Lilith’s Revenge Talks of Music, Performing and More!

Alternative metal rockers LILITH'S REVENGE has been around for a while, releasing a handful of single's, with their debut album released earlier this summer! Shows have already been performed with a lot more in-store! The band talks of it all below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members

Lilith’s Revenge were formed back in 2020 when Paulo (guitar player) started to take singing lessons with Paula Teles (lead singer). After some classes Paula suggested Paulo to join in on a new project she had in mind called “Lilith’s Revenge”. Paulo accepted the proposal, and since both members wanted to start working as soon as possible, Paulo recruited the members of his own project “Strings In Veins” to join this new one. So Bruno Sousa joined as lead guitar player, Edu as bassist and Joe Sousa as drummer. After two years, in early 2022, Joe announced his departure from the band to follow other projects in a different area, so Bruno’s coworker from his day job, Felipe Baptista was called to join the band, and has been working as the band’s resident drummer ever since.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

According to some gospels, the demon Lilith was actually Adam’s first wife in paradise, but was punished and casted to hell for refusing to be submissive. So the band use the name “Lilith” to represent a movement that fights for equality of both genders, and tries to be a source of power for victims of verbal and physical abuse, man or woman. The band looks to represent everyone who’s abused, or an outcast, so that it’s easier for these people to find their place in the world and find strength to carry on.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We’re all from the Porto district, from a region called the Vale de Sousa valley. Our singer Paula is from Sousela, Paulo is from Sobreira, Edu from Recarei, Felipe lives in Porto even though he was born in Brazil, and Bruno is from Fonte Arcada. The local music scene is essentially metal. There are a lot of heavy metal bands in Portugal, and also bands that mix heavy sounds and gutturals with melodic operatic singing from female singers. Recently we crossed paths on the road with a band called “Ledderplain” who play in a more heavy metal genre, and “Secret Chord” who play very well the genre that mixes the guttural and operatic singing.

4. How would you describe your style?

Lilith’s Revenge shifts between rock and metal, and it’s not yet allocated to each in particular. Every member writes and composes so there are different backgrounds in the final versions of each demo. Bruno and Edu, have a more metal side, Paula and Paulo are way more hard rock, and Felipe Baptista is more alternative. Maybe something along the lines of Alternative Metal, or Melodic Rock.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

The band has released four singles, “Hand On Heart”, “Queendom”, “Revenge”, “Blindness”. The latter two were re edited and featured on the most recent release that is the first studio album “Children From Eden”. People can expect a lot of energy and a lot of emotion poured into the songs. The songs always address very sensitive subjects, and with that comes a lot of feeling and emotion.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Our first album was officially released on the 21th of May 2022, however we already have a couple demos that will be worked on so they can be featured in a new record down the road.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We’ve had a couple shows already. The live debut came at Metalpoint on the day we released our album, and merely two weeks after the band replaced “Waterland” in the event TondelaRocks. The band is scheduled to play in Portalegre in the event “FemaleFrontFest” on the 18th of June. Though there are still no tour plans, there are a couple venues, just waiting on the confirmation of a day to seal the deal.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

The band intends to reach as many people as possible. We believe our music can be helpful to those who struggle, and from reviews we received from our first record, it’s doing just that, so more important than fame, in our eyes it would be wonderful to help as many people as we can. Of course with that comes fame and acknowledgment, which is clearly very important to any musician out there looking to grow and make a living in the business. So as of now, our goal is to play the most gigs we can, sell the most cd’s we can, and get to be heard as much as possible.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

The band’s music is available on most digital platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, … and of course, anyone can listen to our music in our official YouTube channel, where we also made our whole album available for free listening.  As of now, we have a couple CD’s being sold on an iconic store in Porto, called Piranha Records. Our CD’s can also be bought through private messaging the band.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Our passion. Music is a tough business, and we’re just taking our first steps as a band, there’s a long road ahead. We’ve all had different projects in the past and we know how much of a toll it takes on one’s personal life, may it be physical, economical, or mental. But our live performances and our recordings feature a lot of passion being poured out on the most intense riffs, or on the most delicate clean parts.

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