Brazilian Metal masters Almah have signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of their new album ‘Unfold’. The material was recorded in São Paulo, Brazil and mixed and mastered by Damien Rainaud at Darth Mader Music in Los Angeles, California.
The cover artwork was designed by Nathália Suellen, an internationally recognized digital artist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil who has previously worked with renowned musicians, writers and publishing houses from all over the world. ‘Unfold’ will be released November 25 in Europe and December 3 in North America.
The album single ‘Raise The Sun’ is available for streaming here:
Brazilian metallers ALMAH featured by former ANGRA’s singer Edu Falaschi and Italian melodic metal band SECRET SPHERE will join forces for a co-headlining European tour in November. The list of confirmed dates is available below.
After a successful year of shows to promote the high acclaimed album “Portrait Of A Dying Heart” ended at the Wacken Open Air festival , SECRET SPHERE musicians are currently in the studio re-recording the second album of the band “A Time Never Come” , considered one of the best power metal album coming from the italian metal scene since years. It will be a special 15th years Anniversary edition with the addition of extraordinary singer Michele Luppi’s vocals.
ALMAH is going to play their first shows in Europe ever and the tour will support the fourth album of the band “Unfold”, coming later this year. The album was recorded in São Paulo/Brazil and mixed and mastered by Damien Rainaud at Darth Mader Music in Los Angeles, California. The release dates and other detail will be unveiled soon. On September 19 Almah will play at ROCK IN RIO Festival (Brasil), one of the most important musical events of the year.
ALMAH – SECRET SPHERE BRAZITALIAN TOUR 2013
November, 3rd – Holland – Kerkrade – The Rocktemple
November, 5th – Belgium – Roeselare – Le Verlichte Geest
November 6th – France – Paris – Gibus Café
November, 8th – Spain – Madrid – Sala Indipendance
November, 9th – Spain – Erandio – Sala Sonora
November, 10th – Spain – Gijon – Sala Acapulco
November, 11th – Spain – Barcelona – Sala Boveda
November, 12st – France – Marseille – Le Korigan
November, 15st – Italy – Brescia – Colony Club
November, 16st – Italy – Trofarello – Peocio
More European dates and supporting acts will be announced soon.
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Brazilian metallers ALMAh presents their new video clip, it’s available on official Youtube channel of the band and also can be seen below. This time ALMAh has chosen the ballad “When And Why” from the latest studio effort, MOTION (2011 – AFM Records/JVC).
Brazilian metallers Almah keep working at their fourth studio album, as yet untitled. At the moment, the musicians are finishing pre-production of new songs in a home studio of the frontman/founder of the band Edu Falaschi (ex-Angra). Falaschi tells: “the new album will be more positive. While Motion (2011) is a fucking heavy, tense and dark album, the new one will be hopeful with fast songs”.
To keep the fans updated about how the work is going on, Almah has recently started to reveal the series of “making-of new album videos” via its official Youtube channel. The video below presents a part of a new sond. Edu Falaschi comments: “Hello guys, the new album is almost ready, we are finishing the last songs now! We’d like to show you one part of a new song: it’s a guitar duel with tapping and right now we are working at this idea! Very soon the whole new material will be ready for the recording!”
Brazil-based metal band ALMAH is confirmed as a participant of ROCK IN RIO 2013, one of the biggest and most important musical festivals not only in Brazil, but in the whole world. Rock in Rio 2013 will join such names as Metallica, Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Muse, Sepultura, Helloween, Alice in Chains and many others.
ALMAH will play on September 19th, METALLICA’s headline day, at the same stage with SEBASTIAN BACH, ROBIE ZOMBIE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, HIBRIA.
ALMAH’s frontman and founder Edu Falaschi tells: “Thanks a lot to all our dear fans and friends who supported the idea of ALMAh at Rock in Rio 2013! It will be a very special show with songs from our new CD (coming soon!), new vibes, new life! Thanks for all your love and support! Let’s rock with our friends from HIBRIA!!! Let’s support NEW WAVE OF BRAZILIAN HEAVY METAL (NWOBHM)!”
Nowadays, Rock In Rio is a series of annual events in four cities: Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), Lisbon (Portugal), Madrid (Spain) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). The first festival took place in Rock in Rio in 1985 and was attended by a record-breaking audience of 1.380 million people. Still, it’s one of the biggest and the most influential musical events in the world. Official Rock In Rio website: http://www.rockinrio.com.br/
At the moment, ALMAH is finishing pre-production of new songs for its fourth CD. More news is coming soon.
