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!
The complete text of the interview is available here: www.taipeimetal.com/english/articles/interviews/108-interview-almah-second-life
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.