Mar 13

Fernanda Lira of Nervosa discussed the US tour, new album and 70000 Tons of Metal



After their total success at 70000 Tons Of Metal, Nervosa packed their bags and gear into a van and started touring the west coast of the United States, they played in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles before hitting Phoenix for the first time.

We got to the venue around 9 pm on a Sunday, you might think that the place would be empty but, on the contrary, there was a sizable number of people waiting for them to get on stage. You rarely see this kind of enthusiasm for a band that is visiting the city for the first time, especially one that it’s not coming on a big tour package. Nervosa got on stage a little bit past 11 pm, and the crowd went bananas literally. As they did at 70000 tons, they owned that stage, the aggressiveness of their music combined with the stage presence and the charisma of vocalist/bass player Fernanda Lira

I have tried to define Nervosa‘s sound since I saw them at 70000 tons, and the only thing that I can I think of is they sound like a baby between Kreator, early Megadeth and Sepultura, then boom you have Nervosa. Even though they are a sound on their own, which is quite fresh, you can’t ignore where you coming from or your influences, Most definitely what we are seeing from the Brazilian goddesses of thrash metal is only the tip of the iceberg, as they will release a new album titled Agony this summer. For now, we will wait for their return as they left a deep impression on many fans/new fans that got to see them on this tour.

After they finished their set they stick around a bit longer and took photos with fans, and again like at the boat people just put drinks on their hands at random. It was an interesting atmosphere for a Sunday night. After the club kicked out the few remaining souls around 1 am, we sat down with Fernanda Lira and talk for a few minutes about the tour, their new album and their experience at 70000 Tons Of Metal.

Photos: Nervosa at Joe’s Grotto (Phoenix, AZ 02/28/16)


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