Interview with Forsakken

Interview with Ana de Ferreira from the band Melyra.

Ana De Ferreria is a drummer who plays in bands such as Melyra, Fireheat, and Landing Nowhere.  

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N. A. Foy:  How old were you when you decided to pursue a career in music, and were there any particular musicians or singers that inspired you? 

Ana: I was 17 years old! (Now I am 29 :P) Yes! At that time I used to listen to The Runaways, L7 and a lot of female bands that gave me confidence to start my first female band! So I started playing drums with a punk rock power trio, because punk was easier to play haha. We had a lot of fun! After one year we changed a style to classic rock, and our greatest influences came to be Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath! :)
Jul 7. But Joan Jett has always been and will always be our queen [❤️]

N. A. Foy:  What are you currently working on music wise?

Ana: Now I am in 3 bands! Melyra(heavy metal) Fireheat (scary rock)and Landing Nowhere (goth new wave)! And I am a session musician also! I can record drums and percussion for freelance jobs!

N. A. Foy:  Do you play live much with any of your bands?

Ana: Yeah! I play more with Melyra because it is older than the others. Fireheat and Landing Nowhere are releasing a debut album this year!
Melyra played in a lot of places in Brazil! You can see a bit of our history in our Wikipedia article! As a freelancer musician I can play many styles, like Brazilian popular music, pop, rock, and metal!

N. A. Foy:  Do you write any of the music yourself?

Ana: Yes! Besides the drums, I can write some lyrics and take care of the structure and dynamics of the songs!

N. A. Foy:  What are some things you like to do for enjoyment when you are not doing music?

Ana: I like to play with my cats, play snooker, cook new vegetarian food, read philosophy books, and watch Netflix series! :P

N. A. Foy:  If you were stuck on an island and somehow were able to listen to music, what 3 CDs would you want with you?

Ana: Queens of the Stone Age – “Songs for the Deaf,” “Led Zeppelin II,” and Amy Winehouse – “Back to Black.”

N. A. Foy:  Us fans always like to know things about the band members. How about some favorites. What is your favorite color? Number? Foods? Movie(s)? Book(s)? Or any other favorites you want to mention?

Ana: My fav color is blue. hmm I really don't have a fav number. I like pizza very much; I would like to eat everyday, but only vegetarian pizza :P (I am vegetarian). I like action, fiction and comedy movies :) (usually at home). The last one I saw at the theater was Wonder Woman and I loved it! For books... I like the adventure and biography ones! Actually, I am reading Rita Lee's biography, she is Brazilian rock star [⭐️] that was very famous in the 70's! I don't know if it has a English version, but is worth reading! I also study veterinary and work as a video maker! :) So, I love animals, I have two cats [🐱] [🐱] . And I like to produce my bands videos also :)

N. A. Foy:  What is the message that you want to give your fans as an example as a person? Is there anything else you’d like to add before we finish?

Ana: I would like to thank them and there's a sentence that I like very much for life: "everyone you meet is fighting a battle that u know nothing about, so be kind, always!" :) I don't know the author, but I like it very much!  Yeah, sometimes being a female musician is not easy, but otherwise it can make you stronger than you think if u use it for your empowerment! "What doesn't kill u makes u stronger" :)