Saturday, January 31, 2009

Almah France Channel !

Almah France has now its channel on Youtube!

You can find on Almah France Channel all the official videos of the band, interviews and trailers events of Almah France!

Feel free to visit us on Almah France Channel, to subscribe to our channel and add us to your friends!

See you soon!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fragile Equality : Best album of 2008 !

The Brazilian metal website Whiplash (one of the most important from Brazil), elected Fragile Equality as the best album of 2008 and more ....

  • Best national band of 2008
  1. Almah
  2. Torture Squad
  3. Hangar
  • Best national CD of 2008 :
  1. Fragile Equality (Almah)
  2. Hellbound (Torture Squad)
  3. Southern Storm (Krisiun)
  • Best national cover album of 2008 :
  1. Fragile Equality (Almah)
  2. Brainworms I (Bittencourt Project)
  3. Southern Storm (Krisiun)
  • Best national show of 2008 :
  1. Matanza
  2. Almah
  3. Andre Matos
  • Best national singer of 2008 :
  1. Andre Matos
  2. Edu Falaschi (Almah)
  3. Nando Fernandes (Hangar)
  • Best national bass player of 2008 :
  1. Felipe Andreoli (Almah)
  2. Luis Mariutti (Andre Matos)
  3. Nando Mello (Hangar)
  • Marcelo Moreira has been selected in the national drummers top 10 of 2008

Congratulations Almah !!!

For more news : Whiplash

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Find Almahfrance on Zikinf !

Almahfrance has now its Zikinf page!

Zikinf is a music community, which allows you to create your personal profile, with music in listening, blog, etc ...

Feel free to visit us and leave us your comments!

See you soon on Almahfrance Zikinf

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fragile Equality Tour's new dates !

Here the new Almah's dates of the Fragile Equality Tour :
  • 02/12/09 : Show Almah, SESC Santo André, 21h00, Santo André, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  • 02/28/09 : Show Almah, Festival Grito Rock, 12h00, Araraquara, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  • 03/20/09 : show Almah, San Remo, 12h00, Jundai, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  • 04/05/09 : show Almah, Circo Voador, Rio De Janeiro (Brazil)
For more news : Almah Official Myspace, Almah France, Almah France Myspace

Edu Falaschi has also new dates ! (cf Edu Falaschi France blog)

For more news : Almah Official Myspace, Edu Falaschi France, Edu Falaschi France Myspace

Monday, January 26, 2009

Marcelo Barbosa's video at Expo Music 2008

Here is a video of marcelo Barbosa at Expo Music 2008 in Sao Paulo.

To watch another videos, visit the Marcelo Barbosa Officiel English blog

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Paulo Schroeber and Marcelo Barbosa's interview on Cover Guitarra

Here is the translation of an interview gave by Paulo Schroeber and Marcelo Barbosa for the Brazilian magazine Cover Guitarra in September 2008.

Thanks to Irina Almah of Russia for the link and the English translation!

Cover Guitarra : I was impressed to hear this connection between both of you, especially in such songs like Birds Of Prey and Meaningless World. How did you decide “where everyone of you plays” in each song? Did you do it in some intuitive way or was every harmony analyzed in order to refrain from repetition?

Marcelo: This division came naturally enough, we didn’t have any difficulty concerning that. Intuition, good taste and sensitivity were the factors that guided us to this kind of decision. Rapidly, it had become very clear regarding who had to play and where. In Almah we don’t have a lead guitarist and a second guitarist like many other bands. We both have enough of space and enough of power to make decisions. Although we’ve got to know each other only during the process of the album production, our connection, both musical and personal, occurred quickly. For sure, it affected the music we were playing. Interestingly enough, we had known each other with Paulo for so little time before the recording, but on the last days when we were recording guitar solos Felipe and Edu could listen to my solo in some song thinking that it’s Paulo’s one and on the contrary, listening to Paulo’s solo in the other song could think that this one was mine. Edu was even kidding that we joined together and turned into just one guitar player. I consider it as a compliment. Without this respect and admiration from both sides such result could have never been reached.

Paulo: Despite style differences between us, everything was balanced very well. I believe that Marcelo and me are learning a lot one from another, before and after this CD and it makes our collaboration even more healthy and useful. We have complete understanding of what kind of space each of us can have in every song and it’s divided in a very reasonable way. We have a kind of mutual admiration and respect first of all, the critical factor for collaboration in a band.

Cover Guitarra : How did each of you receive an invitation to join the band? Under what circumstances did it happen?

Marcelo: In my case it was in August 2007. Almah were doing a tour supporting the release of the first CD having in its line-up all members of Angra except Kiko (Loureiro) and Rafael (Bittencourt) but with Edu Ardanuy playing the guitars. Right in the beginning, Edu had to leave because of the tour dates of his main band Dr.Sin. He indicated my name for his replacement, and as far as Angra’s fans had already known me due to Khallice, they decided to call me to join the band. I entered the band in 10 days before the first show with me and we had only two rehearsals. I was puzzled a lot, but I accepted this challenge believing in the great opportunity there. Besides the great challenge, it was also a big responsibility because actually at that moment I was substituting three great national guitar names: Kiko, Rafael and Edu. We finished the tour (15 shows, if I’m not mistaken) in the beginning of November and after some line-up changes in the band in January 2008 Edu, Felipe and me began to work at the pre-production of Fragile Equality.

