March 18, 2024

Brazilian progressive power metal legends ANGRA celebrate kicking off their European Cycles Of Pain touring leg (all details can be found below!) by releasing a new music video for the song Here In The Now. The track is one of the highlights of their current, highly acclaimed album which hit the shelves on November 3, 2023. The material includes scenes recorded in Curitiba, at locations such as Ópera de Arame and Teatro Cleon Jaques among others, while it features singer Vanessa Moreno, who can be heard on the track’s album version too, and Chico BrownCarlinhos Brown‘s son, starring as main protagonist of the narrative.

But the music video delivers many more surprises and curiosities.

Bass player Felipe Andreoli comments: “The Hear In The Now music video is very interesting, because we explored paths that we had never used before, with an urban view. There’s also Chico Brown‘s performance as an actor; it was really cool to have him in the video. We also had Vanessa Moreno, who, besides her incredible voice, contributed to it with an incredible performance. It’s a very cool and different music video as this song – which we like a lot – deserves such a result. Rapha Moraes, our director, managed to give the material such a broad vision.”

Photo: Marcos Hermes

Moraes adds: “The music really got me. I connected with the musicality and the inspiring message which suggests that people need to believe more in themselves and their uniqueness. From there, I went on to search for central themes and feelings that could convey these sensations. We built this main character, starred by Chico Brown, who is in a large metropolis and is experiencing chaos around him and within himself. When he puts on his headphones and starts listening to the music, he enters a different state of mind that makes him start to see everything differently.”

On the scenes recorded in Curitiba, his hometown, the director says: “In 2023, we filmed an ANGRA acoustic DVD there and took advantage of breaks to capture scenes of the band playing on the Ópera de Arame stage. We used several extra images to illustrate the life in the big city, some of them are taken from the O Garimpeiro do Rock e El Baron series, which features [ANGRA manager] Paulo Baron and Orlando Custódio, and we brought in select scenes of several great artists who ‘mysteriously’ appear in the series, such as Kiko Loureiro, Ney Matogrosso, Henrique Fogaça, Digão, Jimmy London and Bruno Gouveia.”

Paulo Baron comments: “The song Here In The Now will be part of the O Garimpeiro do Rock e El Baron soundtrack, which is about to premiere. Several artists who can be found in the music video are part of the series.”

ANGRA LIVE

w/ OPERA MAGNA, ARWEN
13.03.2024 ES Madrid – Sala Mon [TICKETS]
14.03.2024 ES Vigo – Sala Master Club [TICKETS]
15.03.2024 ES Xixón – Sala Acapulco [TICKETS]
16.03.2024 ES Bilbao – Sala Stage Live [TICKETS]
17.03.2024 ES Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 [TICKETS]

20.03.2024 GR Athens – Kyttaro Live Club [TICKETS*NEW*

w/ DRAGONHAMMER, GREAT MASTER
22.03.2024 IT Rome – Traffic Live Club [TICKETS*NEW*
23.03.2024 IT Mantova – Circolo Arcitom [TICKETS*NEW*
24.03.2024 IT Paderno Dugnano (MI) – Slaughter Live Club [TICKETS*NEW*

05.04.2024 BR São Luís – Residencial Recepções [TICKETS*NEW*
07.04.2024 BR Natal – Ribeira Music [TICKETS*NEW*
12.04.2024 BR Porto Alegre – Opinião [TICKETS*NEW*
13.04.2024 BR Curitiba – Ópera de Arame [TICKETS*NEW*
21.04.2024 BR Limeira – Studio Mirage Eventos [TICKETS*NEW*
26.04.2024 BR Juiz de Fora – Cultural Bar [TICKETS*NEW*
27.04.2024 BR São Paulo – Summer Breeze Brasil [TICKETS]
30.04.2024 BR Belém – Studio Pub Rock Festival [TICKETS*NEW*
01.05.2024 BR Feriado – Teatro Manauara [TICKETS*NEW*
04.05.2024 BR Vitória – Hard Metal Fest [TICKETS*NEW*
14.06.2024 PT São Pedro do Sul – BelaVista Open Air [TICKETS*NEW*
28.06.2024 SK Žilina – Topfest [TICKETS*NEW*
06.07.2024 BR Fortaleza – Complexo Armazém [TICKETS]
10.08.2024 BR Ribeirão Preto – Brazilian Bacon Day [TICKETS*NEW*
17.08.2024 BR São Paulo – Espaço Unimed [TICKETS*NEW*
04.09.2024 US Atlanta, GA – ProgPower USA [TICKETS]

Cycles Of Pain was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by long-time ANGRA partner Dennis Ward(D.C. COOPERPINK CREAM 69PLACE VENDOME etc.) at the Sonastério & Elephant Office in Brazil, while mixing and mastering took place at The TrakShak in Karlsdorf, Germany. Its artwork was designed by Erick Pasqua before Jonathan Canuto took care of layout duties.

The album also features a range of guests including appearances by Amanda Somerville (Tears Of Blood), Brazilian artists Lenine (Vida Seca) and Vanessa Moreno (Tide Of Changes – Part II & Here In The Now), and last but not least Juliana D’Agostini on piano (Tears Of Blood).

About ANGRA

The group’s metal leadership began over 30 years ago in 1991. Hailing since then as one of the finest metal acts originating from South America, the last decade saw the addition of vocalist Fabio Lione (ATHENA XIX, ex-RHAPSODY OF FIRE, ex-VISION DIVINE etc.) to their ranks. With Rafael Bittencourt and Marcelo Barbosa on guitars, Felipe Andreoli on bass and Bruno Valverde on drums, ANGRA have been keeping the momentum and released their long-awaited 10th studio album on November 3, 2023.


ANGRA is:
Fabio Lione | vocals
Rafael Bittencourt | guitars
Marcelo Barbosa | guitars
Felipe Andreoli | bass
Bruno Valverde | drums


ANGRA online:

Official Website