Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Edu Falaschi talks about Tarja Turunen and Rock In Rio

From MS Metal Press :

The lead singer of the bands Almah and Angra, Edu Falaschi, revealed some details about the partnership between Angra and the singer Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) at Rock In Rio Festival.

Angra will be one of the attractions of Palco Sunset stage, which will be responsible for large gatherings of artists at the festival.

Rock In Rio will held at the end of September and early October, at olympic Park Citade do Rock in Barra da Tijuca in western Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

Check out Edu's interview (in Portuguese) :

For more news : MS Metal Press / Rock In Rio Official Youtube

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Edu Falaschi to reveal the collection of old and rare photos

From Edu Falaschi Official Website :

Edu Falaschi announces an extensive old and rare pictures gallery to be published on his official Twitter next Sunday, July 03. To see these materials, to comment and to have a feedback from the artist you only need to have your account in Twitter and follow: http://twitter.com/edufalaschi. Most of these images will be revealed for the first time!

Don't miss the opportunity to see this online gallery dedicated to the early times of Angra, one of the first bands with Edu, Symbols, and other moments! This collection will be published as a kind of tribute to the fans who follow Edu's career since the beginning. Meanwhile, those who didn't have a possibility to stay by Edu's side in that period can use this unique occasion to touch the atmosphere of the legendary times!

Right now, Edu Falaschi is finishing new songs for the 3rd album of Almah. The band announced the first live dates for the end of July at ForCaos and Armazem do Som Festival in Fortaleza/22-07 and Juazeiro do Norte/23-07 respectively.

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Webiste / Official Twitter

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Edu Falaschi about new Almah's album in the interview to Brazilian Radio

From Edu Falaschi Official Website :

Almah keeps working on the third studio album, the follow-up to the previous success, Fragile Equality (2008). As we have previously informed, the band has been recording at Norcal Studios (São Paulo, Brazil) since May 2th. This Monday, frontman and founder of Almah, Edu Falaschi, revealed a few details about recording of the new album in an interview to Heavy Nation program broadcasted by one of the most important internet radio stations in Brazil, UOL Radio.
The original program in Portuguese is available HERE.

“It’s the fastest CD-recording I’ve ever done in my life! – tells Edu. – We began working at the end of April and had everything together within one month! I mean, the pre-production, arrangements, the basic parts/solos creation and the guitars/bass/drums recording... Everything took less than one month! And the last week I started to record the vocals. Four songs are almost ready. Also, we already have the cover artwork almost finished and now we’re developing the complete layout for the future CD”.

To the question about the release date, Edu answered: “We don’t have any exact date as of now. It will be scheduled taking into account the interests of all our label partners: in Brazil (Lazer Company), Japan (JVC) and Europe&North America (AFM). We’re going to mix and master the material in Europe and we plan to have the new CD ready by the end of July. But most likely we will wait with the official release until September. The new album is produced by the band itself, mainly by me and Felipe, but the entire band have worked at the basic parts, arrangements, songwriting”…

The journalist asked to tell more about his work as a vocalist of Almah and to compare it with Angra. Edu explained: “When I joined Angra, it was a band with its own history and a very special style…not every singer could sing there! I had to adapt my way of singing to the band’s style. In the case of Almah, this band was created by me, as 100% Edu Falaschi since the very beginning. The idea of Almah was to create heavier and more modern material. This 3rd album of Almah will define the “personality” of the band and it will present my real features as a vocalist who sings heavier, more agressive etc. The high vocals which I sing in Angra are not my natural type of voice, and with Almah I can rescue my identity. Here I feel more comfortable, I sing naturally, totally in my field.

