Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Matos continued on vocals, but he had no intention of remaining a vocalist, a role he assumed only because his singing was the "least poor vocals of all of them", and because he physically resembled Iron Maiden's vocalist, Bruce Dickinson. Mentalize was released in Brasil and Japan first, at the end of 2009, and a tour started in Brazil,with concerts in Rio de Janeiro, Recife, São Paulo, Fortaleza, and some other cities. In 2012, he was ranked No. He was involved in the heavy metal bands Viper, Angra, Shaman and Symfonia and sold millions of copies worldwide. His last appearance with Avantasia was in São Paulo on 2 June 2019, a few days before his death. A call and the news that André Matos had passed away. “Life is too fragile. By After that, the solo band and Viper joined each other on the secondary stage of the biggest Brazilian festival, Rock in Rio, for a special concert and opening act for Helloween and Iron Maiden. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, André Coelho Matos (14 September 1971 – 8 June 2019) was a Brazilian singer, musician, producer, and composer. Their second release, Reason, kept the fame and culminated in a concert in front of 10,000 people in Rio de Janeiro. The band first performed on 8 April 1985, when he was just 13 years old. In 2012, he was ranked No. In November 2010, Matos joined Symfonia, a power metal supergroup formed in with Timo Tolkki, Uli Kusch, Jari Kainulainen, and Mikko Härkin. The news was confirmed on the Brazilian singer’s Facebook page, which reported that he died after suffering a heart attack on Saturday. “Life is too fragile. , On 29 June 2018, Shaman made a reunion of their original lineup to tour in celebration of their 17th anniversary. RIP.”, Angra said they found it hard to put into words “the size of the void left in the hearts of those who loved him,” adding: “May the angels receive your soul and may the goddess of fire keep the flame of her artistic legacy alight always. Matos stayed with Mariutti and Confessori and recruited Mariutti's brother Hugo on guitar; together they formed the band Shaman. “Fortunately, fate brought us together for nine years. That same year, they recorded their first demo tape, The Killera Sword. Recently won the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival 2019 award for Best Actor in a supporting role for " Veneza" and … André Coelho Matos (14 September 1971 – 8 June 2019) was a Brazilian singer, musician, producer, and composer.  They made their debut performance at Finnish Metal Expo 2011 and released their first and only album In Paradisum. Cried. Louder is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Andre Matos Artist Overview Albums. The statement also confirmed he was to be cremated on Sunday. It was released in early 2010 in Europe, so Matos would profit to play in some summer festivals. In 2010, he was featured in the album The Wicked Symphony providing vocals for "Blizzard on a Broken Mirror". There was a problem. From Coraline to ParaNorman check out some of our favorite family-friendly movie picks to watch this Halloween. At the end of the tour, Matos joined Hangar (a up-and-coming Brazilian metal band) to a metal Christmas project,[clarification needed] before returning to the studio to record his new album. Their first album, Time to Be Free (2007), a themed album with lyrics focused on Matos' departure from Shaman, is considered the most symphonic record written by Matos. Angra's style evolved from a Helloween-inspired melodic speed metal to a unique blend of heavy-metal, classical music and traditional Brazilian influences which brought them worldwide critical praise. Small Worlds André Matos. After this, the band owner and former Angra drummer Confessori fired Matos and Mariutti brothers from the band. Time to Be Free is a more personal album, even though guitarist Hugo Mariutti wrote almost every song along with Matos and Pit Passarel, an ex-band partner of Matos in Viper, who was also a guest in this album. A call and the news that André Matos had passed away. Matos is also featured on the live album/DVD The Flying Opera. Sign up below to get the latest from Metal Hammer, plus exclusive special offers, direct to your inbox! Matos’ former Angra bandmate, Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro, paid tribute to the vocalist, saying: “What a sad morning! He began his musical education at the age of 10, when he received his first piano from his parents. Looking for something to watch? , Matos died on 8 June 2019. Scott Munro We wanted to be like him – the unmatched voice, the talent for the piano. In the years we spend together, we created amazing things which are stored in the most special place of my mind. Their first album, Ritual, sold over 200.000 copies worldwide in the first year of its release and resulted in a tour with 150 concerts around the world and a DVD called Ritualive. Time to Be Free was followed by a tour with more than 50 concerts all over the world; Matos was invited to tour with Scorpion and Edguy (an old friend, and this friendship began when Matos was in Angra and Edguy was invited to be the front act for Angra's Fireworks tour), taking place in Europe, Brazil and Japan, and in festivals like Loud Park, Live and Louder, and Finnish Metal Expo. Prior to his passing, Matos was carrying his solo career on along with Mariutti brothers, but he often said that calling it a solo career was a big mistake; it was a band with his name, and they all decided so due to the fame of his name around the world and the frequent departure from other bands. The first trailer for "André Matos: Maestro Of Rock", the forthcoming documentary about former ANGRA singer André Matos, can be seen below.Due on … In 2001, Matos was one of the guests on Tobias Sammet's metal opera Avantasia, playing the part of 'Elderane the Elf' in the Metal Opera albums. The band played its first two albums, Soldiers of Sunrise and Theatre of Fate, live in their entirety. 77 at the list of 100 Greatest Voices of Brazilian Music by Rolling Stone Brasil.. The album charted well both in Brazil and Europe and was a success in the eyes of both critics and fans. Thank you André. CD: $10.50. Recently won the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival 2019 award for Best Actor in a supporting role for " Veneza" and nominated " once again" for best actor in a supporting role for " 492" in Rio International Film Festival 2017. Matos co-founded Angra in 1991 and sang on the band’s first three studio albums: 1993’s Angels Cry, 1996’s Holy Land and 1998’s Fireworks. BA1 1UA. Mentalize was produced by Corciolli, and mixed by Sascha Paeth. In 1991, Angra was formed, and with the first album, Angels Cry, released in 1993, the band became famous in Japan and Europe. He had become interested in classical music, and felt that his musical vision had begun to diverge from that of the other band members, who wanted to focus on heavier, "crude" music. As a teen, he would gather with his friends to listen to their favorite bands. In 2000, Matos left Angra alongside Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums) because of a disagreement with guitar players Rafael Bittencourt and Kiko Loureiro concerning the band's management. The band was a sudden success due to the song "Fairy Tale" which was featured in the Brazilian soap opera Beijo do Vampiro (Vampire Kiss). Visit our corporate site. The crazy dream of having a world-famous heavy metal band that we talked about while sitting on the bus going to rehearsals.”, He added: “Your voice, your songs and your piano will be eternal for all of us fans. A heart attack was cited as the cause. Matos was also called to be headliner in ProgPower USA, but due to problems with their passport, they canceled the concert; he was replaced by another Brazilian band called MindFlow.  In February 2019, Shaman were announced as a special guest with Avantasia in Brazilian concerts. Customers Also Bought Items By Sonata Arctica Kamelot Everything But the Girl Andre Matos Virgo Myrath Orphaned Land Angra Top Albums Time to Be Free MATOS,ANDRE. On 29 June 2018, Shaman announced a reunion of their original lineup to tour in celebration of their 17th anniversary. His instruments of choice were always the piano and keyboard. Since October 2006, Matos had been dedicating his time to his solo career. Matos left Viper when the band began to change its musical style.