Ex-ANGRA Singer Performs IRON MAIDEN, HELLOWEEN Covers With Orchestra; Video Available

December 5, 2008

Brazilian singer André Matos (ex-ANGRA, SHAAMAN) was one of several vocalists who were invited by the Orquesta de Cámara de la ULBRA (ULBRA Chamber Orchestra) to take part in the Clássicos do Rock II event on November 29, 2008 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Matos sang several numbers while accompanied by the orchestra, including IRON MAIDEN's "Fear of the Dark" and HELLOWEEN's "Eagle Fly Free". Watch fan-filmed video footage of the performance below (clips uploaded by Moita Rock).

André Matos will support German metallers EDGUY on their European tour. Also scheduled to appear is H.E.A.T.

Matos earlier in the year inked a deal with SPV for the European release of his solo debut, "Time to be Free". The CD — which came out in Japan on August 22, 2007 via Avalon/Marquee Inc. — 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.

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. The group has since reformed under the SHAMAN moniker, featuring drummer Ricardo Confessori alongside guitarist Leo Mancini, vocalist Thiago Bianchi and bassist Fernando Quesada.

"Fear of the Dark" (IRON MAIDEN):

"Eagle Fly Free" (HELLOWEEN):

"Fairy Tale":

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