Sandra Oliveira

Name: Sandra Oliveira

Country: Portugal

Talent: Singer, Songwriter, Vocal Teacher & Event Planner

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Sandra Oliveira is a Portuguese singer-songwriter, vocal teacher and event planner, whose main project is heavy rock band Blame Zeus.

She started singing and writing lyrics 20 years ago. Self-taught at first, she was part of many bands, playing both originals and covers. In 2007 she started having vocal and music lessons. In 2010 she enrolled at Universidade de Évora, to undertake a Music Degree in Jazz Vocals. In 2011 she had the great pleasure of completing the Workshop for Singers and Songwriters at Berklee College of Music, in Valencia, Spain. In 2010 she started giving private singing lessons, Songwriting and Stage Performance. She’s also a teacher at other local music schools.

Besides being a teacher, she’s also a studio vocal coach and back vocalist, Blame Zeus’ manager, and runs Lazy Cat Productions & Management, responsible for organizing rock and metal concerts.

She founded Blame Zeus in December 2010, alongside her husband Ricardo Silveira, the band’s drummer.

Sandra live – by Renata Lino


Sandra live – by João Fitas


Photo by: Hugo Delgado | | For more photos check or our website | 


Photo by João Fitas

Flash Interview

Obscurena: What gives you the most pleasure when you teach singing?

Sandra Oliveira: That moment when the student discovers his/her voice, and realizes all the hard work and sacrifices are totally worth it.

Obscurena: Why a metal band?

Sandra Oliveira: It’s what runs in my veins, rock and alternative metal. What pours from me when I write.

Obscurena: As responsible for organizing rock and metal concerts how is Rock and Heavy Metal in Portugal?

Sandra Oliveira: We have awesome bands with great talent, but little support from the mainstream organizations and media. Even so, we have the best and most loyal fans, that keep heavy music alive.


Sandra Oliveira


Blame Zeus


Blame Zeus







Maria Kilstrøm Nielsen Artwork

inspirationMaria Kilstrøm Nielsen, artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Born 1990.

Uses music as inspiration to create art and design.

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“The motto is to think outside the box, which leaves no boundaries in what will be done by theme, materials or style. Therefore you will see art done on different types of media.


Melodies can have a personal way of describing certain situations or events we are going through in our lives. Isn’t that why we connect with the various different styles and types of music?

To put it simple – we all create our own soundtracks for our own lives by listening and following the music we appreciate. And I? Well I take that literally and get amazing ideas and images out of it.

So in order to bring music into a more visual world, figures and colors are used to create emotions or scenarios.


By stepping into a song and lyrics, I use spray paint and pens to bring you a step closer to how a song leaves a visual expression.” Maria Kilstrøm Nielsen


Obscurena Flash Interview

Obscurena: When the idea of creating art based on music came up ?

Maria Nielsen: The idea of creating art based on music came from my hopes and dreams about writing music of my own. When I was younger I wanted to pursue the carrier of becoming a singer. In connection to that I have been playing piano since I was 12, I think, mainly in order to compose my own songs. Though it never really reached a point where I was proud and content with my work. So this love for music and the amazing element of creating own expressions in songs led to a huge need to channel that out in another way.

Obscurena: what kind of music inspires you most when you are creating ?

Maria Nielsen: Sometimes the question of what music that inspires me to paint is a very simple question to answer and yet very complex. What do you listen to on your way to work? And why? The mood determines the music.
To try to put it simple, the music that I feel most inspired by are mostly by artists and bands that represents an attitude and message that I respond to and support. Some days the music can be very mellow simply because it makes me think. Other times I can walk around wanting to be working on a piece I have some loose ideas for visually but that I have to get to come together with a message and overall expression and experience by that one song that just simple will finish the painting. That has been the experience in these three years of how I have seen the music I have been listening to has impacted my work.

Some examples of Bands and Artists that inspires Maria: Tool, Perfect Circle, Massive Attack, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Soundgarden, Gramatik, System of a Down & Blue Foundation











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Jenny Modemann

: Jenny Modemann

Birthday: 1987

Country: South Africa

Talent: Musician, Singer

BIO: Singer And Guitarist of the band CRUEL TREATMENT

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Obscurena: When did you started to sing and play guitar ?
Jenny Modemann:  I start playing and singing guitar when i was 15 years old. Especially the guitar playing, I`ve been singing for all my life but it was a huge different when it comes to my growls! haha
Obscurena: Why Heavy Metal ?
Jenny Modemann: Metal is the most powerful,most passion music i`ve ever heard in my life!! You cant find so much energy,so much honest ,so much blood in any kind of music! Im a really passionate person..everything I do,I´ll do it with all my heart. I must feel the fire burning. In Heavy Metal you can almost taste it `cause you are in Hell!
Obscurena: What are your plans for the future ?
Jenny Modemann: My plan is to brutalize the world with Cruel Treatment! haha which means to finish our first album soon in the studios and playing shows around this world! We`ll going to put the Underground into the next level.





















Jenny Modemann Performance


Cruel Treatment



Rabbid Rabbit


Vester Jen Schwarzer Kator Collabration




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