ABOUT

Distinctive . Powerful . Original...

LAVA ROCK!

Contralto female-fronted Artistic Hard Rock with Doom Metal sensibilities.

Heart meets Black Sabbath, on the one hand, and Dead Can Dance meets The Doors on the other, cliff-hanging with the mystical side of Led Zeppelin.

As seasoned musicians, we have experience composing, recording in pro studios, and performing live. We welcome collaboration and the comradeship between members.

"Xyra and sundry players merge eclectic influences to form a unique genre. Emotive vocals, strong melodies, memorable lyrics, and powerful musicians bring integrity, high art, intellect, and finesse to the mix." ~ Richard Fuller: National Public Radio (NPR), and Voice of America (VoA)

“Garnering both national and international airplay, Xyra and various accomplices received a Grammy Nomination vote for best new artist, had stellar reviews in The Washington Post, features on NPR, Public Radio International (PRI), VoA TV, independent and commercial airplay, and two No. 1 hits in Eastern Europe.” (See Xyra and Verborgen: .xyramusic)

Screen name:
AngelXyra
Member since:
Jul 01 2015
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
6
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Vocalists:
Nancy Wilson, Annie Lenox, Robert Plant,
Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Siouxie, Nico, Bowie,
Bryan Ferry, Sandy Denny, Dusty Springfield,
Grace Slick, Lisa Gerard, and of course,
Freddie Mercury...

Bands:
Jeff Beck, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Traffic, Yes, Joe Satriani, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Black Sabbath, Rush, Queen, The Doors, Procol Harum, Moody Blues,
Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, Heart, Neil Young,
Nico and the Velvet Underground, Alunah,
Frank Zappa, Dead Can Dance, Frayle,
and Iron Maiden, among others...

Members Of Band

Present members...
- Xyra: lead vocals/songwriting (all recordings)

- Andrew Cann: bass/keyboards (all recordings)

- John Wagner: drummer, revising and developing material (early autumn 2020-present)

- Ragnar: lead guitarist, revising and developing material (early winter 2020-present)

Former members...
- Kenny Finger: drums on debut album, “The Only Door” (2015-2016); demos and live radio (2019)

- Michael Karagiannis: lead guitarist/music director, lead recording engineer on debut album, demos, and 9:30 Club performance (2015-2018)

- Spiro Karagiannis: asst. recording engineer on debut album (2015-16); drums at 9:30 performance, drums/acoustic guitar on demos (2017-18)

Contributors...
- Mark Jeffrey Campayno: lead electric guitarist; acoustic guitar, live radio (2019-early 2020)

- Jake Vorrath: guest drummer on Blasphemy, and Pacify Me demos (2018)

EQUIPMENT

Taylor, Fender, Les Paul, Ibanez, Schecter, Roland, Sennheiser, Shure, Telefunken, VOX, Yamaha, Steinway, Korg, JBL PA, Zoom live recording mixer, and more...

MUSIC