Saturday, July 31, 2010

Edu Falaschi and Kiko Loureiro : interview on Kiss FM

Angra has been the highlight of the programme"Alternativa Kiss", on the Brazilian radio Kiss FM, on last July 13th.

For the occasion, the musicians Edu Falaschi (vocals) and Kiko Loureiro (guitar) conducted a lengthy interview regarding the release of the new album "Aqua" and presented for the first time the song "Lease of Life". Here is the sample (taken from the radio).

To hear the song, press the button "pause" of the player of the playlist (on the right of the blog) and press "play" on the player below.

For more news : Kiss FM / Flogão Angra

Friday, July 30, 2010

Angra : Show for the release of the new album 'AQUA' in Salvador

Angra will give a special show for the release of the new album 'AQUA' in Salvador (Brazil) at Bahia Café Hall, from (Brazilian time) on next August 28 !

For more news : Angra Official Twitter / Dendê Produções

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kiko Loureiro : Guitar Hero challenge

Review and pics taken from Universo Do Rock website :

"On last July 25 (Sunday), Kiko Loureiro, Angra's guitarist, participated in a "duel" of Guitar Hero with the world champion 2009, Fábio Jardim, just 14 years. The event was held at SESC Santana in São Paulo, with many fans of the musician.

During the compettion Kiko and Fábio had to play rhythm sections and solos of songs like "Beat It (Mickael Jackson), Crazy train (Ozzy) and Hot For Teacher (Van Halen). Loureiro played well on all tracks, but when he changed the "fictive" guitar of the game for his real guitar, he played much better Van Halen hit "Hot For Teacher".

After the game, Kiko Loureiro left the virtual world and made a pocket show, playing songs from his solo career as "No Gravity", "Escaping" among others, and ended by the speed "Dilemma". He showed all his virtuosity and proved why he is considered as one of the best guitarists in the world. He ended the event by signing autographs and taking photos with fans."

For more news : Kiko Loureiro French Blog /Kiko Loureiro Official Twitter / Universo Do Rock

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Felipe Andreoli : Indireto project

Here is the making of the recording of the song LESF from Indireto project (with Jean Dolabella, from Sepultura and Augusto Nogueira) at C4 studios, with the participation of Felipe Andreoli !

For more news : Felipe Andreoli Official Twitter / Youtube

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Aqua" Japanese version : first pictures

MS Metal Press / Angra official note :

The Japanese label JVC/Victor revealed the first official pictures of the record “Aqua” as well as the promotional banner of the product.

Aqua Track List:

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

In the meantime ANGRA continues to book the shows for their next world tour in support to the seventh studio album “Aqua” which will be released on August, 11th and 17th in Japan and Brazil respectively.

The release date in Europe will be announced by the media vehicles as soon as be defined.

For more news : MS Metal Press / Angra Official website / Victor Entertainment

Monday, July 26, 2010

Angra will be back in Taiwan on tour

MS Metal Press / Angra Official note :

Angra has just confirmed a concert in Taiwan in support to the upcoming tour of their seventh studio album “Aqua”. The show is scheduled to October, 19th and it will be the fourth performance of the band in Taipei where they have a lot of fans.

According to the guitarist Kiko Loureiro: ”We were one of the first Metal bands to perform in Taiwan in the Rebirth tour. Since then we have a good relationship with the fans. We went back there for the “Temple of Shadows” and “Aurora Consurgens” tours. Now it is time to present “Aqua”! It is always an unforgettable trip as Taipei is a very nice city; it is a mix of modernity and historic places. There are many funny stories about their food and culture which we have kept in mind for all these years. The concerts have always been sold out; our fans memorize the songs and sing the solos. But the best of all is to see Edu speaking some words in Chinese. It is hilarious!”

Here are the first dates confirmed of the upcoming tour :

- ANGRA, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil) – December, 05 /2010
- ANGRA, Curitiba/PR (Brazil) – December, 03 / 2010
- ANGRA, São Paulo/SP (Brazil) – November, 12 / 2010
- ANGRA, Taipei (Taiwan) – October, 19 / 2010
- ANGRA, Loud Park Festival (JAPAN) – October, 16-17 / 2010
- ANGRA, Belo Horizonte/MG (Brazil) – September, 18 / 2010
- ANGRA, João Pessoa, PB (Brazil) – September, 12 / 2010

In the meantime Angra continues to book the shows for their next world tour in support to the seventh studio album “Aqua” which will be released on August, 11th and 17th in Japan and Brazil respectively.

The release date in Europe will be announced by the media vehicles as soon as be defined.

Please contact Base2 Management by phone (+55.11.3673-2758) or e-mail ( to book a concert in your city.

For more news : Angra Official Website / MS Metal Press

Angra : show in Campinas cancelled

MS Metal Press / Angra official note :

Due to a breaking contract the concert in Campinas (Brazil) scheduled to July 31st has been cancelled.

A new date will be booked in the future with the supervision of ANGRA and Base 2 Management.

We kindly ask our fans who had already bought the tickets to contact the venue to get their money back.

Please contact Base2 Management ( in case of any further question.

For more news : Angra Official Website / MS Metal Press

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Angra : interview Play TV

Angra's interview from Play TV website, English translation from Angra Official website.

ANGRA has recently been interviewed by Adriana Farias, from PlayTV, about the Japanese universe and their long lasting connection.

"PlayTV – You are known for participating in the Anime events in Brazil. How many Anime Friends editions did you play with ANGRA or ALMAH (Edu Falaschi side project)?

Edu Falaschi – It is the first time that ANGRA participates in this kind of show but all of us have already performed individually specially at Anime Friends.

PlayTV – But do you have a connection with the Anime universe?

