Sunday, June 26, 2011

Edu Falaschi to reveal the collection of old and rare photos

From Edu Falaschi Official Website :

Edu Falaschi announces an extensive old and rare pictures gallery to be published on his official Twitter next Sunday, July 03. To see these materials, to comment and to have a feedback from the artist you only need to have your account in Twitter and follow: Most of these images will be revealed for the first time!

Don't miss the opportunity to see this online gallery dedicated to the early times of Angra, one of the first bands with Edu, Symbols, and other moments! This collection will be published as a kind of tribute to the fans who follow Edu's career since the beginning. Meanwhile, those who didn't have a possibility to stay by Edu's side in that period can use this unique occasion to touch the atmosphere of the legendary times!

Right now, Edu Falaschi is finishing new songs for the 3rd album of Almah. The band announced the first live dates for the end of July at ForCaos and Armazem do Som Festival in Fortaleza/22-07 and Juazeiro do Norte/23-07 respectively.

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Webiste / Official Twitter

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Paulo Schroeber - Birds of Prey Solo Lesson - Almah

Almah's guitarist Paulo Schroeber offers you a video lesson of Birds Of Prey solo with tabs in Guitar-Pro file !

Paulo Schroeber : "To do a warm up before the launching of the new Almah CD, here is the video of the explanations note per note of Birds Of Prey solo. (Almah, Fragile Equality, 2008).

Who has not the patience to hear the explanations and wants immediatly get into the heart of the matter can download Guitar Pro file on my website :,scores-and-tabs,1277812.html ".

- Check out "Birds Of Prey Solo Video Lesson" :

For more news : Paulo Schroeber Official Myspace / Official Website

Friday, June 24, 2011

Felipe Andreoli : show in Campinas with Mr Big Cover

Almah's bassist Felipe Andreoli plays today with his band Mr Big Cover at Sebastian Bar in Campinas / São Paulo (Brazil) from 11h00 pm (Brazilian time) !

For more news : Sebastian Bar

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Paulo Schroeber 1st instrumental solo album : "Freak Songs"

Almah's guitar player Paulo Schroeber will release his first solo instrumental album "Freak Songs" very soon !

Paulo Schroeber : "My instrumental album finally went to the factory, to get ready probably in a month. It calls "Freak Songs". Anyone who wants to check out some songs can visit my Myspace and hear new songs called "Give me a Pill'", "Neoclassical Party", "Fast Jazz" and "To My Father" on CD versions."

Stay tuned ! More news regarding new Paulo Schroeber solo album "Freak Songs" coming soon !

For more news : Paulo Schroeber Official Myspace

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Edu Falaschi about new Almah's album in the interview to Brazilian Radio

From Almah Official Website :

Almah keeps working on 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 about recording 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.
The original program in Portuguese is available HERE.

“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”.

To the question about the release date, Edu answered: “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”…

The journalist asked to tell more about his work as a vocalist of Almah and to compare it with Angra. Edu explained: “When I joined Angra, it was a band with its own history and a very special style…not every singer could sing there! I had to adapt my way of singing to the band’s style. In the case of Almah, this band was created by me, as 100% Edu Falaschi since the very beginning. The idea of Almah was to create heavier and more modern material. This 3rd album of Almah will define the “personality” of the band and it will present my real features as a vocalist who sings heavier, more agressive etc. The high vocals which I sing in Angra are not my natural type of voice, and with Almah I can rescue my identity. Here I feel more comfortable, I sing naturally, totally in my field.

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 on the scene! 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!”

For more news : Almah Official Website / Programa Heavy Nation

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Marcelo Barbosa : 3 shows with Angra

From Marcelo Barbosa Official English Blog :

Almah's guitarist 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 generally 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 Marcelo Barbosa joined Almah, the band established by Angra's singer Edu Falaschi with participation of his bandmate Felipe Andreoli, and became very familiar for Angra's audience. 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 him 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 takes place today at Clube Suzaninho in Suzano, São Paulo (Brazil) from 7h00 pm (Brazilian time) !

For more news : Marcelo Barbosa Official Blog / Official English Blog

Friday, June 10, 2011

Felipe Andreoli : show in Jundiaí with Mr big Cover

Almah's bassist Felipe Andreoli plays today with his new band Mr Big Cover at Lounge Club in Jundiaí/ São Paulo (Brazil) from 10h00 pm (Brazilian time) !

