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Angra releases "Lease Of Life" video

The new video for the song "Lease Of Life" is out now. The track comes from the current album "Aqua" which was released in Europe and USA/Canada through SPV / Steamhammer in September 2010. Check the video out at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3D_ENwGXrI

Angra will play together with Sepultura January 13th, 2011 in Anaheim,CA at the House Of Blues and on January 14th, 2011 in Hollywood, CA at the House Of Blues.

A European tour is planned for February / March 2011 - details will be announced soon.

This is ANGRA'S first new album in four years, following up their 2006 release "Aurora Consurgens" The album is available in three formats: a standard jewel case edition, a double LP edition that includes 3 bonus tracks, and it will be available as a digital download.

ANGRA guitarist Rafael Bittencourt recently spoke about the concept and recording of "Aqua":

We wanted a title that would describe in a very concise way, that concept. "Aqua" is the Latin word for water and summarizes the whole idea behind the Shakespearean play and our feelings at this remarkable moment.

Although this album sounds very different then our previous album "Aurora Consurgens", there are not many musical differences between "AQUA" and our last three albums. We tried to keep the idea of combining metal with progressive, classic, Brazilian, ethnic, pop and many other styles. The big difference is that this time we were really hit by inspiration. So we wrote almost thirty good songs, and we ended up picking the best ten out of the big list. All the atmosphere of companionship and teamwork was captured in the tracks. We really helped each other on every detail and that's what made the songs so powerful and special.

Another important difference is that the drummer Ricardo Confessori is back in the band. This was only possible because, after the recording sessions of the Bittencourt Project's Brainworms where he performed on a couple of tracks. Since then, we have regained our trust and friendship. We had a few rehearsals with ANGRA where he jammed around songs from the old and new era of the band. Also, we presented some new ideas for him to arrange and he showed that he had kept his creativity and graceful musicianship. We had good laughs remembering things we've done together in the past and how the Brazilian-mixed kind grooves were a very significant quality of our pre-Rebirth Era.

So, "AQUA" represents where we are now. And we hope that it will be remembered as one of our great classic albums, because it was done with great passion, focus and dedication. We expect that every detail of these carefully crafted new songs may help you out through your own times of change. So, get prepared to dive deep into an ocean of new sensations and float away with the various liquid atmospheres that keep changing as you listen through and it will always keep changing as you listen to it more times. Welcome to the revolving waters of "AQUA!"


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published on October 30, 2010 at 15:07 by Darren Cowan
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Angra announces European tour dates

published on November 17, 2010 by Zandra
Melodic metallers Angra will embark on a European tour in February 2011. The dates are as follows :

Feb. 13 - Milano, Italy - Live Club
Feb. 15 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
Feb. 16 - Nancy, France - Lautre Canal
Feb. 17 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
Feb. 18 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
Feb. 19 - Bordeaux, France - Krakatoa
Feb. 20 - Madrid, Spain - Ritmo Y Compas
Feb. 23 - Toulouse, France - Bikini
Feb. 24 - Nantes, France - Olympic
Feb. 25 - Tourcoing, France (Lille) - Le Grand Mix
Feb. 26 - London, UK - O2 Islington Academy
Feb. 27 - Paris, France - Élysée Montmartre

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ANGRA to release "AQUA" October 12, 2010

published on August 12, 2010 by Darren Cowan
Brazilian metallers ANGRA are set to release their album "AQUA" October 12, 2010 in North America on SPV/Steamhammer. This is ANGRA'S first new album in four years, following up their 2006 release "Aurora Consurgens" The album will be available in three formats: a standard jewel case edition, a double LP edition that includes 3 bonus tracks, and it will be available as a digital download.

ANGRA guitarist Rafael Bittencourt recently spoke at length about the concept and recording of "AQUA":

"Here we are again. Doing what we love the most, which is to bring our music to the world. That amazing feeling of having our ideas spread among the fans like seeds that will be growing, as people get more involved with the album. Finally, after four years of no work released, we are bringing what in our opinion is one of our best pieces ever composed. "AQUA".

Maybe by coincidence, this year we had strong storms that caused floods, landslides and other problems to many Brazilian cities. We could see that the same thing was happening in different countries almost at the same time injuring and killing people. It seems that the waters are representing a time of change. The upcoming of the Age of Aquarius, the apocalypse, the prophecies about 2012 and other matters were flying around our conversations.

We wanted a title that would describe in a very concise way, that concept. "AQUA" is the Latin word for water and summarizes the whole idea behind the Shakespearean play and our feelings at this remarkable moment.

