The Brazilian band Armored Dawn resumes activities with the newest single “S.O.S.”. Written by Carolina Angeli and the group’s former drummer, Rodrigo Oliveira, the song portrays the feelings of a person with depression, who wants to be alone and reclusive with their pains and thoughts, believing that no one will ever understand their feelings or what is happening to her.
Mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Muse, Green Day, Nickelback) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Metallica), the single shows a great evolution in the band’s sound. The composition, while bringing the characteristic identity that marked the sound of Armored Dawn, expands horizons and will surprise those who still don’t know the band’s work.
The music video for “S.O.S.” has a super production, as is the tradition of Armored Dawn, directed by Kahue Rozzi, from SimonSays Filmes. The video shows the meeting of different facets and personalities and the inner child of this lonely and depressive character, who is both the heroine and the villain of her own story.
The current lineup of Armored Dawn has Eduardo Parras (vocals), Tiago de Moura and Timo Kaarkoski (guitars), Heros Trench (bass), Rafael Agostino (keyboards) and Chris Oliveira (drums). The sextet plans to release more singles soon, including a new album!
Listen to it on all music platforms HERE and read our conversation with the band below!
Welcome ! How are you and how did you start to make music?
We are Armored Dawn, a Metal band from Brazil.
Well, we all got involved in music at a very early age. For example, Tiago (guitars) was very influenced by Brazilian music, and his father was also a musician; Eduardo (vocals), started playing the piano because his mother used to teach piano; Chris (drums) started playing the drums at the age of 14 and learned to play it with his father, who is also a drummer. About wanting to be a musician, listening to the greatest classic bands made us want to do that as well.
Do you have a specific creative process?
Our creative process is basically getting into the studio, working on the ideas we have, and putting the best of them together to make great music.
How would you describe your latest release ?
Our current project is the single S.O.S., which was released by Outono Music, along with a music video last July. In this work, we decided to make our music more modern and actual. Also, in the lyrics, we decided to approach a more universal theme, so to speak. Both this single and the other new songs that will be released soon, talk about feelings in general. These are lyrics that can make sense to anyone anywhere in the world.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Well, we have other new singles to be released in a near future. Also, we want to get back on the road as soon as possible. We really miss the stage and the audience.
Armored Dawn in details :
Create a concept, find the right partners, work to make it all cohesive and invest in the potential to pursue your goals. From this perspective, Armored Dawn appeared in 2014 and became relevant in the Brazilian metal scene. After all, there were tours and shows alongside great bands such as Saxon, Megadeth, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Europe, Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Fates Warning, Sabaton, Tarja, plus the participation in the Motörboat, the cruise of the legendary Motörhead.
The first two albums Power of Warrior (2016) and Barbarians in Black (2018) were produced by big names like Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jorn), Bruno Agra (We Are Harlot) and Kato Khandwala (The Pretty Reckless, Papa Roach). The third album, Viking Zombie, was produced, mixed and mastered by Rodrigo Oliveira and Heros Trench, a veteran producer, with more than 200 bands under his belt and a Latin Grammy.
Presenting a sophisticated and versatile metal, the group collects great works in music videos, such as “Sail Away”, which had a huge cinematographic production, as well as “Beware of the Dragon”, shown in all movie theaters in Brazil during the trailers for the film Aquaman, in 2018. In turn, “Ragnarok” and “Animal Uncaged” (recorded at the Rockfest festival, at Allianz Parque, São Paulo, when they played for about 37,000 people) have millions of views on YouTube.
More recently they released the single “Stronger Together”, very well accepted by the public, and prepared the fourth studio album, Brand New Way, recorded at Dharma Studios, mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Muse, Green Day, Nickelback) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Metallica). This album will be released later this year.