07.AGO.2014 -Noturnall: new Brazilian supergroup featuring ex-members of Angra and Shaman launches DVD with participation of Russell Allen 

Noturnall! This is the name of the new Brazilian metal supergroup formed by Shaman members, Thiago Bianchi (vocal), Fernando Quesada (bass), Leo Mancini (guitar), Junior Carelli (keyboards) besides the worldwide famous drummer Aquiles Priester (Hangar, ex-Angra).

How it was supposed be, the band was already born being considered the new sensation of the Brazilian rock/metal scene, but not only because is formed by this true "dream team", but mainly for bringing an innovative musical approach: modern, heavy and aggressive music, but still melodic and progressive as never heard before!

Recorded at Fusao VM&T Studios in Sao Paulo and at The Shanty Shack Studios in New Jersey (USA), Noturnall's debut album has as one of the producers the Symphony X and Adrenaline Mob vocalist, Russell Allen, and has beaten some records since its release in February. For five consecutive weeks the album held the first position among the Best Sellers of Die Hard Records - one of the major Brazilian CDs stores - besides have beaten the record for pre-orders. The album also appeared on the second position on the charts of Roadie Crew Magazine, the most important rock magazine from Brazil, achieving better position than bands like Within Temptation and Epica.
Noturnall debuted on March 29th with a historical show at Carioca Club in Sao Paulo. On the ocassion, none other than Russell Allen made a special guest appearance on a set list that counted with all the songs from the CD besides some suprises that thrilled the fans.

Completly sold-out, the event was filmed for Noturnalls first DVD: "First Night Live". Several tons of equipment were used, including 15 cameras, three cranes and a 10 feet long led screen.

Produced by three different Brazilian companies, FX Render, Foggy Films and Fusao Studios, Noturnall's DVD "First Night Live" will be released during Expomusic Fair that this year takes place from September 17th to 21th at Expo Center Norte in Sao Paulo.
Noturnall launched a video of the song "Hate" extracted from "First Night Live".

Check out at:
http://youtu.be/Uam-uWJq5fc

For Further Information:
www.noturnall.com
www.facebook.com/noturnall
www.twitter.com/noturnall
www.youtube.com/noturnallofficial

Press & Promotion:
Eliton Tomasi - SOM DO DARMA
eliton@somdodarma.com.br
www.somdodarma.com.br
+55 (15) 3211-1621
Photo Credits: Studio Woody Artwork
Cover Credits: Carlos Fides/Artside (Art) and Fábio Augusto (Photo)

 

 

07.AGO.2014 - First instrumental album of Aquiles Priester and Gustavo Carmo!

The first solo album of the drummer Aquiles Priester and the guitarist Gustavo Carmo, will be mixed and mastered by Adair Daufembach at Daufembach Studio in São Paulo. Produced by them both, it was recorded over 2013 and 2014.

Drums were recorded at Mr. Som in São Paulo by Marcello Pompeu and Heros Trench and the final guitar tracks were recorded at AK-47 Studios in Seattle, where the guitarist currently resides. The whole album was conceived through studio jams in a very spontaneous way.

It is an instrumental record that totals 9 songs, and counts on the following guest musicians (alphabetic order): Bruno Ladislau, Francis Botene, Greg Howe, Juninho Carelli, Kevin Moore, Nili Brosh, Tony MacAlpine and Vinnie Moore.

More news soon!
Like Gustavo’s official page: 
https://www.facebook.com/gustavo.carmo.guitar

05.AGO.2014 - HATE! (NOTURNALL - DVD "FIRST NIGHT LIVE")

Check this out! The first promo video of our up coming DVD! PLEASE SHARE IT! HELP US TO SPREAD THE VIDEO!

22.JUL.2014 - AMAZÔNIA EM REVISTA: Aquiles Priester gives a special drum lesson

Click here!

21.JUL.2014 - SESC Santo André/SP – Show Hangar

30/08 - SESC Santo André/SP – Show Hangar
Hangar no SESC Santo André as 20h e no mesmo dia e local Workshop com Aquiles Priester as 16hs ( ingressos limitados para o workshop )
Local: Teatro do SESC
Endereço: Rua Tamarutaca, 302 , Vila Guiomar
Horário : 20h00 
Ingressos: www.sescsp.org.br
Infos: Show e Workshop (011) 4469-1200
Obs : Infos sobre o Workshop no mesmo fone , ingressos limitados.

