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23.DEZ.2013 -  Christmas Message from Aquiles Priester!

This time of year, it seems that everything is more peaceful, everything we went through over a year, it is possible to remember and look back to analyze all our steps. Glad to be here again wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I am very happy to know that everything I have done, you are always around to support me in more certain times. I wish you all play hard with their families and that small recess, let us ready for 2014 … As it comes with a great desire to change EVERYTHING!
- Aquiles Priester

20.DEZ.2013 – Mega promo Aquiles Priester & Pro-Mark in Drum Center store!

Link to Facebook

16.DEZ.2013 – Aquiles Priester: private and master classes in Leopoldina-MG.

06.DEZ.2013 – Aquiles Priester: Drummer puts Brazil in the most wanted ranking of the drum world.

Aquiles Priester, was nominated for the second time in the ranking of Modern Drummer magazine. In 2011, his DVD “The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming” was voted the third best instructional DVD in the world and the drummer was also in the top five drummers “Prog Metal” in the world, alongside of Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Gavin Harrison and Marco Minnemann. The latest DVD Aquiles Priester, “Top 100 Drum Fills”, was appointed to the polls in 2014 and you can vote and put Brazil in the ranking again. Enjoy and also vote for Aquiles as “Best Metal Drummer” by writing the name of the Brazilian drummer in full.
To vote, just click the link below! Voting closes on 12/15/2013.

Modern Drummer: http://bit.ly/1em37c5

03.DEZ.2013 – Noturnall performs pocket show and exclusive listening in Sao Paulo

22.NOV.2013 – Hello Everyone! Please vote on my new DVD Aquiles Priester’s Top 100 Drum Fill!

CATEGORY: BEST INSTRUCTIONAL DVD

Modern Drummer: http://bit.ly/1em37c5

21.NOV.2013 – Aquiles Priester workshop in Uberlandia-MG.

19.NOV.2013 -  Hangar launches Infallible Beer

16.NOV.2013 – Aquiles Priester Aquiles Priester launches Top 25 Drum Fills APP’s for iPhone and iPad at the Apple Store.

iPhone direct link: clique aqui!
iPhone: Aquiles Priester’s Top 25 Drum Fills

iPad direct link: clique aqui!
iPad – Aquiles Priester’s Top 25 Drum Fills

16.NOV.2013 -  Everything you need to know about Aquiles Priester’s new Mapex Saturn IV drum kit 2013!

 

03.NOV.2013 – Aquiles Priester’s Top 100 Drum Fills is released worldwide by Mel Bay Publications!

http://www.melbay.com/Products/30398DVD/aquiles-priester

03.NOV.2013 – Drummer Aquiles Priester performs workshop in Muriae

“Drummer Aquiles Priester will perform on the 28th of November, from 19:30, a workshop in Muriae. The event will be held at the Theatre Zaccarias Marques. Considered for twelve consecutive years the best heavy metal drummer in Brazil by leading magazines and specialized websites. In 2011 Aquiles Priester was the only Brazilian in the history of national…. “

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01.NOV.2013 – Aquiles Priester workshop in Fortaleza-CE.

30.OUT.2013 – Aquiles Priester Aquiles Priester launches Top 25 Drum Fills APP’s for iPhone and iPad at the Apple Store.

iPhone direct link: clique aqui!
iPhone: Aquiles Priester’s Top 25 Drum Fills

iPad direct link: clique aqui!
iPad – Aquiles Priester’s Top 25 Drum Fills

24.OUT.2013 – After 10 years of the completion of my first workshop in PE-Caruaru! I come back to town! See you soon!

24.OUT.2013 – Attention Santa Cruz Capibaribe-PE! See you soon!

16.OUT.2013 – Aquiles Priester performs workshop for the first time in Muriaé-MG!

13.OUT.2013 – PSYCHOCTOPUS METALIC PENDANT

http://www.diehard.com.br/lojaweb/detalhes.asp?codprod=30824

09.OUT.2013 – Aquiles Priester performs workshop in Horizontina-RS.

09.OUT.2013 -  Making Of” PromoShoot – Aquiles Priester (New DrumKit | Mapex Saturn IV)

 

08.OUT.2013 - Tony MacAlpine talks about his new record featuring Aquiles Priester!

 

04.OUT.2013 -  Atention Ijuí-RS! Only for 8 drummers!!!

03.OUT.2013 -  Aquiles Priester performs workshop in Sao Paulo-SP.

03.OUT.2013 -  Aquiles Priester performs first workshop in Capivari-RS.

02.OUT.2013 -  Aquiles Priester performs workshop in Florianópolis-SC

01.OUT.2013 -  Aquiles Priester stars a brazilian drum clinic tour, playing for a very first time, your new Saturn IV drum kit!

29.SET.2013 – News Hangar September 2013

Dear friends,

It is with great pleasure that we announce our partnership with Uranio Production (www.uranioprodutora.com.br), headquartered in Porto Alegre and national reference management shows and cultural shows.

From October 01, the uranium will be taking the agenda of the Hangar. Contacts for concerts, workshops, interviews and other administrative issues must be made directly via email hangar@uranioprodutora.com.br or by phone (51) 3062-3245.

With this partnership, the first show of the Hangar in 2014 is already confirmed for Uranio Metal Festival – 2nd Edition – to be held in the first half.

We take also to inform you that we are in the final process of recording studios in Porto Alegre and São Paulo. We made some reinterpretations of songs already recorded by Hangar in their first two CD’s with updated interpretations and arrangements. The same will be part of a compilation with the best band in these 15 years of history. We do not have a release date that “The Best Of ..” but we’ll soon have more information as the cover and track list.

Complementing the news, soon we will notice our new member and vocalist who already set but will be announced in due course.

We appreciate the support of all and to come in 2014 with HEAVY METAL!

A big hug!

HANGAR.

28.SET.2013 – Noturnall Promo

Hey NOTURNALLs, we have received many samples of affection through messages and also drawings!
So we’ve decided to give back some of that affection.

For the 5 best drawings we receive during the next 7 days, we’ll present he or she with NOTURNALL photo, autographed by the entire band!

Send to the official band’s page, www.facebook.com/noturnall
Have fun!

24.SET.2013 – Exclusive: Noturnall releases the videoclip for the track “Nocturnall Human Side”

LINK: http://t.co/0jUTE4yZEu

Noturnall, formed by former members of the band Shaman and drummer Aquiles Priester, launches exclusively by Radio UOL the clip “Nocturnall Human Side”. The heavy and progressive sound of the single is just a taste for the album with the launch scheduled for January 2014 and demonstrates the desire of the group to produce innovative work.

“We are seeking a new sound. Explore all the metal lines and their slopes in search of a modern language that speaks to all audiences, “says vocalist Thiago Bianchi.

The clip, which is set in New York and with the participation of the band’s producer Russel Allen, shows the deep dark side of the human being and was a tribute to a close friend of the band, recently deceased. “We want to show young people that drugs are killing more and destroying lives. You have to be careful and do things with a level head. ”

23.SET.2013 – Last part of the documentary

Check out the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtKklDJeJcA

Band with members of Shaman and Aquiles Priester.

The Noturnall today released the third and final part of the documentary about the formation. The band, formed by members of the Shaman, Thiago Bianchi, Leo Mancini, Jr. Carelli, Fernando Quesada and drummer Aquiles Priester was announced on Wednesday.

Click to watch the first part: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys_ZSx9DmLM

And here to watch the second part of the documentary:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlS_yGtc8Os

The band will release their first video on the 23rd. The video was recorded in New York and has a special producer, Russell Allen from (Symphony X / Adrenaline Mob).

On day 21 the band will be at the Music Hall of Music Expo to introduce its formation and answer questions from the audience.

The album, still untitled, is scheduled for January 2014.

22.SET.2013 – Noturnall launches second part documentary!!

Watch by clicking the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=mlS_yGtc8Os

The Noturnall, new national band formed by members of the Shaman, Thiago Bianchi, Leo Mancini, Carelli Jr., Fernando Quesada and drummer Aquiles Priester today released the second part of the documentary about his training.

The band will release their first video on the 21st. The video was recorded in New York and has a special producer’s own band, Russell Allen (Symphony X / Adrenaline Mob).

Also on the 21st, the band will be at the Music Hall of Music Expo to introduce their training, answer questions from the audience and introduce the new clip.

The album, still untitled, is scheduled for January 2014.

19.SET.2013 – Official Release Noturnall

What happens when members of Shaman join Aquiles Priester (Hangar/Tony MacAlpine) one of the greatest drummers of the world and count with the production of one of the main heavy metal singers, Russell Allen (Symphony X/Adrenaline Mob)?

The answer is NOTURNALL!

The new band arrives to shake the foundations of the Brazilian and international heavy metal scene with a modern, heavy, progressive and astonishing sound.

Thiago Bianchi, Aquiles Priester, Leo Mancini, Jr, Carelli and Fernando Quesada form a team that counts with the vast experience of the musicians on stages all around the world and a new kind of sound and attitude.

Noturnall’s first video clip was recorded in New York and features Russell Allen, producer of the band. It will be released exclusively by Uol and Wikimetal besides the event on Saturday, 21st of September at the Music Hall of the Expo Music where the band will be introduced, will answer questions of the public and finally introduce the video clip to those present.

The album, as yet untitled, will be released in January, 2014.

The thing is to wait and enjoy the documentaries about the band that will be available here on Wikimetal and Uol.

http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=ys_ZSx9DmLM

Stay tuned! Much more news is coming durint the next days!

01.SET.2013 - Aquiles Priester’s Pictures – Asian Drum Clinic Tour 2013

The Aquiles Priester’s drum clinc tour in Asia was a great success. Besides presenting firsthand the new Mapex Saturn IV drum kit, Aquiles also made the launch of his signature snare, the PsychOctopus Black Panther Snare and the Paiste 2002 PsychOtopus Giga Bell Ride 18″. The drum clinic tour went through the following cities:

July 19 – Guangzhou – China
July 20 – Nanchang – China
July 21 – Chengdu – China
July 23 – Shenyang – China
August 2 – Taipei – Taiwan

Link to Facebook!
Link to YouTube!

More information: www.facebook.com/aquilespriester

28.AGO.2013 - Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello perform workshop in Horizontia in RS

Click here to read! [portuguese only]

20.AGO.2013 -  Aquiles Priester at the cover of Mapex News online magazine!

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16.AGO.2013 -  Release party of the Aquiles Priester’s Top 100 Drum Fills DVD in São Paulo!

13.AGO.2013 -  Aquiles Priester performs workshop, master classes and private lessons in Vitória-ES for the first time.

08.AGO.2013 -  In this video, Aquiles presents the details of his new hardware!

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EESc3xuMnA
GibraltoMan blog: http://gibraltoman.tumblr.com/

03.AGO.2013 – Buy now the new DVD Aquiles Priester’s Top 100 Drum Fills!

Click at the link and order now!

http://freenote.com.br/produto.asp?shw_ukey=41411121547UU0GOSR

01.AGO.2013 – New 2013 Setup pictures.

To check it out, access the “Setup” session.

30.JUL.2013 – Aquiles Priester, Frank Solari and Izmália Ibias record together.

“Connection” is a composition by Frank Solari in partnership with Izmália Ibias and Lucky Cassol (lyrics). “This music broadens the horizons of my work with an important direct message about the connection between people in our times.”
This song was recorded by Frank Solari (guitars, acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards and percussion), Aquiles Priester (drums) and Izmália Ibias (vocals).

Direction and pictures by Fabiano Broki and Andreia de Marchi.

Click and watch NOW!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qnhkk_Z79k

23.JUL.2013 – ‘Monster drummer’ rocks Zhuhai.

MAGICAL. Superb. Such was the performance of Aquiles Priester, a renowned Brazilian drummer of the power metal band Hangar and the prog metal band Midas Fate, at Discover Music Bar on Jiuzhou Avenue this past Friday afternoon. Priester came to Zhuhai on his first leg of the 2013 MAPEX International Spokesperson Tour in China.

To read more, click here.

17.JUL.2013 – Aquiles Priester conducts workshops across Asia.

Aquiles Priester hold a series of workshops in China and Taiwan for the launch of the signature PsychOctopus Black Panther Snare and also to publicize the new drum series of Saturn IV. See dates below:

- July 19 – Zhuhai, China
- July 20 – Nanchang, China
- July 21 – Chengdu, China
- July 23 – Shenyang, China
- Aug 02 – 268 Drum Festival, Taipei

25.JUN.2013 -  Congratulations AQUILES PRIESTER!

24.JUN.2013 -  PRIVATE CLASSES AND MASTER CLASS with Aquiles Priester in São Paulo!

Dia: 06/07/2013 – SÁBADO!!!
ÚLTIMA DATA ANTES DA TOUR PELO JAPÃO E CHINA!
Local: Instituto Fabiano Manhas
Informações: (11) 3975.0847

16.JUN.2013 – Masterclass in São Paulo!

13.JUN.2013 – Aquiles Priester performs workshops in Japan in July.

Aquiles Priester held four workshops in Japan for the official launch of his signature snare (Aquiles Priester’s PsychOctopus Black Panther by Mapex), and new Mapex Saturn IV drum kit. Prior to these dates, the drummer will be in China to also promote these releases. More information about the dates of China soon. See the schedule of Japan below:

July 27 (Sat): Music Clinic for Ishibashi (Nagoya)
July 28 (Sun): Drum Clinic for Ikebe station Akihabara (Tokyo)
July 29 (Mon): Watanabe Clinic for Digital & Drum (Kyoto)
July 30 (Tue) Clinic for Sonix (Shizuoka)

More information: www.mapexjapan.com

12.JUN.2013 – Aquiles Priester talks about the plans for Hangar in 2013.

Click here to read! [portuguese only]

06.JUN.2013 – Aquiles Priester’s drum clinic at Sonix Store in Shizuoka, Japan.

http://www.sonicsystem.co.jp/index.php/archives/12914

06.JUN.2013 – Aquiles Priester joins Mike DiMeo’s band: Midas Fate.

After almost a year without any updates Midas Fate is finally proud to announce their new line-up. Aquiles Priester (Hangar, Freakeys, Vinnie Moore, Tony Macalpine)  is the new drummer

You can check out the video of the new Midas Fate song called Stillborn Reason. http://youtu.be/R_fUY7BAt8w

Music video taken from the up coming DVD – Aquiles Priester’s 100 TOP DRUM FILLS. The song will be with voice in the album version to be released by the end of the year. So this is an exclusive version.

Aquiles is recording the album Magnificent Rebel which after so many delays will be released at the end of the year.

Midas Fate is:

Mike DiMeo – Vocals
Aquiles Priester – Drums
Vitor Campos – Guitars
Renato Videira – Bass Guitar

https://www.facebook.com/MidasFate

01.JUN.2013 – Aquiles Priester’s drum clinics in Japan

Aquiles Priester is going to play a couple of drum clinics in Japan and China to promote his signature snare called PsychOctopus Black Panther Snare and the new Saturn IV by Mapex. Below you can find more information about the clinics.

Ishibashi music:
http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/sale-event/0727_aquiles-drum/

Watanabe music:
http://www.watanabe-mi.com/digikan/list/c2367/

29.MAI.2013 – Aquiles Priester releases second video from the new DVD Aquiles Priester’s 100 Top Drum Fills

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_fUY7BAt8w

Video taken from the up coming DVD – Aquiles Priester’s 100 TOP DRUM FILLS
Produced by Aquiles Priester
Co-Produced by Marcello Pompeu and Heros Trench
Video Direction and Editing by Daniel Piquê
Drums Recorded at Mr. Som Studio in Sao Paulo/SP – Brazil

Band: Midas Fate
Song: Stillborn Reason
Music: Vitor Campos
Album: Magnificent Rebel – 2013

Musicians:
Aquiles Priester – Drums
Vitor Campos – Guitars
Renato Videira – Bass
Mike DiMeo – Vocals

PRE-SALE: WWW.FREENOTE.COM.BR

27.MAI.2013 – Aquiles Priester’s PsychOctopus Signature Black Panther Snare comes to Asian market first.

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It is finally released worldwide Aquiles Priester signature snare. With that done, Aquiles Priester is the first Brazilian drummer to have a signature snare with an international company like Mapex. To promote the snare and also the new Mapex Saturn IV model , Aquiles goes to Japan and to China in July 2013.

See details of the snare signed by the drummer:

Model: BPML4700 CAO 14×7 All Maple
Hoop: Sonic Saver Hoop
10 tensions Lug: Orion Lug
Strainer: Piston Drive

To check the dates of the workshops, click here:
http://www.mapexjapan.com/main/news/aqules_clinic.html

27.MAI.2013 – Aquiles Priester performs workshop in Piracicaba / SP, along with Fabiano Manhas and Daniel Moura.

25.MAI.2013 -Aquiles Priester in Japan and China in July 2013.

Aquiles Priester in a series of workshops with his new Black Panther Snare PsychOctopus in Japan and China. Soon more information on dates in China.

17.MAI.2013 -Vinnie Moore invites all the Brazilians FANS to the show of his solo band at Manifesto Rock Bar, on 23/05/2013!

 

Check out the other tour dates for Brazil:
20/05 – Florianópolis/SC
21/05 – Santos/SP
22/05 – Bebedouro/SP
23/05 – São Paulo/SP

More information:
www.vinniemoore.com - www.aquilespriester.com

16.MAI.2013 – Workshop Aquiles Priester for the first time in Resende/RJ!

15.MAI.2013 – PRIVATE DRUM CLASSES with Aquiles Priester in São Paulo!

Day: 05/30/2013 – Pic by Renan Facciolo
Location: Institute Fabiano Manhas
Info: 55 (11) 3975.0847 – LIMITED PLACES

10.MAI.2013 – Aquiles Priester at C&G+ magazine

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10.MAI.2013 – Vinnie Moore Band tour with Aquiles Priester

Check all the dates below:

10.MAI.2013 – Privates drum classes in May with Aquiles Priester in Salvador-BA.

29.ABR.2013 – Vinnie Moore Band performs in Sao Paulo with Aquiles Priester on drums.

29.ABR.2013 – LANÇAMENTO OFICIAL: EXPOMUSIC 2013!

Pic by Renan Facciolo

Pergunta: Fale um pouco sobre a sua caixa signature Aquiles Priester PsychOctopus Black Panther da Mapex.
Aquiles: Isso é um grande sonho realizado. Ter uma caixa signature com uma empresa de ponta com a Mapex, significa um grande passo na carreira de qualquer músico do mundo… Fico muito contente em representar o Brasil em mais essa empreitada… ;)
Para chegar nesse protótipo final, foram quase 5 anos fazendo testes e estudando opções de madeira, aros e também a espessura da madeira. Chegamos ao seguinte material depois de termos feito testes com mais de 10 caixas protótipo:

Size: 14”X7”
Shell Composition: Maple (9 ply)
Shell Thickness: 7.2 mm
Bearing Edge: 1:9
Lugs: 10
Hoop: 2.3 Sonic Saver Hoop

Estou muito feliz com o resultado final e valeu a pena esperar. Essa caixa está com um som incrível no meu novo DVD e mal posso esperar para vê-la pelas lojas do mundo todo.

27.ABR.2013 – Workshop Aquiles Priester for the first time in Resende/RJ!

25.ABR.2013 – AQUILES PRIESTER WITH VINNIE MOORE IN SANTOS AND FLORIANÓPOLIS

22.ABR.2013 – VINNIE MOORE IN TOUR IN BRAZIL

For the first time in his career, american guitarist Vinnie Moore will tour in Brazil. It is the only four dates fot this first minitour in the country. Vinnie was part of the band Alice Cooper and today is a member of the band UFO, which also passes through Brazil in May.

The guitarist became known worldwide in the mid-80s, after recording a commercial for Pepsi soda. Shortly thereafter he released his first solo album, “Mind’s Eye” (1986), which sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.

To perform the shows in Brazil, Vinnie will be accompanied by a band of the highest level. Shall be with him Aquiles Priester (drums) and Fabio Laguna (keyboards), both of Hangar, bassist Bruno Ladislaus (Andre Matos) and guitarist Gustavo Carmo (House of Bones). The opening is for the Brazilian guitarist Daniel Piquê.

The set list will include Vinnie’s entire career, including such hits as “The Maze”, “Rain”, “Daydream” and “Saved By A Miracle”.

Check out the tour dates:

Vinnie Moore – Brazilian Tour 2013

20/05 – Florianópolis / SC
Info: (48) 3024-0800

21/05 – Santos / SP
Info: (13) 8128.6420

22/05 – Trough / SP
Info: (17) 3343-9843

23/05 – São Paulo / SP
Info: (11) 3168-9595

16.ABR.2013 – Privates drum classes in May with Aquiles Priester in Salvador-BA.

15.ABR.2013 – NEW DVD: THE BEST 100 AQUILES PRIESTER’S DRUM FILLS!

PIC BY RENAN FACCIOLO

The recordings of my new DVD are finished and now we are working on mixing the audio and also editing the images.

I have recorded a lot of things during those 7 working days:

- 150 drum fills (the DVD will have 100 plus 25 drum fills as a bonus track), with amazing cameras angles. The drum fills were recorded very slowly to easy understanding and learning. All the drum fills were taken from all the albums that I’ve recorded with Hangar, Freakeys, Angra, Serj Buss and plus some new ideas that came out in the moment of the sessions. For sure you will identify ALL those drum fills that you’ve heard on those albums.

- Other DVD contains: Interviews, making of, music videos, gear and photos;

- I should save about 20 drum fills to use for an ITunes application;

- 7 bonus track grooves of the songs The Infallible Emperor (1956), Some Light to Find My Way, Waiting in Silence / Falling in Disgrace, No Command and etc;

- Two songs from the band Midas Fate. One will be available on youtube as soon as possible. These songs are a nightmare for any drummer… Stay tuned in this name!

- Upon request I’ve recorded two Angra songs: Angels and Demons and Spread your Fire to upload on youtube. I don’t need to say anything about the drum sound and camera angles of these versions!
IMPORTANT: IT’S ONLY FOR YOUTUBE AND NOT FOR THE DVD! A KIND OF GIFT FOR YOU GUYS!

- 7 songs from the band/project formed by myself, Marcello Pompey, Soldado, Tadeu Grigolon and will feature a bassist and a keyboardist who are icons of our METAL MUSIC! This band/project will suprise you. It’s a different Aquiles Priester’s approach;

- I have rerecorded a couple of Hangar’s songs from the very first album like: Voices, Speed Limit 55, Absinth and Last Time. We are going to use it as a bonus track in the future;

- And two more songs of my instrumental project with the guitar player Gustavo Carmo;

Those days were amazing and I had a lot of fun and intense work. I want to thank most sincerely all the guys involved in this DVD with me: Marcello Pompeu, Daniel Piquê, Peterson “Tatu” Fernandes, Tadeu Grigolon, Heros Trench, Renan Facciolo, Julio Pires, Teph Bergmann, Natália Lett and Fabiano Manhas!

In early May I have one more recording session, but I cannot say anything about it NOW! But, I can guarantee for sure, GOOD things are coming soon!

07.ABR.2013 – Classes with Aquiles Priester in Cachoeira Paulista.

03.ABR.2013 – Aquiles Priester – New DVD coming SOON!

All set! Today I gonna start the recordings of my new DVD (100 best Drum Fills of Aquiles Priester) at Mr. Som Studio in Sao Paulo, Brazil! The sound and images are amazing! Video teaser coming soon!
Marcello Pompeu and Daniel Piquê are in the TEAM!

02.ABR.2013 – Aquiles Priester on the cover of Linha de Frente magazine

Read the interview clicking below: [portuguese only]
http://linhadefrenteproducoes.com.br/revista8/

19.MAR.2013 – Aquiles Priester teaches private lessons in Uberlândia-MG.

19.MAR.2013 – Aquiles Priester teaches master classes and private lessons in Goiânia-GO.

18.MAR.2013 – 12 YEARS IN A ROW!

I want to give a big thanks to each ONE who voted on me as the best BRAZILIAN heavy metal drummer again in 2012. It’s always a great honor to represent you GUYS around the world!
Thanks for all this love and support!
Without YOU, I would not exist!
Aquiles Priester

15.MAR.2013 – Aquiles Priester in private classes and master class in Brasília/DF for the first time

08.MAR.2013 – Aquiles Priester’s Special Gift to Bateras Beat Music School (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Bateras Beat Porto Alegre recently received a special gift from Aquiles Priester: one of the prototype models of his 18” 2002 PsychOctopus Giga Bell Ride! Aquiles commented: “This ride was played in the recording of my second DVD (The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming), which was voted the 3rd Best Instructional DVD of 2011 by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine.” He also noted, “It is my pleasure to share this gift with Bateras Beat (Porto Alegre); the efforts of the highly qualified teachers and the entire staff’s continuing dedication to providing quality instruction has given many new drummers the opportunity to expand their knowledge and acquire new and invaluable skills. I am grateful for our partnership.”

http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=39

Pictured L – R: Bateras Beat Music School Porto Alegre Owner Lilian Bueno and Aquiles Priester

04.MAR.2013 – Aquiles Priester and Fabiano Manhas together for the first rime in Taubaté/SP.

17.FEV.2013 – Aquiles Priester classes at Uberlândia-MG on 02/24. One day only with limited places.

17.FEV.2013 - HANGAR is confirmed in Chile’s first edition of the ProgPower festival in South America.

The name Progpower is at this point recognizable throughout the world by power and prog fans. Through the 14 years the festival has been alive there have been several versions of it, being 3 of them still out there: Progpower Europe -the original- Progpower Oslo and Progpower USA. A new member to this family arrives this year 2013: Progpower Southamerica.

The first southamerican edition will put together 16 bands spread among two days, having as a special feature artists from southamerica and Chile; this should set it apart from his brothers in the northern hemisphere and give it a personality of his own. Of course there will be bands from europe and USA as well.

The festival will take place in Caupolican Theatre in august 17 and 18.

It’s important however to make clear that the organzation, booking and overall logistics of Progpower Southamerica is independent from the other festivals. Both glenn Harveston (Progpower USA) and Rene Janssen (Progpower Europe) have given the green light to the event and the authorization to use the name, but are in no way directly involved in the southamerican edition of the festival.

As of today, the bands confirmed for the festival are the following:
Dragonland (Sweden)
Hibria (Brazil
Delta (Chile)
Hangar (Brazil
Husar (Chile)
SteelRage (Chile)

This is just beginning! Menay more names will join and there are a few surprises along the way. Stay tuned to new confirmations!

03.FEV.2013 – Hudson Music Dysfunctional Family Photo 2013 – Namm Winter Show

02.FEV.2013 – Aquiles Priester teaches private lessons and master classes in Porto Alegre.

Private Lessons and Master Class
15 and February 16, 2013
Call now and reserve your time!
LIMITED SEATS!
Merchandising with special price!

BATERAS BEAT PORTO ALEGRE
GARIBALDI STREET, 698 – PORTO ALEGRE – RS
www.baterasbeatpoa.blogspot.com
email: baterasbeatpoa@baterasbeat.com.br
INFORMATION: (51) 3779.0268 / 9217.0063

01.FEV.2013 – DRUM CLASSES WITH AQUILES PRIESTER IN SÃO PAULO!

SPECIAL DATE: SATURDAY – 02/23/2013
Venue: Institute Fabiano Manhas (custom room)
Information: 55 (11) 3975.0847

26.JAN.2013 – Drum Clinic in Panama

Aquiles Priester will be doing a drum clinic for a very first time in Panama! All the Aquiles Priester’s merchandising will be available!

21.JAN.2013 – DRUM CLASSES WITH AQUILES PRIESTER IN SÃO PAULO!

SPECIAL DATE: SATURDAY – 02/23/2013
Venue: Institute Fabiano Manhas (custom room)
Information: 55 (11) 3975.0847

16.JAN.2013 – 50 essential albums of my musical life!

After almost three months looking at this list every week, I could list 50 essential albums to my musical career. These albums have inspired me and nowadays, still the same… There is no preference order, I spent a lot of time listening to them…
I hope you enjoy!
Aquiles Priester

International:
Iron Maiden (Somewhere in Time – 1986) – Nicko McBrain
Tony MacAlpine (Maximum Security – 1987) – Deen Castronovo/Atma Anur
Joey Tafolla (Infra Blue – 1990) – Deen Castronovo
Cacophony (Go Off – 1988) – Deen Castronovo
Marty Friedman (Dragon’s Kiss – 1988) – Deen Castronovo
Slayer (South of Heaven – 1988) – Dave Lombardo
Tony MacAlpine (Premonition – 1994) – Deen Castronovo
Tony MacAlpine (Evolution – 1995) – Mike Terrana
Greg Howe (Introspection – 1993) – Kevin Soffera
Death (Symbolic – 1995) – Gene Hoglan
Racer X (Second Heat – 1986) – Scott Travis
Casiopea (World Live 88’ – 1988) – Akira Jimbo
Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin (Live from the Record Plant – 1985) – Carlos Vega
Vinnie Moore (Mind’s Eye – 1986) Tommy Aldridge
Kind Diamond (Abigail – 1987) – Mikkey Dee
Black Sabbath (TYR – 1990) – Cozy Powell
Rush (Roll the Bones – 1991) – Neil Peart
Van Halen (1984 – 1984) – Alex Van Halen
Toto (IV – 1982) – Jeff Porcaro
Beatles (Singles “1” – 2000) – Ringo Star
Awake (Dream Theater – 1994) – Mike Portnoy
Crash (Dave Matthews Band – 1993) – Carter Beauford
Flow (Conception – 1997) – Arve Heimdal
Manifestation of Fear (Elegy – 1998) – Dirk Bruinenberg
Porcupine Tree (Fear of a Blank Planet – 2007) – Gavin Harrison

National:
Ultraje a Rigor (Nós Vamos Invadir sua Praia – 1985) – Leospa
Os Paralamas do Sucesso (O Passou do Lui – 1984) – João Barone
Inocentes (Pânico em S.P. – 1986) – Tonhão
Plebe Rude (O Concreto já Rachou – 1986) – Gutje
Titãs (Cabeça Dinossauro – 1986) – Charles Gavin
Ira! (Vivendo e não Aprendendo – 1986) – André Jung
Paralamas do Sucesso (Selvagem?) – 1986 – João Barone
Ultraje a Rigor (Sexo! – 1987) – Leospa
TNT (TNT – 1987) – Felipe Jots
Roupa Nova (Trem Azul – 1985) – Serginho Herval
Kid Abelha (Ao Vivo – 1986) – Cláudio Infante
Rádio Taxi (Matriz – 1986) – Gel Fernandes
Duda Neves (Urucum – 1990) – Duda Neves
Casa das Máquinas (Casa de Rock – 1976) – Netinho
Patrulha do Espaço (Patrulha 85 – 1985) – Rolando Castello Júnior
Rita Lee (Fruto Proibido – 1975) – Franklin Paolillo
14 Bis (14 Bis ao Vivo – 1987) – Hely Rodrigues
Kamikaze (EP Kamikaze – 1986) – João Guimarães
Vodu (The Final Conflict – 1986) – Sérgio Facci
Sepultura (Beneath the Remains – 1989) – Igor Cavalera
Korzus (Mass Illusion – 1991) – Betão
Panic (Best Before End – 1992) – Cláudio Calcanhoto
Dr. Sin (Dr. Sin – 1993) – Ivan Busic
Frank Solari (Frank Solari – 1993) – Kiko Freitas
Vera Figueiredo (Vera Cruz Island – 2004) – Vera Figueiredo

15.JAN.2013 – Aquiles Priester and Eloy Casagrande at Namm Winter Show 2013.

http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?det&menuid=39&newsid=1334

15.JAN.2013 – Hangar on Roadie Crew Magazine – January 2013.

“Hangar: Above any singer” is what tells in the interview. Check it out! On newsstands now!

11.JAN.2013 – Aquiles Priester attend Jam Session at Namm Show 2013 in California Ananheim.

22.DEZ.2012 – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

“Wishing you a great holiday season… Merry Xmas and Happy “METAL” New Year!
Thank you for all of your support and for being a part of my Family!”
Aquiles Priester

18.DEZ.2012 – “A visual year of Aquiles Priester” at “oBaterista.com” website

“Aquiles Priester has a great concern to capture their performances as well. And you’re right about that: he works hard and very seriously in pursuit of excellence…”

To read the full article, click here![portuguese only]16.DEZ.2012 – Spend this Christmas with good music!

14.DEZ.2012 – Paiste – Expression Photo Wall Of Fame

Enter to become a part of Paiste’s “Expression Wall of Fame” at the 2013 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California and you may win great prizes!

Facebook Expression Photo Wall of Fame contest

11.DEZ.2012 – A Tribute to Tony MacAlpine – Hundreds of Thousands (Maximum Security – 1987)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peXq9b9zYMo

The first time I heard the music of Tony MacAlpine, was in 1993, when a friend of mine (Alexandre Machado), showed me his record “Maximum Secutiry”.
Immediately, drew my attention the drummer Deen Castronovo and the song “Hundreds of Thousands”, which became the symbol of virtuosity for me.

After I auditioned for Dream Theater, John Petrucci referred me to Tony, who needed a drummer to tour Europe … Long story short, I made one of my biggest dreams come true, I was playing that song with the creator and playing the drum chops every night of my biggest musical influence, Deen Castronovo.

This is my tribute special thanks to Tony for all he has given me through his music. Take this opportunity to thank the musicians who were with me on tour with Tony in early 2012, Nili Brosh and Bjorn Englen. We had a great time together and we did something special for our careers.

To conclude, I have no words to thank the fantastic work and great dedication of my great friends: Gustavo Carmo, Nando Mello, Daniel Pique, Marcello Pompeu and Heros Trench. It’s always a great honor to be with great people like YOU!

Produced by Aquiles Priester
Co-Produced by Marcello Pompeu and Heros Trench
Video Direction and Editing by Daniel Piquê
Drums Recorded at Mr. Som Studio in São Paulo/SP – Brazil
October 10th, 2012
Bass Recorded at Estúdio Mídia by Adriano Aguiar in Gravataí/RS – Brazil
Guitars Recorded at AK-47 Studios in Seattle/WA – USA
Mixed and Mastered by Heros Trench at Mr. Som Studio

Artist: Tony MacAlpine
Song: Hundreds of Thousands
Music: Tony MacAlpine
Album: Maximum Security – 1987

Musicians:
Aquiles Priester – Drums
Nando Mello – Bass
Gustavo Carmo – Guitars
Tony MacAlpine – Keyboards

11.DEZ.2012 - Motivational lecture with Aquiles Priester in Curitiba.

Come learn how to manage your career, business and life of musician endorsements, with one of the most successful musicians-drummers today.
For the first time Curitiba receives this kind of event, so common among other professional areas. Undoubtedly, one of the most popular drummers today Aquiles Priester presents its concepts and tips for every musician tread with greater margin of success his professional life.

Books (including an autobiography inspiring), instructional DVDs success, CDs and tours with the biggest names in metal national and international recognition among the great drummers of the world scene, Achilles is the right name to add the best information for those who wish to grow career. Unique opportunity for an unprecedented event.

Open to all musicians, not just drummers!

Tickets at the day of the event.

