Music is a powerful thing. It moves people. It brings them together. It makes people happy.
Music resonates with how almost every one is feeling whether they are sad, happy, or just ready to punch a wall. It’s universal and provides people with a shield of peace while they’re listening to it.
Unfortunately, that shield was shattered on a warm night in Manchester, United Kingdom at an Ariana Grande concert.
An alleged suicide bomber reportedly set off an explosive device that killed 22 people on their way out on Monday, May 23rd, 2017. Sickeningly to say, among those stricken was an 8-year old child. About 59 others were wounded.
We in Fehora Maei are deeply saddened because this is the second recent major tragedy at a concert to happen after the shooting during the Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris, France where close to 100 people parished. This is sickening because concerts are supposed to be about having fun, seeing your favorite artist or band, and enjoying yourself with hundreds of others who share the same music tastes as you do. A person shouldn’t have to fear for their safety when going to a seemingly safe space.
We feel for the families of the victims and Ariana Grande, who after all the tragedy, held the One Love Manchester concert on June 4th. Ariana also paid for the funerals of all of the victims. We adore Ariana’s compassion, sympathy, and generosity giving back to the families and community of Manchester.
In light of this very unfortunate and tragic event, music will continue to be an outlet to people for various reasons. What Fehora Maei intends to do is continue making music for everyone of all walks of life. In a world full of violence, hate, and fear, music should always be one of many things people can turn to in times like these.
– Fehora Maei
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One Love Manchester – Merchandise (All Proceeds Donated to BCR Emergency Fund)
Fehora Maei is a horror metal band from the South Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Founded by vocalist/bassist Javier Sanchez and guitarist Zemmie Ferguson in mid 2014.
The band started out as just a side project for both Javier and Zemmie. Javier was pursuing guitar in his band Kneverlette while Zemmie was working on a solo, instrumental EP after having left her band Oscillates late 2013. With no set direction, they wrote a few progressive instrumental demos just to test the waters. After writing together for some time, Javier and Zemmie decided to take it up a notch and began writing heavier material while also honing in on a set direction and image.Jared, also a member of Javier’s band Kneverlette, came along when he discovered Javier and Zemmie were ready to expand, write, and get down to business. He joined in 2015 after experiencing a dramatic slow down with Keverlette.They began writing a set list over the next year and a half incorporating manic bass lines, odd chords, crazy riffage, and dark lyrics. They were all fans of horror movies and dark humor and wanted to incorporate that into their live performance and image – thus forming their signature trio: The Possessed, The Demon, and The Priest.Fehora Maei’s first show was in 2016 for Zemmie’s 20th birthday party where they performed in front of a room of over 100 people.
Unfortunately, after going through two drummers, the band remains without one and continues their search for a full time member. Fehora Maei is currently tracking their 7 song EP ‘Don’t Let Them See You’ set to release in the Summer of 2017.
Fehora Maei is…
Javier Sanchez – Vocals and Bass
Jared Kingery – Backing Vocals and Guitar
Zemmie Ferguson – Guitar