Australia's lady of Rock, Lisa Perry, the Hellz in the band Hellz Abyss, spoke from her Sydney, Australia home with Hard, Heavy & Hair Show host Pariah Burke on the day of her debut album release.
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We talked about the strong 90s Industrial Metal influence on the Hellz Abyss debut album N1FG, the genesis of many of the tracks--including a BDSM track that any Lords of Acid fan would love to be tied up in--about the heady company she'll be in on her upcoming International Women of Rock tour, her heartbreaking work with Megadeth's Jeff Young, her endorsement for RØDE Microphones, her desire to sing lead for Motley Crue and AC/DC, and the next Hellz Abyss album, already in the works, with even more city-flattening drums and bass heft, banshee scream Metal rippers, and nitro-fueled guitar assaults that couldn't fit on N1FG.
0:00 - Introduction
2:14 - Start of Interview
2:33 - N1FG Album Release
3:42 - A song written by 14 year-old Lisa
4:02 - Partnering with Daryl "Abyss" Holden
4:27 - Losing everything in a computer crash
4:55 - Abyss re-mixing
5:38 - Evolution of the music
6:11 - The next Hellz Abyss album
7:11 - Upcoming International Women of Rock Tour
7:50 - Making it to America
8:33 - Hellz begins... in Ohio, USA
9:03 - Jeff Young of Megadeth
9:24 - Things get nasty with Jeff Young
9:49 - "I didn't let it break me."
10:20 - Waste of Time with music industry fraudster
11:24 - Turning the negatives to positives
12:25 - "There's too much... love... out there already."
13:01 - Rope Bunny (BDSM and Shibari)
14:36 - Facebook, "Soul Eater"/"Ball Buster"
15:20 - "Dead Ones" and a Hendrix vibe
15:54 - "Shoot to Kill" and AC/DC
16:44 - 90s Influence - Industrial Metal, New Beat, KFMDM, Lords of Acid
17:43 - N1FG's eclectic genre range
18:24 - "New but familiar," the Hellz genre
19:15 - Who are Hellz's musical influences?
20:45 - 6 octave vocal range, Metal to Opera
21:45 - Build a supergroup around Lisa
23:18 - Frontwoman for Motley Crue
24:11 - Front AC/DC, Touring with AC/DC
25:18 - Inkd Magazine cover girl and exploitation
27:06 - "I love a bit of nudity."
27:53 - Flirt, guitars, and wearing duct tape
28:25 - RØDE Microphones
29:08 - Apollo UAD (Universal Audio Device) and other new toys
30:31 - Putting out singles versus and album
31:29 - Making your marketing dollar go further
31:42 - "Singles generate more interest and connection with the public."
32:24 - Finding a music label she can trust--her own
34:07 - Trust, doing it yourself, and knowing actual release dates
34:47 - Not allowing anyone to take away your spark
35:14 - Advise to other artists: Create your own label
35:41 - Hard work and sole responsibility
36:34 - Making you more attractive to a bigger label
38:13 - Days when you feel flat
39:24 - Dear AC/DC, I'll bring cakes!
39:57 - Where to listen, where to connect, with Hellz Abyss
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