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Angra

Formed: 1991
From: São Paulo, Brazil
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Angra News

Below is our complete Angra news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Angra Posts New Music Video Online

Brazilian progressive power metal act Angra posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Lease On Life" which is taken from the its latest studio album "Aqua." "Aqua" was released on September 29th, 2010 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The album was recorded at Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil. You can view the video below:

"Aqua" tracklisting:
1. Viderunt Te Aquae
2. Arising Thunder
3. Awake From Darkness
4. Lease Of Life
5. The Rage Of The Waters
6. Spirit Of The Air
7. Hollow
8. A Monster In Her Eyes
9. Weakness Of A Man
10. Ashes

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Angra's "Aqua" Streaming In Full Online

Starting today AOLMUSIC.com is hosting a full album listening party for ANGRA'S "Aqua," which is in stores tomorrow on SPV/Steamhammer. You can listen to the entire album here.

This is ANGRA'S first new album in four years, following up their 2006 release, "Aurora Consurgens." The album will be available in three formats: a standard jewel case edition, a double LP edition that includes 3 bonus tracks, and it will be available as a digital download.

ANGRA guitarist Rafael Bittencourt recently spoke about the concept and recording of "AQUA":

"We wanted a title that would describe in a very concise way, that concept. 'Aqua' is the Latin word for water and summarizes the whole idea behind the Shakespearean play and our feelings at this remarkable moment.

"Although this album sounds very different then our previous album 'Aurora Consurgens,' there are not many musical differences between 'AQUA' and our last three albums. We tried to keep the idea of combining metal with progressive, classic, Brazilian, ethnic, pop and many other styles. The big difference is that this time we were really hit by inspiration. So we wrote almost thirty good songs, and we ended up picking the best ten out of the big list. All the atmosphere of companionship and teamwork was captured in the tracks. We really helped each other on every detail and that's what made the songs so powerful and special.

"Another important difference is that the drummer Ricardo Confessori is back in the band. This was only possible because, after the recording sessions of the Bittencourt Project's Brainworms where he performed on a couple of tracks. Since then, we have regained our trust and friendship. We had a few rehearsals with ANGRA where he jammed around songs from the old and new era of the band. Also, we presented some new ideas for him to arrange and he showed that he had kept his creativity and graceful musicianship. We had good laughs remembering things we've done together in the past and how the Brazilian-mixed kind grooves were a very significant quality of our pre-Rebirth Era.

"So, 'AQUA' represents where we are now. And we hope that it will be remembered as one of our great classic albums, because it was done with great passion, focus and dedication. We expect that every detail of these carefully crafted new songs may help you out through your own times of change. So, get prepared to dive deep into an ocean of new sensations and float away with the various liquid atmospheres that keep changing as you listen through and it will always keep changing as you listen to it more times. Welcome to the revolving waters of 'AQUA!'"

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Angra Streaming Entire New Album On Myspace

Brazilian power metal act Angra has uploaded it's entire new album "Aqua" to it's official myspace page. "Aqua" will be released in Europe on September 29 and in the U.S. on October 12 via SPV/Steamhammer.

You can check out "Aqua" in it's entirety at this location.

"Aqua" tracklisting:
1. Viderunt Te Aquæ
2. Arising Thunder
3. Awake From Darkness
4. Lease Of Life
5. The Rage Of The Waters
6. Spirit Of The Air
7. Hollow
8. Monster In Her Eyes
9. Weakness Of A Man
10. Ashes

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Sepultura Announces Californian Shows

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has announced that they will be performing two exclusive shows in California next year, where they will be joined by Angra. Sepultura have also added a special event VIP ticket for a pre-show meet-and-greet to take place one hour before doors. Each night, fans will get to meet and greet Sepultura. VIP and reduced service charge tickets on sale now exclusively through Enterthevault.com until August 17th, at which time they go on sale through all other normal ticketing systems.

The show dates are:

January 13 - House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
January 14 - House Of Blues - Hollywood, CA

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Angra Discusses New Single

Angra has posted the artwork for the upcoming "Arising Thunder" single, which can be viewed at this location. The single is off the band's new album "Aqua."

Angra guitarist Rafael Bittencourt commented on the single, "Arising Thunder is a strong, fast and captivating song. We didn’t want to choose the most commercial track. Our fans will certainly be impressed with its fury and speed that end up in one of the strongest refrains of our entire career. It describes clearly the water element cycles showing the tenuous line from the tempest to the calm."

