ALÍRIO NETTO (vocals)
MARCELO BARBOSA (guitar)
MICHEL MARCIANO (bass)
BRUNO WAMBIER (keyboards)
CESAR ZOLHOF (drums)
Brazilian progressive metal band Khallice started its career covering bands such as Rush, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. The band's first demo of original material was written in their native Portuguese. They recorded "Madman Lullaby", an English version of "Balada do Louco" (a 1970´s hit from the world famous Brazilian band Os Mutantes), for a Tribute CD to former Mutantes member, Arnaldo Baptista. The band released a second demo, "Prophecy", which was very well received by the local fans and magazines from all over Brazil.
Alirio Netto, who performed in the role of Jesus in the Brazilian and Mexican casts of "Jesus Christ Superstar", joined the band as lead vocalist. Khallice finished writing the material for their first album, "The Journey". The band finally established its line up with: Marcelo Barbosa (guitar), Alirio Netto (vocals), Michel Marciano (bass), César Zolhof (drums), Renato Gomes and Bruno Wambier (keyboards).
All Khallice members are professional musicians and music teachers with a great deal of experience in different styles of music such as Jazz, Pop, Classical, and Bossa nova. For them, music is, literally, the reason of their lives. Khallice founder Marcelo Barbosa is a reknowned guitarist in Brazil, and writes articles for musician oriented magazines. Barbosa is the owner of GTR Guitar and Music Institute, which is one of the most respected music schools in Latin America.
THE JOURNEY is composed of new tunes and rebuilt versions of songs written since the beginning of the band, revealing a very passionate, high quality work by these very experienced musicians. The album presents ten killer tracks featuring very special guests from Brasília. Also "Madman Lullaby", as the 11th song of the album, is available for download at the official web site: www.khallice.com.br
For the official release of THE JOURNEY, the band produced a very special concert, playing with one of the most reknown rock bands in Brazil, DR. SIN. Khallice has play to audiences of about 50,000 people in music festivals like Porão do Rock and the Brasília Music Festival (BMF), sharing the stage with artists such as Alanis Morissete, Simply Red and Live.
The first press of THE JOURNEY was sold out in less than six months. In of 2006, the band signed with the Magna Carta Records for a worldwide release of THE JOURNEY. Khallice’s reputation has gotten stronger thanks to the internet, and the band is considered one of the most promising prog metal bands not only in Brazil, but in the whole world.