How did the band meet?
The three of us made up the rhythm section (guitar, bass and drums) of our previous rock band, Flight of Fire. The twins (Tanya Venom and Tia Mayhem) were a part of the band since its inception and Maddie May Scott joined the group in the last two years of its existence. We found Maddie through the international Hit Like a Girl competition and loved her playing ability, her musical style, and her personality so much that we hired her after just one audition. After Flight of Fire burned to ashes for personal reasons, the three of us kept in touch. We loved performing and touring together so much that our connection couldn’t be broken. Our shared love for heavier music, our powerfully linked ambitious spirits, and our shared dream of achieving great things while sharing our message of self empowerment to the world, made starting a brand new band together a no brainer! The twins, having primarily been instrumentalists and backing vocalists in the past, summoned the courage and confidence to sing leads so that the three of them could work together exclusively and form a power trio. There was a tropical storm the weekend in October that the three met to officially start the group and that sparked the idea for the band name, Stormstress. The rest is history!
What is the band's favorite song to play live?
We honestly have way too much fun playing all of our songs live, but if we had to pick just one, we would say, “You Can’t Hurt Me Now,” because it is fast, energetic, heavy and filled with riffs that we never want to stop playing!
As a brand new band that just formed this past October, we consider ourselves super lucky that we were able to release our debut single, “Paint The Mask,” and have our debut live show before the virus kicked into full gear and proceeded to postpone the rest of our upcoming gigs and plans. About a month later, we posted a live video from our show of us performing “Corpses Don’t Cry,” which is likely to be our next studio single release! We are excited to announce that we have a full album in the works that we are very much looking forward to getting back to work on as soon as the studio opens back up.
What is one cause that the band is passionate about?
One umbrella term that covers several causes that we are passionate about is Human Rights. We are all strong believers in the fact human rights should be just that, human rights, not a political issue with opposing positions. Some groups we actively stand behind include the LGBTQ community, Women’s Rights, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Anything you would like our followers to know?
As we walk forward into the unknown at this unprecedented time, we want everyone to know that we love you and we are in this together! You can keep posted with us anywhere on social media with the handle @stormstressband. If you’re looking for a more exclusive and expansive relationship with the band, you can become a “Storm Chaser” by joining our VIP fan community via our Patreon page (patreon.com/stormstress) for all kinds of cool and behind-the-scenes content to keep you entertained during these dark times.
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