Having also achieved considerable international success with its debut album “Finally Free” released via Dr. Music Records in 2019, the extraordinary Melodic Metal formation NEVARIA from the Bavarian city of Bayreuth stirred up the scene with acclaimed live shows. The band released its first new single “Reckless” at the beginning of February, full of critical tones on dealing with the pandemic, and now announcing its successor with the brilliant “Battle Cry” for March 31, 2022. Now acting as a duo, the musicians Tanja Schneider (vocals) and Markus Spiethaler (keyboards) carry on their vision of catchy Female Fronted Melodic Metal and enlisted support for the recordings from guitarist Kim Wölfel, who already played on the debut, as well as Daniel Unzner (Dislocated Theory; Ex-Profanity), who recorded the bass with nimble fingers. The young, untamed Metal guitar work combined with dynamic drumming, perceptibly powerful bass and graceful keyboard melodies is thereby completed by the vivid, brilliant vocals of the former Dawn Of Destiny vocalist. Without leaving the chosen path, NEVARIA refreshingly evolved their independent sound with elements from electronic music and both “Reckless” and “Battle Cry” were mixed and mastered by André Hofmann (Nothgard, Wolfchant, New Hate Rising), just like the album before. Focusing on just two songwriters provides a real boost in creativity and the mix of hard guitars and refreshing electronic vibes, enthroned by Tanja Schneider’s imposing voice, is impressively convincing. Driving synth arpeggios, which already take on the house or trance-like features, are paired here with beats and natural harsh guitar riffs, which provide the necessary hardness. The sharp-tongued lyrics of the single “Reckless” were skillfully staged by Andy Pilkington of VeryMetalArt (Orden Ogan, Visionatica, Van Canto) with a visually stunning mix of music and lyric video, which more than illustrates the current explosive nature of the topic of taking care of each other, being considerate and getting vaccinated. NEVARIA also relied on the English video artist for “Battle Cry”, who produced the lyric video with the complex theme behind the striking title with a grandiose audiovisual masterpiece giving the intensely bombastic song its visual punch. “Battle Cry” appeals to humanity to oppose the constant hostility from different directions. Especially regarding the current events, an important message to the entire world.
Founded in 2018 by vocalist Tanja Schneider and keyboard player Markus Spiethaler, NEVARIA has already gone through different musical careers, gaining first experiences in the music business with European tours and support gigs with bands such as Xandria, Axxis, Sabaton up to various CD releases. Shortly after, the songwriting for the debut “Finally Free” began, whose lyrics deal with death and solitude, mistreatment, social cooperation, disease, love and desire, each from the affected person’s point of view. The meaning of the lyrics should be ‘magical’ and follow the motto that the listener can find himself and his own story in them. With this credo in mind, the band composed the eleven songs on “Finally Free” in a way that was as varied as it was intense and recorded the appropriate sound in Markus Spiethaler’s Soundwerkstatt. Thanks to the stylish artwork designed by Jan Yrlund from Darkgrove Design (Battle Beast, Apocalyptica, Delain), NEVARIA take the listener into cosmic spheres on their album, but also fascinate with the right mixture of Heavy Metal and fine melodies over which the voice literally floats. This is especially shown by the singles released along with very successful music and lyric videos “Life”, “Finally Free” and “Drowning”, which attracted attention. In the latter, Tanja processes the story about the emotional chaos of a friend with borderline personality disorder and “Life” shows the different aspects and faces of human beings and their multi-faceted lives. In “Raise Your Fist” the musicians face the challenges of life because everybody has to struggle with their own demons. “No Mercy”, on the other hand, deals with superficial, dazzling and seductive aspects that distort reality. The song “Wind” refers to the sudden loss of a loved one depicting the dialogue between the afterlife and our world. The final “Anyway” is about a child’s view of parenting in conflict with their own unrestrained childhood.
NEVARIA enjoy and love their music and enthral the audience with their passion for playing live. This could be experienced in 2019 at quite a few exciting shows where they thrilled their fans at home and abroad and it is all the more gratifying that NEVARIA is now back and full of beans.
Tanja Schneider: Vocals
Markus Spiethaler: Keyboard, Vocals
Tracklist “Finally Free” (Album):
2. Finally Free
4. Raise Your Fist
5. Leaving You
7. No Mercy
8. Black & White
10. Deserve Honest
2022 Battle Cry (Single) | Dr. Music Records
2022 Reckless (Single) | Dr. Music Records
2019 Finally Free (Album) | Dr. Music Records