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Viper - "The Spreading Soul Forever" (video)

We are safe in this old storm
Close to the land but you know
Nothing is so calm to everyone.

I look at myself for something new
Tell me a little tale about you
Life is just a rhyme of hopes and crimes.

Better years are coming.
Not in my hand just in my heart
Lay the will I have inside

For all I want, what I feel
Sister moon Brother sun
Yesterday I was alone

All I want, what I feel
Is to be free.
Warmed by the sun when it shines

Floating in the air in a red sky
I can realize life is moving on.
I took from my blood all my hate

Guided by the light of fate
Wind blew out my soul to everyone.
Better days are coming.

I'm afiraid that when you go
The old storm'll turn around my boat
I don't know how to be free.

If a shadow in my life
Take me out from my red sky
I don't know how lo be free.


Το 1985 τα αδέρφια Pit και Yves Passarell σχημάτισαν τους Viper. Ο Andre Matos που έμενε στο διπλανό κτίριο ανέλαβε τα φωνητικά και κάπως έτσι ξεκίνησε η μουσική του διαδρομή. Έμεινε στην μπάντα για πέντε χρόνια (μέχρι το 1990) κυκλοφορώντας δύο δίσκους "Soldiers of Sunrise" 1987, "Theatre of Fate" 1989) και τρία demos.

Μετά την αποχώρησή του (για να πάει στους Angra) τα φωνητικά ανέλαβε ο μπασίστας Pit Passarell. Ο Andre επέστρεψε στους Viper το 2012 παραμένοντας για άλλα τέσσερα χρόνια. Το 2015 η Βραζιλιάνικη μπάντα κυκλοφόρησε το "ζωντανά" ηχογραφημένο album "To Live Again - Live in São Paulo".

Ανάμεσα στα τραγούδια του δίσκου επρόκειτο να είναι και το "The Spreading Soul Forever" (που το πρωτακούσαμε στο album του 1992 "Evolution" με τον Pit στα φωνητικά). Ο Matos δεν έμεινε ικανοποιημένος από την απόδοσή του στο συγκεκριμένο τραγούδι κι αποφάσισε να το ξανατραγουδήσει στο στούντιο. Όλα αυτά τον Ιούλιο του 2013. Το "The Spreading Soul Forever" δεν μπήκε τελικά στο live album, αλλά η ηχογράφηση έμεινε.

Τα μέλη της Βραζιλιάνικης μπάντας ηχογράφησαν (εκ νέου) τα μουσικά μέρη, προσέθεσαν τα φωνητικά και κυκλοφόρησαν το αποτέλεσμα ως (ψηφιακό) single τις 8 Ιουνίου, έναν χρόνο ακριβώς μετά τον θάνατο του Matos, ως φόρο τιμής στην μνήμη του αηδονιού...

Δελτίο τύπου: «One year after the singer's farewell, this friend’s tribute recreates one of his favorite songs through a vocal track recorded at an old studio session São Paulo, June 8th, 2020 - Exactly one year after the death of Andre Matos, his former Viper colleagues gathered studio material for an emotional tribute to the singer: a never released before version of the song “The Spreading Soul”, originally from the band’s "Evolution" album.

“The Spreading Soul Forever” features a vocal track recorded by Andre Matos in a session with producer Maurício Cersosimo on July 14, 2013. Andre was in the studio for the audition of the DVD “To Live Again - Viper Live in São Paulo”, released on April 8th, 2015.

He did not like his performance in “The Spreading Soul” and asked to redo a few parts. He ended up recording one single take, from beginning to end, but the song didn't make it on the DVD. The instrumental parts were later recorded by Felipe Machado (acoustic, electric guitar), Pit Passarell (bass), Hugo Mariutti (guitar), and Guilherme Martin (drums). The string arrangement was played by Renato Zanuto and the song was produced and mixed by Mauricio Cersosimo at CTS Studios in New York City, NY, USA.

“Andre left Viper before “Evolution”, but he always mentioned that he would have loved to record this album. Especially this song, which was one of his favorites”, remembers Felipe Machado.

“We were surprised when we found out that there was a perfect take of this song unreleased. We played it live a few times during, but I never knew he sang it in the studio”, recalls Pit Passarell, who wrote the song.

“The best thing about this record is that, in a way, we can be together with Andre again and feel that his presence, talent, and eternal charisma is still with us”, says Guilherme Martin.

“A few days after his death I went through my files and found this track. It is my musical tribute to Andre, Viper, and their fans”, says Maurício Cersosimo, a producer and sound engineer that lives in New York and has worked with artists such as Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, and Sepultura, among others.

The song, that will be available on all digital platforms from June 8th, is being released by Wikimetal/ForMusic, the same company who promoted the reunion tour that brought together Viper and Andre Matos in 2012.

“The Spreading Soul Forever” - The Video The tribute also features a special video with personal images and aerial scenes recorded during the quarantine with musicians Felipe Machado, Pit Passarell, Guilherme Martin and Yves Passarell (from Capital Inicial, ex-guitarist of Viper and one of Andre's best friends).

The material was edited by Anderson Bellini, director of the documentary “Andre Matos, Rock Maestro”, which will be released on September 14th, 2021, when the singer would turn 50 years old.»

Band: Viper
Country of origin: Brazil
Location: São Paulo, São Paulo
Formed in: 1985
Genre: Melodic Power Metal
Years active: 1985-1996, 2004-2009, 2012-present

Video: "The Spreading Soul Forever"
Created by: Eco Moliterno, Anderson Bellini
Director of Photography: João Wainer
Edited by: Anderson Bellini

Album: "The Spreading Soul Forever"
Type: Single
Release date: June 8th, 2020
Label: Wikimetal Music
Format: Digital

Band members:
Andre Matos (R.I.P. 2019) - Vocals
Felipe Machado - Guitar
Pit Passarell - Bass
Guilherme Martin - Drums
Hugo Mariutti - Acoustic Guitar
Renato Zanuto - Piano, Strings

Special Guest: Yves Passarell


2 σχόλια:

  1. Από Viper γνώριζα μόνο για τα δύο που τραγουδούσε ο Matos. Δεν ήξερα ότι είχαν και άλλα άλμπουμ.

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    1. Κι εγώ έχασα επαφή μόλις έφυγε ο Matos, αν και ήξερα ότι συνέχιζαν...

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