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New interview with Nya online

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 4th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The UK’s upcoming melodic groove metal outfit Nya have been in the studio with Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral For A Friend, Motorhead, Kids In Glass Houses). Ed James, who is part of the Nya Street Team recently interviewed vocalist Nesh and guitarist Dan about their upcoming EP. The interview is as follows:

Ed: Since the release of the last Ep “Driving The Nails In” what’s changed?

Dan: The line-up and sound has matured a lot since the last release. Our new rhythm section featuring drummer Lars Wickett and Bassist ‘Woody‘ has created a dynamic that is like a breath of fresh air to our new material.
Nesh: Since the last EP we have spent time on our sound, the tones and textures that blend well with the music we are writing- which means our fans can expect to hear a wider sound with more layers but keeping the grit that grounds our sound.

Ed: What is it like working with Romesh and what has he brought to your Sound?

Nesh: Romesh adds insight like a 6th member of the Band, it’s a non-bias ear which works wonders for the final layers of the Recording process.

Ed: What has been your favourite part of the recording process so far?

Dan: It was extremely refreshing to be able to ‘feel’ the tone rather than have to wait for it to be re-amped and it was great to see first-hand what Romesh was able to add to the songs creatively through sounds and textures. I’d like to be able to always track this way!

Ed: What can people expect from the New EP?

Nesh: The new EP blends grit and dirty riffs with a melodic undertone and a powerful set of lungs on top to round it off.
Dan: It’s a bigger production with more dynamics and a sound that we feel represents where our head space is at right now.

Nya are due to head back into the Studio to finish work on the EP in March but in the mean time they have released the Longwave Sessions Sampler which has been mastered by Robin Schmidt at 2496 Mastering (Mumford & Sons, Don Broco, Heaven’s Basement). The sampler is available for streaming below and download.

Nya are still yet to announce the release date of the new, currently untitled,  EP but the new release is set to have the band exploding back onto the scene.

Nya online:

http://nyaofficial.com
http://facebook.com/nyaofficial

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Nya confirm plans to finish recording new EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 20th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Earlier today, Nya announced that they will be returning to Longwave Studios in Cardiff with producer Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Bullet For My Valentine) in February to finish recording what will be their third EP. The band also stated that they will be sending off the first few tracks to Germany for mastering by Robin Schmidt (Mumford & Sons, Don Broco, Heavens Basement). The currently untitled EP is due for release in early 2014.

Nya online:

http://nyaofficial.com
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Nya set to record new material; new drummer announced

Posted in News, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 17th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Melodic groove metallers Nya have announced plans to record new material new in October at Long Wave Studios in Cardiff, Wales with producer Romesh Dodangoda (MotorheadBullet For My Valentine). The band have also officially announced Lars Wickett as their new drummer, following their appearance at MetalDays Festival in Slovenia last month.

Nya are set to play four shows before they begin recording in October. The shows are as follow:

29th August – The Fleece, Bristol
5th September – Glastonbury FM (Acoustic)
9th September – Voice FM, Southampton (Acoustic)
12th September – Surya, London

Nya online:

http://facebook.com/nyaoffical

 

Lost Effect added to Valk-Fest 2013 line-up

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 17th June 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The first in the three announcements this week, York metal act Lost Effect have been confirmed to play the second day of Valk-Fest, who have had the privilege of playing with acts such as With One Last Breath and RSJ, as well as theFALLEN and most recently, Nya. Guitarist Steve comments on the confirmation:

So we’re bringing our unique style of Melodic Metal back to Bridlington! Having worked with Valkyrian Music for a while now we’ve gotta say we’re excited to be added to the 2013 bill alongside some amazing bands! Shades Nightclub know what we’re about and we what we do and we always enjoy giving it what we’ve got there! There’s some great talent on the bill, some familiar faces we’ve gigged with before and some we haven’t, either way we can’t wait to play alongside such a great array of bands representing metal! See you down the front!

