Friday, April 30, 2010

Edu Falaschi talks about the Angra's show in Manaus (Brazil)

MS Metal Press Official note :

"The band Angra, from São Paulo, which is ending the production of its seventh studio album, confirmed ist show in Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas. "Our schedule is being programmed and we have several dates already confirmed. Soon we 'll post via our press agent the complete list of our dates and all the informations", said the singer Edu Falaschi.

The event will take place at Studio 5 venue on 14th of May (Friday) and will not be referring to the upcoming album tour. "The show in Manaus is not a part of our next world tour. This date is still part of the celebration of our come back, and the come back of Ricardo Confessori in the band. Thus, the set-list will focus on Angra's classics, covering our entire discography. However, nothing prevents any surprise that might occur in this special night.. Wait and see" concludes the singer.

The new Angra's album, still untitled and produced by musicians themselves, sould be launched in August this year.

For more news : MS Metal Press / Studio 5 website

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Felipe Andreoli : interview Whiplash

Felipe Andreoli gave recently an interview published last week on the Brazilian metal website Whiplash.

Here an English translation of the interview (translation by Angra France Blog).

"Felipe Andreoli, bassist of the band Angra, gave an exclusive interview to this writer speaking to you, in which he tells us among other things, why he didn't appreciate the publication of the extract of a song from the new Angra's album on Youtube but also why the DVD Temple Of Shadows Tour wasn't released.

Whiplash : In recent interview, you said that you were very happy with the sound of new recordings and that the new album will be a classic of the band. Did you say that because the band is the only one to manage the production and therefore has more freedom for composing ?

Felipe Andreoli : The fact that the band has total control of the whole process allows us to do exactly what we imagine. Have a producer from outisde is very nice, but inevitably ends up tampering with the band's style and his way of sounding. This time, we took all the experiences we had, not only with Angra, but also with our side-projects, and use it for Angra. We are totally free, each imagining how his instrument should sound. The result is very good, and I think we'll work on this way from now.

Whiplash : Always about compositions, each musician has his personality, Ricardo already played with Kiko and Rafael in the past, but Edu and you never worked with him before, did your collaboration works quickly ?

Felipe : Yes, playing with Ricardo was a great experience because it gave me the opportunity to hear how the Angra's songs from the first line-up sounded. About the songs from the actual line-up, Ricardo gives his special touch, without betraying the original arrangements. This time, it was totally different to compose with Ricardo in the band, because he has a hunge range of rhythms in his hands and allow us to explore many directions.

Whiplash : You said on your Twitter you didn't like the publication on Youtube of the extract of the song sung by Edu which was recorded on Twitcam. Could you explain why have you been upset ?

Felipe : I was not upset. It's a little bit different I think. There are people who meet an artist in the street, get an autograph and turns away, just wanting to show the paper to their friends. I think what happens was something like that. I think Twitcam is cool because people who are there are taking this chance to see what happen live, directly from the artist. But what happen on internet now, the guy records and makes available on Youtube, is unprecedented. No longer a privilege of those who where there, it falls into the public domain, and many people will watch it without knowing the context. They will simply watch a material from the band in very poor quality and judging what they see. Nothing is unique, I may be nostalgic, But I find this sad.

Whiplash : Youtube really spoils the quality of videos. Well, in the Angra's albums, we can note there is always a theme giving the tone to the lyrics, melodies and even to the artwork. In this album, there is a story or each song has is own one ?

Felipe : There is a central theme on which all lyrics are based, as it was the case for the three last albums. It's a pretty cool story, but still a secret.

Whiplash : Of course (laughs). And the idea of recording the whole process of the composition of the album and post it on youtube ? Has it something to do with the fact that the activity of the band have been stopped during two years and so either get closer to fans and show how music is important for you ?

Felipe : I think it's more an adaptation to the reality of the moment, we are using the best tools avalaible. There are many tools today allowing the interaction between the fans and the band, either real time or not, and we try to make the best use of them. People around the world have been very happy to take part, even distantly, in the production process of the album, connecting the fan to the band and I think it's very cool.With these short videos, they can see our personnality and the atmosphere in the band.