Paulo: It was necessary to have one more guitarist in the band due to some style changing from the first to the second album. I’ve already been acquainted with Marcelo (Moreira, Almah’s drummer) for some years, and he told Edu Falaschi about me and I passed some test finishing the arrangements of two songs – Meaningless World and Magic Flame. I created some phrases and parts of these songs. It was a marathon because Edu is a real workaholic. I remember us working 15 hours (plus or minus) per day at the songs, having some sleep and then beginning everything again. After being approved by the rest of the band and joined officially, I spent two weeks more doing the final arrangements. Everything at that time was very new for me, everything was happening very quickly, but I became very happy by the fact that after many years my work was recognized by these people, and under such circumstances when the CD should have been ready in a short term.

Cover Guitarra : Another thing that impressed me a lot is the tone of the guitars. When have you got it to this level? How did this search go, allowing you to get a much more rude but “organic” sound in comparison with, for example, Angra?

Marcelo: Before getting to this point, we had a few dead-ends. Some wanted to have a sound more “traditional for heavy metal”. Paulo and me were inclining to try something different which could sound good but wouldn’t necessary be the pattern of sound 90% of the bands use. We wanted to reach some common ground and it gave us the direction. After many conversations we came to some common sense, to a mixture of two distinct sounds of the guitar, which summed up resulting in the sound one can hear on the disc. We would like to do a heavy CD, with the guitar sound powerful and definite, but with its own identity at the same time. I became very happy with the result. The experience Edu and Felipe had as producers helped us a lot, especially with the mixing. After everything was recorded, during the mixing each instrument was brought to the same level as the others, and reaching the balance between these sounds was a real art.

Paulo: We were between traditional sound of Mesa/Boogie and Marshall. We ended up with the option of some hybrid sound because we would like it to sound as much different as possible within the style and, by obvious motives, without similarity with Angra, as far as these comparisons were inevitable. Besides that, among all the possibilities the sound should have given us our proper identity. And that became clear also with the solos, because there every one did simply what he wanted respecting the tone, the taste and the imprint of another one.

Cover Guitarra : How have you been involved in the process of writing all the stuff?

Marcelo: This is a good question. I’m from Brasilia, Paulo and Moreira are from Caxias do Sul, Edu and Felipe are from Sao Paolo, so we arranged our meetings, sometimes in SP, sometimes in Brasilia for composing and pre-production. At the beginning there were only Edu, Felipe and me. Then Moreira entered the band and joined the sessions. Finally, Paulo came in. Though we had already come to the finish line at that time, Paulo became very important for the whole process, because he stepped in with many cool ideas and he greatly helped with finishing some songs and also with the composition of the others. Fairly speaking, I couldn’t refrain from mentioning that Edu had enough useful ideas, but no matter whose name is under which song, all of us were involved in the whole process, at one moment giving our view regarding the arrangements, at another changing a harmony or a guitar riff. The geography of the band members made the whole thing a little bit difficult, but finally it worked and the CD took only six months to be ready. Taking into account everything – composing, arranging, pre-production, recording, mixing and mastering, we can arrive to the conclusion, that no CD has ever been done so quickly. (laughs).

Paulo: I spent two weeks finishing arrangements in Edu’s house. It was when Birds Of Prey song appeared. I remember that Edu came up with the idea of this song recorded on Ipod, he even sang the opening riff, and the chemistry was so strong, so in that way the whole song appeared just in a few hours. I feel very proud to compose the instrumental part in the middle. After some time, already in the studio we increased thirds and divided the solos. The basis of certain songs, like Beyond Tomorrow, was quite simple, and we worked the songs up in accordance with our taste. As far as we were totally free regarding the solos, we tried to use some things not very common for the style and we are really satisfied with the final result.

Cover Guitarra : What were the most important lessons you’ve got during the studio work, concerning the tone and recording of the guitars?

Marcelo: I had already had some good experience of studio work, but not the same like Edu and Felipe had. The most interesting thing was the opportunity to see that there’re various ways for production of something, which can lead to a good result. The methodology they use is quite different from that one I’ve got accustomed to, but I believed in heavy metal experience of these persons and the results were excellent. It wasn’t any revolutionary method of recording and tone. As for me, the main lessons concerned personal point of view and relationships. We spent many days very close to each other in the studio, recording from Monday to Monday, mainly from midday till midnight. We were very tired, but that was worth of it. Regardless of all, I believe that after this recording I became a better guitarist both on my technical level and on the level of producer requirements.

Paulo: The main lesson for me was the amount of distortion that was used during the recording. Today I play with the tone which is quite cleaned up, but which is still as heavy as before. Besides that, although I had already had some studio experience it was not on such a level, because this time everything had to be done perfectly.

