Origin: Brazil
Genres: Progressive Metal, Power Metal
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Angra  


Angra are probably the second most well-known metal band to originate from Brazil (behind Sepultura), and released several critically acclaimed albums in the mid to late nineties. Solidly rooted in the European traditional metal mold, their work often resembled a cross of, say, Helloween with the progressive tendencies of a Dream Theater.

After a successful run in the late 90's, a rift developed amongst the members (relating to management of the band), resulting in a split into two groups. Vocalist Andre Matos, bassist Luis Mariutti, and drummer Ricardo Confessori departed, eventually forming Shaman, a band that had a successful run of its own before retiring in late 2006. The remaining members, guitarists Kiko Loureiro and Rafael Bittencourt, recruited three replacements and have carried on, their new style keeping the Euro flavor of previous releases while also being more melodic/hard rock oriented and less progressive.

Current Members

Kiko Loureiro

guitars

Rafael Bittencourt

guitars

Felipe Andreoli

bass

Ricardo Confessori

drums (Shaman)

Former Members/Guests

André Matos

vocals (Shaman, Symfonia, Viper)

Eduardo Falaschi

vocals

Luis Mariutti

bass (Shaman)

Alex Holzwarth

drums (Avantasia, Dol Ammad, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, Paradox, Rhapsody Of Fire, Sieges Even)

Aquiles Priester

drums


Discography



Angels Cry 
1993 Rising Sun
  1. Unfinished Allegro
  2. Carry On
  3. Time
  4. Angels Cry
  5. Stand Away
  6. Never Understand
  7. Wuthering Heights
  8. Streets Of Tomorrow
  9. Evil Warning
  10. Lasting Child Part I - The Parting Words
  11. Lasting Chile Part II- Renaissance
  • André Matos
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Alex Holzwarth




(EP) Evil Warning 
1994
  1. Evil Warning ('94 Version)
  2. Angels Cry ('94 Version)
  3. Carry On ('94 Version)
  4. Wuthering Heights (Edit Version)
  • André Matos
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Ricardo Confessori




Holy Land 
1996 CNR Music
  1. Crossing
  2. Nothing to Say
  3. Silence Distance
  4. Carolina IV
  5. Holy Land
  6. The Shaman
  7. Make Believe
  8. Z.I.T.O.
  9. Deep Blue
  10. Lullaby for Lucifer
  • André Matos
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Ricardo Confessori




(EP) Freedom Call 
1996 Century Media
  1. Freedom Call
  2. Queen Of The Night
  3. Reaching Horizons
  4. Stand Away
  5. Painkiller
  6. Deep Blue
  • André Matos
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Ricardo Confessori




(EP) Holy Live  LIVE
1997 Rising Sun
  1. Crossing/Nothing to Say
  2. Z.I.T.O.
  3. Carolina IV
  4. Unfinished Allegro/Carry On
  • André Matos
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Ricardo Confessori




Fireworks 
1998 Century Media
  1. Wings Of Reality
  2. Petrified Eyes
  3. Lisbon
  4. Metal Icarus
  5. Paradise
  6. Mystery Machine
  7. Fireworks
  8. Extreme Dream
  9. Gentle Change
  10. Speed
  11. Rainy Nights
  • André Matos
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Ricardo Confessori




Rebirth 
2001 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. In Excelsis
  2. Nova Era
  3. Millennium Sun
  4. Acid Rain
  5. Heroes Of Sand
  6. Unholy Wars
  7. Rebirth
  8. Judgement Day
  9. Running Alone
  10. Prelude
  • Eduardo Falaschi
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Aquiles Priester

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



(EP) Hunters And Prey 
2002 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Live And Learn
  2. Bleeding Heart
  3. Hunters And Prey
  4. Eyes Of Christ
  5. Rebirth (acoustic)
  6. Heroes Of Sand (acoustic)
  7. Mama
  8. Caca E Cacador
  • Eduardo Falaschi
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Aquiles Priester




Rebirth World Tour - Live In Sao Paulo  LIVE
2002
  1. In Excelsis
  2. Nova Era
  3. Acid Rain
  4. Angels Cry
  5. Heroes of Sand
  6. Metal Icarus
  7. Millenium Sun
  8. Make Believe
  9. Drum Solo
  10. Unholy Wars
  11. Rebirth
  12. Time
  13. Running Alone
  14. Crossing
  15. Nothing to Say
  16. Unfinished Allegro
  17. Carry On
  18. The Number of the Beast
  • Eduardo Falaschi
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Aquiles Priester




Temple Of Shadows 
2004
  1. Deus Le Volt!
  2. Spread Your Fire
  3. Angels And Demons
  4. Waiting Silence
  5. Wishing Well
  6. The Temple Of Hate
  7. The Shadow Hunter
  8. No Pain For The Dead
  9. Winds Of Destination
  10. Sprouts Of Time
  11. Morning Star
  12. Late Redemption
  13. Gate XIII
  • Eduardo Falaschi
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Aquiles Priester

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground 



Aurora Consurgens 
2006 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. The Course of Nature
  2. The Voice Commanding You
  3. Ego Painted Grey
  4. Breaking Ties
  5. Salvation: Suicide
  6. Window to Nowhere
  7. So Near so Far
  8. Passing by
  9. Scream Your Heart Out
  10. Abandoned Fate
  • Eduardo Falaschi
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Aquiles Priester

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground 



Aqua 
2010 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Viderunt Te Aquĉ
  2. Arising Thunder
  3. Awake From Darkness
  4. Lease Of Life
  5. The Rage Of The Waters
  6. Spirit Of The Air
  7. Hollow
  8. A Monster In Her Eyes
  9. Weakness Of A Man
  10. Ashes
  • Eduardo Falaschi
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Ricardo Confessori

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Review  Lords Of Metal 



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