Juliana Novo

Juliana Novo

(Juliana Lopes da Mata Novo, born in Rio Grande/RS, Brazil. Currently in São Paulo/SP – Brazil )

Drums

Member since the beginning of the band in 1996, joined initially as a guitarist, but became a drummer at the age of 19, a genuine autodidact. She developed a peculiar and brutal technique for being left handed and not inverting the drum kit, similar to “open hand” style used by artists such as Mike Bordin, Gene Hoglan and Max Kolesne. About six months after practicing, she performed her first gig in 1999.
They have done hundreds of shows since then, from small gigs to big festivals, in the South and Southeast regions of Brazil, and also made their first European tour through several countries in 2015. They have already opened for bigger bands such as Krisiun (Brazil), Dark Funeral (Sweden) and Gama Bomb (Ireland).
She recorded the entire discography of the band, including several compilations such as: extreme metal Mu-Sick by Extreminal Webzine Turkey (alongside Master and other bands), Most Unholy Convergence II by Satanica Productions, women Compilation by Hi Hat Girls Magazine, Upcoming Inferno # 8 by Hell Divine Magazine and Brutal Beatings XII by Sick Drummer Magazine.
She was the first female drummer to be interviewed by Sick Drummer Magazine from the USA, on the #28 issue.
For two consecutive years, 2019 and 2020, she was a finalist in the international competition for female drummers “Hit Like A Girl”, winning a few prizes. One of her drum cams was posted on renowned american channel Drum Talk TV.

Influences: her inspirations come from many metal drummers, especially in Death and Black Metal, such as Igor Cavalera (she is called as the female version of Igor), Pete Sandoval, Dave Lombardo, Gene Hoglan, Inferno, Nicholas Barker, Themis Tolis, etc.

Gear: Meinl 18″ MB20 Rock China, Meinl 20″ MB20 Heavy Ride, Meinl 18″ Classics Custom Extreme Metal China, Zildjian 14″ K Series China, Meinl 18″ MB20 Medium Heavy Crash, Meinl 14″ Soundcaster Custom Medium Soundwave Hi Hat, Anatolian 16″ Ambient Series Crash, Orion 8″ Solo Pro Master Splash, Orion 8″ Solo Pro Splash, Pearl Demon Drive Double Pedals, Footblaster triggers for pedals, Roland TM-2 Trigger Module, Mapex 14″ Black Aluminum Piccolo Snare Drum Matte Black, X-Pro stands, Vic Firth 2B Signature Series Rodrigo Oliveira drumsticks, Premium Drum Throne.

Hobbies: singing, programming, walking with my dog, practicing Pilates,weight training.
Quote: Stay hungry, stay foolish!
Birthday: January 25th

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Esteve desde o início na formação da banda, entrando inicialmente como guitarrista, mas acabou se tornando baterista aos 19 anos, de formação autodidata. Ela desenvolveu uma técnica brutal e peculiar por ser canhota e não inverter o kit de bateria, similar ao estilo “open hand” usado por artistas como Mike Bordin, Gene Hoglan e Max Kolesne. Cerca de seis meses depois de aprender, já estavam realizando o primeiro show, em 1999. Fizeram centenas de shows desde então, desde shows pequenos a grandes festivais, pela região Sul e Sudeste do Brasil, e também fez sua primeira turnê europeia passando por vários países em 2015. Já fez a abertura de bandas maiores como o Krisiun (Brasil), Dark Funeral (Suécia) e Gama Bomb (Irlanda).
Gravou toda a discografia da banda, incluindo várias compilações como: Metal Extremo Mu-Sick por Extreminal Webzine da Turquia (ao lado de Master e outras bandas), Most Unholy Convergência II por Satanica Productions, Compilação de mulheres na bateria por Hi Hat Girls Magazine, Upcoming Inferno # 8 por Hell Divine Magazine e Brutal Beatings XII por Sick Drummer Magazine.
Foi a primeira mulher baterista a ser entrevistada pela revista de bateras extremos Sick Drummer Magazine dos EUA, na edição de número. 28.
Por dois anos consecutivos, 2019 e 2020, foi finalista do concurso internacional de bateristas mulheres “Hit Like A Girl”, sendo premiada com equipamentos. Uma de suas drum cams foi postada no conceituado canal americano Drum Talk TV.

Influências: suas inspirações vêm de muitos bateristas de metal, principalmente death e black metal, tais como: Igor Cavalera, Pete Sandoval, Dave Lombardo, Gene Hoglan, Inferno, Nicholas Barker, Themis Tolis, etc.

Equipamento atual: Meinl 18″ MB20 Rock China, Meinl 20″ MB20 Heavy Ride, Meinl 18″ Classics Custom Extreme Metal China, Zildjian 14″ K Series China, Meinl 18″ MB20 Medium Heavy Crash, Meinl 14″ Soundcaster Custom Medium Soundwave Hi Hat, Anatolian 16″ Ambient Series Crash, Orion 8″ Solo Pro Master Splash, Orion 8″ Solo Pro Splash, pedal duplo Pearl Demon Drive, trigger de pedal duplo Footblaster, módulo de trigger Roland TM-2, caixa Mapex 14″ Black Aluminum Piccolo Matte Black, pedestais X-Pro, baquetas Vic Firth 2B Signature Series Rodrigo Oliveira, banco com encosto da Premium.

Hobbies: cantar, programar sistemas, caminhar com meu cachorro, praticar Pilates, musculação.

Citação: Stay hungry, stay foolish!

Aniversário: 25 de janeiro

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