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Riccardo Linassi, brazilian, musician, drummer!

Born in Maraú city/Brazil in august 1979, self-taught, he started playing drums at age 11. In 1998, he had a brief stay at the Musisinos music school, where he learned to read music. He followed his studies on his own, later, he taught drum lessons using the handout he developed.
In 2002 he moved to Belo Horizonte city, where he continued improving his technique, studying with several teachers and playing with countless artists of different styles, consolidating his career.
In 2018, he graduated in Music Degree with qualification in School Music Education from the University of the State of Minas Gerais (UEMG/ESMU). He is also a member of the Musical Darezzo Institute and Think Academy Courses On-line.
Versatile and eclectic musician, transitions from MPB (Popular Brazilian Music) to Heavy Metal and its aspects, this plurality of styles extends its borders as a professional musician. There is no specific drummer that has influenced him, this way he stands out, as he manages to flow between styles.
His skill with other instruments led him to several compositions, some recorded by bands where he performed. In 2011 he released two solo albums, “Wonderlostland” and “Drowning Lies”. The third “Virtual Revolution” of 2021 features ten guitarists from the national scene.
His most recent works involve the bands Age of Artemis, Antônio Vieira e Seus Nascimentos, Dinnamarque, Medjay, Seawalker, Seventh Station, Ugly Truth and The Mist.
He works as a freelancer and studio musician, dividing himself between shows, workshops and recordings with different artists.
An orchestral instrumental work of his own compositions, entitled “Still Here” is in the recording process, with no release date yet.

Professional Experience with the Bands

  • The Mist (thrash metal)   2021 - Current

    The band came up around 1988 and after a hiatus of 25 years returns releasing the EP "The Circle of the Crow", now with Riccardo Linassi on the drums.

    Ugly Truth (rock/metal)   2021 - Current

    Band from Belo Horizonte/Brazil, with two singles released, prepares for its full album in 2022.

  • Medjay (Melodic Power Metal)   2019 - Current

    Brazilian Power Metal Band inspired by the egyptian culture. The first album "Sandstorm" had the production by Rafael Bittencourt (Angra) and was released in 2020. "Cleopatra VII", the second album, was produced by Tiago Della Vega, and counts on various special guests, like the arab singer Oula Al-Saghir.

  • Age of Artemis (heavy metal)   2014 - Current

    Revelation band of 2011, cover of "Hell Divine"magazine for 2 issues, and one of the main attractions of Rock in Rio 2015. Recently, member of the cast of a Japanese record label: king Records.

    Directa (rock)   2014

    The newest hard rock band from Belo Horizonte city brings about contemporary chronicles accompanied by a sound full of attitude.

  • CA$H (90's and 2000's rock)   2011 - 2022

    10-year-old band, stablished as one of the main references in the Belo Horizonte city/Brazil rock scene.

    Aunora (2000's rock)   2011

    He has reached great mentions from the special midia when releasing his EP.

  • Revox Revival (classic rock)   2009 to 2011

    Well-known band by the north of Minas Gerais state/Brazil motorcycle clubs.

    Rock Station (90's rock)   2009 to 2011

    Main band in Belo Horizonte city/Brazil night clubs, renowned by the ability of condensing several music styles in one single concert.

    Vinil (classic rock)   2009

    Highlighted band for the last four years in the Belo Horizonte city/Brazil.

  • Seawalker (heavy metal)   2008 to 2010

    The band has conquered the media with excellent mentions!

  • Escarpus (thrash metal)   2007 to 2009

    Winner of the Minas Gerais state/Brazil, regional level, Wacken Metal Battle 2006.

  • Belloween (heavy metal)   2006 to 2007

    Helloween band tribute.

  • Dinnamarque (heavy metal)   2005 to 2011 - Current

    Winner of the tie of Minas Gerais state Wacken Metal Battle 2009. Member of the DyMM P&M cast!

    Superbox (pop/rock)   2005 to 2009

    Highlighted in the "Bandas de Garagem" contest on TV Show and other TV and radio appearences, as the "Silicone Show" of the 98fm radio station.

