Raider – Trial by Chaos (Review)

Raider - Trial by ChaosThis is the second album from Canadian death/thrash metallers Raider.

Over 39 minutes Trial by Chaos combines the melodic strains of death and thrash metal into eight tracks of savage intensity. Raider know how to write a good tune, and Trial by Chaos is packed with them. Continue reading “Raider – Trial by Chaos (Review)”

Destruction/Flotsam and Jetsam/Enforcer/Nervosa – Manchester Club Academy, 06/10/16 (Live Review)

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How often do you get to see a thrash metal package like this? Not often, that’s for sure.


Nervosa Live

Having arrived in good time only to discover that the venue don’t have the guest list, I end up missing half of Nervosa’s set. Due to their latest album Agony being a firm recent favourite of mine, to say I’m disappointed is an understatement. Continue reading “Destruction/Flotsam and Jetsam/Enforcer/Nervosa – Manchester Club Academy, 06/10/16 (Live Review)”

Interview with Nervosa

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Brazilian thrashers Nervosa’s second album Agony is a relentlessly intense listen that savagely displays its ripping thrash metal with confidence and aplomb. Prika Amaral showed her passion for metal and answered a few questions about the band…

For those who are unfamiliar with your band – introduce yourself, give us a bit of background to Nervosa and how you formed.

I began the band in 2010 with Fernanda Terra (old drummer), we wrote 4 songs and many girls played in the Nervosa, but nobody was professional, in July 2011 I met Fernanda Lira and she completed the line-up. Fernanda Terra left the band in October 2012, in January 2013 we recorded our first album and then in February 2013 Pitchu completed the band. Now we released our second album Agony and we are on tour around the world promoting it.

What are your influences?

My influences on guitar are: Dimebag, Kerry K. And Jeff H., Gary Holt, Alex Skolnick, etc… as a band are: Sepultura, Slayer, Metallica, Testament, Exodus, Destruction, Sodom, Kreator, Death, Cannibal Corpse, Vader, Morbid Angel, etc… Continue reading “Interview with Nervosa”