Former ANGRA/SHAAMAN Frontman Comments On Upcoming Solo Debut

Former ANGRA/SHAAMAN frontman André Matos has revealed more information about his upcoming debut solo album, due later in the year. The CD was produced by Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, JUDAS PRIEST) and Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, EDGUY, RHAPSODY, FREEDOM CALL) between November 2006 and February 2007 at Ultra Sonica and Brainless Brothers Studios in São Paulo, Brazil and at Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany. According to a posting on Matos' MySpace page, the CD will feature nine brand new numbers plus "a new interpretation of an original song that's going to surprise the fans." A worlwide release is planned within the next five months.

Says Matos: "I can't wait. After so much work, it will be a great pleasure to hit the road again [in support of the upcoming album], bringing all those surprises along. Everything has a right timing and everyone's expectation will be fulfilled!"

SHAAMAN (formerly SHAMAN) — the Brazilian band featuring former ANGRA members Matos, Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), — officially called it quits in October 2006. The break-up, which was long rumored, was attributed to personal and musical differences.

SHAAMAN released its sophomore album, "Reason", in May 2005 via AFM Records. The 10-song follow-up to 2002's "Ritual" was mixed and mastered at Heaven's Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany with producer Sascha Paeth, who previously worked with such acts as KAMELOT, EDGUY, RHAPSODY and FREEDOM CALL. A DVD, entitled "RituAlive", came out in 2003.

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