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International * Nervosa “Agony”

2016 HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

Norway * Crest of Darkness “Welcome the Dead”

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Genre
Thrash Metal
Members
Fernanda Lira – Vocals & Bass
Prika Amaral – Guitars & Backing Vocals
Pitchu Ferraz – Drums
Hometown
São Paulo
Record Label
Napalm Records
About
Nervosa – All Female Thrash Metal Band from Brazil
Contact: nervosathrash@gmail.com
Biography
NERVOSA is endorsed by:

– DR Strings
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– Aristides Instruments
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– Ed’s MoD ShoP Custom Pedals
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– Orion Cymbals
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– Pearl Drums
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– Spanking Drumsticks
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– Mad Rats
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– Rockwear T-Shirts (Official Merch)
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– Romanelli Tattoo
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– Espaço Som Studio
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– Fernando Camargo Tattoo
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– Contra Grife Camiseteria
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– JDuarte Design
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NERVOSA is:

Fernanda Lira – Bass and Lead Vocals

Prika Amaral – Guitar and backing vocals

Pitchu Ferraz –

Current Location
São Paulo
Influences
METAL
Press Contact
Claudia Steinlechner –
claudia.steinlechner@napalmrecords.com
Booking Agent
BRAZIL & LATIN AMERICA
-> nervosathrash@gmail.com or m.ruta@famenterprises.com

EUROPE
Michael Thiesen at Napalm Events
-> michael.thiesen@napalmrecords.com

NORTH AMERICA
Miky Ruta
-> m.ruta@famenterprises.com

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CONTACT INFO
@crestofdarknessofficial
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Genre
Extreme Metal
Members
Ingar Amlien – vocals, bass
Rebo – lead and rhythm guitar
Bernhard – drums
Record Label
My Kingdom Music ( www.mykingdommusic.net )
About
New full lenght album “Welcome The Dead” out December 2th on My Kingdom Music!
Biography
Ingars’ brainchild Crest Of Darkness was conceived in the mid-nineties when his former band Conception was still at its peak. As opposed to Conception, the idea behind C.o.D. was unquestionable a product of Ingars’ passion for sheer sonic brutality and devotion to the satanic ideology according to Anton LaVeys’ Church Of Satan and the Satanic Bible. The contents of C.o.D.’s lyrics clearly reflect Ingars’ beliefs as well as his deep admiration for vampirism.

C.o.D.’s first album, the mini-album «QUENCH MY THIRST» was released in 1996 and kicked off a lasting collaboration with producer/engineer Nils H.Mæhlum at MLP-studio, Norway.

Second album and first full-length, «SINISTER SCENARIO» was released in 1997, both of the above through norwegian label Head Not Found/Voices Of Wonder.

Line-up «QUENCH MY THIRST»
and «SINISTER SCENARIO»
Ingar Amlien: vocals/bass/guitars
Nils H.Mæhlum: drums
Lars Christian Narum: keyboards

The next two albums were released through french label Listenable Records. Being a project in continual progress, C.o.D. diversifies its soundscape on third release, «THE OGRESS» -1999. At this stage, the borderline between black/goth/death shows a different direction for the band. Ingars colleagues from the now defunct Conception, Roy Khan and Arve Heimdal, both make their appearances on this album as well as Kristin Fjellseth contributing female vocals for the albums’ main character – The Ogress.

Line-up, «THE OGRESS»
Ingar Amlien: vocals/bass/guitars
Arve Heimdal: drums
Lars Christian Narum: Keyboards
Jan Petter Ringvold: Keyboards
Kristin Fjellseth: vocals

On forth release, «PROJECT REGENERATION», C.o.D. takes a far more aggressive turn than earlier. There are still potent contributions from both Kristin and Jan P. but the album reveals a more primitive, guitar-based in-your-face attitude than on previous releases. «PROJECT REGENERATION» also sets the standard for a turning point in C.o.D.’s development. What was originally a studio-project, starts growing into a vibrant band-unit.

Akke, who plays guitars on «PROJECT REGENERATION», becomes a full-time member of the band. He’s a former member of norwegian, infamous punk-rock outfit “Cockroach Clan”, as well as british defunct “The Yo-Yo’s” (featuring members of The Wildhearts, KMFDM and The Lurkers). Akkes’ straight-for-the-throat guitar-work seem to fit perfectly into the C.o.D.-blueprint.

Line-up, «PROJECT REGENERATION»
Ingar Amlien: vocals/bass/guitars
Akke: guitars
Fredløs: drums
Jan Petter Ringvold: keyboards
Kristin Fjellseth: vocals

In 2001, C.o.D. was narrowed down to a three-piece. In addition to Ingar and Akke, drummer Jarle Byberg joined the band and C.o.D. hit the roads for the first time ever. Several gigs in Norway, the very first Inferno Festival and a successful tour in France with No Return and Symbiosis made C.o.D. becomes an awe-inspiring live-act.

