Andre Matos is recognized in Brazil and abroad as one of Metal's most respected artists. Continuing a successful career as the former vocalist, pianist and composer for heavy metal and power metal bands Viper, Angra and Shaman, Matos was among the top 3 world finalists in a worldwide contest to replace Bruce Dickinson in Iron Maiden.
In 2012, Andre began touring with Viper in presentations throughout Brazil, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of the album Soldiers of Sunrise. After an exhaustive, but successful tour with the band, the long-awaited third solo album The TURN OF THE LIGHTS has been released and is regarded by critics as one of his best works.
The Turn of the Lights by Andre Matos
Celebrating 7 years of a successful solo career, Andre Matos brings us his highly anticipated 3rd album THE TURN OF THE LIGHTS. The concept that permeates the album is that, to illuminate something that was never lit, you reveal truths, faces and shapes even imagined. It is a reflection on the current state of humanity, which must understand that we are part of a whole, even exercising our individualities. Produced by Brendan Duffey.
MENTALIZE is Andre Matos’ second solo work. Mantos' powerful songs and magnetic interpretations are well expressed on MENTALIZE. Mixed and mastered at Gate Studio (Germany) by Sascha Paeth and Miro Rodenberg, MENTALIZE has 12 brand-new tracks. Produced by Andre Matos and his longtime partner Sasha Paeth. Co-produced by Corciolli (Azul Music - Brazil). All lyrics are in English.