“Aqua”, the 7th studio album from Brazilian melodic metal band Angra, is available for streaming in its entirety on the band’s MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/angraofficial).
“Aqua” will be released in Europe on 29 September and in the U.S. on 12 October via SPV/Steamhammer.
Angra guitarist Rafael Bittencourt recently commented the concept and recording of “Aqua”.
“Here we are again. Doing what we love the most, which is to bring our music to the world. That amazing feeling of having our ideas spread among the fans like seeds that will be growing, as people get more involved with the album. Finally, after four years of no work released, we are bringing what in our opinion is one of our best pieces ever composed, ‘Aqua’.
“There is a very interesting guideline to the play. After reading the text a few times we’ve discovered that the element water is the main character of the story. It changes in cycles, transforming itself; transforming things around it, representing the wrath in the surges, then the forgiveness in the calm.
“Although this album sounds very different than our previous album, ‘Aurora Consurgens’, there are not many musical differences between ‘Aqua’ and our last three albums. We tried to keep the idea of combining metal with progressive, classic, Brazilian, ethnic, pop and many other styles. The big difference is that this time we were really hit by inspiration. So we wrote almost thirty good songs, and we ended up picking the best ten out of the big list.
“Another important difference is that the drummer Ricardo Confessori is back in the band.
“So, ‘Aqua’ represents where we are now. And we hope that it will be remembered as one of our great classic albums, because it was done with great passion, focus and dedication.
Angra line-up 2010 is:
Eduardo Falaschi – Vocals
Kiko Loureiro – Guitar
Felipe Andreoli – Bass
Rafael Bittencourt – Guitar
Ricardo Confessori – Drums
for more info: http://www.angra.net