Unhappy information to report, as André Matos, former singer of the Brazilian metallic band Angra, has died at age of 47 as the results of an obvious coronary heart assault.
Matos was additionally a onetime singer of the band Viper and present singer of the band Shaman. His dying was reported through his official Fb web page, as follows:
“It’s with deep remorse that we verify the passing of André this Saturday morning as a consequence of a coronary heart cease. As many know, he was an especially reserved individual — and manifested in life, for greater than as soon as, the need to not have a wake. Respecting his will, he will likely be cremated at present with the presence solely of relations. We thank everybody for understanding and we rely on you in order that André’s reminiscence and legacy stay alive perpetually.”
A submit by Angra learn, partially:
“André was indispensable for the success and consecration of this band. The contribution of his expertise and presence is invaluable. There aren’t any phrases proper now that describe the dimensions of the void left within the hearts of those that beloved him intently, and Brazil loses an irreplaceable expertise of heavy metallic.”
After leaving the band Viper, Matos fashioned Angra in 1991, and launched three full-length albums with the band earlier than leaving the group in 2001. He then fashioned the band Shaman (often known as Shaaman) with different members of Angra who had additionally left the group. Upon his departure from Shaman in 2006, he pursued a solo profession, releasing three albums beneath his personal identify. He reunited with Shaman in 2018, and was a present member of that band on the time of his dying.
Present Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who joined Angra in 1992 and was bandmates with Matos till the singer’s departure from the group, wrote the next on Fb:
“What a tragic morning. A telephone name and the information that André Matos handed away.
Life is simply too fragile. I cried. Since I used to be 14 years outdated again within the Rio Branco college, André was already a benchmark. All of us wished to be like him. The unparalleled voice, the expertise for the piano. Fortunately, the future united us for 9 years.
Within the years we spent collectively, we have now created and lived unbelievable issues that are stored in probably the most particular place in my reminiscence. The loopy dream of getting a world-famous heavy metallic band that we talked about whereas sitting on the bus going to rehearsals. The songs he wrote are timeless (play ‘Carry On’!), the albums… from our first precarious reveals to the large excursions in Europe. Every thing is coming again to my thoughts now. From his peerless excessive notes to the look over the spherical glasses.
“André, you have been and can at all times be so vital to us all.
This week he stated he wished to play collectively once more after 20 years. Too unhappy.
Your voice, your songs and your piano will likely be everlasting for all of us followers.
Thanks, André. RIP”