Dia 18/12/12
Ingressos a 30 reais.
Informações : 41-3322 5462 / www.drumtime.com.br
@drumtimejoel
Abertura : alunos de bateria da Drum Time.

https://www.facebook.com/events/548422698517239/

03.DEZ.2012 – Shows Aquiles Priester and House of Bones

Dia 09/01/2013 – Kaza Music Bar – Bebedouro/SP
Abertura da casa: 20h00
Av. Sergio Sessa Stamato, 800
Centro – Bebedouro
Info: (17) 3343-9843
www.facebook.com/kazamusicbar

Dia 12/01/2013 – Blackmore Rock Bar – São Paulo/SP
Abertura da casa: 22h00
Alameda dos Maracatins, 1317
Moema – São Paulo
Info: (11) 95041-9340
www.blackmore.com.br

03.DEZ.2012 – Aquiles Priester performs workshop in Juiz de Fora for the first time.

6º Encontro de Bateristas de Juiz de Fora-MG
13 e 14 de Dezembro de 2012!
Aquiles Priester, Christiano Rocha, Mário Gaiotto e Tiago de Souza.
Ingressos antecipados na Live Music – Vagas Limitadas
Rua Espírito Santo, 730
Informações: (32) 3234.991

03.DEZ.2012 – DRUM CLASSES WITH AQUILES PRIESTER IN SÃO PAULO!

DATE: DECEMBER 15 – SATURDAY
LOCAL: INSTITUTE FABIANO MANHAS
PHONE: 55 11 3975.0847

01.DEZ.2012 – Aquiles Priester will be in Juiz de Fora/MG for the first time presenting his workshop.

13/12 – Juiz de Fora/MG – Workshop Aquiles Priester
Local: Salão do Victory Hotel
Horário: 18h30
Endereço: Avenida Independência, 1850
Ingressos antecipados na Live Music – Vagas Limitadas
Rua Espírito Santo, 730
Informações: (32) 3234.9911

29.NOV.2012 – New dates for Workshop and Motivational lecture.

Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello presents for the first time workshop in Chapecó-SC and motivational lecture with Aquiles Priester in Curitiba-PR.

18/12 – Curitiba/PR – Palestra Motivacional com Aquiles Priester
Local: Teatro Tuc (Galeria Júlio Moreira – Largo da Ordem)
Horário: 19h30
Informações: (41) 3322.5462
www.drumtime.com.br – @drumtimejoel

20/12 – Chapecó/SC – Workshop Aquiles Priester com participação especial de Nando Mello
Local: Getúlio Chapecó
Horário: 19h00
Ingressos antecipados na loja Casa da Música
Informações: (49) 3328.9639

16.NOV.2012 - Aquiles Priester – New videos

AQUILES PRIESTER – Ölüdeniz // (A Tribute to Tony MacAlpine)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6O08EggPrA

AQUILES PRIESTER – Captivity (A House with a Thousand Room)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vg8gV6uOFg

AQUILES PRIESTER – To Tame a Land
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ory3gmkeUq8

Produced by Aquiles Priester
Co-Produced by Marcello Pompeu and Heros Trench
Video Direction and Editing by Daniel Piquê
Drums Recorded at Mr. Som Studio in São Paulo/SP – Brazil
October 10th, 2012
Mixed and Mastered by Heros Trench at Mr. Som Studio

13.NOV.2012 - Aquiles Priester interviewed by Gazeta do Povo journal from Curitiba

To read the interview CLICK HERE! [portuguese only]

08.NOV.2012 - Masterclass com Aquiles Priester em Santa Maria/RS

22/11 – Santa Maria/RS – Masterclass com Aquiles Priester
Local: Musiartes
Endereço: Rua Astrogido de Azevedo, 91
Horário: 19h30
Informações e Ingressos: (55) 3307 3550
Aulas particulares no período da tarde. VAGAS LIMITADAS!

07.NOV.2012 - Masterclass and classes with Aquiles Priester in Santa Cruz do Sul/RS

23/11 – Santa Cruz do Sul/RS – Aulas particulares com Aquiles Priester
24/11 – Santa Cruz do Sul/RS – Master Class com Aquiles Priester
Local: Estudio Boca de Sons
Endereço: Rua Gonçalves Ledo, 487
Horário: 10h00
Informações e Ingressos: (51) 9922 0607
Realização: Astor Rocha Escola de Bateria e Colegio Marista Sao Luís
Obs: Não há mais vagas disponíveis para aulas, apenas para o Masterclass

04.NOV.2012 - AQUILES PRIESTER – Ölüdeniz // (A Tribute to Tony MacAlpine)

Provided the first new video of Aquiles Priester. It is a tribute to the great guitarist Tony MacAlpine.
Special thanks to Daniel Pique, Marcelo Pompeu, Heros Trench, Nando Mello and Tony MacAlpine.
Watch it now by clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6O08EggPrA

Ölüdeniz (A Tribute to Tony MacAlpine)
Produced by Aquiles Priester
Co-Produced by Marcello Pompeu and Heros Trench
Video Direction and Editing by Daniel Piquê
Drums Recorded at Mr. Som Studio in São Paulo/SP — Brazil
October 10th, 2012
Bass Recorded at Estúdio Mídia by Adriano Aguiar in Gravataí/RS – Brazil
Mixed and Mastered by Heros Trench at Mr. Som Studio

Artist: Tony MacAlpine
Song: Ölüdeniz
Music: Tony MacAlpine
Album: Tony MacAlpine – 2011

Musicians:
Aquiles Priester – Drums
Nando Mello – Bass
*Guitars and Keyboards by Tony MacAlpine
*Taken from the original album

02.NOV.2012 – NEW DATES

21/11 – Tucunduva/RS – Workshop Aquiles Priester – Participação especial de Nando Mello e Eduardo Martinez na 24º Festa do Músico!
Uma das maiores e mais tradicionais reuniões de músicos do sul do Brasil pela primeira vez recebe um workshop com músicos de heavy metal.
Local: Festa do Músico
Endereço: Tucunduva/RS
Horário: 16h00
Infos: www.festadomusico.com.br

25/11 – Porto Alegre/RS – Show 15 anos Banda Hangar
Noite Senhor F leva a Porto Alegre o show comemorativo dos 15 anos da banda Hangar. Participação especial de Michael Polchowicz e Cristiano Wortmann
Local: Bar Opinião
Endereço: José do Patrocinio, 834
Horário: 21h00
Infos: (51) 9246.0676

08/12 – Belo Horizonte/MG – Show Hangar
Depois de 2 anos o Hangar volta a Belo Horizonte.
Participação especial de Michael Polchowicz e Cristiano Wortmann
Local: Music Hall
Endereço: Contorno, 3239
Horário: 21h00
Ingressos: www.ingressorapido.com.br
Infos: (031) 4003-1212

31.OUT.2012 – Want to have private lesson with Aquiles Priester in São Paulo?

Private lessons with Aquiles Priester in Sao Paulo on November 29.
Information on the Instituto Fabiano Manhas, phone: 55 (11) 3975.0847

27.OUT.2012 – Public Petition for the band Hangar to play at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil 2013!

The Hangar band has 15 years down the road, 5 cds studio including one who is totally acoustic, rare thing for a band of National Metal, the newly released DVD is also in the acoustic format, have done more than 300 shows and has had great singers like: Nando Fernandes and Humberto Sobrinho.

It’s the only heavy metal band from Brazil that has its own bus and PA and backline!!

Not to mention the drummer, Aquiles Priester, who is considered one of the best in the world and represents Brazil in several countries across the globe!

Hangar at Rock in Rio now!!

Access the link: http://www.peticaopublica.com.br/?pi=P2012N30674

23.OUT.2012 – NEW VIDEOS ARE COMING!

Today was the first day of mixing audios of new videos! The sound is AWESOME! SO BIG!
I will keep you posted! ;)

 

23.OUT.2012 – Pics from Expo Ijuí

Click here to see the gallery.

Pics by Charlei Haas e Tiago Benedetti.

23.OUT.2012 - Workshop Aquiles Priester with Nando Mello in Catalão/GO

11/11 – Catalão/MG – Workshop Aquiles Priester com participação especial de Nando Mello
Local: Seven Music
Horário: 16h00
Endereço: Avenida Raulina Fonseca Paschoal, 1501
Entrada: UMA CAIXA DE LEITE!
Informações: Helinho Drummer (64) 8125.7454

23.OUT.2012 – Aquiles Priester at 1st Drum Day!

Attention people from Brasilia!
Here comes the 1st Day Drums with Aquiles Priester, Daniel Oliveira and Italo Bruno!

31/10 – Brasília/DF – 1º Drum Day (Aquiles Priester, Daniel Oliveira e Ítalo Bruno)
Local: Centro Cultural de Brasília
Horário: 20h00
Endereço: SGAN 601, Módulo B – Asa Norte
Informações: (61) 3340.8955

19.OUT.2012 - Workshop Aquiles Priester with Nando Mello as special guest in Uberlândia.

10/11 – Uberlândia/MG – Workshop Aquiles Priester com participação especial de Nando Mello
Local: Conservatório Estadual de Música Cora Pavan Capparelli
Horário: 18h00
Endereço: Avenida Afonso Pena, 3060
Bairro Brasil
Ingressos antecipados LIMITADOS por R$10,00, à venda na loja Sonic Instrumentos e no Conservatório (Xerox)
Organização: Tatiana Ribeiro

16.OUT.2012 – Lecture about Music & Marketing with Aquiles Priester in Florianópolis

25/10 – Florianópolis/SC – Palestra sobre Marketing Musical com Aquiles Priester
Local: Centro de Eventos da UFSC – Sala Aroeira
Horário: 19h00
Ingressos: R$ 30,00 alunos do Bateras Beat
Apoio: Bateras Beat Florianópolis e UFSC
Infos: (48) 3371 9296

16.OUT.2012 – Hey Mike!

I have no words to thank you Man! I could not believe it when I saw you on stage with the Hangar’s t-shirt!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
It means a lot to me!
Aquiles Priester and Hangar! ;)

16.OUT.2012 – Aquiles Priester performs “Music & Marketing” lecture on 17 October at 18h00 at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Volta Redonda / RJ.

10.OUT.2012 – All set with my drum kit at Mr. Som Studios here in São Paulo!

The soundcheck is done! Tomorrow, October 11, I will start the recordings of some ideas of the new Hangar’s CD, a track from Nili Brosh’s album (which also has Virgil Donati and Marco Minnemann), two new songs of my new instrumental project with the guitar player Gustavo Carmo and another TOP secret project that I cannot say anything now! More news soon! ;)

06.OUT.2012 – Classes with Aquiles Priester in Juíz de Fora/MG

05.OUT.2012 – New dates!

19/10 – Ijuí/RS – Aquiles Priester, Nando Mello, Eduardo Martinez e convidados na ExpoIjuí
Show especial com participação dos músicos Michael Polchowicz (Venus Attack), Cristiano Wortmann (Zerodoze) e Marcelo Rodrigues (Bettyfull e Riffmaker) interpretando alguns clássicos absolutos do metal e também músicas do Hangar.
Local: Anfiteatro do Parque de Exposições
Endereço: ExpoIjuí
Horário: 22h00
Infos: (55) 9159.5829
Realização: Rádio Progresso

20/10 – Frederico Westphalen/RS – Banda Riffmaker com participação especial de Aquiles Priester e Eduardo Martinez
Show especial dos calouros e alunos da UFSM/Cesnors com a banda Riffmaker (Nando Mello, Michael Polchowicz, Cristiano Wortmann, Marcelo Rodrigues) e com participação especial de Aquiles Priester e Eduardo Martinez.
Local: Les Paul Rock Pub
Endereço: Rua Piratini, 1022
Horário: 22h00
Ingressos : R$ 15,00
Infos: (55) 9950.5490

04.OUT.2012 – Intervirew with Aquiles Priester at Rock Bike Tattoo!

We had live in the studio the more than great drummer Aquiles Priester. He told his story, the obsession with drums, spoke about his biography and the process of selecting the new singer for the band Hangar… Check out the great interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?ctfWbMErB4E

02.OUT.2012 – Aquiles Priester live today at Rock Bike Tattoo

He will be at 21h live in the studio talking about his history.

http://www.rockbiketattoo.com.br

02.OUT.2012 – See the interview with Aquiles Priester at Perkusista magazine from Poland!

Click to enlarge

  

  

27.SET.2012 – Private drum lessons with Aquiles Priester in Florianópolis/SC

24/10 – Florianópolis/SC – Aulas particulares com Aquiles Priester
Local: Bateras Beat
Informações: (048) 3371-9296 ou 9926.9296

27.SET.2012 – Private drum lessons with Aquiles Priester in Ponta Grossa/PR

27/10 – Ponta Grossa/PR – Aulas particulares com Aquiles Priester
Local: Bateras Beat
Endereço: Rua Barão do Serro Azul, 601
Informações: (042) 3027-6903 ou pontagrossa@baterasbeat.com.br

27.SET.2012 – Aquiles Priester performs lecture about Music Marketing in Volta Redonda/RJ

17/10 – Volta Redonda/RJ
Palestra Marketing Musical com Aquiles Priester
Local: Universidade Federal Fluminense
Horário: 18h00
Entrada Gratuita
Inscrições: http://www.icex.uff.br/inscricao/

26.SET.2012 – Aquiles Priester and Hangar at Programa do Jô.

In this Wednesday, Sept. 26, Jo Soares interview Maria Fernanda Candido, Aquiles Octopus Priester and Walter Firmo.

Maria Fernanda Candido is in Session Therapy series, directed by Selton Mello, will debut in the GNT.

Aquiles Octopus Priester was voted the best drummer of heavy metal from Brazil for eleven consecutive years and the fifth best drummer in the world in 2011 by Modern Drummer magazine USA (considered the bible of the drums in the world). Born in South Africa and grew up in Porto Alegre.

Walter Firmo is one of the most celebrated photographers in Brazil and abroad and now offers Light in body and soul, theme shows Walter Firmo Collection will bring to Sao Paulo 26 images of the master of Brazilian photography.

26.SET.2012 – Want to have private lesson with Aquiles Priester in São Paulo?

Private lessons with Aquiles Priester in Sao Paulo on September 27.
Information on the Instituto Fabiano Manhas, phone: 55 (11) 3975.0847

17.SET.2012 - Hangar at Expomusic 2012

08.SET.2012 – Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello in the Northeast of Brazil in September.

Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello will conduct workshops, master classes and private lessons at Northeast in September, see the schedule below:

11/09 – Salvador/BA – Workshop Aquiles Priester com participação de Nando Mello
Local: Teatro do Sesi
Endereço: Rua Borges dos Reis, Rio Vermelho
Horário: 19h30
Ingressos: R$ 50,00 (Estudantes pagam meia entrada)
Infos: (71) 3616.7061 / 3616.7061 / 8172.8197
Realização: BPM Bateras Pro Instituto Musical e Procurando Arte Produções

12/09 – Salvador/BA – Aulas particulares com Aquiles Priester
Local: BPM Bateras Pro Instituto Musical
Endereço: Rua Jaime Simas, 26
Bairro: Boca do Rio
Vagas limitadas
Informações: (71) 3230.0616

13 e 14/09 – Recife/PE – Master Class e aulas particulares com Aquiles Priester
Local: Alive Studio
Endereço: Avenida Conselheiro Aguiar, 4734 Loja 18
Bairro: Boa Viagem
Informações: (81) 9977. 3126

15/09 – Palmares/PE – Workshop/Master Class com Aquiles Priester participação Nando Mello
Local: Eletrosat
Endereço: Praça Dr. Paulo Paranhos, 31
Horário: 15h00
Informações: (81) 8752.6400 – 9961.2198

17/09 – Picos/PI – Master Class com Aquiles Priester
Local: Auditório do Centro Cultural Santa Rita
Horário: 18h00
Vagas Limitadas
Informações: (89) 9979.0585

18/09 – Teresina/PI – Workshop Aquiles Priester com participação de Nando Mello
Local: Sala Torquato Neto
Horário: 18h00
VAGAS LIMITADAS
Ingressos à venda na Musical Shop
Informações: (81) 3226.2691

06.SET.2012 – Want to have private lesson with Aquiles Priester in São Paulo?

Private lessons with Aquiles Priester in Sao Paulo on September 27.
Information on the Instituto Fabiano Manhas, phone: 55 (11) 3975.0847

06.SET.2012 – Ad aired on Roadie Crew Magazine of September 2012.

05.SET.2012 – Review of the DVD Haunted by your Ghosts in Ijuí/RS – Acoustic, but Plugged In and Live! is 9,0 at Roadie Crew Magazine – September 2012

The hangar had already surprised to release last year, the acoustic CD “Acoustic But Plugged In.” The surprise in this case has nothing to do with the competence of the band’s performance, something indisputable and known even by my grandmother, but to show the beauty of the melodies and harmonies of the quintet repertoire something that distortion and volume of Heavy metal does not always let on. Now is the time for the band release the DVD of the tour to promote the album, recorded in the city of Rio Grande do Sul Ijuí as the name of the video already shown. On its face, draws attention to the care the band surrounded himself to compose this release. There is much more here than just a show. Clips, “making ofs”, interviews (with some revealing details that will certainly draw more attention) and some bonuses that will make the celebration of the fans who love this kind of “gift”. But is the show that attracts more attention. And what a show! In the CD had been latent th competence and musicality of the keyboardist Fabio Laguna, in this DVD video that practically jumps in your lap. Moreover, the new vocalist André Leite, also confirms the rescue of talent and charisma that the band resented for some time. Moreover, Aquiles Priester, as always, stands out for creative performance and precise, even in a much smaller drum kit – of up to see the face behind the instrument! Every show is a highlight of the DVD, but “Haunted By Your Ghosts”, a song written especially for the acoustic design, is a real find.

05.SET.2012 – Interview with Aquiles Priester at Vitrola Verde blog.

It is with great honor that I interview one of the best drummers in the world. Aquiles Priester divides here some of his musical career in the bands of Paul Di ‘Anno, Angra, Hangar and also the test he did in the band Dream Theater. Learn more about the book, workshops, concerts and stages of Aquiles Priester, which is releasing with band Hangar the DVD “Haunted by your Ghosts in Ijuí/RS – Acoustic, but Plugged In and Live.”

The show is only beginning…

To read the interview click here! [only portuguese]

30.AGO.2012 – DVD Haunted by your Ghosts in Ijuí/RS – COLLECTOR’S EDITION

We released 500 copies with special markup! There’s nothing different from other copies without this marking, but it is something special for collector. If you have the DVD with this blue mark (in the upper right), will have one of the 500 first copies of this DVD!

26.AGO.2012 - HANGAR - DVD release “Haunted By Your Ghosts In Ijuí/RS - Acoustic, But Plugged In And Live!”

CLICK HERE O BUY

 

Solitary Mind – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWmVba_WsbI

 

Trailer DVD – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx6kUiK8Dk4

André Leite (vocal)
Eduardo Martinez (acoustic guitar)
Fábio Laguna (keyboards and backing vocals)
Nando Mello (bass and backing vocals)
Aquiles Priester (drums and backing vocals)

It was supposed to be a simple shoot just to register the moment. But “simple” and “Hangar” are words that are rarely seen together in the same phrase. After all, besides their high-quality music, the band has become known for the detail that goes into all of their productions, be they records, gigs or, as now, video.

Therefore, following the release of the band’s first acoustic album, “Acoustic, But plugged In” (2011), the band went on tour throughout Brazil and decided to take the opportunity and shoot their first DVD at a gig that took place at the SESC theater in Ijuí, a city in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.

The basic set list is the same as that contained in the CD that originated the gig and shows a very tight band and, above all, a band happy to be recording their performance. No tension whatsoever is noted and that would be normal under these circumstances when a gig is being recorded thus allowing no room for mistakes. The self-confidence of André Leite (vocals), Eduardo Martinez (guitar), Fábio Laguna (keyboards), Nando Mello (bass), Aquiles Priester (drums) and guest Théo Vieira (guitar) is evident in each passage, in each change of tempo and in each vocalization. Incidentally, the fact that all musicians, with the exception of Martinez, collaborate with the backing vocals, adds a lot to Hangar’s music.

Besides the gig itself, there are an infinity of extras on the DVD such as interviews, a short documentary accompanying the production of the gig, two video clips and their respective “making of” besides a surprise song that completes the video and makes it a real collector’s item not only for Hangar fans but for all of those who appreciate and accompany Brazilian heavy metal.

Antonio Carlos Monteiro

Track List:
One More Chance
The Reason of your Conviction
Angel of Stereo
Colorblind
The Infallible Emperor (1956)
Your Skin and Bones
Solitary Mind
Based on a True Story
Haunted by your Ghosts
Time to Forget
Dreaming of Black Waves
Call me in the Name of Death
To Tame a Land
Forgive the Pain
Inside your Soul

DVD Contents:
- Making of and Show Haunted by your Ghosts in Ijuí/RS – Acoustic, but Plugged In and Live!
- Interviews
- Picture gallery
- Video Clip and Making Of from the songs Haunted by your Ghosts e Based on a True Story
- Bonus Track

25.AGO.2012 – Two ground breaking days for Brazilian drummers

More pictures clicking here!

August, 14th and 15th were ground breaking days for the drummers in Sao Paulo (Brazil). These days saw the Paiste Days, in which Aquiles Priester, Dino Verdade, and Fernanda Terra made a great show in the Mix Music Hall, sponsored by Paiste Cymbals.

The shows started with Fernanda Terra putting out her rage in music, made with her band Nervosa. Fernanda played both with playback and with the band. Beauty and ferocity blended in the same music.

Dino Verdade showed a fusion of funk, rock and Brazilian music. In the first day (14th) he played with his group Power Beat (Dney Bitencourt [g], and Ronaldo Lobo [b]). The trio made two of their own compositions. The second day saw a new trio, this time with Ney Neto on the bass, but the same musicality and originality.

Aquiles is very well known for his technique and complex musicality, and this time it wasn’t different. He played themes from his band Hangar, and also from the project Freakeys, always accompanied by his faithful squire, the bassist Nando Mello. His precision, intensity and sympathy were very impressive.

Brazil is a place of many rhythms, and rock and fusion are certainly included. Aquiles, Fernanda, and Dino gave just a piece of what this land may offer. But who saw and heard it can testify: ground was really breaking!

Text by André Carvalho

13.AGO.2012 – Hangar!

The same guys in 1999 and 2012! The reincarnation of the love for our music. Aquiles Priester, Michael Polchowicz, Nando Mello and Cristiano Wortmann! We finally met again during my talk in Porto Alegre-RS, at Urânio Music School!… Amazing VIBE!

13.AGO.2012 - Aquiles Priester’s Interview at Ritmi Magazine – Italy

Aquiles Priester, one of the most important drummer in the progressive music world. Tenacity, independence, power and clean playing his characteristics. 2011 it’s probabily the year that will stay forever in his mind, Dream Theatre ask him to attend the casting set up after Mike Portnoy leave the band. Although he wasn’t chosen being called for that casting It’s a big honor and his visibility has reached an higher point.

Full article: http://ritmi.accordo.it/article.do?id=67872

09.AGO.2012 – Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello for the first time in São Lourenço/MG.

02.AUG.2012 – Aquiles Priester in Salvador-BA.

 

11/09 – Salvador/BA – Workshop Aquiles Priester com participação de Nando Mello
Local Teatro do Sesi
Rua Borges dos Reis – Bairro Rio Vermelho
Horário: 19:h30
Ingressos: R$ 50,00 (Estudantes pagam meia entrada)
Infos: (71) 3616.7061 e 8172.8197
Realização: BPM Bateras Pro Instituto Musical e Procurando Arte Produções

12/09 – Salvador/BA – Aulas particulares com Aquiles Priester
Local: BPM Bateras Pro Instituto Musical
Rua Jaime Simas, 26 Boca do Rio
Vagas limitadas
Informações: (71) 3230.0616

01.AUG.2012 – New Aquiles Priester T-Shirt available.

The new Aquiles Priester T-Shirt The First Ten Years Playing Paiste, is now available for purchase at the Die Hard store in Sao Paulo. To buy, click the link below or go to the Gallery Of Rock.

CLICK HERE TO BUY SIZE XL || SIZE L || SIZE M || SIZE S

26.JUL.2012 – Events confirmed in August at Rio Grande do Sul with Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello

02/08 – Canela/RS – Oficina da Música traz a Canela pela primeira vez.
Local: Casa de Pedra
Av.Oswaldo Aranha, 30
Canela/RS
Horário: 20h00
Informações: 54 3282 2346

04/08 – Gravataí/RS – Aulas com Aquiles Priester – Pela primeira vez em Gravataí
Local: Garage Studio
Rua São Cristóvão, 582
Gravataí/RS
Marque já seu horário
Informações: 51 3043.3176 ou 9269.0288
com Filipe Fettu

07/08 – Três de Maio/RS – Workshop Aquiles Priester com participação de Nando Mello
A Musical de Três de Maio apresenta pela primeira vez na cidade
Local: Armazém Liquid
Av.Santa Rosa, 797
Três de Maio/RS
Horário: 20h00
Informações: 55 3535 1967
Participação especial do baterista Mauriel Ourique

09/08 – Porto Alegre/RS – Palestra “Marketing Musical” com Aquiles Priester
Urânio Complexo Cultural apresenta Aquiles Priester
Local: Urânio Complexo Musical
Rua São Luis, 894, Santana
Porto Alegre/RS
Horário: 19h00
Informações: 51 3062 3245

26.JUL.2012 - Paiste’s new 2002 Giga Bell Ride “PsychOctopus” – New cymbal inspired by Aquiles Priester

Renowned Swiss cymbal maker Paiste announces the worldwide introduction of its 18″ 2002 Giga Bell Ride ‘Psychoctopus’, created in accordance with Aquiles Priester’s sound and visual ideas. The 2002 Giga Bell Ride enhances Paiste’s line of artist inspiration cymbals and celebrates Aquiles’ loyalty and dedication to the Paiste sound for the over ten years.

http://www.paiste.com
http://www.drummerszone.com

24.JUL.2012 – Aquiles Priester in Recife/PE

MASTERCLASSES e AULAS PARTICULARES
DIAS 13 e 14 de Setembro de 2012 (quinta e sexta-feira).

|| MASTERCLASSES:
- Dias 13 e 14/09, às 19 horas.
Investimento: R$80,00 (grátis DVD ou Livro*)
Ingressos disponíveis na Blackout Discos e Disco de Ouro, a partir do dia 30/07
Local: Alive Studio

… * Inscreva-se agora mesmo na masterclass e leve grátis um dos dois:
- Dvd “The Infallible Reason of My Freak Drumming”;
- Método para dois bumbos “Inside My Psychobook”.

|| AULA PARTICULAR (individual):
- Dias 13 e 14/09, com horários disponíveis pela manhã e tarde.
Investimento: R$100,00 (hora/aula)
Inscrições via depósito bancário*. Envie um e-mail para madesign.art@gmail.com para receber o nº da conta
Local: Alive Studio

*Verificar disponibilidade de horário no caso de aula particular.
INFORMAÇÕES: madesign.art@gmail.com / (81) 9977-3126

23.JUL.2012 – Aquiles Priester’s interview in The Black Page website

“I’m always playing drums, even if only in my mind…”
Aquiles Priester

For many, Aquiles Priester was a name that became uber popular after the Dream Theater drum auditions. However, Aquiles has long been a superstar in his native Brazil, and the onetime corporate executive has fast become the world’s most popular clinician. Aquiles is as big a success story as they get, and it was truly an honor to interview the man they call the Octopus.

Read the article: http://www.theblackpage.net/interviews/aquiles-priester

23.JUL.2012 – Aquiles Priester & House of Bones in Seattle

 

23.JUL.2012 – Personal drum classes with Aquiles Priester in São Paulo.

Class will be on 29th of July! Reserve your time at the Institute Fabiano Manhas by phone: 55 11 3975-0847.

Classes are held in the personal equipment of Aquiles Priester!

19.JUL.2012 – Hangar provides new song from the new DVD.

 

The song Solitary Mind” is the first full song released from the DVD – Haunted by Ghosts in your Ijuí-RS.
To order the DVD in the pre-sale, click here! 

Note: The DVD bought in pre-sale will be delivered on the day 09/01/2012. The normal selling in the national network of stores, just start from the day 09/15/2012.

19.JUL.2012 – Workshop Aquiles Priester with special guest: Nando Mello

16/08/12 – São Lourenço/MG
Horário: 19h30
Endereço: Avenida Getúlio Vargas 176 – Centro
Local: Oficina de Música Erich Mathias
Informações: (35) 3331.4608
Com entrega de certificado de workshop

Dia 17/08, aulas exclusivas com Aquiles Priester na Oficina de Música Erich Mathias
Valor do work R$25,00
Valor da aula R$130,00

19.JUL.2012 – First Paiste Day Brasil happens in São Paulo!

[click to enlarge]

13.JUL.2012 – International Drum Camp.

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Hello Guys,
I had a great time teaching, performing and hanging with you guys at International Drum Camp in Nevers, France!
I hope to see you guys again soon!

10.JUL.2012 – Workshop Aquiles Priester + Nando Mello in Santos.

10.JUL.2012 – Check this out! Aquiles Priester performing at Modern Drummer Festival 2011.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-FXirlFqAM

http://www.hudsonmusic.com/hudson/products

06.JUL.2012 – Aquiles Priester will be performing at International Drum Summer Camp – France.

25.JUN.2012 - Congratulations, congratulations Aquiles Priester, broaden choices every day that you peace and joy in the fields of friendship…

A meager sprouted on African soil. It took guts, gained strength, grew like a dream and his dream realized. Today is brave, fearless warrior, just as a batsman. Aquiles Priester higher BPM, the drummer uncompromising, a human fighter. Thank, thank you for completing forty-one years teaching us to keep the youth as wisdom and energy to be a winner.

Heart, hug.

Circe Brasil
the fan that registers

[photo by Julien Froment]

25.JUN.2012 – Personal drumlasses with Aquiles Priester in São Paulo.

Classes will be on 27th and 28th of June! Reserve your time at the Institute Fabiano Manhas by phone: 11 3975-0847.

Classes are held in the personal equipment of Aquiles Priester!

18.JUN.2012 – Aquiles Priester teaches the secret of the drum sticks.

Click to enlarge [portuguese only]

11.JUN.2012 – Master Class and private lessons with Aquiles Priester in june!

Master Class & Aulas Particulares com Aquiles Priester
14/06 – Batatais/SP
Horário: 19h00
Aulas Particulares: Das 13h30 às 18h30
Local: 3D Infoshop
Endereço: Avenida 14 de Março, 481
Informnações: (16) 3761-1941

Master Class & Aulas Particulares com Aquiles Priester
15/06 – Ribeirão Preto/SP
Horário Master Class: 19h30
Horário Aulas Particulares: Das 14h00 às 19h00
Local: Escola de Bateria Alex de Rizzo
Rua Guarujá, 350 – Jardim Paulista
Informações: (16) 3968.2310

Aulas Particulares com Aquiles Priester
18 e 19/06 – Volta Redonda/RJ
Informações: (24) 3975.0847

Aulas Particulares com Aquiles Priester
27 e 28/06 – São Paulo/SP
Local: Instituto Fabiano Manhas
Informações: (11) 3975.0847

Master Class & Aulas Particulares com Aquiles Priester
29/06 – Indaiatuba/SP
Horário: 19h00
Aulas Particulares: Das 13h30 às 18h30
Local: Estúdio Elite
Endereço: Rua Bernardino de Campo, 665
Informações: (19) 8195.1100

03.JUN.2012 – Aquiles Priester’s Master Class for the first time in Indaiatuba/SP

29/06 – Indaiatuba/SP
Horário: 19h00
Aulas Particulares: Das 13h30 às 18h30
Local: Estúdio Elite
Endereço: Rua Bernardino de Campo, 665
Informações: (19) 8195.1100 eliteestudiobar@gmail.com

31.MAI.2012 – Aquiles Priester – Master Class in Batatais/SP

No dia 14/06 às 19h00, Aquiles Priester estará ministrando uma master class na loja 3D Infoshop.
Durante o dia, também podem ser realizadas aulas particulares. Agende a sua aula e master class diretamente com a loja.
Informações: Avenida 14 de Março, 481 – (16) 3761-1941.

Investimento: R$70,00 ou R$95,00 e escolha um dos produtos abaixo:
DVD Live In Concert – Inside my Drums
DVD The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming
Livro Inside my PsychoBook – 100 Double Bass Patterns

17.MAI.2012 – Aquiles Priester will be performing at International Drum Summer Camp – France.

16.MAI.2012 – Complementing Aquiles Priester’s agenda  in the south area, two more dates are being added:

26/05 – Frederico Westphalen/RS – Sessão de autógrafos Aquiles Priester
Autógrafos, bate-papo, merchandising oficial, participação Nando Mello
Local: Lugosi Rock Bazar
Rua João Ruaro, 305 , Bairro Barril
Frederico Westphalen/RS
Horário: 16h00
Informações: 55 9957 6712

28/05 – Horizontina/RS – Palestra “Marketing Musical” com Aquiles Priester
Local: Centro Cultural Belas Artes
Horizontina/RS
Horário: 19h00
Informações: 55 9902 6839 com Alysson Amaral
Apoio : Secretaria de Educação e Cultura de Horizontina
Shop Music Santa Rosa 55 3512 2653

09.MAI.2012 – Hangar starts pre-sale of the new DVD Haunted by your Ghosts in Inuí – RS – Acoustic, but Plugged in and Live

 

Buy the DVD in advance with a promotional price of R$ 28.00. The delivery will be made to all customers until the day 01/09/2012. The DVD will have exclusive marketing by Die Hard days until 15/09/2012, and 01/09/2012 days after the DVD is being sold for $ 35.00. Only after 15/09/2012 the DVD will be available from other stores in Brazil. Buy now via the link: http://www.diehard.com.br/lojaweb/detalhes.asp?codprod=27391

Warning: This transaction, as well as possible questions will be addressed solely by e-mail at diehard@diehard.com.br. If necessary: 55 (11) 3331-3978.

For the residents of Ijuí and region, the DVD will be sold by the store’s Cia. da Música for the price of R $ 28.00 and delivery of products will be made on the date 01/09/2012 in the store. 01/09/2012 After the DVD is being sold for $ 35.00. Address: Avenida Coronel Dico, 22 - Center Ijuí - RS, Telephone: 55 (55) 3332-4015.

08.MAI.2012 – Hangar releases the cover and the pre-order of the new DVD Haunted by your Ghosts in Ijuí-RS!

In the coming days Hangar will begin pre-sales of the first DVD - Haunted by Ghosts in your Ijuí-RS - Acoustic, but Plugged In and Live! through the store Die Hard (for all Brazil) and Cia da Musica (exclusively for residents of Ijuí and region). It will soon be available a promo video from DVD. Wait for it!

06.MAI.2012 – The band House of Bones plays in Seatlle with Aquiles Priester on drums!

06.MAI.2012 – Aquiles Priester conducts drum classes, master classes and lectures about music marketing in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná.

