The metal chick based in LA, but hailing from the Baltic state of Estonia, has it all – the tunes, the looks and a red hot band.
Needless to say we’ll be bringing you much more Marya next year but for now take a look at what makes her tick.
On your iPod: I’ve been listening to the new records from Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and The Prodigy. I love The Prodigy’s energy. Oh and one of my favoruite CDs right now is Rammstein’s new one.
Small Screen Pleasure: I don’t actually own a TV but when I get the chance to chill out I like Two And A Half Men and That 70s Show. That 70s Show teaches me a lot about the US!
Making a meal of it: Meusli is my absolute favourite. I’m always munching on a bag wherever I am. It’s so easy to carry around and so easy to eat but it does make me the butt of the other band members’ jokes.
Drivetime: I drive a GMC hybrid.
Ace place: If you’re talking about a place to party then it has to be Tallinn. But then a lot of British guys know all about the bars around there! For overall vibe it’s Berlin.
Dream destination: As a rocker I just have to visit Japan and Australia with my band.
Nickname shame: Not really a nickname but my name in Estonian translates as the Virgin Mary. That’s interesting…
I’m a journalist specialising in sport and rock music. Can’t play either so I write about them instead.