The full line-up for Valkyrian Festival, so far, is as follows:

Friday 29th November:

Ravenage (Headliner)
Dead Man’s Conspiracy
Storm of Embers

Saturday 30th November

***Headliner TBA***
Nya
Narcotic Death (Special Guests)
Aonia
Old Corpse Road
Lost Effect
Maelstrom
XIII

Sunday 1st December

***Headliner TBA***
Alice In Thunderland
Innersylum
Severed Heaven
Dakesis
Spekulus
Powercake
Terra Omnia

This year, Valkyrian Festival is in aid of RapeCrisis. Information on RapeCrisis can be found at this location. Donations can be made direct to the charity via the Valkyrian Festival JustGiving page which can be found here. Weekend tickets can be found at this location for the low price of £5 (excluding P&P).

Valkyrian Festival 2013 is now officially sponsored by online gothic and custom-made jewellery store, The Crypt Of Curiosities.

In related Valkyrian Festival news, Aonia will be headlining a Valk-Fest fundraiser at Shades Nightclub, in Bridlington on 7th September with support from Spekulus and Penance, the latter of which [performed at last year’s Valk-Fest. Further support acts to be announced and a lot more bands are still to be announced for Valkyrian Festival 2013. Further Valkyrian Festival announcements and info can be found here.

Lost Effect online:

http://losteffect.co.uk
http://facebook.com/LostEffect

Interview with Nya

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , on 21st November 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Having blasted onto the British rock and metal scenes at the beginning of 2012, Nya have become a rising star in the UK, gaining a slot at Download 2011 and confirmed for Metal Days Festival in Slovenia for 2013. With their new EP, Driving The Nails In, released, Nya are set to reach new heights. Nico has a chance to chat with the band about their future plans and the new EP.

Nico: Are there any concepts or lyrical themes that revolve around the new EP, Driving The Nails In?

Nya: The whole concept for the EP artwork and visual theme came from the song ‘Driving The Nails In’ so the lyrics here inspired the imagery. We didn’t take a concept based approach lyrically on this EP and each song has it’s own meaning which I’m sure people can relate to when listening.

Nico: You’ve been confirmed to play Metal Days in Slovenia in 2013. How are you feeling about that?

Nya: We’re definitely excited about that one, we should have a run of European dates building up to this one so it’s going to be good fun.

Nico: Aside from the aforementioned Metal Days festival, what are the band’s plans for 2013?

Nya: To play in front of as many new people as we possibly can, get new material flowing in our veins and take no prisoners along the way.

Nico: Is there a meaning behind the band’s name, Nya?

Nya: We keep getting told new meanings by fans for the word Nya such as how it means ‘new’ in Swedish as well as our personal favourite; ‘meow’ in Japanese. The real reason behind the name is we just thought it was a cool word and liked the sound of it.

Nico: How does a typical song writing session go for the band?

Nya: There isn’t too much of a ‘typical’ song writing session for us as no 2 songs ever come together in the same way. Usually ideas are developed individually or between 2/3 people before they reach full rehearsal stage and by that point we have a good idea of where the song needs to go. It’s then a case of demoing it so we can work on the structure, textures, harmonies and layers.

Nico: If could replace the soundtrack to any film with your own music, which one would it be and why?

Nya: Every fight scene from Expendables 2 with some of the new tracks we will be playing live next year – because fire and explosions make everything better, just look at Rammstein! And whilst we’re at it we have to finish up some faster songs that would go well in any of the ridiculous stunt scenes Fast and Furious 6 is bound to have – just for the hell of it.

Nico: Where do you see the band in five years?

Nya: Bigger, better and tearing it up on tour – Stronger than ever and living life to the fullest!

Nico: Given the chance, which band would you like to tour with?

Nya: ar too many to list but it would be awesome to see the massive productions of the likes of Muse or Slipknot every night – Music is an art form and we are all into the visual side of things and putting on a show for the fans so this would be incredibly inspiring to witness day after day.

Nico: How did Nya form?

Nya: Like most bands Nya has been through various lineup changes as we find members that aren’t only dedicated to taking this as far as possible, but also who can eat, sleep, work, breathe and live together without wanting to rip each other apart (too much!). Musically and artistically we are all on the same page these days, which is only making us stronger as a unit with bigger, better songs and ideas in the pipeline. We all have big plans for the future of Nya.

