After a national and an European tour alongside Brazilian metal stars Edu Falaschi and Aquiles Priester, the release of two awarded EPs and opening for a huge Black Label Society concert, prog metal trio Acid Tree quickly became one of the most promising bands of the Brazilian metal scene.

Everything started in 2014, when Acid Tree produced their first Demo. They decided to travel all the way to Sweden to master the album with Mats Lindfors at the renowned Cuttingroom Studios. Back to Brazil, the band played more than 50 shows, ranging from small clubs and festivals to some prestigious rock venues in São Paulo. All of this helped the trio to grow an underground fan base.

In 2015, Acid Tree were invited to compose and produce the soundtrack of a Concert Dance called Koan. It was one hour of original music, mixing Rock, Experimental and Classical Music. The play took place at the Concert Hall of São Paulo Museum of Art, Brazil’s most prestigious museum – and was covered by important mainstream media vehicles.

The demo was doing well on the local music scene and started playing on one of the country’s biggest rock radios, Kiss FM. Because of that the band decided to release the demo as an official EP. That’s when Arkan was born. It was released physically with a new artwork made by Swedish artist Niklas Sundin.

With the success of Arkan, Acid Tree were invited to tour alongside Brazilian metal stars Edu Falaschi and Aquiles Priester, for the historic Rebirth of Shadows Tour, a reunion of ex-Angra members. They toured all over Brazil playing on big venues in cities like São Paulo, Rio and the capital Brasília.

After the tour, the trio head back to the studio to produce their first full-length, but were invited to go on tour once again with Edu Falaschi, this time in Europe. They played on traditional venues in cities like Madrid, Barcelona and Rome, getting praised by the local media.

Because of the schedule, the band decided to release an EP instead of the album, and that became Awake the Iron. Once again they partnered with Niklas Sundin for the cover art. This time, it was Jens Bogren who did an amazing job with the master.

Awake the Iron was very well received both by fans and the media. With only two tracks, it ranked 6th place for “Best National Releases of 2018”, just behind Krisiun, Angra and Nervosa, at Roadie Crew Magazine, the most important metal prize in Brazil. It also won 16th place by the popular vote. The acoustic So Sings the Crow is doing very well on the local radios.

As the band grows, this year Acid Tree was invited to their biggest event to date: they played as the opening act to Black Label Society in São Paulo. It was a packed crowd of twenty five hundred people and again they got great feedback from the fans and media.

Now’s the time to go to the next level. Acid Tree’s first full length album, The Gathering Storm, will be mastered once again by Jens Bogren and the artwork is being made by Niklas Sundin.

Ed Marsen

Guitar / Vocal

Giorgio Karatchuk


Mounir Sobh