Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Dead Venus

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Seraina Telli of Dead Venus.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

TELLI: We are a progressive rock trio based in Switzerland (Luzern). Even more accurate expressed, we are:

Seraina Telli: Lead and backing vocals, piano, keys, acoustic & electric guitars, songwriting

André Gärtner: Basses & bass guitars

Mike Malloth: Drums

In 2019 we released our first full album “Bird of Paradise”. The album was released digitally on all of the common streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Music and is also available physically worldwide on CD and double-vinyl.

Now our second album, “Flowers & Pain“, is about to be released in February 2022 and we already published three singles, which you’ll find on YouTube, Spotify, Facebook, Instagram… Check it out 🙂

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

TELLI: We are listening to many different styles of music …Bands like Opeth, Pain of Salvation, Rush, Screaming Headless Torsos, Living Colour, Pink Floyd,Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Muse and many more… were somehow influencing the songwriting. But in the end the most important thing for us is to create an independent sound and to break musical boundaries or just don’t care about it. The music somehow knows how it should sound and so I am writing without thinking about genres or rules.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

TELLI: Our latest release was “Plaything Doll”. “Plaything Doll“ is a progressive rock/metal-opus which will be released in two parts and that’s why you should really check it out! ✨ It’s a story about suppression and finding the way back to light and happiness. The first part is about “the evil“ which wants to fully take control over a Doll. It makes the doll believe that she’s nothing but a plaything, so she’ll never have the idea of living her own life. The second part describes the awakening of the Doll. She realizes the manipulation and finally takes all her strength to fight back “the evil“ which is choking on its own poison. And the victor’s only weapon was the bitter truth: “In the end, you’ll see the one who must hold back the other, so that he may feel better, only fears everything and everyone and most of all himself.“ Interested??.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

TELLI: You will see three full-blooded musicians who play and sing their proggy but still catchy songs. A powerful voice, which leads you through the stories of life, dreams, broken hearts and the pure, infinite love for music.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

TELLI: We’d like to achieve world domination of course!! (lol) No seriously, like maybe most of the bands out there we want to reach more listeners. Because it’s still difficult to plan for live concerts, we’re focusing on spreading our music online, also with the help of our management. Releasing singles, EPs & videos that promote our upcoming album “Flowers & Pain”, taking care of the social medias and staying in a good musical shape to be ready for our tours in 2022 keeps us busy. Doing all that and more we’re working toward our goal to communicate to as many music-lovers as possible as often as possible to maybe give them some more moments of happiness in their everyday lives. And in five years there will be a third and maybe a fourth Dead Venus album out there, that’s quite for sure ✨

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