Five Records That Changed My Life, Part 71: Mia Wallace

Mia Wallace is the bassist for thrash metal band Nervosa and black metal band Abbath. The Italian musician is also playing with Niryth and Kirlian Camera. Previously, she has performed with acts such as The True Endless, Skoll and Triumph of Death. Roppongi Rocks’ Stefan Nilsson checked in with Mia to hear about the five albums that created perpetual chaos for her and helped shape her as an artist.

Sepultura “Roots” (1996)

“The energy I felt listening to “roots, bloody roots” was unbelievable. Headbanging came basically automatically and for the first time!”

Billy Idol “Rebel Yell” (1983)

“I listened to this song and I realised how important the bass is in a song. How much the bassist is NOT noticed and of course, I had a super crush on Billy and his charisma.”

Doro Pesch “Love Me in Black” (1998)

“That’s when I realised how much power is inside of a woman. God save the Queen!”

Motörhead “Ace of Spades” (1980)

“Wait a moment! That’s how a bassist is noticed! Being cool as hell! I discovered that Lemmy was, and still is, the essence of rock‘n’roll, and I discovered that he is god.”

Immortal “Battles in the North” (1995)

“Oh, my goodness! Who is this guy with war paint??? I discovered the cold mountains of Norwegian black metal. Now I am becoming part of this history almost 25 years later, with the living legend Abbath.”