Edu Falaschi – We intend to continue close to these people who enjoy cosplay, cartoon and Japanese series because in fact everybody enjoyed those things in the childhood. We have already watched many Japanese series and we like this kind of audience. They rock in the shows and really love ANGRA.

PlayTV – Has this relation begun when Edu recorded the songs for “Saint Seiya”?

Edu Falaschi – It started with an invitation from Álamo (dubbing studio). They needed to select a Heavy Metal vocalist who was known in the media to record the soundtrack, so I was invited to sing “Pegasus Fantasy” and “Blue Forever”, from Saint Seiya. After that I was invited again to record “Never”, another song for the movies. As from there I have been taking ANGRA to perform in all Anime events.

PlayTV – So a big part of the ANGRA fans can be also considered as Anime ones?

Edu Falaschi – Our fans enjoy not only Anime but also RPG and videogames. People who like this sound end up enjoying ANGRA since the most of game and cartoon soundtracks are made by Heavy Metal songs, so they identify themselves with the band.

PlayTV – ANGRA has a deep connection with the Japanese culture. The record will be released firstly there because of this?

Kiko Loureiro – “Aqua” will be released firstly in Japan on August, but in Brazil it will be launched in the same week and in Europe on September. We have an excellent connection with Japan since the beginning of our career when our first album “Angels Cry” was released there in 1993. We received a golden record award at that time and since then we have always been touring and performing in big festivals in Japan.

Rafael Bittencourt – The Japanese fans are passionate, polite and interested in our career. The Japanese people are really dedicated to the music in general. We have a strong connection with them.

PlayTV – Did you prepare a different set list to the Anime Friends concert? Any surprise for the show?

Rafael Bittencourt – We will play “Pegasus Fantasy” for the first time. Edu has been recorded that and it became a classic to our fans. They always ask us to play the Saint Seiya soundtrack so we will perform “Pegasus Fantasy” changing the instruments, but Edu will sing the song. After all, it became known with him on the vocals."

For more news : Angra Official Website / Play TV

A French translation of the interview is available on Angra France Blog.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Felipe Andreoli : new instrumental project

Check out the video of the new instrumental project of Felipe Andreoli, Tao Caos & Cronus, in rehearsal !

For more news : Tao Caos & Cronus on Youtube

Friday, July 23, 2010

Angra, Anime Friends 2010 : new pics

Great Brazilian photographer Danilo Palange offers you a photos gallery of the Angra's show at Anime Friends 2010 on past July 16 !

Watch the pics at the following link :

For more news : Danilo Palange Official Website / Fickr

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Edu Falaschi launches his Official website in English

Edu Falaschi presents the English version of his official homepage

Check the link on the front page of or follow directly to get to actual news, biography, interviews database, photo stream, links, tour dates, curiosities – all the most important details of the background and the present career of Angra and Almah singer, composer, producer and arranger Edu Falaschi in English.

You can share the news, live dates and articles from through your Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and other services.

Also are available:

Besides the Portuguese and English versions of the official site you can find the links to the official sources of Edu in French, Japanese and Russian on the front page of

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official website /Official Myspace

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Edu Falaschi : official statement for internet / Orkut users

Dear friends and fans, due to a lot of confusions (especially around Orkut) we would like to clarify the situation concerning the Internet sources of Edu Falaschi. Please, keep in mind that Edu doesn’t have any personal account in Orkut, only Community pages in this social network. All the personal profiles in Orkut created as profiles of Angra and Almah vocalist Edu Falaschi are FAKES.

“I would like to make it clear that I’ve never had any kind of ORKUT profile. There are a few persons who pretend to be me. They are getting in touch with fans using my name cheating them and making use of the innocent people who think that they stay in a kind of contact with the artist Edu Falaschi. That is why I’m here now to make it absolutely clear that I reply to the fans only in my official FACEBOOK and MYSPACE. For those who would like to get to know about me and what kind of direct communication channels I have, please, visit my official website: or the website of my press agency MS Metal Press. There you can find all the official information about my career as well as the links to all my official pages.

Thanks for understanding!”

Edu Falaschi

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official website / MS Metal Press

Monday, July 19, 2010

Rafael Bittencourt on TV IG

MS Metal Press official note :

"The guitar player Rafael Bittencourt (ANGRA, Bittencourt Project) has participated of a report on TViG to celebrate the International Day of Rock. The musician challenged Lucas Silva, the Brazilian Guitar Hero champion, to play Iron Maiden in the game.

“It was very funny to do this report on iG. I have never been a good Guitar Hero player but it was nice to have a great one beside me performing an Iron Maiden classic. Everything is important to celebrate the international day of the most passionate music style”, said Rafael Bittencourt.

Rafael Bittencourt and his band ANGRA keep booking new shows for the upcoming world tour in support to the seventh album “Aqua” to be released in Japan next July, 31st and afterwards in Brazil and Europe."

For more news : TV IG / Angra Official Webiste / MS Metal Press

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Angra, Anime Friends 2010 : set-list, pics and videos

Here are set-list pics and some fan videos of the Angra's show at Anime Friends 2010 in São Paulo (Brazil) on past July 16 !
  • Set-list :
- Unfinished Allegro
- Carry On
- Nova Era
- Waiting Silence
- Silence and Distance
- Angels Cry
- Lisbon
- The Course of Nature
- Acid Rain
- The Voice Commanding You
- Rebirth
- Nothing to Say
- Deus le Volt!
- Spread of Fire
- Pegasus Fantasy

  • Fan videos
- Silence And Distance from Retardatismo on Youtube :

- The Voice Commanding You, from Retardatismo on Youtube :

- Pegasus Fantasy /Saint Seiya (with Kiko Loureiro on drums, Rafael Bittencourt on bass and Felipe Andreoli on guitar) from Kendanetwork on Youtube :

For more news : Gamehall website