Right now Angra is going on the road with Aqua Tour until the Rock In Rio festival, then I will be really concentrated on Almah’s new album. I’m looking forward to present this material, which is probably due in September. We will work with total dedication, because the CD is very good! It’s the heaviest stuff I’ve ever recorded in my life, the guitar work kicks ass! The guitar parts have been recorded with 7-strings instruments, half-step down (B flat), and the result is very solid and heavy. The rhythm guitars were played four times for extra punch. The new stuff will show that Almah is not really a melodic metal band… But, mainly, this album will make it clear that Almah stands on its ground on the scene! While the first CD was my solo one, and the 2nd, Fragile Equality, was the first album with the current line up, then unknown for the public, this time Almah is very well consolidated as a band. It’s got its own place, sound, identity and, also very important, its own true fan army!”

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Website / Programa Heavy Nation

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Edu Falaschi / Angra : show Suzano (Brazil) with Marcelo Barbosa

Edu Falaschi plays today with Angra and his band mate from Almah, Marcelo Barbosa (replacing Kiko Loureiro who will skip this live date due to family reasons) at Clube Suzaninho in Suzano, São Paulo (Brazil) from 7h00 pm (Brazilian time) !

For more news : Angra Official Website

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Edu Falaschi / Almah : vocals recordings

Yesterday, Felipe Andreoli learned us via twitter that Edu Falaschi began vocals recordings for the new Almah's album at Norcal Studios in São Paulo (Brazil) !

Felipe Andreoli : " At Norcal Studios working on lyrics with Edu! " / "Right now Edu Falaschi is recording the vocals for the new Almah at Norcal studios!"

For more news : Almah Official Twitter / Felipe Andreoli Official Twitter

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Edu Falaschi : Arena Brazilian Solaris project

Edu Falaschi is one of the special guests (with his bands mates from Almah and Angra, Felipe Andreoli, Marcelo Moreira, Kiko Loureiro and Ricardo Confessori) asked to take part in Arena Brazilian Solaris project from Thiago Bianchi and Tito Falaschi (Edu's brother).

This project was originally formed in the middle of year 2000 by the musicians / producers Thiago Bianchi and Tito Falaschi. After a hiatus of almost 11 years, the creators of the project now decided to get back to work and finish the album called "Brazillian Solaris".

The core line-up of the project is Thiago Bianchi (Shaman) on vocals, Tito Falaschi (Symbols) on bass and vocals, and Gabriel Triani (Tempestt) on drums. But one of the goals of the album / project is to celebrate the vast barn of Brazilian music scene and its talented musicians, so the team decided to invite great Brazilian icons to "lend" their talents throughout the 10 tracks laid down for the album.

And here they are :

* Solo Guitarist : Mozart Mello (solo artist), Kiko Loureiro (Angra), Edu Ardanuy (Dr.Sin), Leo Mancini (Shaman), Kadu Averback (Wizards), Andre Hernandes (Andre Matos), Nelson Junior (Royal Music), André Brunetti (Vox) and Chico Dehira (Karma).

* Drummers : Marcell Cardoso (Karma), Marcelo Moreira (Almah) and Ricardo Confessori (Angra / Shaman).

* Bassists : Felipe Andreoli (Angra / Almah /Karma) and Fernando Quesada (Shaman).

* Keyboards and samplers : Gabriel Kaué (solo artist), Fabrizio Di Sarno (Karma / Shaman) and Carlos Ceroni (Kavla).

Percussionists : Guga Machado (Shaman / Angra).

* And last but not least, vocalists : Edu Falaschi (Angra / Almah), Nando Fernandes (ex-Hangar), Christian Passos (Wizards), Thiago Buslik (Voxx One) and Leo Belling (solo artist).

Plus one of MPB's greatest singers, Mrs. Maria Odete (Thiago Bianchi's mother) lending her amazing voice to a surprise track.

The artwork was design by Carlos Fides from Artside Studios.

The band is now releasing the teaser-track "Trust", with the participation of Kiko Loureiro on the solo guitar, Mello Jr on the base guitar, Gabriel Kauê on the keyboard, Tito Falaschi on bass, Guga Machado on percussion, Gabriel Triani on drums and Thiago Bianchi on vocals.

The album is scheduled for release in the second half of 2011. It was entirely produce by Thiago Bianchi in his Fusão Studio.