Brazil-based metal band ALMAh presents its new official video clip for the song “Living And Drifting” from the latest studio album, MOTION (2011). It’s available on official Youtube channel of the band.
The idea of the clip is a story of some fan who discovers the new clip and starts spreading it as the “Almah virus” around the globe. The band has dedicated the video to all Almah fans over the world: in Europe, Asia and North and Latin America, from Brazil to Japan.
The video was filmed in Sao Paulo and directed by producer, musician and composer Diogo Araújo from Under Control Filmes who has an established name in Brazil thanks to his work with mainstream artists of the national scene.
ALMAh led by ex-Angra’s singer Edu Falaschi was established in 2006 and since then released three albums. The latest studio effort “Motion” saw the light of day in October 2011 via AFM Records (Europe, North America) and Victor JVC (Japan). In May 2012 Falaschi announced his departure from Angra and totally concentrated on ALMAh as his principal band. At the moment, the band is composing new songs for the next studio album.
Almah official Youtube http://www.youtube.com/AlmahChannel
Brazilian metallers ALMAh are ready to present its fifth official video clip created for the song “Living And Drifting” from the latest studio album, MOTION (2011). It will be released on January 31th at 10 p.m. by Brazilian time (or February 1st, 1 a.m. CET) via official Youtube channel of the band at this location: http://www.youtube.com/AlmahChannel
The video was filmed in Sao Paulo and directed by producer, musician and composer Diogo Araújo from Under Control Filmes who has an established name in Brazil thanks to his work with mainstream artists of the national scene. The video is based on a certain concept and is expected to be the most significant visual production in the history of the band.
The teaser is available at the moment:
ALMAh led by ex-Angra’s singer Edu Falaschi was established in 2006 and since then released three albums and conquered its own consolidated fan base worldwide. The latest studio effort “Motion” saw the light of day in October 2011 via AFM Records (Europe, North America) and Victor JVC (Japan). In May 2012 Falaschi announced his departure from Angra and totally concentrated on ALMAh as his principal band. At the moment, ALMAh is composing new songs for the next studio album.
Singer, composer and producer Edu Falaschi (ALMAh, ex-Angra) proudly announces his new “headquarters” in São Paulo (Brazil) – “DO IT! STUDIO” recently established in a partnership with his brother and former Symbols bandmate Tito Falaschi. Besides working at Falaschi’s own projects, such as Almah first of all, it’s a new pleasant home for musicians from Brazil and abroad who dream to create a professional recording having in mind Angra, Almah or Soulspell quality.
During the first weeks of working DO IT! STUDIO has become one of the centers of the independent music in the megapolis and got many contacts from abroad due to its professional and creative approach.
Edu Falaschi: “Actually, DO IT! STUDIO is a real accomplishment of my philosophy as a producer! I have in mind to make REAL sound production according to the international standards. Having worked for more than 10 years with ANGRA, I know what it’s all about, how the production of a professional CD should be done, detail by detail and thinking about the final result as a means to show identity of the band to future fans. Every step of work should be done with a lot of care, from composition and arrangements to mastering!
Well, this year I joined my forces with my brother Tito to create this studio with modern equipment such as Amp Mesaboogie, Pro-Tools, Cubase, Mac computers, Yamaha monitors etc. All this will allow you to get to the best quality to be presented at the music market of today without wasting a lot of money. Due to our experience and contacts we can afford to select good and promising bands to work with. For example, the debut CD of Age Of Artemis (2012) is very successful in Brazil and got a record deal in Japan. Now it’s your turn!
Be serious, be professional and responsible – it’s a good base to establish your future in the music! And welcome to DO IT! STUDIO”.
Brazilian singer, composer and producer Edu Falaschi (Almah, ex-Angra) in a recent interview to Russian webzine Headbanger revealed several details about his past and future career in Angra and Almah, work as a music producer, current metal scene in Brazil and Metal Open Air Festival. It’s the first international interview available in English where the singer honestly explains his voice problems of the last year and tells about the treatment:
“The problem wasn’t with my vocal chords, I had a reflux problem. It’s something that happens in your stomach – when you start eating things that are not so good, like Coca Cola or coffee, your acid starts becoming bigger and bigger and then you feel the acid going up into your vocal chords. Formally I didn’t have any problem with my vocal chords, my vocal chords were OK, but I had a high level of acid so often that I needed a break. I started singing very bad, and I didn’t know why. When I would go to doctors, they would say I was fine, they didn’t see any problem with my vocal chords. It was only a few years later when I found out that the problem was with the acid. Then I started getting treatment, and my voice started to become better and better. Nowadays my voice is OK, and this is very nice.
