ANGRA presents their new drummer, Bruno Valverde.
After the departure of Ricardo Confessori, Angra announces their new drummer. São Paulo native Bruno Valverde was invited to assume the position as the new drummer for the band. 23-year-old Bruno has already accumulated notoriety and experience. Bruno was recently invited to participate in a US tour for Kiko Loureiro’s solo project alongside Felipe Andreoli.
The drummer's curriculum also includes participation in the bands Iaweh, União, the solo project of singer Germán Pascual, and various instrumental music groups. His mentor is Australian drummer Virgil Donati, who does not save praise for the pupil who among many other achievements, was the winner of the Festival Odery / Modern Drummer in São Paulo.
Bruno's style mixes influences from Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion and Brazilian music, and Bruno is currently applying all the musical attributes in the new Angra compositions; the band will be recording their next album in June in Europe. The drummer is also known for applying the traditional-grip technique in Metal to wield the sticks.
Bruno commented: "I followed the band for years, also have influences of Ricardo and today I assume his position—it is surreal. With all the importance that Angra has worldwide, it has really made me very happy and honored. Basically I am a fan who became a band member. I understand I have a huge responsibility, and I'm very eager to face the new challenges that lay ahead. “
Angra is promoting the newly released "Angels Cry 20th Anniversary Tour CD and DVD”, and the tour will pass through several cities in Brazil and South America with Ricardo Confessori on drums, marking his farewell to the band to which he remained an integral part of for many years.
Following the South American tour the band leaves for Europe, where Bruno will make his debut occupying the role as the new drummer of Angra. Check out the dates below:
Tour Dates with Bruno Valverde
19/06 – Milan (Italy) Live Club 20/06 – Pratteln (Switzerland) Konzertfabrik Z7 22/06 – Clisson (France) Hellfest 24/06 – London (UK) The Underworld 21/09 – Bogotá (Colômbia) Metal Millenium 2014 Site oficial:www.angra.net Facebook oficial:https://www.facebook.com/AngraOfficialPage