04.JUL.2014 - Aquiles Priester's schedule - July & August!

More Information:
www.aquilespriester.com
www.tonymacaline.com
www.noturnall.com
www.hangar.mus.br
www.bigdrumbonanza.com

July:
05/07 – Thomas Lang's Big Drum Bonanza (Los Angeles)
06/07 – Thomas Lang's Big Drum Bonanza (Los Angeles)
11/07 – Limeira-SP (Show Noturnall)
12/07 – São Paulo-SP (Show Noturnall)
13/07 – Osasco-SP (Show Noturnall)
15/07 – Volta Redonda-RJ (Workshop Aquiles Priester)
16/07 – Leopoldina-MG (Workshop Aquiles Priester)
21/07 – São Paulo-SP (Aulas Particulares Aquiles Priester – Beg Escola de Música e Arte)
23/07 – Bebedouro-SP (Workshop Aquiles Priester)
24/07 – São Paulo-SP (Anime Friends – Show Noturnall)

August: 
08/08 – San Francisco, CA - Biscuits & Blues (Tony MacAlpine)
09/08 – Lebanon, OR - Guitars Under The Stars Festival (Tony MacAlpine)
13/08 – Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke (Tony MacAlpine)
14/08 – San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House (Tony MacAlpine)
15/08 – Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage (Tony MacAlpine)
21/08 – Itaquaquecetuba-SP (Workshop Aquiles Priester)
30/08 – Santo André-SP (Workshop Aquiles Priester & Show Hangar)

30.JUN.2014 - Aquiles Priester will be touring with Tony MacAlpine the West Coast of United States in August, 2014!

Tony is embarking on his first US tour in over a decade, and featuring a full performance of his classic Maximum Security album as part of his set, along with a preview of his upcoming solo album Concrete Gardens. Joining Tony will be his powerhouse band featuring drummer Aquiles Priester (Hangar, Noturnall), bassist Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples, Yngwie Malmsteen) and 25 year-old guitar phenom Nili Brosh. Tony is playing the West Coast in August, before heading to the East Coast in October.

More details here: http://www.tonymacalpine.com/news/new-us-tour-dates/

Artist: Tony MacAlpine
Date: 08/08/14
Time: 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Venue: Biscuits & Blues
City: San Francisco , CA
Address: 401 Mason St
Venue phone: (415) 292-2583
Country: United States
Admission: $30
Age restrictions: All Ages
Box office: (415) 292-2583
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Notes: Two shows! 7:30pm and 9:30pm
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Artist: Tony MacAlpine
Date: 08/09/14
Time: 10:00pm
Venue: Guitars Under The Stars at Cheadle Lake Park
City: Lebanon , OR
Address: 37954 Weirich Dr
Country: United States
Age restrictions: All Ages
BUY TICKETS
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Artist: Tony MacAlpine
Date: 08/13/14
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Saint Rocke
City: Hermosa Beach , CA
Address: 142 Pacific Coast Highway
Venue phone: (310) 372-0035
Country: United States
Admission: $20
Age restrictions: No Minors
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Artist: Tony MacAlpine
Date: 08/14/14
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: The Coach House
City: San Juan Capistrano , CA
Address: 33157 Camino Capistrano
Venue phone: (949) 496-8930
Country: United States
Admission: 20.00
Age restrictions: All Ages
Box office: (949) 496-8930
BUY TICKETS
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Artist: Tony MacAlpine
Date: 08/15/14
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Ramona Mainstage
City: Ramona , CA
Address: 626 Main St
Venue phone: (760) 789-7008
Country: United States
Age restrictions: All Ages
BUY TICKETS
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Artist: Tony MacAlpine
Date: 10/20/14
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Pour House Music Hall
City: Raleigh , North Carolina
Address: 224 S Blount Street
Venue phone: (919) 821-1120
Country: United States
Admission: $17 online / $20 at door
Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed
BUY TICKETS
Notes: with Travis Larson Band & LoNero
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25.JUN.2014 - Happy birthday!

17.JUN.2014 -  Aquiles Priester performs workshop for the first time in school Seven Notes in Itaquaquecetuba-SP

13.JUN.2014 -  Aquiles Priester performs workshop in Bebedouro-SP with his new Mapex Saturn IV drumkit!

