Tuatha de Danann (band)

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Tuatha de Danann
Origin Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Genres Celtic metal
Years active 1995–2012, 2013–present
Labels Heavy Metal Rock, Paradoxx Music, Louder Music
Members Bruno Maia
Giovani Gomes
Rodrigo Abreu
Edgard Britto/ Rodrigo Berne

Tuatha de Danann is a Brazilian Celtic metal band from Varginha, Minas Gerais; known for the merryful Celtic dance rhythms, flute melodies, Celtic mythology-inspired lyrics and the original jesting tones such as gnome-choirs, etc. The band is named after the race of supernaturally-gifted people in Irish mythology, the Tuatha Dé Danann, roughly translated to "People of Dana".

Between July and August 2005, Tuatha de Danann did their first tour outside Brazil, performing on France and Germany. In France, the band played shows in Saint Brieuc, Languidic, Brest, Hennebont, Tours, Grenoble, Rheims, while in Germany the band played at the Wacken Open Air festival.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • The Last Pendragon (1996 – 1st Demo – released under the band name Pendragon)
  • Faeryage (1998 – 2nd Demo – now under the 'Tuatha de Danann' name)
  • Tuatha de Danann (1999 – EP with four new songs plus "Faeryage" as bonus tracks.)
  • Tingaralatingadun (2001)
  • The Delirium Has Just Began... (2002)
  • Trova di Danú (2004)
  • Acoustic Live (2009 – Acoustic DVD)
  • Dawn of a New Sun (2014 – Single)
  • Dawn of a New Sun (2015)

Line-up[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Bruno Maia – guitars, flute, whistle, mandolin, bodhrán (1995–2010, 2013–present), lead vocals (1995–1998, 1999–2010, 2013–present)
  • Rodrigo Berne - lead Guitar (1995 - present)
  • Giovani Gomes – bass, harsh vocals (1999–2012, 2013–present)
  • Rodrigo Abreu – drums, percussion (2000–2012, 2013–present)
  • Edgard Britto – keyboards (2003–2004, 2013–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Rogério Vilela – bass (1995–1999)
  • Wilson Melkor – drums (1995–2000)
  • Felipe Batiston – keyboards (1995–2000)
  • Marcos Ulisses – vocals (1998–1999)
  • Leonardo Godtfriedt – keyboards, violin (2000–2002)
  • Rafael Castro – keyboards, piano (2002–2003)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antico, Carlo (October 2005). "Tuatha de Danann, de São Carlos para o mundo" [Tuatha de Danann, from São Carlos to the world]. Roadie Crew (in Portuguese) (81): 72–76. ISSN 1415-322X. 

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