Anni De Vil’s Diary (No. 1)
Beginning an all-new blog on the Classic Rock website. Will you please welcome Anni De Vil, vocalist with fast-rising Swedish femme-metallers Hysterica. Come inside, where Anni will introduce herself…
My name is Anni De Vil and I’m the lead singer of the all-female metal band Hysterica. This is my first blog for Classic Rock. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I wanted to start with. I finally decided to write about my audition with Hysterica.
I was discovered by Hysterica’s guitarist, Bitchie Blackwhore, who found my advertisement on a Swedish web page for musicians in the summer of 2008. I was a fan of Hysterica before I joined the band so I was in complete shock when Bitchie called and asked me if I wanted to try out for the band. After the call I started screaming and crying so badly that my parents thought that someone had died…
My audition with Hysterica is the most nerve-wracking, but also one of the best, memories of my life. I fell in love with the girls at once and after the audition they asked me if I wanted to fill in for their singer at their performance on the Alarm Scene at Sweden Rock Festival which was gonna take place only two weeks later. My answer was YES, of course.
I only had a couple of weeks left in high school and the show at Sweden Rock Festival was on the day before my graduation. That meant we had to drive as fast as we could from the festival all night to be able to make it back to Stockholm in time for my graduation party the day after. It’s safe to say that those were a couple of intense weeks.
A month after Sweden Rock Festival 2008 the lead singer left the band and I became the new lead singer.
This is my dream and I have never been this happy. I live for METAL and my Hysterical girls!
– Anni De Vil
Anni’s blogs will feature regularly on the Classic Rock website, so stay tuned for future instalments. Below: Anni performing with Hysterica at last year’s Hard Rock Hell festival.