Q&A: Take Aim with Angra's Fabio Lione
Fri, 15 May 2015 12:01:41
The Brazilian melodic metal masters are back with a "Secret."
Angra have just dropped Secret Garden and the album demonstrates why these Brazilian metal masters remain at the top of their game. We spoke with singer and lyricist Fabio Lione about all things Angra in the here and now, and the then.
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I started listening heavy/rock music when I was 16… my first show was the Monsters of Rock in 1990 was Whitesnake and Aerosmith, and I was so impressed that I decided to start doing music and sing. I was mainly influenced by two bands: Skid Row and Queensrÿche. They are still two of my favorite bands I have to say and I created my first heavy/rock band with Athena and Labyrinth in '92… then Rhapsody and so on.
In 2004, I was singing in four different languages a song with Rhapsody and Mr. Christopher Lee, the legendary actor. I have worked with Angra, Labyrinth, Athena, Rhapsody of Fire, Kamelot, Gamma Ray, Hollow Haze, Vision Divine, done many collaborations, made some Eurobeat songs for Japan and so on. Still, I have more to give and I will always thank music for all that I learned, lived and shared.
If you were not doing music, you would be…
A painter, a vet or an actor.
Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?
Video games, table football, movies.
Pick ONE song one your record Secret Garden and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?
I was with the bass player Felipe and we shared something like a piece of pizza and while we talked, I remember I had one melody/idea in mind. We were in Ilhabela, an island in Brazil. He had the computer with him and we started doing a song. Bass lines and vocal lines. After few hours with the rest of the band, we had the song 'Storm of Emotions' ready.
Finish this sentence: Angra is the artist that…
...that released a new great record in 2015.
'Secret Garden' from Angra is available now.