Angra

Angra

Infidel Rising, Deathrider, Divine Retribution

Mon, October 8, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25.00 - $60.00

This event is all ages

Angra
Angra
Angra was formed in 1991 in São Paulo, Brazil, influenced by bands such as Helloween, Queensrÿche and Iron Maiden. Their style is a mix of power metal, classical music, Brazilian music and progressive rock, ranging from heavy, intricate songs to beautiful ballads. The virtuosity of the players has always been on of the band`s most praised assets. Angra`s first album, Angels Cry, went gold in Japan and was very acclaimed in Europe and their home country. The follow-up, Holy Land, helped solidify the Brazilian influence and set the band apart from the traditional power metal scene.

The band became very influential for generations of bands from around the world, and has stood the test of time through line-up and structural changes (guitarist Kiko Loureiro joined Megadeth in 2015). Every album has a unique feel , some more uplifting, some more somber, and this became a trademark. Rafael Bittencourt, the band`s founder, is the creator of the main lyrical concepts from most albums, telling stories that are permeated through the different moods of each song.

The band is currently working on its 9th studio album, entitled Omni, which will be released worldwide in early 2018. The album is being produced by the renowned Jens Bogren in Sweden, and will first be performed live in a 26-date European tour starting in March.
Infidel Rising
Infidel Rising
Sometimes people find bands and sometimes bands find you. The concept for Infidel Rising was always inside Travis Wills before he even realized it. Growing up in Houston as a drummer it wouldn't be until he moved to Dallas as a vocalist that the calling would take hold.

Playing in cover bands and trying to find the right people with the right vision would not be easy. After several false starts with various line ups enter former Valentine Failures and Pretty Boy Floyd drummer Wayne Stokely. Looking to get out of the Hollywood scene and back to his metal roots Stokely and Wills set out to find the right people to complete what in their minds was a very special project.Little did they know that search would last nearly 2 years.

Finally after almost giving up hope fate would intervene in the form of Parallel Dimension guitarist Rafael Quintana.Originally from Puerto Rico he too had given up hope on finding Prog/Power players in the DFW area.

The line up was finally completed with keyboardist Aaron Walton,"The Doctor"as he's known who is a music major, and bassist Daniel Almagro, also a native of Puerto Rico and long time friend of Rafael.

The music of Infidel Rising is rooted in Progressive Power Metal but with their own unique sometimes ethnic slant and lyrics that speak of power,truth,hope and change. This band is a testament to the fact that some things are worth waiting for. A debut album and video are currently in the works. Witness the Rise!
Deathrider
Deathrider
Divine Retribution
Divine Retribution
Divine Retribution is a Melodic Life Metal band founded by Kitty Garces and Eric Garces in Dallas, Texas when they were studying music together in college. With Kitty’s ear for melody and passion for poetry, combined with Eric’s classical guitar experience, it was their mutual love for metal and classical music that ultimately forged the dramatic, aggro-melodic sound that became Divine Retribution’s signature soundtrack. The addition of nephew Gunther Garces and his rapid, percussive bass-attack complimented the lyrical and sonic sense of urgency that propelled their songs. In 2017, the band expanded its sonic landscape with the addition of prog-metal musician Daniel Almagro on drums and began recording their self-titled debut album, set to be released at the end of year.

With influences ranging from classic and 80s hard rock to progressive and power metal, classical music, traditional Latin and Eastern music, and the sweeping soundscapes of cinema, Divine Retribution has forged an epic sound that journeys nomadically across genres. For this reason, the band adopted its genre label, rebelling against anyone who would insist on labeling the band or their music. The music was melodic, heavy, and founded on themes of hope and faith—hence, their self-described genre: Melodic Life Metal.

Vocalist Kitty Garces says the label is “more than just a clever pun on Death Metal. For us to say we’re ‘Life Metal’ speaks more about our identity than our content, and I knew I never wanted our music to be confined by genres. I wanted to make sure we would always have that freedom to transcend genres and explore as we continue to grow as artists. We’re heavy, and our love for Jesus Christ is the inspiration and reason behind everything that we do and write, so I just let the music speak for itself.”

The music, like the band itself is passionate, as are their supporters. Appropriately-dubbed “Hellrazers” (founded on the idea of “razing” or tearing down the dark forces of this world), it was Divine Retribution’s supporters who championed the band’s message and music, garnering international attention, with radio stations, webzines, and Hellrazers hailing everywhere from North, South, and Central America to Europe and Asia.
Venue Information:
Trees
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://treesdallas.com/