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.
ALMAH’s musicians Edu Falaschi, Felipe Andreoli and Marcelo Barbosa have recently returned from one-week promotional tour dedicated to the third album of the band, MOTION. The new studio effort of ALMAH has been met with the great interest and enthusiasm by the mass media in Japan and Europe. The program of the trip included such cities as Tokyo, Paris and Hamburg with visits to the headquaters of JVC-Victor / Japan and AFM Records / Germany, lots of interviews, and one meet&great / sold-out pocket show in Tokyo (September 14). Edu, Felipe and Marcelo succeded to present MOTION to many important international media from various countries such as BURRN!, YOUNG GUITAR, METAL HAMMER, ROCK HARD, HARD ROCK, ROCK IT, IPC (REDE GLOBO JAPAN) and many others.
“THE EUROPEAN/ASIAN PROMO TOUR HAS BEEN AMAZING! THE RESPONSES OF THE JOURNALISTS AND THE RECORD LABELS ARE THE BEST ONES! – tells ALMAH’s frontman, Edu Falaschi, – NOW LET’S WAIT FOR CD REVIEWS! I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO READ THEM!”
MOTION 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.
Last week the album was launched in Brazil. According to Die Hard distribution network the first press of the CD has been almost sold out during pre-order period and the first 4 days of the sales. The release dates in other countries are the following: October 14th (Europe, North America / AFM Records), October 14th (Latin America / Icarus Records), October 19th (Japan / Victor JVC).
Brazilian-based metallers ALMAH proudly present a new song from the upcoming album MOTION which will be released on October 14th via AFM Records. For the online debut of the new CD ALMAH created a VIDEO CLIP for the song “Trace of Trait” with its own story and professional production. The footage was done in Caxias do Sul, a city in the South of Brazil at the end of August under direction of producer and photographer Alex Milesi. The video is available on the official channel of the band in YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/almahchannel
“We had an idea to prepare something special for our fans, that’s why we decided to release not simply some audio single but a full-fledged Video Clip! – commented ALMAH’s frontman Edu Falaschi: – We have chosen “Trace of Trait” for the first presentation of MOTION because this song is very strong in many ways… and I’m totally sure that it represents well the language and identity of ALMAH! We worked with this director, Alex Milesi, for the first time. He is a very nice man and he had various good ideas for us. Everything during the shooting went on very well and we are very happy with the result.”
MOTION 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. The release dates are the following: October 14th (Europe, North America / AFM Records), September 16th (Brazil / Laser Company), October 14th (Latin America / Icarus Records), October 19th (Japan / Victor JVC). Japanese edition of MOTION will contain a bonus track.
Brazilian metal singer, composer, producer and arranger Edu Falaschi (ANGRA, ALMAH) who is really famous by his active social position, participated in a new anti-drug campaign started by the organizers of the upcoming Rock In Rio festival. Edu was invited to record a song “I Go Without Any Drugs” together with a few stars of Brazilian popular music (MPB). The reportage about the video recording was broadcast yesterday by the biggest Brazilian TV, Rede Globo in the recent program “Jornal Nacional”.
Edu Falaschi became the only metal singer invited to take part in this campaign together with such outstanding names of Brazilian popular music as Milton Nascimento, Claudia Leitte, Rogério Flausino (Jota Quest), Sandra de Sá, Emicida, Toni Garrido (Cidade Negra), Ivo Meirelles, Rodrigo Santo (Barão Vermelho), Herbet Vianna (Paralamas do Sucesso), Di Ferrero (NX Zero).
Edu Falaschi will perform with ANGRA at the upcoming Rock In Rio, one of the biggest and most important musical festivals not only in Brazil but in the whole world. The band will play on SUNSET stage on 25th of September with a special guest, Finnish Metal Queen Tarja Turunen. With this significant performance at Rock in Rio ANGRA will finalize the current Worldwide Tour supporting the latest CD of the band “Aqua” (2010, SPV). After Rock in Rio Edu Falaschi will start a new tour of ALMAH (www.almah.com.br) dedicated to the upcoming album of the band, MOTION (release date in Europe and North America: October 14th, AFM Records).
Brazilian-based metallers ALMAH have announced that their new album MOTION will be released on October 14th via AFM Records. The band worked on the new CD in São Paulo, Brazil at Norcal Studios in May-June 2011. The material was mixed and mastered at Split Second Sound Studios (Amsterdam, Netherlands) by Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES) in July. A brand new digital single will be available for online streaming in the beginning of September.
