[News] Angra sign with Atomic Fire Records and announce new album “Cycles Of Pain”

Brazilian Progressive Power Metal legends Angra are thrilled to announce that they have officially signed a deal with Atomic Fire Records. The band will release their long-awaited 10th studio album, titled “Cycles Of Pain,” on November 03, 2023. 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 Rafael Bittencourt said: “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 30 years ago, but also for everyone in the band, we’re now in the third generation which means in the era of our third singer as we have Fabio Lione on vocals. So this will be the third record of the third generation. It’s our 10th 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 is 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.

Regarding the new album, the band added: “Cycles Of Pain brings different perspectives on human pain and the cycles that involve it. While pain is inevitable, it is also a part of growing and learning. By recognizing and facing these cycles, we can discover our inner strength and find a path to healing and transformation. It is an invitation to reflect on the complexities of human pain, addressing topics such as loss, disillusionment, loneliness and despair, but also bringing a message of resilience and hope.

The combination of elements on the cover – an angel of death with bright, worn wings adorned with religious and pagan symbols, a dark forest with fire and rain, the prevalence of Brazilian elements – conveys a representation of the idea that pain is a recurring and transformative experience, encompassing spiritual and earthly aspects and encouraging us to delve into the depths of our own pain, explore its many dimensions and find strength and healing in the journey of these cycles.

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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