I have taken nearly five months of treatment, I have taken medicines and visited many doctors, and nowadays I can sing normally. But am I going to take high notes again and risk ruining my voice? No. As Ronnie James Dio said once, “You need to find a way that you can sing forever”. He was a very wise man, he didn’t use high notes all the time, what he did was singing in a comfortable way and a metal way. That’s the point for me. I want to go in this kind of direction with my singing – more natural to my kind of voice, within a more comfortable range. That’s why I decided to sing this way most of the time from now on. Of course, I can sing high notes, I can perfectly sing high notes, but it will happen only sometimes, when I need to sing old songs at concerts”.
Brazilian metallers ALMAh led by ex-ANGRA singer Edu Falaschi has recently announced several new dates of MOTION tour in Brazil in September. The band will play two headline shows in São Paulo (September 8th, Manifesto Bar) and Santos/SP (September 6th, Tribal Club), besides participation in one of the biggest Brazilian rock festivals Porão do Rock in Brasília/DF on 7th of September.
Bass player Raphael Dafras joins Almah to play the next concerts with the band. Raphael Dafras started his musical career at the end of 1997 playing in local bands at his native town in Paraná state. His most significant activity in the musical field until now is a work together with German Pascual (Narnia) at the debut album of the singer “A New Beginning” (2012) as a bass player and producer.
ALMAH released its third studio album “Motion” in October 2011 via AFM Records (Europe, North America) and Victor JVC (Japan). In April 2012 ALMAH announced the guitarist Gustavo Di Padua as a replacement of Paulo Schroeber who had to leave the band due to serious health pronlems. In May 2012 Edu Falaschi announced his departure from ANGRA to concentrate on his own band ALMAH. The musicians have recently started composing process for the fourth studio album that is planned to be released next year. More news and dates will be announced soon.
Edu Falaschi – vocals
Marcelo Barbosa – guitars
Marcelo Moreira – drums
Gustavo Di Padua – guitars
To be announced – bass
Attached: Band photo/permanent members, Raphael Dafras/session bassist, live picture by Ross Noirche
Brazilian metallers ALMAH issue the following statement about the departure of the guitarist Paulo Schroeber due to health problems:
“Dear ALMAh friends and fans!
I think many of you already know about health problems that our brother, partner and member of the band, Paulo Schroeber, has recently faced. Due to these problems we had to call another guitarist to replace him at the latest ALMAH shows during Motion tour, but we always hoped that Paulo would be with us again very soon.
Unfortunately, a very serious heart problem made it impossible for our friend to continue his long-termed works, and we received his message that he had to leave the band! All of us became extremely sad but at the same moment we respect his decision to stay with his family at such a delicate moment.
For us, there remains only one thing: to keep public our eternal support, love and, most of all, gratitude for all the great moments we had together! We are very happy to know that his treatment is going on and the diagnosis is positive. The band is here with all its energy and now it’s even stronger because we do what we love and ‘cos we respect all the dedication of our friend Paulo over these years of hard work and fun.
The name of new ALMAh’s guitarist will be revealed soon, together with announcement of new ways of the band and tour dates for 2012. The band’s “philosophy” to create music for the sake of music in friendship and fun will always be our priority.
Thanks for all,”
Paulo Schroeber recorded two studio albums with ALMAh, “Fragile Equality” (2008) and “Motion” (2011).
ALMAh released its third studio effort “Motion” in September/October 2011 worldwide via AFM (Europe, North America), Victor-JVC (Japan), Laser (Brazil), Icarus (Latin America). The album achieved many positive reviews worldwide and it was recognized as the best album of the year by the main Brazilian rock/metal print medium Roadie Crew. Also, ALMAh got the best band award according to the magazine. In October-December 2011 ALMAh concluded the first leg of Motion Tour in Brazil. The band is confirmed for Metal Open Air in São Luís, Maranhão (Brazil, April 20-22) which is considered as the biggest national metal event.
