[Postponed] MMM Presents: NERVOSA (Brazil) + DOMINATION INC. (Brazil)
19u / thrash metal / presented by MMM / € 10,-
All female power thrash metal trio from São Paulo, formed by Fernanda Lira (bass and vocals), Prika Amaral (guitar and backing vocals) and Luana Dametto (drums).
Despite being part of bands from different styles previously, like death metal and crossover, all members see in the compositions of Nervosa a same passion: thrash metal. With strong influences coming from bands of this genre’s classic school, the girls of the band seek to rescue the best in heavy music.
Prika Amaral started the band in February 2010, and in July 2011 Fernanda Lira took on the bass and vocals of NERVOSA, and only then, finally with the full team, the band started working as a professional band – writing songs, recording, playing shows.
In March 2012, the band released their first music video for “Masked Betrayer,” which reached the incredible mark, for a new band, of 20,000 views in just one week, prompting them to receive an Honorable Mention from YouTube, as the 17th most watched clip of musicians of the week and 55th most viewed in the month of March of that year.
Thanks to the notoriety gained through their hard work, NERVOSA in the following months, achieved a great accomplishment: the contract with the Austrian label Napalm Records, which has in their roster names like Cavalera Conspiracy, WASP, Grave Digger, Moonspell, Huntress, among many others.
Still in 2012, the band’s first record, a demo with 3 tracks, was released in Brazil on CD independently, under the title ‘2012’ in August, and abroad by Napalm Records on turquoise vinyl, and by Nuclear Blast in a clear version, both under the title ‘Time Of Death’, whose cover art was designed by artist Andrei Bouzikov, who has worked with several bands previously, such as Municipal Waste.
Nervosa ends the year 2012 with a very positive balance with more than 50 concerts made around the country, among them, sharing the stage with bands like Exodus, Raven, Grave, Samael (in the festival Roça n Roll), Exumer and Artillery , among others.
After a period of exchanging drummers, the one who assumed the position in February of 2013 was Pitchu Ferraz.
Thus, the year 2013 began with a renewed vibe, and the band continued to promote their EP throughout the country, with shows in several states, and even a tour over
the North and Northeast of the country, as well as sharing the stage with other great Names of the world scene such as Korzus, Ratos de Porão and also Destruction, Exciter, Blaze Bayley, Kreator, DRI And Benediction.
In 2014, the girls finished the recording of their first full lenght, titled Victim of Yourself, which had 12 tracks and whose cover was signed again by the artist Andrei Bouzikov, and the booklet was produced by the Brazilian artist Rafael Romanelli.
The album was released in March of that same year by Napalm Records in Europe and North America, and by other record companies and distributors in South America, Japan and Russia. In addition to the traditional CD format, 4 vinyl versions were also released – in black, blue, red and clear colors, distributed by Napalm Records itself and also by Nuclear Blast.
Two clips were released throughout the album’s promotion: ‘Death!’, which achieved record-breaking views among the band’s videos (over 1 million views), and ‘Into Moshpit’, a live video compilation that demonstrates all the energy of the girls in a live show.
These two singles, added to the other tracks of the album, made ‘Victim of Yourself’ reach great response from the metal audience, as well as prominence and good ratings in major magazines in the segment around the world, such as European Metal Hammer, Rock Hard , Terrorizer and Bass Guitar, the American Revolver and Guitar World and even the Japanese Burrrn, as well as the Brazilian Roadie Crew, Bass Player, Guitar Player and Modern Drummer magazines.
The good reception of the album was essential to result in a long and intense tour that lasted for the years 2014 and 2015. To promote the album in Brazil, the band played in Brazilian 17 states, went through 7 countries in Latin America and made a successful European tour with 51 shows in 60 days, including a total of 16 countries in the continent, including performances at some of Europe’s biggest summer festivals such as Summerbreeze, Brutal Assault, Metal Days, Obscene Extreme, among others.
The ‘Victim of Yourself’ promotion tour also took the band to the United States for the first time in 2016. Starting with two presentations on the already traditional ‘70000 tons of metal’ cruise, leaving from Florida and going to Jamaica, the tour also passed through much of the West Coast of the country and also to the South, with more than 30 concerts from the state of Washington all the way to the state of Florida. In addition, other new territories were explored by Nervosa, such as Mexico, where the band toured for two weeks, and other locations such as Puerto Rico and Peru.
