Armored Dawn is, without a doubt, one of the revelations of Brazilian Power Metal. Formed in 2014 in Sao Paulo, today they have three albums released worldwide. Over these few years, Armored Dawn has been gaining fans wherever they go.
Born in São Paulo in 1966, the founder and leader of the band Armored Dawn, began his musical career playing the piano and flute. He later became a singer-songwriter and has a unique voice, rarely heard these days.
Eduardo composes songs with striking melodies and positive and optimistic lyrics about how to move forward in life and fight for your dreams. His main influences are Ronnie James Dio, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Uriah Heep and UFO.
With Armored Dawn, he has recorded three albums “Power of Warrior”, “Barbarians in Black” and “Viking Zombie”. He also accumulates film productions of video clips and numerous presentations throughout Brazil and Europe. He shared the stages with big names like Fates Warning, Saxon, Whitesnake, Helloween and Megadeth, as well as having played on “Motörhead’s Motörboat”, the Motörhead Cruise.
Born in Finland many, many years ago, Timo started his musical adventures at the age of 7 playing the violin. When he was 14, he gave up the violin and decided to play a much louder six-string instrument…
Influenced by the names like Ritchie Blackmore, Frank Marino, David Gilmour, and Gary Moore, Timo surrendered to his passion for rock n’ roll and the guitar. Around 2000, Timo decided to change his life, left his frozen country in search of some sun and moved to Brazil. A few years later, he joined the band União, with whom he released only one album in 2003, and toured South America. Then, he joined another band, called Temple of Sin, which released an album and toured Brazil.
Today, Timo is a great Gibson collector, has a house full of guitars and cats, in addition to being part of one of the biggest metal bands in Brazil on the rise, Armored Dawn. He has been part of the band since its beginning in 2014. With Armored Dawn, he has recorded three albums “Power of Warrior”, “Barbarians in Black” and “Viking Zombie”. He also accumulates film productions of video clips and several presentations throughout Brazil and Europe. He shared the stages with big names like Fates Warning, Saxon and Megadeth, in addition to having played on “Motörhead’s Motörboat”, the Motörhead Cruise.
Born in São Paulo, Heros has played in several heavy metal bands during his career and since 1998 has been part of Korzus, one of the biggest Brazilian Thrash Metal bands. With Korzus, he also performed in a prominent position in several festivals, such as Porão do Rock (DF), Abril Pro Rock (PE), Chimera (SP), Roça ‘n’ Roll (MG), Maquinaria (SP), Sepulfest, Quito Fest (Ecuador), as well as a memorable and historic performance on the Sunset stage at Rock in Rio in 2011. All this exhibition provided him with the opportunity to star in major Brazilian television programs, as well as interviews in the best magazines of the genre, including to Guitar Player. In 2004, he was in the top 10 of the best guitarists in Brazil drawn up by specialized magazines, being considered one of the greatest guitarists in the country.
In 2011, Heros was named the third best guitarist by popular vote in Roadie Crew Magazine. In 2012, he took the first place as the best guitarist of all times, by choice of Leitura Dinâmica from Rede TV!. Heros is also a producer and partner at the renowned Mr. Som studio, where he has produced more than 200 bands, highlighting Oficina G3, which earned him a Latin Grammy in 2009 for the album “Depois da Guerra”.
In 2018, alongside Rodrigo Oliveira, Heros started producing the album “Viking Zombie”, from Armored Dawn, and was subsequently invited to take over the band’s basses. The album “Viking Zombie” had a great reception from the public and critics and brought great presentations in Brazil and Europe. His debut took place in December 2018, at a concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina. However, later, with the entry of Fernando Quesada as the band’s bassist, Heros became Armored Dawn’s third guitarist.
The artist is sponsored by the brands Solar Guitars, Montreal Music Shop, Elixir Strings and Tecnifort.
Born in 1974, in Passo Fundo, in southern Brazil, Tiago de Moura is the son of a musician from the region and, naturally, began his musical education at an early age, as he had a lot of influence at home. At the age of 7, he got his first acoustic guitar from his father, and at 16 he became interested in electric guitars. Initially, his main influence was thrash metal. His first band, called Vogelgesang, was one of the first to play this kind of music in his hometown. The musicians who most influenced him are Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Santana, Tom Jobim, Kerry King and Robert Plant. At the age of 20, he began to seriously study acoustic guitar and music theory at a university in Passo Fundo.
Throughout his career, Tiago has released 6 instrumental albums, participated in the “Guitar Experience” in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and appeared in several editions of Guitar Player Brazil magazine. Tiago was also one of the winners of Projeto Rumos, from Itáu Cultural, and currently teaches guitar at Conservatório Musical Souza Lima.
In 2014 he joined the band Armored Dawn, one of the greatest revelations of metal in Brazil. With Armored Dawn, he shared the stages with great names like Fates Warning, Saxon and Megadeth, as well as having played on “Motörhead’s Motörboat”, the Motörhead Cruise.
He has recorded three albums “Power of Warrior”, “Barbarians in Black” and “Viking Zombie”. He also accumulates film productions of video clips and numerous presentations throughout Brazil and Europe.
