I am a sucker for female fronted metal bands and can’t get enough of them. LYRIA is another one of these bands. ©2016 Anders Ekdahl

Was it hard to come up with a name? What does the name mean to you?
-Actually no. I was studying Greek Mythology. I saw the Lira was an important instrument for Greeks. So the name Lyria came, uniting the lira, the word lyrics and the flower Lilly. The name is a mix of these words and it is beautiful and strong at the same time.

Who would you say have laid the foundation for the kind of sound you have?
We see it as a mix of many different inspirations like Evanescence, Epica, Nightwish, celtic music, Disturbed and others.

When you play slow do you have to think differently arranging the music than if you play faster and vice versa?
-This is something automatic, so I needed to sing a song here in a slow motion to see if it was different, haha. So, no, it is the same.

Will your music work in a live environment? What kind of stage environment would best suit your music; a big stage or a small club?
-We love to play in all kinds of stages but of course the biggest ones are really awesome! You feel the energy of many different people and the sound is amazing!

Everybody seems to be disappointed with something once they have released a recording. What would you have liked done differently the last time around?
-Sincerely, nothing. I really liked the result, better than we were expecting!

Is it hard to reach out to all those that might be interested in your music? What alleys have you used to get people familiarized with your band?
-Yes, it is. There are many different things in the web so it is not easy to catch people. I try to talk to my fans and potential fans. At shows we always meet our fans too so this helps a lot to promote the music.

What to you is a great front cover? What should a cover have to make it great?
-It should call your attention and you have to like what you see. It needs to give you some emotion and it needs to express the feelings in the songs.

Do you feel that you are part of a national scene? What is the climate for metal in your country?
-I think we are starting to being known here, but this kind of music is not so famous in our country and it is hard to reach out people sometimes. I think we have many metalheads here, the Rock in Rio event is always crowded on the Metal days but many of those people don’t know the new bands or prefer listen only to classics of metal and cover bands.

How do one promote oneself the best possible way?
-It is hard to tell. You need to be patient and never give up. Give something good and new to people and search for people that can like your style. Internet can help on this kind of promotion too.

What does the future hold?
-I hope we can reach more and more fans and help people through our music. Hope more shows and albums released!
Thank you for the interview. If you want to know more about us here are our contacts. Don’t hesitate in sending us a message! You can also listen for free to our album Catharsis on Spotify, Rdio and Deezer.

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