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Brazilian metal act Angra announced that the band's new release, and first album to feature vocalist Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) and drummer Bruno Valverde (Kiko Loureiro), will be entitled "Secret Garden." The album is the first release in four years ("Aqua" in 2010) and will be released by JVC in Asia on December 17th, via Universal Music in Brazil and Edel Music in Europe both on January 16, 2015 and then later in USA, Canada and Russia (date TBA). A lyric video for the first single "Newborn Me" can be heard below.
The eighth studio album brings what the band has called "a true renewal in the style of the band." With production by legendary producer Roy Z (Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson, Halford), "Secret Garden" was recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Arch Enemy, Opeth). "Secret Garden" brings together everything that has made Angra one of the biggest bands in the world, with contemporary and inspired compositions.
The album's artwork was created by Rodrigo Bastos Didier and designed together with guitarist Rafael Bittencourt, and represents the album's dream part of the story, the entrance to the secret garden. Visually, it represents a significant change, exploring textures and nuances that escape the digital arts today.
One of the great strengths of the album is the variety of guests, among which are singers. Epica's Simone Simons appears in the title track "Secret Garden", and the Metal Queen Doro Pesch appears in an exciting vocal duet with Rafael Bittencourt in the song "Crushing Room". I
The track list for the album is:
1. Newborn Me
2. Black Hearted Soul
3. Final Light
4. Storm of Emotions
5. Violet Sky
6. Secret Garden
7. Upper Levels
8. Crushing Room
9. Perfect Simmetry
10. Silent Call
Check out "Newborn Me" here: More...
Hellfest Open Air takes places this weekend in Clisson, France and many great acts are set to appear. If you are unable to make the festival, then you can enjoy some of the bands via a live stream at this location. Click on the link and scroll to the bottom.
Among the acts set to be streamed (check out the link for the official "countdown" clock for each act):
We Came As Romans
Brazil metal legends Angra, now fronted by Rhapsody of Fire vocalist Fabio Lione, released a clip of the band performing "Angels Cry" at the big 20th Anniversary event held in the band's home country some months ago. The clip is part of the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray/2CD Live release "Angel's Cry - 20th Anniversary Tour," which is set for release on January 31st via earMusic.
With the special concert in their hometown Sao Paulo and an incredible live show, Angra celebrated the 20th anniversary of their 1993 debut album "Angels Cry" on August 25th, 2013. Joined by Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire, Vision Divine, ex-Kamelot) on vocals, the Brazilian melodic metal band performed their debut almost in its entirety, adding on top a couple of fan favourites as well as songs from their most recent recordings for a over 20 songs containing setlist.
The track list for the release is as follows:
1. Angels Cry
2. Nothing to Say
3. Waiting Silence
6. Millennium Sun
7. Winds of Destination
8. Gentle Change
9. The Voice Commanding You
10. Late Redemption
11. Silence and Distance
12. Reaching Horizons
13. Unholy Wars / Caça e Caçador
14. A Monster in Her Eyes
15. Make Believe
16. No Pain for the Dead
17. Stand Away
18. Wuthering Heights
19. Evil Warning
20. Unfinished Allegro
21. Carry On
23. The Sails Of Charon (Scorpions cover)
24. In Excelsis
25. Nova Era More...
Legendary Brazilian power/progressive metal act Angra unveiled the cover for the upcoming DVD "Angels Cry 20th Anniversary Tour." The DVD was recorded in São Paulo on August 25, 2013 and features many guest appearances, including Tarja, Uli Jon Roth and more. Rhapsody of Fire vocalist Fabio Lion was lead vocalist for the tour and release - having taken over vocal duties since the departure of Edu Falaschi (Almah).
The DVD release is expected in November. More information is expected shortly.
Video footage of Angra's first performance at the Chorus Line Theater aboard the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise is available. Angra enlisted the help of Rhapsody of Fire/Vision Divine vocalist Fabio Lione for the bands two special performances on the floating metal festival.
The videos for "Silence & Distance" (originally from the 1996 "Holy Land" LP) and "Nova Era" (originally from the 2001 "Rebirth" LP) can be seen below. The clips were filmed by Carl "CROMCarl" Frederick for Metal Underground.com as the very first bit of the extensive coverage of the event on the way. Additional videos, reports and photos will be posted soon.
Check out "Silence & Distance" here:
The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.
The complete lineup is as follows:
3 Inches of Blood
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
Metal Church More...
As a year end gift for metal fans, Power Prog Records is offering a free download of "Brazil Rocks, Vol. I" a compilation of acts from South America. The compilation can be had by heading on over to the Pure Prog Facebook Page "Compilations For You Free" Tab located here.
