Monday, March 28, 2011

Felipe Andreoli : "Play with Your Idol", IG TV video

The series "Play with Your idol" produced by IG studios is dedicated to novice musicians.

This week, Felipe Andreoli from the band Angra gives some advices to those who want to start playing bass.

Felipe Andreoli is the bass player of heavy-metal band Angra. He also plays in the bands Karma and Almah. Felipe is famous partly because of the spread of three fingers pizzicato technique.

For more news : IG TV

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Edu Falaschi : juror in Soulspell semi-finals and final

From MS Metal Press and Edu Falaschi Official Website :

The lead singer of the bands Angra and Almah, Edu Falaschi, will be one of the jurors in the second national (Brazil) contest for singers who want to join Soulspell Metal Opera.

The first event will take place on March 27, in one of the most traditional bars in the capitale, the Blackmore Rock Bar at 7h00pm.

According to Heleno Vale (Soulspell) : "There will be 20 performances of singers, chosen among 160 registered from all over the country, singing great classics of rock and metal, like Iron maiden, Metallica, Queen, Europe, Nightwish, After Forever and others. The 10 better will go the great final to be held in April. The jurors present will be great names of national scene as Edu Falaschi (Angra, Almah), Tito Falaschi (Illustria), Daisa Munhoz (voted best female vocalist of 2010 by Roadie Crew magazine and Whiplash), Leandro Caçoilo (ex-Eterna), Jefferson Albert (Soulspell), Heros Trench (Korzus / Mr.Som studios), Thiago Mauro (Roadiecrew), among others."

Edu was one of the singers who took part in the line up of Soulspell second album "The Labyrinth Of Truths".

In parallel, Edu Falaschi is composing the third studio album of Almah, still untitled, which is scheduled to be launched in the second half of this year.

Soulspell Vocal Contest 2011 :

Date : 27/03/11
Time : 7h00 pm
Venue : Blackmore Rock Bar, Alameda dos Maracatins, 1.317 Moema - São Paulo - SP (Brazil)

For more news : MS Metal Press / Edu Falaschi Official Website / Blackmore Rock Bar

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Angra : message to Japan

The day before yesterday, The Official Japanese Blog of Edu Falaschi revealed the messages of Angra musicians to Japan :

** Edu Falaschi :

"After 10 days I still have no words to express so much pain in my heart!
But at the same time I feel that I must try to help in anyway the people that I love and respect so much!

My daughter has japanese blood, part of my family are japanese, this make the sadness I feel even stronger!

But I'm sure that Japan will rise again and show to the world why this country is so evoluted!
I know Japan lost many innocent lives, but if this kind of disaster had happened in some other country, we would have million of dead people! I'm proud of the Japanese people! Their respect, culture and intelligence, saved million of lives!
With all love and respect,"

Edu Falaschi

** Felipe Andreoli :

"To all our dear fans and friends in Japan,

I know that you are a brave and hard working people, and I know that you will overcome this bad situation in the best way possible.

From Brazil we send you our thoughts, hoping for the best for each and every one of you,
your families and loved ones.

This great country has showed the world in the past an incredible capability for overcoming great tragedies, and this time shouldn't be any different.

Best wishes,

Felipe Andreoli"

** Kiko Loureiro :

"I'm deeply touched and sorry to everything is happening in Japan.
From my side I everyday have my greatest positive thoughts wishing that things get in control as soon as possible.

To all my beloved friends from Japan, be brave, help each other, and pray for all suffered ones.

I'm sure Japan will get through it stronger than ever

Kind regards

Kiko san "

** Rafael Bittencourt :

"To all my Japanese fans. All my deepest and sincere regards.

I'm very shocked and moved by the situation of your country.
I haven't stopped thinking about you and lots of friends that I have there.
It's been around 8 years that I have dreams about the furious waters rage.

I dedicate to you this song that I wrote about these dreams that
I often have that unfortunately are becoming real.

I hope that the situation calms down soon and that it brings transformation for all human-kind's behavior.

