According to Alessandra Martins of ROCKPressBrasil, Brazilian singer, keyboard player and composer André Matos (ANGRA, SHAAMAN, VIPER) will release his third solo album, "The Turn Of The Lights", simultaneously in Brazil, Japan and Europe on August 22. In Brazil, the CD will be made available through Azul whereas in Japan, the effort will be handled through Marquee Avalon.
Matos' current solo band includes new drummer Rodrigo Silveira and bass player Bruno Ladislau — replacing Eloy Casagrande (now with SEPULTURA) and Luis Mariutti, respectively. Keyboardist Fabio Ribeiro also left the group. André's longtime collaborators, guitar players Hugo Mariutti and Andre "Zaza" Hernanades, have remained with the singer.
The concept of "The Turn Of The Lights" is guided by its theme: when you give light to something that has never been lit before, you reveal verity, faces and shapes that had been imagined before. It is a reflexion of mankind nowadays, where it is necessary to comprehend that we are part of the whole, even exercising our individuality. When we do something — positive or not — it reflects on the entire planet.
"The Turn Of The Lights" contains eleven breathtaking tracks produced by American sound engineer Brendan Duffey and Adriano Daga at Norcal Studios in Brazil. Duffey and Daga skillfully balanced tha aggressive and precise lines of Mariutti and Hernandes' guitars, with excellent orchestral textures on piano and keyboards, played by Matos.
The track listing for the Japanese version of "The Turn Of The Lights" is as follows:
02. Course Of Life
03. The Turn Of The Lights
06. On Your Own
09. White Summit
01. At Least A Chance (VIPER cover)
02. I Don't Believe In Love (QUEENSRŸCHE cover)
03. Fake Plastic Trees (RADIOHEAD cover)
04. (JAPANESE ENKA cover)