10.JUN.2014 - THOMAS LANG ANNOUNCES ‘BIG DRUM BONANZA 2014’
JULY 2RD – 6TH IN THOUSAND OAKS, CA

5-Day Music Education Camp Features Special Guest Instructors Including Chris Coleman, Matt Garstka, Derek Roddy, Aquiles Priester and Gergo Borlai Among Others
Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa5yz6z3gVM

(Los Angeles – 4/22/2014) Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert), has announced the Big Drum Bonanza 2014 (BDB2014) July 2nd – 6t at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California. Drummers of all ages, levels and styles are invited to join Thomas Lang and his other special guest instructors including world-renowned drummers Chris Coleman (Prince/Stevie Wonder); Matt Garstka (Animals as Leaders); Derek Roddy, (Hate Eternal/Nile); (Aquiles Priester (Hangar/Tony MacAlpine/Noturnall) and Hungarian drumming phenom, Gergo Borlai among others for this exciting, 5-day music camp and educational experience.

Lang and his special guest teachers will lead daily schedules of intensive, hands-on drumming, master classes, Q&A sessions, performances, private lessons and much more in an exclusive setting that allows students to have maximum access to these acclaimed artists. Selling out in its first two years, the Big Drum Bonanza is fast-becoming the world’s premier multi-day drumming event.

Presented by MUSO Entertainment, the BDB 2014 boasts not only an incredibly diverse lineup of world-class drummers but features the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a VIP tour of the Drum Workshop factory as well as participate in camp activities including a live, talk show-style webcast held in the Drum Channel studios.

"This is our third Big Drum Bonanza and we are incredibly excited about this year’s line up,” says Lang. “We have some of the best and most innovative drummers in the world at this year’s event and we are proud to offer students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with and learn from some of the most acclaimed and talented drummers of our generation.”

Previous Big Drum Bonanza instructors have included: Virgil Donati, Jeff Hamilton, Kenny Aronoff, Stanton Moore, George Kollias and Dave Elitch among others.

Big Drum Bonanza 2014 sponsors include: Guitar Center, Drum Workshop, Drumchannel.com, Meinl, Audix, Ahead Armor, Vic Firth, Remo and Hansenfutz.


For additional information on the Big Drum Bonanza, please visit www.bigdrumbonanza.com or email info@bigdrumbonanza.com

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Media Contact: Elizabeth Lang, MUSO Entertainment – 323.243.4959 or via email at Elizabethlang@musoentertainment.com

04.JUN.2014 -  Aquiles Priester at Rede Globo of Porto Velho-RO.

Vídeo 1: http://glo.bo/1kvKGq8

Video 2: http://glo.bo/1rK3O8M

23.MAI.2014 -  Aquiles Priester is invited to Drum Camp Big Drum Bonanza by mega drummer Thomas Lang!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa5yz6z3gVM&

21.MAI.2014 -  Interview with Aquiles Priester at Rock Meeting magazine

Click to zoom [portuguese only]

21.MAI.2014 -  Drum classes with Aquiles Priester in São Paulo! 

16.MAI.2014 - New dates!

DATA 02.jun.2014
EVENTO Aulas Particulares
CIDADE Porto Velho
HORÁRIO --:--
INFORMAÇÕES EXTRA Bateras Beat Porto Velho (69) 3221-4834
portovelho@baterasbeat.com.br



DATA 03.jun.2014
EVENTO Master Class Aquiles Priester
CIDADE Porto Velho
HORÁRIO 19:00
INFORMAÇÕES EXTRA Bateras Beat Porto Velho (69) 3221-4834
portovelho@baterasbeat.com.br



DATA 03.jun.2014
EVENTO Aquiles Priester interpretando Iron Maiden
CIDADE Porto Velho
HORÁRIO 20:30
INFORMAÇÕES EXTRA Bateras Beat Porto Velho (69) 3221-4834
portovelho@baterasbeat.com.br

15.MAI.2014 - Aquiles Priester: tattoo in tribute to Iron Maiden!

http://www.ironmaiden666.com.br/2014/05/aquiles-priester-tatuagem-em-homenagem.html

15.MAI.2014 - Streaming the brand new song ‘The Night Of New Moon‘

BLACKWELDER, the brand new metal experience featuring some of the top names in power prog metal today, streaming the brand new song ‘The Night Of New Moon‘. The band is currently recording and mixing its as-yet-untitled album for a late 2014 release via GoldenCore/ZYX Music. The CD will be mixed by Matt Smith (THEOCRACY). The song can be streamed below.

https://soundcloud.com/blackwelder/blackwelder-the-night-of-new-moon

www.soundcloud.com/blackwelder
www.facebook.com/BlackwelderMetal

11.MAI.2014 - Noturnall's new video clip dedicated to our Mothers...