After Jarles’ departure in 2002, drummer Kjetil Hektoen becomes a full-time member of C.o.D. Kjetil is a young talented drummer who has already showed that he is much more than a newcomer. Beside of playing with C.o.D. Kjetil is also a member of another black/death metal band called Enthral, and for the first time C.o.D. have a drummer who is totaly dedicated to dark and extreme metal In 2004 Crest of Darkness released a new devastating and obscure creature; “Evil KnowsEvil”. -An album expressed with talent, originality, passion and intensity as a few ones are able to do nowadays. A unique synergy of aggression and freezing sensations. In a few words the ultimate conception of Extreme Metal able in blending Black Metal, Thrash assaults, great technique, blasting aggression and freezing atmospheres.

The album was recorded & mixed at MLP-Studio with the precious collaboration of the long-date friend Nils H.Mæhlum. The album was mastered at the well-known Outer Sound Studios with Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE).

Line-up, ”EVIL KNOWS EVIL”
Ingar Amlien: vocals/bass
Akke: guitars
Kjetil Hektoen: drums

After the release of this album Kjell Arne Hubred joined Crest of Darkness as a rythm-guitarist. First for doing live-performances with the band, but now he’s also a full-time member of the band. On a musical, professional and personal level, the current line-up appears to be Ingars’ ultimate trump-card for the eternal life-span of Crest Of Darkness.

Line-up’2005
Ingar Amlien: vocals, bass
Akke: lead and rhythm guitar
Kjell Arne Hubred: rhythm guitar
Kjetil Hektoen: drums

In the year 2006 Akke is leaving the band because of personal reasons. This was a big loss for Crest of Darkness, but after a lot of searcing the band finally found a new lead-guitarist called Rebo. Allready in the end of 2006 Rebo met his first challenge with the band. In November/December this year the band recorded their new album “Give Us The Power To Do Your Evil”. It was recorded in Outer Sound Studios in Rome/Italy with Giuseppe Orlando as produser. With this album Crest of Darkness are delivering a new dark and brutal piece of work. The album was released in the spring 2007, and as last time the label was My Kingdom Music.

Line-up, “GIVE US THE POWER TO DO YOUR EVIL”
Ingar Amlien: vocals, bass
Rebo: lead and rhythm guitar
Kjell Arne Hubred: rhythm guitar
Kjetil Hektoen: drums

The response on this album was amazing, and the album got great revews. The prestigious uk magazine TERRORIZER gave the album 9/10 points, and wrote: ” …..In the existence since the mid ’90s, this Norwegian ensemble has crafted an excellent black metall album worth repeated listens.Withering speed compliments the vocalist’s venom. The guitar solos exhibit an expressive ang highly emotive quality, which oddly works. ……”

Crest of Darkness are continuing to co-operate with My Kingdom Music, and after a long working period in total silence Ingar decides to launch a new chapter in C.o.D’s history and creates a colossal new masterpiece of extreme and powerful Black Metal. The result is “IN THE PRESENCE OF DEATH”, a deliriously dark and magnificent work. The recordings was done at Jam Productions in Oslo with Stian Aarstad (ex-Dimmu Borgir) as engineer. Parts of the album was also recorded at Gjøvik with Rebo as engineer. The well-known Endarker Studio in Sweeden mastered the album. The album was released in February 2013. The album got amazing reviews everywhere, and Norway’s finest metal magazine SCREAM voted “IN THE PRESENCE OF DEATH” to the album of the month!

Line-up, “IN THE PRESENCE OF DEATH”
Ingar Amlien: vocals, bass
Rebo: lead, rhythm guitar and keyboards
Kjetil Hektoen: drums

Additional musicians:
Kjell Arne Hubred: rhythm guitar
Stian Aarstad: keyboards

Right after the recordings of “IN THE PRESENCE OF DEATH” Jan Fredrik Solheim joins the band on guitars, replacing Kjell Arne Hubred, and the C.o.D was ready for the future!!

Line-up’2013
Ingar Amlien: vocals, bass
Rebo: lead and rhythm guitar
Jan Fredrik Solheim: rhythm guitar
Kjetil Hektoen: drums

”IN THE PRESENCE OF DEATH” was promoted with a few single conserts and an European tour together with Shining (SE) and Sterbhaus (SE). After this tour C.o.D. was going through new changes in the line-up. Kjetil and Jan Fredrik were leaving the band. Ingar said: “I’ve always followed my vision and I intend to continue doing so. I’ve put C.o.D. through some major changes over the past few years, but there is nothing dramatic behind this. As I’ve often experienced in my career, things just happen in a natural way when the time is right, without being forced to take any drastic decisions. Both myself and my band mates are developing all the time, and as a consequence it is often necessary to make changes in order to keep up with that development, and that is as it should be with any band.”

