EXILIA

EXILIA

 Milano, Lombardy, ITA
BandAlternativeMetal

Alternative metal with a strong and unique female voice.
sounds like: Disturbed/Otep/Korn.
Have been special guest for Rammstein, Ill Nino, Pink ,Nightwish etc.
EXILIA got 4 top hits in the german charts.

Biography

From the classic fashion city of Milan (I) comes the most aggressive sound and vocal on the metal music scene, the spectacular four called EXILIA.

Exilia Hit the metal charts a few years ago with their debut album 'Unleashed', and it changed people's perception of what it means to be a female Rock singer.
A combination of aggressive riffs, hard pounding drums, crisp bass guitars and powerful lyrics and singing style, sent shivers through even the most 'hard to please' audiences.

EXILIA has conquered audiences with their songs that haunt the mind hours after they've stopped playing...

2000 After nearly two years spent playing in clubs and open air, in 2000 EXILIA released their debut album, Rightside Up. The album has been distributed by Universal in Italy and Pangg in Germany. In Italy.

The release of the album was followed by great reviews, appearances on Music TV programs, and more than 120 concerts a year in Italy, Switzerland and Austria.

On October 2001 they got the possibility to play several gigs in Germany as supporting act of Mambo Kurt and after that in many other shows, also in Holland.

In August 2002, they won the MTV “New Comers Award� at the Gun Records Birthday Bash in Koln, Germany. Headliners at the “Bash� were H-Blockx, Skin-Dredd, Paradise Lost, and Guano Apes.

On May 2003 they took part as special guest in some important Festivals and Open Air such as : "Taubertal Festival" "Forestglade Festival�, "MTV Campus Invasion" etc. playing with bands as HIM, Within Temptation, Therapy?, Rollins' band, Underwater Circle, Cardigans, SEEED, Guano Apes etc.

After the publication of their EP "Underdog" on Septmber 2003 (GUN Records) distributed by the BMG in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and in Italy from the Audioglobe, they got good reviews from the specialized magazines in Germany (Roch Hard 8/10, M. Hammer 5/7, etc.) and Italy (M. Hammer 6/7, Rock Sound 7/10, Metal Shock 7/10, Flash 75/100 etc.).

From October 2003 EXILIA undertake a tour with the German band In Extremo playing in the most important cities of Germany and subsequently playing in the Paradise Lost Italian tour.

In March 2004 they appeared on the double CD compilation "Crossing all over Vol.17" together with bands as: Placebo, Machine Head, Radiohead, Coldplay, HIM, Nickelback, Oomph, POD, Sepultura, Turbonegro, Clawfinger and many others... that it entered in the charts in Germany and Austria.

On April 2004 realized their first video-clip "Stop Playing God" in Koln (D) with director Ercin Filizli's supervision (Evanescence, HIM, Guano Apes etc.) and with the support of the Action-Concept (film and stunt production) broadcasted on VIVA, VIVA+ and Onyx TV in Germany.

On May 2004 they released the full-lenght CD “Unleashed� that entered in the german chart at #38.
After the publication of the album(Gun Records/BMG) the band got a dense summer of Festivals and Open Air.
To signal their share as supporting act for Ill Nino, Die Artze and PINK.

In August 2004 the new single “Coincidence� taken from Unleashed entered in the charts at# 34 with a live video that shows to the people the great energy of EXILIA on stage.

On October 2004 they supported Rammstein at their European Tour 2004. RAMMSTEIN! We are talking about one of the most successful German bands in recent times.. The tour took place in huge venues with a five-figure capacity . Such was the impression left by EXILIA that the RAMMSTEIN musicians that they preferred the Milanese to a considerable number of mostly top-class competitors.

On March 2005 the new single “Can’t break me down� with a new video is out. This song is also the soundtrack of the movie “The Clown “ broadcasted in 40 countries all over the world.