The release dates of MOTION in other countries are the following: September 16th (Brazil / Laser Company), October 19th (Latin America / Icarus Records), October 19th (Japan / Victor JVC).
“I’m very excited to present our new work soon! – commented Edu Falaschi – We are absolutely dedicated, each bandmember contributed to the basic parts, arrangements and songwriting. I’m really proud that this album will show the real language and personality of Almah! MOTION is heavy, modern and up-to-date (maybe, the heaviest stuff I’ve ever recorded in my life). It’s powerful! Full of good energy! The instrumental parts are very solid and heavy. The vocal lines present my natural range and style, heavy and aggressive. It’s a kind of album to bang your head without non-stop! And I have a feeling that in the end it will be the best CD in my whole discography. At least, the one I like the most…”
Previously the band revealed MOTION track list:
1 – Hypnotized, 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: Edu Falaschi – vocals, Felipe Andreoli – bass, Marcelo Barbosa – guitars, Paulo Schroeber – guitars, Marcelo Moreira – drums. The band was established by Angra’s singer Edu Falaschi in 2006 and released two albums: “Almah” (2007) and “Fragile Equality” (2008).
Brazilian metallers ALMAH will release their new album MOTION via AFM Records this fall (the date will be announced soon). The new material was recorded at Norcal Studios (São Paulo, Brazil) in May-June 2011 and mixed and mastered at Split Second Sound Studios (Amsterdam, Netherlands) by Jochem Jacobs (Textures) in July. The album is produced by Edu Falaschi and Felipe Andreoli. The track list is confirmed as follows:
1 – Hypnotized
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
According to Edu Falaschi: “ALMAH is coming closer and closer to the moment when we release our 3rd studio album, MOTION! We are excited as much as everyone who follows us over the years, and now we are happy to show you the names of our new songs! I can reveal that MOTION is not a conceptual album. Every song tells its own story, but at the same time all of them have something related to movements, changes and evolution. No fantastic themes, no fairytales, no parallel meanings, no hidden stories, everything is real and direct. This time, we want to talk about the people’s real life! REALITY! I promise that you will get many news and surprises from ALMAH during the next weeks. Stay tuned, my dear friends! See ya soon!”
ALMAH is: Edu Falaschi – vocals, Felipe Andreoli – bass, Marcelo Barbosa – guitars, Paulo Schroeber – guitars, Marcelo Moreira – drums. The band was established by Angra’s singer Edu Falaschi in 2006 and released two albums: “Almah” (2007) and “Fragile Equality” (2008). Just recently the band returned to live activities after a one-year break. ALMAH played at Forcaos and Armazed do Som festivals at the Northeast of Brazil – headlining shows and series of supporting events such as singing sessions, a pocket show and workshops. The band was highly acclaimed by the public at all the events.
ALMAH has finished the recording, mixing and mastering of its brand new album MOTION that will see the light of day via AFM records this fall (the release date is to be announced soon). And right now the band presents one more studio report on Youtube. The new, fifth video of the series shows Felipe Andreoli recording bass at Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil.
Also, the both parts of Guitars recordings now are available with English subtitles:
Just recently the band returned to live activities after a one-year break. ALMAH played at Forcaos and Armazed do Som festivals at the Northeast of Brazil including series of supporting events such as singing sessions, a pocket show and workshops. The band was highly acclaimed by the public at all the events.
Brazilian metallers ALMAH have recently finished recording of the new album at Norcal Studios (São Paulo, Brazil). As previously reported, the future CD will be entitled MOTION and it will see the light of day via AFM Records this fall. The album is produced by Edu Falaschi and Felipe Andreoli. It will be mixed and mastered in Holland.
Almah’s frontman Edu Falaschi has been recently interviewed by Taipei Metal Webzine. The musician revealed many new details about the new CD. Check out a few parts of the interview:
Taipei Metal: In May of 2011 Almah was recording songs for the follow-up to your second record, Fragile Equality. What can you reveal about this upcoming record in terms of the style and subject matter?
Edu Falaschi: It’s getting fantastic! Its heavy, modern and up! It’s powerful! Full of good energy! An album to shake your head without stopping!
Taipei Metal: You are working with the same lineup which recorded Fragile Equality. How do you think the band has progressed in the three years since Fragile Equality was released?
Edu Falaschi: Now we are more friends and we know each other much more! This time the compositions and recordings are much more calm, relaxing and fun! Without any stress! It already became the most pleasant album I did in my life! And I have a feeling that in the end it will be the best album in my whole discography! At least the one I like the most!