Cover Guitarra : Marcelo, what’s the current situation with Khallice? Do you continue as a member of the band or are you going to consider Almah as a priority?

Marcelo: I continue as a member of the band, we should play with Symphony X here in Brasilia (the interview was done in September 2008). Khallice is a project I established still at that time when I was a teenager and it’s very special for me. We released the first CD through Magna Carta, one EP with six songs in the first half of this year and we need some time to finish our second disc, we’re going to release it in the beginning of 2009. But everything depends on the schedule of Almah in the next year. To be honest, now I have to consider Almah as a priority, because there’s no use trying to be everywhere investing time, dedication, money, if you are not able to gather all the harvest. I believe a lot in Fragile Equality, Almah is in a very good period with many cool things, which can happen. The things are going really cool and we feel very good. Thus, now it’s a moment to work up in order to make these things real. We have an excellent product in our hands and we need to work at it, to promote it and that’s exactly what I’m doing now. Thanks God, my partners from Khallice completely understand it. When they were staying together for some days during the recording in Sao Paolo we started the ties of friendship with Almah people. When we meet, it can be in Sao Paolo or in Brasilia, we always have a great party together.

Cover Guitarra : Is Almah a real band with its proper and independent way, solid line-up or is it just a side project of Edu, where all the decisions are made by him?

Marcelo: Almah has turned into a real band. We are living and making the most important decisions in a democratic way in most cases. It’s clear that as far as Edu had already had the contracts with international labels and producers with the first CD, a lot of things were in his hands but we trusted his experience within this market. He always discusses the options and the attitude with everybody. We have an enterprise, No Laço Music, where we all are equal concerning our rights as well as our obligations. We know that it’s not so easy to keep this “equilibrio” – from the name of the album – but our intention is to have something cool in our career for everybody of us five, from artistic and financial points of view. It’s clear because no one lives only by the dreams.

Cover Guitarra : Didn’t you feel some kind of embarrassment working with two musicians with bigger experience from the marketing point of view, like with Edu and Felipe?

Marcelo: I don’t think it might be called as an “embarrassment”. To be honest, I’m very happy with everything that happens in the band and with the fact that I’m there. I keep telling that a band is a marriage of five (in our case) people. It is known that in some moments it’s not easy at all to support healthy relationships just with one person. Imagine how it works between five different heads, which one with its own proper life experience, its proper culture – or the absence of it (laughs) – its proper values, and they have to co-exist at one place, to choose ways, to make decisions, which affect all. Regardless of having Edu and Felipe in the band, there are moments of disagreement, but nothing beyond the stuff that can happen in any other work. The importance of this moment means to put the ego away, to be able to talk, to hear and to have a good feeling for choosing the best way for the band, not for oneself. And still it’s going in this way. I think, the experience we’ve got in other bands helps us to avoid certain mistakes. We are working in the way, which I consider to be the most appropriate."

For more news : Marcelo Barbosa English Official Blog

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Almah's interview made by yourself !

Almah France and Almah Japan offers you the opportunity to interview Almah's members by yourself !

Please send your questions to the band by entering your name or username, the member of the band you want to question, your country, and write your question in English, French or Portuguese! Of course you can ask several questions!

I remind you the spelling of names and function of each Almah's member :

* Edu Falaschi: vocals
* Felipe Andreoli: bass
* Paulo Schroeber: guitar
* Marcelo Barbosa: guitar
* Marcelo Moreira: drums

You have two weeks to send your questions to:, or if you prefer you can also post your questions on the Almahfrance forum !

Each Almah's member will choose the best questions. The interview will be posted on the blog for a month!

See you soon!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Download the Almah's videoclip!

The Brazilian website Portal Novo Metal offers the opportunity to download the newAlmah's clip, "Beyond Tomorrow" in low and high quality (36.6 MB / 56.7 MB)!

Download it now!

If you like the clip, don't forget to vote on the Almah's Myspace video!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fragile Equality's succes !

In a recent survey made by Roadie Crew magazine, one of the greatest medias in the world specializing in heavy metal, the second Almah's album "Fragile Equality", is one of the five best-selling albums in Brazil since its release in September 2008.

In the number 120 of January Fragile Equality is in fifth position in the ranking next to the new albums of Metallica, AC / DC, Motörhead and Guns'N'Roses!

Some team members of Roadie Crew have even placed Fragile Equality in the top ten worldwide launches of 2008 !

For more news : Almah Official Website, Roadie Crew

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Felipe Andreoli's blog updating

Felipe speaks about the Almah's adventures in Natal during the Fragile Equality Tour 2008 !

Beautiful landscapes, sports and fun! Felipe said that the only shadow on this idyllic scene, was the absence of Edu Falaschi which was in Fortaleza for an Anime event !

To see the Felipe's pics gallery, visit him on his official blog !

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fragile Equality : one of the best albums of 2008 on Metal clube !

