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Xakol - Rise of a New Sun

Is it light that I see?

Today, I proudly and gladly reveal the artwork for my first single Rise of a New Sun. This art was made by designer João Duarte, who is also responsible for the graphical concept of this website and my debut album.

The single, which is being recorded under the supervision of producer Ivan Beretta at Estúdio Beretta, is reaching its final stages of production, missing only the contribution of very special guests, who will be announced soon.

Let the new sun rise and shine!


Posted on 05/05/2016


My first album has not yet been released, but the drum recordings for my second work, and masterpiece of a lifetime, entitled Chaos Lit a Soul have already begun. The drums are being recorded by drummer Marcelo Moreira (Circle II Circle, Marmor, ex-Almah), at Machina Factory in Los Angeles, CA, owned by drummer Rafael Pensado (Mindflow). The album is produced by Edu Falaschi (Almah, ex-Angra) and will be released by MS Metal Records.

My body may be in Brazil right now, but my heart, mind and SOUL are in LA!


Posted on 03/09/2016


I would like to thank this incredible team for the last concert, and also thank all my friends that were there to give me an awesome birthday present with their presence! It was an honor to share the stage with these talented musicians and great friends of mine, who make me believe more and more in my work and who filled me with confidence that this is just the first of many gigs that will come when the albums are released. From left to right, top: Rafael Azevedo (guitarist), Ivan Beretta (keyboardist and producer), Daniel Schlemper (keyboardist); bottom: me, Gil Lima (drummer) and Thiago Moser (bassist). Photo by Thiago Rocha.

This is not the end, it’s just the beginning!


Posted on 02/12/2016

Rocking XXXI Birthday

January 30th I’ll be celebrating my birthday in my favorite fashion: with a concert! This will be a new edition of last year’s event, which had six bands playing and where I performed for the first time songs that will be included in my album named Chaos Lit a Soul. This time the setlist will include songs from both albuns I am recording.

Here are the details of the event:

Date: Jan 30th 2016
Time: 11 PM
Venue: Célula Showcase, Rodovia João Paulo, 75 – Saco Grande, Florianópolis – SC
Price: free!


Posted on 01/06/2016

Gates3Bassist and singer Saulo Castilho, who works under the moniker XAKOL in his solo album, is confirmed in “The Gates of Brazilian Metal Scene: Present Vol. III” compilation, which celebrates the arrival of MS Metal Agency in Europe.

The chosen song will be part of his debut album, to be released by MS Metal Records in 2016.

The compilation will be divided in three volumes, which will revisit the history of the company’s three labels, with current and past artists, besides those who are yet to be released.

This will be a promo work to feed the European market, therefore physical copies will be distributed to the specialized media, promoters and Brazilian Heavy Metal fans in the old continent.



Posted on 12/17/2015

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