The Rage of the Waters (Angra, Aqua, 2010)
by Rafael Bittencourt

Rise of the Tides
Breaking the Hush
Far in the distance it's heard
Watery eyes, feelings disturbed
Face the troubled waters

Soaking the earth, kissing the sand
Your feelings seem to overflow
Running in streams, out of control
A wave is on its way
It will collide against your soul
When your fears are all tumbling in disorder
In the ocean of new emotions

In the rage of the waters
Wild surging
Moulding our lives
It's the age of the waters
Stirring up the patterns of our minds

So long, it took me to learn
Surging waves can take all your hope
But when the torment ends, comes the calm
There's no reason to despair, no!

In the rage of the waters
Wild surging
Moulding our lives
It's the age of the waters
Stirring up the patterns of our minds

In the rage of the waters
Where the tides are turning
Feelings are running
Moulding our lives
It's the age of the waters
Boiling the fears we've kept inside
Changing the direction of mankind

I am pleased to give the fans a little confort.
It's not much of a coincidence.
It's right there in our sight. We just need to start seeing.

Best regards

Rafael Bittencourt

** Ricardo Confessori :

"Hi People from Japan and Angra japanese fans......

It is very sad , and I guess very painfull for the japanese , to face their country almost falling apart after the Shake and the Tsunami..

My deepest feeling to the relatives, friends, father and mother, son and daughter of the victims of this tragedy....

Every body knows japanese are strong people, and will overcome the material losses of the catastrophe......but the personal losses are very difficult and I want you to know, that the whole world is with you right know!!!

Go Japan!!!!

Ricardo Confessori

For more news : Edu Falaschi Japan Official Blog

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Edu Falaschi : special guest of the show of Children Of The Beast in São Paulo

From MS Metal Press and Edu Falaschi Official Website :

The lead singer of the bands Angra and Almah Edu Falaschi, will be among the special guests at the concert that the band Children Of The Beast will play in the capitale of the state, on next March 25th.

The event will also count with the participation of Tito Falaschi and Aquiles Priester, and will take place in one of the traditional rock venues of the country, the Manifesto Bar, at 10h00pm.

Children Of The Beast (official Iron Maiden tribute band from Brazil) will present a large set-list covering all Iron Maiden releases. Consequently, the set-list will include songs from the albums "Iron Maiden”, “Killers”, “The Number Of The Beast”, “Piece Of Mind”, “Powerslave”, “Somewhere In Time” and “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son”, among others.

Edu Falaschi + Children Of The Beast :
Date: 25/03/11
Venue : Manifesto Bar, Rua Iguatemi, 36, Itaim Bibi, São Paulo, Brazil
Time : 10h00 pm

For more news : MS Metal Press /Edu Falaschi Official Website / Manifesto Bar

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kiko Loureiro : new dates in Brazil

From MS Metal Press :

Kiko Loureiro, guitarist of the bands Angra and Neural Code, confirmed two new dates of his workshop tour in Brazil. The cities of Sao paulo and Ilheurs (Bahia) will receive the artist on March 24 and 25.

Kiko Loureiro will present great classics of his career, focusing on songs from his latest solo album "Fullblast".

In parallel, Kiko Loureiro and his band Angra are scheduling new dates for their world tour in support of their 7th studio album "Aqua".

Kiko Loureiro - Fullblast World Tour 2011

Date: 24/03/11
Time: 20h00
Venue : SL Music Hall (Souza Lima Ensino de Música)
City : São Paulo/SP (Brazil)
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Date : 25/03/11
Time : 19h00
Venue: Teatro Municipal de Ilhéus
City : Ilhéus/BA (Brazil)
Informations :

For more news : MS Metal Press

Monday, March 21, 2011

Angra : highlight of "The best Of The Year" on Roadie Crew Magazine

From MS Metal Press :

The band Angra is once again the absolute highlight of the "Best Of the Year", the annualy poll published by Roadie Crew magazine. "Another year of public recognition for our work ! It's with much hapiness in my heart that I come to thanks the fans of Roadie Crew magazine for their immense love, reflected in poll results of the annual "Best Of The Year". It was a lot of work, but Aqua was released worldwide, we just came back from a big tour in Europe and we have much more work ahead .Always thinking of the best to you all", said Edu Falaschi.

