Brazilian metallers ALMAH continue working at the third studio album, the follow-up to the previous success, Fragile Equality (2008). As we reported, the band entered the Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil on the 2nd of May. This week, they have started to record the guitars. Right now you can check the comments of ALMAH’s musicians Edu Falaschi, Marcelo Barbosa and Felipe Andreoli for the band’s official website and Brazilian media about the first two weeks of the recording sessions:
Marcelo Barbosa (guitars) comments for Fullrock.com webzine that this time the whole composing process “has been a little bit different. It’s been a bit faster than in case of the previous CD. We started to exchange some ideas through the Internet. When we had got enough material, we set up an appointment and spent almost a week in São Paulo in order to finalize the songs and the arrangements for the new album and right after that Marcelo Moreira entered the studio to record the drums. This part has already been finished and this week we have started to record the guitars, acoustic guitars and the bass. Everything is happening very very fast. We waited for some break in Angra’s schedule to have a space to go on with Almah. And when it happened we immediately caught this opportunity! We have choosen the same studio where we made Fragile Equality, Norcal, with excellent equipment, technical staff, organization and where we are very welcome. With old partners by our side the whole process becomes easier and more agile. The main difference is the fact that this time the album will be mixed in Europe”.
According to the bassist of ALMAH, Felipe Andreoli “the new CD is heavy enough. Of course, with melodic parts which Almah has always had, with catchy refrains, with the lyrics full of melodies, with cool harmonies and even more, but it’s still quite heavy and it contains some parts which is the heaviest stuff we have ever done. We intend to mix the album in Holland and it will take more time than we would like, because the studio there is quite full of other appointments, but it will work.”
And the frontman and founder of the band, Edu Falaschi came up with a short video message about the new album right from the studio, it’s available here: http://youtu.be/J7c8ug0jW6A
You can find the complete interviews and comments on the official website and Youtube of ALMAH:
ALMAH is: Edu Falaschi – vocals, Felipe Andreoli – bass, Marcelo Barbosa – guitars, Paulo Schroeber – guitars, Marcelo Moreira – drums. The release of the album, as-yet-untitled, is planned for September 2011 worldwide. The new CD will include 10 songs.
Paulo Schroeber at Norcal Studios, recording the new Almah record. May, 2011
By Felipe Andreoli Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/felipeandreoliphoto/