Edu Falaschi is not a member of Brazilian power metallers Angra anymore. The vocalist has issued today the following official statement about his departure: "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."
Angra and Almah vocalist, Edu Falaschi, has announced that he will take a break from singing and focus on being a producer and a composer. However, he might return to take over vocal duties in the future.
Angra has finally announced the official title of its seventh full length. Aqua will be the first material released in the last four years and after the return of the drummer Ricardo Confessori (Shaman) to the band. Below is the official press release:
Aqua is a Latin word and means "water" in English. It represents the unique style that presented Angra to the world. Its incredible ability in mixing various music genres, transcending from Classical to Metal, Folklore to Modern, Pop to Experimental, has an unquestionable relevance nowadays and it is described in each detail of the new work.
The whole composition of the album was directly inspired by "The Tempest" - the last play written by William Shakespeare and shown here through an epic vision compared to its dark side.
We are very excited to bring you these news! We are almost done writing the songs for the new album, and we couldn't be happier! There is a general feeling that this is gonna be a really great album. Every time I listen to ourselves playing the songs, I can't help smiling. We are totally into every little detail and small part to make this one of the best Angra albums ever.
The rehearsals are taking place at Ricardo's country house, near São Paulo. We don't have TV or internet, and phone signal is very poor, so we can't help but concentrate fully on the composition process, and this is intentional. We have a whole new set of challenges in the new arragements, since every part of them is being taken to the next level, both technically and musically.
After coming back on stage in the beginning of 2009 following a two-year break, Brazilian prog power metal band Angra is currently working at its next studio album to be released in early 2010.
Angra frontman Edu Falaschi comments: "I'm here to tell that Angra already has more than 10 songs in work. These songs promise our album to be phenomenal at the very least! I'm going to try to express how the new album is getting its shape. What became clearer day-by-day, is the Magic in these songs, the romanticism, the aura of the times of hope, the beauty and the finess in the melodies. The technique becomes a real ally of the passion, which permeates every harmony in its most sublime form! These melodies make the breast explode in this feeling of pride and joy. This is the new album of Angra!"
Angra/Almah vocalist Edu Falaschi is currently producing a young heavy metal band from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), called Still Alive.
Edu has recently joined the band in the studio: "Their debut album will be fantastic, with cool songs and powerful energy! We are working hard at these songs, the evolution is big and the pre-production is getting fantastic!."
Still Alive (formerly known as Ruthless Cry) was established in 2002 and released its first EP "Into The Snakepit" in 2006. According to Edu Falaschi, their first CD is to be released in 2010, possibly at the end of May.
Edu Falaschi started his career as a producer in 1998 with his band Symbols. He also produced both Almah albums, "Almah" (2006/2007) and "Fragile Equality" (2008, together with his band mate Felipe Andreoli). In 2009 Eduardo Falaschi was invited by the band Artemis (Brasília, Brazil) to produce their debut album which is planned to be released at the end of this year. Besides his work as a producer, Edu Falaschi is currently touring with Angra and Almah and is preparing a new material for the next studio album of Almah, Link].
Sepultura and Angra go on tour together in Brazil and Latin America for the first time. A statement from the band reads as follows:
"The two greatest metal bands from Brazil, Sepultura and Angra, will go on a big tour together for the first time. The tour will cover all the Brazilian territory and many other Latin American countries. In Brazil, the tour will include more than 20 cities, with shows in the best venues in the country, like Via Funchal in Sao Paulo and Canecao in Rio de Janeiro, during the months of May, August and September.
Sepultura will begin its Brazilian tour promoting their new CD "A-Lex", after returning from a tour in Europe in February and March that included more than 20 countries. The band is already all booked for 2009, with shows in Europe, United States and Asia. The record has just been released all around the world and is receiving many praises from the Brazilian and international specialized media.
A brand new Angra sond entitled "The Course of Nature", from the band's forthcoming album, "Aurora Consurgens" , is available for download here (ZIP file). The lyrics to the track can be found here.
According to the band's webpage, The first video clip out of Angra's new album "Aurora Consurgens" (to be release in October) was shot last week. The chosen track was "The Course Of Nature", which is also the first single. The video was filmed in São Paulo under the guidance of director Carina Zaratin. You can check this pic from the video shoot.
Last week Power/Progressive Metal band Angra shot the video to their new song 'The Course Of Nature'. The song will be the first single off Angra's upcoming album 'Aurora Consurgens' (which will be released in October). The video was filmed in São Paulo, Brazil and was directed by Carina Zaratin. Naomi Ohno from Burrn! Magazine attended the shooting. She interviewed the whole band for her magazine, and for the program for Loud Park Festival '06 where Angra will be playing (in October).
By visiting www.angra.net you can see a still shot of the band in their video.
The cover artwork for the new Angra single, The Course of Nature", has been posted online at this location. The title song, which will also appear on the band's upcoming full-length CD "Aurora Consurgens", is expected to be released as a "virtual single" later this month.
The recordings of "Aurora Consurgens" began in July at the House Of Audio studios in Germany under the guidance of longtime producer Dennis Ward. All the tracking took place at the Via Musique Estúdios, in São Paulo with Thiago Bianchi as the assistant producer. Dennis then flew back to Germany and mixed the material, which was recently mastered by the renowned Finnish producer Mika Jussila. An October release is expected.
Angra is putting the very final touches unto its new album. The CD is going to be released in October and shall be the main event in the band's 15th anniversary celebrations.
The name of the record has been finally announced. It's called "Aurora Consurgens", which is also the title of an old book written by Saint Thomas of Aquin. Such book was used by Jung to establish relations between dreams and different mental conditions. Contrary to the band's latest album, "Temple Of Shadows", the forthcoming effort is not a concept album. However, all lyrics do have a common theme: the various mental issues, including suicidal tendencies, schizophrenia, manic depression, sociopathy, etc. The artwork was once again designed by Portuguese artist Isabel de Amorim.