After a successful premiere on the 16th edition of the Roadie Crew Online Fest a month ago, the musician and guitarist FERNANDO FERNANDES released last Friday 13th, the video for his debut single “Horizonte” on his YouTube channel. An instrumental track widely praised both by specialized media, as well as big names in the Rock/Metal scene.
Produced, directed and edited at M&H Studios, in Sao Bernardo dos Campos (Sao Paulo/Brazil), and with the images captured at Studio Rising Power, in Santo Andre (Sao Paulo/Brazil), the video features the participation of the current drummer of the band Nigro, Sica Correia.
The guitarist, composer and guitar teacher from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Fernando Fernandes (Mind Dusk, Mortalha, ex-Circo de Fantoches), released “Horizonte” the first instrumental single of his solo career on all traditional streaming platforms on April. Although dedicating himself to classes and his band Mind Dusk, Fernando still started his solo project by recording “Horizonte” in honour of his cousin and guitar teacher, Joao Paulo Schiviatte de Almeida, who tragically died in 2010 after being run over by a car.
Recorded at M&H Studio (@meh.studio), “Horizonte” was produced by Ricky Franco (@h_rickyfranco) and mixed/mastered by renowned producer Michel Villares, with all guitar and bass lines recorded/composed by Fernando, guest drums by Ricky Franco and cover art by designer Emerson Soares.
“Horizonte” brings a sound that mixes in an impactful and very technical way, classic Heavy Metal with more progressive passages and many rhythmic changes, strongly influenced by names like Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Rainbow, Dream Theater and Yngwie Malmsteen, who transport the listener to another dimension.
Fernando Fernandes comments: “I wrote this song at a time when I was in mourning. All the riffs have been improved over the years and inspired by great guitarists whose works still influences me today, such as Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, John Pettrucci, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen, Adrian Smith, Dave Murray and Ritchie Blackmore. My guitar masters and teachers are Marcelo Alves, Joao Paulo Schiviatte (RIP) and Bruno Godinho (Hibria) who taught me melody, technique and improvisation. After the death of my cousin and teacher, one thing that helped me to overcome this loss was music, as I immersed myself in studies with a lot of discipline and always seeking to evolve.”