MARENNA releases striking new single!
The Danish record label Lions Pride Music has recently released “Breaking The Chains”, first single from “Voyager”, new and audacious fourth studio album from one of the most promising, relevant and important Brazilian Hard Rock/Melodic Rock bands of the last decade: MARENNA.
“Voyager” will be released on September 30 in physical CD/streaming, and will bring 11 songs (and an exclusive bonus track for the European physical edition) overflowing energy and identity added to a crystal clear and current production. “Breaking The Chains”, the opening track, represents very well this new more mature phase that the band has been developing in recent years, and brings the striking touch of Marenna‘s concise DNA inserted in a well-balanced mix of heavy elements of Heavy Metal and Melodic Rock in high doses of melody.
Check out “Breaking The Chains” at:
“Breaking The Chains” consolidates the current lineup of Rod Marenna‘s (vocalist/leader) solo band, highlighting the work of arrangements, base guitars and musical production headed by Mauro Caldart, Rod’s longtime partner in other works, as well as the debut of Edu Lersch on solo guitar. It’s theme deals with limiting beliefs that challenge one’s perseverance and resilience, with very dense stanzas and a highly melodic and strong chorus to sing along.
The energy, typically 80’s choruses and the sound influenced by the great past bands (also current ones) make “Voyager” one of the most awaited albums of this year.
“Voyager” tracklist is:
Breaking The Chains
Out Of Line
Gotta Be Strong
I Ain’t Stranger To Love
Too Young To Die
We Are United
Wherever You Go
So Close (Hall & Oates Cover) (Bonus Track)
Mixed and Mastered by Jonas Godoy (Linha Sonora Studios – Caxias do Sul/RS)
Produced by Mauro Caldart
Vocal Production by Arthur Appel
Cover art by Tiago Medeiros (TM Artwork)
Mauro Caldart – Rhythm guitars on all tracks and solos on tracks 2, 5, 7, 10 and 12
Bruno Pinheiro Machado – Lead Guitar on track 6
Rodrigo Flausino – Lead Guitar on track 8
Additional Vocals by Arthur Appel, Jonas Godoy, Mauro Caldart and Leandro Moretty
“I started the composition process still in October 2019, and today is a day to celebrate, because we got here, 30 months later, with this preview of what will be our best work yet. “Voyager” was recorded at a distance, part in Caxias do Sul and part in Porto Alegre during all the instability of the pandemic scenario between December 2020 and February 2022. I believe I was able to gather the best songs and work with the best team, in the most efficient and feasible way. Even though everything was done remotely and coordinated via whatsapp, the result exceeded all our expectations, which are the best for this release, and this feeling is priceless. Personal motivation, planning, good communication, and a fluid relationship, free of egos, gave way to what we have in these 12 tracks. Long live Brazilian heavy music!”, commented Rod Marenna.
MARENNA, formed in 2014 and led by experienced singer/songwriter with over 25 years of career Rod Marenna, bets on Melodic Rock and produces a hybrid mix between Classic Hard Rock and AOR (a more commercial style, aimed at adults, popular on FM radios and soap operas of the 80’s and 90’s), all with a modern production. Incorporating melodic layers of keyboards, guitars and vocals, and bringing in the music situations of modern everyday life, highlighted by messages of optimism, resilience and faith, their mission is to rescue the best days of Melodic Rock. Its rich discography are all available on digital platforms and in physical fortmats.
For fans of: Whitesnake, Skid Row, Dokken, Def Leppard, Journey, Bon Jovi, Eclipse, H.E.A.T.
“My Unconditional Faith” (EP/2016)
“No Regrets” (Album/2016)
“Livin’ No Regrets” (Live) (Album/2018)
“In Your Face” (Acoustic Live) (Album/2021)
“Pieces Of Tomorrow” (EP/2021)
Rod Marenna – Vocals/Backing Vocals
Luks Diesel – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Edu Lersch – Guitars/Backing Vocals
Bife – Bass
Arthur Schavinski – Drums/Backing Vocals
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Picture by Roger Clots