Origin: Brazil  
Genres: Power Metal
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Last update/review: July 24, 2010

Shaman

Shaman was founded after the well-publicized split of the Brazilian metal band Angra, with the two guitarists recruiting a new Angra lineup and the other three forging a new band on their own. As a result, it's no surprise that their debut, 2002's Ritual, does bear a similarity to prime Angra, though in fact it's a bit heavier overall, owing more to Germanic power metal than melodic progressive metal as Angra is known for. A second album, Reason, was released in 2005, after which the band altered their name, deciding to proceed as Shaaman. A year later (October 2006), they announced their breakup, rumored to be caused by the usual personal/musical differences, but in 2007 drummer Ricardo Confessori recruited a new lineup, and the band (now back to their previous name Shaman) was back in action.

Current Members

Thiago Bianchi

vocals

Léo Mancini

guitars

Fernando Quesada

bass

Ricardo Confessori

drums (Angra)

Former Members/Guests

André Matos

vocals (ex-Angra, ex-Symfonia, ex-Viper) RIP: June 8, 2019, heart attack, age 47

Hugo Mariutti

guitars (Viper)

Luis Mariutti

bass (ex-Angra)



Discography


Ritual  
2002 Lucretia
  1. Ancient Winds
  2. Here I Am
  3. Distant Thunder
  4. For Tomorrow
  5. Over Your Head
  6. Time Will Come
  7. Fairy Tale
  8. Blind Spell
  9. Ritual
  10. Pride
  • André Matos
  • Hugo Mariutti
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Ricardo Confessori



Ritualive  
2003 Universal
  1. Ancient Winds
  2. Here I Am
  3. Distant Thunder
  4. For Tomorrow
  5. Time Will Come
  6. Over Your Head
  7. Fairy Tale
  8. Blind Spell
  9. Ritual
  10. Sign Of The Cross (Avantasia cover)
  11. Pride
  12. Eagle Fly Free (Helloween cover)
  13. Carry On (Angra cover)
  • André Matos
  • Hugo Mariutti
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Ricardo Confessori



Ritualive  VIDEO
2003 Universal



Reason  
2005 AFM
  1. Turn Away
  2. Reason
  3. More
  4. Innocence
  5. Scarred Forever
  6. In the Night
  7. Rough Stone
  8. Iron Soul
  9. Trail of Tears
  10. Born to Be
  • André Matos
  • Hugo Mariutti
  • Luis Mariutti
  • Ricardo Confessori



Immortal  
2007 Scarlet
  1. Renovatti
  2. Inside Chains
  3. Tribal By Blood
  4. Immortal
  5. One Life
  6. In The Dark
  7. Strenght
  8. Freedom
  9. Never Yield
  10. The Yellow Brick Road
  • Thiago Bianchi
  • Léo Mancini
  • Fernando Quesada
  • Ricardo Confessori



Anime Alive 2008  VIDEO
2009



Origins  
2010 AFM
  1. Origins (The Day I Died)
  2. Lethal Awakening
  3. Inferno Veil
  4. Ego (Part I)
  5. Ego (Part II)
  6. Finnaly Home
  7. Rising Up Your Life
  8. No Mind
  9. Blind Messiah
  10. Signed, Sealed & Delivered
  11. Kurenai
  • Thiago Bianchi
  • Léo Mancini
  • Fernando Quesada
  • Ricardo Confessori




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