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 Phrenetix.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
PHRENETIX: We are PHRENETIX, a thrash metal band from Vilnius, Lithuania.
We started to play in 2013, after two members from the band before called ‘State of Ruin’ tragically died in a car accident. It was difficult, but we really wanted to play, party and travel, so there was no other choice but to keep going.
There were a couple of more line up changes but we kept on having a good time. We traveled for a little bit in Europe, also in 2018 we represented Lithuania in Wacken Metal Battle, Germany.
Phrenetix have released two studio albums “Fear” in 2015 and “Exuviae” in 2021.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
PHRENETIX: Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Mastodon, Ghost, Twelve Foot Ninja, Primus, Tool.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
PHRENETIX: Our new album is called ‘Exuviae’, which means sloughed old skin of an animal, like a snake. This tells a bit about what the band was going through in the process of writing and recording the album. In earlier years, we’ve been mostly known as old school thrashers, but we got a lot of new experiences as musicians and it shows itself with ‘Exuviae’. You can hear more complexity, melodies an arrangements than an average thrash metal album offers.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
PHRENETIX: To get crazy, wild, drunk and have an amazing party.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
PHRENETIX: I see us playing at least 200 shows a year all over the world!