Angra and his musicians have achieved an important number of votes in the main categories proposed by the magazine in 2010, as evidenced the issue of March 2011. The band was awarded as best national band, best album, best cover album and best show of the country.

Here are the categories where Angra and his musicians were winners:

Best national band : Angra (13, 39%)
Best national show : Angra (16,40%)
Best national album : Aqua (16,64%)
Best national cover : Aqua (24,01%)
Best national vocalist : Edu Falaschi (15,40%)
Best national guitarist : Kiko Loureiro (16,69%)
Best national bassist : Felipe Andreoli (26,54%)

Best national guitarist, 2nd place : Rafael Bittencourt (7,43%)
Best national drummer, 2nd place : Ricardo Confessori (13,41%)

In parallel, Angra continues to schedule dates for his world tour in support of the album "Aqua".

For more news : MS Metal Press

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Edu Falaschi : new Myspace layout

Check out the new Edu Falaschi Official Myspace layout !

The layout has been designed by João Duarte (J.Duarte Design, MS Metal Press), a well-known name in the rock&metal field due to his work with such bands and companies as Angra, Almah, MS Metal Press, Kattah, Torture Squad among others:

The new Edu Falaschi Myspace 3.0 is based on the artwork of Aqua (SPV, Steamhammer, 2010), the last Angra's album, by Gustavo Sazes :

You'll find on this new Myspace all the details about Edu's career : official biography and discography, links of his official sites and social network worldwide, and also all regarding his current activities as singer, composer and producer, concert dates etc ...

The address remains the same :

Monday, March 7, 2011

Edu Falaschi, Aqua European Tour video report, Paris (France), 27/02/11

** Edu Falaschi, Aqua European Tour video report, Paris (France), 27/02/11, (via Twitvid), "France ! So Beautiful !!!!"

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Twitter

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Angra France Blog : playlist of the month

Here is the new playlist of the month :
  • Hollow (Aqua, 2010)
  • The Voice Commanding You (Aurora Consurgens, 2006)
  • Angels And Demons (Temple Of Shadows, 2004)
  • Nothing To Say (Rebirth World Tour, Live in São Paulo, 2003)
  • Eyes Of Chirst (Hunters And Prey, 2002)
  • Acid Rain (Rebirth, 2001)
Enjoy ;)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Angra, show Barcelona : set-list and pics

Here are set-list and pics of the Angra's show at Salamandra 1 in Barcelona (Spain) on past February 18th !

** Set-list :

- Viderunt Te Aqua
- Arising Thunder
- Angels Cry
- Nothing To Say
- Lease Of Life
- The Voice Commanding You
- The Course Of Nature
- Awake From The Darkness
- Lisbon
- Deus Le Volt !
- Spread Your Fire
- Heroes Of Sand
- The Rage Of The Waters
- Rebirth
- Unfinished Allegro
- Carry On
- Nova Era
- Dio Tribute

** Pics by Manel Amposta from :

For more news :

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Angra, show Toulouse : set-list, pics and fan videos

Here are set-list, pics and fan videos of the Angra's show at Le Phare in Toulouse (France), on past February 22th !

** Set-list :

-Arising Thunder
- Angels Cry
- The Course Of Nature
- Guitar solo (Tapping Into My Dark Tranquility by Kiko)
- Heroes Of Sand
- Lisbon
- The Voice Commanding You
- Drum solo
- Awake From Darkness
- Lease Of Life
- Waiting Silence
- Rebirth
- Nothing To Say
- Carry On/Nova Era
- Heaven And Hell (Black Sabbath cover)

** Pics by Moocher on for Hardforce :

To watch more pics of the Angra's show, check out the gallery of Moocher on !

You can also read a review of the show (in French) on Hardforce !

** Fan videos by Rock Meeting :

- Guitar solo (Tapping Into My Dark Tranquility) / Heroes Of Sand :

- Lisbon :

- Lease Of Life :

For more news : Hardforce /

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kiko Loureiro : Masterclass in Tourcoing (Lille, France)

Kiko Loureiro gives today a masterclass at EF2M in Tourcoing (Lille, France), from6h00 pm (French time) !

For more news : EF2M