22/05 – Criciúma/SC – Palestra “Marketing Musical”
Local : Auditório da Esucri
Horário : 20hs
Informações : 48 9908 2770

23/05 – Criciúma/SC – Aulas particulares
Local : Estúdio Gilson Naspolini 48 9908 2770
Produção : https://www.facebook.com/gilson.naspolini

24/05 – Osório/RS – Aulas particulares
Local : Roll Over Instrumentos Musicais
Informações : 51 3663 7252
Produção : https://www.facebook.com/lojarollover

25/05 – Porto Alegre/RS – Aulas particulares e Master Class
Local : Bateras Beat
Informações : 51 3779 0268
Produção : https://www.facebook.com/baterasbeatpoa

27/05 – Santo Antonio das Missões – Aulas particulares
Informações : 51 8129 9233
Produção : https://www.facebook.com/mauriel.ourique

31/05 – Ijuí/RS – Aulas particulares
Local : Quanta Estúdio
Informações : 55 9115 4952

01/06 – Ijuí/RS – Aulas particulares
Local : Quanta Estúdio
Informações : 55 9115 4952
Produção : https://www.facebook.com/marcos.rigoli

02/06 – Santa Maria/RS – Aulas particulares
Local : Play Estúdio 55 3027 5345

03/06 – Santa Maria/RS – Palestra “Marketing Musical”
Local : Auditório do Challenger Brasil, Rua dos Andradas, 1799
Informações : 55 3222 2760
Produção : https://www.facebook.com/pozzodanni

04/06 – Carlos Barbosa/RS – Aulas particulares
Local : Escola de Música Universo Fênix
Informações : 54 9961 5468 e 9107 8520

06/06 – Florianópolis/SC – Aulas particulares
Local : Bateras Beat
Informações : 48 3371 9296 e 9926 9296
Produção : https://www.facebook.com/RafaDachary

07/06 – Curitiba/PR – Aulas particulares
Local : Drum Time
Informações : 41 3322 5462
Produção : https://www.facebook.com/drumtimejoeljr

03.MAI.2012 – Drum classes with Aquiles Priester in Santo Antônio da Missões/RS!

30.ABR.2012 – Aquiles Priester – Drum classes at Bateras Beat Floripa on 06/06

19.ABR.2012 - New photo gallery from the Workshop at Palmares/PE

Photos by Denilson Vasconcelos

Click here!

14.ABR.2012 – The announcement ”11 years” is aired this month in the Roadie Crew magazine

AquilesPriester has been voted the best Brazilian heavy metal drummer by the readers of the Roadie Crew magazine and the website Whiplash, the most important vehicles of the Brazilian metal scene, for 11 years in a row!

“Your opinion, once again, weighed in the voting! I am proud of the story we’re creating together, representing our country around theworld. Nobody builds anything alone… Thank you all for your unconditional support!”
Aquiles Priester

14.ABR.2012 – Workshop with Aquiles Priester in Goiânia!

25/04 – Goiânia/GO
Local: Teatro do Colégio Marista – Av. 85, 1440, St. Marista
Horário: 19h00
Participação Especial: Nando Mello, Fábio Laguna e Eduardo Martinez
Abertura: Arthur Albuquerque (J.A.D.E.)
Ingressos:
R$ 15,00 – Antecipados
R$ 20,00 – Na portaria
Vendas:
Musical Roriz – Al. Ricardo Paranhos, 955, St. Marista – Goiânia
Fone: (62) 3095-2737
Mais informações
www.undermetal.com.br
www.musicalroriz.com.br

14.ABR.2012 – Aquiles Priester is interviewed by A Voz Da Cidade website

Click below to check it out: [portuguese only]

http://www.avozdacidade.com/site/page/

11.ABR.2012 – Meet the Hangar and Aquiles Priester’s biggest collector!

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I met the guy who has the most complete collection of Aquiles Priester & Hangar. It’s Filipe Souza who lives Santos / SP. He plays drums, he takes drums lessons with me and eventually works on the merch of Hangar …
Interesting note: He never bought any CD from our merch … ;)))

Thank you Filipe! It is always a great pleasure to have people like YOU around to encourage us! You are part of our lives!

Aquiles Priester

09.ABR.2012 – Private lessons with Aquiles Priester in Curitiba/PR.

05.ABR.2012 – Hangar releases the second video clip from the album “Acoustic, but Plugged In!”

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs-ZB5PvtW8

“Based on a True Story”, which is part of the repertoire of the acclaimed album “Acoustic, But Plugged In!” Was the song chosen to have this second video clip in the acoustic phase of Hangar. The recording took place in FX studio in Sao Paulo in August 2011. The clip was directed by Daniel Piquê (guitarist and art director) and the band continues working on finalizing the first acoustic DVD. News very soon!

04.ABR.2012 – Private lessons with Aquiles Priester in his personal drum kit.

The classes will be taught by Aquiles Priester on 26 and 27th April!
Reserve your time now at the Fabiano Manhas Institute! Phone: 55 11 3975-0847

02.ABR.2012 – Workshop Aquiles Priester 2012

02.ABR.2012 – Workshop Aquiles Priester in Fortaleza/CE

Workshop Aquiles Priester – Nordeste Tour 2012
Special guests: Nando Mello, Eduardo Martinez and Fábio Laguna
18/04 – Fortaleza/CE
Local: Oboé – Centro Cultural
Endereço: Rua Maria Tomásia, 531 – (Aldeota – Próximo ao Shopping Del Paseo)
Horário: 19h30
Ingressos antecipados por R$20,00 – Na hora R$25,00
Pontos de Venda:
Bateras Beat Fortaleza – Rua Joaquim Nabuco, 2326 – Aldeota
Nafi Cosméticos – Shopping Iguatemi 2° piso
Informações: (085) 3081.8081
Realização: Bateras Beat Fortaleza

02.ABR.2012 – Workshop Aquiles Priester in Caruaru/PE

Workshop Aquiles Priester
Special guests: Nando Mello, Eduardo Martinez and Fábio Laguna
15/04 – Caruaru/PE
Venue: Nova Music
Doors: 17h00
Tickets: R$15,00 and R$20,00 at the doors
Infos: (081) 9306.5584 ou 8853.7565
Opening: Thomas Alves (Perpétuo Insigne e Kinto Karma)

02.ABR.2012 – Workshop Aquiles Priester in Recife/PE

Workshop Aquiles Priester
Special guests: Nando Mello, Eduardo Martinez and Fábio Laguna
14/04 – Recife/PE
Venue: Burburinho Bar
Address: Rua Tomazina, 106 – Recife Antigo
Doors: 16h00
Ingressos antecipados por R$20,00 na Blackout Discos
* Sorteio de brindes!
* Venda de Merchandising Oficial!
Informações: (81) 8520-4194 ou 3221-2091

31.MAR.2012 – Workshop Aquiles Priester in Palmares/PE

Workshop Aquiles Priester
Special guests: Nando Mello, Eduardo Martinez and Fábio Laguna
13/04 – Palmares/PE
Venue: Praça Paulo Paranhos – Centro
Doors: 19h00
Opening: Júnior Eugênio
Free
Infos: 81-9629-4804

Realização
TIAGO ALVES PRODUÇÕES

30.MAR.2012 – Paiste’s Slat Wall with Aquiles Priester at Playtech store in Sao Paulo!

29.MAR.2012 - For the first time in Picos at Piauí!

17/04 – Picos/PI – Workshow Hangar
Venue: F.Sá Eventos
Av.Severo Eulálio, Canto da Várzea – Picos/PI
Doors: 19h00
Infos: 89 9979 0585

29.MAR.2012 - New photo gallery of the tour with Tony MacAlpine

Check out the photos taken by the photographer Márta Császár during
the show of Budapest, Hungary.

Click here!

24.MAR.2012 - New photo gallery of the tour with Tony MacAlpine

Check out the photos taken by the photographer Julien Froment during the soundcheck and the show of Tony MacAlpine in Paris, France.

Click here!

15.MAR.2012 – Once again, Aquiles Priester is elected the best Brazilian metal drummer

AquilesPriester has been voted the best Brazilian heavy metal drummer by the readers of the Roadie Crew magazine and the websiteWhiplash, the most important vehicles of the Brazilian metal scene, for 11 years in a row!

“Your opinion, once again, weighed in the voting! I am proud of the story we’re creating together, representing our country around theworld. Nobody builds anything alone… Thank you all for your unconditional support!”
Aquiles Priester

15.MAR.2012 – Interview to Jornal do Interior

Click at the image to enlarge it.

12.MAR.2012 – Revealing interview of Aquiles Priester to the musictube.com.br website

Check all that drummer Aquiles Priester thinks about his career, marketing and philosophy. A must for those who want to discover the secret of the Aquiles’ heel. According to the drummer, one of the best interviews of his career…

To check, click the link below and spread to your friends.

http://musictube.com.br/aquiles-priester (portuguese only)

06.MAR.2012 – Aquiles Priester interviewed by Drum Channel Brasil

 

29.FEV.2012 – The brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester is on the cover of Italian Drum Magazine Ritmi.

   

   

 

The edition of the italian Ritmi magazine from March 2012 has the Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester on the cover. In the interview, Aquiles talks about his career as a professional drummer since the beginning of Hangar in 1997 until the current European tour with Tony MacAlpine. The drummer also talks about his presentation at the Modern Drummer Festival, Montreal Drum Festival and also talks about the audition with Dream Theater.

Click here to read the interview in English (PDF File)

Follow the link to see part of the story:
http://ritmi.accordo.it/articles/2012/03/62769/aquiles-priester.html

28.FEV.2012 – Amazing review from London!

“The band was clockwork-tight, despite this being their first tour together. Aquiles Priester can go from melodic, hypnotically fluid beats to a roiling groove all within the space of one song, and floats perfectly even the most complex harmonic changes. Far from just keeping time, he builds several layers of texture, but never sounds cluttered while doing that – something which not only adds heat to the proceedings, but gives them an extra sonic and compositional dimension”

http://hardrockhaven.net/online/2012/02/live-tony-macalpine/

27.FEV.2012 – The band Hangar releases the making of from the new clip of the album Acoustic, but Plugged In!

 

Based on a True Story, which is part of the track list of the acclaimed album Acoustic, But Plugged In! was chosen to be Hangar’s second video clip at this acoustic moment. The shooting took place in FX studio in Sao Paulo at the end of August 2011. The clip was directed by Daniel Piquê (guitarist and art director), who also directed the video recording of song Haunted by your Ghosts. Also check out the photo gallery of the day of the recording the clip by clicking below:

Photo gallery Making of Based on a True Story

23.FEV.2012 - HANGAR and SEPULTURA at the first edition of Rock Fest Rio Pardo.

On May 19 will happen the first Rock Fest in the city of Sao Jose do Rio Pardo and the headliners will be the Hangar and Sepultura.

19.MAI.2012
SHOW HANGAR
São José do Rio Pardo/SP
Venue: Rancho Cadaozinho
Address: R. Francisco Glicério, S/N

Tickets for sale:
www.ticketbrasil.com.br
Caconde: 
Depósito de Bebidas Central
Casa Branca: 
Escritório Contábil São Bento
Guaxupé: Banca Martins
Mococa: Lanchonete Aveirense (em frente à Distok)
Monte Santo de Minas: LL Papelaria
Poços de Caldas: Tatoo Anjos (Galeria Brasil)
São João da Boa Vista: Magoo Music
São José do Rio Pardo: Bar Monte Castelo, Nutri Center, Ponto Mix, Mix Mania
Tapiratiba: Depósito de Bebidas do Paulão
Vargem Grande do Sul: Luar Plaza Hotel

Infos: 19 9316 2792

07.FEV.2012 – Aquiles Priester – New diagrams from his drum set up.

Access by this link: http://www.aquilespriester.com/ingt/setup.html

07.FEV.2012 – Private drum lessons with Aquiles Priester at São Paulo.

On 02/16/, Aquiles Priester will be giving private drums lessons at the Instituto de Música e Pesquisa Fabiano Manhas. Information: 55 (11) 3975.0847.

07.FEV.2012 – Pictures from the show at Volta Redonda with Michael Polchowicz.

 

Fotos by: Janaina Antunes Machado and João Marcos Coelho

Click here to view the whole gallery!

02.FEV.2012 -  Hangar plays the entire album “Inside Your Soul” at gig at Blackmore in Sao Paulo/SP.

After more than six years away from Hangar, the singer Michael Polchowicz will make a special and historical show singing the entire album “Inside Your Soul”. “This show is part of the commemoration of 10 years since the album was released. It will be a great challenge to play a show with IYS entirely. Surely we do it again in a few more cities throughout 2012,” said Aquiles Priester. Besides the participation of Michael, the band features vocalist Andre Leite doing the electric show in the same night. For the fans it is a big night in Hangar’s carrer, which will show the band’s history in almost three hours of show. The opening act is for the great guitarist Daniel Piquê, who directed the last clip of the song “Haunted by your Ghosts”.

Show celebrating 10 years of the release of the album “Inside Your Soul” with Michael Polchowicz on vocals!
Venue: Blackmore Rock Bar
Address: Alameda dos Maracatins, 1317 – Moema
February 03, 2012
Doors: A partir das 22h00
Advanced tickets: Ticket Brasil by R$20,00
www.ticketbrasil.com.br

Tickets at the day of the concert: R$25,00
More indos:  www.blackmore.com.br

24.JAN.2012 – Private lessons with Aquiles Priester in Sao Paulo.

Due to tour with guitarist Tony MacAlpine, Aquiles Priester will give drum lessons only in JAN/31 at the Fabiano Manhas Institute. After this day, only at the end of March. Information: 55 11 3975.0847.

24.JAN.2012 – Hangar at Momento Atual journal.

Click to read [portuguese only]

13.JAN.2012 – Aquiles Priester will be signing autographs at Paiste Cymbals and Gibraltar Hardware booths, during the Namm Winter Show 2012.

See the schedule below:

PAISTE CYMBALS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH @ 3:00 P.M.
Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Deaht Punch)
Aquiles Priester (Hangar)
Mikkey Dee (MotorHead)
Nigel Glockler (Saxon)

Link: http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php

GIBRALTAR HARDWARE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21ST @ 11:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 

Van Romaine (Enrique Iglesias)
Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
Aquiles Priester (Hangar)
Shawn Drover (Megadeth)

Link: http://www.facebook.com/gibraltarhardware

12.JAN.2012 – Hangar plays the entire album “Inside Your Soul” at gig at Blackmore in Sao Paulo/SP.

After more than six years away from Hangar, the singer Michael Polchowicz will make a special and historical show singing the entire album “Inside Your Soul”. “This show is part of the commemoration of 10 years since the album was released. It will be a great challenge to play a show with IYS entirely. Surely we do it again in a few more cities throughout 2012,” said Aquiles Priester. Besides the participation of Michael, the band features vocalist Andre Leite doing the electric show in the same night. For the fans it is a big night in Hangar’s carrer, which will show the band’s history in almost three hours of show. The opening act is for the great guitarist Daniel Piquê, who directed the last clip of the song “Haunted by your Ghosts”.

Show celebrating 10 years of the release of the album “Inside Your Soul” with Michael Polchowicz on vocals!
Venue: Blackmore Rock Bar
Address: Alameda dos Maracatins, 1317 – Moema
February 03, 2012
Doors: A partir das 22h00
Advanced tickets: Ticket Brasil by R$20,00
www.ticketbrasil.com.br

Tickets at the day of the concert: R$25,00
More indos:  www.blackmore.com.br

10.JAN.2012 – Dominating Bell In Black.

Nottwil/Switzerland – The renowned Swiss cymbal maker Paiste announces the introduction of the new 18″ 2002 Giga Bell Ride “Psychoctopus”.

Aquiles Priester belongs to the crème de la crème of Brazilian’s drummers scene. His clinics enthuse drummers around the world, and this year’s highlights were Aquiles’ appearances at Modern Drummer Festival and Montreal Drum Fest. In collaboration with him, Paiste created the 18″ 2002 Giga Bell Ride “Psychoctopus”, which enhances our line of artist inspired ride cymbals. Looking at the cymbal the almost 8” sized, hammered bell dominates the silhouette. The black coating contrasted by white 2002 printings and Aquiles’ remarkable mask logo complete the cymbal’s outstanding visual nature. The heavy weighted cymbal, made of established 2002 bronze, and hammered in style of a 2002 Heavy Ride impresses with a concise, dry and glassy clear ping sound. The overlarge cup bursts with power and produces a cutting, bell like sound, when played with the shoulder of the stick. Especially prog-metal drummers, who are performing almost as virtuous as Aquiles in his solos or with his band Hangar, benefit from the well-defined, quick and short as well as penetrating unique sound of the cymbal.

More infos:

BATERA CLUB

PAISTE.COM

10.JAN.2012 – Round table of brazilian Metal drummers at the cover of Modern Drummer Brasil of January/2012.

Check an unprecedented and historic interview in the magazine Modern Drummer Brasil. Learn about all the studies, equipment, technical tips, great stories and testimonials of amazing drummer Aquiles Priester, Eloy Casagrande, Fernando Schaefer, Jean Dolabela, Max Kolesne, Ricardo Confessori and Rodrigo Oliveira. The interview was conducted by Christiano Rocha and Vlad Rocha. “Without doubt this is the largest gathering of metal drummers ever conducted in our country! The headbangers will love it!” says Aquiles Priester.

08.JAN.2012 – Hangar live plugged and unplugged for the first time in Bebedouro/SP.

13/01/12 – Bebedouro/SP – Show Hangar Acústico
Doors: 22h00
Venue: Kaza Music Bar
Avenida Hércules Pereira Hortal, 800, Centro.
Tickets: R$ 20,00
Official merchandise for sale and signing sessions after the show
Infos: (17) 3343.9843

14/01/12 – Bebedouro/SP – Show Hangar Elétrico e House of Bones
Venue: Escola Espaço Livre
Doors: 22h00
Tickets: R$ 20,00 (antecipado) e R$ 25,00 (na porta)
Casa Rádio, Arena Rock Shop, Rodrigo (17) 9708.6725
Official merchandise for sale and signing sessions after the show
Support: CCAA, UNIFAFIBE, COOPERCITRUS, RESTAURANTE TROPEIRO, HOTEL RIO BRANCO, NOVA TINTAS, TG AUTOPOSTO, TRANSPORTADORA NOGAROLI

08.JAN.2012 – Michael Polchowicz as special guest with Hangar.

The Hangar’s show in Volta Redonda/RJ will be unforgettable for the band and the fans. After more than six years away from the band, the singer Michael Polchowicz will make a special appearance singing the album “Inside Your Soul” from the first to the last song. “This show is part of the commemoration of 10 years since the album was release. It will be a great challenge to play a show with IYS entirety. Certainly we have to rehearse a lot and I think we’ll do it again in a few more cities throughout 2012″ , said Aquiles Priester. In parallel, the band is mixing the audio and editing images from the new DVD, which was recorded in December 2011 in Ijuí/RS. 2012 promises to be a big year for the band!

08.JAN.2012 – New photo gallery from Beholder Fest in Diadema/SP

Pictures by Erika Beganskas. Click here to access the gallery.

04.JAN.2012 – Hangar releases the Making Of from the album Acoustic, but Plugged In! with english subs!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JppFgoCf-AQ

Press [CC] for english subtitles!

See the work of the band since the first rehearsals until the photo shoot for the album. A great experience for the ones who are interested in knowing the whole process of producing an album.

04.JAN.2012 – New photo gallery from Beholder Fest in Diadema/SP

Pictures by Vivi Carvalho. Click here to access the gallery.

02.JAN.2012 – 2011 Retrospective

As I always do at the beginning of each year, here is my 2011 retrospective. I was really surprised with the quantity of good things that happened this year. The holidays are always useful to take stock of everything one has done during the year as well as to set new goals for the upcoming year. Once during a workshop a kid asked me, “How do you know if you’ll be successful when you’re doing something?” And I answered, “I really don’t know. I’m only sure that if I don’t do something, nothing will happen”. If you don’t believe it’s worth doing something, you’ll start out with the wrong foot because you’ll begin by not believing. Thus, if we don’t believe in ourselves, who will?

January:
• On January 1st, I received two important nominations for my career. I was among five nominated as best Prog Metal drummers of the world and my DVD, “The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming”, was also nominated as best instructional DVD by the highly regarded drum magazine, Modern Drummer USA.
• Elóy Casagrande and I took part of Paiste Day Los Angeles right after the Namm Show in Anaheim, California.

February:
• Hangar was able to begin musical activities for the first time in the band’s history before Carnival with workshops in Ribeirão Preto/São Paulo, Londrina/Paraná, Goiânia/Goiás and Anápolis/Goiás.
• I received an official invitation to take part of the Modern Drummer Festival in New Jersey, USA on the main stage.

March:
• I took part of the official Mapex Black Panther Limited Edition drum release at the Musik Messe in Frankfurt, Germany along with Vera Figueiredo.
• I did the first of a series of pocket shows with Hangar for the release of my official biography “Aquiles Octopus Priester – From Fan to Idol”, in various megastores throughout Brazil.
• Since 2001, I have been elected for 10 years in a row the best brazilian Metal Drummer for the readers of Roadie Crew Magazine.

April:
• I received invitations to take part of the Montreal Drum Fest (Canada) and also the La Rioja Drum Fest (Spain).
• The band Dream Theater officially disclosed that I took part of the most important contemporary drum audition of the world. Only seven drummers all over the world were selected for this audition: Mike Mangini, Thomas Lang, Virgil Donati, Marco Minnemann, Peter Wildoer, Derek Roddy and Aquiles Priester.

May:
• I took part of the Modern Drummer Festival and went down in the history of the most important drum festival of the world. I was the first Brazilian metal drummer invited to take part of the event. The presentation was recorded and will be released as a future DVD.
• Hangar began recording the first acoustic CD ever recorded by a heavy metal band in Brazil.
• Hangar played at the Virada Cultural in Presidente Prudente/São Paulo for 18.000 people.
• Finally, after eighteen years of waiting, I had the chance to personally meet the great master Deen Castronovo! I have many great memories of this meeting.

June:
• The result of the best of the year according to the magazine Modern Drummer USA came out and I was voted 5th best Prog Metal drummer of the world next to an enviable ranking: Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Gavin Harrison and Marco Minnemann. My DVD “The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming” came in 3rd as best instructional DVD of the world in 2011.

July:
• I took part of the Batuka Brasil! International Drum Fest at the Ibirapuera auditorium in São Paulo, organized by Vera Figueiredo.

August:
• For the first time I did workshops in Honduras and El Salvador invited by Mapex.
• I received the final prototypes of my rides to be released by Paiste.

September:
• Hangar released the album “Acoustic, but Plugged In!” as well as the video clip of the only unpublished track of the album “Haunted by your Ghosts”. The release was followed by a series of acoustic gigs at the 2011 Expomusic in São Paulo.
• I was on the cover of Modern Drummer Brazil magazine for the fifth time in my career along with a coverage about Batuka Brasil! International Drum Fest.
• I took part of the La Rioja Drum Fest in Spain for an estimated public of 5000 people.
• For the first time in the history of the company, Paiste released a signature cymbal of a Brazilian drummer. “PsychOctopus Giga Bell Ride 18” is released at the Expomusic in São Paulo. I go down in the history of the brand next to Nicko Mc Brain, Stewart Copeland and John Dolmayan who also have signature cymbals of the brand.

October:
• My partnership with Mapex completed 10 years and I did a historical workshop on the stage of EM&T School in São Paulo.
• For the first time I did four workshops in the Czech Republic invited by Paiste.
• I took part of the Laguna Drum Fest in Torreon, Mexico.
• I took part of the Montreal Drum Fest in Quebec, Canada.
• For the first time Hangar played at the Araraquara Rock Festival.

November:
• I received an invitation from Tony Macalpine to play a jam at the Namm Show 2012 in Anaheim, California.
• Breaking all paradigms, for the first time a Heavy Metal drummer takes part of the Festival Internacional de Percussão do Conservatório Musical (International Percussion Festival of the Musical Conservatory) in Tatuí/São Paulo.
• During the PASIC Show in the USA the Modern Drummer Festival 2011 DVD is released and I officially go down in the history of the festival.

December:
• Tony MacAlpine disclosed the first dates of his world tour and I was invited to accompany the guitar player.
• Hangar played at the Beholder Fest in Diadema for 10.000 people.
• Hangar was invited to play at the Metal Air Open Festival 2012 which will take place in São Luís do Maranhão.
• The album “Acoustic, but Plugged In!” is Hangar’s best selling album in the first months after its release, something unheard of for a Metal band.
• After almost 15 years Hangar recorded their acoustic DVD in Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul in a historic night for the band’s career.

01.JAN.2012 – Check out some videos of Aquiles Priester at Paiste Drum Day in Sofia, Bulgary on 20 October 2011

A Miracle in my Life:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVWJxFnvnFA
Some Light to Find my Way:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c45BDTK4OcQ
The Reason of yourConviction:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXJrAkxlkjo
The Infallible Emperor(1956):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0Y4rIOQUcY

25.DEZ.2011 – Hangar acoustic in Bebedouro/SP

Date: 13/01/2012
Time: 22h00
Venue: Kaza Music Bar
Av. Hércules Pereira Hortal, 800, Centro, Cep. 14701-200
Tickets: R$ 20,00

24.DEZ.2011 – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hello guys!

I wish you all a great Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy and celebrate these dates as widely as possible! 2011 was very special… surprises and great achievements have happened. 2012 starts well with the tour with Tony MacAlpine and the first Hangar’s DVD of our career! Thank you for all the support and I wish you all luck, health, work and happiness in 2012.

Aquiles Priester

23.DEZ.2011 – Hangar confirmed at Metal Open Air 2012

23.DEZ.2011 – New photo gallery from the DVD recording in Ijuí/RS

Pictures by Charlei Haas. Click here to access the gallery.

18.DEZ.2011 – Hangar interview at Drum Channel Brasil

The band Hangar from the drummer Aquiles Priester, made a Workshow at November 26, 2011 in Sao Paulo releasing the already acclaimed new album “Acoustic, But Plugged In.” The event was sponsored by BEG – School of Music and Arts, and that day the band gave an interview to the Drum Channel Brasil, check below.

http://www.drumchannelbrasil.com.br/home.html

15.DEZ.2011 – AQUILES PRIESTER WILL BE TOURING WITH TONY MACALPINE IN EUROPE!

Tony MacAlpine 2012 European Tour dates have been announced! Tony will be performing a headline set featuring songs from his new solo album and a selection of his past classics – including a performance of the entire Edge Of Insanity album as part of the set.

Tony’s powerhouse band is:
Aquiles Priester – Drums (Hangar, Angra)
Bjorn Englen, Bass (Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth)
Nili Brosh – Guitar

More details on tickets and special VIP packages coming soon.

Tour dates and further info available here: http://www.tonymacalpine.com/

DREAM MECHANISM TOUR 2012 – EUROPE

21.02.12 Moho Live – Manchester, UK
22.02.12 The Underworld – London, UK
24.02.12 Rock Temple – Kerkrade, The Netherlands
25.02.12 Het Bolwerk – Sneek, The Netherlands
26.02.12 Crystal – Berlin, Germany
27.02.12 Hirsch – Nürnberg, Germany
28.02.12 Luxor – Cologne, Germany
29.02.12 Matrix – Prague, Czech Republic
03.03.12 Randal – Bratislava, Slovakia
04.03.12 Club 202 – Budapest, Hungary
05.03.12 Silver Church – Bucharest, Romania
06.03.12 Sofia Live Club – Sofia, Bulgaria
07.03.12 Jolly Joker Balans – Istanbul, Turkey
08.03.12 Eight Ball – Thessaloníki, Greece
09.03.12 Kyttaro Live – Athens, Greece
11.03.12 Bloom Club – Mezzago, Italy
12.03.12 Galery – Pratteln, Switzerland
14.03.12 Razzmatazz3 – Barcelona, Spain
15.03.12 Ritmo & Compas – Madrid, Spain
16.03.12 Stereo – Murcia, Spain
17.03.12 Fanatic – Sevilla, Spain
18.03.12 El Infierno – Vigo, Spain
19.03.12 DOKA – San Sebastián, Spain
21.03.12 Divan du Monde – Paris, France (with special guest Patrick Rondat)

15.DEZ.2011 – Show today at Carlos Barbosa/RS

Carlos Barbosa/RS
Horário: 22hs
Local: Show Bar Carlos Barbosa
Endereço: Rua Júlio de Castilhos – 219, Bairro Centro
Venda de Merchandising Oficial da banda e sessão de autógrafos após o show
Realização: New Eagle Instrumentos Musicais
Ingressos antecipados na New Eagle Instrumentos Musicais e Instituto de Música
Rua Rio Branco51, Sala 11, Centro, Carlos Barbosa
1º lote R$ 20,00 – 2º lote R$ 25,00

06.DEZ.2011 – Hangar recording the first DVD of his career in Ijuí in Rio Grande do Sul!

Now it’s confirmed! The band will record in an acoustic format the first DVD of his career in the city of Ijuí/RS. “Could not be different, we’re a band from that region, so it seems very natural that our first DVD is recorded in Rio Grande do Sul,” says Aquiles Priester. The recording takes place at Teatro do SESC, where the band performed the second show of “The Infallible Tour” in April 2010 with sold out tickets. Now the band’s back releasing the acclaimed acoustic album “Acoustic, but Plugged In!” which is already considered one of the greatest albums of the year. “We are very proud to be the first metal band from Brazil to release an acoustic album and we are sure that the DVD will be a way of remembering this work forever! We’re counting with the presence of all our fans to show the world the strength of the metal community of Rio Grande do Sul!” concludes the drummer.

10/12 – Ijuí/RS – Recording the Acoustic DVD
Location: Teatro do SESC – Rua Crisanto Leite, 202
Doors: 20h30
Information and reservations: (55) 9153.8221 with Fábio
Tickets: First 100 tickets R$ 15,00 – After R$ 20,00
For sale at Cia da Música: (55 11) 3332.4015
Tours: Débora Reolly: (55 11) 9162 6211

06.DEZ.2011 – New photo gallery added!

Pictures at the 5º Festival de Percussão de Tatuí by Alexandre Dimas. To browse click here!

06.DEZ.2011 – New T-shirt for sale at Die Hard store.

CLICK HERE to buy it!

05.DEZ.2011 – A Picture of a Lifetime – On Board Flight 666.

I always spoke about the importance of Iron Maiden in my musical life since first hearing “Caught Somewhere In Time” in 1986. Slowly my career developed and that kid, who collected and hung clippings of the band all over his bedroom and even kept them inside his wallet, grew up and became a professional musician. But Aquiles’ essence still remains the same. Recently I received my copy of the book “On Board Flight 666” by Iron Maiden and there are two pictures of none less than Nicko McBrain using Hangar’s T-shirt of the album “The Reason of Your Conviction”. I can’t even begin explaining what this means to my life! Even if I spent days writing and talking about the fact it still wouldn’t be enough. It may seem like something of little importance to some, but if you read my biography “Aquiles Octopus Priester – From Fan to Idol” I’m sure you’ll understand what this represents.

There are no words to thank you, Nicko, but rest assured that this means a lot in my life. I’d also like to thank photographer John McMutrie for the amazing job. On Hangar’s next trip that begins tomorrow, December 6th, I’ll use a different Iron Maiden T-shirt every day until I return on December 17th. It is a symbolic homage and a small one when compared to Nicko using a T-shirt of my band during an official publication of the band released worldwide, but for me it means much more than that.

Up the Irons!

Aquiles Priester

05.DEZ.2011 – Hangar for the first time at Volta Redonda/RJ, at #2 RockAço.

05/02/2012 – Volta Redonda/RJ
Venue: Aero Clube de Volta Redonda
Address: Avenida Mnistro Salgado Filho, 620 – Bairro Aero
Doors: 16h00
Infos: 55 (24) 8132-9983 Thiago Reis or 55 (24)-7811-5490 Sandrão
email: snsproducoes@gmail.com or @snsproducoes at twitter.

05.DEZ.2011 – Hangar at Jornal da Manhã [portuguese only]

02.DEZ.2011 – Christmas Ad about Hangar’s album Acoustic, but Plugged In!.

02.DEZ.2011 – Aquiles Priester - 10 years playing with Mapex around the world.

02.DEZ.2011 – Private lessons with Aquiles Priester in his personal drum kit.

The last classes of the year will be taught by Aquiles Priester on 19 and 20th December! Reserve your time now at the Fabiano Manhas Institute! Phone: 55 11 3975-0847

01.DEZ.2011 – New T-shirt

Available only with the band at Ijui/RS for the recording of the first DVD.

01.DEZ.2011 – Thank you Mazao!

You can be sure that your message has changed my day! Your text inspired me a lot. I have no words to thank you! I hope you get back what is giving me!
Best regards,
Aquiles Priester

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What’s up Aquilles, how are you?
First let me congratulate you not only for the 10 years with the MAPEX, but throughout your extraordinary career. I read your book last week and I realized how your whole career went from a fan to an idol. Dude, listen to you instigate any drummer to improving. Your accuracy, speed, power, everything fits in perfect order and harmony. It may even seem a little bit “gay” (rs), but to hear you play in front of me moves me a lot and courages me to play and learn from everything you do. Your groove is violent, is surreal and shook the Auditório Mix Music Hall – EM&T. You dont know how much it means to me to have contact with you. I already have 31 years old, bearded, bald (lol) but when I see you playing, when you give me an autograph or take a picture sharing me a second of your attention, I feel myself like a boy seeing the idol up close and made me feel it all worthed. I started following you in Angra at Jo Soares show and at that time the band was releasing the CD Rebirth in 2001 and henceforth I never got tired of hearing you play, no matter where, no matter the band, because I learn every time I hear a little more. If you where inspired by Deen Castronovo’s drums and set up, I’m inspired by you both as a musician and as a person and my little tribute to you is to try to set up my drum kit like yours. Thanks for everything, thanks for your dedication to music and not let the fame change who you are. Thanks for the example of life, example of overcoming, persistence and love to music and for all you did to Brazilian music. You are number 1 and I’m proud to have you in the first place as the best drummer. Keep it up brother, you’ll go very far yet, I’m sure. May God keep blessing you and opening even more doors.

A big hug Aquiles Priester Octopus.

Your friend Mazao

25.NOV.2011 – Aulas e workshops em Osório/RS

13/12 – Osório/RS – Aulas particulares com Aquiles Priester
Informações: Loja Roll Over Telefone (51) 3663-7252

14/12 – Osório/RS – Workshop Aquiles Priester
Participação Nando Mello
Local: Camara Municipal de Vereadores
Avenida Jorge Dariva,1211 – Centro
Horário: 20h30
Ingressos: R$ 5,00 em alimentos não perecíveis
Informações: Loja Roll Over –Telefone: (51) 3663-7252

23.NOV.2011 – Hangar live at Programa Show Livre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=890AIsB3r0Q

 

22.NOV.2011 – Review from Aquiles Priester at Modern Drummer Festival 2011.

Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester hauled out the kind of monster kit that draws cheers all by itself,a kit that took hours to set up the day before. Priester didn’t come to mess around – his performance comprised one intense play-along track after another, including songs by his prog-metal bands Hangar and Freakeys. Every note was played with fierce intent, within imaginative orchestrations that reflected a clever musical mind. Just when you thought a beat was about as dense as it could get, you’d find Priester adding another layer of rhythm the next time around. Clarity is obviously a big part of the drummer’s aesthetic, and Priester sets his toms almost flat to help hit rimshots. (Backstage, we asked, “So you hit rimshots on the toms some of the time?” Aquiles’ reply: “Every time.”) His cymbals arsenal consisted of heavy, dark-sounding models that barked, clanged, pinged, and hissed their way into the show-goers’ heart. As Priester finished his high-intensity workout, he jumped up on his throne, tossed his sticks and yelled “You rule” to the roaring crowd.

