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« Reply #210 on: September 14, 2018, 07:01:01 AM »
So I was pretty much an "Andre Matos or Bust" Angra fan and disregarded them after Holy Land.  After reading some great reviews of their show at Progpower, I'm now checking out Sacred Garden and Omni. 

This is some great stuff.  I've always loved Rhapsody's Symphony of Enchanted Lands and like Fabio as a singer.  It's cool to hear some heavier sounding guitars in the band on these two records.  There is a live album with Sacred Garden, but I haven't really given it a spin yet...not quite ready for Fabio's take on my favorite songs from Holy Land and Angels Cry.   

If you aren't aware, Omni's bonus track is a 2017 rerecording of ZITO. I strongly prefer it to the original, but then again, Fabio could belch into a microphone for an hour and I'd pay $15 for it.
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« Reply #211 on: September 14, 2018, 09:54:19 AM »
I think i’ve said this before, but would LOVE to have Fabio with DT if James ever left :metal
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #212 on: September 14, 2018, 12:36:38 PM »
I think i’ve said this before, but would LOVE to have Fabio with DT if James ever left :metal

I need new pants after thinking about this.
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« Reply #213 on: September 14, 2018, 06:49:49 PM »
I wouldn't want that - aside from the obvious I don't want someone else singing for DT, I also don't want Angra to have to find a fourth singer. :P

They've put out two great albums with Fabio and I say keep it coming. :)

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« Reply #214 on: September 14, 2018, 08:20:13 PM »
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« Reply #216 on: September 14, 2018, 08:58:29 PM »
Yes you would. You just don't know it yet. Maybe it'll hit you when you're about to fall asleep, or while you're working, or while you're taking a walk, or on a drive somewhere, listening to Angra and then Dream Theater. Over time you'll get it, and you'll want more, maybe after watching the next DT live release and wondering how Fabio would sound singing Beneath the Surface.

I call that the Lethean treatment. :lol :hug:
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« Reply #217 on: September 14, 2018, 09:05:35 PM »
No I wouldn't.  :)  I did just imagine Fabio on Beneath the Surface. Sounds good, but not as good as James. ;)

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« Reply #218 on: September 14, 2018, 09:06:59 PM »
 :lol

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« Reply #219 on: September 14, 2018, 09:09:56 PM »
Yep, that's exactly how it would be introduced. :)

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« Reply #220 on: September 21, 2018, 08:47:28 AM »
We have two Angra threads. I legit have no idea which one to be posting in, and since this is the most recently active one, here goes. Caught Angra in Joliet last night. I am really annoyed with the turnout. It was - wait for it - deplorable. Seriously, I'd be surprised if they cracked 100 people in the entire place. But the guys were happy as hell to be there, they were super nice when I met them, and were all smiles and laughs. Caught a setlist at the end and even got Rafael to sign it. VIP stuff aside, the concert was incredible. And then someone was handing out free Obscura tickets after the show - not my type of music, but that was funny  :lol

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« Reply #221 on: September 21, 2018, 08:56:15 AM »
I'm tired of shows being booked in Joliet, though I prefer it to downtown Chicago (Joliet has that free garage down the street).  I live up near the WI border, so it's a 70 mile drive for me to get to that venue.  I did it once in 2012 for Iced Earth, but it was a bit of a pain - I prefer going to shows in Milwaukee now.  Less transitions from highway to highway and 20 miles closer.  The promoter needs some different venues - put them in some place a little smaller and it wouldn't be as obviously empty. 

I'd have gone, but my concert going days are on hiatus now with two small kids.  That's a killer set!

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« Reply #222 on: September 21, 2018, 09:00:48 AM »
I'm tired of shows being booked in Joliet, though I prefer it to downtown Chicago (Joliet has that free garage down the street).  I live up near the WI border, so it's a 70 mile drive for me to get to that venue.  I did it once in 2012 for Iced Earth, but it was a bit of a pain - I prefer going to shows in Milwaukee now.  Less transitions from highway to highway and 20 miles closer.  The promoter needs some different venues - put them in some place a little smaller and it wouldn't be as obviously empty. 

I'd have gone, but my concert going days are on hiatus now with two small kids.  That's a killer set!

The Forge has a capacity of about 950 if I recall. It should have been packed. I saw Rhapsody there in 2012 and it was very well populated (back when it was Mojoes). I love that venue honestly, although this time I had to go into Chicago to pick up a friend and then go back to Joliet so it was like 4.5 hours on the road for me (and I only live 90 minutes from Joliet!). Most of the shows I see these days tend to be at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago, which is the most painless venue to access in that entire city imo - 2-5 minutes off the interstate and you're in their parking lot and in line. It rocks. Although the outrageous $25 parking fee annoys me, used to be 10, then 15, then 20... but that's the price of convenience. Slipped the guy $3 at the garage in Joliet  :lol

I think it was a promotion problem because there is no way a band like Angra should have been playing to so few people. I feel so bad for them.
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« Reply #223 on: September 21, 2018, 09:39:00 AM »
I'm tired of shows being booked in Joliet, though I prefer it to downtown Chicago (Joliet has that free garage down the street).  I live up near the WI border, so it's a 70 mile drive for me to get to that venue.  I did it once in 2012 for Iced Earth, but it was a bit of a pain - I prefer going to shows in Milwaukee now.  Less transitions from highway to highway and 20 miles closer.  The promoter needs some different venues - put them in some place a little smaller and it wouldn't be as obviously empty. 