Many thanks to Maria da Glória dos Santos Priester for all your love and support... I dedicate the most important prize of my career to you!!!
Thank you especially for the time when we lived in Foz do Iguaçu-PR, when I was beating on cans ...
#Aquiles Priester's Top 100 Drum Fills was voted Best Educational DVD of 2014 by the Readers of Modern Drummer magazine USA!

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLiWi63Gu84

29.ABR.2014 - Aquiles Priester receives unprecedented international award for Brazilian music!

28.ABR.2014 - Blackwelder Press Release

International power prog metal band BLACKWELDER signs record deal with Germany’s GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music. BLACKWELDER is currently recording, mixing and mastering the yet untitled album for a release later this year. Hailing from the four corners of the world, BLACKWELDER is a brand new metal experience featuring some of the top names in Power Prog Metal today. Arguably the best singer in all of metal, Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, ex-Gamma Ray) fronts this extraordinary outfit at the top of his game, alongside guitar virtuoso Andrew Szus (Seven Seraphim), Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Aquiles Priester (Hangar, ex-Angra) round out this unstoppable team of what quite possibly could be one of the greatest lineups metal has ever seen.

BLACKWELDER are:

Ralf Scheepers – Vocals (Primal Fear, ex-Gamma Ray)
Andrew Szucs – Guitar (Seven Seraphim)
Bjorn Englen – Bass (Dio Disciples, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen)
Aquiles Priester – Drums (Hangar, Noturnall, Tony MacAlpine, Vinne Moore, Midas Fate, ex-Angra)

BLACKWELDER began as the long-awaited follow up to Seven Seraphim’s “Believe in Angels“. Bit by bit, as the songs materialized, it became evident to mainman Andrew Szucs that this music should carry the banner of a new musical entity, emerging from a richer, darker source – thus, BLACKWELDER was born.

Andrew began this musical journey alone, however, once he completed the framework for all of the songs, the band members began to fall into place like pieces of a puzzle.

Bjorn Englen was the first to climb aboard, expertly adding his bass lines to the songs. Bjorn would later go on tour with Tony MacAlpine alongside drummer Aquiles Priester, after which, it seemed only natural to keep this rhythm section in tact for BLACKWELDER.

Once Andrew’s guitars were recorded, it became evident that a true powerhouse vocalist was needed to carry these songs to completion. Not just any voice would do.BLACKWELDER would need the stratospheric vocal stylings characterized by the rich tradition of European heavy metal, and who better to do that than the voice of Primal Fear: Ralf Scheepers. Like a dragon with its fire, Ralf’s voice and lyrical themes are a natural fit to the songs of BLACKWELDER; blending and contrasting with the Marshall-based guitar tones in perfect harmony.

Topping off this powerful lineup is the unparalleled drumming of Aquiles Priester. Andrew and Aquiles agreed to finish the songs with Aquiles’ unique pyrotechnic display of progressive metal drumming techniques and what a display it is.

BLACKWELDER is a winning formula of raw musical virtuosity that holds the listener’s ears right from the start. This act is surely not one to be missed and cannot be denied!

www.facebook.com/BlackwelderMetal

Source: http://www.rockngrowl.com/blackwelder-signs-with-gold encore-records

17.ABR.2014 - Noturnall inducted into Brazilian's The RockWalk Of Fame

Band is formed by members of Angra and Shaman

Noturnall, the new brazilian supergroup formed by the Shaman members Thiago Bianchi (vocal), Fernando Quesada (bass), Leo Mancini (guitar), Junior Carelli (keyboards) and the worldwide famous drummer Aquiles Priester (Hangar, ex-Angra), is confirming why it has been considered the new sensation of the Brazilian rock/metal scene.
After the resounding success that was the sold-out show realized in March in Sao Paulo that counted with the special participation of the Symphony X and Adrenaline Mob vocalist, Russell Allen, the band now noticed its induction into the Brazilian's RockWalk Of Fame.