For more news : Arena Official Myspace

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Edu Falaschi : special guest of Bittencourt Project at Yamaha Brazilian Beat

From Edu Falaschi Official Website :

The solo project of guitarist Rafael Bittencourt (Bittencourt Project), plays today in Rio De Janeiro for Yamaha Brazilian Beat selections at Teatro Odisséia from 4h00 pm (Brazilian time).

The selection in Rio De Janeiro will feature the musician Derico, saxophonist from Programa de Jô at Rede Globo television, and Bittencourt Project will count with special participation of the singer of Almah and Angra, Edu Falaschi.

Yamaha Brazilian Beat is a festival of independent bands that happens for the first time in Brazil (in the cities of Salvador, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and São Paulo) which aims to discover new talents and bring support to the winner band to play in one of the biggest festivals in Asia, the Asian Beat ! The winning band will also have the opportunity to perform at Yamaha stand at Expomusic 2011, playing alongside the endorsers of the brand.

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Website / Yamaha Brazilian Beat

Friday, June 3, 2011

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:
  • Angra, A Monster In Her Eyes (Angra, Aqua, 2010)
  • Almah, All I Am (Almah, All I Am single, 2008)
  • Almah, Breathe (Almah, Almah, 2006)
  • Angra, The Course Of Nature (Angra, Aurora Consurgens 2006)
  • Genius with Edu Falaschi, Playing In Their Dreams (Genius, A Rock Opera, 2004)
  • Symbols, Screams Of People (Symbols, Symbols, 1997)
Enjoy ;)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Official Edu Falaschi Fan-Club : news of the month

Dear Edu Falaschi's fans ;

Here the news of the month on Fan-Club website !

** News of the month :

- Edu Falaschi with Almah in the studio : Almah entered the Norcal Studios (São Paulo, Brazil) on last May 02 to record the follow-up to the previous success, Fragile Equality (2008). The band has already recorded drums and bass parts, and all guitars and acoustic guitars ! Only the keyboards and vocals are left to do !Almah released on his Official Youtube Channel the first issue of his video reports regarding the pre-production and recordings of his third album ! A version with English subtitles will be available soon ! Meanwhile, the Fan-Club invites you to check out the video in Portuguese version !

- Almah : 1st show in 2011, headliner at ForCaos Festival : Almah has recently confirmed its first show in 2011, the band will be one of the headliners of the annual ForCaos Festival that will take place on 21-23 of July in Fortaleza (Brazil). ForCaos Festival is one of the most important underground events to the Northeast of Brazil. The history of ForCaos started in 1999 and this year it will bring together bands and metalheads for the 13th time.
Besides the headlining show on 22th of July (Friday) Almah will play a pocket show (20/07, entrance is free). Also, the frontman of the band Edu Falaschi will present a talk show with the fans (19/07) and a Workshop (21/07).

** pics of the month : Fan-Club offers you 8 new pics of Edu Falaschi with Almah in the studio, taken this month during the recordings sessions of the new album in Norcal Studios !

** Videos of the month :Here are the new videos available in our video gallery ;
  • Almah : 3rd album recordings section

- Almah in the studio,day 1

- Almah new album, drums soundcheck

- Almah, Norcal Studios, 13/05/11, guitars recordings

- Almah, Guitars recordings I

- Almah, Guitars recordings II

- Almah, Guitars recordings III

- Almah, studio report 2011, pre-production

  • Edu Falaschi, Message to the Fans section

- Aqua World Tour video report, Chile, 22/05/11

- Aqua Wolrd Tour video report, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21/05/11

  • Edu Falaschi Interviews section :

-Edu Falaschi, interview Blog Cycero Filmagens 07/05/11

Not already a member ? Come and join us to share your passion for Edu Falaschi's music with us ! Registration to the Fan-Club is free !

See ya soon ;)"

The webmaster of the Fan-Club.

For more news : Official Edu Falaschi Fan-Club