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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Angra unveiled music video for two-part “Tide Of Changes”

“Cycles Of Pain” is embracing the world! To be released on November 3rd, 2023 via Atomic Fire Records, iconic Brazilian progressive power metallers Angra are ready to present fans with their highly anticipated new studio album this autumn. Lead single “Ride Into The Storm” sounded the attack in August, with hundred thousands of fans celebrating the group’s impressive return, and now, the quintet go one step further: “Tide Of Changes” is an ambitious two-piece song consisting of an introducing but not minor essential “Part I” leading into “Part II” which spreads a slightly Far Eastern feel before evolving its beauty, pushed by significantly dominating bass lines of Felipe Andreoli. Additionally, a film crew around Leo Liberti (https://www.libertafilmes.com.br/) have once again created a stunning music video for the band, this time also adding 3D effects putting a futuristic stamp on it. The result can be seen below.

Watch the YouTube live premiere of the music video for this monumental track w/ select band members joining the live chat: 

Andreoli comments:

“This song came to life very quickly. After I played around with the initial riff, all subsequent parts kind of naturally fell into place. It’s a song full of dynamics and different textures, with a look to the future while we also nod to the past, especially in the middle section. Fabio did a brilliant job with the vocal lines and delivered a very inspired performance. The intro came about while I was working on some harmonies, then Fabio joined in and the magic happened.”

“The ‘Tide Of Changes’ lyrics were the first I wrote for the “Cycles Of Pain” album and portray exactly what the title denounces. We live in a moment of great instability and, while our ego seeks the comfort zone and control, it is fundamental to adapt to this impermanence, to surf the waves of destiny and not on our expectations. It’s the pains and frustrations that shape and strengthen us, to the point where we can beat our chest and say: ‘Let the next wave of difficulties come. Want to take another piece of me? Come on, I’ve waited for this moment!'”,

concludes guitarist Rafael Bittencourt.

“Cycles Of Pain” was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by long-time Angra partner Dennis Ward at the Sonastério & Elephant Office in Brazil, while mixing and mastering took place at The TrakShak in Karlsdorf, Germany. Its artwork was designed by Erick Pasqua (https://erickpas.com/) before Jonathan Canuto (https://canutoartwork.myportfolio.com/) took care of layout duties.

The album also features a range of guests including appearances by Amanda Somerville (“Tears Of Blood”), Brazilian artists Lenine (“Vida Seca”) and Vanessa Moreno (“Tide Of Changes – Part II” & “Here In The Now”), and last but not least Juliana D’Agostini on piano (‘Tears Of Blood’).

“Cycles Of Pain” will be available in the following formats:

– CD-digipak
– jewelcase-CD
– various vinyls (red/yellow split-coloured | clear/blue marbled | clear yellow/white splatter)
– digital

1. Cyclus Doloris
2. Ride Into The Storm
3. Dead Man On Display
4. Tide Of Changes – Part I
5. Tide Of Changes – Part II
6. Vida Seca
7. Gods Of The World
8. Cycles Of Pain
9. Faithless Sanctuary
10. Here In The Now
11. Generation Warriors
12. Tears Of Blood

Angra live:

28.10.2023 BR São José dos Campos – Festival Hora do Rock @ Arena Vale Fest
01.11.2023 BR Brasília – Toinha Brasil Show *NEW*
03.11.2023 BR São Paulo – Tokio Marine Hall (Album Release Show)
10.11.2023 BR Mogi das Cruzes – Stage Hall *NEW*
11.11.2023 BR São Paulo – Espaço Leste *NEW*
14.11.2023 BR Americana – Lenda Music *NEW*
18.11.2023 BR Joinville – Armageddon Metal Fest
19.11.2023 BR Porto Alegre – Opinião *NEW*
01.12.2023 BR Belo Horizonte – Mister Rock *NEW*
02.12.2023 BR Montes Claros – Parque de Exposições João Alencar Athayde *NEW*
15.12.2023 BR Rio de Janeiro – Circo Voador

29.01. – 02.02.2024 US Miami, FL – 70,000 Tons of Metal
26. – 28.04.2024 São Paulo – Summer Breeze Brasil *NEW*
04.09.2024 US Atlanta, GA – ProgPower USA @ Center Stage *NEW*

Angra are:
Fabio Lione | vocals
Rafael Bittencourt | guitars
Marcelo Barbosa | guitars
Felipe Andreoli | bass
Bruno Valverde | drums

Photo Credit: Marcos Hermes