Malta: A New Band 'Risis' to the OccasionWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
The Maltese music industry is doing quite well at the moment with a number of bands finding their form and thus promoting themselves in the best possible manner. One of the emerging talents over the past couple of weeks is none other than the band Risis, one which formed back in 2008. Their next headlining event is set to take place on the 23rd June 2011 within the 'Rock the Fest battle of the bands'.
The band in itself was born from a myriad of different names and line-ups, however it all started with drummer Chris Galea who met ex-guitarist of So Chronic and ex Stone Joker, Stefan Farrugia. They auditioned for a number of bassists until they met James Attard whom they knew through his former band White Crimson. Together they covered powerful bands like Muse, Skunk Anansie and Rage Against the Machine until they decided to start working on original material. While looking for a singer, James stumbled across Jodi's profile on Facebook.
After a successful audition, Jodi joined Risis and provided the strong voice they were looking for. It is quite interesting to note the fact that the name of the band 'Risis' derives from their former "identity cRisis" syndrome where they used to change their band name before every gig. All the four members show amazing technical and musical skills, with their songs being personal and powerful as can be felt in their live performances. Risis are currently producing their first single with renowned producer Niki Gravino.
Source: Press Release