Fragile Equality was elected among the 5 best Brazilians albums of the year by the Brazilian metal website Metal Clube !

The album came in 2nd position!

For more news: MS Metal Press and Metal Clube

Monday, January 19, 2009

Marcelo Barbosa : About the new Almah's clip

Here some words of Marcelo Barbosa about the release of the first Almah's clip "Beyond Tomorrow" :

"I feel very happy to have this clip produced here in Brasília, in my native city. The choice of a place couldn’t be better and due to Rodrigo’s production, now we can enjoy the work of the best quality, which is our basic principle for any work we develop. I believe that launching of a video clip is a great step forward and a real milestone in any artist’s career, especially if it is a matter of such kind of media, which links the band’s sound and image together. A lot of things have been changed during the pre-production due to some natural reasons or even due to changing the opinion of the band members regarding which song to publish as a video. But happily, as usual, everything works as it was expected and our clip is here in order to help us to promote our music to the whole world".

This message was published on Marcelo Barbosa Official English Blog (in English and Portuguese)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Be the cover designer of the new Almah single “All I Am” !

Almah recently announced that will release the first official single of their latest album “Fragile Equality”. “All I Am” will contain an original version and also a new acoustic one. To celebrate the release, the Equality Fan Club has a special promo for all the Almah fans.

It's very easy to take part of that. Just submit your cover artwork to the e-mail address and expect the result.

The best design, which will be chosen by the members of Almah, will be included on the band discography and its author will receive one CD Fragile Equality autographed by all the musicians.

This new promo is valid for all the fans, Equality Fan Club members or not, and will be closed on March, 1st.

If you have some questions, you can contact me here :

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Almah on Myspace video !

The first official videoclip from Fragile Equality is now online!

You can watch it on the official Youtube channel of the band, AlmahChannel or on the Almah's official Myspace Video !

Come and vote for "Beyond Tomorrow" and leave a comment to the band on Almah's Myspace video!

Almah official Myspace video
AlmahChannel Youtube

Friday, January 16, 2009

"Beyond Tomorrow" video clip

I would remind you that the first video clip extract of FRAGILE EQUALITY, "Beyond Tomorrow", will be put online on the Almah's official Myspace tonight !

Visit the Almah's official Myspace !

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New date of the Fragile Equality Tour !

Almah will play on 02/13/09 in Santo Andre (Brazil) at SESC STO. ANDRÉ. The time of the concert will be specified in brief.

For more news : Almah official website, Almah France official website

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New songs on Almah France Myspace !

Almah France offers two new Almah's songs in listening on his Myspace: "The Sign Of Glory" and "Supermind", two bonus tracks of the European edition of the first album! If you don't know these two songs, come and visit us on Almah France Myspace!
It's just for wait the new video clip of the band, which, I remind you, will be put online on the Almah's Official Myspace in the next Friday night!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Almah's video clip exclusively on Myspace !

Almah will launch, exclusively on his official Myspace, next friday, at 12:00 PM, (from Friday to Saturday - Brazilian Time ), the "Beyond Tomorrow" VideoClip. It was recorded at Brasília, the Brazilian's capital. This newVideo Clip is part of the promotion for the new Almah's album FRAGILE EQUALITY.

The Video Clip was directed by the very known director RODRIGO GIANNETTO, who works as well for MTV Brazil.

For more news, go on Almah's Official Myspace Blog !

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Fragile Equality Tour 2008 slide pics !

Almah France offers a slide pics of the Fragile Equality Tour 2008!
All the pics are pics that fans have taken and made available on internet! Thanks to them!

Slide Pics Almah France

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Edu Falaschi's interview on Friday 13th zine

Edu Falaschi gave an interview to the webzine Friday 13th zine. He talks about the two Almah's albums, the band, the release of his book "Fragile Equality - Equinoxe - Book I", his plans for 2009 and much more ...

To read the interview in English, go to the Edu Falaschi's French blog!
To read the original interview (English), go on Friday 13th zine !

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Marcelo Barbosa's pics taken at Fragile Equality Tour 2008

To view the Marcelo Barbosa 's pics taken at the Fragile Equality Tour 2008 (days off), go on Marcelo Barbosa official English blog !

Thanks toIrina from Almah of Russia for the link!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Edu Falaschi at GTR in Brasilia (Brazil)

Edu Falaschi will give next February 17 six intensive singing lessons in Brasilia, in one of the greatest music schools of Brazil, the GTR, (Institute of guitar), managed by his Almah's partner Marcelo Barbosa!

For more details, visit us on Edu Falaschi's French blog

For more news MS Metal Press and Edu Falaschi France !

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Almah's interview for Spirit Of Metal

Here is an interview gave by Almah for Spirit Of Metal Website :

"Almah is Brazilian power metal band, known in the first place by the name of vocalist Edu Falaschi, who is the singer of Angra. But other musicians are also worth your attention, and we sent some questions to them. So now we have some interesting details! Enjoy!

SOM :Edu, are you going to continue writing songs about human’s feelings?