Although this album sounds very different then our previous album "Aurora Consurgens", there are not many musical differences between "AQUA" and our last three albums. We tried to keep the idea of combining metal with progressive, classic, Brazilian, ethnic, pop and many other styles. The big difference is that this time we were really hit by inspiration. So we wrote almost thirty good songs, and we ended up picking the best ten out of the big list. All the atmosphere of companionship and teamwork was captured in the tracks. We really helped each other on every detail and that's what made the songs so powerful and special.

Another important difference is that the drummer Ricardo Confessori is back in the band. This was only possible because, after the recording sessions of the Bittencourt Project's Brainworms where he performed on a couple of tracks. Since then, we have regained our trust and friendship. We had a few rehearsals with ANGRA where he jammed around songs from the old and new era of the band. Also, we presented some new ideas for him to arrange and he showed that he had kept his creativity and graceful musicianship. We had good laughs remembering things we've done together in the past and how the Brazilian-mixed kind grooves were a very significant quality of our pre-Rebirth Era.

So, "AQUA" represents where we are now. And we hope that it will be remembered as one of our great classic albums, because it was done with great passion, focus and dedication. We expect that every detail of these carefully crafted new songs may help you out through your own times of change. So, get prepared to dive deep into an ocean of new sensations and float away with the various liquid atmospheres that keep changing as you listen through and it will always keep changing as you listen to it more times. Welcome to the revolving waters of "AQUA!"
CURRENT LINE-UP:

Edu Falaschi - vocals
Kiko Loureiro - guitars
Rafael Bittencourt - guitars
Felipe Andreoli - bass
Ricardo Confessori - drums

Tracklisting:

Jewel Case

1. Viderunt Te Aquæ
2. Arising Thunder
3. Awake From Darkness
4. Lease Of Life
5. The Rage Of The Waters
6. Spirit Of The Air
7. Hollow
8. Monster In Her Eyes
9. Weakness Of A Man
10. Ashes

LP
Side 1:
1. Viderunt Te Aquæ
2. Arising Thunder
3. Awake From Darkness
4. Lease Of Life

Side 2:
5. The Rage Of The Waters
6. Spirit Of The Air
7. Hollow

Side 3:
8. Monster In Her Eyes
9. Weakness Of A Man
10. Ashes

Side 4:
1. Nova Era (bonus track)
2. Spread Your Fire (bonus track)
3. The Course Of Nature (bonus track)

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Angra post new song "Arising Thunder" online

published on July 12, 2010 by Zandra
The song "Arising Thunder" from the Brezilian power metal band Angra is available for streaming at this location . This track comes off the band's new album "Aqua" , to be released in Europe on September 29 and in US on October 12 via SPV/Steamhammer , and in Japan on July 31 by JVC/Victor .

Commented guitarist Rafael Bittencourt : "'Arising Thunder' is a strong, fast and captivating song. We didn't want to choose the most commercial track. Our fans will certainly be impressed with its fury and speed that end up in one of the strongest refrains of our entire career. It describes clearly the water element cycles showing the tenuous line from the tempest to the calm ."

Vocalist Edu Falaschi adds : "This song was originally composed to be a ballad but along the process I realized that it would be better to change for a power metal style. Fortunately, I was right and this new direction is the most correct to represent the heart of the Shakespeare story! It is violent, dramatic and vigorous in the first lines of 'The Tempest'! 'Arising Thunder' sounds perfect to an epic start connected to the lyric by a vibrant way showing all the Prospero fury and vengeance wishes . I am sure that our fans will enjoy it and sing with us in our next tour ."

"Aqua" track listing:

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

ANGRA 2010 is:

Eduardo Falaschi - Vocals
Kiko Loureiro - Guitar
Felipe Andreoli - Bass
Rafael Bittencourt - Guitar
Ricardo Confessori - Drums

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Angra's "Report from the new album" videos are online

published on February 20, 2010 by Zandra
The Brazilian band Angra have entered studio in Brazil on February 17 to record its new album , which will be released in the second half of 2010 .
Watch the video report below .

Commented singer Edu Falaschi: "Be prepared to hear one of the best albums in the history of Angra! It's secure! It will be a real masterpiece and it will be followed by the best tour of Angra! Power and quality, everything with the same magic like in the best moments of the band's history

Angra 2010 is:

Eduardo Falaschi - Vocals
Kiko Loureiro - Guitar
Felipe Andreoli - Bass
Rafael Bittencourt - Guitar
Ricardo Confessori - Drums





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