Lyria is a Brazilian Symphonic Alternative Metal band. It was idealized and founded by the singer and songwriter Aline Happ in 2012. The name Lyria was inspired by the Greek Mythology and the lyre that was an important musical instrument for the Greeks. It is also related to the flower lily and to the word lyrics.
In the end of 2012, Lyria presented its first song called Reflection inspired by the Narcissus Myth. The song was really well received especially in Europe and in The United States. In 2013, Eliezer Andre (drums) and Thiago Zig (bass) joined Lyria as official members.
In 2014, the band decided to take a break from concerts and focused on its first album that was produced through a successful crowdfunding campaign where fans from different parts of the world got really engaged with the cause.
-CATHARSIS – The first Album
Catharsis was produced, mixed and mastered by Celo Oliveira (ex Hydria) at Kolera Home Studio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2014. Mixing different kinds of Heavy Metal like Symphonic, Thrash, Industrial and the Traditional Heavy Metal combined to the mezzo soprano’s voice of Aline, Lyria presents a very unique, modern, deep and strong sound.
The name Catharsis was idealized by the singer because of the past experiences from each member of the band and in accordance with the contents of the lyrics that talk about conflicts and overcoming bad times. The lyrics give us a catharsis, a purification. You can feel that the entire album was done with true emotions and that is what makes it so real and gives to the listeners a feeling of identification.
The album has 10 songs and the official release was in the end of September 2014.
Aline Happ – Mezzo Soprano
Eliezer Andre – Drums
Thiago Zig – Bass