Hailing from Curitiba, Brazil, the sound of Landfall can be described as a mixture of classic melodic rock like Journey with some slightly heavier influences such as classic era Dokken, White Lion and Extreme. However, the band is far more than the sum of its influences and also incorporate elements of progressive and hard rock to create a truly magical sound topped off by a singer in Gui Oliver (formerly of Auras) with a voice that perfectly (and powerfully) matches the music.
“‘The Turning Point’ means a lot more than just an album title,” states drummer Felipe Souzza. “Signing with Frontiers is a great example of a real turning point for us in terms of our careers and lives. The album concept is based on the urban elements of a big city, the urban jungle, the downtown. It drives the listener through these city elements and modern urban themes. All the songs are connected to this universe. Hope you enjoy the ride!”
Gui Oliver adds: “I’m really glad to be back with Frontiers with a new band and new songs in a new perspective. I believe this is my best album so far. I was really impressed when I met the other guys in the band for the first time. They are truly amazing, gifted and were very prepared to do this with me.”
Felipe Souzza and guitarist Marcelo Gelbcke are childhood friends who have been playing together since their mid-teens, eventually being joined by bassist Thiago Forbeci. Having made records under other names and toured throughout their home territory, opening for acts such as Glenn Hughes and Mike Vescera in the process, they eventually joined forces with Gui Oliver to create a debut album as Landfall.