The Brazilian RockWalk Of Fame is the local version of the original RockWalk Of Fame located on the Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood (USA) where are unforgettable names like Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, among others. The Brazilian version of The RockWalk, like the American original, aims to perpetuate the greatest representatives of the Brazilian rock, although it is an itinerant sidewalk being displayed across the country through special events.

Have been immortalized on the Brazilian RockWalk some major bands and rock musicians of the country such as Mutantes, Sepultura, Dr. Sin, Shaman and now Noturnall.

The cerimony of induction will happen on the next April, 27th in the city of Limeira/Brazil. The band will play a special pocket-show for this event.

"To participate in this important Brazilian rock event is an honor! Even more for the second time, since we were also included in the Brazilian RockWalk for our job in Shaman, so we are the only Brazilian musicians to appear twice in the project! A double honor! We're very happy with the recognition of our work by people and so important music critics. Hope to see you in Limeira." said bassist Fernando Quesada.

Besides the cerimony of the RockWalk, Noturnall prepares for the next shows in promotion of its self-titled debut album.
Recorded at Fusao VM&T Studios in Sao Paulo and at The Shanty Shack Studios in New Jersey (USA), Noturnall's debut album has Russell Allen as one of the producers and for five consecutive weeks the album held the first position among the Best Sellers of Die Hard Records - one of the major Brazilian CDs stores - besides have beaten the record for pre-orders. The album also appeared on the second position on the charts of Roadie Crew Magazine, the most important rock magazine from Brazil, achieving better position than bands like Within Temptation and Epica.

Among other news, Noturnall's drummer Aquiles Priester had his most recent DVD “Aquiles Priester’s Top 100 Drum Fills” elected as "Best Educational DVD" by Modern Drummer magazine. This was the first time that a Brazilian drummer took first place in the ranking.

10.ABR.2014 - Aquiles Priester in Porto Velho/RO!

Data: 01.mai.2014
Evento: Workshop Aquiles Priester
Cidade: Porto Velho/RO
Local: Boate Água Viva
Endereço: Avenida 7 de Setembro (Esquina com México)
Horário: 19:00
Informações extras: Ingressos R$ 40,00.
Realização: Bateras Beat Porto Velho (69) 3221-4834
portovelho@baterasbeat.com.br

24.MAR.2014 - Aquiles Priester performs workshop in Curitiba-PR, with his new Mapex Saturn IV.

20.MAR.2014 - Aquiles Priester performs workshop for the first time in Gavião Peixoto-SP.

08.FEV.2014 - Noturnall records DVD in São Paulo-SP.

03.FEV.2014 -Win a brand new pair of Hi-Hats Paiste Signature Sound Edge 14!

http://www.freenote.com.br/=41696133826DVI0T1G

03.FEV.2014 -Aquiles Priester's PsychOctopus Army T-Shirt available at Die Hard Webstore!

All sizes: extra large (GG), large (G), medium (M), small (P), baby look (M).
Check this out:
http://www.diehard.com.br/ lojaweb/ detalhes.asp?codprod=31858

03.FEV.2014 - Aquiles Priester's PsychOctopus Army T-Shirt available at Die Hard Webstore!

All sizes: extra large (GG), large (G), medium (M), small (P), baby look (M).
Check this out:
http://www.diehard.com.br/ lojaweb/ detalhes.asp?codprod=31857

24.FEV.2014 - Aquiles Priester - Colombia Drum Clinic Tour 2014!!!

La Colonial y Mapex han unido fuerzas para traer al baterista Aquiles Priester, artista Mapex, quien dictara clínicas de batería en Cali, Medellin y Bogota los días 3, 4 y 5 de Abril de 2014.

Para compra de boletas llamar al PBX (1) 749 0888 Ext 572 y 573.

http://www.aquilespriester.com/
http://www.mapexdrums.com/

24.FEV.2014 - Urânio Rock Festival with Doro, Hangar and Tierramystica!

BUY NOW YOUR TICKET AT THE LINK BELOW!
http://www.minhaentrada.com.br

21.FEV.2014 - Urânio Rock Festival with Doro, Hangar and Tierramystica!

BUY NOW YOUR TICKET AT THE LINK BELOW!
http://www.minhaentrada.com.br

20.FEV.2014 - Attention Porto Alegre area!