Edu Falaschi: I like to think and talk about our existence and human being, it’s important for me to at least try to understand people’s thoughts, lives, ideas and behaviour. I use to meet, talk and interact with many people in the world and it’s interesting to see how they are so different and at the same time so similar.

SOM : Do you really think that it’s possible to reveal in one 5 minutes song such a complicated subject as a subject of human felling, love for example? Is it possible to get together a few pieces like that, as songs for a complete album, and to impress all your feelings and thoughts for the audience? What about Fragile Equality from this point of view?

Edu Falaschi : I can talk about love even with one look. Fragile Equality talks about balance, and you can note it everywhere on the CD, the balance is in the cover, it’s in the style of the tracks, it’s in the lyrics, it’s everywhere.

SOM : Don’t you think that this is a bit presuming to try to reveal such global subjects in every album? Don’t you think, that power metal style is too much simple and straightforward music to impress such tangled and deep ideas?

Edu Falaschi : The first Almah’s album talks about our different feeling, but this time Fragile Equality talks about BALANCE. It’s totally different.....mmm....or not? Maybe you’re right! Hahaha! Almah is not simple and it’s not obvious and it’s a fresh and modern Power Metal band. Sometimes you think something is very simple, but it depends on the Angle you are analyzing such things, did you see a petal flower in a microscope? There is a universe inside of it.

SOM : Are you trying to make a kind of balance when you use complicated philosophical lyrics/ideas and compose more simple, less progressive music, but with more straight melodies?

Edu Falaschi : That’s a very nice point of view! That’s something you got. We need this balance in everything to co-exist and be centrated, since between the planets until the cells in our blood. All is in a perfect harmony. When the balance is gone, things start degenerating.

SOM : You are a top metal vocalist in Brazil. Do you try (as a rock star) to help somehow to young bands there?

Edu Falaschi : I already do it, through the vocal clinics I use to do in Brazil and now I’m organizing my time to start my works as a producer with new Brazilian bands.

SOM : Are you religious person? Did you specially search for the name of the band in Bible? What do you think about new 7 deadly sins?

Edu Falaschi : I’m not religious. I believe in energy, faith, action and reaction. I just found out this name and I thought the meaning is very interesting.

SOM : Question to both Marcelo and Paulo, how did you get in touch with Almah, how were your first meeting with the band?

Marcelo Moreira (drums): I played with my band Burning in Hell at six Angra shows and did many workshops with Edu and Felipe. When Almah started to think about a new drummer, I was travelling with Edu doing workshops in the south, north and northeast of Brazil. Edu saw how I was playing and invited me. When I joined Almah, they were in the beginning, composing new songs. So I worked together with all musicians. They were working at some ideas and I helped to finish all the songs. For me it was an excellent study. Joining a new band with excellent musicians can teach one a lot.

Marcelo Barbosa (guitars): I knew the members of Almah for years because my band Khallice played with Angra sometimes. The guitarist that was there before me is a huge friend of mine and indicated me when left. I leave in another city, far from São Paulo, where Edu and Felipe lives and Edu gave me a call inviting me to join the group, not only to make the 2007 tour. So, I knew that I was a band member since the invitation...

Paulo Schroeber (guitars): I got in touch trough Marcelo Moreira, who invited me to do a test for the band, I made a phone call to Edu, and when I came to his home we ended the Magic Flame and Meaningless World pre-production in two days. After a week, Edu told me that I was definitely in the band. To get involved with the work was easy, and it happened in a natural way, besides Edu Falaschi is a extremely accessible person. I´ve been involved and played Metal since early times.

SOM : Marcelo, do you like only power metal? Do you listen to other styles of music?

Marcelo Moreira (drums): I listen to many styles, from Hard Rock to Death Metal and other different styles like Latin music, afro music, Brazilian music and others that help me a lot to be a better drummer.

SOM : Marcelo, isn’t it too hot to play drums in Brazil?

Marcelo Moreira (drums): Hehehe In the south where I live it is cold like in Europe. Some days in the winter we have 0 - +5C degrees. But in some regions of Brazil it’s very hot to play. In some cases it’s difficult… it’s like to play for 6 hours hehe while the show has only 1:30hs or 2hs.

SOM : Do you normally read album reviews to your records in magazines and webzines?

Marcelo Moreira (drums): I always do that. I like a lot to know what people think about my work. I always want to do better work, so this is important to know, what reviews say and what people think about all this!

Marcelo Barbosa (guitars): Unfortunally, I have no time for it. Sometimes I do but it is an exception. Normally I prefer to do something else when I have some free time...

Paulo Schroeber (guitars): Yes, I read some of them, but I can’t say that they influence on my work in present and future.

SOM : Do you like to be a rock-star?

Marcelo Moreira (drums): It’s a very good life, it’s different but very interesting! But I live my life as a drummer who works hard. Sometimes people think that musicians don’t work hehehe. But it’s very good to create something that people like a lot!

