One year without Andre Matos: Official Documentary’s first scenes revealed

The movie about the life of Brazil’s greatest lead singer of all time will have never-seen-before footages kindly provided by his family as well as interviews with personalities from the Rock scene from all over the world.

Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 8th, 2020 – the history of the pianist and maestro Andre Matos’ life had its last chord played on June 8th, 2019. However, the career of the most international rock frontman in Brazil’s history will continue to move fans for quite a while. Paying tribute to the first anniversary of his departure, the family made it available over the internet the first trailer of the documentary “Andre Matos, the Rock’s Maestro”. Filled with never-seen-before scenes from his personal archives and interviews with friends, family and rock musicians from all over the world, the movie vows to bring to the public a taste of Andre Matos off-stage’s personality.

The project started back in 2018 when Andre Matos himself authorized recording interviews where he would talk about his life and the different phases of his career. Directed by Anderson Bellini and produced and scripted by Thiago Rahal Mauro, the document had its starting point in a long interview where Andre Matos spoke for over 5 hours about all sort of different subjects. With his sudden passing in 2019, the family yielded this material as well as hundreds of other ones from his personal archives so that this film could be finalized.

This documentary will be released on September 14th, 2021, the date when Andre Matos would celebrate his 50th birthday. Launching and release formats are still to be defined and are under negotiations

Watch the trailer of “Maestro do Rock” (Rock’s Maestro):

Along with Matos’interview, there will be outdoors footages filmed by Renato Villegas and Patrick Nicolas Korb, as well as commentaries by Eco Moliterno as the family proxy. “When we learned about this incredible tribute to Andre, all of us from the family decided to give our unconditional support so that this becomes the ultimate documentary about his life and work”, says Moliterno, Matos’ cousin.  “This is why we provided them with all the pictures and videos of him at home with us, which is something so rare that no one else saw before. I am personally closely watching it to ensure that everything that will be released is accurate and true, and with the quality that Andre would have expected. He was that type of artist that is becoming harder to find these days: he liked to expose his work, but not his personal life. And, due to the fact that he was so reserved, we know for sure that this project holds several pleasant surprises in store for his fans”, concludes Moliterno.

The documentary will include testimonials by worldwide renowned musicians such as Kai Hansen (Helloween), Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody e session drummer for Angra’s first album), Sascha Paeth (producer and Andre Matos’ partner on the Virgo project), Rafael Bittencourt (Angra), Luis Mariutti (Shaman, ex-Angra), Andre Bastos (Angra’s founding member), Andre “Zaza” Hernandes (guitarist from Andre Matos’solo band and early Angra times), Kiko Loureiro (ex-Angra and Megadeth), Felipe Machado (Viper), Yves Passarell (Capital Inicial, ex-Viper), among others.

Andre Matos | Official Discography

“Soldiers of Sunrise” (1987)
“Theatre of Fate” (1989)
“To Live Again – VIPER Live in São Paulo” (live, 2015)

“Angels Cry” (1993)
“Evil Warning” (EP, 1994)
“Eyes of Christ” (1995)
“Live Acoustic at FNAC” (live, 1995)
“Holy Land” (1996)
“Freedom Call” (EP, 1997)
“Holy Live” (live, 1997)
“Fireworks” (1998)
“Best Reached Horizons” (Compilation, 2012)

“Virgo” (2001)

“Ritual” (2002)
“RituAlive” (live, 2003)
“Reason” (2005)

“In Paradisum” (2011)

“Time to Be Free” (2007)
“Mentalize” (2009)
“The Turn of the Lights” (2012)