Exilia take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here it’s the turn of Exilia to tell us all about themselves!

A song that made you want to make music?

Everything from Queens of the Stone Age – The raw energy and emotion they give are our passion for creating music.

Best rider you’ve had?

USA – freedom, delicacies, wine, and tons of rock ‘n’ roll attitude.

Craziest moment you’ve had in the band?

Playing on top of a moving truck during a spontaneous street performance in Milan. The crowd went wild!

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

In My Veins” from the album “Decode.”

Easiest song you wrote?

Another Day in Hell” flowed effortlessly during a jam session, capturing the intensity we love.

Favourite song in your set?

Undo The Undone” holds a special place; it connects with the crowd on a profound level.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Having Jonathan Davis from KORN bring his unique voice to one of our tracks would be a dream collaboration.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Balancing personal lives with the demands of touring and creating music.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Our guitarist, Wolf, is a certified makeup artist for special effects in movies… bringing this creativity into the band.

Jokes you have in the band?

We have an ongoing debate about who the messiest band member is, always good for a laugh.

Key to writing a song?

Capturing genuine emotions and being unapologetically true to ourselves.

Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?

From Milan to Austin, Texas, for a memorable performance.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Meeting and sharing the stage with Rammstein left us in awe!

New band you’d recommend?

Not really new but check out our friends in Emil Bulls.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Sharing the stage with While She Sleeps would be a dream come true.

Place you’d most like to tour?

Exploring South America and connecting with fans across different cultures.

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“Music is the universal language that transcends all boundaries.”

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

Heroes and Dust” reflects the differences we can feel nowadays in our society and invites us to think about how we can be on one side one day and on the other side the next.

See us live at?

Catch us live at the HRH GORTH Festival in Leicester on 16.02.2024.

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

We appreciate the classics, but there’s an undeniable energy in today’s music that keeps the scene alive.

Unusual merchandise?

Limited edition Exilia hot sauce for those who like their music with an extra kick.

Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?

An acoustic rendition of “Satellite” would showcase a different side of its emotional intensity.

What do your fans mean to you?

Everything. They are the heartbeat of Exilia, and their support fuels our passion.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band-related injuries?

Nothing major, just the usual wear and tear. Rock ‘n’ roll comes with its battle scars.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Yumiko… our doggy 🙂

Zoo animal that next describes the personality of your band?

The wolf – fierce, independent, and howling our own unique sound.


Elizabeth Birt

January 30, 2024

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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