In 2016, the band recorded their new album, titled ‘Agony’. Recorded and produced in the states of California and Oregon in the United States by Brendan Duffey and
mixed and mastered by thrash master Andy Classen, the album had its world premiere announced for June 3 by the Austrian label Napalm Records.
This same year was also very intense regarding shows to promote their latest album: there were more than 160 shows only in 2016.
‘Agony’ promotion tours include a European summer tour with almost 50 dates, a full month of shows on the US East Coast and also in Canada, as well as two European tours as special guests of the German band Destruction for a total of almost 60 shows, part of them being alongside the great bands Flotsam & Jetsam and Enforcer.
In 2017, who officially takes over the drums of the band is the competent Luana Dametto, who then played on 2 major European tours (with Destruction and, later on, Venom Inc. and Suffocation) and also on the ‘World in Agony Tour’ which passed through Europe in the summer of 2017 and also whole Latin America.
In June 2018, the band release their new album “Downfall of Mankind”, via Napalm Records and are currently touring and booking tours around Latin America, Europe, North America and Asia
DOMINATION is a thrash metal band with average age 20 years old hailing from Athens, Greece (The band is currently based in the U.K.).
Domination was formed in late 2011 by the brothers Ares & Alpha Karatzas (guitarist & drummer, respectively) guitarist Kostas Evangeliou, vocalist Theo Papadopoulos. After a few live appearances the band worked with the producer Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud) at “Sound Symmetry Studios” in June 2012 to record their first EP entitled “Realm of Crisis” which was released in July of 2012. The EP distracted a few reviews, like that in the Greek HEAVY METAL &METAL HAMMER magazine (No: 335) in which they voted us as “Debut of the month” (9/10). After a few major concerts the band hit the studio again in January 2013 to begin the recording of their first mini-album “The Sacred Matrix” that was released in 19 April 2013 the same day the band played in Gagarin205 along with the Greek thrash metal titans Suicidal Angels and 2 of Greece’s most promising Thrash metal bands: Exarsis and Bio-Cancer. METAL HAMMER review for our appearance: (9/10).
HEAVY METAL& METAL HAMMER supports our efforts a lot and gives us the opportunity to show our work to the Greek metal community. The band participated in “The tribute album to Metallica”, titled “And Covers for All” , also in “The tribute album to pantera”, also to a CD with some very promising Greek thrash metal bands and finally Domination appeared in TV WAR at MAD TV.
A lot of web sites and magazines from all over the world (like Germany, England, Poland, Italy, Mexico, and more) have accommodated Domination by reviewing their work or interviewing the band members. All of the releases above, were supported by a lot of shows and festivals, such as: “Schoolwave 2013 Festival”, “Music Breakpoint vol. 9”, “Schoolwave 2014 Festival” (where Sakis Tolis from Rotting Christ come on the stage as a guest and sang 2 songs with Domination), “Total Metal Festival”, etc.. The band have shared the stage with bands such as Kreator, Moonspell, Annihilator, Behemoth, Decapitated, Sepultura and many more. In summer of 2014 the band starts the recordings of the “Infants of Thrash” album. The album was recorded at Basement Studio, Athens GR, produced by Chris Tsoukalas and Michalis @Basement Studio. Mixed by Dionisis Christodoulatos @CFN Recondings Studios and mastered by Andy Classen @Stage One Studio. JOHN KEVILL from WARBRINGER is featured in the song Demonstration Of Democracy” and The Album was released on 3 August 2015. Domination supported their first full-length release by playing their new album live on 27, July at Milan, Italy and supporting the thrash metal legends, Seputlura, a release live in Athens and many more shows and festivals. Also, during 2015 the band gained a lot of stage experience mainly abroad.
Domination is now working on new their second album. This time the band works together with Fotis Bernardo (ex- Septic Flesh, six4nine) @ Devasoundz Studios. Recordings took place from 17th of March till the 25th of April. Alongside with recording there are some live concerts such as Heartcore Festival, a UK tour, WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 2017 and more.
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