Oct 242015

Maestah_LogoRecently we did an interview with Eduardo (Bass) & Lucas (Guitars) of prog metal band Maestah from Curitiba (Paraná, Brazil). They speak about their self-titled debut album (which has been released on March 7th.) and much more.

TMR: Hey guys this is ‘The Metal Resource’ from Holland, how are things going there in Brazil?

Hi guys… thank you for asking…. Actually, not so good, but God is in control of everything… In Him we trust….His strength is our strength, says the Psalmist…kk

TMR: How did you get into metal? 

Eduardo: I getting into metal when I was 16, 17 years. Some friends showed me the album Angels Cry, of Brazilian metal band Angra. Since then, I heard all metal genres. The genres that I liked most is Power and Prog Metal. Continue reading »

Oct 082015

Efrata SomethingThe Brazilian Prog Metal Band Efrata recently had changes in their line-up, however, quickly the band announces the name of his two new members : Mateus Brandão (Guitar) and Ricardo Menezes (Drums).

Mateus has worked as musician, transcriber and arranger for big names in Brazil and international music such as John Schlitt (Petra); Has arranged several pieces for orchestras and string quartets. Currently, Mateus is the guitarist of Auras. which has had its CD “New Generation” released by the Europe-based label Frontiers Records, in 2010. Works as a guitarist at Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná since 2010; is responsible for the arrangements, transcriptions and orchestrations of the Games Classic Show concert, while also being a guitarist along with the Curitiba-based game music-specialized orchestra conducted by Carlos Domingues; works as arranger and conductor for the orchestra of Spalla School of Music, in Curitiba. Continue reading »

Maestah – “Self-Titled”

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May 262015

Cover CD MaestahAt this point in my reviewing career, I’ve learned to expect a lot from Brazilian bands.  Before starting reviews a couple years ago, Sepultura was probably the only Brazilian band I could quickly name, but since then, I’ve come to hear bands like Skin Culture, Doomsday Hymn, and now Maestah, all of which have their own niche in the metal sound and have brought a lot of talent to their genres.

Maestah hails from Curitiba in the state of Parana in southern part of Brazil and has only been a band in its current state for a couple of years.  Originally, Eduardo Pieczarka and Lucas Santana were together in the band Twilight of Time, who released The Pilgrim ep in 2010.  Somewhere along the line, those two added Celso Freyn on vocals who is known for being the vocalist in Stauros, Diego Maciel, and Marlon Roberto (Jarlisson Jaty of Doomsday Hymn has filled in on drums for shows since Marlon left).  Historically, some of these songs may have been taking shape for a couple of years as the band has a video for one version of “The Pilgrim” on their YouTube channel that was recorded in 2012, that is a bit different than the album version.  The album was recorded at Silent Music Studios in Curitiba and was produced by Karim Serri of Doomsday Hymn, which is another Brazilian band to check out. Continue reading »

Apr 222015

metanoia  fest 2015Much more than just a festival, Metanoia Fest is a great meeting of friends, and the sense of brotherhood it was not different this year.

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the festival, Metanoia Fest 2015 brought many surprises on stage to the audience. There were special meetings of bands that ended their career, the return of participants of previous editions and the debut of some groups on stages of Espírito Santo, Brazil. And for the first time the festival took place at the traditional Correria Music Bar (CMB), one of the best options in this country to enjoy a good sound alongside friends.

At first there were 16 presentations scheduled, splitted between April 3rd and April 4th; however, the bands Godknockdown (São Paulo, Brazil) and Skymetal (Minas Gerais, idem) – both would play on Saturday – cancelled their presentations. Continue reading »

Apr 102015

Maestah_LogoMaestah is a quintet from Curitiba – Paraná – Brazil. With just over two years and practicing a sound that includes a mix of styles like Heavy Metal, Power Metal and Prog Metal. Their self-titled debut album “Maestah” is released on March 7th.. The band will be on the road to promote the album. The first track from the album ‘The Pilgrim’ can be streamed in the soundcloud player below.

“Maestah” was recorded at Silent Music Studios in Curitiba and effectively exposes the main influences of the band, which are names like Symphony X, Dream Theater, Metallica, Pantera and Evergrey.

Despite being a group formed only a few years ago, the members have several years of experience, and are known in the scene. Continue reading »