Paulo Schroeber (guitars): I think that it’s a dream of every person who deals with rock music, right? I’ve always tried not to loose the ground because of that, I’ve always been calm about it, I am not going to let the fame get into my head so much to fray relations with people. But of course yes, recognition from the public is very pleasant for me.

SOM : Which other musical instruments can you play?

Marcelo Moreira (drums): I play the guitar and the bass. When I was young I saw that I need more than only drums to create music. So I started to learn. It helps me a lot to understand what the other musicians in the band think when they play something. When you understand the brain of the other instruments you can create better music.

Marcelo Barbosa (guitars): I play acoustic guitars, bass and try to sing sometimes... LOL

SOM : Question to Marcelo Barbosa. You founded the Institute of Guitar (GTR), can you tell us about it? How did you get such idea of the Institute?

Marcelo Barbosa (guitars): GTR is a project that I’m working for twelve years now. It began like a guitar Institute but now we have classes for bassists, vocalists and acoustic guitar players too. I’m responsible for all didactic material of the guitar course and we have more then six hundred students in three schools. Four years ago I decided to franchise GTR and some people get interested and now we have three schools in Brasilia. The idea started when I was a teenager. At that time, information about was very ifficult to find here inBrazil, and basically, only who had money to travel to USA could study music in a school like GIT or Berkley. At that time my family didn’t had the money to send me to the USA so I started to wonder about open a music school specialized on the guitar. We hadn’t this here at that time and it was something brand new. Of course it is something adapted to our reality, doing business in Brazil is totally different of in the USA.

SOM : Is this Institute big? What kinds of guitar techniques students study?

Marcelo Barbosa (guitars): It is relatively big. We have many students and it’s growing up year bu year. We try to teach music, not one specific style or genre. Rock, Metal, Jazz, Country and Brazilian music is some of the approaches here. About techniques we deal with as many subjects we can, and each student applies it to his reality.

SOM : Paulo, can you tell us what tattoo do you have and what do they mean?

Paulo Schroeber (guitars): most of my tattoos are from local artists, from the region where I live – south of Brazil. My left hand is fully covered with pictures in bio-mechanical style done by artist Luchano Rossi, on the right hand and left leg I have 2 more tattoos: stylized fire and one more bio-mechanical, made by artist Ale Amorin. And on the right shoulder is a picture in the same style, made by tattoo master Kabelu. These tattoos didn’t have any specific meaning when they were made, except the visual. Just two of them are dedicated to my friend who died in motorcycle accident, where I also was... And also a picture of Jesus on my leg, with horns and white eyes, and that means everything I think about religions, which just pull money from people.

SOM : Paulo, when are you going to release your solo album?

Paulo Schroeber (guitars): I have preproduction of the whole album ready on my computer, I am going to start recordings in January of 2009, because Almah is touring the whole December along North of Brazil. I’m very pleased with material, because I managed to gather on the disc different music styles and tendencies, which I analyze and study, like fusion and Brazilian music, of course besides rock and metal. Release of the CD planned planned for August 2009, and I hope I’ll be satisfied with the result.

Som :Paulo, are you satisfied with the reaction of fans and professionals about Fragile Equality? Is it what you expected?

Paulo Schroeber (guitars) :Yes, I’m very satisfied with the reaction of fans ans mass-media, I get a lot of congratulations for guitar work on this CD, and it gives me feeling of deep contentment. And of course I have expected such positive reaction.

SOM : Can you remember any funny cases that took place in the studio or at the concerts?

Marcelo Moreira (drums): Once I saw a fan with my cymbal! Hehehe When I start to play more hard my cymbals start falling down into a crowd, especially in small venues like at that time. So I had to ask that fan to give it back to me hehe.

Paulo Schroeber (guitars): I remember how we recorded guitars during just one week, it was so fast that we didn’t have time to sleep enough when we had to go to studio again. And still we with Barbosa have found some minutes to drink beer and play billiards, and that was really fun! And also I remember shurrasko, which people did in Brasilia. Meat was cooked by Moreira who persuade us that he knows how to do it. But it was salted so much that it was almost impossible to eat! Must drink a few beers to cool mouth...

Marcelo Barbosa (guitars): Though pasta that time was quite good… About meat, there was one more moment, when we first time worked at my place in Brasilia. I live alone, and often I don’t have some necessary things that keep women in a house. We did meat for barbeque, I put it at first to the plastic bag, and this bag I put into bucket to bring it all to the roof, where is place for rest for people of our house (swimming pool, barbeque). As I couldn’t take everything at one rime, I had to leave bucket and return later… When I went back, I saw that Moreira is going to mix and salt meat right in this bucket, and by the way usually I wash floor using it… I shouted «Moreira!!! No!!! Not in this bucket!!!!» So we worked…

SOM : Do you know any Russian bands?

Marcelo Moreira (drums): I know Rage’s guitars and I want to know more of Russian Bands: not only metal. I’m always looking for different music to learn more. All countries have their own culture. And we have excellent metal bands and excellent musicians in all countries.

SOM : Imagine situation: you have a concert in some big club. Suddenly electricity is cut off! What would you do?