Bands included are:
Age of Artemis
Kiko Loureiro (Angra)
Promoters of the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, to be held from January 28, 2013 to February 1, 2013, have announced the addition of a Dutch two pack, symphonic metal band Delain and folk bank Heidevolk. Thirteen band are still left to be announced, but the updated lineup is as follows:
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
After the departure of vocalist Edu Falaschi, Brazilian power/progressive metal band Angra has announced that Rhapsody of Fire/Vision Divine tenor Fabio Lione will be the guest vocalist at the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise that departs from Miami on January 28, 2013 and returns on February 1, 2013.
In a post on the band's official website it reads: "Fabio Lione will be the guest vocalist for the next Angra concert to be held in the "70,000 Tons Of Metal". The ship "Majesty Of The Seas" will leave Miami on January 28 towards the Caribbean for 5 days and 4 nights with 2,000 fans on board. The world's biggest floating Heavy Metal Festival will feature 40 bands including, Evergrey, Gotthard, Týr, Helloween and Kreator."
The heavy metal cruise 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this coming January 28th, 2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL. The organizers of the cruise have now announced both Tiamat and Evergrey as the latest confirmed bands. For more info and to book a cabin, head over to this location.
So far the following 23 out of 40 total acts have been announced:
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SUBWAY TO SALLY
The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Tyr for the 2013 edition:
"After crossing the North Atlantic 70,000 Tons of Metal stopped at the Faroe Islands to pick up some of their good old friends. Please welcome TÝR on board The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! Now they continue their journey into the Norwegian Sea, course East South-East. And what are their Scouts on the European mainland doing... how far East will they go?
"Are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!
"And they also spare no expense to remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you really like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don't forget, every band plays twice! There are also Open Mic Nights, Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70,000 Tons of Metal Karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don't close, two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists that all join us for the entire trip. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!" More...
The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Angra:
"Have you prayed enough to get news from the ship? So long that you all became a little bit Angra? Yes! Please welcome Angra, who will play their first show with a new singer on board 70000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. They're now sailing North along the South American East Coast...
"...when will you hear from them again? Are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!"
The following 20 out of 40 bands have already been announced: More...
Brazilian metallers Angra are set to release their first "best of" album titled "Best Reached Horizons" in October 2012 on Steamhammer/SPV. This 20 year career spanning album was compiled by the band and will be available as a double jewel case CD with a massive booklet including liner notes by guitar player Rafael Bittencourt.
CD1 contains an overview of the Andre Matos era and CD2 spans the Edu Falaschi era featuring a cover version of Led Zeppelins "Kashmir." Release dates are listed below.
Scandinavia: October 24th, 2012
Germany: October 26th, 2012
Europe: October 29th, 2012
USA: October 30th, 2012
The track listing is:
01 Carry On taken from "Angels Cry"
02 Angels Cry taken from "Angels Cry"
03 Wuthering Heights taken from "Angels Cry"
04 Evil Warning taken from "Angels Cry"
05 Nothing To Say taken from "Holy Land"
06 Holy Land taken from "Holy Land"
07 Carolina IV (live) taken from the EP "Holy Live"
08 Freedom Call taken from the EP "Freedom Call"
09 Lisbon taken from "Fireworks"
10 Metal Icarus taken from "Fireworks" More...
Vocalist Edu Falaschi announced that he has departed Brazilian power/progressive metal band Angra. He also announced that Felipe Andreoli is no longer with his band Almah. Falashi posted the following note on his official website:
"Dear friends, fans and partners,
"There comes a moment in a man’s life when it is necessary to make a radical decision in order to move forward with dignity and renewed energy.
"I’m in a very happy moment, where now, at age 40, I’m fulfilled and incredibly satisfied to have succeeded in making almost all my personal and professional dreams come true.
"I have a beautiful family, many wonderful friends and fans who have followed me for over 20 years and a lasting career with more than 15 albums released, several world tours and thousands of copies sold worldwide.
"I am a lucky person to have made ?it this far, singing Heavy Metal and been around the planet playing the music I love the most.
"I've been thinking for some time now, about the path to follow and finally came to the conclusion that it is time to take the more natural road.
"It is with a mixture of relief, joy and sadness that I have to declare that from today on I am not the voice of ANGRA anymore, I'm leaving the band already missing a lot of what we built together, specially the happy times of Rebirth and Temple of Shadows. I will never forget everything that we experienced from good to bad times, after all we must always look at the good side of things, even when things are most difficult.
"I am eternally grateful for those 10 years of many victories and for all the opportunities given to me, I wish them luck on their journeys.
"Whenever they want or need I will be around and ready to support them! I am and will always be very proud of our history! My life is music and music is the food to my soul. I have many plans and projects for the future! Some of them are already well established, strong and generating excellent results and so, they demand and deserve my full dedication, and of all the people involved in it. That's why I also want to announce that Felipe Andreoli is not the Almah's bass-player anymore! He will keep working only with Angra and his other projects!
