" which was released in summer '03 on Solarflare records with great success. The Houston Press nominated Superna's debut CD "Reflect" for 2002 album of the year. Solarflare records, Superna's indie record label was also nominated and won local label of the year in the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards.
Marketing, promotion, distribution and licensing for "the ending" as well as touring are the main focus of the band and their new Label Cryolab Records. Superna left Texas shortyly after and moved to California to continue their musical journey. Superna has worked on music for a major animated motion picture with worldwide distribution released fall of '03. Superna is a Featured Texas Buzz band on Clearchannels 94.5fm Houston and are in regular rotation on The Texas Buzz radio show. Licensing and distribution for "reflect" in Indonesia was finalized. Also, recently endorsed by Electro-Voice microphones along with P.O.D., Static X and Slipknot. Superna is always writing, recording, and working towards success.
After touring across America, and Japan.. Superna settled in the west to focus on writing new material and exploring the acoustical genre as well as rocking many live shows at historical venues such as The Whiskey A-Go-Go, The Viper Room, and the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, as well as up and down the entire coast of Southern and Central California.
Superna has gained acclaim in California, in 2005 for winning the Rock City News - Best Female Fronted Rock Band Award, 2006 Best Female Frontperson of the Year , 2007 LA Music Award for Best Alternative Guitarist.
Since its inception 20 years ago, Superna has written over 50 original songs and played in venues all across the world; Touring with Seven Mary Three, and guest appearances with multi-platinum recording artists Brooks and Dunn. In 2007 the band went into extreme hibernation and re-emerged in 2016 with an incredible hunger and an insatiable desire to ROCK!
In 2016 Superna returned to the stage in promotion of their new release, The Ancient Future.
Lead Guitar / Nicholas Midulla
Vocals / Melanie Brink
Guitar / Rey Garcia