The Brazilian and international metal community has lost one of its finest metal brothers as Dark Avenger vocalist Maria Linhares passed away suddenly on December 22nd.
Rockshots Records has issued the following statement: "With heavy heart and deep sadness we must confirm that Dark Avenger’s founder and singer Mario Linhares has passed away on December 22nd. The world has lost one of the most talented singers and persons, an incredible voice that will last forever in our hearts. It was an honour and a gift to work together, and we were lucky enough to meet and share some unforgettable moments with him here at Rockshots headquarters. "Upon all, he was an incredible person sincerely in love with life and music, generous and kind as rarely happens in business and everyday life. His legacy won’t be forgotten, and we’ll do everything possible to spread it all around as a proof of how rare and immortal his talent was.
"Our sincere condolences to his family, his beloved wife Désirée and all the guys in Dark Avenger."
Dark Avenger unleashed the latest album "The Beloved Bones: Hell" first in their home country on July 14th, 2017 followed by releases in Europe on September 1st, 2017 and in North America on October 13th, 2017 via Rockshots Records.
Inspired to take its name from the Manowar track off the 1982 "Battle Hymns" album, Brazilian prog/power thrash metal act formed in 1993. "The Beloved Bones: Hell" - the band's fifth album - was produced, recorded and mixed by guitarist Glauber Oliveira and mastered by the renowned Tony Lindgren at Fascination Studios in Sweden. “The Beloved Bones: Hell” is a two-chapter play: “Hell” and “Divine” and the first part “Hell” talks about eleven mental stages someone probably might be going through when living a constant uncomfortable situation (“Hell is repetition”) as for example, a loveless marriage, a severe disease, an unwanted job, financial difficulties, alcoholism, drug abuse, a sex harassment, among many others which we inadvertently allow to come into our lives. Each song follows the mental phases and feelings described in hell, the first part of the play, from its initial phase of discovering to be living a hell, until the final experiences of abandoning the suffering: Unconsciousness – Denial – Fugue – Victimization – Despair – Craving – Reflection – Balance – Courage – Decision – Freedom.