Born in 1982 in São Paulo, Rafael began his musical journey at age 12, playing the drums and the guitar, and a few years later, at 15, he dedicated his studies to piano and keyboard.
He played the keyboard and base guitar in the band Eterna for about 4 years, with whom he released 2 albums and performed many shows in Brazil. In addition to being a professional musician, Rafael also studied multimedia and works with video production.
Rafael is also part of one of the biggest metal bands in Brazil on the rise, Armored Dawn. He took over the band’s keyboards from the beginning in 2014. With Armored Dawn, he has recorded three albums “Power of Warrior”, “Barbarians in Black” and “Viking Zombie”. He also accumulates film productions of video clips and several presentations throughout Brazil and Europe. He shared the stages with big names like Fates Warning, Saxon and Megadeth, in addition to having played on “Motörhead’s Motörboat”, the Motörhead Cruise.
Versatile and with over 25 years of career, Rodrigo Oliveira is one of the most respected drummers in the latin rock/metal market. He started his musical career in the 90s and recorded some of his compositions from his school years without the pretension to become an idol. In 1997, after his passage in the band Stronger, at the age of 17, he became a member of Korzus, with which he realized many shows and attended big festivals, such as Mercorock (Balneário Camboriú) and Monsters of Rock (São Paulo), this one alongside celebrated bands like Slayer, Saxon, Megadeth, Dream Theater and Savatage for an audience of more than 25 thousand people.
Over the years, with Korzus, he has performed with highlighted position in numerous festivals, as Porão do Rock (Brasília), Abril Pro Rock (Pernambuco), Chimera (São Paulo), Roça n’ Roll (Minas Gerais), Maquinaria (São Paulo), Sepulfest, Quito Fest (Equator), besides a memorable and historic performance on the Sunset stage at Rock in Rio in 2011. In 2004, Rodrigo traveled to Europe in order to record an album with the British band Mercury Rain and then went on to tour in England, France and Spain alongside the bands Tristania, Trail of Tears and Therion.
Rodrigo Oliveira appeared on lists of the country’s best drummers by public choice in large circulation magazines, such as Rock Brigade and Roadie Crew, as well as being featured in other great magazines, including the highly regarded Modern Drummer, in which he was the cover in January of 2012. Rodrigo realized a serie of workshops all over Brazil, teaching a little bit of the thrash metal essence and sharing with his fans his accurate technique and abilities. The musician still found time to perform various live performances alongside the band Ancestrall, from São Paulo.
In 2014, Rodrigo was selected to perform a tour with Metal All Stars, a super group with celebrated artists such as Max Cavalera, David Ellefson (Megadeth), James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Geoff Tate (Queensryche) and many others. The knowledge obtained in different areas and his international presence as musician caught the attention of the band Armored Dawn, one of the names on the rise in Brazilian metal scene that has been gaining space in several places around the world.
With the emergent Armored Dawn, Rodrigo Oliveira recorded the albums “Barbarians in Black” and “Viking Zombie”, this latter being produced by him, together with Heros Trench. Both albums had a great reception from the public and critics, and with them many big performances happened in Brazil and Europe. Expanding his performance inside the musical universe, Rodrigo embarked on a journey through music production working by the distinguished and famous Dharma Studios, founded and owned by him.
Rodrigo is endorser of the brands Vic Firth for 15 years, Pearl Drums for 10 years, more recently he signed with Remo Drumheads and counts on the support of these giants from the music industry to expand his activities with quality and efficiency.
Quesada started his music career early. As a bass player, he was part of the bands Shaman and Noturnall, with whom he released 5 albums. He toured Europe, USA, Latin America and Central America, and played at festivals such as Rock in Rio and Masters of Rock, in the Czech Republic.
In the studio and live, he has worked with musicians such as James Labrie (Dream Theater), Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob), Michael Kiske (Helloween), and many others. Quesada was in the “top 3 bass players in Brazil” for 5 consecutive years by magazines and media of the genre, and performed several workshows throughout the country. Graduated in Digital Marketing, post graduated in Distance Learning Techniques and technical in Audio. He has worked at Audio Arena and EM&T Studios, in pre-productions, recordings, editing, mixing or mastering with many names in music and also brands in the advertising sector. He was nominated for the Latin Grammy and won some production and composition awards.
In the educational sector, Quesada has become one of the main teachers in the country, leading the two major music school networks, EM&T and School of Rock, where he assumes the role of General Director. Over the years he has developed methodologies of Music Business, Digital Music Marketing, and inaugurated the IA&T Institute with international courses in Audio, Music Production and Music Business. Quesada was also the creator and founder of EM&T Online, the first music school with experience of complete online education in the country.
Nowadays he is part of the acoustic duo Anie, who has also toured the US and Brazil, Broadway musicals, as well as being bassist and acoustic guitarist for Armored Dawn, a band with over 5 million views on YouTube and tours in Brazil, Europe and America Latin. Fernando Quesada is supported by Tagima, Santo Angelo, Edifier, IK Multimedia, Aguilar, DR Strings and Xtreme Ears.