Angra sign with Atomic Fire Records; announce new album ‘Cycles of Pain’

Posted by on July 5, 2023

Photo by Marcos Hermes


Angra have signed with Atomic Fire Records. The Brazillian progressive power metal giants are set to release their long-awaited tenth full-length effort, Cycles Of Pain, on November 3rd.


Founding member/guitarist Bittencourt comments:

“I’m very proud to announce that our newest album will come out on the 3rd of November and it’s going to be released and distributed by Atomic Fire Records. We’re very proud to be part of the Atomic Fire Records family now. It’s a special moment for us in the band. For me, who started the band over thirty years ago, but also for everyone in the band, we’re now in the third generation in the era of our third singer as we have Fabio Lione on vocals. So this will be the third record of our third generation. It’s our tenth studio album, so it’s like keeping the legacy but also focusing on the future. It’s very funny to have this partnership with Atomic Fire Records because the word ‘Angra’ also stands for a place in Brazil where an atomic reactor was built in the ‘70s. This nuclear power plant was basically created to originate a kind of clean energy, but it’s a very powerful one which could save the world in a way, but also destroy it. It’ll be a very huge explosion and metaphorically we can say that it’s going to be a very strong album and I hope to burn the world with music which can heal the soul of sad and lonely people.”


Atomic Fire Records A&R Markus Wosgien adds:

“I remember receiving the ANGRA demo Reaching Horizons in 1992 for the fanzine I published in the ‘90s. I fell in love immediately; this was simply a new form of power metal – and after his departure from Viper, André Matos finally had a new home back then. One year later, Angels Cry, which I still consider to be one of the best power metal albums of all time, was released, and over the years, ANGRA always developed, but still remained true to themselves. We are more than happy to be a part of their future now and to release their upcoming tenth studio album that blew us away once more. For us, ANGRA is also a matter to our hearts since they’re a band we’ve always been following, respecting and loving; our whole team is more than proud that the band and their management decided to join our roster and to trust in us.”




Tour Dates:

07/07 Fortaleza, BR @ Complexo Armazém

07/08 Belém, BR @ Espaço Náutico Marine Club

07/09 São Luiz, BR @ Residencial Recepções

07/14 Londrina, BR @ CK Centro de Eventos

07/15 Florianópolis, BR @ Beira Mar de São José

07/16 Santos, BR @ Arena Santos

07/21 Limeira, BR @ Studio Mirage Eventos

07/22 Goiânia, BR @ Bolshoi Pub

07/23 Brasília, BR @ Capital Moto Week

08/12 Curitiba, BR @ Ópera De Arame

11/03 São Paulo, BR @ Tokio Marine Hall (Album Release Show)

11/18 Joinville, BR @ Armageddon Metal Fest

01/29 – 02/02 Miami, FL @ 70,000 Tons Of Metal


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