In September’2014 C.o.D. presented the line-up of today:
Ingar Amlien – vocals, bass
Rebo – lead and rhythm guitar
Bernhard – drums

It is this new line-up that is currently working on an EP to be released on My Kingdom Music at a date as yet to be announced. The band is progressing all the time, and the new material is expected to be the best the band has ever done. Ingar and Rebo have worked together in many years with great success. Bernhard, probably best known from Pale Forest, comes in with a lot of experience from different bands. With other words; It’s still a lot to come from Crest of Darkness!! See More

General Manager
Patricia Thomas Management – patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Press Contact
patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking Agent
contact@crestofdarkness.com
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2016 has been one of the grestest year in heavy metal history I am saying this as a lifelong heavy metal fans since 1978. Other favorite years for me personal have been 1983, 1990, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2014 and 2016 ranking high on the list for favorite years in heavy metal.
2016 saw
The Greatest Death Metal Vocalist of the 21st century (Mallika Sundramurthy we moved her up to the greatest of all-time #1 21st century and # 1 all-time–editor) Mallika Sundramurthy
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go up against
The Greatest Thrash Metal Vocalist of the 21st Century which is Nervosa’s Fernanda Lira
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And what it came down to Was the Guitar hero Guitar playing of the 2016 Guitar Player of the year 2016 who is Nervosa’s “Prika Amaral” who also won the Guitar Player in Heavy Metal in 2012, 2014, and now again in 2016.!!!!
Something we noticed about the 2016 Heavy Metal album of the year winners is that there both POWER TRIO’s that PLAY WITH POWER
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And we also noticed this about Nervosa and Crest of Darkness, besides them being POWER TRIO’S both bands have World-Class Vocalist who are also World-Class Bass Players. This has to be a historic first were the Intenational album of the year WINNERS and the NORWEGIAN album of the year winners, were both POWER TRIO’s.
For those who do not know KICK*ASS*METAL is a specialized pressed for the TRUE NORWEGIAN GOTHIC METAL, and TRUE NORWEGIAN AVANT-GARDE METAL movements or genres, your choice what to label these World-Class artist specialist.
Our favorite bands here are from Norway are Crest of Darkness, Ram-Zet, Viper Solfa…etc, and bands from Norway who fall in the Dark Metal or Horror Metal categories. Our pages are filled with artist from the Brillaint True Norwegian Gothic Metal Movement of the GOLDEN AGE, of 1993—2003. The True Norwegian Gothic Metal armada are covered in this webzine extensively and as a reader of the brilliant norsksvartmetall.com webzine which has been defunct for a almost a generation now, I have his top 100 top Norwegian Black Metal albums list also preserved for posterity, on these pages, since I thought that dude has a total killer webzine, and was always cool to me….!!!!
In 1995 I saw a TIME MAGAZINE and there was a headline
1995 PERSON OF THE YEAR and I was shocked that Anneke van Giresbergen was not on the cover so I went back to 1983 and was shocked to not see King Diamond, James Hetfield or Kate De Lombaert as the PERSON OF THE YEAR, so that year I started our person of the year. Again this publication is heavily on the GOTHIC METAL side especially the Beauty and Beast World-Class Vocalist Configuration, so I went back to the beginning of 1980’s metal, starting With Tygers of Pan Tang “Wildcat” and did a 1980 to present PERSON OF THE YEAR, designed for the female in the Beauty and the Beast configuration. The winner is always a female World-Class Vocalist because it may or may not go over your head we are highly influenced by the Work Of METAL MAIDENS webzine. Were exactly like METAL MAIDENS except we also read Snakepit Heavy Metal France, James L. McHard’s “THE FUTURE OF MODERN MUSIC”, Sounds of Death Metal Magazine now called DOA MAGZINE, Avant-Garde Metal webzine and print edtions, Metal Maidens of course as well as TRUEMETALFAN.ORG and lets not forget about SONIC CATHDRAL WEBZINE.
So the 2016 PERSON OF THE YEAR is NERVOSA’s FERNANDA LIRA
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The 2016 HEAVY METAL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR is PRIKA AMARAL who also won in 2012, 2014, and 2016
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Also as a specialized press for all things BAD*ASS and all things KICK*ASS, Exodus and Slayer are THE GOLD STANDARD here since 1983, and our publication is very EXODUS-centric, so the photo below is the 1985 album of the year winner Gary Holt left and to the right is the 2014 DEBUT ALBUM OF THE YEAR WINNERS, and Nervosa also won the 2014 Heavy Metal album of the year also outright no competition at all, Prika Amaral also won the 2016 Heavy Metal album of the year in 2016, and is the HEAVY METAL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR….
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There are 6 albums I listen to every day
Exodus “Bonded By Blood”
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Razor “Evil Invaders”
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Nervosa “Victim of Yourself”
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Nervosa “Agony”
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Mercyful Fate “Melissa”
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Crest of Darkness “The Ogress”
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