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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Masterful release their new single, “Warrior”

The French-Brazilian band Masterful has recently returned to its activities after a 8-year hiatus through the release of their new single, “Warrior” that’s avaliable in all digital plataforms.

It’s formed by Brazilian lead singer Lean Van Ranna (lead and backup vocals), the multi-instrumentalist Jean Michel Volz (rhytmn guitars, bass guitars, keys and drums) and the awesome guitarrist Marcelo Alvix, who has outstanding expertise in classic and neoclassic guitars. Masterful intents to bring back the 90’s power metal vibe joined to modern nuances with lots of elegance and majestic vocal melodies.

“Warrior” is a song about a space medieval warrior. It was inspired on Marvel’s Gladiator that’s one of the most power characters which could rivalize even with Superman.

“After we had reestablished our friendship, it would be natural for Masterful to be back and now we’re definitely back the story is (re)starting”,

declared Jean Michel Volz.

Formed originally by Jean and Lean , they released some singles, but right away they joined A Tasted of Freedom with the Greek-French guitarrist Neo. With this formation A Taste of Freedom’s “Carved In Your Dreams” was released, but in 2017, due to disagreements the band had broken up and each member took a different path musically.

Six years later Jean invited Lean to take part in a project he has Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer) and Tristan Harders (Terra Atlantica) called Midnight Drive and that inevitably led to Masterful’s return.

“We’re the dinamic duo (LOL). Jean is an awesome musician and composer and our partnership always flowed. I believe this return will be great. “Warrior” is one of the best song we’ve written. I’m very excited about what lies ahead”,

concluded Lean.

Embark on this outstanding epic nostalgic trip on Masterful’s power metal.

Photo by Ricardo Janke