We had the opportunity to chat with Avelina De Moray, a talented Australian singer and guitarist. In our conversation, we discussed her latest single “Like A Drug,” upcoming projects, and gained insights into her music and life experiences. Join us as we delve into Avelina’s captivating journey and explore the passion that fuels her artistry.
Hello, Avelina. I’m happy to be talking with you. How are you doing?
I’m doing fantastic! Busy with music, creativity, and preparing for upcoming releases. It’s an exciting time in my musical journey.
Happy to hear this!
Congratulations on your new single “Like A Drug”. I really enjoyed it. How are you feeling about the reaction the new song received from your fans?
Thank you so much! I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible reaction “Like A Drug” has received from my fans. Their support and enthusiasm mean the world to me. It’s such a fulfilling feeling to see them connecting with the music on such a deep level. I still can’t believe the Spotify streams have surpassed 70K!
That’s great indeed! How would you describe your sound to someone who hasn’t heard your music before?
If I were to describe my sound to someone who hasn’t heard my music, I would say it’s a fusion of gothic rock and metal elements, with a touch of darkness and raw emotion. It’s a sonic journey that combines hard-hitting riffs, catchy solos, and powerful vocals. Imagine Jack White and Halestorm vibes with my own unique twist.
Wow that’s really an exciting way to describe it. What bands and musicians did you grow up listening to that have affected your approach to creating your own music?
Growing up, I was heavily influenced by iconic bands and musicians such as Black Sabbath, Type O Negative, Queens of the Stone Age, and other masters of dark and heavy sounds. Their captivating music and unapologetic creativity have shaped my approach to creating my own music. I strive to infuse my songs with that same sense of power, atmosphere, and emotional depth.
Let’s play a game! I will set a scenario in an alternate universe with new rules and see how you’d react to the different situations.
In a universe where you are a necromancer, which late musician would you ask for advice?
In a universe where I am a necromancer, I would seek advice from the legendary musician and visionary, David Bowie. His ability to constantly reinvent himself and push creative boundaries would be invaluable in navigating the realms of the supernatural.
In a universe where humans can choose either to be able to teleport from one place to another or travel back and forth in time, which superpower would you pick?
As tempting as time travel might be, I would choose the ability to teleport from one place to another. It would allow me to instantly connect with my global fanbase, perform in different cities, and explore the world while keeping my gothic spirit intact.
In a universe where a zombie apocalypse wiped up most humans, would you be hiding in a safe house, outside killing zombies, or already turned into a zombie?
I would be outside, fighting against the horde of zombies. Channeling my inner warrior, I would utilize my musical abilities to create sonic waves that disorient and repel the undead. It’s a battle between darkness and light, and I’m ready to face it head-on.
In a universe where money does not exist, but instead, people pay for things by making other people laugh, how rich would you be considered?
In such a universe, I would strive to be the richest person. I would harness the power of music, blending melancholic melodies and dark humor, to create a symphony of laughter that resonates with people’s souls. Laughter would be the currency, and I’d be the maestro.
In a universe where the senses of taste and hearing are mixed up together, what food would you imagine your music would taste like?
If my music were to have a taste in this universe, it would be an intriguing blend of bittersweet dark chocolate, infused with hints of smoky spices and a touch of black cherry. A complex and enchanting flavor that lingers on the palate, just like my music lingers in the soul.
Yum! In a universe where humans only see in greyscale, what would your favourite colour be?
In a greyscale universe, my favourite colour would be black, because it’s the darkest and most gothic colour. My second would be grey, as it’s the next closet to black, (lol) and my third favourite would be white, as it’s the opposite to black, and I’m really into duality, (what is black without white for contrast?)
Brilliant! Thank you for playing, Avelina! I hope you enjoyed this!
Have you ever experienced any kind of sexism in your professional life? What advice would you give our young readers who might experience any kind of discrimination?
In my younger years yes. A story that springs to mind was when I was co-writing with Kim Fowley from the USA (Kim was an American producer most famous for discovering The Runaways). I was so incredibly honored to be writing with him. He said he’d make me famous if I just come and “stay” with him in LA, (creepy as fuck considering I was 18 at the time and he was like 60?) That’s a great example of someone using their industry influence for a hidden agenda. I know that discrimination exists in various forms. To anyone facing discrimination, my advice is to stay true to yourself, be resilient, and surround yourself with a supportive network. Stand up for your worth, create your own opportunities, and let your talent and passion shine through. Together, we can break barriers and build a more inclusive world.
Thank you for sharing your experience and advice with us. I’m sure many readers will be inspired by your words. Do you have any plans or new releases coming out soon that you’d like to tell our readers about?
Absolutely! I have an exciting lineup of releases planned. My next single, “Cruel,” will be hitting the airwaves at the end of July. It’s a heavier track that delves further into the realms of metal, encompassing the powerful vibes of Black Sabbath and Type O Negative. After that, get ready for my captivating cover of Lady Gaga’s “Bloody Mary.” And that’s just the beginning! I’ll be releasing new music throughout the year, leading up to my highly anticipated LP. Stay tuned for an electrifying journey of gothic soundscapes and musical adventures!
I’ll be eagerly waiting for those releases! Thank you for giving us this interview, Avelina. Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you for having me! I want to express my deepest gratitude to my incredible fans for their unwavering support. It’s because of you that I get to live my musical dreams and share my passion with the world. Bloody kisses to all of you!
Being a feminist has been normalized as an irregularity through our patriarchal society, so I'd rather be called a "decent human" than a "feminist man". I breathe Metal and Rock and have a screwed-up sense of humour.