    Brave (heavy metal)   2005 to 2010

    One of the finalists of Wacken Metal Battle 2007. One of the 10 best bands of Minas Gerais state voted on Brasil Metal Union 2006.

  • Mahgah (mpb/rock)   2003 to 2012

    Cover band of the Brazilian famous artist Cassia Eller, with lots of TV appearances, including one on TV show in the Cassia Eller's tribute.

  • Ata D'arc (heavy metal)   2002 to 2005

    National success band in Metal scene, founded by Túlio Torres and Riccardo Linassi.

    Skellter (rock)   2002 to 2003

    One of the winners of the 1st Skol Rock festival.

  • Raça Galponeira (southern music)   2001 to 2002

    Traditional music of Southern Brazil.

  • In Excelsis (rock/blues)   1999

    3rd place at festival of bands in the north of Rio Grande do Sul state.

  • Projeto Oculto (rock)   1998

    Band of the year in the Rio Grande do Sul state.

  • Behead (rock)   1997

    Highlight band in the north of Rio Grande do Sul state.

  • Densidade Zero (rock)   1993 to 1994

    Highlight band in the middle plateau of Rio Grande do Sul state.

  • Curto Circuito (rock)   1991

    2nd place at the Regional Festival of Infant Freshmen of Rio Grande do Sul state.


Cleopatra VII


Reaching a surprising level for a, still little known group, that makes a little explored genre in the whole world, even in Brazil, Medjay is established with "Cleopatra VII" not only as a great name of oriental metal, but as a relevant name in the world scenario of the style.


The Circle of the Crow

The Mist

After almost 30 years without releasing new material, the Minas Gerais group The Mist releases the new EP, "The Circle of the Crow", with Alan Wallace (Eminence) as producer. According to Korg (vocals), the EP will be intended as a passage for the composition of the new full album.


Overcoming 10 Years

Age of Artemis

Celebrating 10 years of the release of their debut album, Age of Artemis has released "Overcoming 10 Years", featuring new versions all fully rearranged for acoustic format of the songs from their debut album, and as a bonus, a previously unreleased song, "Healing Wounds".


The Darkside of Human Nature


If the debut album made Dinnamarque a "promising" name, The Darkside of Human Nature consolidates them as a national highlight and already imposes a very high level to be reached in the next release.


Virtual Revolution

Riccardo Linassi

Third solo album of his career. The work will be a "guitarist collection". 10 names from the national scene were invited to contribute to the record.
Each artist donated one of their songs, still unreleased, to be an integral part of "Virtual Revolution". The style mixes from Blues to Heavy Metal.


Evolve and Decay


The quartet arrives in 2021 with a new lineup, after 13 years of existence, and an EP with four new tracks to be released in digital format, entitled "Evolve and Decay".


The Lion Within

Ugly Truth

Ugly Truth started work in 2021 at the worst part of the pandemic and releases its first single. The Lion Within comes with references from Heavy, Thrash, Power and Speed Metal, and bring as influences big names of the scene like Angra, Helloween, Iron Maiden and Pantera.


One Spirit of a Thousand Faces


"After years of waiting and fighting, we present 'One Spirit of a Thousand Faces". We got a good result with the album, which deals with various themes linked to the human side, and not so human as well.
Themes such as spirituality, serial killers, physical and internal battles, changes at last.
‘One Spirit’ moves through various styles of metal, from the traditional, through hard rock, thrash, power; a mix of the influences of each one can be noticed there".



Age of Artemis

Age of Artemis now comes with their third album entitled "Monomyth".
The band since its first album has been showing a very noticeable sound evolution, a Power/Progressive Metal with elements of Brazilian music.
The highlights of the album are "Helping Hand", "Lightning Strikes", "Endless Fight", "What Really Matters" and the ballad "A Great Day to Live".


Sounds of Soul

Ivan Fonseca

Award-winning guitarist in the Brazilian music scene Ivan Fonseca, presents his new instrumental album entitled “SOUNDS OF SOUL”.
With a different and peculiar style, SOUNDS OF SOUL is an instrumental guitar show, rock full of energy, full of nuances that walk between the vigorous and the involving, the virtuosity and the sublime.