Marcelo Moreira (drums): I’m a drummer. I don’t need Electricity. Hehehe. I don’t know what is better to do, maybe something acoustic where people will be the “singers”, or we could do an autograph session."

For more news : Spirit Of Metal

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Edu Falaschi's French website !

Here the new Edu Falaschi's French website !

You'll find many rubrics: biography, discography, a media topic with interviews, videos, but also many Edu 's songs in listening, all the links, etc. ... The news will be posted on Edu Falaschi's French Blog, which is an integral part of the new site!

For any suggestion or informations , you can contact me here!

See you soon on !

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Felipe Andreoli French Official Website

Felipe Andreoli's French Official Website totaly revamped: new design, new sections, you will know everything about the Almah 's bass player !

Felipe Andreoli's French Forum has also a new design!

For more news : Felipe Andreoli Official French Website, Felipe Andreoli's Official French Forum

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Edu Falaschi and Marcelo Barbosa's interview by the Russian reviw Terroraiser

Here is an English translation of the Edu Falaschi and Marcelo Barbosa 's interview made by the Russian review Terroraiser in November 2008 :

"Terroraiser: How would you describe the new CD, what do you consider to be the most important musical developments on “Fragile Equality” compared to the debut album (do you know it?). What’s your contribution to the new record and what do you consider to be your personal influence on the new direction of Almah?

Edu Falaschi: I prefer to describe FRAGILE EQUALITY with the words that I heard from many fans and important journalists. “It’s the best power metal album in 2008”, “It can become a reference to the next power metal generation”, “It’s fresh, modern, sophisticated and powerful”. If they say it, who Am I to say the opposite? I just agree!

Marcelo Barbosa: I think the new CD is more consistent, heavy and sophisticated. The first one was composed and arranged basically by Edu, who is a great musician but in FE we have the contribution of each one in the band. Everyone brought his personal musical influence to this work and this is what makes it so special. Moreira is a great melodic/traditional metal drummer, Paulo has that kind of trash’s influence and I’m really connected to progressive and prog metal stuff. This mixture gave personality and uniqueness to the sound.

Terroraiser: What were the main differences between your approach to the recording of “Fragile Equality” and “Almah” albums? Was it different feeling?

Edu Falaschi: Now it’s a band album, the first one was just my solo project. Now there is a very concentrated energy from 5 guys that tried to make the best metal album as possible.

Terroraiser: ALMAH started as a project, but now this is a “real” band. What does it mean for you “to be a real band”?

Edu Falaschi: I believe in the power of a united and focused group. The proof is Fragile Equality, this is the real meaning of being a real band. Yeah, it’s important to say that now Almah is a full time band and not a solo project anymore. We want to make more and more records with this line-up that is: EDU FALASCHI, MARCELO BARBOSA, PAULO SCHROEBER, FELIPE ANDREOLI AND MARCELO MOREIRA. Those are the best Brazilian powermetal musicians we have nowadays.

Terroraiser: How much and what does each member contribute to the new album? Let’s start with you ;))

Edu Falaschi: Everybody was essential to this album. I started with the band, I know, but their knowledge, talent and dedication were very important to get such a fantastic result.

Terroraiser: How did you get the invitation to join Almah? Did you know these guys before? And what did you felt?

Marcelo Barbosa: Yeah, I knew them from Angra. We played together many times in some gigs that both Angra and Khallice played. Besides this Edu Ardanuy (Dr. Sin) is a big friend of mine and he was playing with Edu Falaschi during the 2007 tour. When he quit for personal reasons he gave my name to Edu and Felipe, and he told me. Edu Falaschi called me himself asking if I wanted to join the group and I had less than two weeks and two rehearsals to get familiar with the set list. It was a big challenge!

Terroraiser: Would you tell us about your musical background, where did you play before Almah and what will happen with these bands in the future?

Marcelo Barbosa: 've always been a hard worker. I had so many bands and different projects but no one with Almah’s magnitude. I have a prog metal band called Khallice (, I play every week with Zero10, a pop/rock band from my home town. Besides this I’m the owner of a music institute here and I spend a lot of time teaching, and keeping things under control at the institute. For now I’m trying to conciliate everything but, thanks god, it’s not easy. I think it’s possible to continue with everything, but only time will tell.

Terroraiser: What equipment did you use for the recording?

Marcelo Barbosa: I used my Tagima Signature guitars MB-1 mostly. For some riffs and rhythm sometimes a Carvin equiped with Elixir Strings 0,12 was used too. The sound of this instrument was great but it was so hard to play... my things were falling apart LOL We used a JMP-1 Marshall pre amp connected to a power Mesa Boogie Strategy 500, some pedals and a Marshall 4X12 cabinet.

Terroraiser: Are you satisfied with the recording process and production of the new CD? How did you feel yourself not only as a singer but also as a producer of the cd? Was it easy to run the whole process?

Edu Falaschi: well, I’m really satisfied in recording and producing such a good and strong album, but It wasn’t easy, we spent 8 mounths doing the whole production. We tried to make the best metal album as we can, I’m sure we got it.