22.NOV.2011 – Workshow in São Paulo.

21.NOV.2011 – Exclusive interview to Jovem Pan.

Hangar, one of the top names in Brazilian heavy metal, is in full disclosure of the already acclaimed album “Acoustic, But Plugged In!” newly released at Expomusic 2011. The musicians in the band visited the studios of Jovem Pan online to talk about the shows, change of vocalist, the fans, the pretensions to international tours and especially to send your message to the fans…

Check out the interview: http://jovempan.uol.com.br/videos/banda-apresenta-cd-acustico-e-fala-sobre-metal-nacional-62125,1,0 [portuguese only]

18.NOV.2011 – INSIDE MY PSYCHOBOOK and The Infallible Reason of my Drumming DVD 30% OFF right now at MELBAY website!

Enter the promo code PSYCHO at checkout, you will receive 30% off this item.

CLICK HERE!

18.NOV.2011 – Check out the review about the new album, published in the Opiniao Jornal from ARARAS/SP.

The article is also available on the blog of columnist NANDO PIRES, where you can check out some of the songs that are part of the album “ACOUSTIC, BUT PLGGED IN!” http://www.nandopires.com.br/blog/?p=2020

18.NOV.2011 – Special workshop Aquiles Priester & Mapex 10 years together.

Special guests: Nando Mello e Eduardo Martinez

28/11 – EM&T Jabaquara – Escola de Música e Tecnologia.
19h30
Avenida Engenheiro George Corbisier, 100 – Jabaquara – São Paulo/SP
Entrada gratuita com 2 quilos de alimento não perecível.
Ingressos LIMITADOS
Reservas pelo telefone: 11-5012-2777

15.NOV.2011 – DVD Modern Drummer Festival™ 2011 with Aquiles Priester available.

http://www.hudsonmusic.com/hudson/products/modern-drummer-festival-2011/

http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Drummer-Festival-Horacio-Hernandez/dp/B005J4U8G8?ie=UTF8&tag=hudsonmusiccom

The Hudson Music team was on hand once again to capture all the action as the Modern Drummer Festival 2011 took place at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey.

In a program packed with amazing performances and insightful educational segments, Gil Sharone (Stolen Babies/Dillinger Escape Plan) expands on concepts found in his Wicked Beats DVD, Trevor Lawrence Jr. (Herbie Hancock/Dr. Dre) performs in hip-hop and fusion styles (with guest percussionist Taku Hirano), jazz innovator Jeff “Tain” Watts presents an incredible set with his stellar quartet, prog/metal star Aquiles Priester performs a blistering set of songs from Hangar and Freakeys, and, finally, drum superstar Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez performs with The New World Order, an all-star world music group put together just for the festival.

In addition to the main show, also included are two enlightening master classes. Jazz legend John Riley (Vanguard Jazz Orchestra) demonstrates rhythms that can be heard from various polyrhythmic perspectives, while top country drummer Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts) demonstrates and discusses stylistic versatility and rudimental concepts.

An extensive printable PDF eBook is also included, containing transcriptions of nearly 50 detailed transcriptions of drum parts and educational ideas.

This video package presents not only a chance to relive the Modern Drummer Festival, but to study and learn the concepts presented by these great artists in depth and detail not possible just by attending the event.

10.NOV.2011 – Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello at Heavy Nation Program.

This week the presenters Paula Baldassarri and Julio Feriato received at radio UOL studio the drummer Aquiles Priester and bassist Nando Mello.

http://heavynation.blog.uol.com.br/arch2011-11-01_2011-11-30.html#2011_11-10_03_09_09-158497053-0

The full interview will be available at Friday (11/11) at:http://www.radio.uol.com.br/#/programa/heavy-nation [portugue only]

10.NOV.2011 – Metal Day in Sao Paulo.

We want to thank the great work done by SnowMan Produções on behalf of the brazilian metal scene. We are very proud to be part of the first edition of the Day of Metal Festival and we are sure it was a big step for our scene. We are honored to share the stage with great bands of our country and we are sure that after this event, our scene will never be the same.

Aquiles, Mello, Martinez, Fabio, André.

[Pic by Irisbel Mello]

08.NOV.2011 – Modern Drummer Festival 2011 – Watch the exclusive trailer with some excerpts from Aquiles Priester.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-FXirlFqAM

 

07.NOV.2011 – Hangar at the Rock Post online magazine – Oct/Nov 2011

Click to read: [portuguese only]

 

04.NOV.2011 – Review of the album Acoustic, But Plugged In!.

Roadie Crew Magazine – November 2011
By Antonio Carlos Monteiro
Note 9.0

What happens if we take off the guitar’s distortion from a heavy metal band, guttural vocals and the heavy of the “kitchen”? Well, if the band is good at their job, nice melodies and harmonies abound. And that’s exactly what can be seen here in the first Hangar’s acoustic album. With the heavy and speed mitigated will reveal the details of the melodic repertoire, which shows a new facet of the quintet. Acoustic, but Plugged In! also brings a newness/surprise… the debut of new singer, André Leite. And it is always a risky venture for a group to make a change in this function, Hangar managed to do it with full success. Beside keyboardist Fábio Laguna, who runs most of the harmonies of the album with extreme talent, André is the highlight of the album. Showing features previously not existing in the band, enormous versatility and especially indisputable competence as an interpreter (and not just as a singer), André gave a new color to the songs plus a new masterpiece: Haunted by yous Ghosts. The production, again in charge of the drummer Aquiles Priester, managed to smooth the acoustic calls without sacrificing what a heavy metal music requires. It is now expected by the premiere of André Leite in an electric album.

04.NOV.2011 – Aquiles Priester, Fábio Laguna and André Leite talk about Hangar’s new album “Acoustic, but Plugged In!” at Stay Heavy metal show.

Interview at Expomusic 2011 by Vinícius Neves.
To watch, access:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viWzHpNe26I

03.NOV.2011 – Dominating Bell In Black.

Nottwil/Switzerland – The renowned Swiss cymbal maker Paiste announces the introduction of the new 18″ 2002 Giga Bell Ride “Psychoctopus”.

Aquiles Priester belongs to the crème de la crème of Brazilian’s drummers scene. His clinics enthuse drummers around the world, and this year’s highlights were Aquiles’ appearances at Modern Drummer Festival and Montreal Drum Fest. In collaboration with him, Paiste created the 18″ 2002 Giga Bell Ride “Psychoctopus”, which enhances our line of artist inspired ride cymbals. Looking at the cymbal the almost 8” sized, hammered bell dominates the silhouette. The black coating contrasted by white 2002 printings and Aquiles’ remarkable mask logo complete the cymbal’s outstanding visual nature. The heavy weighted cymbal, made of established 2002 bronze, and hammered in style of a 2002 Heavy Ride impresses with a concise, dry and glassy clear ping sound. The overlarge cup bursts with power and produces a cutting, bell like sound, when played with the shoulder of the stick. Especially prog-metal drummers, who are performing almost as virtuous as Aquiles in his solos or with his band Hangar, benefit from the well-defined, quick and short as well as penetrating unique sound of the cymbal.

More informations: www.paiste.com

01.NOV.2011 – Aquiles Priester is invited to play with Tony MacAlpine.

Aquiles Priester was recently invited to play with guitar player Tony MacAlpine at the international Namm Show which will take place between the 19th and 22nd of January in Anaheim, California (USA).

Aquiles always appreciated Tony MacAlpine’s music and owns all of his albums. It was thanks to one of the guitar player’s records, the acclaimed “Maximum Security” that the drummer got to know his biggest influence, Deen Castronovo. Aquiles says, “Without doubt, this is the highlight of my career. Playing with Tony will be a very special moment in my musical life. This was my most secret dream and, to be honest, I never thought that it could become reality. I live in Brazil which is very distant from Pasadena, Los Angeles where MacAlpine lives and there are many excellent musicians physically much closer to him. I am very happy and flattered to have been chosen to play with one of my biggest influences”, he states.

According to him, “playing the songs that were recorded by great masters such as Deen Castronovo, Steve Smith, Atma Anur, Mike Terrana, Glen Sobel and, more recently, Virgil Donati and Marco Minnemann will be a great honor for me! I can hardly wait for the first rehearsal with Tony, Nili Brosh (guitar) and Bjorn Englen (bass).” Aquiles remembers that “in 2011 I fulfilled great dreams such as playing at the biggest drum festivals all over the world like the Montreal Drum Fest in Canada, Laguna Drum Fest in Mexico, La Rioja Drum Fest in Spain and also the Modern Drummer Festival USA which will be released in DVD world wide in November. Now all that is left is to thank all the fans for their unconditional support. This is not only my achievement, it is all of ours,” he concludes.

More informations: www.tonymacalpine.com

28.OUT.2011 – New photo gallery added.

See at the link below the pictures from Aquiles Priester at Paiste Drum Day at Sofia/Bulgary. Pics by Victor Alexandrov.

http://aquilespriester.com/ingt/fot.html

28.OUT.2011 – PsychOctopus Giga Bell Ride now also at the Playtech stores.

The Playtech network of stores is now also selling the new 2002 PsychOctopus Mega Bell Ride 18″… Buy now!

New Store Teodoro Sampaio
Rua Teodoro Sampaio, 727 – Pinheiros
Sao Paulo – SP
Phone: 55 11 3334-0005

vendas.teodoro@playtech.com.br

28.OUT.2011 – Watch the official DVD trailer of the Modern Drummer Festival 2011.

Aquiles Priester attended to the Modern Drummer Festival 2011 and the first official trailer for the DVD is now available. The music used as background of the trailer is Freakeys, which is part of the eponymous album released in 2006. The music is by Fabio Laguna. The exclusive trailer with some excerpts from the presentation of Aquiles Priester is coming very soon.

Click the link below and watch the official trailer of the festival.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo9IoLO6Wps

 

28.OUT.2011 – Show at Ijuí

10/12 – Ijuí/RS – Show Hangar Acústico
Hangar lançando seu novo CD “Acoustic, But Plugged In!”
Local: Teatro do SESC – Rua Crisanto Leite, 202
Horário: 20h30
Informações: 55 9153 8221 com Fábio
Ingressos : Primeiro Lote R$ 15,00 – Segundo Lote R$ 20,00
A venda na Cia. da Música fone 55 3332 4015

26.OUT.2011 – Sisters make tattoo in tribute to Hangar.

Damaris Silveira and Pryscila Gianoti from Sao Bernardo do Campo/SP, did a great tribute to Hangar tattooing lyric from the song “Somelight to Find My Way” from the Infallible album released in 2009. The tattoo celebrates the friendship and good relationship between the sisters, who decided to share it with the band. The two sisters are well known by the band by attending concerts and pockets shows for a long time. Pryscila tattooed the phrase “I just want to make the memory to express myself” and Damaris “Oh God, just give me some light to find my way.”

We, the band Hangar thank you and wish more love and happiness among the sisters! We will never forget it!
Aquiles, Mello, Martinez, Laguna and André.

Check out the photos below!

26.OUT.11 – New Infallible Tour dates announced

26/11 – São Paulo/SP – Workshow Hangar
Local: Casa de Cultura Salvador Ligabue
Horário: 18h00
Endereço: Largo da Matriz Nossa Senhora do Ó, 615
Bairro: Freguesia do Ó
Convites limitados! Reserve o seu agora!
Informações: Beg Arte e Cultura
Telefone: (11) 3977.0066
e-mail: beg-musica@ig.com.br
Site: www.beg-musica-artes.com.br

18/12 – Diadema/SP – Show Hangar no Beholder Fest
Local: Praça da Moça em Diadema/SP
Horário: A partir do meio dia
Entrada FRANCA

14/01/12 – Bebedouro/SP – Show Hangar e House of Bones
Local: Escola Espaço Livre
Horário: 22h00
Ingressos: R$ 20,00 (antecipado) e R$ 25,00 (na porta)
Pontos de Vendas: Casa Rádio, Arena Rock Shop, Rodrigo (17) 9708.6725
Venda de Merchandising Oficial da banda e sessão de autógrafos após o show
Apoio: CCAA, UNIFAFIBE, COOPERCITRUS, RESTAURANTE TROPEIRO, HOTEL RIO BRANCO, NOVA TINTAS, TG AUTOPOSTO, TRANSPORTADORA NOGAROLI

24.OUT.2011 – Nicko Mc Brain is wearing Hangar’s The Reason of you Conviction T-Shirt.

Watch the Official Video from IMTV!

18.OUT.2011 – Hangar performs in the Day of Metal in Sao Paulo.

Big names in heavy metal will be together next Nov. 6th, at Carioca Club in Sao Paulo to support the union scene and the establishment of a day to appreciate the musical style in the country.

November 6th will happen one of the most expected events of the year, where known national names of heavy metal will be presenting for the first time together for the sake of unity and appreciation of the scene. The shows will be held in the Carioca Club in Sao Paulo. This first edition will be devoted to Power Metal and the big party with the participation of big names like: HANGAR, SHAMAN, ALMAH, WIZARD, NANDO FERNANDES, ILLUSTRIA and HIBRIA.

So if you are interested in the idea and will want to check it out this unique event, tickets will be available on site TicketBrasil

http://www.metalprolbrasil.com.br/

http://www.snowman.com.br/metalbrasil

Date: 06/11/11
Venue: Carioca Club
Address: Rua Cardeal Arcoverde, 2899, Pinheiros, São Paulo
Doors: 15:00
Tickets: http://ticketbrasi.lojatemporaria.com/dia-do-metal-carioca-club
Telephone contact and questions: 11-7619-5873

18.OUT.2011 – Paiste releases Aquiles Priester’s ride cymbal in the Brazilian market.

Aquiles Priester is the first drummer in the history of Brazilian music to have a signature cymbal released by the Swiss company Paiste. This is the 2002 Giga Bell Ride 18″. Aquiles is endorsing the brand since 2002 and tested several prototypes until the final cymbal that is being released on the market this month. You can check the sound of the cymbal in the latest Aquiles Priester’s DVD, the world award-winning by U.S. magazine Modern Drummer, the Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming, who came in 3rd place as the best instructional DVD in 2011. Take advantage of Batera Club website’s conditions and guarantee yours right away!

http://www.bateraclube.com.br/loja/product_info.php?products_id=3685

14.OUT.2011 – Aquiles Priester will perform at Montreal Drum Fest 2011.

http://www.montrealdrumfest.com/en/2011_23c_en.aspx

14.OUT.2011 – Aquiles Priester Clinics in Czech Republic and Poland.

Aquiles Priester will be performing for a very first time drum clinics in Czech Republic and Bulgaria. Check the dates and the posters below.

16.10. CZ-Ostrava, Club Barrak, 19.00 h
17.10. CZ-Brno, Audiotek, 18.00 h
18.10. CZ-Praha, Music City, 18.00 h
20.10. BG-Sofia, Sofia Live Club, 19.30 h

14.OUT.2011 – Aquiles Priester, Tommy Aldridge and Dave Lombardo perform at Polish Drum Fest.

Poland’s biggest drum festival “Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Perkusyjny” is honored to present Paiste artists Tommy Aldridge, Dave Lombardo and Aquiles Priester. The festival takes place from October 13th to 31st in several cities. Tommy Aldridge is conducting his clinic in Opole on October 16th and he is also performing with Polish band Bracia in Opole on 17th and Wroclaw on the 20th. Dave Lombardo’s clinic is schedules in Wroclaw on the afternoon of October 17th. He will also be performing two concerts with his side project Philm; one in Opole on the 17th and the second in Wroclaw on the 18th.

Brazil’s # 1 metal drummer Aquiles Priester’s solo performance takes place in Music Republic Museum of Bytom on October 15th.

http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=39&newsid=1111

http://www.miedzynarodowyfestiwalperkusyjny.pl/

11.OUT.2011 – Private lessons with Aquiles Priester at Instituto de Música e Pesquisa Fabiano Manhas.

In October on 27th and 28th and November on 23th and 24th.
Check your lesson now! 55 11 3975-0847

11.OUT.2011 – Aquiles Priester  participates in the 5th Encontro Internacional de Percussão do Conservatório de Tatuí.

The Encontro Internacional de Percussão is a biennial event, which includes the series of international meetings of the Conservatory of Tatuí and meets educational and artistic activities with the objective to provide integration between symphonic percussion students and professionals. The event includes workshops, master classes, recitals and concerts for a period of five days. Classes are taught by prominent experts in the artistic and / or academic national or international. Concerts and recitals are open to anyone interested.

GUESTS
Changuito (Cuba)
Manoel Rangel (Venezuela),
Aquiles Priester (São Paulo/Brasil)
Heri Brandino (São Paulo/Brasil)
Gilmar Goulart (Rio Grande do Sul/Brasil)
Rusty Burge (USA)

INVITED GROUPS
Drumming Duo (Portugal)
Dua Paticumpá (Minas Gerais)
Grupo Percumpá (Rio Grande do Norte)
Grupo Piap (São Paulo)
Grupo de Percussão da UFMG (Minas Gerais)
Grupo de Percussão do Conservatório de Tatuí.

11.OUT.2011 – Hangar at Correio de Uberlândia journal.

10.OUT.2011 – Check out early reviews of the album “Acoutic, But Plugged In” on the Internet.

WHIPLASH: http://www.whiplash.net/materias/cds/139627-hangar.html
ROAD TO METAL: http://roadtometal.blogspot.com/2011/10/acima-de-tudo-musicalidade-hangar.html

07.OUT.2011 – Aquiles Priester at DDrum website.

http://www.ddrum.com/artists.php

07.OUT.2011 – Order now a Aquiles Priester super PACK at Batera Clube’s website

www.bateraclube.com.br/loja/product_info.php?products_id=3684

06.OUT.2011 – Hangar at Carlos Barbosa/RS for the first time!

15/12 – Carlos Barbosa/RS – Show Hangar
Local: Show Bar Carlos Barbosa
Endereço: Rua Júlio de Castilhos – 219, Bairro Centro
Horário: 22h00
Abertura da casa: 20h00
Venda de Merchandising Oficial da banda e sessão de autógrafos após o show
Realização: New Eagle Instrumentos Musicais
Ingressos antecipados na New Eagle Instrumentos Musicais e Instituto de Música
Rua Rio Branco51, Sala 11, Centro, Carlos Barbosa
1º lote R$ 20,00 – 2º lote R$ 25,00

04.OUT.2011 – See the photos of Aquiles Priester at the Laguna Drum Fest 2011

Thank you guys from Torreon in Mexico! Laguna Drum Fest was awesome and I’m very surprised by the public’s sympathy and enthusiasm!

I hope to return soon with HANGAR!
Muchas Gracias e suerte siempre!

Aquiles Priester

http://www.aquilespriester.com/ingt/fot.html

See video recorded by Aquiles Priester on stage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK4wdH4whK8

01.OUT.2011 – Next shows at Uberlândia/MG and Araraquara/SP

07/10 – Uberlândia/MG – Show Hangar Acústico
Hangar lançando seu novo CD “Acoustic, But Plugged In”
Local: Rock`n Beer Irish Pub – Av. Floriano Peixoto, 18
Horário: 23h00
Informações: www.rocknbeer.com.br
Ingressos antecipados R$ 20,00
Página do evento: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169291829823770

08/10 – Araraquara/SP – Show Hangar
Hangar no 10° Araraquara Rock
Local: Teatro de Arena “Prefeito Benedito de Oliveira”
Endereço: Avenida Adhemar Pereira de Barros -S/N
Informações: www.araraquararock.com.br/
Apoio e realização:
Prefeitura Municipal de Araraquara
Secretaria Municipal de Cultura
FUNDART (Fundação de Arte e Cultura do Município).
Entrada 1Kg de alimento não perecível.

28.SET.2011 – Aquiles Priester will be performing at Laguna Drum Fest 2011 – Mexico

27.SET.2011 – Aquiles Priester and Gibraltar

The Drum Channel Brazil spoke with Leo Gorgatti and Aquiles Priester at Expomusic 2011. Aquiles showed his “generous” Gibraltar rack at Musical Express.

http://vimeo.com/29602015

27.SET.2011 – Batuka! Brasil and Aquiles Priester at cover of Brazilian Modern Drummer – September/2011

Aquiles is on the cover of brazilian Modern Drummer with the Batuka! Brasil Drum Festival. The Drum Festival took place from July 30 to July 31 at the Auditorio Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo. This 13th iteration of festival was a celebration of diversity: not only were there artists from numerous countries participating, but the universality of musical language was represented by a rich tapestry of styles and genres, including Samba, Heavy Metal, Afro-Cuban, Condambe, Pop/Rock, to name but a few.

More informations: http://www.batukabrasil.com/BatukaIndice/batuka_index.htm

17.SET.2011 – Hangar at Expomusic 2011

Follow us at Expomusic 2011 during the official launch of the new album “Acoustic, but Plugged In! All the band’s official merchandising will be on sale at the Lady Snake Store booth.

23/09 – Friday
19:00 to 20:00 (Autographs Aquiles Priester – Habro Music)
20:00 to 21:00 (Acoustic Live Hangar – Harman)

24/09 – Saturday
13:00 to 14:00 (Acoustic Live Hangar – AMI)
14:00 to 15:00 (Musical Express – Performance Mello and Martinez)
15:00 to 16:00 (Acoustic Live Hangar – Harman)
16:00 to 17:00 (Autographs Hangar – Lady Snake)
18:00 to 19:00 (Acoustic Live Hangar – Royal Music)
19:00 to 20:00 (Autographs Hangar – Musical Express)
20:00 to 21:00 (Acoustic Live Hangar – Harman)

25/09 – Sunday
13:00 to 14:00 (Acoustic Live Hangar – Harman)
14:00 to 15:00 (Autographs Hangar – Lady Snake)
15:00 to 16:00 (Acoustic Live Hangar – AMI)
16:00 to 17:00 (Autographs Aquiles Priester – Habro Music)
17:00 to 18:00 (Autographs Hangar – Musical Express)

10.SET.2011 – Hangar – Official Communication

All of the decisions we take in life always bring some kind of consequence and this is something that everyone, independent of their profession, has already experienced. At the end of May this year, during our “The Infallible Tour”, we decided to record our new acoustic album since we’d been doing this kind of show around Brazil for a long time. In other words, even before running out of possibilities with the “Infallible” album, we already planned maintaining the band active for some more time before beginning the recording of a new album and definitely ending this tour.

This meant not going home for an undetermined time and staying on the road in touch with our fans doing gigs, clinics and workshops. All of those who have already attended a Hangar gig know that we love being on stage and feel very much at ease playing live. However, our lead singer Humberto Sobrinho would not be able to accompany us on this new journey for personal reasons that all members of Hangar know and respect. These problems are so serious that he had to abandon our acoustic project in the middle of the recordings to try and solve them in Manaus where he lives.

And as every decision generates a new situation, we now have a new member in Hangar to substitute Humberto: we are proud and satisfied to present André Leite, whom you can get to know through our MySpace, where you can get a small taste of our new album “Acoustic, But Plugged In!”, and also watch the clip of our song “Haunted By Your Ghosts”.

We carry on welcoming André Leite and wishing our good and eternal friend Humberto Sobrinho health, peace and prosperity.

Myspace link:
www.myspace.com/officialhangar

Link for the clip of the song “Haunted by your Ghosts”:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ctjv7cJS4o

Link for the Making Of of the clip “Haunted by your Ghosts”:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_iIj3z5T-g

Lyrics for the song “Haunted by your Ghosts”:
Download here

Making Of Promo Shoot:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvhH4HZ7qsg

Below is a transcript of Humberto’s official communication about his departure of the band.

Aquiles, Mello, Fábio e Martinez.

“Hi everyone,

It is with great sadness that I write these words because I love being near you doing what I do best in life.
However, I have to step back at the moment to take care of personal matters that are beyond dispute and extremely important to me.
I’d like to thank all of those who have been present in my musical life from the bottom of my heart and I´d like everyone to keep on supporting the band as they always did.
Thank you very much for everything.

Humberto Sobrinho”

10.SET.2011 – Hangar – Acoustic, But Plugged In!

André Leite (vocals)
Eduardo Martinez (guitar)
Fábio Laguna (keyboards)
Nando Mello (bass)
Aquiles Priester (drums)

A lot has been said about what kind of rock music is suitable for acoustic versions. The answer is simple: any kind. If it turns out to be good or not, depends exclusively on the competence of the musician(s) playing. It is that simple.

Having said that, I guess I don’t even have to say that the very competent musicians of Hangar took their songs, normally brimming with weight and speed, and did a fantastic job on their first acoustic album, Acoustic, But Plugged In! Actually, the band had been performing various acoustic gigs throughout the country and the release of such an album was a natural consequence for the band.

However, before beginning the recordings, a problem arose: vocalist Humberto Sobrinho had to leave the band due to personal problems. As luck always smiles down on those who deserve it, Hangar found in André Leite the right person to take over the role: his clear and brilliant timbre proved to be versatile enough to reproduce themes recorded by no less than three different singers. Besides, at moments in which the vocals, even on an acoustic album, demand a lot from a heavy metal singer, it is clear that André is the right musician for the role.

Once this matter was solved and the repertoire chosen, the new arrangements forged by the band ended up being the aspect that stood out the most on the album. After all, the themes gained the mellowness that acoustic interpretation demands, but maintained a good dose of their original heaviness. Furthermore, there was an immense valorization of Hangar’s beautiful melodies, something the adrenaline of heavy metal doesn’t always allow to totally shine through. The repertoire, hand picked by the band, brings tracks of their four studio albums besides an unpublished track, “Haunted By Your Ghosts”.

As to the cover and pullout, conceived by Aquiles and produced by designer Vanessa Döi, they are a unique feature for masterfully blending the softness of acoustic with the weight of metal.

Produced by drummer Aquiles Priester (who is proving to be a master in the role), co-produced and mixed by Theo Vieira and mastered by Heros Trench (Mr. Som), Acoustic, But Plugged In! was recorded and mixed at FX studio in São Paulo (SP). The album will be released by the label Making Of at the next Expomusic Music Fair which will take place from September 21st through 25th in São Paulo.

And despite the arrangements for the release of Acoustic, But Plugged In!, Hangar is still on the road, doing what they do best: gigs brimming with energy and talent, be they acoustic or plugged in.

Antonio Carlos Monteiro

Track List Acoustic, but plugged in! – Hangar 2011

One More Chance – 4:45
Solitary Mind – 4:44
Haunted by your Ghosts – 4:25
Based on a True Story – 5:13
Infallible Emperor (1956) – 5:34
Angel of the Stereo – 3:51
Your Skin and Bones -3:36
The Reason of your Conviction – 3:46
Time to Forget – 4:05
Call me in the Name of Death – 4:32
To Tame a Land – 4:36
Dreaming of Black Waves – 3:49
Colorblind – 4:08
Forgive the Pain – 5:40
Inside your Soul – 5:34

08.SET.2011 – Aquiles Priester – Photos and videos from La Rioja Drumming Festival – Spain

Check in the links below:

Pictures: http://aquilespriester.com/ingt/fot.html
Video 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEjx6MiAAIw
Video 2 (interview): http://www.larioja.com/videos/tvr/actualidad-riojana/1143689237001-drumming-festival.html

02.SET.2011 – Aquiles Priester and Vera Figueiredo performing at La Rioja Drum Fest in Spain

The Brazilian Drummers Aquiles Priester and Vera Figueiredo will perform at La Rioja Drum Festival in Spain, September, 3rd and 4th 2011.

01.SET.2011 – See the schedule of Hangar in September

14/09 – Santa Rosa/RS – Workshop Aquiles Priester + Nando Mello
Local: Centro Cívico e Cultural Antônio Carlos Borges
Horário: 19h30
Valor do ingresso antecipado: R$ 20,00
Pontos de venda: Escola de Música Recital e Rádio Guaíra Fm
Informações: (55) 8117.9813 Fabinho e (55) 8114.9956 Cauhã

17/09 – São Borja/RS – Show Hangar
Local: Clube Recreativo Samborjense (CRS)
Rua General Marques, 215
Horário: 22h00
Ingressos antecipados na Let’s Rock por R$15,00
Rua Félix da Cunha, 115
Informações: (55) 3431.7425

19/09 – Porto Alegre/RS – Lançamento Biografia Aquiles Priester
Lançamento da Biografia “Aquiles Polvo Priester – De Fã a Ídolo” + Pocket Show e sessão de autógrafos da banda Hangar
Local: Livraria Cultura do Bourbon Country
Pocket Show: 19h00
Sessão de autógrafos: 20h00
Endereço: Avenida Túlio de Rose, 80 – Passo D’Areia
Entrada FRANCA
Informações fone: (51) 3028-4033
e-mail: andre.moraes@livrariacultura.com.br

20/09 – Novo Hamburgo/RS – Workshop Hangar
Local: Centro de Cultura – Novo Hamburgo
Horário: 18h00
Ingressos antecipado na loja Toda Música
R$ 20,00 e na hora: R$ 25,00
Informações: Loja Toda Música (51) 3066.1151

21/09 – Rio Negrinho/SC – Workshop Aquiles Priester + Nando Mello
Local: Sociedade Musical Rio Negrinho
Horário: 20h00
Ingressos antecipados: Loja Mundo Rock, Locadora Hollywood, Chaveiro Willian Bachmann
Informações: (47) 9182.5126 – (47) 9132.8720
Realização: ZR Entertainment

23/09 – São Paulo/SP – Expomusic
24/09 – São Paulo/SP – Expomusic
25/09 – São Paulo/SP – Expomusic

26.AGO.2011 – For the first time in Santa Rosa at Rio Grande do Sul.

14/09 – Santa Rosa/RS
Local: Centro Cívico e Cultural Antonio Carlos Borges
Horário: 19:30
Ingressos antecipados R$ 20,00 na Guaíra FM, Recital e A Musical
Informações: (55) 8117-9813

25.AGO.2011 – Aquiles Priester participates of Laguna Drum Fest in Mexico.

Watch the promo video clicking below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJXXs91wMcs

25.AGO.2011 – Hangar for the first time at Sao Borja in Rio Grande do Sul.

17/09 – São Borja/RS
Local: Clube Recreativo Samborjense (CRS)
Rua General Marques, 215
Horário: 22h00
Ingressos antecipados na Let’s Rock por R$15,00
Rua Félix da Cunha, 115
Informações: (55) 3431.7425

19.AGO.2011 – Hangar holds first workshop in the city of Novo Hamburgo/RS

20/09 – Novo Hamburgo/RS
Local: Centro  de Cultura – Novo Hamburgo
Horário: 18h00
Ingressos antecipado na loja Toda Música
R$ 20,00 e na hora: R$ 25,00
Informações: Loja Toda Música (51) 3066.1151

12.AGO.2011 – New photo galleries added!

To access the new gallery with photos of the Modern Drummer Festival USA (photos by Tim Shahady) and Batuka! Brazil in Sao Paulo (photos by Ale Frata) click here!

05.AGO.2011 – Aquiles Priester is interviewed by Batteur Magazine from France.

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03.AGO.2011 – Private lessons with Aquiles Priester in Curitiba/PR and Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso/MG.

Secure your place now!

19/08 – Curitiba/PR
Local: Escola Drum Time
Endereço: Rua Des Westphalen, 1224 – Rebouças
Informações: (41) 3322-5462
Ônibus: Estação Tubo Getúlio Vargas
www.drumtime.com.br
VAGAS LIMITADAS! SOMENTE NO DIA 19/08

29/08 – São Sebastião do Paraíso/MG
Local: Instituto Felling
Endereço: Rua Pimenta de Pádua, 1418 – Centro.
Informações: (35) 3531.6712
www.institutofelling.com
VAGAS LIMITADAS! SOMENTE NO DIA 29/08

28.JUL.2011 – Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello in Rio Negrinho/SC for the first time.

On September 21, Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello will be in Rio Negrinho/SC for the first time to perform a Workshow. All the band’s official merchandising will be on sale. The workshop is sponsored by ZR Entertainment.

21/09 – Rio Negrinho/SC – Workshop Aquiles Priester + Nando Mello
Location: Rio Negrinho Musical Society
Time: 20:00
Advanced tickets: Loja Mundo Rock, Locadora Hollywood, Chaveiro Willian Bachmann
Information: (47) 9182.5126 – (47) 9132.8720
Director: ZR Entertainment

26.JUL.2011 – Aquiles Priester – Workshop in Honduras and El Salvador

Honduras – Click to enlarge

El Salvador – Click to enlarge

24.JUL.2011 – Aquiles Priester at Batuka! International Drum Fest 2011

Check the promo video regarding the 13th edition of the fest!

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=168644159875616

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Hi guys! You can’t miss the Batuka! International Drum Fest 2011! It’s next weekend July 30 and 31. See the full schedule on the site www.batukabrasil.com

You have no idea of the structure of the festival and how wonderful the sound and light of the Ibirapuera Auditorium. We will honor the greatest event in Latin America for drummers, which is already recognized as one of the world’s most important!

Big hug and hope to see you all there!

Aquiles Priester

24.JUL.2011 – Aquiles Priester and Vera Figueiredo performing at La Rioja Drum Fest in Spain

The Brazilian Drummers Aquiles Priester and Vera Figueiredo will perform at La Rioja Drum Festival in Spain, September, 3rd and 4th 2011.

24.JUL.2011 – CD Inside your Soul is relaunched

The album Inside your Soul which was released by the Hangar in 2001, is available again. The relaunch has three songs never officially released by the band, Legions of Fate (demo version 2000), Savior (demo version 2000) and Forever Will Be (demo version 2002).

All bonus tracks were recorded by former lead singer Michael Polchowicz, and music Foverer Will Be, was the first version of Your Skin and Bones, which in 2007 entered the track listing of the album The Reason of Your Conviction.

Buy now via www.diehard.com.br or by the link:
http://www.diehard.com.br/lojaweb/detalhes.asp?codprod=8568&codtipo=1

14.JUL.2011 – Biography updated!

To read click here!

14.JUL.2011 – Aquiles Priester is awarded!

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05.JUL.2011 – Homenage rendered to Aquiles Priester

Welcome once again to the MD Readers Poll, where the greatest drummers on the planet are honored by the most educated drum fans around. Homenage rendered to Aquiles Priester by his endorser Batera Store for being elected in the most important drummer ranking of the world!

www.baterastore.com.br

29.JUN.2011 – Autograph session with Hangar in Goiania

Hangar will be next Friday, 01 July, at Musical Harmony store for an exclusive autograph session at 05:00pm.

All the band’s official merchandising will be on sale during the event.