Nya: It’s worth saying we are currently seeking a permanent drummer to join us and anyone interested in auditioning can contact us at nyaofficial@gmail.com

Nico: What’s the metal scene like in your local area?

Nya: We keep relocating so I’m not 100% on where our local area is right now but London and the South West has an abundance of talented bands in the metal and rock scenes!

Nico: What are the band’s biggest influences?

Nya: If it grooves, makes us feel something we can relate to and sticks in our heads we’re in!

Nico: When it comes to writing new songs, where do you find your inspiration?

Nya: It could be a new record, day to day events, a new sound, tone or groove – basically anything happening around us in life is inspiring us, sometimes it’s a positive thing and at other times it can be quite dark or negative. It’s sometimes just that desire to create that sound we have in our heads with something that is new and a part of us that leads us to new ideas.

Nico: Do you have any plans for a UK tour? If so, any indications to as where you’ll be playing?

Nya: Keep an eye out for info on UK Dates for late February and early March! We are planning on hitting quite a few places but are just waiting on the details now.

Nico: Are there any bands, aside from yourselves, you’d like to recommend to our readers?

Dead Letter Circus – Seriously worth checking these guys out, they sound huge!

Nico: What was the last album you bought?

Nya: That would be the new Deftones album Koi No Yokan – Really getting into this one so far with all its epic guitar and vocal layers backed up by some chunky riffs!

Nico: Do you have anything you’d like to say to our readers?

Nya: Thanks as ever for continuing to support what we do and we hope to see you at a show in 2013!

Nya’s new EP: Driving The Nails In is now available from http://nyaofficial.bigcartel.com

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Nya release video for You Are; new EP out on Monday

Posted in News with tags , , on 2nd November 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Nya have just released a brand new video for You Are taken from their forthcoming EP Driving The Nails In[review can be read here], which is due out on Monday 5th November.

The band have recently been confirmed to play Metal Days Festival (formerly known as Metal Camp) in Slovenia, July 21st-27th 2013, and have already begun to receive a healthy amount of acclaim for the EP with positive reviews in numerous magazines and webzines across the UK/EU as-well as title track Driving The Nails In being the hot track of the week on Pedal To The Metal Radio Show/Shouted FM in Germany back on October 18th and a 60 minute ‘plattencheck’ special being aired on the same show Thursday 1st Nov.

The band are currently auditioning new drummers and will announce a handful of UK shows for Spring 2012 very soon.

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Nya–Driving The Nails In

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , on 27th October 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Nya
Driving The Nails In
Released: 5th November
Metal
Self-released

Bursting back onto the scene with their all-new line-up,  Nya are set to release their second EP Driving The Nails In. Already building up a busy schedule, the band are setting themselves to go beyond their horizons in the coming months.

The EP begins with the violent churning of guitars on Back To You that helps the vocals boom out like a metallic explosion. The riffs have their melodic and catchy moments as well, creating some memorable hooks through the song. You Are belts out with an uplifting riff that really hook’s your ears and keeps your attention when the vocals gently but powerfully echo out. The drums prove to be a driving force throughout the song, co-operating well with the bass sections and completing the track with a certain grace.

The third track, Open Your Eyes, is an interesting one. Taking a softer approach but still proving to be a hard rocking number with some catchy hooks and acute rhythm sections, the song drives into your ears with a poignant amount of majesty and strength. The poetically titled Choir Invisible displays a use of punchy riffs blended with divine sounding vocals. The EP ends with the title track, Driving The Nails In, which provides a completely new and somewhat alternative sound on the EP. Throwing heavy riffs and domineering drums into the fray with Olympian vocals and the band’s brilliant use of catchy hooks, Driving The Nails In is certainly the track that stands out the most on the EP.

I think it’s safe to say that Nya have pulled another great release out of the bag – Possibly better than their debut EP. Each track wails out with the band’s own sound that will no doubt hook the listener and keep them playing the EP on repeat for hours on end. No doubt 2013 will have a number of great things in store for Nya.

5/5

Nico Davidson