12.FEV.2014 - DIE HARD announces NOTURNALL's CD arrival at the Store!!

http://www.diehardrecords.blogspot .com.br/

02.FEV.2014 - Blackwelder Press Release.

22.JAN.2014 - Aquiles Priester will be playing in Los Angeles, CA - Namm Metal Jam 2014

NAMM Metal Jam 2014 Michael Angelo Batio w/DeathRiders Whisky a Go-Go
8901 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
All Ages
Tickets Available via ticketweb.com

www.nammmetaljam.com

NAMM Metal Jam 2014 - NAMM Metal All Stars
Michael Angelo Batio w/ DeathRiders
NAMM Metal Jam All Stars Line-up More tba
Special Host MC Caleb Smith of The Sick Room Radio NZ
Michael Angelo Batio
DeathRiders

NAMM Metal All Stars 2014

- Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent, Whitford St. Holmes) - Vocals, Guitar
- Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) - Drums
- Michael Devin (Whitesnake) - Bass
- Matt Thompson (King Diamond) - Drums 
- Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4) - Guitar
- Mark Boals (Dio Disciples, Ring Of Fire, Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force) - Vocals
- Michael Angelo Batio (Solo artist, Nitro, Holland) - Guitar
- Neil Turbin (DeathRiders, Anthrax) - Vocals
- Dave Reffett (Shredding The Envelope, Guitar World) - Guitar
- Bill Hudson (Emphatic, Circle II Circle, Cellador) - Guitar
- Ralph Santolla (Obituary, Deicide) - Guitar
- Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) – Guitar
- Aquiles Priester (Tony MacAlpine, Hangar, Vinnie Moore, Noturnall)
- Andrea Martongelli (Arthemis) - Guitar
- Mike Hansen (Hurricane, George Lynch, Steve Vai) - Drums
- Tony Cavazo (Hurricane) – Bass Guitar
- Eli Santana (Holy Grail) - Guitar
- Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens) - Guitar
- Linda MacDonald (The Iron Maidens) - Drums
- Kirsten Rosenberg (The Iron Maidens) - Vocals
- Rigo Amezcua (Agent Steel) - Drums
- Juan Garcia (Agent Steel, Masters of Metal) - Guitar
- Robert Cardenas (Possessed, Agent Steel) – Bass Guitar
- Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert Band, G3, POD) - Drums
- Veronica Freeman (Benedictum) – Vocals
- Leather Leone (Chastain) – Vocals
- Clammy (Exciter) – Bass Guitar
- Greg Walls (Anthrax) – Guitar
- Howie Simon (Alcatrazz, Nelson) - Guitar
- Dan Lauzon (Entropy, E-Force) - Guitar
- Jeff Williams (Onslaught) - Bass Guitar
- Shane Gibson (Korn) - Guitar
- Dino Deluke (Sledd, Nemesis) - Drums
- Peter Deluke (Sledd, Nemesis) - Keyboards
- August Zadra (Dennis DeYoung (Styx) Band) – Guitar
- Michael Lee Smith (STARZ, Looking Glass, Hellcats) - Vocals
- Steve "Zeus" Johnstad (Mayday, Son, NRG) - Vocals
- Thane Farace (Ghost Of War, Bloodied Angels) - Guitar
- Stuart Fujinami (Reverend, Heretic) – Guitar
- Mitch Stewart (Circle II Circle) - Bass Guitar
- Annie Grunwald (Formless) - Guitar
- Sean Elg (DeathRiders, Nihilist) - Drums
- Arnold Gonzalez (DeathRiders) - Guitar
- Michael Lopez (DeathRiders) - Bass
- Casey Trask (DeathRiders) – Guitar
- Joe Gettler (Razormaze) – Guitar
- Xander Demos (Sabbath Judas Sabbath) - Guitar
- Joe Rose (Michael Angelo Batio’s Intermezzo album) - Guitar
- Lisa Margaroli (Celebrity Trash) - Vocals

Michael Angelo Batio will be co-headlining the event which will feature MAB playing on stage with DeathRiders featuring (Original Anthrax Vocalist Neil Turbin) along with 40 of the metal worlds most shredding musical artists from across the world 
https://www.facebook.com/events/688624544482781/

20.JAN.2014 - HELLO EVERYONE! STAY TUNED, MY NEW BOOK IS COMING SOON: THE PSYCHOCTOPUS PLAY ALONGS! TAKE A LOOK IN THE TRACK LISTING! CD INCLUDED!!!