27.JUN.2011 – Events July 2011

07/02 – Goiânia/GO – Show Hangar
VII Tatoo Rock Fest
Convenção Internacional de Tatuagem e Piercing de Goiás
Local: Centro Cultural Oscar Niemeyer
Horário: 23h50
tattoorockfest@gmail.com ou ligue (62) 9266-0621 / 8409-2626

07/13 – São José dos Campos/SP – Show Hangar no dia mundial do Rock
SESC São José dos Campos
Local: Ginásio do SESC de S.J. dos Campos
Endereço: Avenida Adhemar de Barros, 999 – Jd. São Dimas
Horário: 20h30

07/15 – Paraguaçu Paulista/SP – Show Hangar poster
Local: Teatro Municipal Lucila Nascimento
Endereço: Avenida Manilio Gobbi, 131 – Centro
Horário: 21h00
Ingressos antecipados R$ 25,00
Informações: Michel Inzaghi (18) 9761-9323

07/22 – São Paulo/SP – Show Hangar
Local: Choperia Sesc Pompéia
Endereço: Rua Clélia, 93 Pompéia, São Paulo/SP
Horário: 21h30
Ingressos: R$16,00, inteira
R$8,00, usuário matriculado no SESC e dependentes, + 60 anos, professores da rede pública de ensino e estudantes com comprovante
R$4,00, trabalhador no comércio e serviços matriculado no SESC e dependentes

25.JUN.2011 – Happy Birthday Aquiles Priester

Forty years ago was born in Otjo, South Africa Aquiles Priester.
If you do not know the story of a musician who has gained more and more space for the musicians of Brazil in the world, it is worth you read the official biography of the drummer. Below is the text on the back cover of the official biography Aquiles “Octopus” Priester, written by renowned writer Roberto Shinyashiki.

Congratulations Aquiles, and thank you for raising and show the level of Brazilian music in the world!

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“You see the shots that I take, but do not see the bumps that I take.”

This phrase reflects the man inside the lives of great musicians.

When the crowd applauds wildly a show, do not realize how much I had to battle for each of the musicians get where they arrived. Of course there are exceptions for some pretty popular singers who are blessed with success, but did not receive the gift of determination… They rise with the success of the first song and die of exhaustion before the second… But the real musicians know that the spice of soul music is made of hard work, so much of tears and sweat. Sleepless nights waiting for a desired response, frustration and joy of many “nos” in order to fulfill its vocation.

The life story of Aquiles Priester is inspiring… Not only for musicians but for all people who have a dream and a willingness to do it. From a difficult childhood and adolescence, going through all the hardships of the first dances in the interior of Parana, through all the pitfalls of show business, he is an example of courage and determination. His pleasure in playing contaminates everything with joy. A celebration of great victories and a great soul to leave behind what does not deserve to be charged are his trademarks.

This book will lead you to travel the world of your dreams through the story of an idol of our music. Applauded in Angra, Hangar, in the company of revered rock icons, Aquiles has the courage to open your heart and invite you to experience the world of a boy who could realize their dreams.

The trip is worth it… “De fã a ídolo” will show that everything is possible when you have a big heart.

Best wishes,

Roberto Shinyashiki

Writer

JUN.23.2011 – Aquiles Priester’s Inside my PsychoBook is released worldwide.

The book with exercises for double bass Inside my PsychoBook – 100 Double Bass Patterns is released worldwide by the American company Mel Bay Publishing Inc. In this new edition was added a testimony of Thomas Lang on the book by the famous Brazilian drummer.

Below is the testimony of Thomas Lang and Kiko Freitas.

See the links of the book Inside my PsychoBook – Double Bass Patterns 100 and the DVD of my Infallible Reason Freak Drumming in the Mel Bay site:
http://www.melbay.com/product.asp?ProductID=22151BCD
http://www.melbay.com/product.asp?ProductID=22150DVD

JUN.07.2011 – The first Brazilian Drummer featuring in the most important drummer ranking in the world: Modern Drummer 2011 Readers Poll Winners.Welcome once again to the MD Readers Poll, where the greatest drummers on the planet are honored by the most educated drum fans around. Let’s get right to it: the envelope, please…

JUN.03.2011 – Aquiles Priester participates Batuka! Brazil 2011.
See the poster and get inside the attractions of Batuka! Brazil 2011.

May.20.2011 – Aquiles Priester at the MusikMesse 2011.
See pics below.

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Aquiles and the new 10 mini chinas prototype Aquiles with the creator of these beauties Aquiles, Inferno and Felix Dinner with Paiste Artists – MusikMesse 2011
John Macaluso and Aquiles Priester Kohlmorgen, Muller, Priester and Staffelbach with the new PsychOctopus Prototype Kohlmorgen, Priester and Staffelbach with the new PsychOctopus Prototype New Paiste Display for 2011 – Priester, Jordison and Lombardo – MusikMesse (2)
New Paiste Display for 2011 – Priester, Jordison and Lombardo Priester at Evans Artists Meeting Room Vera Figueiredo and Aquiles Priester at PIE Party by Mapex

MAY.20.2011 – The Infallible Tour 2011 back to the Rio Grande do Sul

06/04 – Panambi/RS – Workshow Hangar
Realização Escola de Talentos de Panambi
Local: Salão Nobre do Colégio Evangélico de Panambi
Rua Alfredo Brenner, 320 – Centro
Horário: 16:00hs
Ingressos: R$ 15,00 – Vagas limitadas
Postos de venda pelo fone 55 3375-1918 e 55 9151-7025
Apoio Rotary Club de Panambi
[see flyer]

06/07 – Montenegro/RS – Workshow Hangar
Realização Arte Som Instrumentos Musicais
Local: Auditório Roberto Atayde Cardona
Rua Capitão Porfírio, S/N – Centro
Horário: 19:30hs
Ingressos: R$ 20,00
Ingressos pelo fone 55 3632-4704 ou na Arte Som – Rua Capitão Cruz, 2269
[see flyer]

MAY.19.2011 – Journey with Deen Castronovo on drums for the first time in Brazil

As soon as I discovered that Journey would be playing in Brazil, I knew it would be a great opportunity to meet the incomparable Deen Castronovo, my biggest influence. All of those who follow my work know how important he was and always will be when it comes to my drumming. First and foremost I have to thank Garrison – he is one of those people who, like Madonna, is known by his first name alone – and Juels Thomas both of who work at DW´s artistic relations department. They were the ones who put me in touch with Journey´s production staff so that I could get in touch with Deen. Another sensational guy was Deen´s drum tech, Steven Toomey. He was extremely kind and courteous allowing for one of the most awesome nights of my life.

When I arrived at the venue, I got my tickets and headed for the left side of the stage as Steve had directed in his email. As soon as he saw me, he took me backstage and said that Deen was on his way. At that moment I wondered how my first meeting with the guy who had changed my drumming would turn out. Steve told me that he and Deen had seen some videos of my new DVD on the internet that afternoon and that Deen had been very impressed. I got somewhat apprehensive, after all that was some compliment! And then Deen arrived and bowed – I could hardly believe that! I immediately bowed before him and told him that everything I did had been largely inspired by him. He smiled and gave me a big welcome hug. At that point I realized it would be a great evening.

The guy was exactly as I had imagined – he has a great heart and is one of those people you can talk to for hours on end and it still never seems enough. We headed for the catering service and I started getting out my CDs and magazines for him to autograph. He was amazed at the quantity of material I had. Deen wasn´t aware that he had been on the cover of Brazilian Modern Drummer and I took the opportunity to show him that in the same issue there was a comment of mine saying how much he had influenced my life. Every time I said something like that, he thanked me for my kindness. Can you believe that such an idol exists? I also showed him a write up in an American Modern Drummer issue where I mention that five of my favorite ten records had been recorded by him. Once again he thanked me and said he had never met anyone who had so much material on him.

We spent half an hour commenting the interviews and albums he was autographing. He told me that on the same afternoon he recorded Tony MacAlpine´s album “Premonition”, he also recorded the Deep Purple tribute album “Smoke On The Water”. The guy really is out of this world. In both albums you hear totally different approaches, but with similar sonorities. Talk about genius!

I also had the opportunity of presenting him with T shirts, Hangar CDs, my two DVDs, my biography and a picture with photos of all the phases of his life. One of pages of my biography contains a reproduction of this picture and I read him a passage that says the following, “I think it´s impossible to reach Deen Castronovo´s level. The things he did 20 years ago are amazing. He has always been ahead of his time”. At that moment he couldn´t restrain himself any longer and was deeply touched – I couldn´t believe it! It was really fantastic to have registered the moment when he raises his hand to his eyes while I´m holding my biography. That night went down in history as one of the most moving of my life. I had met the person who had changed the way I played the drums and he had been extremely courteous and had treated me like any fan would have wanted to be treated by their idol.

It was time for Journey´s gig and he asked me if there was anything he could do to thank me. I said I wanted a pair of drumsticks and wanted to watch the gig from the stage. He readily said that Steve would handle that and invited me to have lunch with them the following day.

Commenting on Deen´s performance would be redundant since he was very inspired that evening. He played and sang fantastically! It was amazing to watch him play all those phrases that have influenced 99% of drummers currently active in the heavy metal market, be it through his music or through the music of those he has influenced. During lunch the next day Neal Schon stated an undeniable fact: he said that Deen had revolutionized double bass drumming and I totally agreed with him.

The set list was filled with the band´s greatest hits such as “Separate Ways” which opens the gig, “Ask The Lonely” (of which Hangar did a cover for the album “Last Time Was Just The Beginning”), “Open Arms”, “Be Good To Yourself”, “Faithfully” and “”Don´t Stop Believing” – on these last two singer Arnel Pineda outdid himself. To say the truth, all of the band´s songs have beautiful vocal lines but singing these two one after the other and almost at the end of the gig is not for just anyone. Deen could still exhibit all of his talent on vocals singing “Keep On Running” and “Mother Father” in extremely high keys, virtually playing solos on the drums in certain parts of the second song. He also did backing vocals on most of the songs. The venue was crowded and I´m sure all fans left extremely satisfied.

During lunch the following day he told me several stories about recording with both virtuoso guitarists and Ozzy Osbourne as well as something I will never forget. He said that when he left Ozzy´s band he was really depressed and that Journey´s music that lifted him up. That is why he is really grateful to God for being able to do what the loves the most in life which is playing the drums.

Thank you, Deen! Besides being my biggest hero, you proved that I always idolized the right person, a real musician. I love everything you did and everything you still will do for music.

To see more pictures, click here!

MAY.12.2011 – Hangar at the double in Presidente Prudente/SP
See the services below:

PRESIDENTE PRUDENTE/SP
Show Hangar
Venue: Palco externo
People Park
Avenue 14 de setembro, s/n
Horary: 10:30pm

More informations: http://www.cultura.sp.gov.br/StaticFiles/SEC/HotSite/
ViradaCultural2010/index.htm

[see image]

WORKSHOW “HANGAR” IN PRUDENTE
Day: may 15 to 06:00pm.
Venue: Teatro Municipal de Presidente Prudente
Overture: Northon Vanali (Gretsch Brasil)
Tickets will be to sell in SONOTEC
Anticipated R$ 20,00
In hour R$ 25,00
Realization: Programa STAGE DIVING (20 anos)

MAY.08.2011 – Hangar Show in Presidente Prudente/SP
Show services:
PRESIDENTE PRUDENTE/SP
Show Hangar
Venue: Palco externo
People Park
Avenue 14 de setembro, s/n
Horary: 10:30pm

More informations: http://www.cultura.sp.gov.br/StaticFiles/SEC/HotSite/
ViradaCultural2010/index.htm

APR.27.2011 – Workshop of Hangar in Presidente Prudente/SP.

SONOTEC (40 years) presents:
WORKSHOW “HANGAR” IN PRUDENTE
Day: may 15 to 06:00pm.
Venue: Teatro Municipal de Presidente Prudente
Overture: Northon Vanali (Gretsch Brasil)
Tickets will be to sell in SONOTEC
Anticipated R$ 20,00
In hour R$ 25,00
Realization: Programa STAGE DIVING (20 anos)

APR.25.2011 – DREAM THEATER Get All Reality TV On Fans; Announce Drummer Finalists
DREAM THEATER has posted a video on their Facebook page. In the video, the band discusses what emotions they felt when drummer Mike Portnoy announced he left the band for Avenged Sevenfold last year. The video also reveals the finalist drummers that are ‘competing reality tv style’ for a chance to win the coveted prize of Dream Theater drummer.

Drummers competing are Thomas Lang, Aquiles Priester, Virgil Donati, Mike Mangini, Marco Minneman, Derek Roddy, and Peter Wildoer.

If you’d like to watch the official video, click here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yljVzWLlNa0

APR.22.2011 – Lecture biography Aquiles Octopus Priester in Uberlandia
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APR.22.2011 – Aquiles Priester at Modern Drummer Festival USA.
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Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester is among the most fascinating and talked-about extreme metal musicians on the planet. Priester first came to prominence with the heavy metal band Hangar, with which he’s recorded several albums. In 2001 he joined Angra, the most popular melodic metal group in Brazil. His appearance on the band’s albums Rebirth (2001), Hunters And Prey (2002), Live In São Paulo (2002), Temple Of Shadows (2004), and Aurora Consurgens (2006) resulted in many poll wins for the drummer, and his reputation began to spread internationally.

Beyond his blinding performances on record and on stage, Priester has been very visible in conducting drum clinics at home in Brazil, as well as in Europe and Asia. In 2004 he released his first instructional DVD, Inside My Drums, and in 2006 founded the instrumental rock band Freakeys. He’s also penned an instructional book focusing on his advanced double bass technique, Inside My PsychoBook: 100 Double Bass Patterns, and produced a second DVD, The Infallible Reason Of My Freak Drumming. Aquiles was featured in the November 2010 issue of Modern Drummer. This is his first MD Fest appearance.

http://moderndrummerfestival.net/site/

APR.03.2011 – Workshow unmissable the Hangar in Bebedouro-SP
05/13 – Bebedouro/SP – Hangar Band Workshow
Venue: Teatro Municipal de Bebedouro
São João Street, 406
Horary: 19h00
Ingressos antecipados na Arena do Rock e Casa Rádio – R$20,00 antecipado – R$25,00 na hora
Infos: (17) 9708.6725
Support: Celib Curso de Inglês, Restaurante Casarão, Hotel Rio Branco e Prefeitura de Bebedouro
[see flyer]

APR.03.2011 – The Infallible Tour 2011 arrives in Rio de Janeiro

05/07 – RIO DE JANEIRO/RJ – Hangar Show
Venue: Lona Cultural Elza Osbourne
Rio do A Road, 220 – Campo Grande
Horary: a partir das 19hs
Tickets: R$ 25,00 – Antecipado (Todos pagam meia entrada), R$ 50,00
Na Hora (Somente estudantes pagam meia entrada)

Postos de venda:Lojas Disconildo em Campo Grande, Caxias – Mega Disconildo e Caxias – Loja
Sea Cult do West Shopping, Passeio Shopping e Av Cesário de Melo – Galeria ao lado da antiga Telemar
Infos: 9338-6618, 7840-4793, 7870-0045 e 8231-7838
[see flyer]

MAR.30.2011 – Special issue of Modern Drummer Brazil is unmissable.

MAR.27.2011 – Hangar in Uberlândia/MG

04/16 – UBERLÂNDIA/MG – Hangar Show
Venue: COLISEU HALL
Horary: 10:00pm
Sell point: SILVA SPORT’S (Terminal Central) e LOJA PÃDORA (Rua Tenente Virmondes, 507, Centro, Uberlândia) 3214-3512
[see flyer]

MAR.26.2011 – Aquiles Priester will attend the event “Performance is Everything Party.”
Aquiles Priester is going to play at “Performance is Everything Party” in Frankfurt, Germany, during the MusikMesse Fair 2011. The event is hosted by Mapex. Vera Figueiredo is going to play as well.

Read the complete news below:

Introduction

Since its inception in 2007, the bi-annual “Performance Is Everything” Party hosted by Mapex has become an unmissable highlight of Musikmesse. Building on the success of previous years, PIE Party 2011 boasts an unrivalled diversity of artists – each of whom represents the cream of modern drumming – performing at this exciting event, a dazzling showcase which transcends genre and style. Come and indulge your shared passion for drums and music; leave with an unforgettable beat that resonates long after the show has ended. To Mapex, Performance Is Everything.

The Performers (in order of appearance)

Aquiles Priester

A titan of the progressive metal scene, Aquiles’s blistering double bass virtuosity and high-octane licks have powered the blockbusting anthems of Hangar and Angra, among other projects (including his solo DVD The Infallible Reason Of My Freak Drumming, released during Winter NAMM 2011 to universal acclaim). In 2010, Modern Drummers readers poll nominated Aquiles in two categories: Best Educational DVD (for The Infallible Reason Of My Freak Drumming), and Best Progressive Metal Drummer (alongside other luminaries such as Mike Portnoy and Neil Peart). Earlier this year Aquiles celebrated his 10th consecutive year of being elected Best Brazilian Heavy Metal Drummer by the readers of Roadie Crew magazine. Aquiles will make his debut on the main stage of the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival on May 21st in New Jersey.

To know more about Aquiles Priester, please go to
http://www.aquilespriester.com/
http://www.mapexdrums.com/artists/brazil/bio_priester.html

Claus Hessler

A clinician and educator of global repute, Claus is widely acknowledged to be the legitimate successor to the legendary Jim Chapin. An ardent advocate of open-handed playing and the creative freedom that follows from adopting this approach, Claus authored Open Handed Playing Vol I in collaboration with Dom Famularo (foreword by Billy Cobham), with the second volume slated for release in spring 2011. His playing is characterized by jaw-dropping ambidexterity, independence, and multi-layered ostinato patterns.

To know more about Claus Hessler, please go to
http://www.claushessler.de/
http://www.mapexdrums.com/artists/germany/bio_Claushessler.html

Vera Figueiredo

The reigning queen of modern samba, Vera has enchanted and captivated audiences with her command of her native Brazilian rhythmic idioms: her playalong instructional book and double CD package Vera Cruz Island – Brazilian Rhythms For Drumset (based on her album Vera Cruz Island, co-written by Daniel Oliveira, and published by Hudson Music) is a masterful treatise on applying these to the drumset. Impassioned, infectious grooves delivered with flair are established traits of this artist, evoking beautiful landscapes and the lush rainforests of her homeland.

To know more about Vera Figueiredo, please go to http://www.verafigueiredo.com.br/

Thomas Heinz

This talented young winner of Drummer Of Tomorrow 2008 is rapidly emerging as a rising star, and is gradually being recognized as being one of the most distinctive voices of the next generation of drumming talent: fresh, dynamic, and full of personality.

Damien Schmitt

Upon being introduced, jazz and fusion legend Jean Luc Ponty hired Damien on the spot after witnessing the drummer’s impressive technique, feel, and creativity. In addition to his regular touring and recording schedule, Damien’s unorthodox and boundless musical imagination has led to him being in constant demand for clinics and festival appearances, both as a solo and ensemble player.

24.MAR.2011 – Aquiles Priester participa de sessão de autógrafos no estande da Paiste na Musik Messe.

Para ver a notícia completa clique aqui:
http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=39&newsid=990

MAR.24.2011 – Aquiles Priester video in the history of Paiste.

The DVD The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming is disclosed in official video that tells the story of Paiste.

To see the video click the link: http://www.rogstalkindrumz.com

MAR.24.2011 – Aquiles Priester participates in book signing at the booth of Paiste Musik Messe.
To see complete news click here:
http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=39&newsid=990

MAR.21.2011 – Unmissable!!! Hangar in Itumbiara!!!
On April 13 the Hangar is the first time in a workshop Itumbiara/GO.

04/13 – Itumbiara/GO – Workshow Hangar
Venue: Auditório Principal da Ulbra
Horary: 19h00
Infos: Hiury Garcia – (64) 9289-9682 – Elias Ferreira – (64)9235-2845
Josias Franco – (64) 9221-1028
[see flyer]

18.MAR.2011 – Aquiles Priester and Vera Figueiredo touch the Musik Messe 2011 in an event of Mapex International.
http://twitpic.com/4aob2l

MAR.17.2011 – Aquiles Priester is honored on the international site Paiste.
Aquiles Priester was elected for 10 consecutive years the best heavy metal drummer from Brazil and receives tribute at the official site of the cymbals Paiste.
To see the news, click the link below:
http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=39&newsid=983

MAR.16.2011 – Hangar Day Pics
See pics of Hangar Day, click here.

MAR.16.2011 – Aquiles Priester Biography Octopus and pocket Hangar Show has featured in O Estado do Paraná [only portuguese]
See news here.

MAR.13.2011 – The Best of 2010 for the readers of Roadie Crew Magazine.

Aquiles Priester has being elected for 10 years in the row as a best heavy metal drummer in the readers poll of Roadie Crew Magazine. Fábio Laguna is elected the best keyboard player of 2010 as well and he go the biggest percentage of all the votation! Check this out!

Band
6° – Hangar

Vocalist
6° – Humberto Sobrinho

Guitarrist
10° – Eduardo Martinez

Bassist
8° – Nando Mello

Drummer
1° – Aquiles Priester

Keyboardist
1° – Fábio Laguna

National Show (Brazil)
5° – Hangar

MAR.12.2011 – Workshop Aquiles Priester
03/23 – Brusque/SC – Workshop Aquiles Priester
Local: Grau Casa de Eventos
Horary: 07:30pm
Antecipated tickets in VKings Store – (55 47) 3355.5948
[flyer]

MAR.12.2011 – Aquiles Priester launches autobiography in Porto Alegre.
Leia o artigo sobre Aquiles Priester no Jornal Zero Hora.

MAR.01.2011 – Infallible – Special Limited Edition
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HANGAR
Infallible – Special Limited Edition

Humberto Sobrinho – vocals
Eduardo Martinez – guitar
Fábio Laguna – keyboard
Nando Mello – bass
Aquiles Priester – drums and percussion

The album Infallible, released by Hangar in 2009, became a great success among both the public and the critics due to the quality of the work developed by the band, who has been promoting the album by means of “The Infallible Tour” since the beginning of 2010.

And now the perfectionism and diligence that the musicians have invested in this album are once again available to the public in an extended version: a new edition of Infallible hits the stores accompanied by a DVD that contains vast and assorted material such as the video clip recorded by the band for the track “Dreaming of Black Waves” and its making of, plus videos of the first gigs of “The Infallible Tour”, interviews with the band members, the making of the album recordings and a photo gallery.

Furthermore, the audio CD includes a bonus track, “Like a Wind in the Sky”, that had only been released in Japan.

This all comes to prove that Infallible is a dead-on, direct, varied and competent album as defined by both fans and critics.

Antonio Carlos Monteiro
Journalist and music critic

FEB.25.2011 – Special Thanks to the Fans!
Hello Guys, we want to thank from Hangar for all the warmth you gave us in the cities of Ribeirão Preto / SP, Londrina, Goiânia/GO, Annapolis, Goiás, Timbo/SC, Itajaí/SC. We had a wonderful week and we have it all to YOU!

Aquiles, Mello, Fábio, Martinez and Humberto.

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25.FEV.2011 – Hangar is news in the media of the cities where she performs workshows or concerts.

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FEB.18.2011 – Hangar agenda dois Pockets Shows nas FNACs de Curitiba e Porto Alegre.
03/15 – Curitiba/PR
Lançamento da Biografia Aquiles Polvo Priester
& Pocket show com autógrafos da Banda Hangar
Horário: 19h30 – Entrada FRANCA
FNAC Curitiba
Rua Prof. Pedro Viriato Parigot de Souza, 600 – Barigui – Curitiba (PR)
Informações: (41) 2141-2000

03/18 – Porto Alegre/RS
Lançamento da Biografia Aquiles Polvo Priester
& Pocket show com autógrafos da Banda Hangar
Horário: 19h30 – Entrada FRANCA
FNAC Porto Alegre
Barra Shopping Sul – Av. Diário de Notícias, 300, Entrada G, Nível Jockey, Cristal – Porto Alegre (RS)
Informações: (51) 3396-2000

FEB.15.2011 – Hangar is featured in the media of Parana. [only portuguese]
See on links below:

http://oestadopr.pron.com.br/almanaque/noticias/319/?noticia=
aquiles-priester-vem-ao-
parana

http://www.jornaldelondrina.com.br/edicaododia/conteudo.phtml?
id=1096855&tit=banda-hangar-realiza-workshow-de-heavy-metal

FEB.12.2011 – New Shirts Aquiles Priester 2011
Over the next workshows and concerts from Hangar you will find the new jersey of Aquiles Priester.
The next dates are:
02/14 – Ribeirão Preto / SP
02/15 – Londrina / PR
02/16 – Goiânia / GO
02/17 – Annapolis / GO
02/19 – Timbo / SC
02/20 – Itajai / SC
More details on the dates you MEET the event section of the site

See the layout below:

FEV.08.2011 – Modern Drummer Festival 2011

Enjoy some of the highlights of this year’s Winter NAMM.

FEV.04.2011 – 2011 Winter Namm Paiste Photo Galley
Enjoy some of the highlights of this year’s Winter NAMM.
Check this out:
http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=39&newsid=963

JAN.29.2011 – Hangar is featured in the blog of the newspaper “O Estadão”
In a country with little traditional rocker, and even less in heavy metal bands need to turn around if they want to happen. That is why the Hangar “invented” the workshow to circumvent the lack of support and even the public. Read the full article at the link below.

O Estadão article

JAN.28.2011 – Hangar announces new dates for the 2011 Tour Infallible
Soon the band will disseminate information workshow Goiania on 02/16 to be held by the store Musical Harmony.

The Infallible Tour 2011

02/14 – Ribeirão Preto/SP – Workshow Hangar
Local: Guitar Music
Horário: 07:00pm
Local: Rua Couto Magalhães, 322 – Alto da Boa Vista
Próximo à saída do Ribeirão Shopping
Ingressos antecipados: R$20,00
Informações: (16) 3931.4898 e (16) 3967.2422

02/15 – Londrina/PR – Workshow Hangar
Local: Hotel Sumatra
Horário: 07:30pm
Rua: Senador Souza Naves, 803
Ingresso antecipado: R$20,00 – R$30,00 no local
Infomações: Loja Sonkey (43)3377.6800 – sonkey@sonkey.com.br
www.sonkey.com.br

02/17 – Anápolis/GO – Workshow Hangar
Local: Sesc
Horário: 07:30pm
Endereço: Avenida Santos Dumond esquina com Zeca Louza
Bairro Jundiaí
Ingressos antecipados na Harmonia Musical Anápolis: R$15,00 (antecipado) e R$20,00 (no local)
Informações Harmonia Musical Anápolis: (62)3321.5163

02/19 – Timbó/SC – Workshops Aquiles Priester
Participação Especial de Nando Mello
Horário: 03:00pm
II Encontro de Bateristas de Timbó/SC
Local: Salão de Festas do Jardim Botânico
Informações (47) 3382-4171 e (47) 3382-4170

02/19 – Timbó/SC – Show Hangar
II Cultura Rock
Salão de Festas do Jardim Botânico
Horário: 11:00pm
Informações (47) 3382-4171 e (47) 3382-4170

02/20 – Itajaí/SC – Show Hangar
Teatro Municipal de Itajaí
Horário: 08:00pm
Rua Gregório Chaves, 111
Abertura: Banda Christmess
Ingressos antecipados: R$20,00 na bilheteria do Teatro
Informações: (47) 3349-6447
Apoio: Prefeitura Municipal de Itajaí, Itajaí Tur Hotel e Fundação de Cultura.

JAN.27.2011 – Aquiles Priester & Eloy Casagrande – Having fun in Hollywood and Paiste Day at MI – Los Angeles
From January 13th to January 20th, Eloy and I were in the USA to take part of the Namm Show and Paiste Day that were held at the renowned Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. The event itself was sensational and besides demonstrating new cymbals and a raffle of two Paiste prototypes, Eloy and I did a workshop. Together we played the final solo which lasted almost 9 minutes. We received a standing ovation and also counted with the more than distinguished presence of Thomas Lang with whom we had had lunch the previous day and had also spent the afternoon at his home studio where we had a great time.

Besides Eloy and I, Rodrigo of Urban Boards was also present. He is currently developing a signature sneaker for Thomas. I can state that besides being one of the most awesome drummers in the history of music, Thomas has a great heart and is an excellent person. Thank you very much for the great moments we had together, Thomas. The previous week we attended the Namm Show – you can check out some pictures on our site – and we also had the opportunity to do some sightseeing plus two days rehearsing at SIR Rental Studio in LA where the guys from Maroon 5 were also rehearsing. We spent little over a week away from Brazil and had a great time.

Special thanks to all of Paiste, Mapex, Gibraltar, DW Pedals, Pro-Mark, Evans, LP and Musicians Institute.

Aquiles Priester & Eloy Casagrande – Having fun in Hollywood

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Aquiles Priester at Amoeba Music in L.A Aquiles Priester, Eloy Casagrande, Wayne Wilburn & Alex Gonzalex Eloy Casagrande, Thomas Lang & Aquiles Priester Rodrigo de Castilhos & Thomas Lang
SIR Studio Instrument Rentals 1 SIR Studio Instrument Rentals 2 SIR Studio Instrument Rentals 3 SIR Studio Instrument Rentals 4
SIR Studio Instrument Rentals 5 SIR Studio Instrument Rentals 6 Thomas Lang & Aquiles Priester 1 Thomas Lang & Aquiles Priester 2
Thomas Lang & Aquiles Priester sharing a joke Thomas Lang & Eloy Casagrande Thomas Lang & Elóy Casgrande

Aquiles Priester & Eloy Casagrande – Paiste Day

Photos by Tim Shahady – Paiste USA

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Aquiles Priester & Thomas Lang after the clinic at MI Aquiles Priester, Thomas Lang, Ed Clift & Eloy Casagrande after the clinic at MI Paiste Day 1 Paiste Day 2
Paiste Day 3 Paiste Day 5 Paiste Day 6 Paiste Day 7

JAN.27.2011 – Master Class in Bebedouro/SP

On 25/01, Aquiles Priester was teaching a Master Class 3 hours in Bebedouro/SP.

JAN.25.2011 – The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming is already available at Mel Bay Publications EUA.
The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming, the new Aquiles Priester’s DVD, is already available at Mel Bay Publications website.

Now it’s very easy to get your copy!!! Check this out:

http://www.melbay.com/product.asp?productid=22150DVD

JAN.20.2011 – VERSOVER SHOW AND AQUILES PRIESTER MASTERCLASS
Drummer Aquiles Priester will make day Masterclass 25/01/11 and VersOver show with the band on 26/01/11. Check more information below.


See the flyer’s Show with VersOver [poster]

JAN.20.2011 – Aquiles Priester at Namm Show 2011
Check this out!!! Some pictures from Namm Show 2011.

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Aquiles Priester and NDugu Chancler’s Drum Kit Aquiles Priester and Neil Peart’s Drum Kit Aquiles Priester, Dave Lombardo, John Dolmayan & Jeremy Spencer Aquiles Priester, Erik Paiste & Eloy Casagrande
Aquiles Priester, John Jr Robinson, Kelly Paiste & Eloy Casagrande Aquiles Priester, Otto Choi, Randy Black & Eloy Casagrande Aquiles Priester, Tim Sahady, Nathaniel Townsley Aquiles Priester e Chris Pennie
Aquiles Priester at Pro Mark booth 1 Aquiles Priester at Pro Mark booth 2 Collin Hartmann, Aquiles Priester & Jeff M. Ponte – Mel Bay Publications Edu Cominato, Wayne Wilburn & Aquiles Priester
Eloy Casagrande & Aquiles Priester Eloy Casagrande, Aquiles Priester, Jonathan Moffet, Wayne Wilburn, Andrew Shreve Lux & Aquiles Priester Aquiles Priester at Mel Bay booth 1
Aquiles Priester at Mel Bay booth 1 NDugu Chancler’s Drum Kit Neil Peart’s Drum Kit Poster Namm Show 2011
Roberto Sallaberry, Aquiles Priester, Jr. Vargas, Eloy Casagrande & Mochila Taige Lu, Aquiles Priester & Otto Choi Wayne Wilburn & Eloy Casagrande

JAN.13.2011 – Hangar releases new band workshows.
The Hangar workshows unveils new dates in Londrina and Ribeirão Preto. In these events all members participate and talk about their instruments and techniques used by them, plus a pocket show with the band at the end of workshow.

02/14 – Ribeirão Preto/SP
Venue: Guitar Music
Horary: 07:00pm
Adress: Rua Couto Magalhães, 322 – Alto da Boa Vista
Próximo à saída do Ribeirão Shopping
Ingressos antecipados: R$20,00
infos: 55 (16) 3931.4898 e (16) 3967.2422
[see flyer]

02/15 – Londrina/PR
Venue: Hotel Sumatra
Horary: 07:00pm
Adrass: Rua Senador Souza Naves, 803
Ingresso antecipado: R$20,00 – R$30,00 no local
Infos: Loja Sonkey 55 (43)3377.6800 – sonkey@sonkey.com.br
www.sonkey.com.br
[see flyer]

JAN.13.2011 – Aquiles Priester autograph session with Dave Lombardo and Charlie Benante
2011 Winter NAMM Paiste Artist autograph schedule announced.
We are proud to announce our 2011 Winter NAMM artist autograph schedule. Be sure to drop by booth # 3270 in Hall D to meet some of todays most popular and in-demand drummers in the music scene.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH @ 3 P.M.

AQUILES PRIESTER # HANGAR
CHARLIE BENANTE # ANTHRAX
DAVE LOMBARDO # SLAYER
JEREMY SPENCER # FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
JOHN DOLMAYAN # SYSTEM OF A DOWN

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH @ 1 P.M.

ABE LABORIEL JR. # SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY
JOHN “JR” ROBINSON # SESSION GREAT
LENNY CASTRO # LOPEZ TONIGHT
ROBIN DIMAGGIO # LOPEZ TONIGHT

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH @ 4 P.M.

DEAN BUTTERWORTH # GOOD CHARLOTTE
FRANKLIN VANDERBILT # LENNY KRAVITZ
JASON SUTTER # CHRIS CORNELL
THE PSM # GORILLAZ SOUND SYSTEM
BRIAN TICHY # WHITESNAKE

http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=39&newsid=958

JAN.13.2011 – Aquiles Priester and Eloy Casagrande participate in the Paiste Day L.A.
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Paiste America invites you to PAISTE DAY LA on January 19th to try out our newest releases. With the introduction of several new models, drummers will get the chance to play the newest cymbals on the market. There will be several Paiste artists on hand to discuss the new sounds and demo cymbals. There will have plenty of giveways, door prizes and two prototype cymbals will be raffled off.

The event will culminate with a rare performance by two of Brazil’s top drummers, Eloy Casagrande and Aquiles Priester.

Aquiles Priester has become the face of Brazillian rock drumming. With his long a varied career he has taken the world by storm. Playing with several bands, most notably, Hangar and Angra, Aquiles has established his place among the top drummers in the world. With his new DVD “THE INFALLIBLE REASON OF MY FREAK DRUMMING” drummers around the world will be able to tap into the mind of one of the great talents behind the kit.

Eloy Casagrande was first brought to the attention of American drummers when, at age 14, he performed at the Modern Drummer Festival 2005. His ability to fuse the drums of Brazil and the power of rock music in a seamless way left the crowd in disbelief. Since that time Eloy has spent his time refining his talent playing with Andre Matos, the former singer of Angra.