Vocalist Edu Falaschi, who created the initial concept of the track, also stated: "This song was originally composed to be a ballad but along the process I realized that it would be better to change for a Power Metal style. Fortunately I was right and this new direction is the most correct to represent the heart of the Shakespeare story! It is violent, dramatic and vigorous in the first lines of 'The Tempest'! Arising Thunder sounds perfect to an epic start connected to the lyric by a vibrant way showing all the Prospero fury and vengeance wishes. I am sure that our fans will enjoy it and sing with us in our next tour."

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Angra Posts New Album Artwork

Brazilian metallers Angra have announced their new album "Aqua" is set for release in Japan on July 31st by JVC/Victor and in Brazil on August 17th. The cover artwork for the album can be viewed at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Viderunt Te Aquae
2. Arising Thunder
3. Awake From Darkness
4. Lease Of Life
5. The Rage Of The Waters
6. Spirit Of The Air
7. Hollow
8. A Monster In Her Eyes
9. Weakness Of A Man
10. Ashes

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Angra Reveals New Album Details

Brazilian power metallers Angra have announced details regarding the band's upcoming seventh studio album, titled "Aqua." "Aqua" is set for release on September 29th, 2010 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The album was recorded at Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil. This also marks the first time in the band's history that they have self-produced thier own album.

"Aqua" tracklisting:
1. Viderunt Te Aquae
2. Arising Thunder
3. Awake From Darkness
4. Lease Of Life
5. The Rage Of The Waters
6. Spirit Of The Air
7. Hollow
8. A Monster In Her Eyes
9. Weakness Of A Man
10. Ashes

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Chthonic Confirmed for Japan's Loud Park Festival

Taiwanese black metal band Chthonic has been confirmed for this year's edition of Loud Park, the biggest metal festival in Japan. The festival is set to take place October 16-17 at Saitama Super Arena.

The line-up includes: Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Motorhead, Angra, Dir En Grey, Edguy, Amon Amarth, 3 Inches of Blood and many more.

For more information, visit www.loudpark.com.

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Amon Amarth To Play Loud Park Festival

Sweden's Amon Amarth has been confirmed to perform at the 2010 edition of Japan's Loud Park festival, which takes place in Tokyo on October 16th and 17th. The band issued the following brief comment about the festival appearance: "We are very excited to announce that we will be going to Japan this year! It will be the very first time for us and this long overdue show will be at the legendary LOUD PARK Festival..... Kanpai!"

Other confirmed acts include Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Motorhead, Avenged Sevenfold, Angra, Spiritual Beggars, Dir En Grey, and more. You can find all the details on the festival at this location.

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Angra Posts More Video Footage From the Studio

Angra has posted more studio footage of the recording process of their new album, which is being recorded at Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil. Watch the footage below:

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Angra Posts New Video Footage From the Studio

Angra has posted more studio footage of the recording process of their new album, which is being recorded at Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil. Watch the footage below:

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Angra Posts Studio Recording Footage

Brazilian metallers Angra entered the Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday, February 17th to record their upcoming full-length album. Angra has posted two video reports from the studio, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the videos:

"The whole composition and recording process of the new Angra album is being filmed, and these videos will be periodically released on the band's channel on YouTube. The first 2 chapters are already online, showing how was the pre-production and composition of the songs. You'll be able to hear first hand lots of samples from the new songs, so check them out! Right now the band is in the Norcal Studios, and drums are being recorded." More...

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Angra Checks In From The Studio

Brazilian metallers Angra entered the Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday, February 17th. Angra are currently recording their seventh studio album, and the first one after the return of their drummer Ricardo Confessori. This album will be the first time the band will handle the production on their own. Angra have announced they are currently in the process of recording drums, and video reports are expected to be posted online soon.

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Angra Issues New Album Update

Brazilian progressive/power metal band Angra has issued the following pre-produciton update:

"We are very excited to bring you these news! We are almost done writing the songs for the new album, and we couldn't be happier! There is a general feeling that this is gonna be a really great album. Every time I listen to ourselves playing the songs, I can't help smiling. We are totally into every little detail and small part to make this one of the best Angra albums ever."

"The rehearsals are taking place at Ricardo's country house, near São Paulo. We don't have TV or internet, and phone signal is very poor, so we can't help but concentrate fully on the composition process, and this is intentional. We have a whole new set of challenges in the new arragements, since every part of them is being taken to the next level, both technically and musically."

"We will enter the studio in mid February, and we'll keep you posted on the latest news."