"I will go on with my ideals and my career as a singer, songwriter and producer. Thank you all, with love...
Almah, which recently announced an upcoming performance at the ForCaos Festival, has checked in with the following update about guitarist Marcelo Barbosa performing with Angra:
"Marcelo Barbosa will play three shows with Angra in Brazil (Suzano, Angra dos Reis and Brasília/Porão do Rock Festival) replacing the guitarist Kiko Lourero who will skip these live dates due to family reasons.
"Marcelo Barbosa is a well recognized guitar master and teacher in Brazil. Besides his career as the founder, owner and professor of GTR Guitar Institute, he became famous as a metal musician thanks to his work in such bands as Almah and Khallice. In 2007 Barbosa joined Almah.
"The 2nd Almah album recorded in the present line-up became one of the best metal releases of the year worldwide. Right now the band is preparing the 3rd studio effort. As we previously reported, at the end of May Barbosa finished the guitar parts for the new long-awaited CD of Almah. Edu Falaschi mentioned in the recent interviews, that it will be the best guitar work he has ever had on his albums.
"Thus, no wonder, that one of the leading metal bands in Brazil, Angra, invited Barbosa to replace its permanent guitarist to make these shows. The fans can really expect a great and exciting performance of Angra with Marcelo Barbosa. The first one will take place in Suzano, São Paulo state, on 11th of June."
Reunited nu-metal act System of a Down has announced that it will be participating in the forthcoming Rock In Rio festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between September 23 - October 2, 2011 in Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Other notable acts scheduled to appear include;
GUNS N' ROSES
COHEED AND CAMBRIA
Brazilian vocalist Eduardo Falaschi (Angra/Almah) will join Kamelot on stage for the band's upcoming appearance in São Paulo this April 9th, 2011. Eduardo commented:
"It’s a lot of honor for me to perform live with my friend Casey, Thomas and all the guys from Kamelot. Today the band counts on the great singer Fabio Lione who helps them in this tour. They called me to take part in this show in my home town city, São Paulo! It’s clear that I immediately said 'yes!' We are talking about Kamelot! One of my favorites metal bands ever! For those who don’t know, Casey recorded the drum parts for the first Almah’s CD in 2006 and since then we have become friends even more. And especially due to this fact I will do my best in order to give to all Kamelot fans an unforgettable night! I’ll put my heart on it! See you there soon!"
Kamelot's Thomas Youngblood also added:
"I am very pleased to have our good buddy Edu Falaschi (Angra, Almah) joining us on stage at the São Paulo concert this April 9th! We ran into each other recently in LA and that’s when the idea to sing with us in Brazil came about. It will be a night to remember!"
The band's upcoming South American dates are as follows:
April 07 – Santiago de Chile, CHI @ Teatro Teleton
April 08 – Buenos Aires, ARG @ Vélez Sarsfield Stadium (special guest act for Iron Maiden)
April 09 – São Paulo, BRA @ Espaço Lux
April 10 – Porto Alegre, BRA @ Opinião Bar
April 12 – Bogotá, COL @ Teatro Metropol
April 14 – Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador
Sepultura has issued the following brief announcement about playing two upcoming live shows alongside Angra: "We'll play two shows with Angra in Anaheim and West Hollywood in January 2011, don't miss the shows and let's have a great time together, see you!" The details are as follows:
House Of Blues
House Of Blues
Symfonia, the new melodic metal project featuring former members of Helloween, Stratovarius, Angra and Sonata Arctica, has announced that it will enter Studiomega in Varberg, Sweden on November 25 to begin recording 12 songs for its debut album, which is scheduled for a March 25, 2011 release. Symfonia has signed a four-album deal with the biggest Japanese metal and rock label Marquee Avalon for the territory of the entire Asian region, including China. Negotiations for the other territories are still in progress.
Timo Tolkki - Guitar
André Matos - Vocals
Jari Kainulainen - Bass
Mikko Härkin - Keyboards
Uli Kusch - Drums
Brazilian progressive power metal act Angra has revealed the dates for its forthcoming European tour. The tour is set to take place within the month of February, 2011 and will make 12 stops in total. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
Feb. 13 - Milano, Italy - Live Club
Feb. 15 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
Feb. 16 - Nancy, France - Lautre Canal
Feb. 17 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
Feb. 18 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
Feb. 19 - Bordeaux, France - Krakatoa
Feb. 20 - Madrid, Spain - Ritmo Y Compas
Feb. 23 - Toulouse, France - Bikini
Feb. 24 - Nantes, France - Olympic
Feb. 25 - Tourcoing, France (Lille) - Le Grand Mix
Feb. 26 - London, UK - O2 Islington Academy
Feb. 27 - Paris, France - Elysee Monmartre