In addition to the performances, Paiste will be holding a raffle for two prototype Paiste cymbals and a NAMM badge for the 2012 trade show. There will be several other giveaways on hand as well.

WHEN: JANUARY 19TH
WHERE: MUSICIANS INSTITUTE
1655 MCCADDEN PLACE
HOLLYWOOD, CA. 90028
323-462-1384

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2 – 5 P.M.: CYMBAL TESTING, MEET & GREET WITH SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS
5 – 6 P.M.: QUESTION & ANSWER SEMINAR WITH PAISTE STAFF & GUEST ARTISTS
7 – 9 P.M.: CLINIC WITH AQUILES & ELOY

http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=39&newsid=959

JAN.13.2011 – Aquiles Priester in Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2010 – USA
Aquiles Priester was nominated in the annual poll of Modern Drummer magazine in two categories, best prog drummer and best Educacional DVD.

See news below or access: www.moderndrummer.com/contest.php?id=800000084

This year we once again invite you to cast your vote in the world’s most important drumming event—the Modern Drummer Readers Poll.

As usual, we’re giving you the opportunity to vote for all the drummers who you feel deserve special recognition for their work over the past year or so—as well as for the educational materials that earned a permanent place on your bookshelf.

Longtime voters will notice that this year we’re suggesting nominees within each category. The modern music scene is incredibly complex, with drummers, artists, and bands often falling easily into a number of different styles. By providing you with the names of the players and educational products that struck the MD editors as being particularly noteworthy over the recent months, we’re making it easier than ever for you to vote for your favorite drummers, books, and DVDs in all the appropriate categories. Don’t worry—we’re still providing for write-in votes, so if you don’t see some names that you’d like to have recognized, by all means, type them in (25 character limit)!

Educational DVD:
The Big Picture by Keith Carlock
Great Hands For A Lifetime by Tommy Igoe
Groove Alchemy by Stanton Moore
The Infallible Reason Of My Freak Drumming by Aquiles Priester
Blast Beats Evolved by Derek Roddy

Prog:
Gavin Harrison
Neil Peart
Marco Minnemann
Mike Portnoy
Aquiles Priester

DEC.22.2010 – Message of Christmas and New Year!
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“I would like to thank you all for give us one of the best years in our musician life. 2010 was great, but 2011 will be better and for sure we gonna see each other soon. Merry Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”

Aquiles Priester

DEC.18.2010 – Paiste promotes Workshop with Aquiles Priester and Eloy Casagrande in Los Angeles.
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DEC.18.2010 – Paiste promotes Workshop with Aquiles Priester and Eloy Casagrande in Los Angeles.
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Aquiles Priester and Eloy Casagrande will perform at the renowned Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California.

The workshop will take place on January 19, 2011 and drummers will perform together showing Brazilian rhythms, solos and songs from their respective bands. Paiste Besides, the workshop has the support of businesses: Mapex, DW, PDP, Evans, LP, Pro-Mark and the Musicians Institute. After this international event, Achilles and Elóy will perform at some workshops in Brazil to show the result of this wonderful work.

DEC.15.2010 – Pocket acoustic show at the Hangar FNAC
The Hangar thanks everyone who attended release of official biography of Aquiles Priester at FNAC Paulista last December 7. It was truly a memorable evening. See some photos below.

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DEC.05.2010 – Pocket Show do Hangar on release of the Official Biography “De Fã à Ídolo”
Event with autographs and Hangar Pocket Show on release of Biography Aquiles Priester
Day 12/07/2010 – FNAC Paulista
From 07:30 to 10:00pm Infos 55 11 2123-2003

Click here for more details

NOV.30.2010 – Workshow com Aquiles Priester, Nando Mello e Eduardo Martinez
Day 12/16 – Centro de Cultura de Santo Angelo/RS
09:00pm. Tickets a R$15,00
Support Prefeitura Municipal de Santo Angelo
Infos 55 9101-6364
Special participation de Alex Finckler

click here to see more details

NOV.13.2010 – Extreme Makeover Promotion Gibraltar
Click the link below and see the video promotion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_8mtV8mQxY

NOV.10.2010 – Hangar at Festival Rock in the vein Ceilândia/DF.
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OCT.24.2010 – New photos added to the gallery Tattooed Fans
Check out the new pictures of tattooed fan clicking here.

OUT.19.2010 – Aquiles Priester at Modern Drummer USA
Check the pages below the exclusive interview of drummer Aquiles Priester magazine more important battery in the world: The Modern Drummer USA! Aquiles talks about the hard Hangar’s Infallible and also about his new DVD – The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming.

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SEP.17.2010 – Hangar Expomusic 2010 Event
The Hangar band publishes your event to Expomusic 2010.

Hangar Expomusic 2010 Event

Friday 09/24
Saturday 09/25
Sunday 09/26

SEP.17.2010 – Release of Aquiles Priester’s Biography “From Fan to Idol” book in Expomusic 2010. [only portuguese]
During the fair Expomusic 2010 the official biography of Aquiles Priester “From a fan idol” can be found at promotional price of R$ 30.00 only on the store shelves Snake Lady and the magazine Modern Drummer.

SEP.11.2010 – “From Fan to Idol”, the story of a rock musician in Brazil.

The book telling the story of drummer Aquiles Priester has just been released. “From Fan to Idol” narrates the musician’s whole story, from his birth in South Africa to his move to Brazil when he was 6 years old and showing his personal and artistic development which made him one of the main rock drummers of the planet, respected by important musicians such as Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater).

The book was written based on over 20 hours of interviews conceded by the musician to journalist Antonio Carlos Monteiro. With this material in hands, author Circe Brasil undertook the task of giving the book its final form. The book also includes hundreds of photos of different phases of Aquiles’ life and career.

“When the crowd applauds a gig frenetically, they have no idea what each member of the band went through to get where they did”, states author and consultant Roberto Shinyashiki in the introduction. Aquiles’ story wasn’t any different. The focus of the book is exactly the determination that transformed the boy who went through huge difficulties into the acclaimed musician he is today. So more than a simple narrative that recounts moments of happiness, sadness, doubt and fun lived by the musician. “From Fan To Idol” can be read as a self-help book not because it overflows with theory, but because it shows, as a matter of fact, that incessant determination and work are the secrets of success.

“From Fan to Idol” will be released by publishing house Anadarco, also responsible for the graphic project and layout.

Exclusive pre-order only site: www.baterastore.com.br
[only portuguese]

SEP.08.2010 – Thanks!!!
The Hangar would like to thank all the fans who attended the workshops and concerts that were held in August in the following cities: Joaçaba-SC, Curitiba-PR,-SC Indaial, Congonhas-MG, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Sao Luis-MA , Teresina-PI, Fortaleza, Natal-RN, Caruaru, Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, São Paulo, SP, Sorocaba-SP, Presidente Prudente, SP. Altogether there were 26 days that we were traveling and living unforgettable moments of our lives and career of the band. Soon to be released a new daily counting the many adventures we had in those days. Below are some photos that record those moments.

Aquiles, Mello, Fábio, Martinez e Humberto.

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SEP.08.2010 – New Photos Fan Tattooed
Added new fan photos tattooed. To see click here.

SEP.06.2010 – Official Announcement
The Hangar has been through this report that no longer participate in the concert band Tarot in São Paulo on June 15/09. The event promoter changed the address of house that held the show and the new location has space for both bands.
We regret what happened.
Banda Hangar

SEP.06.2010 – Aquiles Priester on OBaterista.com site [only portuguese]
Aquiles Priester gave an interview to the site www.obaterista.com minutes before the launch workshop of his DVD The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming at EM&T in Sao Paulo, on 08/26/2010.

To access the interview click here:
www.obaterista.com/papodebatera/papodebatera.htm

AUG.31.2010 – Master Class with Aquiles Priester in Sorocaba

Master Class with Aquiles Priester in Bateras Beat Sorocaba, in day 09/01, horary 07:00pm. See infos below.

AUG.18.2010 – New tour video of Hangar available

Click on link below and see the 3rd tour video of Infallible album around Brazil.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-rRDUGwvJo

AUG.18.2010 – The Infallible arrives cames in São Paulo

In day 15 september the Hangar band will show up together with the Tarot band in São Paulo.

Veja o flyer abaixo.

AUG.18.2010 – Hangar and Torture Squad in Stay Heavy Metal Stars 2010 Party

The Hangar band is an attractions of Stay Heavy Metal Stars that happens in day 17 september in Manifesto Bar from 10:00pm.

Tickets limited in Consulado do Rock and Manifesto Bar.
Infos: 55 11 3221.7933 and 55 11 3168.9595

AUG.12.2010 – Official Release of DVD The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming in São Paulo.

08/26 – São Paulo/SP – Aquiles Priester & Nando Mello Workshow

Lançamento do DVD – “The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming”
Local: EM&T – Jabaquara
Horário: 07:30pm
Endereço: Avenida Eng. George Corbisier, 100 – Bairro Jabaquara
Ingressos: Troca por 2kg de alimentos não perecíveis
Informações e reservas: (11) 5012.2777
Apoio: Evans, Gibraltar e Pro-Mark

AUG.12.2010 – The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming in
Modern Drummer Magazine.

Read the review below:

AUG.07.2010 – Confirmed Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello workshop in Fortaleza/CE

See the full infos below:
08/15/10 – Fortaleza/CE
LocaL: Acervo Imaginário Cultural na Rua José Avelino, próximo ao Centro Cultural Dragão do Mar
Horário: 17h30
Preço do Ingresso : R$ 15,00
Aluno Bateras Beat : R$ 12,00 (antecipado)
Vendas de Ingressos: Bateras Beat Fortaleza
Fone: 3081-8081
Rua : Joaquim Nabuco Nº 2326 – Aldeota
[see flyer]

JUL.27.2010 – New t-shirt layout and new dates in Nordeste/BR.
Published the exclusive t-shirt layout of Hangar band to tour at the Nordeste in august. Check also the new dates with workshop of Aquiles Priester in Natal and show of band in Recife.

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See the full event below:

08/19 – Natal/RN – Workshop Aquiles Priester
Local: Sgt. Peppers Ponta Negra
Horário: 19h00
Endereço: Avenida Roberto Freire, s/n, Alto da Ponta Negra
Informações: (84) 9117-8816
http://twitter.com/peppersnatal

08/22 – Recife/PE
Realização Blackout Discos
Telefone: (81) 3221.2091
Mais informações em breve

08/04 – Joaçaba/SC – Workshow Banda Hangar
08/05 – Curitiba/PR – Workshow Banda Hangar
08/06 – Indaial/SC – Festival River Rock
08/07 – Congonhas/MG – Workshow Banda Hangar
08/08 – Belo Horizonte/MG
08/12 – São Luís/MA
08/13 – Teresina/PI
08/14 – Fortaleza/CE
08/19 – Natal/RN – Workshop Aquiles Priester
08/20 – Natal/RN
08/21 – Caruaru/PE
08/22 – Recife/PE
08/26 – São Paulo/SP – Workshow Aquiles Priester & Nando Mello
08/27 – Sorocaba/SP (Hangar & André Matos)
08/28 – Presidente Prudente/SP

For more details visit the event section.

JUL.21.2010 – Hangar confirmed at River Rock Festival.
See the full agenda of Festival in site: www.riverrock.com.br/

08/06 – Indaial/SC – 12° River Rock Festival
Local: Motódromo
Horário: 21h30 (sem atraso)
INGRESSOS ANTECIPADOS:
INDAIAL: Posto Tupy (47) 3333-0415
BLUMENAU: BeBop Discos (47) 3322-5254
Brunetti da XV (47) 3322-4127 e do Shopping (47) 3326-1984
TIMBÓ: Taki’o Lanches (47) 3382-6106
POMERODE: Farmalan (47) 3387-1634
Mais informações: www.riverrock.com.br/

JUL.20.2010 – New dates of shows and workshops.
New dates of Hangar’s “The Infallible Tour” around the Brasil.

08/04 – Joaçaba/SC – Workshow Banda Hangar
Local: Teatro Alfredo Sigwalt
Horário: 20h00
Ingressos a R$ 20,00 na Calliari Musical
Informações: (49) 3522.3433

08/05 – Curitiba/PR – Workshow Banda Hangar
Local: Auditório Zero Db
Horário: 19h30
Endereço: Avenida Sete de Setembro, 3293
Informações: (41) 3027.2222

08/07 – Congonhas/MG – Workshow Banda Hangar
Local: Cine Teatro Leon
Horário: 19h00
Endereço: Rua Padre Antônio Corrêa – Centro
Ingressos antecipados R$20,00 na hora R$25,00
Pontos de venda em Congonhas:
Oficina de Arte, Solar Music e 3G Celulares
Pontos de venda em Ouro Branco:
Play Cursos de Música
Informações: (31) 9851.4398
[ver cartaz]

08/08 – Belo Horizonte/MG
Local: Hard Rock Café
Horário: 20h30
Endereço: Rua Senador Milton Campos, 155 – Nova Lima
Ingressos antecipados:
Patti Songs (31) 3222.6283 e Cogumelo Discos (31) 3224.0493
Informações: (31) 3224.0493

08/12 – São Luís/MA
Local: Batuque Brasil
Horário: 20h00
Endereço: Avenida Daniel La Touche, S/N – Cohama
Abertura: Bandas vencedoras da seletiva do Projeto Garage Full
Ingressos antecipados com desconto
Mad Rock Store – Rua do Passeio – Galeria La Ravardiere – Centro
Over All – Loja 1 Tropical Shopping – Bairro Renascença
Over All – Loja 2 Dal Plaza Center – Bairro Cohab
Over All – Loja 3 Arco Verde – Bairro Vinhais
Informações: vibeproducoes.slz@gmail.com
http://vibeproducoes-slz.blogspot.com

08/13 – Teresina/PI
Local: Bueiro do Rock
Horário: 22h00
Endereço: Avenida União, 2714
Ingressos: Moral Tattoo Street – Rua Coelho Rodrigues 1441, Centro
Ganesh – Rua 7 de Setembro,216 – Centro
Street Rock – Rua Elizeu Martins, 1267 – Centro

08/14 – Fortaleza/CE
Local: CearainRock na Praia do Futuro (Barraca Garota de Ipanema)
Horário: 19h00
Ingressos antecipados na Planet CDs
Rua Senador Pompeu, 834 – Centro – Galeria do Rock
Telefones: (85) 3253.3981 – 3253.3981
Loja TUF – Shopping Benfica
E pelo site: www.incartaz.com
[ver cartaz]

08/20 – Natal/RN
Local: Galpão 29
Horário: 22h00
Endereço: Rua Chile Ribeira
Informações: (84) 8825.2082

08/21 – Caruaru/PE
Local: Nova Music
Horário: A partir das 21h00
Endereço: Rua Frei Caneca,
Bairro Centro – Em frente à estação ferroviária.
Ingressos: R$15,00 antecipados e R$20,00 no local.
Ingressos serão limitados
Informações: (81) 9983.5719 – 9492.4182 – 3721.4273

08/26 – São Paulo/SP – Workshow Aquiles Priester & Nando Mello
Lançamento do DVD – “The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming”
Local: EM&T – Jabaquara
Horário: 19h30
Endereço: Avenida Eng. George Corbisier, 100 – Bairro Jabaquara
Ingressos: Troca por 2kg de alimentos não perecíveis
Informações e reservas: (11) 5012.2777

08/27 – Sorocaba/SP (Hangar & André Matos)
Local: Plaza Hall
Horário: 24h00
Endereço: Rua Cabreúva, 530 – Jardim Iguatemi
Horário: 24h00
Ingressos antecipados:
- A2 instrumentos musicais – R. Cel Cavalheiros, 338, Centro
- Gallery Rock – R. Francisco Scarpa, 281, Centro
- Radical Vest – Sorocaba Shopping
- Locadora Night and Day – Av. Barão de Tatuí, 1321 24h
- Music House – ao lado do CIC Santa Rosália
- Transa Som – Rua da Penha, Centro
Infoline: (15) 3014-9597 / (15) 3011-3323

08/28 – Presidente Prudente/SP
Local: Tenis Club
Horário: 21h00
Ingressos antecipados à venda na Sonotec
Informações: (18) 9105.6294 – Cesinha Crepaldi

JUL.20.2010 – Tour Report Infallible. [only portuguese]
Read the review of workshop that the Hangar band realized at São Luiz Goszaga city.
Click on link: www.roadtometal.blogspot.com/

JUL.15.2010 – Review of Aquiles Priester new DVD in italian site.
Check the review of The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming DVD in Italia. Click on link below:

www.unprogged.com/showthread.php?t=5445

JUL.14.2010 – Workshops in Casa Branca and Araraquara in São Paulo/SP.
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JUL.14.2010 – Hangar cover in Blitz Journal [only portuguese]
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JUL.06.2010 – Special homage to Aquiles Priester
Without trace of doubt a homage more than deserved.
Lucas Santos

JUL.06.2010 – Photos of São Luiz Gonzaga/RS and Catanduva/SP
The band Hangar thanks to all people that appears at the workshop in São Luiz Gonzaga/RS and at the show in Catanduva SESC.

Check the photos below:
Show

Workshop

JUL.01.2010 – New workshops dates
07/06 – Casa Branca/SP – Workshop Aquiles Priester + Nando Mello
Local: Cine Teatro Casa Branca
Horário: 20h00
Informações e Ingressos antecipados: (19) 9158.6353
*A Renda da bilheteria será doada para APAN (Associação Protetora dos Animais)
[ver poster]

07/07 – Araraquara/SP – Workshop Aquiles Priester + Nando Mello
Local: Teatro Wallace Leal Valentim Rodrigues
Horário: 19h30
Endereço: Avenida Espanha nº 835 ( entre ruas 03 e 04)
Entrada Gratuita
Informações: (16) 9233.4652
E-mail: betooliveiraproducoes@yahoo.com.br
Site: http://www.araraquararock.com.br

JUN.29.2010 – Infallible in Europe
Check the first reviews of Infallible album in Europe. Click on links below:

Note 6 to 7
hardharderheavy

Note 9 to 10
Strutterzine

JUN.26.2010 – Aquiles Priester’s birthday
Happybirthday Aquiles Priester, we wish you the better.
Hangar, Fans and friends.

JUN.23.2010 – One more show confirmed in São Paulo interior.
The Hangar will be showing in Catanduva/SP in 4 july day. For more infos check the link below or consult the event section in our site.

See the SESC programing

JUN.20.2010 – Pics Shows
See the pics of Floripanópolis/SC (06/12) and Curitiba/PR (06/18) shows.

Click in links below and see the pics:
Florianópolis | Curitiba

JUN.09.2010 – New dates of Hangar shows in june 2010
06/11 – Santo André/SP
Local: Sesc Santo André
Horário: 20h00
Rua Tamarutaca, 302
Vila Guiomar
Santo André – SP
Mapa de localização: www.sescsp.org.br/sesc/maps/37.cfm
Telefone: (11) 4469-1200
Fax: 11 4469-1202
E-mail: email@santoandre.sescsp.org.br

06/12 – Florianópolis/SC
Local: Celeiros Beer
Endereço: Biguaçu (Região da grande Florianópolis) BR 101 KM 198, n º 83 – Marginal Oeste, Biguaçu – SC
Horário: 10:00pm
Participação Especial: Brasil Papaya + Ivan Busic
Ingressos antecipados a R$ 20,00 e na hora R$ 25,00
Á venda na Roots Records do shopping ARS e na Mensageiro Musical
Informações: (48) 9612-5489 – (48) 9991-3897 – (48) 9932-1956

06/18 – Curitiba/PR
Local: Hangar Bar
Endereço: Rua Dr. Muricy, 1091
Ingressos antecipados na RexSom por R$10,00
Informações: (41) 3039-1770 / 8413-8995

06/19 – Joinville/SC
Local: Moinho
Horário: 11:00pm
Endereço: Rua São Paulo, 1701
Abertura: Banda Symmetrya
Ingressos antecipados R$ 20,00 na Rock Total – Na hora R$ 25,00
Informações: (47) 3422-2788

06/23 – Porto Alegre/RS – Workshop Aquiles Priester
Local: Escola de Música Tio Zequinha
Salão de Festas da Comunidade Concórdia
Endereço: Rua Coronel Lucas de Oliveira, 894
Informações e reservas: (51)3332.9531

06/24 – São Luiz Gonzaga/RS – Workshop Aquiles Priester + Banda Hangar
Local: AABB
Horário: 09:00pm
Endereço: General Portinho, 788
Abertura: Banda Excellence
Informações: (55) 8129.9233

06/25 – Passo Fundo/RS
Local: 540 Pub
Horário: 10:00pm
Endereço: Rua Independência, 540
Abertura: Tierramystica
Ingresso antecipado: R$20,00 – Na hora R$25,00
Lojas Madness e Revival
Posto Moron
Einstein Pré-Vestibular
Oustanding Curso de Inglês

JUN.09.2010 – Hangar Fan meets Gene Simmons, bass player from Kiss
André Monetti, great friend and fan of Hangar band meets his idol Gene Simmons and shows his Kiss tattoo collection.
Beyond Kiss’s tattoos, André also tattooed the PsychOctopus, that is symbol of drummer Aquiles Priester.

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Pics of André Monetti with Kiss band
Pics of André Monetti with the Aquiles’s tattoo

JUN.08.2010 – New diary video from Hangar Tour.
Since available the second part of diary video from Hangar band.

To see click on link below:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6cXcpuSfD4

MAY.29.2010 – New dates of “The Infallible Tour 2010/2011”
See below the new dates of Hangar band shows.

Shows contacts: contact@hangar.mus.br

12/06 – Florianópolis/SC
Local: Celeiros Beer
Endereço: Biguaçu (região da grande florianópolis) BR 101 KM 198, n º 83 – Marginal Oeste, Biguaçu – SC
Horário: 22h00
Participação Especial: Brasil Papaya
Ingressos antecipados a R$ 20,00 e na hora R$ 25,00
À venda na Roots Records do shopping ARS e na Mensageiro Musical
Informações: (48) 9612-5489 – (48) 9991-3897 – (48) 9932-1956

18/06 – Curitiba/PR
Local: Hangar Bar
Endereço: Rua Dr. Muricy, 1091
Imgressos antecipados na RexSom por R$10,00
Informações: (41) 3039-1770 / 8413-8995

MAY.25.2010 – Novo Diário – Início da Infallible Tour 2010.
The first video of Infallible tour is available in link below:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aaQ1lzE2GA&feature=related

MAY.10.2010 – New dates of The Infallible Tour 2010/2011” of Hangar band
Published new dates of The Infallible Tour, check below:

Contacts for shows: contact@hangar.mus.br

05/21 – Mococa/SP
Local: A Cachaçaria – www.acachacaria.com.br
Endereço: Rua Capitão José Gomes, nº 364
Fone: (19) 3665.7461
Horário: 21h30
Ingresso: R$ 20,00

05/22 – Caraguatatuba/SP
Hangar na Virada Cultural Paulista 2010
Horário: 22h30
Endereço: Avenida Arthur da Costa Filho, S/N

05/28 – Urussanga/SC – 1° Ventuno Metal Fest
Local: Ventuno Pub
Horário: 22h00
Endereço: Rodovia SC 446 – KM 15 – Linha Rio Maior
Informações: (48) 3465.3760 / 9127.4341 / 9959.5525
Imgressos Antecipados por R$20,00 na hora R$25,00
Urussanga: Posto BR e Bar de Pedra
Orleans: A Musical (48) 3466.0750
Coca do Sul: Bar do Bits
Criciúma: A Musical e Engeplus
Araranguá: Engeplus

05/29 – Tubarão/SC
Local: Hangar Eventos
Horário: 23h00
Ingressos antecipados: R$ 20,00 – Na hora: R$25,00
Abertura Banda Fibonacci
Ingressos antecipados:
Tubarão: Canário Café, Alemão Lanches e A Musical
Laguna: Mormaii
Imbituba: Panamericana Confecção e Calçados
Braço do Norte: Posto Leão do Trevo e Gloss Cosméticos
Criciúma: A Musical
Orleans: A Musical
Manhã de Autógrafos na loja A musical em Braço do Norte e à tarde na A Musical de Tubarão.
Informações: (48) 9606.3000 ou 9129.2500

06/11 – Santo André/SP
Local: Sesc Santo André
Horário: 20h00
Rua Tamarutaca, 302 – Vila Guiomar – Santo André – SP
Mapa de localização: www.sescsp.org.br/sesc/maps/37.cfm
Telefone: (11) 4469-1200
Fax: 11 4469-1202
E-mail: email@santoandre.sescsp.org.br

MAI.10.2010 – Infallible on Europe
In day 0528 the Infallible album of Hangar band will be released on Europe by the Mig Music Records. See below the official report of Mig Music site.

Welcome to Made In Germany Music!!!
Since 01 November 2009 there is a new label existing! In this creative center, which is located in the heart of Hannover, Hildesheimer Str., you will meet longstanding luminaries of the branch: Apart from Manfred Schuetz the former SPV staff people Wilfried Pinnau, Ecki Stieg, Elisabeth Richter and Tanja Michaelis.
MIG’s own record labels MIG, Fresh Fruit and String Commander will be concentrating on releasing international catalogues, as well as on new releases on a world wide basis.
Here are our releases for the months March until June 2010.

www.migmusic.de

Click here to see the official release of Infallible album on Europe.

APR.14.2010 – SET UP Aquiles Priester 2010!!!

Check the Aquiles Priester’s set up 2010, click here.

APR.12.2010 – Hangar/CD Release: Rock Brigade Magazine – number 264. [only portuguese]
Exclusive interview for Rock Brigade Magazine. Check out!!!

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APR.12.2010 – Class with Aquiles Priester on Drum Time on April 2010 Aquiles Priester will give classes on Drum Time on this mouth april 2010.

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APR.07.2010 – DVD The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming AVAILABLE NOW!!!

The DVD available on stores FREE NOTE, BATERA STORE and DIE HARD, to buy CLICK HERE.

RELEASE:
After the success of the DVD “Live In Concert – Inside My Drums”, released in 2004, drummer Aquiles Priester (Hangar) releases his second instructional video. Recorded at the Cantareira College studios in São Paulo on the 31st of October and 1st of November 2009 by production agency Old Jack, “The Infallible Reason Of My Freak Drumming” brings songs included in the last two Hangar albums (“The Reason Of Your Conviction” and “Infallible”), in the Freakeys project as well as drum solos. The material was recorded with six cameras in full HD system, thus allowing Aquiles’ performance to be shown in detail.

Besides the songs, “The Infallible Reason of My Freak Drumming” contains countless details which will be the joy of drummers, be they beginners or experienced. The video contains a series of exercises, executed both on the rubber pad as on the actual drum kit, such as paradiddles, one of Aquiles’ trademarks on the bass drums, exercises using both bass drums, tips about the basic position of hands when holding the drumsticks, initial positioning at the drum kit and a description of all the equipment used by him. Besides all the didactic material, there is also a revealing interview conducted by journalist Antonio Carlos Monteiro.

Perfect for drummers or even rock fans in general and Aquiles’ fans in particular, “The Infallible Reason of My Freak Drumming” promises to be a differential in what refers to instructional videos for drummers – the same way as Aquiles also is a differential when speaking of musicians who revolutionized the art of playing drums.

See here the teaser 1: video

See here the teaser 2: video

APR.07.2010 – Hangar discloses new album in Tubarão and Braço do Norte in Santa Catarina/Brazil.
The new album of Hangar, Infallible continues in full disclosure for all BraZil. In parallel Aquiles Priester makes particular classes for students of Tubarão city drummer, Éder Medeiros. Click and see the photo of classes.

ABR.07.2010 – NOTISUL Journal News [only portuguese]
Check on link below news of NOTISUL Journal:

NOTISUL JOURNAL

MAR.22.2010 – Hangar publishes the first dates of “The Infallible Tour 2010/2011”
The Hangar band publishes teh first dats of shows and workshops of “The Infallible tour 2010/2011″, begins in day 01 april 2010 in Porto Alegre/RS.

Contacts for shows: contact@hangar.mus.br

Hangar Agenda April 2010

04/01/2010 – Porto Alegre/RS
04/02/2010 – Ijuí/RS
04/04/2010 – Porto Alegre – Workshow Aquiles Priester
04/06/2010 – Porto Alegre – Workshop Fábio Laguna
04/10/2010 – Brusque/SC
04/17/2010 – Criciúma/SC
04/18/2010 – São José dos Pinhas/PR – Workshop Aquiles Priester

MAR.12.2010 – HANGAR FIGURES BETWEEN THE BEST OF 2009 ACCORDING TO THE READERS OF ROADIE CREW BRAZILIAN MAGAZINE.

BEST NACIONAL BAND:
5º RANK: Hangar

BEST NACIONAL VOCALIST:
4º RANK: Humberto Sobrinho (Hangar)

BEST NACIONAL BASS PLAYER:
8º RANK: Nando Mello (Hangar)

BEST NACIONAL DRUMMER:
1º RANK: Aquiles Priester (Hangar)

BEST NACIONAL KEYBOARDIST:
1º RANK: Fábio Laguna (Hangar)

BEST NACIONAL COVER:
2º RANK: Infallible (Hangar)

MAR.05.2010 – DVD The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming

The track list and content of Aquiles Priester´s new DVD has been disclosed. Recorded at Cantareira College studios in São Paulo in November 2009, “The Infallible Reason Of My Freak Drumming” has countless details among which a series of exercises executed both on the rubber pad and on the drums, double bass exercises, tips on basic position of hands when gripping the drumsticks, a description of all equipment used during the recording of the DVD plus a revealing interview conducted by journalist Antonio Carlos Monteiro.

The DVD will be available at stores at the beginning of April.

Click here and watch the new promo video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXrrqO-Lz3o

Tracks:
The Infallible Emperor (1956) – Hangar/Infallible
Colorblind – Hangar/Infallible
Gallamawhat?! – Freakeys/Freakeys
Some light to find my Way – Hangar/Infallible
PsychOctopus Solo
The Reason of your Conviction – Hangar/The Reason of your Conviction
Golden Bullet – Freakeys/Freakeys
Hastiness – Hangar/The Reason of your Conviction
A Miracle in my Life – Hangar/Infallible
One Cup, One Lighter, One Jack – Freakeys/Freakeys
Beetle Dance – Freakeys/Freakeys
Forgotten Pictures – Hangar/The Reason of your Conviction
Drum Solo
Symbolic – Death (Bonus Track)

Visit the official website: www.aquilespriester.com
www.myspace.com/aquilespriester

MAR.04.2010 – New playlist added
February playlist added, check in link.

MAR.04.2010 – Vinnie Moore Diary Tour 2010 – Insane Flights at Dawn!!!

It’s over!!! It’s over!!! What a shame. I miss it already…

I’m writing at Madri airport before boarding to São Paulo. I think this is the fourth or fifth time I pass through this very airport. Another airport we visited a lot was Milan airport due to connections.

After our day off in Cologne, Germany, we headed for Belgium by van and arrived there after about two hours. The venue was very cozy and in spite of all the snow outside there was a good heating system indoors and that cheered us up. The gig was one of the best of the whole tour and, in spite of all the snow falling in the region, more people than expected showed up. The owner of the pub said that people couldn’t even leave their houses due to past blizzards.

The following day we were going to play in London and left at 7am to arrive there at 5pm. In the course of this trip we even caught a ferry to get there. We only had time to drop off our luggage at the hotel and head out to set up the equipment and do a sound check. As the equipment was ours, the whole process took no more than an hour and a half, after which Vinnie conceded some interviews. That gave us some time to stroll close to the pub and buy some souvenirs. That was the only day when something like that was possible. At this gig we met Tristan, an extremely nice guy who takes care of Vinnie’s designs only because he is a huge fan. The following day we flew from London to Madrid and after another connection we arrived in Munich at 4pm. The crew had left London at 4am right after the gig to meet us at the Munich airport. This was the only way the band could sleep a little longer and the three guys of the crew took turns driving and sleeping. We left Munich airport and went straight to a pub in the city of Wetzlar. It was very cold and we had no time to warm up for this gig. After the gig was over and all the equipment loaded we arrived at the hotel at more or less 1am and slept until 5am when we got up and set out for Las Palmas, Spain. This time it was only the band and the sound technician, Martin. In other words, this was definitely going to be another nightmare since there’d be a local backline for all of us. To be on the safe side I always carry my DW 9000 double pedal, a closed hi-hat machine, two hi-hats and two Paiste splashes plus a Mega Cup Chime. These would save me if there wasn’t a decent ride available. We arrived at the end of the afternoon, left our things at the hotel and set off for the sound check. We were all exhausted due to the trip, but before the sound check the local promoter asked Vinnie to visit a fan. This boy was one of Vinnie’s biggest fans in Spain, but due to chemotherapy treatment wouldn’t be able to attend the gig and was completely desolated. With a huge smile on his face – and very willingly as usual – Vinnie didn’t think twice and took his guitar to jam with the boy. I thought his attitude was very worthy and this comes to show his concern as to his fans. Once again, his humane attitude took me by surprise.

This trip to Las Palmas was a nightmare for me in particular. As soon as I received my luggage still on the airport luggage conveyor – where all of my equipment was – I realized that all the straps and the extensor that rises so that the wheels can be used were all broken. I had to drag the damn bag around the airport because I couldn’t find a cart. People who saw me must have thought I was crazy because I was hugging my suitcase as if it were the most important thing in the world. Actually that was the only way I could carry it since it weighed almost 25 kilos. After all the hassle to set up a local drum set, I found time to buy another bag to transport my equipment the following day without looking like a madman at the airport.

The following day brought one more flight and one more local backline. We returned to Madrid and from there we set off to Bilbao in a van. Another 4 hour trip as usual… (laughter). At this point I already had a pillow I borrowed from some hotel so I could sleep whenever I had no place to lean against. This pillow was remembered various times when Vinnie introduced me at gigs. There are many bizarre stories… (laughter). Besides the pillow stories, he always told the public that all the energy I had for my drum solos was due to all the coffee I drank, always sweetened with tons of sugar. He’d kid, “If you are a drummer and want to play like this, drink coffee with lots of sugar… (laughter). At this point of the tour the pranks were getting closer to what I was used to… Dropping coins down each other’s pants, pushing around… In other words, I was already feeling at home and that was one of the best things of the tour: the camaraderie. Up until then these gigs in Spain had been the best in terms of public.

After Bilbao we went by plane to Frankfurt where we’d play in a little German city called Habach, at the Pub Village. During this gig something very bizarre happened. A guy right in front of the stage was dancing as if there was no tomorrow while Vinnie was playing loads of technical and virtuoso things on the guitar. Soon Mike noticed this and we began having a ball with the situation during the gig. The following day Mike danced like the guy looking like a crazy octopus (laughter).

When we checked out of the hotel at 5am it was freezing cold. We headed for Frankfurt airport where we caught a connection to Milan and from there on to Beirut. We spent the whole day in transit and only arrived in Beirut in the evening. We went straight to the pub to tackle the local equipment. For the first time in my life, I saw a drum set with three tom toms and one pedestal for each of them. In other words, impossible to set up. I did a quick fix and used a kit with two tom toms (10 and 12) and a floor tom (14) and coated drum heads. We didn’t even have time to eat dinner so when we were returning to the hotel, the gig contractor stopped in front of a restaurant, grabbed the menu and we ordered from the car to eat in the hotel lobby after a 20 minute shower. The traffic in Beirut is insane. They drive wherever they please, don’t stop at red lights, at pedestrian crossings or parking zones. In other words, a great PARTY!

