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Below is our complete Vougan 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.

Vougan Parts Ways With Vocalist Carlos Zema

Brazilian metal band Vougan has issued the following update regarding the departure of vocalist Carlos Zema:

"The vocalist Carlos Zema is no longer part of Vougan. Due to personal disagreements, the band decided that it was the best option to have the singer follow his own way."

"Vougan just finished their first North American Tour and are in the middle of the composing process for a next album. They are also searching for a new vocalist to be part of this new phase." More...

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Vougan To Record Live Performances For DVD

Carlos Zema traveled to Brazil to rejoin his Vougan band mates earlier this year for Porao do Rock, the country's largest independent rock festival. Still in Brazil, the band will be recording a live DVD performances during two concerts on November 14 & 15.

The first will be a charity event for the non-governmental agency, Amisrael, an organization known as "The Messengers of Peace." This performance will be an "unplugged" recording. The second performance, at the Atlanta Music Hall in Goiania, Brazil will be be a full-blown, live, concert video. Other bands performing include, Andre Matos (Angra/Shaman), Mindflow, Heaven's Guardian, Refine, and Dynahead.

The DVD will be packaged as a double live video, and will include plenty of extras. Some of the confirmed guests include, Andre Matos (Angra/Shaman),
David Shankle (Manowar / DSG), and Bill Hudson (Cellador/Powerquest/Circle II Circle).

All DVD sales proceeds will go to Amisrael in an effort to support world peace. Sponsorship opportunities to help finance this charitable project are available. Interested parties should contact admin[AT]metalmusicpromotions.com with the subject: SPONSOR.

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Vougan Signs Online Distribution Deal

Vougan, the progressive power metal band from Brazil, have struck a deal to sell copies of their debut CD, "Mind Exceeding," via online sales through metalmusicpromotions.com.

"Mind Exceeding" was initially released in the latter half of 2007 to a strong response in their home country of Brazil. The band have recently signed a contract with the Japanese label, Soundholic, to distribute the CD throughout Japan.

Metal Music Promotions, LLC (MMP), an independent artist development, music marketing, and band promotion company, have long been advocates of the talents of Vougan. Billed as part of the new model music industry, the company strives to assist unsigned and/or indie artists in career development. Taking the young Brazilian band under their wing, MMP have assumed the role of media contact, and U.S.A. representation for Vougan. CD sales were the next step, logically.

While the web page does make Vougan's debut CD available to many who may have never gotten the chance to purchase it, this is ny no means full scale distribution. MMP is currently researching other options, and looks to distribute "Mind Exceeding" througout The United States, Canada, and Europe in the near future.

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