Hi! Give a brief history of ONYDIA, music style, and the members.
Hi! We are Eleonora (voice), Daniele(guitar) and Luca(drums). We play together since 2014, when we used to work on a different musical project. But we have always had a prog soul and, as soon as we had the opportunity, we decided to carry on this brand-new project, a prog-metal band with a female voice.
Give in more detail, some information about your coming album and when it will be released?
The main theme of our album is the rebirth which comes from the realization of our fears and the subsaquent hope that comes from this new awareness. We try to put it in music trought introspective sonority which turns more and more open and bright. We hope to publish it by spring 2018
ONYDIA has signed with Revalve records, tell more about that?
Our collaboration with Revalve records begun a long time ago, when we used to work on other project. During the years, we have built trust with the label management who strongly believe in our musical skills and in this project.
What is the difference between your latest and the very first records?
Even thought the concept does not change, “A new safe path”, our latest record better represent what the album will be. Since “Dyaphany” we have been working on the improvement of our sound and on a better expression of our concept.
What inspires ONYDIA music and lyric writing? What does ONYDIA lyrics talk about?
We found inspiration for our music and lyric in our personal experience. Daily life can be hard and test us, but we must find a way to react and to make our dreams come true.
Do you play live often? Do you like abroad gigs?
We have never performed with this new project because we are focusing on the writing at the moment. But when the album will be published we are going to start a tour through Italy and Europe. We to travel and performing abroad, open your mind and makes your grew and improve the way you make music.
How often does the band practice and work on new material?
We are very busy on other projects and on teaching but we always find time to meet and to work on Onydia’s next album. Anytime we meet, we create structures for new songs and compose new lyrics. You’ll soon have news from us…
How did the band come up with the name ONYDIA and tell what does it means for you?
Onydia’s name mashes up two Greek words: onéiro(dream) and diaphanis(trasparence). It is meant to indicate the representation of something surreal in the real world, finding artistic expression thought our music.
What does the band plan on doing in near time?
In the short term, we are working on the release of our album and on the filming of a video for our next record which will be out next May.
Any message to Sick and Destroy readers?
Never give up and always fight for your dreams and for what you think is right. We are looking-forward for our tour and for meeting you at our gigs.