Novos Tempos

Patria Refugio

Released independently the EP "Novos Tempos" has three songs very well recorded, with all instruments well fitted and leveled, so that neither "took" the place of other.
I highlight the duo of guitarists, very well matched and with good riffs.


Drowning Lies

Riccardo Linassi

Drowning Lies, the second solo album by drummer Riccardo Linassi, released in 2011, is an incursion into hard rock.
The compositions still keep a clear metal influence, both in melodies and in lyrics, but hard rock sets the tone from the first track, entitled "Circus of Life".
In addition to the drums, Linassi shows he is versatile in the main vocals of the excellent "".




Earthcode, is an independent CD with diverse themes approaches, with 8 tracks counting with one instrumental. Ricardo Linassi, the band's first drummer, co-authored with Filipe Duarte two tracks on the album.
The work features a powerful Heavy Metal, with emphasis on great guitars riffs, a hyper-powerful bass and the drums, that has an intense footprint.



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Wonderlostland, the drumer Ricardo Linassi's personal Project.
The theme covered is the trivialization of love in the present day, with 12 tracks, in which, besides the special participations, the fans will be able to check out a little more of the composer and be surprised with the singer Ricardo Linassi.


My Mirror (Ep)


EP which has three songs, is a teaser for the long awaited official album, "Earthcode".


Face to Face


A beautiful "unofficial" album, with mixtures of heavy and thrash metal, often in a medium "new metal" mood.
With a very cohesive and heavy sound, powerful riffs and outstanding chorus, make this a work of impeccable sound quality.


Fight (Ep)


Wandering between Prog Metal and Melodic, the band from Minas Gerais state Dinnamarque debuts in style!
The CD-Demo "Fight" features four tracks very well composed and should satisfy those who enjoy names like Symphony X, Treasure Land, Centaur, Ivanhoe and Tunnelvision ...


Cara a Cara


Our record touches on various aspects of pop and rock and can be heard both by the new generation and by previous generations, our parents and even grandmothers.

Labels mean preconceptions, and that's all we do not want our audience to have from our work.


The Brave and the Bold (Ep)


The title track shows the consistency and the good taste of the quintet, starting as a ballad and developing with a lot of "feeling".
"Be" closes the work in a more energetic way, returning the good old Heavy Metal of Bave that, throughout the material, stands out mainly by the technique and variation in right doses.


The Call of Peace (Ep)

Ata D'arc

As far as I can remember, most of the albums that came to my hands from the land of samba were at least good.
"Call of Peace" is not only good. It is excellent! It made me wonder if we should stop looking for good artists in traditional Metal countries and start taking a look at the other corners of the world.

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    'The Darkside of Human Nature'.

    Rafael Dinnamarque




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Freelancer Musician

Available for live shows and events. Metal, Rock, Classic Rock, Pop Rock, MPB, Progressive Rock, among others. 25 years of experience.

Studio Musician

Studio recordings, live and video clips. Wide experience in recording studios.

Musical Education

Graduated in Music Education at the University of Minas Gerais (ESMU/UEMG). Active in the area of children's music since 2017.


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    • HI-HAT HEAVY 14"
    • CHINA 18"
    • RIDE POWER 20"
    • CRASH MEDIUM 17"
    • CRASH POWER 18"
    • BELL 6"
    • SPLASH WILD 10"
    • HI-HAT 10"
    • CRASH MEDIUM 18"
    • CRASH FULL 18"
    • RIDE DRY 20"
    • HI-HAT WILD 14"
    • CHINA 2000 18"


    The other side of myself

    In 2014 he released two books of poems, “E Se... Fosse Amor”, exposing the memories and ramblings about life, his view about the world of relationships, the lack of tolerance and the diversity of human feelings. Sometimes a point of view, sometimes an outburst.

    The books are available for purchase in PDF version. Contact us by email: info@riccardolinassi.com