Sunday, December 11, 2011

interview with nemesea done byy patrick 12-11-11

this is an interview i have done with the female-fronted dutch band nemesea. if you are not familar with this great band.then i highly recomend checking out and buying the bands brand new cd "the quiet resistance" a nice mix of atmospheric,symphonic metal,some electronics,heavy metal {traditional} guitars. this is a band that is not afraid to try new things. and with manda's angelic voice fronting the band every song on the quiet resistance comes to life and stands on their own.
defintly a great band and one i think we will be hearing alot about in 2012!!!
enjoy and thank you all for reading winter torment.
patrick and winter torment web-zine

interview with manda vocalist for nemesea done by patrick

1.hello manda how is your week starting out? please introduce yourself to the readers.

Hi, I’m Manda, vocalist for Nemesea. My week is very busy already since we just released our brand new album The Quiet Resistance and we’re preparing our upcoming tour with In Extremo in December!

2.when did you and the other members of nemesea meet? how did you all come up with the band name? does it have a special meaning? how would you describe nemesea's music to the readers who have never heard it?
Nemesea is a female fronted rockband and we started in 2003 with HJ, Sonny and myself. The three of us know each other from the conservatory where we all studied. In 2009 Lasse joined the band, which was amazing after playing for two years without a keyboard player. Frank, our drummer, joined us just before the recordings of The Quiet Resistance and that’s almost a year ago.

3.the band recently released its new cd "the quiet resistance" through napalm rec. are you and the rest of the band happy with how everything turned out?
Yes, we are. We took the time to write this new album, find the right direction for this band and found skilled people to work with. We are very happy with how TQR turned out. has the response been from the press and fans? how would you say the music has progressed or changed {if at all?} from the bands previous releases?

We’ve already received a lot of great comments on the album.
TQR is a nice combination of our previous two albums; the heaviness of Mana and the electro elements we experienced with on In Control.

5.does the band have any upcoming shows,tours in support of "the quiet resistance"? any ideas who are some bands you will be playing/touring with?
Actually we’ll be touring Germany with In Extremo in December. Really cool!

6.who are some bands nemesea have shared the stage with in the past? if you could set-up a "dream" show/tour who are some bands you would love to play with?

We’ve shared stage with Within Temptation a few years ago. That was an amazing experience! Nice band, nice people.
We’d love to share the stage with Rammstein, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil or 30 Seconds to Mars, just to name a few.

7.i must say you are one of the best vocalist i have heard in a long time! so i was interested when did you become interested in singing? did you take lessons a child/teenager?

Thank you, that’s really nice! I started taking singing lessons when I was 18 years old. Before that I was playing the flute. I even studied flute at the conservatory for two years. But when I was 16 years old I discovered Metallica and The Gathering, heard Anneke sing and after two years I knew I wasn’t happy with playing the flute anymore. I wanted to sing like Anneke! you do anything special to keep your voice/throat healthy?besides singing do you play any other instruments?

I always warm up my voice before shows or rehearsals, I don’t drink or smoke, I try to eat healthy and get enough sleep.
Besides singing I play the flute and a little bit of piano & guitar.

9.who are some of your favorite female singers? what about favorite male vocalists that you enjoy listening to?

I still love Anneke, but I developed a very broad taste in music so I also listen a lot to Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson. I also love Bjork a lot.
Fave male vocalists are Jared Leto (30 sec to mars), Chester Bennington (Linkin’Park), Robbie Williams and Michael BublĂ©. Also Till Lindemann (Rammstein) is one of my favourites.

10.the lyrics on the quiet resistance are very well-written and seem to be written and done. where do you draw inspiration for your lyrics? which usually come first the lyrics or does the band usually write the music first?

I get my inspiration from a lot of different things; words, sentences, movies, things that happen to me or to people I know, things I see on the news or read in books, etc.
Sometimes the lyric is first or a theme/ topic is. Often a musical basis is laid down first.

11.thank you manda for taking the time to fill out this interview with me. do you have any final comments for the readers?

It was my pleasure! We are very proud of our new album The Quiet Resistance so I’d like you to go and check it out. You’ll find there’s a lot of passion and emotion on this album and I’m sure you’ll like it!

to order your copy of nemesea "the quiet resistance" check out the bands offical label site here.