Terroraiser: Could you explain the lyrical contents of your new album – this is a concept album, isn't it? How is it reflected in the cover artwork?

Edu Falaschi: The concept of the lyrics are based in a book that I’m co-writing. It’s an adventure MANGA book. And the story talks about the balance we need to get in everything in our lives. Everything in the CD is related to some kind of balance.

Terroraiser: Where did you draw your inspiration for both, for the composing and the lyrics-writing, for "Fragile Equality"?

Edu Falaschi: Inspiration is the key, you can’t explain it. Words is not able to explain where the ideas came from. I just leave the ideas start pumping up. Music is my life. Well I play many instruments I think it helps a bit.

Terroraiser: Which song(s) on the new CD do you like the most and closer to your heart and why?

Edu Falaschi: I love it all, I see this CD as one whole.

Terroraiser: Marcelo, what about you?

Marcelo Barbosa: Difficult question... I think it changes from time to time. I’m worried about choosing just one, maybe the others can start to feel sad because they weren’t chosen... LOL. Ok, today I will choose Torn...

Terroraiser: What was the first song that you wrote for this album?

Edu Falaschi: I don’t remember the first one but the last one was BIRDS OF PREY.

Terroraiser: The creation of what song did take the longest period of time?

Edu Falaschi: I think it was YOU’LL UNDERSTAND.

Terroraiser: You have begun to receive the first reviews and other kinds of response. What do you expect from the reviews this time? What’s the first reaction around the globe?

Edu Falaschi: I’m really surprised especially with the reviews and comments around the new almah’s album, some important journalists say that fragile equality can become a reference for the next powermetal generation and that this album is a masterpiece or a jewel or powermetal. That’s cool to hear.

Terroraiser: Can you tell us a weird or funny story that happened in ALMAH camp, maybe on the road, in the rehearsal room or something like thish?

Marcelo Barbosa: There are some good stories. For me, I remember my debut show with the band. I had been with Almah only for two weeks and Edu Ardanuy who was the guitar player of Almah before me is a very famous here in Brazil. I was at the backstage and I heard the crowd shouting ARDANUY, ARDANUY, ARDANUY!!!!! Nobody knew until that day that he had left and I was afraid of coming on the stage because the crowd was expecting another guy on the guitars... LOL. Luckily, after some songs, Edu introduced me to the public and a few moments later they were like MARCELO, MARCELO, MARCELO!!!!!

Terroraiser: What do you think about the music of today? Do you really feel that metal is ready to become #1 again?

Edu Falaschi: Metal is becoming more popular again, specially in USA. If it explode there, it goes to everywhere.

Terroraiser: What’s your opinion about modern Metal scene? Which bands / styles do you especially like, which ones absolutely not?

Marcelo Barbosa: I do like metal very much, but I don’t have much time to follow that much what is happening in the scene. I've always liked some old bands like Led, Deep Purple, Rush, more in metal Metallica, Pantera and things like that. My progressive vein leads me to Dream Theater, Symphony X, Pain of Salvation etc... There are so many special works in every musical field that I don’t feel well choosing just five of them. The fact is that I do like everything made with the heart and the brain (in this order) and I don’t like music that doesn’t touches me when I listen to it. I know this is a very subjective answer, but this is how I feel about this subject.

Terroraiser: What are your exact plans for the near future? Professionally and personally?

Edu Falaschi: Making Tours, video clip and DVD. Personally many things, but it’s private.

Terroraiser: The greatest highlight of 2008? (the interview was done in Nov. 2008)

Marcelo Barbosa: I’m sure it didn’t happen yet. But playing our music in some of the most important music festivals in Brazil, for more than 20 thousands people is always amazing.

Terroraiser: Thank you very much for your answers! Is there anything you would like to add / last words and greetings?

Edu Falaschi: Thanks for all the support and please visit us at:,


For more news : Marcelo Barbosa English Official Blog

Friday, January 2, 2009

Edu Falaschi's interview made by the the Power Of Metal Russian Community and Almah Russia

To read an English translation of the Edu Falaschi's interview made by Power Of Metal Russian Community and Almah Russia, visit us on Edu Falaschi's French blog !

Thanks to Almah Russia and Almah Japan Webmasters for the interview !

For more news :
Power Of Metal Russian Community , Almah Russia

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Felipe Andreoli'snew year's greetings

Here are the Felipe Andreoli's new year greetings for 2009 :

"Happy New Year!

I wish everyone the happiest 2009, and that all your dreams and desires come true in the year to come. Love, peace, health, money and lots of music to all!"

"Happy New Year !

This end of year was a total running! North-eastern Tour with the Almah, Christmas presents ...


Therefore, I wish you all a very good year 2009, and that you can achieve everything we desire with great peace, health, money and everything we need to live well. Thank you for the support and affection!

I had a lot of pics and stories of the tour to post, but not now, unfortunately, only the next year ...

Love and Kisses !"