Brazilian melodic metallers ANGRA celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of their 1993 debut album, "Angels Cry", with a special concert on August 25 at HSBC Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil.
As a means of celebrating its successful trajectory, the band took the opportunity to schedule a small tour through Brazil and Latin America, which culminated with the show in São Paulo, after 11 dates. If there was any aura of uncertainty towards the future, ANGRA shook it off for good with a very special concert, truly a night to remember. As guitar player Rafael Bittencourt put it, "For those who think we should quit, I tell you: we're just getting started". That pretty much summons up the very apparent joy that the band showed onstage, not only that night, but on the whole tour.
A stellar team of guests made everything even more special. Tarja Turunen, formerly of NIGHTWISH, lends her talent and angelic voice on two songs: "Stand Away" and Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights". On the latter, the legendary Uli Jon Roth (SCORPIONS) is also featured, and shows why he is such a reference for the majority of guitar players around the world. The Brazilian string quartet FAMILIA LIMA appears in three songs, and drummer Amilcar Christopharo, from the band TORTURE SQUAD, grabs the sticks on "Evil Warning", representing the metal bands from Brazil.
"Angels Cry 20th Anniversary Tour" will be released as a separate DVD and a double CD, containing over 20 tracks in total and extra behind-the-scenes footage captured during the latest tour.
A performance clip of "Stand Away", taken from "Angels Cry 20th Anniversary Tour", can be seen below.
ANGRA's setlist was as follows:
01. Angels Cry
02. Nothing to Say
03. Waiting Silence
06. Millennium Sun (intro w/ Kiko Loureiro on keyboards)
07. Winds of Destination (intersection w/ Kiko Loureiro on keyboards)
08. Gentle Change
09. The Voice Commanding You (Rafael Bittencourt on vocals)
10. Late Redemption
11. Silence and Distance (intro w/ Kiko Loureiro on keyboards)
12. Reaching Horizons (Rafael Bittencourt on vocals)
13. Unholy Wars / Caça e Caçador (Rafael Bittencourt and Kiko Loureiro on vocals)
14. A Monster in Her Eyes (Rafael Bittencourt and Kiko Loureiro on vocals)
15. Make Believe (Rafael Bittencourt and Kiko Loureiro on vocals)
Brazilian melodic metallers ANGRA will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their 1993 debut album, "Angels Cry", with a special concert on August 25 at HSBC Brasil in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The show, which will be recorded for a DVD, will feature guest appearances by Tarja Turunen (NIGHTWISH), Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) and Uli Jon Roth (SCORPIONS).
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ANGRA tapped acclaimed Italian vocalist Fabio Lione (VISION DIVINE,RHAPSODY OF FIRE, KAMELOT) to front the band for its most
On June 15, Guitarhoo.com conducted an interview with Brazilian guitaristKiko Loureiro's (ANGRA). You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
Kiko's June 14 concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was professionally filmed and recorded for DVD release in the next few months. The event featured three different musical styles and chapters in his solo career — metal, progressive and Brazilian fusion music. The shows also featured special guest performers, including Virgil Donati (PLANET X, ALLAN HOLDSWORTH) on drums.
Kiko's latest solo album, "Sounds Of Innocence", was released in Japan at the end of June 2012 and was made available in the rest of the world in July 2012. The CD features guest appearances by Virgil Donati on drums and Felipe Andreoli (ANGRA, ALMAH) on bass. One track also featuresLIVING COLOUR bassist Doug Wimbish. The effort was produced byKiko Loureiro, mixed by Dennis Ward and mastered by Jürgen Lusky.
"Sounds Of Innocence" track listing:
01. Awakening Prelude
02. Gray Stone Gateway