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Angra unleashes music video for “Vida Seca” featuring Lenine

Author Hernan Osuna - 1.12.2023

Earlier this month, Brazilian cult progressive power metallers Angra released their much-awaited new offering, “Cycles Of Pain“, via Atomic Fire Records. Now, they are pleased to share a video for the song “Vida Seca”, featuring guest vocals by legendary Brazilian musician Lenine. Watch the Leo Liberti-directed video below.

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.”

Bassist Felipe Andreoli adds: “‘Vida Seca’ is my favourite track on »Cycles Of Pain« 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,”.

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 now on sale. Check all tour dates below.

Angra live:

01.12.2023 BR Belo Horizonte – Mister Rock [TICKETS]
02.12.2023 BR Montes Claros – Parque de Exposições João Alencar Athayde [TICKETS]
07.12.2023 BR Teresina – Bueiro do Rock [TICKETS]
08.12.2023 BR João Pessoa – Clube Cabo Branco [TICKETS]
09.12.2023 BR Recife – Clube Internacional do Recife [TICKETS]
10.12.2023 BR Salvador – Concha Acústica [TICKETS]
15.12.2023 BR Rio de Janeiro – Circo Voador [TICKETS]
16.12.2023 BR Ribeirão Preto – Espaço G3 [TICKETS]
17.12.2023 BR São Paulo – Espaço Leste [TICKETS]

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

13.03.2024 ES Madrid – Sala Mon [TICKETS]
14.03.2024 ES Vigo – Sala Master Club [TICKETS]
15.03.2024 ES Xixón – Sala Acapulco [TICKETS]
16.03.2024 ES Bilbao – Sala Stage Live [TICKETS]
17.03.2024 ES Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 [TICKETS]

29.03.2024 BR Mogi das Cruzes – Stage Hall [TICKETS]
06.04.2024 BR Fortaleza – Complexo Armazém [TICKETS]
26. – 28.04.2024 BR São Paulo – Summer Breeze Brasil [TICKETS]
04.09.2024 US Atlanta, GA – ProgPower USA @ Center Stage [TICKETS; Dec 12, 2023 @ 12PM EST]