Whiplash : I understand, internet really changes people's life. In an interview published on Roadie Crew in this month of April, Kiko Loureiro said you were still evaluating some labels here in Brazil. Have you already signed up with one of them ?

Felipe : What we are evaluating isn't simply a label, it's deeper than that. We are studying the way to launch this album. In recent years, several artists have changed the market doing some things that were previously imposssible due to labels control. On the other side, there is a group of artists, shrinking, still attached to the traditional way to release records. Angra has to find his place in this new reality.

Whiplash : While we are talking about label, it's perhaps even my own idea, does the band think to launch some limited edition of the new album ? Such as a bonus DVD with shooting of the recordings ?

Felipe : There is an idea of a product related to the album, which can be launched together or even after the album. There are also some labels that make vinyl versions, special editions, etc ... Maybe it will happen.

Whiplash : Now talking about general topics regarding the band. There are some rumors that this show at Via Funchal, celebrating the 14th years of the band and featured several special guests were burned to a DVD and wasn't released due to some technical problems. Was it due to some technical problems or to some problems with the ex-manager and ex-drummer of the band?

Felipe : This show was not filmed in a professionnal manner. It was shooted only by our own cameras, and I think it's easier to put some extracts on a DVD than the complete show.

Whiplash : I see. When Aurora Consurgens was released in 2006, the band received a lot of critics , the album was judged not so good as Temple Of Shadows (2004) and was considered by many fans as the worst album since 2001. Have you considered these critics for the new album recording ?

Felipe : No, really. Each album is a portrait of the period that the band is living. With Aurora, it was not different, and the band was in a bad moment due to all the problems everybody knows. So, even if we wanted, it was impossible to record an album equal to Temple. Angra is a band who always made albums very different from each other. Today the time is excellent, and I believe this will be reflected in the new album.

Whiplash : And last thing about side projects, you and Edu with Almah, Rafael with Bittencourt Project and Kiko with his solo career, have you got some news for fans or will you be focused on Angra for a long time ?

Felipe : Now the moment is at 100% for Angra, I have no head for anything else. Especially because we manage the production work, it's very hard. When we'll be quieter and Angra will take a break, we'll go back with our side projects, without any doubt.

Whiplash : Ok Felipe, thanks for the interview and hope to see you soon on tour for the next album.

Felipe : Thanks !"

For more news : Whiplash

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Angra : percussion recordings

Felipe Andreoli posted on his Official Flickr some Angra's photos taken during the percussion recordings at Norcal Studios with Guga Machado ! Photos by Brendan Duffey !

For more news : Felipe Andreoli Official Flickr

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Official note about the 9th Angra's video and Edu's statement

MS Metal Press / Angra official note :

"Angra has recently finished the whole recording process of its seventh album and in parallel has uploaded one more chapter of the series related to this work.

The ninth chapter was registered at Norcal Studios – where the material has been recorded – during the forth week of work showing the performance of the guitarist Kiko Loureiro. “Edu has finished his part and now we will start to mix and master the CD. In this video the fans can see some guitar solos and also a statement from Edu telling his opinion about everything we’ve done”, said the artist.

The new Angra" record that is still untitled and will be produced by the members is planned to be released in the beginning of August."

Here the Edu's statement (taken from the video) about the new Angra's album.

Edu Falaschi : "We thought a lot about the album's concept, all the arrangements, everyone was very careful with everything, and that's why I said that this record is special, because of the care we put into it.Every detail, from the cover to the album title, the name of the song, the lyrics, the concept, taking care that all the lyrics are interconnected, they don't mix with each other, like each one writes about what they want and say "this is about this stuff", the songs are very clear on theme, they talk about. You will realize this when you start to read the lyrics along with the music. It's a record in which we worked hard and it's being done with lots of care and that's why i say that it's probably gonna be one of the band's greatest classic if not the biggest classic."

