Sunday, January 8, 2017

Brazil's Nervosa done on 1-8-17 by Patrick

Here  is  a  new   interview with  Brazil's   thrash  metal  band   "Nervosa"  who  talk  about  the  new  release  "Agony"   and  the  bands  future  plans  so  anyone  into   pure  vicious   thrash  metal  should  defintly  check this  band  out  soon

Interview  with   Nervosa     done  by   Patrick

1.Hello   when  did you  all  first   meet  each  other  and  was  it  long  before you  got  the  idea  to  start  the  band? How  did you  all  choose the  name   Nervosa     for the  bands  name?

Fernanda: I had just left my previous band and was looking for girls to start an all female trash trio. When I was almost about giving up because it may be really hard to find girls who wanna commit to a band seriously, I got a message from Prika saying she had this band that was in a need of a bassist and singer. So I always say they were what I was looking for and I was what they were looking for. Then in July 2010 we decided to join our efforts and make Nervosa finally happen as an active band. Nervosa is a great name and I agreed with that rightaway when I joined the band, otherwise I'd have suggested another one. It's a short, aggressive, easy, female and kick ass name, and in Portuguese, which is our mother language. So in my opinion it couldn't be any better then this!

2.What  is  the  current  line-up  of   Nervosa?  And  for the  readers   who  have   never  heard  the  bands   music  how  would  you  best  describe  it?

Fernanda: Me, Fernanda Lira, i'm singer and bassist. Prika Amaral is the guitarist and does backing vocals too and Pitchu Ferraz is our drummer. Nervosa is a thrash metal band, very influenced by old school metal, and now we're blending some other elements, like death metal into our songs.

3. Nervosa     is  getting  ready  to  release  the  second  cd  "Agony"  how  long  did  it  take  to  write  and record  the  music  for this release? Does  the   whole  band  take   part in  the  writing  process  or  does  one  member  write  everything?

 Fernanda: We needed a break from touring to write the album and we only has like 2 and a half months to do it before the scheduled sessions to recorded it. It was crazy, because we would write a song a week and rehearse like three or four times a week, but the good thing is that we were full of ideas on our minds so everything was easy. This album really represents what Nervosa is musically because the three of us have a very important role on writing every song. I mean, in every song there's ideas from the three of us. 

4.Who   usually  takes  care   of the  lyrics  for the  band  and  what  are  some  topics  you  all write  about?

 Fernanda: Me and Prika write all the lyrics and this time we even wrote some songs together, which is something we've been willing to do for a long time. As for the lyrics contents, we always like to talk about more realistic things, all related to the human being. We write about social issues and political matters, and on this album we also wrote about more abstract aspects of the humans, like hypocrisy , arrogance, intolerance. It's usually about bad stuff because we use our lyrics as our dearest way of expressing ourselves, so all the shit we live and have to deal with on our daily routine are spit out when we write our songs.

5.What   have  been  some  of  the bands  most   memorable  shows  to date?Are  their  any  countries  the  band  has  not  had  the  opportunity to play  yet  but  would  like  to?

 Fernanda: Fortunately we have had many memorable shows. Of course every show is special and unique in different ways for us, but maybe the gigs at the 70k tons of metal (the  metal cruise) and the ones on the European summer fests last year were the most remarkable for us! There's still many places we wanna visit though, like some countries in Asia, Oceania and Africa which are now hosing great metal circuits. I really hope we can make it to play there next year!

6.Does   Nervosa     have   any  tours  coming  up  the  readers should   watch  out  for? If  yes  where  will  the  band  be  playing?And   who   are some  bands  you  will  be   sharing  the stage  with?

 Fernanda: During June and July we'll be heading to Europe, to play some headlining gigs in venues and also a couple of summer fests. Right after that, we'll go straight to east coast USA and Canada and spend the whole month touring there. Then we'll be home for two weeks and head to Europe again and do a tour with Destruction, Flotsam and Jetsam and Enforcer, from mid September to mid October. This is gonna be great!

7.Nervosa   comes  out  of  Brazil's  thrash  metal  scene  what  is your opinion  of  Brazil's  thrash  metal  scene?

Fernanda: i'm really really proud of being part of such a solid and incredible metal scene. Wherever you go in Brazil you'll find a very solid scene, with very passionate and loyal fans but mainly, incredible an quality bands! 

8.Who   are  your  all-time  favorite  bands  from   Brazil?  And  are their  any   new  bands  coming  out  of   Brazil  that  you  feel  the  readers  should  check  out  soon?

 Fernanda: First of them would have to be Sepultura because of what they represent to many Brazilian metal bands- they were the ones who showed us that yes you can be and extreme metal band from Brazil and you can succeed, and this message is very important! But there's also many other bands that I love and that influenced me a lot! Some of them are Krisiun, Ratos de Porão, Torture Squad, Claustrophobia y and many other ones. But there's many many more, I could list you like a hundred other awesome bands. As for the new school, there are very good ones like Lacerated and Carbonized, Jackdevil ad and many more. 

9.In  your   opinion   what  is the  best  and  worst thing  about  the  underground  metal  scene  today? And  what  does  underground  metal   mean  to you  all?

 Fernanda: I think in each scene around the globe the problems are different. For example there are countries where bands can e arrested if they are against the government on their lyrics for example. So I think it varies a lot. In South America our greatest struggle is the lack of opportunity. We have awesome aggressive creative bands that are not only heard worldwide because we have no money to invest in music, everything is too difficult around here, especially for musicians. And I think metal as a whole will always be an underground music style because just a few feel that crazy vibe when we listen to metal. To me, metal means my whole life, nearly everything I am and have nowadays owe to metal.

10.Are  their  any  plans  to  make  a  video  for  any  of the songs  off  of    the new  cd"Agony"?Is  their  a  certain  song  you  all  would  like  to  see  made  into  a  video?

 Fernanda: We released a lyrics v for the ideo for Intolerance means War a month ago and today, while I write you, we're releasing a new video for the song Hostages. I'm very satisfied    with the result of the video and I think it was a good option, because the song has all the elements present all along the album, ao I think it represents it really well. Also, because the lyrics are a critic to public health systems, we could do a very 'bloody' video and the result is kickass!

11.When  not   working  on new  music or  band  business  what  do you  all  enjoy  doing  in your   free time?

Fernanda: I enjoy a lot cooking and eating movies, these are probably my favorite hobbies. Also I like to play volley ball and rollerskating, all of these are the things I miss the most when we're touring!

12.Thank  you  for  taking  the  time  to  fill this  interview  out  do  you  all  have   any  final  words  for the  readers?

Fernanda: thank you ir the opportunity if having us here talking about our music! And for everyone who's reading, thanks a lot for the support an keep respecting and supporting your local metal scene because each and every one if us are he sole responsible for keeping the metal flame burning.

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