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Nervosa Vocalist Fernanda Lira Discusses New Drummer, New Album And Brazil

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While the "thrash revival" of the of the mid to late 2000s may have come and gone, there are some young bands still proudly treating headbangers to the style and proving that like punk, hardcore and the smell of weed in the Bristol air, thrash metal is here to stay. There is perhaps no greater champion of modern thrash right now than Nervosa, an all female trio from Sao Paulo, Brazil, who since their debut album, "Victim Of Yourself" in 2015, have gone from strength to strength, touring with such bands as Destruction, Flotsam and Jetsam and Sepultura and currently, with black metal pioneers, Venom Inc. and death metal favourites, Suffocation. Just prior to the first show of this monumental tour, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nervosa vocalist/bassist Fernanda Lira to discuss everything from the latest album, "Agony," the new album expected later this year, new drummer Luanna Dametto and how life has changed in Brazil since the coup which ousted leader Dilma Rousseff in 2016. You can watch the interview below.

Speaking about new drummer, Luanna Dametto, Fernanda stated:

"She's fitting in just perfectly. It's hard to find girls not only that want to play metal but who are willing to commit to being on tour and everything. She's brought a lot of aggression to our sound and she's super nice and super chilled, she's like our baby!"

On the upcoming third album:

"We can't say much but it's going to be out soon. It's all done and finished. We're happy with the result, the label loves it. It's going to be more aggressive than, "Agony," because of Luanna's drumming. It's also faster and has more death metal sound but we're still a thrash band and it'll still be a thrash album."

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com for four years and has been a metal fan for ten years, going so far as to travel abroad for metal shows.

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