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Biography

Band formed in 2014 in São Paulo. It has already played in the Brazilian main capitals, and supported bands as Megadeth, Symphony X, Rhapsody, Tarja, Marillion, Offspring and Sabaton, besides touring in Europe in January 2017 with Fates Warning, playing in the main cities of Germany, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.

Armored Dawn was the only Brazilian band to play on Motorboat (Motorhead’s Cruise) in 2016 in Miami.

“Power of Warrior” was recorded in Denmark, produced by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jorn) and mixed by Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom). The album was released in the U.S. with disclosure by Concrete Marketing (Five Finger Death Punch).

The main specialized magazines in Europe, Japan and the U.S. have published some articles about the band and all these editions had a promo CD with it.

“The Epicness of Iron Maiden in Brazilian Fashion” – Revolver Magazine (EUA)

“It’s more than just a sample of a great heavy band, It’s a statement of intentions from a group that is here to conquer followers” – SOUNDI (Finland)

At the end of 2016, Armored Dawn shot its new video “Viking Soul” in Yosemite/California and had a photo session with Anna Di Santo (Scorpions, Slayer, Slipknot).

“Barbarian in Black”, is the new album, produced by Kato Khandwala (Pretty Reckless, Papa Roach) and Bruno Agra (We are Harlot). The epic vídeo for the first single “Sail Away”, had more than 100.000 views in the first week.

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EDUARDO PARRAS

EDUARDO PARRAS

Vocal

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1966, the founder and front man of Armored Dawn, started his musical career playing piano and transverse flute. Later he turned into singing and composing, and has a very unique voice, rarely heard these days.

Eduardo composes songs with remarcable melodies and positive, optimistic lyrics about moving ahead in your life and fighting for your dreams.

His main influences as lyricist are anything from Ronnie James Dio to Adam Smith and musically, bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Uriah Heep and UFO.

 
 
 


TIMO KAARKOSKI

TIMO KAARKOSKI

Guitar

Born many moons ago, in the Frozen inferno, those grazy finnish people like to call “Home sweet Home”, Timo is older than Moses and younger than God.

He started his musical adventures at the age of 7, playing violin which after some years would give space to much louder 6-string instrument… At the tender age of 14, he decided to give up the violin, and focus on playing LOUD Rock n Roll music, and to lead the younger ones down the same road to damnation…

In around year 2000, He decided that snow sucks, and some sun would be cool, so he left that previously mentioned frozen inferno, and moved to Brazil, where he would continue playing Rock n Roll, still leading the younger ones to the same road to damnation, first with a band called “Uniao”, which only released one album in 2003 and toured south-america, and then later in another band called “Temple of Sin”, which released and album called “OHM” somewhere along the way and toured around Brazil.

Timo collects Gibson guitars and has a house full of fluffy, little kittie friends. Main influences are Ritchie Blackmore, Frank Marino, David Gilmour, Gary Moore.


FERNANDO GIOVANNETTI

FERNANDO GIOVANNETTI

Bass

Born in 1982 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, bassplayer since age 15 and professional musician since he was 19, he teaches bassplaying, works as a sideman for many artists playing different styles of music, works as a musical producer and does workshops mainly based on playing Rock music and Heavy Metal.

He has played with bands like Karma, Anime Friends, The Supremacy, Aquaria, Ted Poley, Sana, Glory Opera, Ricardo Bocci, Léo Von, Soulspell Metal Opera, Ricardo Mourão, Wizards, Pedro Lobo, Fernando e Sorocaba e Edu Brandoff.

Besides being the bassplayer for Armored Dawn, Fernando is bands musical producer. His main influences are Steve Harris, Billy Sheehan, John Myung, Geezer Buttler, Roger Glover e Victor Wooten.


TIAGO DE MOURA

TIAGO DE MOURA

Guitar

Born in Passo Fundo, Brazil in 1974, child of a local musician, Tiago started his musical education as soon as he was born, as there was always music around the house. At the age of 7, he got his first acoustic guitar from his father, and at 16, started to get interested in eletric guitar.

Inicially, his main influence was thrash metal, and his first thrash metal band, called Vogelgesang, was one of the first bands playing this kind of music in his hometown. At 20, he started to seriously study musical theory and guitarplaying at a musical university of Passo Fundo.

He has released 6 instrumental cd’s, participated in “guitar experience” in Buenos Aires and has been featured in varius editions of “Guitar Player Brazil” magazine.

He was one of the winners of “projeto rumos do Itau Cultural” and curently teaches guitarplaying in Souza Lima musical conservatory.

Main influences are Steve Vai, Joe Satriano, Santana, Tom Jobim, Kerry King and Robert Plant.


RAFAEL AGOSTINO

RAFAEL AGOSTINO

Keyboards

Born in 1982 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he started his musical voyage at the age of 12, playing drums and guitar and few years later, at the age of 15, he dedicated his studies to piano and keyboards.

He played keyboards and rhythm guitar in a band called “Eterna”for around 4 years, released 2 albums and played shows around Brazil. Besides being a professional musician, he’s studied multimidia and works producing Rock bands.

 
 
 
 


RODRIGO OLIVEIRA

RODRIGO OLIVEIRA

Drums

Born in Sao Paulo, 24th of october 1979, loud since birth, drummer since 14, he played in many bands during his teen years, and at the age of 17, he joined one of Brazil’s biggest Thrash metal bands, Korzus and played at the legendary metal festival “Philips Monsters of Rock” at the same, tender age of 17.

In october 2004, he toured europe with british band “Mercury Rain” playing shows in England, France and Spain.

Rodrigo played at “Rock in Rio” festival in september 2011 with Korzus and was featured and the cover of “Modern Drummer Brazil” magazine in september 2012.

Some of his main influences are Slayer, Jumi Hendrix, Genesis, Dave Lombardo, Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Mitch Mitchels and Buddy Rich.


 
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