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 really dedicated ourselves to the last work of Shakespeare to create Aqua. Besides all the qualities of the text, we founded out that the element "water" is one of the main characters of the history. It transforms itself during the cycles and changes the things around. It represents the rage of high tides and tempests, and then the forgiveness and wisdom in calm. Everything happens after a violent storm that occurs in the sea, in an island hill. While the wild waters come from up and down, a ship and the entire crew are fighting for surviving. As from this point, we developed one very interesting narrative that will get the attention of the listeners", said the guitarist Rafael Bittencourt.

Aqua was produced by a new team that confirms the actual renovation purpose of the band. The album was entirely arranged by the musicians, co-produced and mixed by Brendan Duffey and Adriano Daga, from Norcal Studios, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering Studios, in California (EUA).

The art concept was created by the renowned Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes supervised by Rafael Bittencourt and Kiko Loureiro.

Aqua will be released in Japan on July 31st by JVC/Victor and will be distributed in Europe by SPV/Steamhammer afterwards. In Brazil it will be self-financed and released on August 17th. "We need to have a support for the international market and the SPV and JVC have always been done an excellent work related to the promotion of our last records. But in Brazil we will make it different this time. It will be self-financed so that we can control everything referred to the CD", said vocalist Edu Falaschi.

After Aqua is officially released, Angra will start a new world tour.


Aqua [cover art tracklist:

01. Viderunt Te Aquæ
02. Arising Thunder
03. Awake From Darkness
04. Lease Of Life
05. The Rage Of The Waters
06. Spirit Of The Air
07. Hollow
08. A Monster In Her Eyes
09. Weakness Of A Man
10. Ashes


Source: msmetalpress.com
Band profile: Angra
 
Posted: 06.07.2010 by Kallis Helmi



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Angelic Storm - 06.07.2010 at 14:20  
Yay Angra are back! Cant wait to hear this! <33
GT - 06.07.2010 at 16:39  
Good news. Been a while since they gave any signs of life
Shadowcross - 06.07.2010 at 18:16  
Wow so soon!!! July 31st for a Japan release! amazing..
Uirapuru - 06.07.2010 at 19:06  
So close now. The thematic looks well-worked... hope not get disappointed -_-
Mountain King - 06.07.2010 at 19:29  
Sounds great! I like how they take their time in writing their albums. Almost all their songs sound great. Can't wait!...
YoreLore - 06.07.2010 at 23:35  
Top band. The albums are always of a very high quality, cant wait
Boulderick - 07.07.2010 at 00:41  
Excellent cover art!! They raised their own standard here.
opeth771 - 07.07.2010 at 01:18  
I hope it is better than Aurora Consurgens which was a huge disappointment... But now that Aquiles is gone, I highly doubt this is going to be any good....
Kib Thanyarath - 07.07.2010 at 01:26  
Written by Shadowcross on 06.07.2010 at 18:16

Wow so soon!!! July 31st for a Japan release! amazing..


at first i was surprised by that info too but after i checked from online stores, they had confirmed to me that this album will be released AUG11st in Japan. i have also noticed that ANGRA changed the poster in their Official Myspace from July 31st to Aug 11st by now. so, i think it'll be AUG11st for Japan.
Angelic Storm - 07.07.2010 at 12:25  
Written by opeth771 on 07.07.2010 at 01:18

I hope it is better than Aurora Consurgens which was a huge disappointment... But now that Aquiles is gone, I highly doubt this is going to be any good....


I wouldnt say Aurora Consurgens was a huge disappointment...it had some really good songs, but after making a total classic like 'Temple Of Shadows', it was a bit of a let down. lol

Aquiles is an awesome drummer, and its sad he is gone. But I still have faith this will be a good album. Probably not as good as Temple... but seeing as that is one of my all time classic metal albums, as long as its good, then I'll be okay with it.
opeth771 - 08.07.2010 at 00:55  
Temple was good, but Rebirth is def. my favorite Angra album
x-avier - 08.07.2010 at 01:01  
I dont like the name of the songs at all, I love 3 or 4 songs max from aurora, the rest are bad. But this band is just so good that I can´t just get excited about a new release
LeChron James - 08.07.2010 at 08:41  
Sick cover.
Super_Greg - 08.07.2010 at 09:31  
People hate on Aurora way too much. It's not as "epic" and Temples, but it's still a great cd with plenty of catchy metal songs! I'm pumped for the new album
Aeonian_Lich - 09.07.2010 at 17:34  
"The Tempest" is my favourite Shakespeare play, which makes me very excited about the upcoming album...
Angelic Storm - 09.07.2010 at 18:30  
Written by Super_Greg on 08.07.2010 at 09:31

People hate on Aurora way too much. It's not as "epic" and Temples, but it's still a great cd with plenty of catchy metal songs! I'm pumped for the new album


I definitely don't hate Aurora, its a great album! lol Its not quite the classic that 'Temple Of Shadows' was, but that doesnt mean its a bad album. Songs like 'The Voice Commanding You', and 'Ego Painted Grey' are classic Angra songs. xD
Stratoman - 10.07.2010 at 16:12  
Http://angra2.tempsite.ws/indexing.php if you haven't heard the single yet...
Angelic Storm - 10.07.2010 at 16:39  
Written by Stratoman on 10.07.2010 at 16:12

Http://angra2.tempsite.ws/indexing.php if you haven't heard the single yet...


Haha, I just checked their site yesterday for the single...lol

Thanx for that! xD Really enjoyed the new song, I think ''Aqua'' is going to be another awesome album by Angra! <33
opeth771 - 11.07.2010 at 00:36  
The new song is pretty good!
Super_Greg - 26.07.2010 at 21:02  
Written by Angelic Storm on 09.07.2010 at 18:30

Written by Super_Greg on 08.07.2010 at 09:31

People hate on Aurora way too much. It's not as "epic" and Temples, but it's still a great cd with plenty of catchy metal songs! I'm pumped for the new album


I definitely don't hate Aurora, its a great album! lol Its not quite the classic that 'Temple Of Shadows' was, but that doesnt mean its a bad album. Songs like 'The Voice Commanding You', and 'Ego Painted Grey' are classic Angra songs. xD



Agreed. Voice Commanding You is great

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