Origin: Brazil  
Genres: Progressive Metal, Power Metal
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Last update/review: February 21, 2018

Angra

Angra are probably the second most well-known metal band to originate from Brazil (behind Sepultura), and released several critically acclaimed albums in the mid to late nineties. Solidly rooted in the European traditional metal mold, their work often resembled a cross of, say, Helloween with the progressive tendencies of a Dream Theater.

After a successful run in the late 90's, a rift developed amongst the members (relating to management of the band), resulting in a split into two groups. Vocalist Andre Matos, bassist Luis Mariutti, and drummer Ricardo Confessori departed, eventually forming Shaman, a band that had a successful run of its own before retiring in late 2006. The remaining members, guitarists Kiko Loureiro and Rafael Bittencourt, recruited three replacements and have carried on, their new style keeping the Euro flavor of previous releases while also being more melodic/hard rock oriented and less progressive.

Current Members

Fabio Lione

vocals (ex-Hollow Haze, ex-Labyrinth, ex-Rhapsody Of Fire, Turilli/Lione Rhapsody, ex-Vision Divine)

Kiko Loureiro

guitars (Megadeth)

Rafael Bittencourt

guitars

Felipe Andreoli

bass

Ricardo Confessori

drums (Shaman)

Bruno Valverde

drums

Former Members/Guests

André Matos

vocals (ex-Shaman, ex-Symfonia, ex-Viper)

Eduardo Falaschi

vocals

Luis Mariutti

bass (ex-Shaman)

Alex Holzwarth

drums (ex-Avantasia, Dol Ammad, ex-Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, ex-Paradox, ex-Rhapsody Of Fire, ex-Sieges Even, ex-Serious Black, Turilli/Lione Rhapsody)

Aquiles Priester

drums



Discography



Angels Cry  
1993 Rising Sun
  1. Unfinished Allegro
  2. Carry On
  3. Time
  4. Angels Cry
  5. Stand Away
  6. Never Understand
  7. Wuthering Heights
  8. Streets Of Tomorrow
  9. Evil Warning
  10. Lasting Child Part I - The Parting Words
  11. Lasting Chile Part II- Renaissance
  • André Matos
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Alex Holzwarth
1993 Readers' Album #37




Evil Warning  EP
1994
  1. Evil Warning ('94 Version)
  2. Angels Cry ('94 Version)
  3. Carry On ('94 Version)
  4. Wuthering Heights (Edit Version)
  • André Matos
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Ricardo Confessori



Holy Land  
1996 CNR Music
  1. Crossing
  2. Nothing to Say
  3. Silence Distance
  4. Carolina IV
  5. Holy Land
  6. The Shaman
  7. Make Believe
  8. Z.I.T.O.
  9. Deep Blue
  10. Lullaby for Lucifer
  • André Matos
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Ricardo Confessori



Freedom Call  EP
1996 Century Media
  1. Freedom Call
  2. Queen Of The Night
  3. Reaching Horizons
  4. Stand Away
  5. Painkiller
  6. Deep Blue
  • André Matos
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Ricardo Confessori
1996 Readers' Album #16




Holy Live  LIVE EP
1997 Rising Sun
  1. Crossing/Nothing to Say
  2. Z.I.T.O.
  3. Carolina IV
  4. Unfinished Allegro/Carry On
  • André Matos
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Ricardo Confessori



Fireworks  
1998 Century Media
  1. Wings Of Reality
  2. Petrified Eyes
  3. Lisbon
  4. Metal Icarus
  5. Paradise
  6. Mystery Machine
  7. Fireworks
  8. Extreme Dream
  9. Gentle Change
  10. Speed
  11. Rainy Nights
  • André Matos
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Ricardo Confessori
1998 Readers' Album #22




Rebirth  
2001 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. In Excelsis
  2. Nova Era
  3. Millennium Sun
  4. Acid Rain
  5. Heroes Of Sand
  6. Unholy Wars
  7. Rebirth
  8. Judgement Day
  9. Running Alone
  10. Prelude
  • Eduardo Falaschi
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Aquiles Priester



