On September 22nd, Brazilian band ARMORED DAWN released their newest single on the main audio platforms. “No Regrets” is a song from the band’s upcoming album, which will be released in the second half of 2023. The band has been innovating in its latest releases, bringing songs with different themes from each other, but always addressing feelings that afflict the human being. “No Regrets” is a beautiful ballad about hope, being able to overcome the most difficult and darkest moments and moving forward, proud of who you are without being ashamed or regretting the past.
Once again, mixing was handled by Chris Lord Alge (Muse, Green Day, Nickelback) and mastering by Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Metallica). The ballad surprises those who are not yet familiar with ARMORED DAWN’s music, without losing the essence that characterizes and brings identity to the band’s sound.
The new single also features a beautiful music video, which was recorded in the city of Torres, on the coast of Rio Grande do Sul in the south of Brazil. The production was handled by Plano9 Filmes, directed by Deivis Horbach and co-directed by Rafael Agostino, the band’s keyboardist. In addition to Agostino on keyboards, Armored Dawn’s current lineup includes Eduardo Parras (vocals), Tiago de Moura and Timo Kaarkoski (guitars), Heros Trench (bass) and Chris Oliveira (drums).
Armored Dawn emerged in 2014 and became relevant in the Brazilian metal scene. After all, they played tours and shows alongside great bands like Saxon, Megadeth, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Europe, Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Fates Warning, Sabaton and Tarja.
The first two albums Power of Warrior (2016) and Barbarians in Black (2018), were produced by great names like Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jorn), Bruno Agra (We Are Harlot) and Kato Khandwala (The Pretty Reckless, Papa Roach).
The third album, Viking Zombie, was produced, mixed and mastered by Rodrigo Oliveira and Heros Trench, the latter a veteran producer with over 200 bands under his belt and a Latin Grammy.
Featuring a sophisticated and versatile metal, the band collects great works in videos, such as “Sail Away”, which had a cinematic production, as well as “Beware of the Dragon”, shown in all movie theaters in Brazil during the trailers for the movie Aquaman, in 2018. “Ragnarok” and “Animal Uncaged” (recorded at the Rockfest Festival, at Allianz Parque, São Paulo, when they played for around 37,000 people) add up to millions of views on YouTube.
During the pandemic, they released the single “Stronger Together”, which was very well accepted by the public.
Then, already preparing the ground for the forthcoming fourth album, “Brand New Way”, they released the singles “S.O.S.” which featured an amazing music video, and the heavy and melancholy “Tides”. “Brand New Way”, released in August 2023, has also been very well accepted by the public and specialized media.
Recorded at Dharma Studios, mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Muse, Green Day, Nickelback) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Metallica), the album will be released later this year.