During the period of quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the rehearsals were productive and helped Apnea to perfect its compositions and develop its style. After months of work, the band has finalized their long-awaited debut album, which will be released later this year. To promote the album, the band releases the first single, “Bus Ride”, which comes accompanied by a music video produced by Venice.
With a proposal to present a sound influenced by the music of the 70s and 90s, mixing grunge, heavy metal and stoner rock, the band Apnea built its sound with influences that go through A.S.G., Fumanchu, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Cave In, intul Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. The album ‘Sea Sound’ brings a unique mix of sounds, making Apnea achieve originality and personality within traditional elements of the aforementioned decades.
Formed by experienced musicians with projection and an extensive national and international career – members of the bands Ratos de Porão, Garage Fuzz and Bayside Kings – the quartet is considered a supergroup with local hero status in Brazil.
Formed in 2019 in Santos, city of São Paulo – birthplace of great names in the national underground -, Apnea arises when Mauricio Boka invites Marcus Vinicius to show the ideas he had in his head for a long time and test the construction of a style and a sound identity. After a few jams, guitarist Nando Zambeli is recruited, and the musical language begins to define itself more clearly. Bassist Gabriel Imakawa arrives to complete the quartet that began to rehearse frequently, composing and improving the band’s style.
In August 2020, Apnea entered the studio to record their first songs, which were released in 2021 on the EP “Salt Water”. The material was recorded in Santos at Electro Sound Studio, a studio commanded by Marcão Britto (ex-Charlie Brown Jr). The production, mixing and mastering is signed by André Freitas.