For more news : Lounge Club

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Almah : vocals recordings

Yesterday, Felipe Andreoli learned us via twitter that Edu Falaschi began vocals recordings for the new Almah's album at Norcal Studios in São Paulo (Brazil) !

Felipe Andreoli : " At Norcal Studios working on lyrics with Edu! " / "Right now Edu Falaschi is recording the vocals for the new Almah at Norcal studios!"

For more news : Almah Official Twitter / Felipe Andreoli Official Twitter

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Edu Falaschi / Felipe Andreoli / Marcelo Moreira in Arena Brazilian Solaris project

Edu Falaschi, Felipe Andreoli and Marcelo Moreira are three of the special guests asked to take part in Arena Brazilian Solaris project from Thiago Bianchi and Tito Falaschi.

This project was originally formed in the middle of year 2000 by the musicians / producers Thiago Bianchi and Tito Falaschi. After a hiatus of almost 11 years, the creators of the project now decided to get back to work and finish the album called "Brazillian Solaris".

The core line-up of the project is Thiago Bianchi (Shaman) on vocals, Tito Falaschi (Symbols) on bass and vocals, and Gabriel Triani (Tempestt) on drums. But one of the goals of the album / project is to celebrate the vast barn of Brazilian music scene and its talented musicians, so the team decided to invite great Brazilian icons to "lend" their talents throughout the 10 tracks laid down for the album.

And here they are :

* Solo Guitarist : Mozart Mello (solo artist), Kiko Loureiro (Angra), Edu Ardanuy (Dr.Sin), Leo Mancini (Shaman), Kadu Averback (Wizards), Andre Hernandes (Andre Matos), Nelson Junior (Royal Music), André Brunetti (Vox) and Chico Dehira (Karma).

* Drummers : Marcell Cardoso (Karma), Marcelo Moreira (Almah) and Ricardo Confessori (Angra / Shaman).

* Bassists : Felipe Andreoli (Angra / Almah /Karma) and Fernando Quesada (Shaman).

* Keyboards and samplers : Gabriel Kaué (solo artist), Fabrizio Di Sarno (Karma / Shaman) and Carlos Ceroni (Kavla).

Percussionists : Guga Machado (Shaman / Angra).

* And last but not least, vocalists : Edu Falaschi (Angra / Almah), Nando Fernandes (ex-Hangar), Christian Passos (Wizards), Thiago Buslik (Voxx One) and Leo Belling (solo artist).

Plus one of MPB's greatest singers, Mrs. Maria Odete (Thiago Bianchi's mother) lending her amazing voice to a surprise track.

The artwork was design by Carlos Fides from Artside Studios.

The band is now releasing the teaser-track "Trust", with the participation of Kiko Loureiro on the solo guitar, Mello Jr on the base guitar, Gabriel Kauê on the keyboard, Tito Falaschi on bass, Guga Machado on percussion, Gabriel Triani on drums and Thiago Bianchi on vocals.

The album is scheduled for release in the second half of 2011. It was entirely produce by Thiago Bianchi in his Fusão Studio.

For more news : Arena Official Myspace

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Almah France Blog : playlist of the month

Check out the new playlist of the month :
  • Invisible Cage (Almah, Fragile Equality, 2008)
  • Fragile Equality (Almah, Fragile Equality, 2008)
  • Take Back Your Spell (Almah, Almah, 2006)
  • Box Of Illusion (Almah, Almah, 2006)
Enjoy ;)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Felipe Andreoli : Almah's news on Twitter

Felipe Andreoli via Twitter (03/06/11) :

"Cover of the new Almah's album is ready! We will show you soon guys."

For more news : Felipe Andreoli Official Twitter

Edu Falaschi : special guest of Bittencourt Project at Yamaha Brazilian Beat

From Edu Falaschi Official Website :

The solo project of guitarist Rafael Bittencourt (Bittencourt Project), plays today in Rio De Janeiro for Yamaha Brazilian Beat selections at Teatro Odisséia from 4h00 pm (Brazilian time).

The selection in Rio De Janeiro will feature the musician Derico, saxophonist from Programa de Jô at Rede Globo television, and Bittencourt Project will count with special participation of the singer of Almah and Angra, Edu Falaschi.