09.JAN.2014 - Aquiles Priester: private and master classes in Leopoldina-MG.

07.JAN.2014 -  Aquiles Priester will be playing in Los Angeles, CA - Namm Metal Jam 2014

NAMM Metal Jam 2014 Michael Angelo Batio w/DeathRiders Whisky a Go-Go
8901 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
All Ages
Tickets Available via ticketweb.com

www.nammmetaljam.com

NAMM Metal Jam 2014 - NAMM Metal All Stars
Michael Angelo Batio w/ DeathRiders
NAMM Metal Jam All Stars Line-up More tba
Special Host MC Caleb Smith of The Sick Room Radio NZ
Michael Angelo Batio
DeathRiders

NAMM Metal All Stars 2014

- Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent, Whitford St. Holmes) - Vocals, Guitar
- Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) - Drums
- Michael Devin (Whitesnake) - Bass
- Matt Thompson (King Diamond) - Drums 
- Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4) - Guitar
- Mark Boals (Dio Disciples, Ring Of Fire, Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force) - Vocals
- Michael Angelo Batio (Solo artist, Nitro, Holland) - Guitar
- Neil Turbin (DeathRiders, Anthrax) - Vocals
- Dave Reffett (Shredding The Envelope, Guitar World) - Guitar
- Bill Hudson (Emphatic, Circle II Circle, Cellador) - Guitar
- Ralph Santolla (Obituary, Deicide) - Guitar
- Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) – Guitar
- Aquiles Priester (Tony MacAlpine, Hangar, Vinnie Moore, Noturnall)
- Andrea Martongelli (Arthemis) - Guitar
- Mike Hansen (Hurricane, George Lynch, Steve Vai) - Drums
- Tony Cavazo (Hurricane) – Bass Guitar
- Eli Santana (Holy Grail) - Guitar
- Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens) - Guitar
- Linda MacDonald (The Iron Maidens) - Drums
- Kirsten Rosenberg (The Iron Maidens) - Vocals
- Rigo Amezcua (Agent Steel) - Drums
- Juan Garcia (Agent Steel, Masters of Metal) - Guitar
- Robert Cardenas (Possessed, Agent Steel) – Bass Guitar
- Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert Band, G3, POD) - Drums
- Veronica Freeman (Benedictum) – Vocals
- Leather Leone (Chastain) – Vocals
- Clammy (Exciter) – Bass Guitar
- Greg Walls (Anthrax) – Guitar
- Howie Simon (Alcatrazz, Nelson) - Guitar
- Dan Lauzon (Entropy, E-Force) - Guitar
- Jeff Williams (Onslaught) - Bass Guitar
- Shane Gibson (Korn) - Guitar
- Dino Deluke (Sledd, Nemesis) - Drums
- Peter Deluke (Sledd, Nemesis) - Keyboards
- August Zadra (Dennis DeYoung (Styx) Band) – Guitar
- Michael Lee Smith (STARZ, Looking Glass, Hellcats) - Vocals
- Steve "Zeus" Johnstad (Mayday, Son, NRG) - Vocals
- Thane Farace (Ghost Of War, Bloodied Angels) - Guitar
- Stuart Fujinami (Reverend, Heretic) – Guitar
- Mitch Stewart (Circle II Circle) - Bass Guitar
- Annie Grunwald (Formless) - Guitar
- Sean Elg (DeathRiders, Nihilist) - Drums
- Arnold Gonzalez (DeathRiders) - Guitar
- Michael Lopez (DeathRiders) - Bass
- Casey Trask (DeathRiders) – Guitar
- Joe Gettler (Razormaze) – Guitar
- Xander Demos (Sabbath Judas Sabbath) - Guitar
- Joe Rose (Michael Angelo Batio’s Intermezzo album) - Guitar
- Lisa Margaroli (Celebrity Trash) - Vocals

Michael Angelo Batio will be co-headlining the event which will feature MAB playing on stage with DeathRiders featuring (Original Anthrax Vocalist Neil Turbin) along with 40 of the metal worlds most shredding musical artists from across the world 
https://www.facebook.com/events/688624544482781/

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.... "

[read more...] portuguese only

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!

Click here to read! [portuguese only]

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.

Click to enlarge

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 14x7 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 orderI 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.

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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.

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