Infernal Masquerade webzine recently conducted an interview with vocalist Manda Ophuis of the Dutch female-fronted rock/metal outfit NEMESEA. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below.
Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "The Quiet Resistance", the third album from NEMESEA, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
"The Quiet Resistance" will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:
* Spain, Finland, Sweden: November 17
* Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy: November 18
* Rest Of Europe: November 21
* USA, Canada: November 22
"The Quiet Resistance" was produced and mixed by Joost van den Broek, who has previously played with AFTER FOREVER, AYREON, SUN CAGED and VANDENBERG.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. The Quiet Resistance
02. Caught In The Middle
05. If You Could
06. High Enough
08. It's Over
09. I Live
10. Stay With Me
12. Release Me
14. Allein (bonus track)
According to a press release, "The Quiet Resistance" "offers a more mature, modern, and contemporary approach than that found on NEMESEA's two previous efforts. Although the band continues to stay true to its characteristic style, they do not shy away from including new elements and details to refresh their sound. The guitars and Manda Ophuis' outstanding vocals continue to be the driving force behind NEMESEA. Manda perfectly understands which web of emotion to weave for each particular track and how to make use of her fantastic vocal lines to breathe life into the lyrics. With extremely appealing songs like 'Afterlife', 'Caught In The Middle', or the beautiful ballad 'If You Could', the alternative rock quintet have several surefire hits from the get-go. NEMESEA's 'The Quiet Resistance' offers intense and soulful alternative rock complete with a subtle breath of gothic and loudly demands the attention the band undoubtedly deserves."
NEMESEA recently parted ways with drummer Steven Bouma and replaced him with Frank Van Der Star.
NEMESEA recorded its July 2 and July 3, 2009 concerts at P3 in Purmerend, Holland for a live album, "Pure: Live @ P3", which was released in September 2009. The shows were unique in the sense that the audience was able to hear the band perform live in Surround Sound 7.0 as part of an innovative project that was conducted in co-operation with students from the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU).
NEMESEA's second album, "In Control", was produced by Tony Platt (AC/DC, BOB MARLEY) and Ronald Prent (RAMMSTEIN) and was released in June 2007.
Manda Ophuis - Vocals
Hendrik Jan de Jong - Guitar
Sonny Onderwater - Bass
Frank Van Der Star - Drums
Lasse Dellbrgge - Keyboards
For more information, visit www.nemesea.com.
"The Quiet Resistance" audio samples: