Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Edu Falaschi France Blog : playlist of the month

Here's the new playlist of the month, compiled with songs sung and / or written and produced by Edu Falaschi during his career:
  • Symbols, Hard Feelings (Symbols, 1998)
  • Angra, Millenium Sun (Angra, Rebirth, 2001)
  • Versover / Edu Falaschi (guest), Signs Of The Past ( Versover, Hourse Of Bones, 2003)
  • The Shadow Hunter (Angra, Temple Of Shadows, 2004)
  • Almah (Almah, Almah, 2006)
  • Shade Of My Soul (Almah, Fragile Equality, 2008)
Enjoy ;)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Edu Falaschi / Angra : interview Whiplash part II

Here is an English translation of the second part of the Edu Falaschi's interview with Angra by MS Metal Press published on Whiplash.

To read the whole interview (in Portuguese) go on Whiplash !

English translation by Edu Falaschi Official Myspace.

To read the first part of the interview click here !

"MS Metal Press : Let's talk about the tour with Sepultura again! It was very cool to see how the guitarist Andreas Kisser confirmed this union to be very positive, despite of the difference of the genres of both bands. Did Angra expect such a success in the beginning of the tour?

Edu Falaschi : We've really become very happy with the whole project. Andreas and all the guys in Sepultura are very cool persons, so no wonder to see these positive declarations from them. I'm sure that the mutual feelings are more than true.

MS Metal Press : Rafael launched a great album with Bittencourt Project, Edu got almost all the possible awards with "Fragile Equality" of Almah, Kiko Loureiro released 2 excellent albums in different styles ("Fullblast" and "Neural Code"), Ricardo is more devoted to Shaman than ever and Felipe actively produces new talents. All this makes the fans feel worry, moreover, some of them are really afraid that Angra is not your priority anymore. Who can answer this question?

Edu Falaschi : I'm like Kiko has already told. Since we are musicians and live exclusively by music, we had a necessity to continue our own careers while Angra was forcedly stopped. Due to this reason we all were occupied by our own works and engagements, and now we are going to arrange our whole schedule respecting our fans and promoters. Be it Almah, Bittencourt Project, Shaman, Neural Code, etc.

MS Metal Press : As everybody knows, all the guys in Sepultura are outstanding figures. And Paulo also is one of the most amusing persons of the national metal scene. How are the relationships between both bands going on, I mean on the road, when you are not on stage?

Edu Falaschi : Paulo really kicks ass :lol: Yes, it's a lot of fun to get along with them. And this is for sure, besides that we share some of our experiences and one gets to know more about the history of another. For me it's an infinite honor and a great experience to play with them. Even after having played in Angra for more than 10 years, it's always good to learn more and more.

MS Metal Press : The album "Aurora Consurgens" received various kinds of criticism after its release. I believe it happened more due to the fact that it was issued after the real masterpiece "Temple Of Shadows", than due to lack of good material there. How do you consider this stuff now, after a few years have passed? What kind of atmosphere was in the studio at that time?

Edu Falaschi : I think the disc itself is quite good. It's not the one I prefer, but I consider it to be very good. It wasn't the best atmosphere at that period of time. Who knows, if it had been better, we could have recorded some different CD. I don't mean better CD, I say different. Everything is very relative.

MS Metal Press : At the end of all the shows you come together with Sepultura on stage to play this historical jam including some classical parts of Korzus, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. What does this meeting mean for you and how did the selection of the songs happen?

Edu Falaschi : This part of the show is very spontaneous and natural, and this is the moment to commemorate. As to the choice of the songs, it happened without my presence, but this is perfect! Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath are always a kind of challenge.

MS Metal Press : There were a lot of speculations concerning Aquiles Priester's leaving the band. To dot your i's and cross your t's, for what reasons was he fired? Do some bad feelings between all the parts involved still exist or on the contrary do you keep some personal contact?

Edu Falaschi : I prefer not to give any comments regarding this matter.

MS Metal Press : Aquiles Priester has declared a few times that there was no space for his compositions in Angra. Was it one of the reasons of his departure?*

Edu Falaschi : Look, if it were the truth, such songs like "Nova Era", "Spread Your Fire", "Angels And Demons", "Bleeding Heart", "Course Of Nature", "Heroes Of Sand", "Whishing Well" etc wouldn't exist. All these compositions are mine, some of them were created with co-authors, the others not. Clearly, there were many other problems in Angra, but regarding this point no one can complain about anything.

MS Metal Press : Another project with you involved could be interesting for us: recording of some audio/visual material with an orchestra on stage. Have you already thought about something like this? Is there a chance that it can happen in the future?

Edu Falaschi : Who knows, maybe one day it would be great to see some songs like "Nova Era", "Carry On", "The Shadow Hunter" and "Heroes Of Sand" with the band and an orchestra.

MS Metal Press : A big part of the fans has rare and unofficial materials (bootlegs) describing Angra's career. Is there any opportunity to open the Pandora's box and finally to release some CD full of rarities?

Edu Falaschi : Great idea, but we'd rather check if there's something, which really deserves to be published. There's a cool idea to create some "Angra Convention", where diverse fans together with the band could exchange materials, show rare and un-released things among other surprises.

MS Metal Press : Rafael Bittencourt has always been one of the most active composers on the albums of the band. Though, on "Aurora Consurgens" Felipe, Edu and Kiko have more credits than before. Can we wait for something like this in relation of compositions for the next album of the band?

Edu Falaschi : Honestly, I think usually there were one or three songs of mine and enough of them divided between Kiko and Rafael. There were two songs signed by my name in "Aurora Consurgens", like it was with almost all the albums. The best thing that came with "Aurora Consurgens" was one song by Felipe.

MS Metal Press : The new album by Andre Matos "Mentalize" with re-recorded Angra's song "Don't Despair" has been recently issued. His record label released a statement where the fans were asked not to download the album. Has Angra already thought about the format of the next CD? Is there any opportunity to have it published on the website for free?

Edu Falaschi : This is a secret. But to be honest, I consider it to be an absurdity to give the songs for free! The band spends a lot of money to do well-done production, being full of care and zeal, and then people come and download it for free. It's like I would go to supermarket and take to home tons of products without payment. People want to enjoy listening to the music, relaxing, becoming excited, delighted, and to love certain artist, there's nothing more natural than to pay for it. In the end, an artist is a professional in the music and has to pay many expenses to push his masterpiece to the market. Imagine, if they want to see the shows for free as well?

MS Metal Press : I think a brasileiro should respect the work of musicians more.

Edu Falaschi : People should realize how much a musician invests in a CD, in a show production, among other things. There are many professionals involved in the process to make an album real. Today it seems that to be a fan and buy a CD means to do some charity for a band. It seems to me that people think that the artists have obligations to give their music for free, only to see it released. What we have exactly nowadays, is a big inversion of values.

MS Metal Press : Thank you for your time doing this interview. All the team of the site wishes all of you the promising future regarding the new phase of your career. If something is still forgotten, it's a moment for the final credits.
Edu Falaschi: Thanks a lot to all our dear fans who support me for more than 20 years of my career."

Interview by Monica Fontes, Ellen Garabini for MS Metal Press.

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Myspace / Whiplash

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Edu Falaschi / Angra in Sorocaba : set-list and pics

**Here is the Angra's set-list at Plaza Hall on last September25th in Sorocaba/SP (Brazil) :

  • Carry on/Nova Era
  • Waiting Silence
  • Silence and Distance
  • Angels Cry
  • Milenium Sun
  • Lisbon
  • Acid Rain
  • Never Undertand
  • The Course of Nature
  • The Voice Commanding You
  • Rebirth
  • Crossing/Nothig To Say
  • Deus le Volt!/Spread You Fire

**Here are some pics of the show from the galleries of Eduardo Martins and Lean Gaudio on Orkut :

To watch more pics of the Angra's show go on Angra France Blog !

Friday, September 25, 2009

Edu Falaschi / Angra : show Sorocaba

Edu Falaschi plays today with Angra at Plaza Hall in Sorocaba/ SP (Brazil) from 22:00 (Brazilian time).

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Myspace / Edu falaschi France

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Edu Falaschi / Angra : interview OTEMPOonline

Here is an interview of Edu Falaschi with Angra (in Portuguese) for OTEMPOonline, shooted on last September 18 in Belo Horizonte / MG (Brazil), just before the Angra's show at Music Hall.

Angra talks about his current tour with Sepultura, the come back of Ricardo Confessori, among others ....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Edu Falaschi / Angra : more than 30.000 people in Quito Fest !

Edu Falaschi - Quito Fest - photo by El Chaz on Flickr

Here is the note published on Edu Falaschi's official Myspace on last September 19th about the Quito Fest :

"Edu Falaschi took part in one of the most important musical festivals in Equador, o Quito Fest, with Angra during the tour of the band around Brazil and Latin America. Being one of the headliners of the event, the band played in front of 30.000 people.
Edu Falaschi: “Every time we play together our team work becomes better and better! It was really incredible to see so many people singing along with us at Quito Fest this time! Amazing! I will never forget it!!! One of the best shows in my life! Everyone in the band is in a great form, and moreover, everything becomes even better with every performance!”

Here is a trailer (non official) of the Angra's show in Quito (Ecuador), on last September 11th
Video by leonardog27 on Youtube :

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Myspace, blog 09/19/09

Monday, September 21, 2009

Edu Falaschi : autographs session, Expomusic 2009

Edu Falaschi will give an autographs session with Felipe Andreoli and Rafael Bittencourt on next September 26th and 27th at 16:00, at Yamaha stand (Expo center), at l'Expomusic 2009 (Sao Paulo, Brazil).

"Expomusic, the largest music fair in Latin America is the grand occasion for the music industry when musicians and other professionals get to know the latest products launched by the leading companies in musical instruments, audio equipment, lighting equipment and accessories, generating business that represents a significant portion of the annual turnover of the sector, stimulating the development of the music industry in Brazil. Expomusic is the event for all music professionals." (Expomusic official website)

Edu Falaschi, Felipe Andreoli and Rafael Bittencourt, all endorsed by Yamaha, will represent the brand in this 26th edition of the Expomusic in Sao Paulo (Brazil).

For more news : MS Metal Press / Expomusic official website

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Edu Falaschi / Angra : set-list and pics show Belo Horizonte

** Here is the Angra's set-list in Belo Horizonte at Music Hall (Brazil) on last 18th September :

  • Unfinished Allegro
  • Carry On
  • Nova Era
  • Angels Cry
  • Never Understand
  • The Course Of Nature,
  • The Voice Commanding You
  • Waiting Silence
  • Deus Le Volt
  • Spread Your Fire
  • Rebirth
  • Millenium Sun
  • Acid Rain
  • Lisbon
  • Silence And Distance
  • Nothing To Say

** Pics from the gallery of Amanda Campos on Orkut :

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Edu Falaschi / Angra : Porão do Rock 2009

Edu Falaschi plays this evening with Angra on the main stage at Porão do Rock 2009 in Brasilia (Brazil), from 23:25 (Brazilian time) !

For more news : Porãoweb / Edu Falaschi France

Friday, September 18, 2009

Edu Falaschi / Angra : mega show in Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

MS Metal Press official note :

"Angra : a great show in the city of Belo Horizonte MG.

The Brazilian band number one of melodic metal, Angra, will perform at Music hall, on September 18 (Friday), with a set-list including his greatest hits and some surprises. The show promises to be unique, because musicians have focused on a constant innovation of their set-list during the current tour.

After nearly two years far from stage, the band came back in 2009 with a new drummer - Ricardo Confessori, one of the first line-up members, substituting Aquiles Priester and a mega tour, performed since March with Sepultura.

The event starts at 22:00 with the opening bands of the night in Belo Horizonte : Metallica Cover Brazil and Hard N Heavy."

For more news : MS Metal Press / Edu Falaschi France

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Edu Falaschi / Angra show Maracay : set-list, pics and videos links

** Here is the Angra's set-list in Maracay (Venezuela) on last September 13th :

  • Unfinished Allegro/Carry On
  • Nova Era
  • Waiting Silence
  • Silence & Distance
  • Angels Cry
  • The Course of Nature
  • Millenium Sun
  • Never Understand
  • Acid Rain
  • Lisbon
  • The Voice Commanding You
  • Rebirth
  • Nothing To Say
  • Deus Le Volt!/Spread Your Fire

** Pics from the gallery of Joachinmetal on Flickr :

** You could find on Ediaz45 Youtube Channel some videos (home videos) of the concert :

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Edu Falaschi / Angra : interview Whiplash

Here is an English translation of an Edu Falaschi's interview with Angra by MS Metal Press published on Whiplash.

To read the whole interview (in Portuguese) go on Whiplash !

English translation by Edu Falaschi Official Myspace.

"MS Metal Press : Presently, you are already playing the second part of your tour with Sepultura, what is the result and what did you learn from this union for now?

Edu Falaschi: Everything is going on very well. The team-work of both bands is perfect. On the other hand, the friendship and partnership have always been the key elements during this tour and we had everything going on perfectly all the time! I believe that from marketing point of view this tour is working very well for the Brazilian metal stage.

