ANGRA – present music video for ‘Vida Seca [feat. Lenine]’ from brand new studio album ¬ĽCycles Of Pain¬ę;
Spanish March 2024 tour dates announced!

Earlier this month, Brazilian cult progressive power metallers ANGRA released their much awaited new offering,¬†¬ĽCycles Of Pain,¬ę via Atomic Fire Records. Now the band are touring across their home country, where also fans are welcoming the new material with open arms after metal/rock press around the globe praised the record highly, and while being on the road, they are pleased to present yet another music video in support of the album. Featuring guest vocals by legendary Brazilian musician LENINE, ‘Vida Seca’ — produced by a crew around multi-time¬†ANGRA collaborator Leo Liberti — marks the fourth visual release of the group this year, and can be viewed over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/sqDmeRZpjAI

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Guitarist Rafael Bittencourt explains: “‘Vida Seca’ means a lot to us in ANGRA because it expresses what we are: a metal band from Brazil. So the song is a combination of prog elements with Brazilian vibes. It is tough to create something meaningful and deep for the people without going deep into ourselves, and going deep also means reaching and accepting my background. I know it sounds odd for many traditional metal fans, but it wouldn’t be honest from my side if I wasn’t making music inspired by my surroundings, the people, the habits, the sounds. The song and the video ‘Vida Seca’ both have a little bit of all of that in a poetic yet truthful way, disclosing the discrepancy of Brazilian social dystopia. It’s certainly one of my favourites of the album.”

“‘Vida Seca’ is my favourite track on ¬ĽCycles Of Pain¬ę and one of the songs I’m most proud of. It starts with a strong Brazilian accent that develops into a more progressive sound. The dynamics within the song help tell the story of the lyrics, taking you through the character’s journey of vulnerability, growth, self-doubt and acceptance. We are extremely privileged to have the amazing, multi Latin Grammy winning LENINE singing the first part in Portuguese. As someone born in the Northeast of Brazil, a region where poverty and underdevelopment is rampant, he brings authenticity to the song, giving the character a legitimate voice. Lyrically, ‘Vida Seca’ talks about a child who’s born in poverty, a situation all too common in Brazil and many other countries. Despite the hardship of his childhood, throughout his life he ends up having opportunities and ultimately reaches a better condition. It’s a view on meritocracy and how unfair it is to expect the same level of achievement from people with very different starting conditions,” states bass player Felipe Andreoli.

ANGRA will naturally return to European stages with the new songs too, that’s why the band have announced five Spanish dates taking place in March 2024. Tickets are on sale now; all dates can be found below!

ANGRA live:

01.12.2023 BR Belo Horizonte – Mister Rock [TICKETS]
02.12.2023 BR Montes Claros – Parque de Exposi√ß√Ķes Jo√£o Alencar Athayde [TICKETS]
07.12.2023 BR Teresina – Bueiro do Rock [TICKETS]
08.12.2023 BR Jo√£o Pessoa – Clube Cabo Branco [TICKETS]
09.12.2023 BR Recife – Clube Internacional do Recife [TICKETS]
10.12.2023 BR Salvador –¬†Concha Ac√ļstica [TICKETS]
15.12.2023 BR Rio de Janeiro – Circo Voador [TICKETS]
16.12.2023 BR Ribeirão Preto РEspaço G3 [TICKETS]
17.12.2023 BR São Paulo РEspaço Leste [TICKETS] *NEW*

29.01. – 02.02.2024 US Miami, FL – 70,000 Tons of Metal [TICKETS]

w/ OPERA MAGNA, ARWEN
13.03.2024 ES Madrid РSala Mon [TICKETS] *NEW*
14.03.2024 ES Vigo РSala Master Club [TICKETS] *NEW*
15.03.2024 ES Xixón РSala Acapulco [TICKETS] *NEW*
16.03.2024 ES Bilbao – Sala Stage Live [TICKETS] *NEW*
17.03.2024 ES Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 [TICKETS] *NEW*

29.03.2024 BR Mogi das Cruzes РStage Hall [TICKETS] *NEW*
06.04.2024 BR Fortaleza РComplexo Armazém [TICKETS] *NEW*
26. – 28.04.2024 BR S√£o Paulo – Summer Breeze Brasil [TICKETS]
04.09.2024 US Atlanta, GA – ProgPower USA @ Center Stage [TICKETS; Dec 12, 2023 @ 12PM EST]

Purchase ¬ĽCycles Of Pain¬ę in the physical format of your choice, stream it or get it digitally now, here: https://angra.afr.link/cyclesofpain

More on ¬ĽCycles Of Pain¬ę:
‘Ride Into The Storm’ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/64YSuGo_QKQ
‘Tide Of Changes – Part II’ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO:¬† https://youtu.be/x_kH0Php1sA
‘Gods Of The World’OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/H-aXHlhi6Tc