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Below is our complete Almah 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.

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Almah Posts "Trace Of Trait" Video

Brazilian-based metallers Almah have presented a new song from the upcoming album "Motion," which will be released on October 14th via AFM Records. For the online debut of the new CD the band created a video clip for the song "Trace of Trait." The footage was done in Caxias do Sul, a city in the south of Brazil, at the end of August under direction of producer and photographer Alex Milesi. The video clip is available below.

"We had an idea to prepare something special for our fans, that's why we decided to release not simply some audio single but a full-fledged video clip!" commented Almah's front man Edu Falaschi. "We have chosen 'Trace of Trait' for the first presentation of 'Motion' because this song is very strong in many ways… and I'm totally sure that it represents well the language and identity of Almah! We worked with this director, Alex Milesi, for the first time. He is a very nice man and he had various good ideas for us. Everything during the shooting went on very well and we are very happy with the result."

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Almah Posts "Motion" Studio Footage

Almah has posted a new studio video report online from the recording of the "Motion" album, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"Dear friends, we are happy to present a new part of our studio reports in Youtube. The new video gives an opportunity to watch Edu Falaschi recording the vocals for the upcoming album Motion. The singer presents parts of several new songs and tells about his work. The video is in Portuguese, but you can read English translation of the most interesting parts here. Complete English subtitles will be available soon. Enjoy!"

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Almah Announces Japanese Tour Dates

Brazil's Almah has issued the following update about lining up tour dates in support of the "Motion" album:

"We are proud to announce the upcoming Almah promo tour around Japan and Europe (Germany/France) on September 12th - 19th. Edu Falaschi, Felipe Andreoli and Marcelo Barbosa will present the brand new album 'Motion' for Japanese and European audience. As we previously reported, the new CD will see the light of day on October 14 in Europe/North America via AFM Records and on October 19 in Japan via Victor JVC.

"The band is going to make interviews for print and online mass media, TV and radio presentations, meets & greets and acoustic performances. More information and details will be available soon."

The "Motion" album was recorded in São Paulo, Brazil at Norcal Studios during May - June, 2011. The material was mixed and mastered at Split Second Sound Studios (Amsterdam, Netherlands) by Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES) in July. A brand new digital single will be available for online streaming in the beginning of September.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Hypnotized
2. Living And Drifting
3. Days Of The New
4. Bullets On The Altar
5. zombie Dictator
6. Trace Of Trait
7. Soul Alight
8. Late Night in '85
9. Daydream Lucidity
10. When And Why

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Almah Reveals "Motion" Track List

Brazilian act Almah has announced the band's new album, and follow-up to the "Fragile Equality" release, will be titled "Motion." Almah has now revealed the official track listing for "Motion," which can be viewed below.

1. hypnotized
2. Living And Drifting
3. Days Of The New
4. Bullets On The Altar
5. zombie Dictator
6. Trace Of Trait
7. Soul Alight
8. Late Night in '85
9. Daydream Lucidity
10. When And Why

The cover artwork for the "Motion" album is also available by navigating your browser here.

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Almah Comments On Upcoming Album

Almah recently returned from hiatus and has now finished the recording, mixing, and mastering of its brand new album "Motion," which will see the light of day via AFM records this fall (the scheduled release date is to be announced very soon).

Guitarist Marcelo Barbosa commented on Almah, the new album, and the band's recent shows:

"Actually, I play in a few bands, and every one is special in its own way. Besides the fact that Almah is the most famous one among them and it has an opportunity to travel more playing live, the band is about to release a new album! It's always a challenge and as usual it's a very special feeling of this cold in the stomach when you have no idea what comes next. I'm very happy that the band is back on stage and I'm looking forward to the moment when everyone will hear the work that we've recorded. All of us are really excited with the final result.

"At the end of July we played the first live shows after a big break. We spent more than a year without playing live on stage but even the first rehearsal showed good sound and great team work. It's interesting, especially taking into account all the conditions.... Moreover, some song parts sounded even more natural and it was easier to play them. Of course, we have very good musicians in the band, but the songs, especially from Fragile Equality album, have very high technical level. And I believe, no one expected that it would be so easy to come back to live activities! I'm convinced that with more time and more rehersals for the upcoming Motion Tour Almah will sound so great on stage as never before! More...

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Almah Comments On Returning From Hiatus

Last week Almah played a short "warm-up" tour around the Northeast of Brazil, including two headlining shows at the 13th ForCaos (Fortaleza) and Armazem do Som (Juazeiro do Norte) festivals, and series of supporting events such as singing sessions and workshops. Almah came back to live activities after a one-year break, and Felipe Andreoli (bass) had this to say:

"It was very pleasant to hit the stage with Almah again after one year. Not only because I love the music, but also because we always have a good time together, as friends. It's a very special and privileged relationship. We had a couple of rehearsals just to take the rust off our hands - and throats, for that matter, but it was surprisingly easy to put everything together as far as performance and sound. It honestly didn't seem like we hadn't played together one year ago. It felt more like a little while. What's funny is that we seem to play better together every time, even when we don't play for months!"

The new Almah CD "Motion" will see the light of day via AFM Records this fall, with the release date to be announced soon.

To read the band's complete updates about recent shows and to see several offstage and onstage videos, head over to the band's website here.

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Almah Posts New Album Recording Footage

Almah recently finished recording the new album "Motion" at Norcal Studios in São Paulo. The band has now posted two new video clips online from the recording process, which can be found below. The "Motion" cover artwork is also available after the jump.


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Almah Comments On New Album Artwork

Almah has confirmed the title of its upcoming third album, the follow-up to the previous success "Fragile Equality," as "Motion." The cover artwork is available below.

Vocalist Edu Falaschi commented on the artwork, "The cover has been created by myself with my own iPhone. I took a picture in Paris and used some applications to create that motion effect. Then Felipe used my picture and re-created this artwork in high resolution using Photoshop and completed it with new elements. This time we wanted something modern and direct to represent our music and we are totally sure that we got the result we really wanted since the very beginning. This CD will show the real Almah's language and personality! Stay tuned for further news!"

At the moment the band is finishing the recording of the new CD at Norcal Studios (São Paulo, Brazil). "Motion" is to be released this fall via AFM Records (Europe and North America), Laser Company (Brazil), and Victor JVC (Japan). The album is produced by Edu Falaschi and Felipe Andreoli.

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Almah Reveals New Album Title

Brazilian progressive metal outfit Almah has announced that the name of its forthcoming new studio album will be "Motion." You can check out the front cover artwork for the album below. The record will be available in September through AFM Records and will feature ten new songs. More...

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Almah Guitarist To Perform With Angra

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."

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Almah To Play ForCaos Fest

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.

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Almah Issues Studio Update

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...

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Almah Discusses Recording New Album

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.

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Almah Enters The Studio

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.

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Kamelot Announces Guest Vocalist

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

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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 To Answer Interview Questions From Fan Club

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

"You have two weeks to send your questions to: sylvie@almahfrance.com, or if you prefer you can also post your questions on the Almah france forum! More...

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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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