Mentalize – European release

Maybe not all of you know it yet, but Mentalize, the latest Andre Matos Band album, is going to be released in Europe a week from now, on February 1st (except in Germany, where it will be released January 29th). I hope all the fans of the band can finally get their hands – and ears, obviously, hahah – on it!!!!! Let’s spread the word, shall we!
"SPV/Steamhammer – Press Release ANDRE MATOS

The Brazilian Andre Matos is doubtlessly among the most charismatic and versatile vocalists on the international rock/metal scene. His voice is unmistakable, his compositional talent beyond all doubt. In the late Eighties, Matos formed the band Viper, practically a predecessor of his top-selling act Angra, which he launched in 1991. Three internationally successful albums, plus four EPs and sensational tours around the globe marked the Angra years from 1992 to 1999 with Matos as their frontman. Following his departure, he formed Shaman, simultaneously proving himself to be a multi-faceted musician, who also cuts a fine figure away from heavy metal, alongside guitarist/producer Sascha Paeth in their Virgo project. In 2008 Andre Matos released his first solo album Time To Be Free.

Now his new album, Mentalize, is due to be released, featuring twelve brand-new songs which confirm his unusual vocal range and underline that Matos has matured in every respect. The album is scheduled for release on February 1st 2010 in Europe (Germany: January 29th) on SPV/Steamhammer.

Matos was supported again by truly excellent musicians: His solo band includes the renowned trio consisting of Luis Mariutti (bass), Hugo Mariutti (guitar) and Fabio Ribeiro (keyboards) – all of them former members of Angra and Shaman – plus ex-Angra guitarist Andre "Zaza" Hernandes, with whom Matos worked in the early Nineties and who is considered one of Brazil’s best guitarists, as well as Eloy Casagrande, a 18-year-old drum talent who came first at the Modern Drummer drum competition in the US.

The album was produced by Andre Matos and Sascha Paeth (Edguy, Kamelot, Rhapsody) in Brazil and Germany."


About Janus

Janus Aureus is my recently-inaugurated personal blog (written in portuguese, but with some texts in english as well). Fiore Rouge is my old (but still very active - in fact, more than Janus :P) blog (I started it back in 2005). Mentalize is a fan-made website (since 2005). if you wish to contact me for any reason, visit my blog and leave a comment OR see email above (top left) - no, my name's not Andre - actually, I'm not even a guy! LOL Long story... O Janus Aureus é meu blog pessoal - escrito em português - ainda sem muito conteúdo, pois foi começado no final de dezembro de 2011. Já o Mentalize foi aberto em 2005 e está escrito em várias línguas *rs* Privilegio o uso do inglês ali porque o pessoal estrangeiro não tem muitas informações sobre o AM. Quem quiser entrar em contato comigo por qualquer motivo, deixe um comentário nos meus blogs ou use o email que está aí em cima à esquerda (e não, eu não sou o Andre - aliás, sou mulher!).

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