How Brazilian guitarist Prika Amaral rebuilt her Nervosa thrash-metal juggernaut from the ground up

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Despite the damned worldview poking through Nervosa’s new Perpetual Chaos, founding guitarist Prika Amaral is at least finding herself in good company as the world burns around her. 

But while this fourth full-length builds off the savage thrash dynamics the outfit have been delivering since forming in 2010, a major lineup shift at the start of 2020 forced the Sao Paolo, Brazil-based Amaral to rebuild the band from the ground up. 

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.