We checked out of the hotel at 2:15am to catch a 4:05 flight from Beirut to Istanbul and then a 6:30 flight to Vienna. We arrived in Beirut in the evening and left the city at dawn, without seeing daylight. Isn’t that insane? We arrived in Vienna at 8:30am and there was Gabrielle (the guy of the damn fart) carrying a sign that said “Mr. Fart!” (laughter). After an hour and a half in a van we arrived at the hotel exhausted, but we had the whole day to sleep. Before going to bed I wanted to eat something and went for breakfast close to hotel at a place suggested by the receptionist. When I got there the place reminded me of a gas chamber. Everyone was smoking. I left the place swearing and people who passed me by on the street looked somewhat frightened. I slept until 6:30pm and then went to do the sound check. The way I woke up – with someone banging at the door – didn’t leave time for a shower. Shower? What’s that?

I didn’t even have time to enjoy the gig and it was already over. The lobby call was going to be at 4:30am and as I had slept all day I decided to check out my emails. Before leaving I took a shower so I wouldn’t forget what’s that’s like. Before the last two gigs in Greece, we stopped in Cermenate, Italy and played in a very cool pub with excellent sound and very captive public. I met Andrea, an Italian affiliated to my fan club and wearing my octopus T-shirt. Can you believe that? Awesome!!!

A few more hours by van and we arrived in Milan (again) and from there to Athens and on to Thessaloniki for the penultimate gig of the tour. We spent the whole day traveling and arrived at the end of the afternoon. We went to the hotel where I managed to sleep for 40 minutes and then off for the sound check. When we arrived, after the usual setbacks because of the local backline, we did the sound check and went for dinner next door to the pub. During this time span, Mike spilled Coca-Cola on the keyboard and some also fell on my new bag (NO!!!), but Vinnie quickly turned my bag over so that the liquid wouldn’t sink in. We were all set for the gig, got up on stage and Mike said, “Wait, the keyboards aren’t working.” We waited on stage for a while trying to solve the problem, but nothing happened. The gig took place without keyboards. It was frustrating. Mike got up on stage to sing the songs and left. If that had been the last gig of the tour…

Fortunately we still had a gig in Athens the following day and even though the backline was local, Mapex provided a great drum kit in accordance to the rider and everything was fantastic. Things went so well that they sent me Black Panther snare 14” X 5.0” that I’m taking back to Brazil. I’m thrilled with the projection of the snare. Now as to the gig, it really was the best in terms of the participation of the public. The venue was crowded and the public was almost invading the stage. Awesome!!! It was a great exchange of energy. The tour couldn’t have ended in a more positive manner. Backstage after the gig, we said goodbye to each other since all would be leaving the following day at different times.

To make a long story short, due to our great effort the tour was fantastic. That’s how tours in Europe are, a whirlwind. It has always been like this. In the whole, 19 flights in 11 days in a row!!! Besides being an insane number, the schedules were the worst possible. Anyway, it was worth it. It was awesome to live with these guys during this time. Martin, our sound technician, was always willing to help whenever possible and his sound was like a CD!!! Mike is your typical boisterous North-American, the kind who claps his hands when laughing, just like in the movies. He has an enormous heart and loves shooting the breeze. Lars, besides some insane tricks with the slaps on the bass during solos, is always very kind and polite, and before we began our meals he always said, “Enjoy your meal, guys!” Furthermore, he always liked talking about the details of the gigs, about our best grooves on given nights. Each time I did something different from the original song on the drums, he gave a sideways laugh like, “Cool, man!!!” As to Vinnie, I was already a great fan of his music, and as to the person, it was a big lesson. To live with him these days in various different situations was sensational. Even though the schedule was tough, this never hindered us as a band, for we were all enjoying each other’s company. I will never forget these guys and the tour. Besides having a great time, I fulfilled a big dream and that was playing with Vinnie.

Now we are going to prepare ourselves to begin the Hangar tour in Brazil. I miss playing with my friends Nando Mello, Eduardo Martinez, Fábio Laguna and Humberto Sobrinho. I want to thank them all for having encouraged me to do this tour with Vinnie Moore.

See you soon!!!

Take care,
Aquiles

Click here to see photos

FEV.23.2010 – “Dreaming of Black Waves in eminence in Brazilian MTV site.”
After the debut in Brazilian MTV in last day 02/13 on LAB BR Program, the video “Dreaming of Black Waves” passed to figure constantly list of most voted.

Check the list:
http://fluxmusic.mtv.uol.com.br/paradas/?SortOrder=rating:month

Vote in Hangar:
http://mtv.uol.com.br/top10/

FEV.20.2010 – Aquiles Priester and John Wackerman at Namm Drum Channel
See below a link with interview featuring Aquiles Priester and John Wackerman for Drum Channel at the Namm Show hosted by Terry Bozzio.

http://www.drumchannel.com/entertainment/John-Wackerman-and- Aquiles-Priester-with-Host-Terry-Bozzio-Rebroadcast-of-DC- LIVE-at-NAMM-2010-97373.aspx

FEV.15.2010 – Vinnie Moore Diary Tour 2010 – Carnival in Germany!!!


We traveled six hours by van from Salerno to play in Pisa, also located in Italy. As soon as the gig was over and all the equipment into the van, we went straight to Milan airport to catch a flight the next day at 10 am. We left Pisa at 4 am and I didn’t even have time to see the tower that doesn’t fall. It took us another sleepless six hours to get back. We caught a flight to Budapest and then a connection to Istanbul, Turkey. Lucky for us, the hotel was located on a busy avenue and the pub where we would play was right across the street. We dropped off our luggage in our rooms and half an hour later – without having slept properly for the third night in a row – we started the whole process of the tour’s first gig without our equipment, which was still in the van in Italy. As I had already expected, it was no easy accomplishment… But all of this had started a week before…

Mike Dimeo and I had met at Rome airport on the 1st of February where we were received by Gabrielle, who works with the company that was managing all of the gigs. We hardly knew what a nice guy he’d prove to be. As the days went by, we began finding out. Mike had already been extremely nice the first time we met him. He had already played with bands such as Riot, The Lizards, Masterplan, among others. He was very experienced as to tours in Europe, since he’d done several of them. As soon as we arrived at the hotel, we took a shower and went after something to eat. At the reception we were informed that Vinnie Moore was already at the hotel, but we decided not to call him since we thought he might be sleeping. We did the right thing. He called us later and the three of us went out to dinner. Right after dinner we discussed the repertory to define the order of the songs and then went to sleep. Vinnie was always very open to our ideas and this was an indication that it would be a very easy tour, even though the schedule would be very hectic.

The following day we had our first rehearsal where we met bass player Lars Lehmann – who plays with Uli Jon Roth – and UFO’s sound technician Martin Leisner, who is also German just like Lars. Both of them arrived at the rehearsal straight from the airport, already getting used to the tough schedule we’d have to face during the tour. After all the equipment was set up, we began rehearsing the repertory, playing each song two or three times already on the stage of a venue called Cross Roads, where our first gig would take place. During the first day we rehearsed for about five hours, not counting the setting up of the equipment. Later we had dinner at a great pizzeria where we took our first photo together.
The following day things were pretty much the same. We rehearsed for another six or seven hours, now with an open PA and after the sound check. We rehearsed with the sound that would be used at the gig and even though it was terribly cold in the venue, the rehearsals went very well. Sometimes I looked sideways and saw Vinnie playing songs such as Daydream, Cinema and Check it Out! and simply couldn’t believe that I was there. In 1995 I had a band called Infra Blue and we played some of Vinnie’s songs and here I was, 15 years later, playing those same songs with him. The first time we played the song Cinema, of the Meltdown album, I remembered my friend Richard Powel, guitar player and a great fan of Vinnie’s work. He used to come to our rehearsals back then, at Frank Solari’s studio in Porto Alegre.
Very well, after rehearsal we went to the same pizzeria we been to the day before and I realized that Brazilian pizza is better than Italian pizza (laughter). During dinner I had Vinnie autograph all of the CDs I had bought over the years. He thought it was really cool that a drummer had all of his CDs (laughter).

The following day would be our first gig. We arrived at the venue at 5 pm and rehearsed the whole gig one more time. We were ready for our first gig. Even though we’d only done two rehearsals and one sound check, things went well and everyone was satisfied with the outcome of the first gig… especially Vinnie’s fans.

It was so cold during the second gig that when we played Saved By A Miracle, during which I have a drum solo, I wasn’t even working up a sweat yet. But anyways, I did it. I had to do it. It is different playing a solo when Vinnie is introducing me before the song. It is a lot of pressure. Another factor that causes pressure is that the drum solo is in the middle of the song, so the rest of the musicians are on stage waiting for my drum lick (which is always the same) to return to the song. The problem was that Tommy Aldridge had recorded the solo and I was playing it my way, but remitting to his solo in some parts. I had to respect the great master of the double bass drums. Besides him, Vinnie also had played with Joe Franco, Steve Smith, Shane Gaalaas, Van Romaine among others and Mike had already played with Bobby Rondinelli, Bobby Jarzombek among others. That is without mentioning Lars. In other words, they had already played with fantastic drummers I admire very much.

This time I’m playing a free drum solo, without bridges. When it’s time for me to begin the drum solo, I think about what I’m going to do and then I just play whatever comes to mind. A free solo is always risky and sometimes you’re not very lucky when executing it. Other times things simply flow naturally. It is a good way to practice improvisation, but it is very difficult doing this while those guys are standing on stage watching me every night.

After the third gig we went to Terano, still in Italy, where Vinnie would be doing a workshop. It was great to be able to observe him playing all the songs I was already used to listening to on my iPod. His punch, precision and feeling are amazing.
The same day we had the opportunity to meet Gabrielle (our Italian agent). In the middle of the pub where the workshop was being held he let out a terrible fart. This terrified all of those present. Mike and I had to grab him in a chokehold.

At the gig following the workshop I played a longer drum solo since the venue was smaller and I felt really comfortable. When I entered the dressing room after the gig, Vinnie said, “Your solo today was awesome!!! The public loved it.” I was somewhat embarrassed and answered, “Look, I think I prolonged it a little and I owe you an apology.” He said, “No way. I want you to have fun during the tour. If you are happy, so am I.” I was taken aback by his magnanimity and this very magnanimity has shown itself at other moments every day.

After this gig we went to Pisa and then on to Turkey where we performed our first gigs with a local backline and of course this cause every type of conceivable trouble, but we settled everything calmly and the two gigs in Turkey ended up being incredible. Vinnie’s fans sang all the guitar melodies of the songs and were hypnotized by the manner in which he performed them. It is really awesome to see him play up close, especially if you know the songs.

One of the things I have to comment upon is something I saw in Istanbul. It is the way the bread is used during meals. Everyone touches it with no problem and it still continues to be very good for consumption. I even took some photos of a store that only sells bread which we saw when returning to Istanbul, one day after our gig in Ankara. After the two gigs in Turkey, the following day at 2:30 pm we got into the van for the drive to the Istanbul airport. After almost 10 hours traveling (both by van and plane), we arrived in Cologne, Germany for two days off. There was snow everywhere. I’m going to sleep as much as possible because from now on the schedule is going to be even more hectic.

There will be 11 gigs in 11 days. And we’re still going to fly plus use the local equipment at some gigs. It won’t be easy, but I’m sure everything is going to work out because the vibe is really good and we’re all very happy to be together.

I’ll write more shortly and send more pictures.

All the best,
Aquiles

To see more about the tour click on the links below:

Photos
Click here to see photos

Cinema video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CIsIpfPgw8

Over my Head video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae26cehYWHQ

FEV.11.2010 – “Tour with Paul Dianno cancelled”
“Due to problems that do not compete Hangar band cancelled a tour of Paul Dianno in Brazil in May and June. Remember that it was the responsibility of the band concert schedules, scores between the singer and the production of local events and the dissemination of the tour. clarifications about the cancellation must be made directly with those responsible for bringing the singer’s English.”
Get on touch by e-mail: marcel-castro@ig.com.br

FEV.10.2010 – Hangar on press
The Hangar band on media on various vehicles of media, see below interviews and reviews:

Hangar/release of CD: A Gazeta journal – Cuiabá [only portuguese]

Hangar: O Povo journal (CE) [only portuguese]

Hangar/Bus: Jundiaí journal [only portuguese]

Hangar/Release of CD: BackStage magazine
2010 january [only portuguese]

Hangar: Commercio Online journal site (Recife/PE) [only portuguese]

Hangar with pernambucano accent

FEV.04.2010 – Aquiles Priester on eminence on Pro-Mark drumsticks site
The teaser of new DVD “The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming” is on Pro-Mark drumsticks site as one of eminence of brand.

Check out: www.promark.com

FEV.04.2010 – Tour with Vinnie Moore.

Aquiles Priester is on tour with Vinnie Moore, below you can see dates and poster of tour. Click here to see dates.

See tour posters click here.

FEV.04.2010 – Hangar on brazilian MTV
The video clip of Hangar band, “Dreaming of Black Waves” will be on MTV on 7 february day between 10:00am to 11:00am at MTV LAB BR program.

02.FEV.2010 – Hangar on Roadie Crew magazine february 2010
Check out the magazine Roadie Crew interview from Hangar that tells all about the hard Infallible and the new tour that begins in March in Brazil.

Below Roadie Crew Cover:

JAN.29.2010 – Nicko McBrain uses Hangar T-shirt on his restaurant!
The drummer Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) used Hangar T-shirt in first jam session in his new restaurant in USA.

The shirt was a gift from Aquiles Priester, who interviewed for the Modern Drummer magazine (Brazil), during the last pass of the band by Brazil in March 2009.

See the video clicking here

See below others photos of Nicko using the Hangar T-shirt:

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JAN.27.2010 – Namm Show 2010

And there guys, it’s all right?
Recently I was in the Namm Show in Anaheim, a city located right near Los Angeles. I not played, but participated in two autograph sessions at stands of Mapex and Paiste. Another great thing was the party of Paiste that rolled after the show on Friday 01/15 days and great drummers and celebrities were there. ..

I was interviewed for the Drum Channel by Terry Bozzio and knew very drummers that I had not personally seen at the fair. .. I also found the Brazilian drummers Douglas Las Casas, Gustavo Conde and Acacio Carvalho.

At the moment I’m killing myself every day rehearsing for the Europe tour with Vinnie Moore (who also met at Namm) and finishing my DVD. In brief tour of this new command, I promise that keep you informed…

Best Regards,
Aquiles

To see imagens Paiste Box, click here:
http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?menuid=39&actn=
det&newsid=769

To see stand photos of Paiste Party, click here:
http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=
39&newsid=776

To see other fair photos, click here

JAN.23.2010 – New Aquiles Priester’s myspace
The new myspace of Aquiles Priester is on-line. Lay-out and coding by designer João Duarte, the new myspace with pics, videos and bio updated. Check all news on link: www.myspace.com/aquilespriester

JAN.18.2010 – December Playlist added
Check here what plays in Aquiles’s Playlist.

JAN.15.2010 – Aquiles Priester releases “The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming”

After the success of the DVD “Live In Concert – Inside My Drums”, released in 2004, drummer Aquiles Priester (Hangar) releases his second instructional video. Recorded at the Cantareira College studios in São Paulo on the 31st of October and 1st of November 2009 by production agency Old Jack, “The Infallible Reason Of My Freak Drumming” brings songs included in the last two Hangar albums (“The Reason Of Your Conviction” and “Infallible”), in the Freakeys project as well as drum solos. The material was recorded with six cameras in full HD system, thus allowing Aquiles’ performance to be shown in detail.

Besides the songs, “The Infallible Reason of My Freak Drumming” contains countless details which will be the joy of drummers, be they beginners or experienced. The video contains a series of exercises, executed both on the rubber pad as on the actual drum kit, such as paradiddles, one of Aquiles’ trademarks on the bass drums, exercises using both bass drums, tips about the basic position of hands when holding the drumsticks, initial positioning at the drum kit and a description of all the equipment used by him. Besides all the didactic material, there is also a revealing interview conducted by journalist Antonio Carlos Monteiro.

Perfect for drummers or even rock fans in general and Aquiles’ fans in particular, “The Infallible Reason of My Freak Drumming” promises to be a differential in what refers to instructional videos for drummers – the same way as Aquiles also is a differential when speaking of musicians who revolutionized the art of playing drums.

To see the teaser clique here

For presales with discount and some gifts, please go to:
www.freenote.com.br and www.baterastore.com.br

JAN.14.2010 – Aquiles Priester on tour with Vinnie Moore.

The Hangar drummer Aquiles Priester was invited to play a tour with Vinnie Moore in February 2010.

If you want to see Aquiles playing a Vinnie’s song, please click here.

More informations: www.vinniemoore.com

JAN.14.2010 – Aquiles Priester in Namm Show at Los Angeles
Aquiles Priester’s Signing Sessions at Namm Show
Saturday January 16th
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM – Mapex Booth
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Paiste Booth

More informations: PAISTE

JAN.14.2010 – Exclusive interview with Hangar to Rock Way site
Check in link the interview with Hangar to site: Rock Way

JAN.14.2010 – Hangar on Media
Below some presses and reviews about Hangar and the new album Infallible.

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JORNAL A TARDE – SALVADOR/BA [only portuguese]

JORNAL DO TOCANTINS – PALMAS/TO [only portuguese]

JORNAL O LIBERAL – AMERICANA/SP [only portuguese]

JORNAL O IMPARCIAL – PRESIDENTE PRUDENTE/SP
[only portuguese]

STRUTTER MAGAZINE
INFALLIBLE REVIEW

JAN.05.2010 – News: The band Hangar inaugurates own tour bus
The band Hangar closed a deal with Selenium, the largest Latin American loud speaker manufacturer. They also manufacture Maverick amplifiers. The result of this partnership is unique in the national heavy metal market. For the first time in the history of the style in Brazil, the band will travel in their own personalized tour bus, carrying all stage and PA equipment necessary for the gigs. Therefore, all “The Infallible Tour 2010/2011” gigs will have the same stage and sound, no matter where the band will be playing. “This is the main reason why we still didn’t officially begin the promotional shows of “Infallible”. We were waiting for the bus to be completed,” says drummer Aquiles Priester. “We want to promote the album in an innovative manner in the national market because we’re sure that every heavy metal fan deserves to see and hear a quality gig,” concludes the drummer.

With this initiative, gigs are more viable than before since the transportation costs of the band, crew and equipment are usually very steep. With their own tour bus, the cost-benefit relation will be more interesting thus facilitating gigs all over the country.

The band is already scheduling gigs in Brazil for March 2010 and contacts should be made by email: contact@hangar.mus.br

The Infallible Tour 2010/2011 is endorsed by: Selenium, Maverick Amplifiers, Mapex Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Evans Drum Heads, Pro-Mark Sticks, Staff Drum, Audio-Technica Microphones, DW Pedals, Gibraltar Hardware, Urban Boards PsychoShoes, Aeroric Customs Drums, Ciclotron, Zoom Effects, Power Click, Warm Music Amplifiers, Loud Vox, D’Addario Strings, Planet Waves Cables, Takamine Guitars, Ledur Guitars and Basses, Tokai Electronic Organs, Shred Cases, Strazza Cases, EM&T, Playtech, Consulado do Rock, Lady Snake Rock Wear, Batera Store, Joker Tattoo, Jander Tattoo and Stay Heavy TV Program.

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See all images clicking here.

JAN.04.2009 – Aquiles Priester on wokshop and participation with VERSOVER band at Bebedouro-SP.
In day january 08 2010, Aquiles Priester will make Wokshop to 8:00pm and in day january 09 2010 to 08:00pm Aquiles will participate with Versover band on throwing of CD Live Perspectives + DVD Bonus.
More infos on event section.
Blog: http://versover.wordpress.com.

DEZ.19.2009 – AQUILES PRIESTER’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
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Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

2009 was a great year for me and Hangar.
I hope 2010 will bring us all happiness again.
I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who supported me!!!

I deserve the best whishes for you and your family!

Aquiles Priester

DEZ.18.2009 – Christmas Message
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Hello Everybody!!!
2009 was a great year for us… We had a lot of work and now we have a new record to get the road.
People in general are accepting this material very well and we are very proud of that.
We hope to meet you very soon in your city and we have a big suprise to announce very soon.

Good bless you and many thanks for ALL SUPPORT!
Humberto, Martinez, Laguna, Mello and Aquiles.

DEZ.18.2009 – November playlist added
Check here what playing on Aquiles’s sound in this november month.

DEZ.15.2009 – Hangar Promotion on Comando Rock Magazine
The Comando Rock Magazine and Hangar band are drawing 20 Infallible cd’s. Check below how to participate.

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DEZ.15.2009 – Hangar on Comando Rock magazine [only portuguese]
In december edition of Comando Rock magazine, an exclusive interview with Hangar band talking all composition process and others news. See also other press vehicles about Hangar and Infallible CD.

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REVISTA COMANDO ROCK

JORNAL DE JUNDIAÍ

CORREIO DO POVO

DIÁRIO DA MANHÃ

DIÁRIO DA REGIÃO – SÃO JOSÉ DO RIO PRETO

DEZ.06.2009 – Press about Aquiles Priester on journal from Três Lagoas/MS[only portuguese]
Check the press on images below:

JORNAL DO POVO

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DEZ.06.2009 – Exclusive interview with Hangar to Rockonnection

Check the interview on link below:
ROCKNNECTION

DEZ.06.2009 – Infallible CD Reviews
Check the reviews on images and link below:

REVISTA COMANDO ROCK [only portuguese]


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CORREIO DO ESTADO [only portuguese]

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SITE WHIPLASH [only portuguese]

DEZ.06.2009 – Hangar on Rock 666 Festival.
Check the show of MindFlow, Hangar and Andre Matos at SESC Pompéia in São Paulo.

Check the video on link below:
http://tvcultura.com.br/programanovo/

NOV.28.2009 – Press about Infallible in Diário Catarinense
Check here the press about Infallible album in Diario Catarinense.

NOV.25.2009 – Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello at Três Lagoas/MS
In the day day 06 of november happens at Três Lagoas, the Manifesto Rock Festival and Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello will make a workshow showing the new musics of Infallible album.

06/12 – Três Lagoas/MS
Manifesto Rock Festival
Venue: Quadras cobertas da Lagoa Maior
Horary: 20h00
Participação de Bandas Locais
see poster

NOV.25.2009 – Aquiles Priester records new DVD
In the days 31 of October and 01 of November, Aquiles Priester recorded his new DVD in the studio of the Faculdade Cantaneira in São Paulo. Soon a “teaser” of the DVD will be spread besides the whole content of this new material. To see the photos of the making of click here

NOV.24.2009 – Infallible in Brasil and in Japan [only portuguese]
In release’s eve of Infallible album in Japan, the Hangar also is notice in brazilian press. See in links below:

BILLBOARD BRASIL ONLINE

YAHOO! entertainment

STAY HEAVY

SHOW LIVRE SITE

DIÁRIO CATARINENSE

CORREIO DO ESTADO (Campo Grande)
Clique nas imagens para ampliá-la:

NOV.20.2009 – Infallible album in Japan
The new album of Hangar band will be released in Japan by Spiritual Beast Records on november 25.

More information: www.spiritual-beast.com

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NOV.20.2009 – André Matos, Hangar and MindFlow together at São Paulo.
The first show of Infallible Album happens in december 3 at Sesc Pompéia at São Paulo. More information:
http://www.sescsp.org.br/sesc/programa_new/mostra_detalhe.cfm?
programacao_id=163279

NOV.17.2009 – October playlist added
Check the playlist of October clicking here.

NOV.17.2009 – Hangar on cover press in Correio de Gravataí Journal
The Hangar band was cover press in Correio de Gravataí Journal, this press was made at september/october and published day 11/10/2009.

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NOV.12.2009 – Infallible on best seller list of Roadie Crew Magazine
Infallible, the new album of Hangar band is the fourth album more selling of october month according the Roadie Crew magazine.
See the ranking of magazine clicking here.

NOV.03.2009 – Aquiles Priester on wokshop and participation with VERSOVER band at Bebedouro-SP.
In day january 08 2010, Aquiles Priester will make Wokshop to 8:00pm and in day january 09 2010 to 08:00pm Aquiles will participate with Versover band on throwing of CD Live Perspectives + DVD Bonus.
More infos on event section.
Blog: http://versover.wordpress.com.

OCT.28.2009 – Review of Infallible album at Metal Revolutionsite. [only portuguese]
Check the review on link below:
http://www.metalrevolution.net/Reviews.htm

OCT.26.2009 – New photos added.
New photos of drum clinics at Poland, Campo Mourão, Londrina and Sorocaba in drum clinics gallery.
Check it photos section

OCT.24.2009 – Aquiles Priester and Hangar on Paiste Internacional site.
Click on link below and see the comments from Paiste about Aquiles in Hangar.
http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=39&newsid=738

OCT.22.2009 – Aquiles Priester Interview on Planet Drum!
Check in the link below:
http://www.planet-drum.com/interviste.asp?id=396

OCT.18.2009 – Music of Hangar enters in radio FM programming at Paraná.
The music “Based on a True Story” of new Hangar album – Infallible, enters in programming of Rádio Musical FM [www.radiomusicalfm.com.br] from Campo Mourão at Paraná.
For check access the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b0HEg8h-Fk&feature=player_embedded#

OCT.17.2009 – Aquiles Priester is cover of Batera Magazine november edition
All that you want to know about Infallible, the new album of Hangar, you find in november edition of Batera Magazine. Aquiles Priester tells everything of explicit form.

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OCT.11.2009 – Watch now Hangar new video clip
Avaliable “Dreaming of Black Waves” videoclip of Infallible CD. The clip was recorded at Florianópolis/SC on august and directed by Antonio Rossa of Transitoriamente. Soon will be avaliable official Making Of.
For see the video clip click here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y23PDlUnZtA

OCT.10.2009 – Interview with Aquiles Priester for Música, Mercado e Marketing blog from Piracicaba/SP.
Check all interview in link http://www.blogtresm.blogspot.com/

OCT.05.2009 – “Dreaming of Black Waves” video clip for the first time on TV [only portuguese]
See in this wednesday on Radar Program at the 06:00pm on link below:
www.tve.com.br

OCT.05.2009 – September playlist added
See what sound plays in september in the Aquiles Playlist.
Check here.

OCT.02.2009 – New dates of Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello Workshops
See below the new dates of Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello workshops for the Paraná and São Paulo interior.

10/14 – Campo Mourão/PR
Place: Tchello Eventos
Adress: Saída para Maringá – Centro
Horary: 19h30
Tickets: R$15,00
Infos: Discolância (55 44) 3523-5828

10/15 – Londrina/PR
Place: Audiório da loja Sonkey
Adress: Rua Senador Souza Neves, 9
Horary: 19h30
Tickets: R$10,00
Infos: Sonkey (55 43) 3377.6883 and 3377.6800

10/17 – Sorocaba/SP
Place: Baronesas Bar
Adress: Rua Aparecida, 753
Horary: 17h00
Tickets: R$15,00
Infos: Bateras Beat Sorocaba (55 15) 9144-3328

SEP.28.2009 – Aquiles Priester will shows up on Drum Festival at Polônia
Aquiles Priester (Hangar Drummer), will shows up in of 18th edition of “October Drum Fest”. In this year also will show up great names of world drum like: Steve Smith, Thomas Lang, Virgil Donati, Terry Bozzio among others. The event happens between days 09.25 and 10.18.2009.
For more informations click:
www.miedzynarodowyfestiwalperkusyjny.pl/

SET.25.2009 – INFALLIBLE for sale!!!
INFALLIBLE for sale in site DIE HARD and store at Galeria do Rock and at Expomusic in stands of Lady Snake, Roadie Crew and Comando Rock.
DIE HARD: (55 11) 3331-3978

SEP.20.2009 – Hangar at Backstage Magazine (only portuguese)
Interview with the band and sound engeneer Adair Daufembach. Check the interview below.

Clique nas imagens para ampliá-las

AUG.30.2009 – News of new album from Hangar

Hangar publishes name, artwork and tracklist of new album that will be throwed at Expomusic 2009. Check below:

Hangar – Infallible (2009)

Humberto Sobrinho – vocals
Eduardo Martinez – guitar
Fábio Laguna – keyboard
Nando Mello – bass
Aquiles Priester – drums and percussion

1. The Infallible Emperor (1956)
2. Colorblind
3. Solitary Mind
4. Time to Forget
5. A Miracle in my Life
6. The Garden
7. Dreaming of Black Waves
8. Based on a True Story
9. Handwritten
10. Some Light to Find my Way
11. 39’ – (Bonus Track)
12. Mais uma Vez – (Brazilian Bonus Track)
13. Like a Wind in the Sky (Japanese Bonus Track)

Release Hangar – Infallible

“Infallible”. This is the name of Hangar’s new album. And, besides the evident meaning it has in the album’s context, few words could fit the band as well as it. The perfectionism and hard-work demonstrated by the band for over 12 years is palpable in each and every album, always commanded by world wide known drummer Aquiles Priester.

For the production process of the fourth album, Hangar secluded themselves in a farm near Tatuí (located in the countryside of São Paulo, home to one of the best music schools in the country, and for that reason known as the “Music Capital” of Brazil), where Aquiles, Eduardo, Fábio, Mello and the new lead singer, Humberto Sobrinho, dedicated themselves to composing the ten songs of the album. After that, they recorded guitar, bass, keyboard and vocal lines in the same place, using the mobile unit of Daufembach’s Studio, under the command of sound engineer Adair Daufembach. The drums were recorded at The Magic Place Studio (Florianópolis), in a room specially projected to provide the perfect ambience for the instrument. Subsequently, Aquiles traveled with Adair to Celle (Germany) to mix and master the CD with Tommy Newton (Area 51 Studio), thus finalizing an album of exceptional sound quality, clear and bright when necessary, without losing the characteristic dirty sound a good Heavy Metal album.

Infallible, according to the band, represents the very feeling they want to transmit to their public with the new album. “It’s our most extreme album, whether concerning technique, virtue and speed or the more melodic, accessible side”, says Aquiles. As to the lyrics, even though this is not a conceptual album, they have a theme in common: “They talk about the forces that move human beings while pursuing their aims, without leaving the path of honesty. It’s an optimistic album on the subject of fighting and accomplishing goals”, guarantees the drummer.

“The Infallible Emperor – 1956” is the first track of the album, presenting a beautiful vocal melody interpreted at high speed commanded by Aquiles’ double bass drumming and by Martinez’s guitar riffs. “Colorblind” is more intricate theme, with several rhythm shifts and striking backing vocals. Humberto has the opportunity to show all of his ability in “Solitary Mind”, which is an inspired mid-tempo composition. Drama plays its part in “Time to Forget”, a ballad with Theo Vieira as guest musician, and which opens the way to the power thrash metal “A Miracle in my Life”, where Humberto uses some precise drives and the band presents the most speedy and brutal work of their entire career. More direct in its harmony, “The Garden” presents us with an elaborate composition and an inspired, though short, keyboard solo by Fabio Laguna, not to mention a very different structure when compared to the other songs.

It was no accident that the next track, “Dreaming of Black Waves”, was chosen to be the album’s first video clip. Its catchy melody contrasts with an amazingly beautiful musical arrangement, especially in the leading and backing vocals of guest singer Stefanie Schirmbeck, from the band Holiness. Another modern ballad, “Based on a True Story”, shows an extremely up-to-date band, while “Handwritten” is a very competent power metal, again bringing a different interpretation by Humberto. “Some Light to Find My Way”, has a hard rock influence in its first chords, shifting like magic to an efficient power metal with unforgettable choruses.

To close the album, Hangar recorded two cover songs. The first is “39”, a classic by Queen classic that the band managed to recreate with tremendous competence – especially Humberto, who was approved with honors in the difficult task of singing a song from such band. This song was chosen, says Aquiles, because of the following reasons: “Firstly, we didn’t want a number-one hit. Apart from that, our intention was also to show a little of our acoustic background and to prove that we can know how to be simple when necessary”.

The following may be the song the fans find most peculiar. “Mais uma Vez”, released only in Brazil, was written in 1987 by Flávio Venturini and Renato Russo and is part of the album Sete of the group 14 Bis. Besides, the song counts with special guest stars Roupa Nova on vocals. According to Aquiles, “the first time I heard this song in the 80´s, I felt inspired by the lyrics. During all these years the song had a very strong meaning in our work and we had already played it acoustically during the tour of our last album”. According to the band, Roupa Nova has a tradition in what refers to participations in albums of other artists: the band only accepts an invitiation of this type if all six members agree, since they don´t do individual participations. In short, the musicians of Roupa Nova not only approved of the version of “Mais uma Vez”, but also created a very unique interpretation for the song without abandoning the characteristics of the sextet. In the long run, the contrast between an insinuating song, Hangar´s heavy instrumentals and the soft voices of Roupa Nova created something totally new and captivating. Aquiles states that this version of “Mais uma Vez” is a turning point for the band: “We were always great admirers of Roupa Nova´s work and having these guys on our album is one of the most important moments in our history. Furthermore, we can show our fans and music lovers in general that we are exactly like everyone else and also need an extra dose of daily motivation.”

The last track is a remake of “Like a Wind in the Sky” of the album Last Time (1999), and will be released only in Japan. It has a great melody, amazing backing vocals and a perfect instrumental performance.

Direct, varied, competent… Certainly the soon to come reviews of this new album will contain these and many other adjectives. If anyone prefers to use the word “infallible”, they will be right too.

Antonio Carlos Monteiro
Journalist and musical critic

AUG.30.2009 –Official Making of “Dreaming of Black Waves” videoclip

Available new photo gallery of making of “Dreaming of Black Waves” video clip from Hangar. To see photos section by Antonio Rossa and Marcela Machado click here.

AUG.30.2009 – Aquiles Prister’s Workshop at Boa Vista/RR

Aquiles Priester will make workshop at Boa Vista /RR at day 11 september.
For more info access the event section.

AUG.23.2009 – New video clip of Hangar at Patrola Program/RBS TV from Santa Catarina.
The Patrola program of RBS TV from Santa Catarina were in recording of new video clipe at Florianópolis/SC. The music chosen was “Dreaming of Black Waves” makes part of new Hangar album. Soon tracklist and cd artwork.

Too see the program check the link below:
http://mediacenter.clicrbs.com.br/templates/player.aspx?
uf=1&contentID=73310&channel=47

AUG.21.2009 – “Hangar’s new video clip backstage at Patrola program of BS TV from Santa Catarina/Brazil”
In this saturday at 11:30am will be exhibited the inedited video showing the new video backstage, directed by Antonio Rossa. [only portuguese]

Patrola Program
RBS TV Santa Catarina
Saturday live at 11:30am

Reprise during the week on internet in the link below:
http://www.clicrbs.com.br/rbstv/jsp/default.jsp?programa=
1&nome=patrola&pSection=259&groupid=214&uf=2&local=18

AUG.20.2009 – New Aquiles’s Tattoo
Aquiles Priester in last day 10 august makes the new tattoo with Jander tattooist (www.jandertattoo.com). See in photos of step by step.

