We just chose the name because it was a Brazilian name and there's a town here called Angra, which is a beautiful town. It was a name that we thought would sound good in every language, but, on the other hand, would also mean nothing. We tried to run away from a meaningful name. We discovered the meaning of the word later on, but I think it fits the band's sound well.
We have many influences, like Iron Maiden, Sabbath, and Judas Priest. Deep Purple is very important. Queen was a big influence for the band. As for me, Eric Adams from Manowar has been a big influence. I enjoy his voice. I also like Bruce Dickinson.
The modern influences from the new members and their individual talents. The energy that we've gained with the challenge to keep up with the spirit of the band and the friendship which was missing from long time.
I see my career as a whole thing and not as single events. I believe that this is a story that still has a lot to be told.
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