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Almah Discusses Recording Upcoming 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.

Fullrock: Where are you recording the new album, in which studio?

Marcelo: We have chosen the same one where we made Fragile Equality. Norcal is a studio with excellent equipment, technical staff, organization and where we are very welcome. With old partners by our side the whole process becomes easier and more agile. The main difference is the fact that this time the album will be mixed in Europe.

Fullrock: We are talking about the album without using any certain name, did you define the title of the new Almah's effort?

Marcelo: Not yet. Everything is happening very very fast and we will fill the gaps during the recording. We waited for some break in Angra's schedule to have a space to go on with Almah. And when it happened we immediately caught this opportunity! :) Every one of us is really excited with all this stuff that our fans would like to get to know, and these details will be announced soon, for sure.

The full original interview, in Portuguese, can be found by heading over to this location.

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