AUG.20.2009 – Inedited mixing video of new album
Mixing video of new album that happened at Germany in june from this year. The conclusion of album stayed on account of producer Tommy Newton.
For see click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk3qocyIjFo

AUG.20.2009 – Hangar records clip at Florianópolis/SC.
Hangar publishes photos of new video clip. More details coming in soon.

See below the photos of event: (click on photos to zoom it)

AUG.08.2009 – New playlist added
New playlist of july added.
Check here.

AUG.01.2009 – Aquiles Priester at Goiânia/GO.
Aquiles Priester will make workshop at Goiânia/GO in day 08/10/2009, check more detaild in Events Section.

JUL.30.2009 – Hangar records first clip of new album at Florianópolis/SC.
I can guarantee to all fans of Hangar that first single is really killer. I don’t have doubts of that Hangar is giving one step to front in regards to all that already make in your carreer.

Soon we bring new informations. Stay tied!!!

Best regards,

Antonio Rossa
www.transitoriamente.com

JUL.16.2009 – Hangar Show
Hangar show at Kazebre – São Paulo/SP, day august 22.
show poster

JUL.16.2009 – More dates of Aquiles Priester’s workshops and masterclasses added
Check infos in event section.

JUL.15.2009 – Guaxupé/MG’s Workshop with Aquiles Priester
Aquiles Priester will be at Guaxupé/MG next satuday 07/18. Check all info about this workshop and other dates in events section

JUL.13.2009 – New playlist added
Check the june playlist here.

JUL.03.2009 – New Tattoo’s pics added
New tattoos’s pics added, to see click here.

JUN.29.2009 – Octopus Tattoo
Aquiles Priester recieves homage from drummer Willian Machado, to see click here.

JUN.25.2009 – AQUILES PRIESTER’s BIRTHDAY!
Today is birthday of Aquiles Priester. Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, are votes all that participate of his life!!!

JUNE.12.2009 – PAISTE note about clinics at Italy
Check in link below:
http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=39&newsid=686

10.JUNHO.2009 – Aquiles Priester’s Clinic Tour in Italy
Aquiles Priester is mixing and mastering the new Hangar’s CD with the producer Tommy Newton, before that, he did a couple drum clinics in Italy and you can check it out here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8R2zTfgxgY

See below the pics of workshops: (click on pics to zoom it)

07.JUNHO.2009 – Aquiles Priester on Mão na Massa TV Program
The Mão na Massa TV Program, from site showlivre.com presents special program with the Aquiles Priester trajectory. [only portuguese]

To watch clicking in link below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiI1ju53uys&feature=channel

JUNE.05.2009 – May Playlist added!!!
May Playlist added, check it!!!

MAY.25.2009 – The new record from Hangar is done!!!
The new record is done and now Aquiles Priester and Adair Daufembach (engineer of new record) are going to Celle, in Germany to mixing and mastering the album with Tommy Newton. Beside that, you can see a couple images from the recording sessions of the band. To see, please click here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoBRvL1fteE

During the same trip, Aquiles is going to do a couple drum clinics in Italy, as you can see below:

27/05 – Roma – Italy
Store: Sonora drums
Address: via G. da Empoli, 27
Information: http://www.sonoradrums.it/

28/05 – San Giovanni Teatino (CH) – Italy
Store: Citta’ Della Musica
Address: Via Pietro Nenni Localista’ Dragonara
Information: http://www.cittadellamusica.org/

29/05 – Modena – Italy
Store: AMM School Accademia di Musica Moderna
Address: via Villafranca 21
Information:
http://www.accademiamusicamoderna.com/AmmModena/

30/05 – Bologna – Italy
Store: Doctor Drum
Address: Via Tibaldi 23/D
Information: http://www.doctordrum.it

MAY.25.2009 – Aquiles Priester Clinic Tour Italy
The Paiste announced the Aquiles Priester’s Workshop at Italy.

See more datais in the link:
http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=39&newsid=671

MAY.15.2009 – Humberto Sobrinho debuts at “Virada Cultural” 2009 – Caraguatatuba
The Government Department of Culture, together with the autorities of Caraguatatuba City Hall, Fundacc (A Portuguese acronym meaning “Fundação Educacional e Cultural de Caraguatatuba) and the Government Department of Tourism will host on May 17th and 18th the second edition of “Virada Cultural”.

“The event will have its debut in the north coastline and we are pretty sure the event will be a major success as it already is in the Sao Paulo and other cities. It will have 24 hours of free cultural performances, reinforcing our commitment with cultural inclusion.” Said Ricardo Gaspar, Fundacc’s president.

MAY.08.2009 – April Playlist added!!!
April Playlist added. Check it!

APRIL.30.2009 – Updated Setup Section!
The Setup section was updated with the sets of 2008 and 2009. Check it!

APRIL.27.2009 – Video with parts drum recording
Aquiles at The Magic Place, new cd from Hangar recording.
Check below the video produced by Antonio Rossa

Video with parts drum recording

APRIL.24.2009 – Hangar’s Recording Diaries: A headbanger’s tears are not those of a crocodile…

The beginning is always harder, since it’s difficult to establish a rhythm, but those days are already gone… Now many of our songs are already finished and have gained their own life, going far beyond any of us had imagined…

Now we’re recording the bass, guitars, acoustic guitars, leading and backing vocals. After that, to finish our work, we have to record guitar solos and fit the keyboard part that Fábio is doing at his home from the files we send him by Net… We only have net when we go to Tatuí, since our piece of land, ‘Recanto das Águas’, is about 12 km far from the city, and the road is pure earth… Rainy days transform it in a rally, I mean, a big PARTY!

Mello has already finished his part and is already in his comfortable home, away from the dangerous jungle… In order to do that, last Sunday we spent the whole night until 7am on Monday working, and Adair (aka Ram) had his first MASTER “breakdown”, crying out loud: “I’ve never spent a night awaken, let alone working!”… And one of us said: “Welcome to our weird and adorable crazy little world…” To easy our life, we’ve ranked the different levels of breakdown: junior, senior and master. The champion so far is Mr. Martinez, who experiments different levels of breakdown everyday, but no one has managed yet to break Mello’s Master Breakdown during the early hours when he was recording his bass… Well, after eighteen hours, it’s not that easy…

Buzz is here with us, and he is probably having much more fun than any of us… Today he crossed our little pond from side to side for the first time… He is exercising a lot, since everyone (except Adair, aka Ram) goes jogging and he follows… Sometimes Buzz looks at me and I can imagine him saying: “Life in the country is lovely, there’s a party everyday… We should stay here…”

Last week we did the first official photoshoot with Humberto, and photographer Natalia Lett, from Sao Paulo, came here to register this moment. All things were fast, since we wanted to keep working all nightlong, and the photos in this diary are from that day…

On the next day, we had a big surprise: a headbanger crying for real, in front of me… As we were recording one of our most rhythmic songs, with clean guitars and acoustic guitars, but also with guitar distortion (yes, we had both clean guitars and guitar distortion parts), Mr. Eduardo Martinez entered the room to hear the final version of T*** ** ***** and simply broke down crying…

Humberto put unique leading vocals in that song, in a very different style from hat he is used to. Immediately after everyone saw a headbanger crying, he said: “I was here imagining all things the lyrics are saying and all the possibilities this song is offering us… I can’t wait to see this song mixed and mastered by Tommy.”

And I said: “I can’t wait to let our FANS hear this music…”

Soon we’ll be back with a video of the recordings…

Aquiles

APRIL.16.2009 – Aquiles Priester on Mundo 47

Aquiles Priester, ex-Angra and considered one of the best drummers in the whole world, was in Florianópolis on the last weekend, recording the bases for Hangar’s new album, his band for more than 10 years. The chosen studio was The Magic Place, belonging to Renato Pimentel, and audio production is under the supervision of Adair Daufembach.

Aquiles said that, after a careful research among numerous studios in Brazil, he opted for The Magic Place because of its large room and excellent acoustic.

Visual producer Antonio Rossa was in charge of clicking this event and will send the photos to all worldly-known, most widely read drumming magazines and also the drummer’s sponsorships.

Hangar will release its new album within a few months. Audio mixing/mastering will take place in Germany, in May.

Source: Mundo 47 [only portuguese]

APRIL.09.2009 – Hangar’s Recording Diaries: Carrying on with the Recordings…

While I was recording the drums in Florianópolis, I received a call from Serginho Herval, Roupa Nova’s drummer, inviting me to go to the cocktail party of their newly released DVD, named “Roupa Nova em Londres, uma viagem inesquecível” (Roupa Nova in London: an unforgettable trip).

He told me wonderful things about recording in the studio that got famous for recording many Beatles albums, called Abbey Road. Every time I meet Serginho, I am in awe of this guy’s life. He has been playing in Roupa Nova for 29 years, and I don’t even open my mouth in order to learn from his experience.

Numerous artists were there, and I was representing the working classes of Heavy Metal…

I had a lot of fun and I can say the DVD is excellent in every aspect, specially the mixing.

Open Parenthesis… It’s time to think:

On the next day it was time to resume our recording, and we decided to create a new, mobile unit of Daufembach’s studio and finish all our recording in Tatuí.

There we are isolated from the rest of the world, and we can work whenever it pleases ourselves…

We are already recording the parts of guitars and bass. The guitar part is abnormally heavy! This time, it seems all things conspired with us: the guitarist, the guitar, the audio technician, the amp, the environment, the songs and, most importantly, the general need to outdo ourselves. I am quite surprised with the result; I was feeling very awkward to record a new CD after TROYC, but I********* (this can be the album’s title) exceeded our expectations.

On Monday Humberto starts recording the songs, and we are looking forward to show you little teasers of our new songs with him as leading vocal.

We’ll soon be back with more videos!

Obs: I******** (Riddle II)

APRIL.09.2009 – Rei Lagarto: Aquiles Priester comfirms appearance at throwing Show.
The drummer Aquiles Priester (Hangar), beyond to get participated of recording of Rei Lagarto new CD, confirmed your appearance in throwing show.

Aquiles recorded the drum of Dance in the Moonlight track, and gonna play it live in day, beyond others musics with the band.

Info about Rei Lagarto: New CD throwing show and official site
REI LAGARTO – ROAD OF FREEDOM
Date: April 18 at 19pm
Adress: TEATRO DE ARTE E OFICIO (R. Conselheiro Antônio Prado 529 – Vila Nova) ÀS 19h.

Tickets to sale at ESCOLA CULTURA POP

R$12,00 (antecipated)
R$15,00 (at hour)
Info: (55 19) 3242-1769
Site: www.reilagarto.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/reilagartooficial

APRIL.09.2009 – King of Drums
There are fans who would give their entire Sepultura collection to see this: Aquiles Priester, ex-Angra and considered one of the best drummers in the whole world, recording the bases for Hangar’s new album. Those recording sections took place at The Magic Place studio, Florianópolis, under the supervision of Adair Daufembach. Visual producer Antonio Rossa – who was in awe of Aquiles’ giant drum kit- clicked the whole event and will send the photos to all worldly-known, most widely read drumming magazines.

APRIL.05.2009 – Aquiles Priester Records Drums at The Magic Place Studio
Who said major rock stars don’t pass by Florianópolis? Recently, the island’s music scene has shown quality enough to gather musicians from all over the country and world. Between March 26th and 29th, the “monster” Aquiles Priester recorded in Florianópolis the drums for the upcoming Hangar’s CD at The Magic Place studio.

On March 24th, at night, the team formed by musical producer Adair Daufembach and Renato Pimentel (Brasil Papaya), the studio’s owner and manager, set up Aquiles’ drum kit and on the 25th prepared the audio and sound-checking part. With the huge drum kit properly set, they started recording, thing that lasted four days and was accompanied by drummers Alex Paulista (Brasil Papaya) and Felipe Malisca (Syndrome).

Hangar is a high-profiled metal band and Aquiles Priester has been repeatedly considered the best drummer in Brasil and one of the world’s tops. And The Magical Place studio was his option for recording the yet unnamed new CD. Based on Adair’s advice, Aquiles chose the studio for its large rooms, which have a perfect acoustic. “Here we have a very nice home-like atmosphere that I need while working, making me relaxed to do a good job. It is the best drum recording ever done by Hangar” said Aquiles.

In January, Hangar started looking for a new lead singer after Nando Fernandes left the band. In March, after choosing among 150 candidates, the fortunate Chosen One and the band took refuge in Tauí –São Paulo, to give the new singer a chance to know the band a little more and to take the final decisions concerning the CD. “Humberto Sobrinho is the new lead singer, and he fits well in our main aims, both musical and professionally, being tough and demonstrating an amazing versatile voice” says the drummer.

While recording, Aquiles used for the first time a brand-new Mapex kit, featuring a bass drum on the left side and a timbalito to do some different grooves. When talking about cymbals, he brought two prototypes of signature rides made especially for him by Paiste, with larger cymbal bells that lead to a clearer, more definite sound, plus three different snare drums.

Aquiles brought a series of equipment that were at hand to broad his options, a trademark of a drummer who likes variety and says to have freedom to show his abilities in Hangar. When on live performance, Aquiles is known to be faithful to what is done in studio: “I respect my fans and, consequently, I’m faithful to what is on the CD. Live performance is a thing that must be done appropriately.”

Talking about what will be on the CD, the team promises a fast, extreme one, since the band is always evolving/changing, though always being faithful to its initial aims. Although the lyrics are yet to be finished, they’ll have as a theme overcoming difficulties and outdoing one’s own capacity. The whole team is very positive about the result, since the competence of all is beyond all doubt, as is the quality of sound, equipment and studio.

In the words of Ricardo Pimentel: “I believe the recording process went exactly like Aquiles and Adair had imagined, since we used top equipment and paid particular attention to music execution and arrangement. Undoubtedly, it was a pleasure to meet Aquiles and Adair, both nice, competent people and, of course, to have them recording here in The Magical Place!”

Audio mixing and mastering are to take place on May 15th with Tommy Newton, the same of the previous CD, “The Reason of Your Conviction”.

APRIL.03.2009 – Aquiles Priester Playlist
Now you fan can to know what played on Aquiles Priester Player. You can check early in the month in left side of site the list with the albuns that Aquiles Priester heard in anterior month.

Click here and check!!!

APRIL.01.2009 – Hangar’s Recording Diaries: Next Stage!
It was a total of five work-days: one just for sound-checking and four to record 12 songs. On the first day one song was recorded, two in the second, another two in the third and four in the fourth day. I left the worst tracks to Days Two and Three, since the tension of Day One had passed and I was already getting used to the room’s acoustic and with my microphone.

Recording is just like that: every single person has a way of doing it and it is not always advisable to change those ways…

On the second day, I started with the seven-and-a-half minute song, which was named “Death Trash Metal”… Jesus, that gave us a taste of Hell… On the next day, while I was listening what was recorded, I decided to change whole the instrumental part and that made my legs turn to jelly, just like in the day before, after recording the same track… On Day Three, should I be able to buy a new set of legs, I would have done it.

On the last day, while I was doing the soundcheck and warming up, Malisca (who was soon nicknamed Marisco or Marica) entered the room to film and accidentally stepped on the cable of one of my over-heads and unplugged the microphone. Unfortunately, Adair just noticed that when I was already in the middle of the song, and that was when he said: “The little shit truck parked, its tyre was punctured and the shit is all over the place!”

KEY > LITTLE SHIT TRUCK PASSING BY: means we are foreseeing something that IS bound to go wrong and we do absolutely nothing to stop it from happening. The little truck is full of shit, its tyre is punctured, the shit goes all over and theirs is nothing we can do.

In that music’s case, the truck turned upside-down and guess who the driver was? Yes, Murphy, and his mate was the Contrary…

I started all over again, felling horrible, since all the effort and concentration would be required again, but that was the only way and that was what I did. To hours and a half later, the song was ready.

While recording, I used different snare drums and cymbals, based on the music speed, and the result was very nice.

Since you all are so curious, we decided to film some parts of the songs, and some little things that happened in the studio while I was there…

Marisca was the responsible for filming and filming edition.

I would also like to thank Renato Pimentel of The Magical Place studio, to Adair Daufembach and Marisca for the wonderful atmosphere that we had during these 5 days together. The photographer Antonio Rossa, from Florianópolis, was another fantastic person I met and was the one who did and excellent photo shoot that you can take a look below:

Clique nas fotos para ampliá-la
Aquiles Priester and Antônio Rossa [by Renata Machado] Drums on Focus [by Antônio Rossa] Renato, Marisca, Aquiles and Adair
Set up 2009 – Drums Frontal View Set up 2009 -
Drums Microphone
Set up 2009 – Aquiles Priester in his new set up

Recording is different every time, and exciting because whenever you are recording a new CD, you never know what’ll happen, if people are going to both accept and understand the new thing. It was awesome to share all those things with those guys, because they were all musicians, and also gave me confidence and cheered the good ideas that appeared while I was recording. The best part is that I felt nothing was faked. All that vibration was genuine.

Now we are going to start recording the other instruments and we’ll proceed with the diaries, keeping you informed. In the meantime, check out this video; I hope you like it.

See the recording video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqGhZ_5vfLo

News from Diário Catarinense Journal about recording [only portuguese]

http://www.clicrbs.com.br/diariocatarinense/jsp/default2.
jsp?uf=2&local=18&source=a2459944.xml&template=3916.
dwt&edition=12020§ion=1315

See you soon,
Aquiles Priester
FEV.18.2009 – The Paiste announces the throw of Special Set Edition Aquiles Priester

The great drummer recieves his due homage from Paiste, in a cymbals line that has as base the series PST5.

See the other pics in links below:
pic 2pic 3

Source: Royal Music News

FEB.13.2009 – Aquiles Priester n’ Children of the Beast together at Bar Blackmore in São Paulo
A day beforeof Iron Maiden Show in São Paulo, the band CHILDREN OF THE BEAST n’ AQUILES PRIESTER (ANGRA, HANGAR), make special show playin’ complete special set chosen by drummer, that’s Iron Maiden Fan.

CHILDREN OF THE BEAST with AQUILES PRIESTER:
SÃO PAULO / SP – Show Esquenta p/ Iron Maiden
day: 14 de MARÇO (Sábado)
Local: BLACKMORE ROCK BAR
adress: Alameda dos Maracatins, 1317, Moema.
horary: 22:00hs.
Info: (11) 5041-9340 ou http://www.blackmore.com.br

DEZ.18.2008 – New workshop pics added
The pics from south region, Matogrosso and South Matogrosso went added. Check it all!!!

DEZ.18.2008 – New pics from tattooed fans added
One pic from this new fan: click here!

Check it pics from this fan in this section tattooed fans.

NOV.28.2008 – New videos added
Now you can to see more videos from Aquiles in Multimedia section.
Access now!!!

NOV.28.2008 – Metal Christmas Fest – December 2008
Historical Meeting with bands Andre Matos and Hangar:

Check the dates below:

São Paulo at Citibank Hall – day 12.12
Curitiba at Opera Hall – day 12.13
Porto Alegre at Manara – day 12.14
Campinas at Hammer Rock Bar – day 12.18
Belo Horizonte at Freegells – day 12.19
Rio de Janeiro at Canecão – day 12.20

You can’t lose!!!

See the poster São Paulo and of the others dates.

NOV.28.2008 – Exclusive interview at Caruaru FM
Exclusive interview with Hangar band at Caruaru FM, saturday 06 december to 06h00pm. You can check for the internet acessing:

www.caruarufm.com.br
[only portuguese]

NOV.28.2008 – Note about workshop at Três Lagoas
Check the note about Aquiles Workshop at Três Lagoas:

http://www.hojems.com.br/MAT-7137-23634-WORKSHOW.htm
[only portuguese]

NOV.23.2008 – New Aquiles Priester 2008 T-shirt
In next workshops from Aquiles Priester you’ll see the new t-shirt model that will be for sale. Click in link below and see the layout:

Aquiles Priester 2008 T-shirt

NOV.23.2008 – Added new videos inedited
Watch Aquiles Priester on action, executing Forgotten Pictures from Hangar and his PsychoSolo at Erechim in Rio Grande do Sul, on August 2008.

Watch the links below:

Forgotten Pictures (Hangar) – Erechim/RS August/2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgz8d9d45KU

PsychoSolo (APriester) – Erechim/RS August/2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODa3U1x6SwY

NOV.20.2008 – Tickets for sale at Cuiabá
With big search to tickets for the Aquiles Priester and Nando Mello workshop at Cuiabá in day 30 november, the Letras e Música Musical Instruments Store already saling antecipated tickets. Info: (55 65) 3623-3198

NOV.17.2008 – New note about Cuiabá workshop in the 24 Horas News.com.br website
Read the complete news in link below:
http://www.24horasnews.com.br/index.php?mat=273680
[only portuguese]

NOV.15.2008 – Note about Workshop at Cuiabá
Read below note from Diário de Cuiabá about workshop from Aquiles Priester in the city. [only portuguese]
http://www.diariodecuiaba.com.br/detalhe.php?cod=332903

NOV.15.2008 – New dates of Aquiles Priester’s Workshops
Aquiles will realize one workshop tour at the Mato Grosso for the first time and back to Curitiba too. Beyond the workshops, in some cities will minister particular classes. All over the workshops, Aquiles will get as special guest the bassist Nando Mello. Click here and see the dates.

NOV.14.2008 – SP Off Price Show without defined date
The prodution of SP Off Price Show event gonna in thouch with the Hangar band and announced that due the bureaucratic part of show, the event continues without defined date.

NOV.14.2008 – The HEVILAN band handsel in cd with participation of AQUILES PRIESTER
The Hevilan heavy metal band finished to record the fourth tracks of your debut album, called “The End of Time”, with participation of Aquiles Priester on drums.

The band posted in your official site (www.hevilan.com) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cjoflwlHtU) one video with making of of recording sessions with Aquiles.

Click in pics for amplify it

NOV.11.2008 – Aquiles Priester in Mapex DVD promocional
A Mapex thrown one promotional DVD worldwide and Aquiles Priester participates with track extracted from his Inside my Drums DVD. Others greats Drummers participate of DVD like Greg Bissonette, Chris Adler, Will Calhoum, Walfredo Reys Jr.

See the cover and back-cover

NOV.08.2008 – ADJOURNED SHOW FROM HANGAR AT SP OFF PRICE
The show from Hangar that will happen in november 9 day was adjourned to november 16 day in the same horary.

NOV.08.2008 – New video from guitar and bass from Vinnie Moore Tribute
Check the video from guitarplayer Adair Daufembach and bassplayer Guilherme Longo and know a little more this two great musicians. Click in link below to see teh video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otlPEFBtus0

NOV.05.2008 – Show from Hangar at SP Off Price Show
Musical event with shows of bands Hangar, Dr. Sin n’ Golpe de Estado.

More informations in section Events.

OCT.31.2008 – Tribute to Vinnie Moore
Aquiles Priester an’ guitarrist Adair Daufembach, make homage to the great Vinnie Moore. The recording was realized at day october 30 at Daufembach studio in Criciúma city at Santa Catarina.

Beyond from Aquiles n’ Adair, also participe of homage the bassist Guilherme Longo and the keyboardist Fábio Laguna. For see the video of drum recording, click in link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jE3u4FoQLM

OCT.29.2008 – Hangar at TV Rock:
Interview with Hangar Band at Tv Rock Inside Program. The band speaks about the past, the The Reason Of Your Conviction n’ Last time was just the Beginning albuns, and much more! Check www.tvrock.com.br, click on galeria and after on videoteca. The interview is divided in two parts.
[only portuguese]

OCT.29.2008 – Interview with Aquiles n’ Mello:
Vídeo-interview with Aquiles Priester n’ Nando Mello realized at Mococa in october 19.2008:

http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=uR6C2gZFLp0

OUT.28.2008 – Aquiiles Priester’s Workshop at São Carlos/SP
Aquiles Priester, will realize one more great workshop at São Carlos, in 16th november. Aquiles also will show technics of two big drum, rudiments aplications and much more…

See more informations in Event Section

OCT.25.2008 – Hangar in Paiste Official Website
The Paiste Cymbals Manufacturer, disposed a notice in your official website about new DVD from Hangar. For to see and to read click in link below:

http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=39&newsid=569

OCT.25.2008 – New images added
Images with fans tattooed added. For to see it, click here.

OCT.11.2008 – Available two musics from HANGAR DVD
The Reason of your Conviction and One more Chance, are two first musics available by the Hangar DVD in the official site. Check in links below and see the videos:

The Reason Of Your Conviction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vXVV9-6dzs

One More Chance [acoustic]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz4Rd81KFb4

06.OUT.2008 – Workshop at Mococa/SP
Aquiles Priester confirms workshop at birth’s city from Fábio Laguna, in october 19th at 06:00pm.

See more info at Events Section

OCT.06.2008 – Relaunching of Last Time with CD + DVD
The Last Time album, from Hangar band, originally throwed at 1999, is relauching re-mastered and full of inedited material.

Buy it now in the Merch Section

OUT.06.2008 – Aquiles Priester at Wacken
See in the link below Aquiles Priester at Wacken Open Air F2008. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS4Y07g2vLk

SEP.30.2008 – New Workshops from Aquiles Priester
New dates Aquiles Priester’s workshops in Minas Gerais State, Goiânia and Interior de São Paulo. From this time, the bassist Nando Mello (Hangar), will get participation in the presentations. See more informations at Event Section.

SEP.25.2008 – Last Time is released at Expomusic.
The first ahngar album ”Last Time” is being Re-released this year at Expomusic Brazil. The new edition comes withbonus DVD plus bonus songs: Angel in stereo [new recording] and Ask the lonely [Journey cover].

SEP.22.2008 – Hangar confirms acoustic presentation at Music Hall during the Expomusic 2008
The Hangar will make only presentation at Music Hall in the Expomusic in São Paulo, on saturday 09/27 to 04h00pm. Also will make various events in the fair. Check the official events from Hangar.

Hangar Expomusic Event

Wednesday – 09/24

04:00pm – AMI/Audio-Technica (Workshow Nando Fernandes)
06:00pm – AMI/Audio-Technica (Workshow Nando Fernandes)

Thursday – 09/25

4:00pm – AMI/Audio-Technica (Workshow Nando Fernandes)
6:00pm – AMI/Audio-Technica (Workshow Nando Fernandes)

Friday – 09/26

3:00pm – AMI/Audio-Technica (Workshow Nando Fernandes)
4:00pm – AMI/Audio-Technica (Autographs Hangar)
5:00pm – Musical Express/Evans (Autographs Aquiles Priester)
5:30pm – AMI/Audio-Technica (Workshow Nando Fernandes)
6:00pm – Turbo Music/Gibraltar (Autographs Aquiles Priester)
7:00pm – Habro Music/Mapex (Autographs Aquiles Priester)
8:00pm – Staff Drum (Autographs Aquiles Priester)

Saturday – 27/09

2:00pm – Turbo Music/Gibraltar (Autographs Aquiles Priester)
2:30pm – AMI/Audio-Technica (Workshow Nando Fernandes)
3:00pm – Sonotec/Takamine (Autographs Hangar)
4:00pm – Hangar Acústico (Music Hall)
5:00pm – Musical Express/Evans/D’Addario (Autographs Hangar)
6:00pm – Habro Music/Mapex (Autographs Aquiles Priester)
7:00pm – Royal Music/Paiste-DW (Autographs Aquiles Priester)
8:00pm – Staff Drum (Autographs Aquiles Priester)

Sunday – 28/09

1:30pm – Lady Snake (Autographs Hangar)
2:30pm – AMI/Audio-Technica (Workshow Nando Fernandes)
3:00pm – Aeroric Acabamentos (Autographs Aquiles Priester)
4:30pm – AMI/Audio-Technica (Workshow Nando Fernandes)
4:00pm – Musical Express/Evans/D’Addario (Autographs Hangar)
5:00pm – AMI/Audio-Technica (Autographs Hangar)
6:00pm – Royal Music – Paiste/DW (Autographs Aquiles Priester)
7:00pm – Habro Music – Mapex (Autographs Aquiles Priester)

SEP.20.2008 – Aquiles Priester confirmed by first time at Itaúna/MG
The workshop will realize by Diná Eletro Musical Store at Órbita Show House.

oct 16 – Itaúna/MG
Place: Boate Órbita
Horary: 20h00
Inf.: (37) 3241.4776 ou (37) 3243.6590
Limited Vacancy
[see poster]

SEP.19.2008 – Aquiles Priester will realize Master Class e Individual Class at Goiânia
BSB Musical n’ Harmonia Musical realize for first time at Goiânia Master Class and Indicidual Class with Aquiles Priester.
Day 10/02 – Master Class with certified
Day 10/03 – Individual Class
The limited vacancy and the informations in the phones: (55)(62)3215.3687 and (55)(62)3240.0800.
Adress: 13 Street, number 404 sector East, next to Sun Square.
[see poster]

SEP.03.2008 – Hangar is official artist of ICS Festival Service GMBH
During the divulgation from the Reason Of Your Conviction album in Wacken Open Air 2008, the Hangar was officialized in the cast of ICS – Festival Service GMBH.

Acess the banner below for further informations:

Soon will get news about the shows from Hangar in Europe

See below the divulgation material from Hangar in the official booklet from Wacken Open Air 2008.

Wacken Booklet 1 [see]

Wacken Booklet 2 [see]

Wacken Booklet 3 [see]

AUG.18.2008 – Exclusive Photos from Aquiles Master Classes
See below some photos from Aquiles Master Classes in Santa Catarina State:

Photo 1Photo 2Photo 3Photo 4Photo 5

AUG.10.2008 – Aquiles Priester will make a workshop series for the south of Brazil in the august month
Check the dates below:

aug.20 – Montenegro/RS

aug.22 – Caxias do Sul/RS

aug.23 – Porto Alegre/RS

aug.24 – Vacaria/RS

aug.25 – Erechim/RS

See other dates and further informations in event section.

AUG.07.2008 – HANGAR IN EUROPE
The Reason of your Conviction album continues getting expressive impact in media in Brazil and around of world.

In Europe, the album was thrown in may 23 of this year and since start the first results of divulgation works that Wacken Records is doing. Beyond of the excellent notes in european media, the album is playing in continent radio and the musics more performed are One More Chance e Everlasting is the Salvation.

See some notes from album in Europe:

Heavy – Note 6 of 8

Rock Hard – Note 7 of 8

Rock It – Note 6 of 8

Acess All Areas – Note 6 of 8

Metal Hammer – Note 6 of 8

Oldie Markt – Note 7 of 8

Rock City News – Note 6 of 8

Check the files below and see some reviews from Hangar in Brazil and Europe. See also the radio stations that play the musics from Hangar in Europe:

Review Europe 1 [see]
Review Europe 2 [see]
Review Europe 3 [see]
Review Rock Brigade Magazine 1 [see]
Review Rock Brigade Magazine 2 [see]
Review Comando Rock Magazine [see]
Radio Stations – RadioPlays [see]

AUG.05.2008 More Aquiles Master Class at Santa Catarina
Aquiles Priester will make one more Master Class at Criciúma, from this time at Brusque Town. For further info, check poster below.

See here the posters Brusque

JUL.29.2008 Aquiles Priester Master Class at Santa Catarina
Aquiles Priester will make three Master Class at Criciúma, Tubarão e Braço do Norte with vacancy limited. For further info, check posters below.

See here the posters Criciúma Tubarão e Braço do Norte

Check other dates at events

JUL.22.2008Aquiles at W:O:A 2008.
Aquiles Priester at Wacken Open Air Festival promotin TROYC album and doing some exclusive workshops.Check the links:
www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=det&menuid=39&newsid=531
www.wacken.com/en/woa2008/main-info/metal-markt/

JUL.22.2008 -Aquiles at Gibraltar website
New drum hack form Aquiles at Gibraltar website:
http://www.gibraltarhardware.com/index.cfm?fa=artistsdetail&id=810


JUL.19.2008
– New photo gallery added
New photos from Aquiles performing live workshop at Araraquara/SP. Check all photos here.

JUL.12.2008 – Northeast Tour 2008 and Wacken promo tour
Hangar will perform 4 gigs at Brazil northeast region to promote the new album. Also after those gigs Aquiles will head to Wacken Open Air, Germany. to do a special promo tour + exclusive worskhops for The Reason of your conviction album. Stay tunned for more news soon!

JUN.30.2008 - AQUILES AT MUSICAL EXPRESS PODCAST
Aquiles Priester interview at exclusive Musical Express podcast:
musical-express.com.br/evans/novidades/ultimas.asp?id=676

25.JUN.2008 – AQUILESPRIESTER.COM: NEW SITE ONLINE!!!
Today is my birthday and also the release of my brand new site. Fell free to visit all areas. Our official fan clubs is still under reconstrtucion but soon you will got news about it.

My new biography is 100% updated and you can still contact me directly at contato@aquilespriester.com.

Thanx for all support and welcome back!

Aquiles Priester

25.JUN.2008 – Aquiles Priester signatureto be tested at Modern Drummer magazine
Check the tests made for Pro-Mark DrumSticks and Hi-Hat Paiste Signature Sound Edge 15” – all Aquiles Priester signatures.
magazine covercheck article read full article

Also Aquiles is back with his monthly article at Modern Drummer Brazil: magazine coverread article

25.JUN.2008 – Aquiles : one the best drummers in 2007.
Burrn! Magazine Japan rate Aquiles on its best metal drummers ranks. Check: magazine covercheck ranking

25.JUN.2008 – Aquiles Priester interview with Mike Portnoy [Dream Theater] at Batera & Percussão magazine.
During the last Dream Theater brazilian tour Aquiles did an exclusive interview with Mike Portnoy for a brazilian drum magazine called BATERA E PERCUSSÃO. You can check the magazine cover

04.JUN.2008 - REVIEW AT METAL HAMMER GERMANY
Metal Hammer 06/08 Progressive Metal Release date 23.5.

The lyrical concept of THE REASON OF YOUR CONVICTION in a nutshell: As a few colleagues before, also the Brazilians let a serial killer do what he does best. Even musically this 3rd album became almost a killer album. Besides the excellent musicianship and album production all songs have catchy lines. “Call Me In The Name Of Death”, “Everlasting Is The Salvation” and “One More Chance” would certainly belong to the best songs on the current albums from Evergrey or Symphony X, no doubt, these bands are their idols. Complex song material with sometimes surprisingly results. Fans of progressive Power Metal will certainly love this album.

26.MAY.2008 – NEW BOOKING AGENT IN EUROPE!!
If you want to book Hangar [Aquiles band] for european dates please get in touch with: Thomas Kreidner kreidner@ics-woa.de | www.ics-int.com

26.MAY.2008 – INTERVIEW: HANGAR AT CHILE´S PowerMetal.cl
check the link www.powermetal.cl/entrevistas/entrevistas_hangar.html

05.MAY.2008 – Hangar live DVD
Hangar is about to record the first live DVD in São Paulo. it will be an accoustic show featuring songs form all albums. The recordings will be done from 23th to 25th May at Centro Cultural São Paulo. More info to be released soon!

22.APR.2008 – Hangar to be released in Europe!

The reason of your conviction album is to be released in Europe this year at May 23 by Wacken records. check the link for further info:
www.wackenrecords.de/index.php?id=715&L=