Yamaha Brazilian Beat is a festival of independent bands that happens for the first time in Brazil (in the cities of Salvador, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and São Paulo) which aims to discover new talents and bring support to the winner band to play in one of the biggest festivals in Asia, the Asian Beat ! The winning band will also have the opportunity to perform at Yamaha stand at Expomusic 2011, playing alongside the endorsers of the brand.

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Website / Yamaha Brazilian Beat

Friday, June 3, 2011

Felipe Andreoli / Almah : pics of bass recordings

Check out the new pics of Felipe Andreoli taken at Norcal Studios in São Paulo (Brazil), during the recordings of bass parts of Almah's upcoming album !

All the pics are extracts from Felipe Andreoli Official Flickr !

For more news : Felipe Andreoli Official Flickr

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Marcelo Barbosa to replace Kiko Loureiro for some Angra's shows

Almah's guitarist Marcelo Barbosa was chosen by Angra to replace Kiko Loureiro, who will be absent for family reasons, for the next 3 shows scheduled by the band !

Check out the official statement published by MS Metal Press :

"The guitarist Kiko Loureiro, from the bands Angra and Neural Code, will be absent from the next scheduled dates of Angra for family reasons. In his place, was chosen Marcelo Barbosa, a longtime friend and Almah's member, the band headed by Edu Falaschi.

The artist has released an official statement by press, notifiying the reasons for his absence of the Angra's shows in Suzano, Angra Do Reis and Porão do Rock Festival, annually held in Brasília.

"My friends and Angra's fans who will be at Suzano, Porão do Rock and Angra do Reis shows. Unfortunately I wanted to inform you that I will not be present at these shows for family reasons.

So, to not let my band mates and fans disgruntled and without concerts, Angra chose to invite our friend and partner of many years, the guitarist Marcelo Barbosa, to replace me exclusively and solely in those shows mentioned.

I wanted to apologize in advance for my absence, but be sure that the shows will be impeccable, Marcelo will replace me handily, and Angra will fulfill his contract with contractors and public of these events.

Thank you, I hope the understanding from all."

Kiko Loureiro."

For more news : MS Metal Press

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Almah European Fan-Club : news of the month

Hi everybody ;)

Here are the news of the month on Amah European Fan-club :

** News of the month :

- Almah in the studio : Almah entered the Norcal Studios (São Paulo, Brazil) on last May 02 to record the follow-up to the previous success, Fragile Equality (2008). The band has already recorded drums and bass parts, and all guitars and acoustic guitars ! Only the keyboards and vocals are left to do ! Almah released on his Official Youtube Channel the first issue of his video reports regarding the pre-production and recordings of his third album ! A version with English subtitles will be available soon ! Meanwhile, the Fan-Club invites you to download the first Almah video report from the studio in Portuguese version in Mpeg 4 format !

- Almah first show in 2011, headliner at ForCaos Festival : Almah has recently confirmed its first show in 2011, the band will be one of the headliners of the annual ForCaos Festival that will take place on 21-23 of July in Fortaleza (Brazil).
ForCaos Festival is one of the most important underground events to the Northeast of Brazil. The history of ForCaos started in 1999 and this year it will bring together bands and metalheads for the 13th time.
Besides the headlining show on 22th of July (Friday) Almah will play a pocket show (20/07, entrance is free). Also, the frontman of the band Edu Falaschi will present a talk show with the fans (19/07) and a Workshop (21/07).

- Marcelo Moreira on Facebook : Almah's drummer Marcelo Moreira his Official page on Facebook ! To contact Almah's drummer, just have your own Facebook profile and add to your friends "Marcelo Moreira Drummer" ! Check out Facebook

** Pics of the month : Fan-Club offers you 24 new pics of Almah in the studio, taken this month during the recordings sessions of the new album in Norcal Studios !

** Videos of the month : Here are the new videos available in our video gallery ;

  • Almah : 3rd album recordings section

- Almah in the studio,day 1

- Almah new album, drums soundcheck

- Almah, Norcal Studios, 13/05/11, guitars recordings

- Almah, Guitars recordings I

- Almah, Guitars recordings II

- Almah, Guitars recordings III

- Almah, studio report 2011, pre-production

And remember : registration to the Fan-Club is FREE !!!

See ya soon;)

The webmaster.

For more news : Almah European Fan-Club