For more news : MS Metal Press / Angra Official Website / Edu Falaschi Official Myspace

Monday, April 26, 2010

Angra : reports from the new album, chapter 09

Chapter 09 : recording, week four / part 1

For more news : Angra Channel Official Youtube

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Edu Falaschi : Angra's news on Twitter

Edu Falaschi posted some news regarding Angra on his Official Twitter :

Edu Falaschi : "Hi people ! This week I'll have recorded the entire CD! Now Brazil has to win the Wolrd Cup and then you will celebrate with us at shows ! Kisses

Soon we'll be in Guarulhos ! The new CD Tour is only in August, several cities are already confirmed ! From North to South of Brazil, Japan, etc .."

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Twitter

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Felipe Andreoli : mix at Norcal Studios

Felipe Andreoli posted on Flickr some pics of the mix of the new Angra's album with Brendan Duffey at Norcal Studios (São Paulo, Brazil) !

For more news : Felipe Andreoli on Flickr

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kiko Loureiro French Blog

"We are very pleased to announce the launching of Kiko Loureiro French Blog, published with the permission of the artist ! You'll find all the news regarding this amazing guitarist, about his solo career but also with his bands Angra and Neural Code !

Meet you on Kiko Loureiro French Blog !

You can aslo follow us on Twitter and Facebook !"

The webmaster.

For more news : Kiko Loureiro French Blog / Kiko Loureiro French Twitter / Kiko Loureiro French Facebook

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Angra : news on Twitter

Angra posted some news from Norcal Studios on his Official Twitter !

Angra : "Today we are here, at Norcal mixing, recording voices and arranging keyboards ! That's a multi tasking band !"

For more news : Angra Official Twitter

Monday, April 19, 2010

Felipe Andreoli : new bass Condor signature

Felipe Andreoli posted on his Official Facebook more pics of his new bass Condor signature model ! Enjoy ;)

For more news : Felipe Andreoli Official Facebook

Friday, April 16, 2010

Kiko Loureiro : Angra recording equipement

Kiko Loureiro presents on the video below his equipement for the recording of the new Angra's album : guitars, acoustic guitars, strings etc ...

For more news : Kiko Loureiro Official Twitter / Musicalnews Youtube

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Felipe Andreoli : new bass Condor signature

Felipe Andreoli presents on his Official Twitpic his new bass Condor model signature by Eliezer Lara !

En addition, Felipe sells some of his basses : Yamaha RBX4 A2, Yamaha TRB 6PII, Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East, and Yamaha SLB-200 Silent Bass models !

For more informations, you can contact Felipe at the following address :

For more news : Felipe Andreoli Official Blog / Felipe Andreoli Official Twipic

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rafael Bittencourt talks about the 8th video

MS Metal Press Official note :

"The band Angra continues his work on his 7th album in the studio, and has released one more chapter of his video series showing the entire production process.

the 8th chapter was recorded at Norcal Studios - where the album has been recorded - during the 3th week of production. "We are in the last part of sessions. All bases for guitars and bass are done. Some guitar details, themes, acoustic guitars and other effects are almost ready too. Solos are almost recorded. Edu has already recorded some vocal lines and and we will be mixing very soon. It will be an album mixing "pre Rebith" style with "post Rebirth" style, and certainly will be a classic in the band story, keeping Angra as national and international reference of quality of style. I'm very happy with the result and looking forward to show it to the fans, go out on tour playing and rocking with those songs. Maybe we could make an audition of a part of the album for the fans before the official release or put one or two songs on web or even play a new one in our next shows. Wait and see, more surpises coming soon" said the guitarist Rafael Bittencourt.

The new album, still untitled yet, will be produced by musicians themselves and is planned to be launched in the beginning of June this year".

For more news : MS Metal Press / Angra Official Website

Monday, April 12, 2010

Angra : French Official Website

The Officiel Angra French website will be soon online ! While waiting for this event, you can follow Angra France on Facebook and on his Official Forum !

For more news : Angra French Official website / Angra France Facebook / Angra France Forum

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Felipe Andreoli : more pics about bass recordings

Felipe Andreoli posted on Flickr more pics about bass recordings of the new Angra's album. These pics show the recording setup at Norcal Studios, where the band is finishing the recording of his new album, which is expected to launch in June this year.

For more news : Felipe Andreoli on Flickr