Chaos Magic is centred around Chilean vocalist Caterina Nix. ‘Furyborn’ is the second album by her
band, and this gem of a metal album has seen her work in collaboration with fellow Chilean producer,
musician and singer Nasson. Having issued the song ‘Like Never Before’ as a single a month ago, its
follow-up is the title track, which features a co-vocal performance by Tom S. Englund of Evergrey.
Caterina says of the song: “We wrote it specifically for Tom’s voice and style, without even knowing if he
would work with us. Thankfully, he liked it and said yes! We celebrated that day and it was an even bigger
celebration when we heard the results.”
Having worked with former Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki on the self-titled Chaos Magic debut album in
2015, she explains that with the new album “I had the freedom to design a musical vision of my own.
I wanted ‘Furyborn’ to have both a modern sound and a nostalgic feel to it. It’s a mixture of heavy, melodic,
symphonic and alternative metal, with traces of modern progressive and electronic elements, unique
arrangements and a bit of a nostalgic feel associated to certain sounds from the 90’s and early 00’s. It has
moments of rage, power and sick darkness, but also vulnerable, sensual and sometimes playful points.”
Caterina has also pulled in some talented singers to guest on ‘Furyborn’. In addition to Tom S. Englund,
Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, CoreLeoni and ex-Lords of Black), Ailyn (ex-Sirenia) and Nasson also perform
duets with her.
‘Furyborn’ is mixed by Danish studio master Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids, The Dark Element).
Caterina Nix is a superb young vocalist from Chile who was discovered by former Stratovarius composer
and guitarist Timo Tolkki during one of his tours of South America. Timo was supremely impressed and
confident in Caterina’s singing abilities and wrote and produced the first Chaos Magic album for her, in
addition to having her perform on his second ‘Avalon’ rock opera album ‘Angels of the Apocalypse’.
While this brought her to the attention of an international audience, she had already begun her
career in the band Aghonya, who released an album entitled ‘Oxygen’ for which she wrote all the lyrics
and vocal lines. Released independently, it received rave reviews, which gave them the opportunity to
play shows in Chile opening for bands such as After Forever, Edguy and Within Temptation.