Very, very sad news, André Matos died today at the age of near 48 years.
André Coelho Matos (14 September 1971 – 8 June 2019) was a Brazilian vocalist, pianist and composer. He was involved in the heavy metal bands Viper, Angra, Shaaman and Symfonia. Since October 2006 André Matos had been dedicating his time to his solo band.
Tobias Sammet from the band Avatasia stated, «I am devastated by the tragic news about the passing of my friend André Matos whom I shared the stage with only a few days ago. I am in shock. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace, André Matos». Avantasia & André Matos – Reach Out For The Light @Espaço das Américas (São Paulo, 02/06/2019)
Matos’s longtime friend and former bandmate, founding Viper guitarist Felipe Machado, told Veja São Paulo: «I’m shocked, very sad. I still do not know the details, but I know he did a great show last week, and he was fine. I do not know what might have happened. I only know that Brazil has lost our greatest rock singer, the most incredible voice, a talented pianist. I do not know what to say». The track Letting Go,