Mena Brinno

Mena Brinno

BandMetalGothic

Dark gothic operatic metal with a touch of folk.

Biography

****Mena Brinno exists in both a metal and an acoustic act. As a metal act, it contains four members, as an acoustic act it contains just Decker and Kozlowski.****

Two more different backgrounds could not be imagined. The female lead singer is a classically trained opera singer who got her degrees at Carnegie Mellon (USA) and Birmingham Conservatoire (UK). She played the roles of Adina,
Cleopatra and Papagena and sang with The Orlando Opera and Atlanta Opera companies. The lead guitarist comes from Poland, Europe, and is a refugee from the Iron Curtain. After years of working in different musical universes, one spring night in 2006 Katy Decker and Marius Kozlowski found themselves on another continent stripping the metal out a former band's material to make an acoustic set for European audiences. The experience proved an epiphany. Katy and Marius realized they not only shared the same musical loves but ultimately wanted the same thing to create songs that cast metal from the timeless raw material of American folk music. The result Mena Brinno (Old
Gothic 'Moon Fever') has produced two albums to
date, Icy Muse (2007) and Wicked Polly (2009).
Former professional boxer Vince Greco (former frontman of Dusted Ash) was called in to play bass.
Drummers have included Rob Genito (Cellpan), Jeff Thal (A Deeper Down) and currently Rob Sinzieri.

Situated in Tampa, Florida it might be strange to think that the known death metal scene in their home area gave birth to Mena Brinno. Each show they play, though, attracts more and more people and Mena Brinno has caught the attention of the leaders of this death metal scene. Erik Rutan of HATE ETERNAL, asked Katy to appear on their 2008
Metal Blade release, Fury and Flames, on the track "Coronach" and has been received enthusiastically
by metal fans worldwide.