Xakestar is a Persian rock band originally formed in Tehran/Iran, and some years active in Falun/Sweden and currently active in Zurich/Switzerland.
The band was formed in early 1999 by Mo Khojasteh (lead guitar, bass, synthesizers and lyrics), Hani Rajabi (lead vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, and electronics)
and Behruz Bazargan (drums).The band was originally supposed to work as a black metal band but for internal reasons they refused to play in this style preferring
to create their own unique sound from a combination of rock, progressive rock and metal styles, and with a particular attention to piano, keyboards and synthesizers.
After some years of hard experimental work, forging their sound the way they want it and recording independently, Xakestar is now working on a new album
due for release in the near future.