I'd have gone, but my concert going days are on hiatus now with two small kids.  That's a killer set!
They'll be in Milwaukee tonight....

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« Reply #224 on: September 21, 2018, 09:44:59 AM »
I'm tired of shows being booked in Joliet, though I prefer it to downtown Chicago (Joliet has that free garage down the street).  I live up near the WI border, so it's a 70 mile drive for me to get to that venue.  I did it once in 2012 for Iced Earth, but it was a bit of a pain - I prefer going to shows in Milwaukee now.  Less transitions from highway to highway and 20 miles closer.  The promoter needs some different venues - put them in some place a little smaller and it wouldn't be as obviously empty. 

I'd have gone, but my concert going days are on hiatus now with two small kids.  That's a killer set!
They'll be in Milwaukee tonight....

I wish I could go!  Family duties come first for the next handful of years until my kids are older and one parent can handle bedtime alone. 

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« Reply #225 on: September 21, 2018, 09:52:40 AM »
I have a ticket for my show coming up. Whether I go will depend on what the Mrs. wants to do. Very rare date night. She's a headbanger like me, and knows OF Angra, but we'll see how the day plays out. There are three openers, so if we're able to get dinner and walk over, we most likely will. We'll see. The venue they are playing by me holds about 150 people. I think its listed at 250, but half of that is the space in the downstairs bar, which is underneath the main floor...so the joint is TINY.
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« Reply #226 on: September 21, 2018, 10:23:19 AM »
Sucks for the low turn out, but the positive for you is a more intimate experience. 

I would have checked them out again in NYC, but couldn't make it. 

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« Reply #227 on: September 21, 2018, 01:33:18 PM »
K-lox....are you wearing a fucking cape in that picture??
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #228 on: September 21, 2018, 02:11:49 PM »
Yes, yes he was.  After the show he climbed onto the stage, put his arms out, and jumped, thinking he could fly...

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« Reply #229 on: September 21, 2018, 03:40:16 PM »
K-lox....are you wearing a fucking cape in that picture??

 :metal :metal :metal

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« Reply #230 on: September 21, 2018, 03:43:14 PM »
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would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #231 on: September 21, 2018, 05:26:19 PM »
K-lox....are you wearing a fucking cape in that picture??

I brought my (second) Rhapsody flag for Fabio to sign (which he did). It just so happens that flag has ties at the end and instead of holding it in my hands, I did the metal thing and wore it as a fucking cape. I've never felt more glorious than wearing that thing during Spread Your Fire. Power metal flows through my veins :2metal:

Yes, yes he was.  After the show he climbed onto the stage, put his arms out, and jumped, thinking he could fly...

I was trying to ride the winds of destination. :neverusethis:
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« Reply #232 on: September 21, 2018, 05:45:12 PM »
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It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #233 on: September 21, 2018, 07:34:12 PM »

I was trying to ride the winds of destination. :neverusethis:
On the wings of reality....

Or were you trying to spread your fire?

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« Reply #234 on: September 22, 2018, 01:50:56 AM »

I was trying to ride the winds of destination. :neverusethis:
On the wings of reality....

Or were you trying to spread your fire?

I was just trying to carry on and make believe that I was a metal Icarus, but the spirit of the air was not on my side...  Carolina IV. :neverusethis:
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« Reply #235 on: September 22, 2018, 03:20:08 AM »

I was trying to ride the winds of destination. :neverusethis:
On the wings of reality....

Or were you trying to spread your fire?

I was just trying to carry on and make believe that I was a metal Icarus, but the spirit of the air was not on my side...  Carolina IV. :neverusethis:

Haha...You were flying across the Holy Land, Seeing the Deep Blue.

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« Reply #236 on: September 22, 2018, 11:42:19 AM »
So, the tour continues, and I really have nothing to say about the poor turnout in the midwest. :P  If you like Angra at all, go see a show near you. They are incredible live.  If you know nothing about them but like exceptional guitar players, bass players, drummers, and/or singers, go see a show near you. :)

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« Reply #237 on: September 22, 2018, 01:02:46 PM »
Damn freaking right :metal
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« Reply #238 on: September 24, 2018, 10:06:50 AM »
Almost off-topic, but i saw Shaman, the band with Angra's original singer, drummer and bass player, who got together after splitting up in 06 or 07, i'm not sure. They have a big following here in Brazil, amongst them, my wife, so i went with her (i was hoping for some old Angra songs, but they didn't play anything but Shaman songs). They sold out 2 days in Săo Paulo, but i'm not sure they will continue to tour, or if it was a one (well, two)-off.

Though i'm not a fan, the show was good, Confessori and Mariutti played extremely well, and Andre Matos sang almost everything perfectly.

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« Reply #239 on: September 24, 2018, 03:54:24 PM »
That sounds really cool.  I'd love to see Andre Matos live someday, either with Shaman or solo. 

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« Reply #240 on: September 26, 2018, 07:22:45 PM »
Also a bit off-topic, but Edu Falaschi is releasing an EP with the band he’s touring playing Angra’s songs, called “the glory of the sacred truth”, that has 2 original songs, a lot in the Angra’s style.
The japanese version has 4 Angra’s songs, live from this tour:
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/KICP-1944?s_ssid=e368955bac2f4ff2bd

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« Reply #241 on: September 26, 2018, 08:48:58 PM »
So moderators, if one is reading this thread - any chance we can merge this thread with the other Angra thread and add Omni World Tour or something to the subject? :)