Hunters And Prey  EP
2002 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Live And Learn
  2. Bleeding Heart
  3. Hunters And Prey
  4. Eyes Of Christ
  5. Rebirth (acoustic)
  6. Heroes Of Sand (acoustic)
  7. Mama
  8. Caca E Cacador
  • Eduardo Falaschi
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Aquiles Priester
2002 Readers' Album #80




Rebirth World Tour - Live In Sao Paulo  LIVE
2002
  1. In Excelsis
  2. Nova Era
  3. Acid Rain
  4. Angels Cry
  5. Heroes of Sand
  6. Metal Icarus
  7. Millenium Sun
  8. Make Believe
  9. Drum Solo
  10. Unholy Wars
  11. Rebirth
  12. Time
  13. Running Alone
  14. Crossing
  15. Nothing to Say
  16. Unfinished Allegro
  17. Carry On
  18. The Number of the Beast
  • Eduardo Falaschi
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Aquiles Priester



Temple Of Shadows  
2004
  1. Deus Le Volt!
  2. Spread Your Fire
  3. Angels And Demons
  4. Waiting Silence
  5. Wishing Well
  6. The Temple Of Hate
  7. The Shadow Hunter
  8. No Pain For The Dead
  9. Winds Of Destination
  10. Sprouts Of Time
  11. Morning Star
  12. Late Redemption
  13. Gate XIII
  • Eduardo Falaschi
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Aquiles Priester
2004 Readers' Album #49




Aurora Consurgens  
2006 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. The Course of Nature
  2. The Voice Commanding You
  3. Ego Painted Grey
  4. Breaking Ties
  5. Salvation: Suicide
  6. Window to Nowhere
  7. So Near so Far
  8. Passing by
  9. Scream Your Heart Out
  10. Abandoned Fate
  • Eduardo Falaschi
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Aquiles Priester
2006 Readers' Album #47




Aqua  
2010 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Viderunt Te Aquæ
  2. Arising Thunder
  3. Awake From Darkness
  4. Lease Of Life
  5. The Rage Of The Waters
  6. Spirit Of The Air
  7. Hollow
  8. A Monster In Her Eyes
  9. Weakness Of A Man
  10. Ashes
  • Eduardo Falaschi
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Ricardo Confessori
2010 Readers' Album #93




Best Reached Horizons  COMPILATION
2012 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Carry On
  2. Angels Cry
  3. Wuthering Heights
  4. Evil Warning
  5. Nothing To Say
  6. Holy Land
  7. Carolina IV (live)
  8. Freedom Call
  9. Lisbon
  10. Metal Icarus
  11. Nova Era
  12. Rebirth
  13. Hunters And Prey
  14. Spread Your Fire
  15. Waiting Silence
  16. The Course Of Nature
  17. Salvation:Suicide
  18. Arising Thunder
  19. Lease Of Life
  20. Kashmir



Secret Garden  
2015 earMUSIC
  1. Newborn Me
  2. Black Hearted Soul
  3. Final Light
  4. Storm of Emotions
  5. Synchronicity II
  6. Violet Sky
  7. Secret Garden
  8. Upper Levels
  9. Crushing Room
  10. Perfect Symmetry
  11. Silent Call
  • Fabio Lione
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Bruno Valverde
2015 Readers' Album #23




Ømni  
2018 earMUSIC
  1. Light Of Transcendence
  2. Travelers Of Time
  3. Black Widow's Web
  4. Insania
  5. The Bottom Of My Soul
  6. War Horns
  7. Caveman
  8. Magic Mirror
  9. Always More
  10. Ømni - Silence Inside
  11. Ømni - Infinite Nothing
  • Fabio Lione
  • Kiko Loureiro
  • Rafael Bittencourt
  • Felipe Andreoli
  • Bruno Valverde




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