Nemesea is a female fronted gothic/rock band founded by vocalist Manda and guitar player H.J. in September 2002 at the conservatory in Groningen, Holland. Subsequent recruits thereafter would be second guitarist Martijn, bassplayer Sonny, and Steven on drums. After recording a 3 song demo Nemesea debuted live as support act to After Forever.
Shortly after Nemesea signed a deal with the small local label Ebony Tears in September of 2003 and recorded the debut album Mana in February of the following year in various studios. Maybe the most impressive thing of this release is the beautiful voice of Manda Ophuis.
Making Mana was a lot of effort, but made the band an instant rising star on the musical horizon. Nemesea toured intensively with After Forever but also did a lot of headline shows later on which gained the band a lot of attention and dedicated fans. Not to mention the great reviews.
In 2006 the band signed up at sellaband.com. Within a three months the band gathered many believers, and was the first band ever to raise the recording budget of $50.000. This made it possible for the band to record a second album, with the help of Tony Platt (a.o. AC/DC & Bob Marley) and Ronald Prent (a.o. Rammstein), and to take the music into a new direction. The album ‘In Control’ was released in June 2007.