Taipei Metal: What is the creative dynamic like between all the members of Almah?
Edu Falaschi: Felipe [Andreoli-bass] brought one song, Marcelo [Moreira – drums] brought one as well. I helped them with vocal melodies, etc., and I composed eight from ten songs in the CD! Then I asked the guys to help me with the solo parts! First I recorded on my own, all songs in my home studio. I did programming drums, I played guitars, bass, vocal lines and keys, and sent it to the guys for learning, practicing and creating solo parts! Then after some days we went to the studio! It all was really fast! The band is totally in shape and in the same frequency!
Taipei Metal: It is inevitable that people will draw comparisons between Almah and Angra. What is your reaction to this?
Edu Falaschi: It was natural in the beginning! But with this third album, it will definitely finish! People will see Almah is Almah and Angra is Angra! Be prepared!
Taipei Metal: From a creative standpoint, what differences do you see between working with your two bands, Almah and Agra?
Edu Falaschi: Angra is typical and traditional symphonic power metal band and Almah is a fresh and modern thrash power metal.
Taipei Metal: What are your plans as far as touring with Almah after your third album is released?
Edu Falaschi: We’re gonna do lots of concerts in Brazil in September and October. And we are try to organize an Euro tour and who knows an Asian tour in November and December! We are working for it!
ALMAH is: Edu Falaschi – vocals, Felipe Andreoli – bass, Marcelo Barbosa – guitars, Paulo Schroeber – guitars, Marcelo Moreira – drums. The band was established by Angra’s singer Edu Falaschi in 2006 and released two albums: “Almah” (2007) and “Fragile Equality” (2008). At the moment, the band is going to play the first shows in 2011 at ForCaos (22/07, Fortaleza) and Armazem do Som (23/07, Juazeiro do Norte) festivals in Brazil.
Edu Falaschi about the new Almah album in the interview to Brazilian radio ALMAH keeps working at the third studio album, the follow-up to the previous success, Fragile Equality (2008). As we have previously informed, the band has been recording at Norcal Studios (São Paulo, Brazil) since May 2th. This Monday, frontman and founder of Almah, Edu Falaschi, revealed a few details of the new album in an interview to Heavy Nation program broadcasted by one of the most important internet radio stations in Brazil, UOL Radio. Here are the parts of the interview in English:
“It’s the fastest CD-recording I’ve ever done in my life! – tells Edu. – We began working at the end of April and had everything together within one month! I mean, the pre-production, arrangements, the basic parts/solos creation and the guitars/bass/drums recording… Everything took less than one month! And the last week I started to record the vocals. Four songs are almost ready. Also, we already have the cover artwork almost finished and now we’re developing the complete layout for the future CD.
We don’t have any exact date as of now. It will be scheduled taking into account the interests of all our label partners: in Brazil (Lazer Company), Japan (JVC) and Europe&North America (AFM). We’re going to mix and master the material in Europe and we plan to have the new CD ready by the end of July. But most likely we will wait with the official release until September. The new album is produced by the band itself, mainly by me and Felipe, but the entire band have worked at the basic parts, arrangements, songwriting…
Right now Angra is going on the road with Aqua Tour until the Rock In Rio festival, then I will be really concentrated on Almah’s new album. I’m looking forward to present this material, which is probably due in September. We will work with total dedication, because the CD is very good! It’s the heaviest stuff I’ve ever recorded in my life, the guitar work kicks ass!
The guitar parts have been recorded with 7-strings instruments, half-step down (B flat), and the result is very solid and heavy. The rhythm guitars were played four times for extra punch. The new stuff will show that Almah is not really a melodic metal band… But, mainly, this album will make it clear that Almah stands on its ground! While the first CD was my solo one, and the 2nd, Fragile Equaity, was the first album with the current line up, then unknown for the public, this time Almah is very well consolidated as a band. It’s got its own place, sound, identity and, also very important, its own true fan army!”
ALMAH is: Edu Falaschi – vocals, Felipe Andreoli – bass, Marcelo Barbosa – guitars, Paulo Schroeber – guitars, Marcelo Moreira – drums. The band entered Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil on 2th of May. The release of the album, as-yet-untitled, is planned for September 2011 worldwide. The CD will include 10 songs.
Marcelo Barbosa will play three shows with ANGRA in Brazil (Suzano, Angra dos Reis and Brasília/Porão do Rock Festival) replacing the guitarist Kiko Lourero who will skip these live dates due to family reasons.
