ANGRA Signs To Atomic Fire Records; New Album, Cycles Of Pain, Set For Release On November 3rd

Photo by Marcos Hermes

Brazilian progressive power metal legends ANGRA are thrilled to announce that they’ve officially signed with Atomic Fire Records!

The group’s metal leadership began over thirty years ago in 1991. Since then, the band has remained one of the finest metal acts originating from South America. 2013 saw the addition of vocalist Fabio Lione (Athena XIX, ex-Rhapsody Of Fire, ex-Vision Divine etc.) to their ranks. With Rafael Bittencourt and Marcelo Barbosa on guitars, Felipe Andreoli on bass, and Bruno Valverde on drums, ANGRA has kept their momentum and now, joining Atomic Fire Records, they are ready to release their long-awaited tenth studio album, Cycles Of Pain, on November 3rd. Its launch will be supported by a special release show which will take place at São Paulo, Brazil’s Tokio Marine Hall on the same day.

Founding member/guitarist Bittencourt comments, “I’m very proud to announce that our newest album will come out on the 3rd of November and it’s going to be released and distributed by Atomic Fire Records. We’re very proud to be part of the Atomic Fire Records family now. It’s a special moment for us in the band.

“For me, who started the band over thirty years ago, but also for everyone in the band, we’re now in the third generation in the era of our third singer as we have Fabio Lione on vocals. So this will be the third record of our third generation. It’s our tenth studio album, so it’s like keeping the legacy but also focusing on the future.

“It’s very funny to have this partnership with Atomic Fire Records because the word ‘Angra’ also stands for a place in Brazil where an atomic reactor was built in the ‘70s. This nuclear power plant was basically created to originate a kind of clean energy, but it’s a very powerful one which could save the world in a way, but also destroy it. It’ll be a very huge explosion and metaphorically we can say that it’s going to be a very strong album and I hope to burn the world with music which can heal the soul of sad and lonely people.”

Atomic Fire Records A&R Markus Wosgien notes, “I remember receiving the ANGRA demo Reaching Horizons in 1992 for the fanzine I published in the ‘90s. I fell in love immediately; this was simply a new form of power metal – and after his departure from Viper, André Matos finally had a new home back then. One year later, Angels Cry, which I still consider to be one of the best power metal albums of all time, was released, and over the years, ANGRA always developed, but still remained true to themselves. We are more than happy to be a part of their future now and to release their upcoming tenth studio album that blew us away once more. For us, ANGRA is also a matter to our hearts since they’re a band we’ve always been following, respecting and loving; our whole team is more than proud that the band and their management decided to join our roster and to trust in us.”

Stay tuned for more ANGRA news in the coming weeks.

ANGRA live:
7/07/2023 Complexo Armazém – Fortaleza, BR
7/08/2023 Espaço Náutico Marine Club – Belém, BR
7/09/2023 Residencial Recepções – São Luiz, BR
7/14/2023 CK Centro de Eventos – Londrina, BR
7/15/2023 Beira Mar de São José – Florianópolis, BR
7/16/2023 Arena Santos – Santos, BR
7/21/2023 Studio Mirage Eventos – Limeira, BR
7/22/2023 Bolshoi Pub – Goiânia, BR
7/23/2023 Capital Moto Week – Brasília, BR
8/12/2023 Ópera De Arame – Curitiba, BR
11/03/2023 Tokio Marine Hall (Album Release Show) – São Paulo, BR
11/18/2023 Armageddon Metal Fest – Joinville, BR
1/29 – 2/02/2024 70,000 Tons Of Metal – Miami, FL

Fabio Lione – vocals
Rafael Bittencourt – guitars
Marcelo Barbosa – guitars
Felipe Andreoli – bass
Bruno Valverde – drums

Artwork by Erick Pasqua | Layout by Jonathan Canuto