Almah confirms its first show in 2012: the band will play at Metal Open Air taking place in São Luís, Maranhão (Brazil) on 20-22 of April. The cast of the festival will include more than 40 bands from Brazil and abroad such as Megadeth, Anthrax, Blind Guardian, Fear Factory, Grave Digger, Venom, U.D.O., Obituary, Exodus, Destruction, Symphony X, Andre Matos, Shaman Korzus among others.
According to Edu Falaschi: “This event will be a milestone for Brazil and I’m very happy that all our great bands will take part in such an important event sharing stage with many cool international bands and having the same opportunities and conditions! It will be a unique moment for all of us and we’ll show once again that our public is the best audience in the world!”
Almah released its third studio full-length Motion via AFM Records (October 14th 2011 / Europe, January 17th 2012 / North America). The album was recorded in São Paulo, Brazil at Norcal Studios in May-June 2011 and mixed and mastered at Split Second Sound Studios (Amsterdam, Netherlands) by Jochem Jacobs (Textures) in July. In October-November 2011 the band concluded the first leg of Motion tour. The band played in various Brazilian cities, including three shows together with an icon of Brazilian metal, Sepultura. “Motion” got many positive reviews around the globe in such media as Burrn! magazine (Japan), Roadie Crew (Brazil), Whiplash! (Brazil), Metal Rules, PowerMetal.de, PowerMetal.it and many others.
Formed by Angra vocalist Edu Falaschi over a decade ago, Brazilian metal act ALMAH have transformed from simply a side-project of the top-tier power metal act into an expansive entity of its own volition, language and identity. AFM Records now confirms that Motion, ALMAH’s third full-length, will be available to North American fans on January 17th, 2012.
ALMAH’s first two studio albums — Almah (2007) and Fragile Equality (2008) — were accepted well both by fans and media alike. With Edu Falaschi being known for choosing excellent musicians and production crew for the creation of their releases, the lineup on Motion will not disappoint. Falaschi’s Angra bandmate Felipe Andreoli joins on bass, as well as Berklee-graduated guitar wizard Marcelo Barbosa, powerhouse drummer Marcelo Moreira and a master of fast solos and gargantuan riffs, Paulo Schroeber.
The musicians tread into more modern territory while keeping ALMAH’s recognizable style intact on Motion. Recorded with 7-string guitars, tuned a half-step down (B flat), while the rhythm guitars were layered four times, the band has reached their optimal balance of heavy, modern metal and beautiful, catchy melodies. Edu Falaschi has already stated that this album is probably the best one in his whole discography. Motion was recorded at Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil produced by Falaschi and Andreoli, and mixed and mastered at Split Second Sound Studios in Amsterdam by Jochem Jacobs (Textures). The cover artwork was created by Edu Falaschi himself with his iPhone, using some applications to create that motion effect, which was later edited by Felipe Andreoli.
Motion Track Listing:
2. Living And Drifting
3. Days Of The New
4. Bullets On The Altar
5. Zombies Dictator
6. Trace Of Trait
7. Soul Alight
8. Late Night In ´85
9. Daydream Lucidity
10. When And Why
ALMAH is proud to announce its collaboration with Apple Inc. and presents its own official Application for iPhone which now is available on iTunes (for free). With the Official Almah App one can always stay in touch with the band with all its infos at one place: news, tour dates, pictire galleries with official and offstage stuff, video clips and studio reports, access to the social networks with all their features. The App is developed by Utap Inc. http://www.utap.com.br.
Edu Falaschi: “This step is very natural for us, it’s a part of the whole band’s direction and philosophy, to stay in the vanguard of the modern technologies and trends, to be modern and up-to-date both in music and in our life-style. And of course, it’s one more opportunity to be more in contact with our fans that is really important! The App is free, frequently updated, and I already use it myself. I’m really happy and proud that ALMAH has this kind of collaboration with Apple, remember, I made the picture for Motion cover using iPhone and I hope you’ll have a lot of fun with our new App!”
The brand new album of ALMAH, MOTION, will be released via AFM Records on October 14th. The new CD was recorded in São Paulo, Brazil at Norcal Studios in May-June 2011. The album was mixed and mastered at Split Second Sound Studios (Amsterdam, Netherlands) by Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES) in July. At the moment, the band is preparing to the first leg of Motion tour in Brazil. This part will continue until the end of the year and then, after some break, ALMAH will be back in the spring of 2012. Further news coming soon.