MARENNA BREAKING LIMITING BELIEFS IN NEW VIDEO!
Brazilian Hard Rockers of MARENNA, one of the most important and promising bands of the South American Hard Rock/Melodic Rock scene in the last decade, and who have announced for September 30th the release of their fourth and most audacious new studio album entitled “Voyager” via Danish label Lions Pride Music, have released their newest music video and the track chosen was the exciting and vibrant “Breaking The Chains”!
Check out “Breaking The Chains (Official Video)” at:
Lyrics by Rod Marenna
Music by Rod Marenna, Arthur Schavinski and Luks Diesel
Produced and arranged by Mauro Caldart
Mixed and mastered by Jonas Godoy (Linha Sonora Studios – Caxias do Sul/RS)
Vocals lines produced and recorded by Arthur Appel (Broken Glass Studios)
Drums recorded at Black Stork Studios, Caxias do Sul/RS by Thiago Caurioand Benhur Lima
Video directed and edited by Johnny Brando
Concept by Rod Marenna and Johnny Brando
Special thanks to Giovane Cesa, Leandro Moretti and Alex Reck (Arch Cultural Hub).
“Breaking The Chains” consolidates the current lineup of Rod Marenna‘s (vocalist/leader) solo band, highlighting of the arrangements, base guitars and musical production headed by Mauro Caldart, Rod’s long-time partner in crime, as well as the debut of Edu Lersch on solo guitar. Its theme deals with limiting beliefs that challenge one’s perseverance and resilience, with very dense stanzas, a highly melodic and strong chorus to sing along to.
About the music video, Edu Lersh commented saying that “the feeling of recording it and being able to participate in the whole process until its release was indescribable, just as it was in the composition and recording of “Voyager”, our new album. I hope everyone will enjoy the solos and melodies I created to further brighten the whole work.”
Singer and leader Rod Marenna commented that “the idea behind the video was to transcend the energy of the music and lyrics into images, using special effects to show that we have a great energy inside of us, but many times we don’t explore it in the right way because we are stuck in limiting beliefs.”
Luks Diesel (keyboards) and Arthur Schavinski (drums) were also very important in the process as they were coauthors on “Voyager” and especially on “Breaking The Chains”.
“Each person has a musical reference, a way of thinking and composing. When three people come together and compose a great song like “Breaking The Chains” it is a sign that there is a musical synergy that enhances the work even more, and it is very cool to be able to be part of this force”, commented Luks Diesel.
“The song “Breaking The Chains” came up quickly in our songwriting meetings between Luks, Rod and me, in a half lost guitar riff, with Luks creating a melody on the keyboard, me accompanying him on drums and Rod already solfeiting some random ideas. This is how one of the best tracks of this new phase of the band came up, a real Marenna classic, in my humble opinion, was created!”, added Arthur Schavinski.
More emphatic, bassist Bife says that “it is a fact that the song “Breaking The Chains” is sensational and with this it was relatively easy to create a video clip on the same level. I have a special affection for this song, because it was the first song I wrote the bass parts for in “Voyager”. In the video we tried to convey the energy and atmosphere we feel when performing it live. In short: it’s a great song with a great video (laughs).”
“Voyager”, MARENNA’s fourth album, was recorded at a distance between the months of December 2020 and February 2022, part in Caxias do Sul and part in Porto Alegre, both in Rio Grande do Sul, during the instability of the pandemic scenario. There are 11 compositions (and a bonus track exclusive to the European physical edition) that overflow energy and identity added to a crystalline and current production. “Breaking The Chains”, the opening track, represents very well this new more mature phase that the band has been developing in the last years, and brings the striking touch of MARENNA‘s concise DNA inserted in a well-balanced mix of heavy elements of Heavy Metaland Melodic Rock in high doses of melody.
The energy, the refrains typically 80’s and the sound influenced by the great bands of the past, and also, present, makes “Voyager” one of the most expected albums of this year.
“I believe I was able to gather the best songs and work with the best team of professionals, in the most efficient and feasible way possible, even though everything was done remotely. The result exceeded all our expectations, which are the best for this release” concluded Rod Marenna.
Check out the teaser of all tracks from “Voyager” at:
Pre-order (digital and physical CD) at:
08/04 – Alcova Centro Cultural, Rio de Janeiro/RJ(Marenna and Sixty Nine Crash)
08/05 – Kiss Club, Espaço Som, São Paulo/SP
08/06 – Legends Music & Bar, São Paulo/SP(Marenna and Nite Stinger)
MARENNA was formed in 2014 and led by the experienced vocalist/songwriter with over 25 years of career Rod Marenna, bets on Melodic Rock and produces a hybrid blend between Classic Hard Rock and AOR (more commercial style, aimed at adults, trendy on FM Radios and soap operas of the 80s and 90s) in modern and crystal clear productions. Incorporating melodic layers of keyboards, guitars and vocals, and bringing in their compositions situations of the modern day life, highlighted by messages of optimism, resilience and faith, their mission is to rescue the best days of Melodic Hard Rock. Their rich discography is available on all digital platforms and also in physical version.
For fans of: Whitesnake, Skid Row, Dokken, Def Leppard, Journey, Bon Jovi, Eclipse, H.E.A.T.
“My Unconditional Faith” (EP/2016)
“Livin’ No Regrets” (Album/2016)
“Livin’ No Regrets” (Live) (Album/2018)
“In Your Face” (Acoustic Live) (Album/2021)
“Pieces of Tomorrow” (EP/2021)
Rod Marena – Vocals/Backing Vocals
Luks Diesel – Keyboards/Backing vocals
Edu Lersch – Guitars
Bife – Bass
Arthur Schavinski – Drums/Backing vocals
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Pictures by Roger Clots