News: Angra Release Music Video For ‘Vida Seca (Feat. Lenine)’

Legendary progressive power metallers Angra have released the official music video for their song “Vida Seca,” produced by produced by Leo Liberti. The song is from their latest album Cycles Of Pain, which was released last month through Atomic Fire Records. This song is a special one, as it features guest vocals contributed by the legendary Brazilian musician Lenine.

Watch the official video of “Vida Seca (Feat. Lenine)” on YouTube:

Guitarist Rafael Bittencourt shares his thoughts:

“‘Vida Seca’ means a lot to us in Angra because it expresses what we are: a metal band from Brazil. So the song is a combination of prog elements with Brazilian vibes. It is tough to create something meaningful and deep for people without going deep into ourselves, and going deep also means reaching and accepting my background. I know it sounds odd for many traditional metal fans, but it wouldn’t be honest from my side if I wasn’t making music inspired by my surroundings, the people, the habits, the sounds …’Vida Seca’ the song and video both have a little bit of all of that in a poetic yet truthful way, disclosing the discrepancy of Brazilian social dystopia. It’s certainly one of my favorites of the album.”

Bassist Felipe Andreoli adds:

“‘Vida Seca’ is my favorite track on ‘Cycles Of Pain’ and one of the songs I’m most proud of. It starts with a strong Brazilian accent that develops into a more progressive sound. The dynamics within the song help tell the story of the lyrics, taking you through the character’s journey of vulnerability, growth, self-doubt, and acceptance. We are extremely privileged to have the amazing, multi–Latin Grammy winning Lenine singing the first part in Portuguese.

“As someone born in the Northeast of Brazil, a region where poverty and underdevelopment are rampant, he brings authenticity to the song, giving the character a legitimate voice. Lyrically, ‘Vida Seca’ talks about a child who’s born in poverty, a situation all too common in Brazil and many other countries. Despite the hardship of his childhood, throughout his life he ends up having opportunities and ultimately reaches a better condition. It’s a view on meritocracy and how unfair it is to expect the same level of achievement from people with very different starting conditions.”

Angra Live:

12/07/2023 Bueiro Do Rock – Teresina, BR
12/08/2023 Clube Cabo Branco – João Pessoa, BR
12/09/2023 Clube Internacional Do Recife – Recife, BR
12/10/2023 Concha Acústica – Salvador, BR
12/15/2023 Circo Voador – Rio de Janeiro, BR
12/16/2023 Espaço G3 – Ribeirão Preto, BR
12/17/2023 Espaço Leste – São Paulo, BR
1/29–2/02/2024 70,000 Tons Of Metal – Miami, FL
3/13/2024 Sala Mon – Sala Mon, ES **
3/14/2024 Sala Master Club – Vigo, ES **
3/15/2024 Sala Acapulco – Xixón, ES **
3/16/2024 Sala Stage Live – Bilbao, ES **
/17/2024 Razzmatazz 2 – Barcelona, ES **
3/29/2024 Stage Hall – Mogi das Cruzes, BR
4/06/2024 Complexo Armazém – Fortaleza, BR
4/26-28/2024 Summer Breeze Brasil – São Paulo, BR
9/04/2024 ProgPower USA @ Center Stage – Atlanta, GA

** w/ Opera Magna, Arwen


Fabio Lione – vocals
Rafael Bittencourt – guitars
Marcelo Barbosa – guitars
Felipe Andreoli – bass
Bruno Valverde – drums


Cycles Of Pain is available on CD, LP, and digital formats. Find all ordering options here.

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Photo courtesy of Marcos Hermes

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