Marcelo Barbosa is a well recognized guitar master and teacher in Brazil. Besides his career as the founder, owner and professor of GTR Guitar Institute, he became famous as a metal musician thanks to his work in such bands as ALMAH and KHALLICE. In 2007 Barbosa joined ALMAH. The 2nd Almah’s album recorded in the present line-up became one of the best metal releases of the year worldwide. Right now the band is preparing the 3rd studio effort. As we previously reported, at the end of May Barbosa finished the guitar parts for the new long-awaited CD of Almah. Edu Falaschi mentioned in the recent interviews, that it will be the best guitar work he has ever had on his albums.
Thus, no wonder, that one of the leading metal bands in Brazil, Angra, invited Barbosa to replace its permanent guitarist to make these shows. The fans can really expect a great and exciting performance of Angra with Marcelo Barbosa. The first one took place in Suzano, São Paulo state, on 11th of June.
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 May 2th. Check out the latest studio report by Almah’s guitarist Marcelo Barbosa:
“The last few weeks I live between the trips from my home city Brasilia to Sao Paulo and back: at first, it was preproduction of the new material and right now, we’re recording the guitars for the new CD of Almah. The whole atmosphere in the studio is very good and we are convinced that the album will be great. As the songs are taking shape, we start to realize the weight and profundity of them and of their arrangements. All the guitar bases have been already recorded and at the moment we are doing some details and the solos. I have to return to Brasília for the week-end because of some shows and appointments there. But I believe that before the middle of the next week we’ll finish all the guitar and acoustic guitar parts.
Too many things happen at the same time and I must confess that I’m getting a bit crazy because of it. But let come what may!
I’ve made two videos with parts of the new songs. They are short because we can’t reveal all the secrets before their time, but I think it could be enough to stimulate your curiosity. Some elements remind Fragile Equality, after all, the band remains the same with the same guitarists. These elements are a part of our sound’s identity. But I’m sure that for the most part of the album we are daring enough and many things will be different from the stuff presented on the previous CD.
Sorry, I made a mistake recording the second video with my iPhone, I did it in the vertical position that is why the picture is too narrow. Anyway, what is really important, the sound is there. Check out the videos, we will show you more things soon. Stay tuned!”
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, it will include 10 songs.
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
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.
Brazilian metallers ALMAH have recently finished pre-production of the 3rd studio album, the long-awaited follow-up of “Fragile Equality” (2008). Today the band enters Norcal Studio in São Paulo to start the drums recording. Entire band participated in composing of the new material and according to the musicians, the album will include 10 songs and the whole stuff will be really heavy and up-to-date with less influences of typical melodic metal:
“This CD will affirm the identity of the band. It will be a style which I love and adore! I’ve been looking for this kind of satisfaction as a musician and as a person over the years”, – tells Edu Falaschi
The line-up of the band remains the same: Edu Falaschi – vocals, Felipe Andreoli – bass, Marcelo Barbosa – guitars, Paulo Schroeber – guitars, Marcelo Moreira – drums. The material will be mixed and mastered in Europe (Holland).
The release of the new CD, as-yet-untitled, is planned for September 2011 worldwide.
Almah was established by Edu Falaschi in 2006 and released the first self-titled album in 2006 (Asia, Brazil)/2007 (Europe, North America). The second CD, Fragile Equality saw the light of day in the fall of 2008 through JVC (Asia)/Laser Company (Brazil)/AFM Records (Europe, North America) and became one of the most significant and best selling power metal albums at that time. The Fragile Equality tour started in São Paulo in November 2008 and finished in June 2010 in Brasília. Then the musicians began to prepare new ideas. More details about the new album will be revealed soon.
Today The Official Japanese Blog of Almah (http://almahjapan.exblog.jp) revealed the message of Almah musicians, Edu Falaschi and Felipe Andreoli, to Japan:
“After all these days I still have no words to express all this pain that I have in my heart! But at the same time I feel that I must try in any way to help the people that I love and respect so much!
My daughter has Japanese blood and a part of my family is Japanese, and this make the sadness that I feel even stronger!
But I’m sure that Japan will rise again and will show to the world why this country is so evoluted!
I know that 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 Japanese people! Their respect, culture and intelligence, saved million of lives.
With all my love and respect,
“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.
As previously reported, ALMAH is going to enter the studio in May to record the third studio album, the follow up of Fragile Equality (2008).