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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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Edu Falaschi Splits From Angra

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...

Edu Falaschi"

Official word from Angra on the search for a new vocalist has not yet been posted. However, bassist Felipe Andreoli posted the following statement on his official website: More...

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Almah Announces Departure Of Guitarist

Brazilian metallers Almah have issued the following statement about the departure of guitarist Paulo Schroeber due to health problems:

"Dear Almah friends and fans! I think many of you already know about health problems that our brother, partner and member of the band, Paulo Schroeber, has recently faced. Due to these problems we had to call another guitarist to replace him at the latest Almah shows during Motion tour, but we always hoped that Paulo would be with us again very soon.

"Unfortunately, a very serious heart problem made it impossible for our friend to continue his work for a long term, and we received his message that he had to leave the band! All of us became extremely sad but at the same moment we respect his decision to stay with his family at such a delicate moment.

"For us, there remains only one thing: to keep public our eternal support, love and, most of all, gratitude for all the great moments we had together! We are very happy to know that his treatment is going on and the prognosis is positive. The band is here with all its energy and now it's even stronger because we do what we love and 'cos we respect all the dedication of our friend Paulo over these years of hard work and fun. More...

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Almah Parts Way With Guitarist Due To Health Issue

Brazilian metal band Almah, featuring Angra vocalist Edu Falaschi, has parted ways with guitarist Paulo Schroeber (Astafix/ex-Dies Irae/ex-Fear Ritual) due to health issues. Falaschi posted the following announcement on its official website:

Dear ALMAh friends and fans! I think many of you already know about health problems that our brother, partner and member of the band, Paulo Schroeber, has recently faced. Due to these problems we had to call another guitarist to replace him at the latest ALMAH shows during Motion tour, but we always hoped that Paulo would be with us again very soon.

Unfortunately, a very serious heart problem made it impossible for our friend to continue his work for a long term, and we received his message that he had to leave the band! All of us became extremely sad but at the same moment we respect his decision to stay with his family at such a delicate moment.

For us, there remains only one thing: to keep public our eternal support, love and, most of all, gratitude for all the great moments we had together! We are very happy to know that his treatment is going on and the prognosis is positive. The band is here with all its energy and now it’s even stronger because we do what we love and ‘cos we respect all the dedication of our friend Paulo over these years of hard work and fun.

The name of new ALMAh’s guitarist will be revealed soon, together with announcement of new ways of the band and tour dates for 2012. The band’s “philosophy” to create music for the sake of music in friendship and fun will always be our priority.

Thanks for all,
Edu Falaschi

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Almah Announces First Show Of 2012

Almah has confirmed its first show of 2012: the band will play at Metal Open Air taking place in São Luís, Maranhão (Brazil) on the 20th - 22nd of April. The cast of the festival will include more than 40 bands from Brazil and abroad such as Megadeth, Anthrax, Blind Guardian, Fear Factory, Grave Digger, Venom, U.D.O., Obituary, Exodus, Destruction, Symphony X, Andre Matos, Shaman Korzus among others.

According to Edu Falaschi: "We are very happy to participate in the first Metal Open Air. Such event will be a milestone for Brazil and I'm very happy that all our great bands will take part in such an important event sharing stage with many cool international bands and having the same opportunities and conditions! It will be a unique moment for all of us and we'll show once again that our public is the best audience in the world!"

More information about Almah at Metal Open Air and other news of the band are coming soon. Check out the official website of the event here.

Almah released its third studio full-length "Motion" via AFM Records (October 14th 2011 / Europe, January 17th 2012 / North America). The album was recorded in São Paulo, Brazil at Norcal Studios in May-June 2011 and mixed and mastered at Split Second Sound Studios (Amsterdam, Netherlands) by Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES) in July.

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Almah Announces Album's North American Release

Formed by Angra vocalist Edu Falaschi over a decade ago, Brazilian metal act Almah has transformed from simply a side-project of the top-tier power metal act into an expansive entity of its own volition, language and identity. AFM Records now confirms that "Motion," Almah’s third full-length, will be available to North American fans on January 17th, 2012.

The "Motion" track listing is as follows:

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

You can also check out Almah's music video for the song "Late Night in '85" by heading over to this location. More...

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Almah Posts New Music Video

Brazilian-based melodic power metal band Almah, featuring Angra vocalist Edu Falaschi, has posted a new video for the song "Late Night in '85." The song appears on the forthcoming album "Motion," which is scheduled release on October 14th via AFM Records.

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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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