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Almah has recently confirmed its first live show of 2011 when the band will be one of the headliners of the annual ForCaos Festival. The fest will take place from July 21st - 23rd in Fortaleza (Brazil).
Almah also continues working on the third studio album and the follow-up to "Fragile Equality" (2008). The band entered Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil on May 2nd, and you can check out the band's latest studio video updates here. The release of the as-yet-untitled album is planned for September 2011 worldwide.
Almah is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to the 2008 album "Fragile Equality." The band has now posted two studio video clips online, which can be viewed after the jump. Guitarist Marcelo Barbosa also checked in from the studio with the following update:
"The last few weeks I live between the trips from my home city Brasilia to Sao Paulo and back: at first, it was preproduction of the new material and right now, we're recording the guitars for the new CD of Almah. The whole atmosphere in the studio is very good and we are convinced that the album will be great. As the songs are taking shape, we start to realize the weight and profundity of them and of their arrangements. All the guitar basics have been already recorded and at the moment we are doing some details and the solos. I have to return to Brasília for the week-end because of some shows and appointments there. But I believe that before the middle of the next week we'll finish all the guitar and acoustic guitar parts.
"Too many things happen at the same time and I must confess that I'm getting a bit crazy because of it. But let come what may!
"I've made two videos with parts of the new songs. They are short because we can't reveal all the secrets before their time, but I think it could be enough to stimulate your curiosity. Some elements remind Fragile Equality, after all, the band remains the same with the same guitarists. These elements are a part of our sound's identity. But I'm sure that for the most part of the album we are daring enough and many things will be different from the stuff presented on the previous CD. More...
Almah recently entered the studio to record the follow-up to the 2008 album "Fragile Equality." This week the band has started to work on the new releases guitar parts. Brazilian journalist Felix Briano from Fullrock.com has now conducted an interview with Almah's guitarist Marcelo Barbosa about how the new material is going.
Discussing if the new material can be compared to the last album, Barbosa stated "In some parts, but we won't abandon the technical side which is one of the most important features of the band. That time the songs themselves were the central point of the attention and the arragements permeated them with some temperance, which doesn't appear so much in Fragile Equality - the album that I adore. But now it's a different moment and since we express in the music the way we think and the way we live at the moment, it couldn't be the same."
Further excerpts from the interview about the band's recording process can be found below.
Fullrock: You live in Brasília and the rest of the guys are from São Paulo and Caxias do Sul, all the places are in different states in the country with a very big territory. How did the composing become possible in such conditions?
Marcelo: This time it has been a little bit different. It's been a bit faster than in case of the previous CD. We started to exchange some ideas through the Internet. When we had got enough material, we set up an appointment and spent almost a week in São Paulo in order to finalize the songs and the arrangements for the new album and right after that Moreira entered the studio to record the drums. This part has already been finished and this week we start to record the guitars, acoustic guitars and the bass.More...
Almah has recently finished pre-production of the band's 3rd studio album, the follow-up to "Fragile Equality" (2008). Today the band enters Norcal Studio in São Paulo to start the drum recording. The album will include 10 songs, and vocalist Edu Falaschi also commented:
"This CD will affirm the identity of the band. It will be a style which I love and adore! I've been looking for this kind of satisfaction as a musician and as a person over the years."
The line-up of the band remains the same: Edu Falaschi – vocals, Felipe Andreoli – bass, Marcelo Barbosa – guitars, Paulo Schroeber – guitars, Marcelo Moreira – drums. The material will be mixed and mastered in Europe (Holland).
The release of the new CD, as-yet-untitled, is planned for September 2011 worldwide.
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
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."
Almah, the side project of Angra members Edu Falaschi (vocals) and Felipe Andreoli (bass), has released the following statement about the opportunity for fan club members to send in interview questions:
"Almah France and Almah Japan offers you the opportunity to interview Almah's members by yourself!
"Please send your questions to the band by entering your name or username, the member of the band you want to question, your country, and write your question in English, French or Portuguese! Of course you can ask several questions!
"I remind you the spelling of names and function of each Almah's member :
* Edu Falaschi: vocals
* Felipe Andreoli: bass
* Paulo Schroeber: guitar
* Marcelo Barbosa: guitar
* Marcelo Moreira: drums
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...