Progressive Metal Lufeh Paints A Dramatic Tapestry With Video Find My Way from the debut album Luggage Falling Down. The song clearly shows the passion and energy these musicians embody. Drummer Lufeh Batera explains the picture being painted with this song, «It is the dictionary definition of a cinematic, high-energy show opener. Close your eyes and listen to this song, and you’ll see the stage lights hit as the first guitar lick screams out when the band cues out of the intro tape. The song also features a metrically disorienting instrumental section and poetic lyrics about turning dreams into reality».
Line-up: Gera Penna– Keys, Duca Tambasco – Bass, Dennis Atlas – Vocals, Teo Dornellas – Guitar, Lufeh Batera – Drums. All songs lyrics written by: Josh Kim the songs is produced by: Gera Penna and mixed and mastered by Adair Daumfebach, and album artwork by Gera Penna.
Los Angeles based progressive metallers Lufeh is a band of both Brazilian and American musicians. Their music is heavy, complex, and sophisticated, the tapestry of arrangements incorporates pop, progressive metal, and Brazilian music. Drummer Lufeh Batera shares his outlook on the new path the band is taking: «For those who know my drumming, they are going to notice lots of elements that express my drumming style, but also, they are going to see a different, more mature musician, and with lots of Brazilian music influence, combining double bass, with swing and odd times».
Hunkered down for two weeks in the Los Angeles area, the whole band stayed together to record the album, visit NAMM and check out live concerts. The eight tracks on the full length were custom-tailored for this release; each track was thought out as a collaborative piece. These progressive metal warriors have become tycoons of song structure and, throughout the album, display highly refined expertise in making music that is captivating to listen to, addictively technical, and uplifting.
Luggage Falling Down is melodic, aggressive, and has a strong foundation in jazz, but with a metal edge. Lufeh Batera is as mentioned above a musical collaboration of excellent Brazilian and American musicians brought together by drummer Batera. Batera himself has had a successful career performing with many famous Brazilian bands and artists, including one of the most well-known Christian rock bands of its style, Oficina G3, among others. In 2008, he recorded his first solo album Drummed On Classics, which uniquely combined a mix of classical pieces with progressive rock drumming.
Since moving to the U.S. in 2014, Battera has continued his career as a musician, starting in Florida, where he performed with Kristo Reggae and Big Pine Band. Batera participated in the Blue Man Group Drum-Off in 2016, where he was awarded the privilege to take part in its grand finale in Las Vegas, and chosen as one of the top five drummers in the contest. He then moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he became the official drummer of Kenny Shipman.