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Angra To Enter The Studio

Brazilian metallers Angra have issued the following statement about gearing up to hit the recording studio:

"Hey folks! We are very excited to bring you these news! We are almost done writing the songs for the new album, and we couldn't be happier! There is a general feeling that this is gonna be a really great album. Every time I listen to ourselves playing the songs, I can't help smiling. We are totally into every little detail and small part to make this one of the best Angra albums ever.

"The rehearsals are taking place at Ricardo's country house, near São Paulo. We don't have TV or internet, and phone signal is very poor, so we can't help but concentrate fully on the composition process, and this is intentional. We have a whole new set of challenges in the new arrangements, since every part of them is being taken to the next level, both technically and musically. We will enter the studio in mid February, and we'll keep you posted on the latest news."

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Angra Cancels European Tour

Brazilian metallers Angra have issued the following announcement about canceling their European tour dates:

"We're really sorry to inform that due to various problems with the producer, the European dates have been canceled. These problems range from a lack of transportation from Brazil to Europe to even more serious issues, that overall impede the band of doing the shows in a proper way. We were looking forward to seeing our fans in Switzerland, Italy and Spain, and we wanted to show all of you how good the band is sounding with Ricardo Confessori back to the band. We are as upset as you are, and we will do our best to return to these countries an soon as possible and do the great shows our fans deserve. The new album is being written right now and it will be out by mid 2010."

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Angra Writing New Album

Brazilian metallers Angra have announced they are currently writing material for a new album, which will be released sometime in the first half of 2010. Guitarist Rafael Bittencourt commented: "We already have some songs, and they're sounding very good! Everyone is giving their best to present cool ideas, and soon we will have enough material to rehearse together and plan the pre-production. I'm really excited cause the overall mood is very positive and favorable for great ideas to come!!!" Angra is expected to enter the studio in late January or early February.

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Lord Taps Dio and Megadeth Members For New Album

Aussie metallers LORD have revealed the guest musician list of their forthcoming album 'Set In Stone' features members of DIO, ANGRA, HAREM SCAREM, DRAGONLAND, ex-members of MEGADETH and KING DIAMOND and a host of other Australian and international guests.

Commented mainman Lord Tim, "We're absolutely thrilled to finally reveal the special guests we have on our new album. Of the international guests, we have Craig Goldy (DIO), Glen Drover (ex-MEGADETH/ex-KING DIAMOND), Pete Lesperance (HAREM SCAREM/FAIRGROUND), Felipe Andreoli (ANGRA), Olof Morck (DRAGONLAND/AMARANTHE/NIGHTRAGE) and Yoshiyasu Maruyama (ARGUMENT SOUL). From Australia, we have Chris Brooks (solo artist who did guest guitars on our last album ‘Ascendence’), Stu Marshall (PAIN DIVISION/ex-DUNGEON), Chris Porcianko (VANISHING POINT), Juz (ex-DUNGEON), Richie Hausberger (ex-ENTER TWILIGHT), Tania Moran (solo pop artist), and Mark Furze (FALCON ROAD/well-known star of Australian television). Yep, that's a hell of a list! Don't worry, we still left some room on there for actual members of LORD too! The cover art once again was handled by Felipe Machado Franco who was behind the artwork for ICED EARTH, BLAZE BAYLEY, AXEL RUDI PELL, and many more." More...

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Almah To Enter The studio

Brazilian prog power metal band, ALMAH (feat. ANGRA members Edu Falaschi and Felipe Andreoli), are currently preparing new material for their third studio album, at the same time promoting its predecessor "Fragile Equality." Almah’s singer Edu Falaschi gave official comments about the present stage of work:

“It’s a great pleasure to inform you that very soon we will have a new Almah album in our hands, completely composed. The chemistry of the current line-up is so good and the results we have got with Fragile Equality have been so fantastic, that we can’t stop working at our new songs. All of them sound with a lot of energy, with modern and heavy passages. Certainly, this third CD is a mix of everything that Almah has done on its first two albums, for sure, besides new approaches, sounds and ideas. Very soon we will launch some videos and photos of our work at pre-production of the album and most probably – some parts of new songs! The studio recording is pre-scheduled for the middle of September and the release of the album is to be in the first half of 2010."

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Almah Posts Music Video Online

ALMAH, the side project of ANGRA members Edu Falaschi (vocals) and Felipe Andreoli (bass), has released their latest music video for "Beyond Tomorrow." The clip was shot in Brasília with well-known Brazilian director Rodrigo Giannetto, who works for MTV Brazil. You can watch the video below. More...

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