MS Metal Press : This union of Angra and Sepultura is a great deal for our scene, and the most interesting thing is the fact that every show you change the set list. Personally, I like very much Edu Falaschi’s interpretation of the songs of André Matos’ period, like “Lisbon” or “Silence And Distance”, in some cases they were real highlights.

Edu Falaschi: It’s real cool when we vary the set and we can see different reaction at every show, clearly, besides the opportunity to always have something new to sing. The songs you cite fit the best way with my performance, they are not so shrill and have a real favorable harmony. Obviously, even songs written by me like “Nova Era” or “Spread Your Fire” are made in high tones but within normal range. There are some older songs beyond the tessitura of a male voice, and what I really don’t like is to sing them, ‘cos this is not my cup of tea.

MS Metal Press : Besides the fact that Ricardo Confessori participated in the old line-up of the band, a big part of the fans had some fear, generally because of the different style of Ricardo in comparison to Aquiles Priester’s one. A few shows passed, so how has it working with him?

Edu Falaschi: Fans have accepted him quite good. He is going through the adaptation period yet. He has no problems with the old songs and in the ones of Aquiles’ period he is creating new ways to play. In many cases we keep original arrangements, in the others he improvises on top of the existing level and this is very cool.

MS Metal Press : Some fans have complained on internet forums about the lack of shows in some big Brazilian cities, like Salvador, Teresina, among others. What is being done to remedy of these misses in Angra's schedule ?

Edu Falaschi: To complete what Rafa said, this problem doesn't depend of the band itself, it's the work of the production team. But there are also other factors, such as the local producer, appropriate venues, dates available on our schedule, etc...

MS Metal Press : Now Angra works with a new team, including Base2 Produções and MS Metal Press. How do you value their work together with you, musicians?

Edu Falaschi: I have always told that the real force is in a union! Together with these people we can make many things work. All the persons involved in the work of any band are very important. Roadies, technics, engineers, management, booking, press manager, driver etc. Of course, without them the things wouldn’t work. There’s no point in recording an album like Temple Of Shadows without having these angels together with us to make things work.

MS Metal Press : Angra has always used EP and singles to promote upcoming albums. I remember, it was about to release some new EP in the period of Aurora Consurgens, but that stuff had never been released, also because you interrupted your activity in the middle the tour supporting that album.

Edu Falaschi: That period of time was quite difficult! We had different cool ideas during all the band’s career, some of them worked but the others remained only on paper. It was not because of our wish, but more due to bureaucratic reasons than ‘cos of any other motives.

MS Metal Press : It seems to me, that you three (Edu, Kiko and Rafael) as the best and the most prolific composers on the national scene already have enough stuff for the next album of Angra. How the new thing is expected to sound, what direction has been chosen?

Edu Falaschi: I believe that everyone has various songs up their sleeves. As for me, I have some stuff in Angra’s style already composed, from ballads to fast songs etc. But we haven’t discussed the direction of the next CD, I just know that at the least it will be fantastic!

MS Metal Press : It seems to me that some problems concerning the old management still exist, will it concern the next album of Angra? What is about the lawsuit regarding the brand today?

Edu Falaschi: Really, those who really know it are the advocates, and my part is to make music and sing. I’m really concentrated on this leaving these problems for those who are concerned. I wish nothing would hurt the course of the band’s career, but we can’t guarantee anything as yet. In the end, the person who makes decisions is the judge. The future pertains to the God.

MS Metal Press : As everybody knows, the fans of Angra and Sepultura behave quite differently. How do you manage it and how were you accepted by the fans from different camp? Some positive or negative facts concerning this subject?

Edu Falaschi: To be honest, I thought that we could have many problems due to the fact that the styles of our bands differ so much. But I can remember very few cases of total ignorance and a lack of intelligence during all this tour, among more than 10.000 people who already visited our shows. It made me very happy to see that the most of the aversion disappeared in the face of the fact that the union of Angra and Sepultura is very important for the metal scene in Brazil. I’m glad to feel that the sensitivity and the intellect of our fans are evolved enough and we can forget few ones who are not in this way."

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Myspace / Whiplash

Monday, September 14, 2009

Edu Falaschi / Almah : new pics gallery show Santos

Here is a new pics gallery of Edu Falaschi with Almah in Santos at "Independência ou Rock" on last September 06th.

A very special thanks to Gilherme for the pics ;)

Watch all the pics of the concert on : Guilherme Orkut

For more news : Guilherme Orkut