On April the 4th 2005 there is a Special Premium new pressing of the album “Unleashed!
It contains the brand new tracks “Wake Me�, featuring the power everybody comes to expect from EXILIA, as well as the current single. “Can’t Break Me Down�.
The exclusive bonus DVD gives a visual EXILIA power in the form of all of the explosive clips for the smash singles, “Can’t Break Me Down�, “Coincidence� and “Stop Playing God�.
This special DVD includes a previously unseen look into their show at Bochum TOTAL! And a behind-the-scenes look into the shooting of the “Can’t Break Me Down� video is hosted by Masha & Co. themselves!

In the winter 2005 the band holed up in an old cotton gin that was converted into a studio in Germany to begin writing the follow up to Unleashed. The band took a short break in March 2006 to travel to Texas to perform at all 3 of CaptivaMusicGroups SXSW showcases in Austin. EXILIAs performance and interview was filmed by the True Music crew and will air nationally in the US starting in May 06. The band captivated the festival audience and won over many new fans.

July the 21st 2006 The new album “Nobody Excluded� is r

Lyrics

Are You Breathing?

Written By: Masha Mismane

Now, I’m running out of time
I despise what you have done
You will reap what you have sown
You will be surprised my dear
I’ll be there when you forget
To remind you about the mess you left

I’m trapped inside your soul
Can you hear me?
You’re losing all control
Are you breathing?
I’m feeding on your fears
Can you feel me?
I whisper in your ear
Are you breathing?
Are you breathing?

It’s all you don’t see and you don’t care
But you can’t deny my dear
There’s a price to pay somehow
You will wonder why I’m here
Is there something you regret?
Do you recognize my voice again?

I’m trapped inside your soul
Can you hear me?
You’re losing all control
Are you breathing?
I’m feeding on your fears
Can you feel me?
I whisper in your ear
Are you breathing?
Are you breathing?

I’m eating your lies
Eating your lies
I’m done with your lies

Far From The Dark

Written By: Masha Mismane

Tell me everything that I need to know
Before I’ll face the oceans and I’ll face the storm
Give me everything that I need to have
Tell me the reason
Be my shelter when the rain is to fall
Save me from the thunder, from my endless despair
Bleeding through-from my sacrifice to be strong -
Tell me the reason

Take me away
Far from the dark
Lead me when I am lost
Take me away
’Cause a part of me died
As long as I’m still
I’m still alive

Tell me every lie that I’ll never know
Let me see another scar that my life didn’t show
Craving for a place where I can belong

Tell me the reason
Give me a reason

Take me away
Far from the dark
Lead me when I am lost
Take me away
’Cause a part of me died
But I’m still alive

I’m still alive
I’m still alive
I’m still alive

Take me away
Far from the dark
Lead me when I am lost
Take me away
’Cause a part of me died
A part of me died
But I’m still alive

Discography

Rightside Up (2000) Album

Underdog (5 tracks Ep)
- release on 22.09.03
Stop Playing God (single)
- release on 19.04.04 , peak chartposition in Germany # 51
Unleashed (album)
- release on 10.05.04 , peak chartposition in Germany # 49
Coincidence (single)
- release on 10.05.04 , peak chartposition in Germany # 34
Can’t break me down (single)
- release on 21.03.05 , peak chartposition in Germany # 42
Unleashed +DVD
- release on 10.05.04 , peak chartposition in Germany # 32

Nobody Excluded
Release on 21.07.06- peak chartposition in Germany # 39
Your Rain (5 track single cd)
- Release on October, 27th 2006

My Own Army – Release on February , 20th, 2009

- Naked - release on June 2010

Set List

ARE YOU BREATHING
DELETED
ACROSS THE SKY
IN A COMA
DAY IN HELL
NO TEARS FOR YOU
STARSEED
KILL ME
THE HUNTER
Cowboys from Hell (PANTERA)
STOP PLAYING GOD
OUTRO

MY OWN ARMY
COINCIDENCE