Paulo Schroeber was born in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, on August 18, 1973. His first contact with music was at the age of 15, when his father gave him an acoustic guitar and he started to have some music classes.
When his was 18 left the academic studies apart and faced the music thing seriously, studying classic guitar for about three years. Since the early times his passion for classic music was evident, playing pieces from Villa Lobos, Bach and Sagreras.
In those days he has already developed a fascination for electric guitar players, like Jason Becker, Marty Friedman and Steve Morse so, at the same time he was having classes of acoustic guitar he was studying electric guitar by himself.
With his first band, a melodic death metal band called Fear Ritual, he featured a split CD by Wild Rags Records, in LA, having a good reception in the USA. Paulo has played for a short time in bands like Burning in Hell and Predator, working in some compositions and recording some material.
Besides that, with a cover band called Fallup, he done more than 200 shows over the state of Rio Grande do Sul, worked as side man for several artists, recorded and produced some albums too.
With the band called Naja, he recorded an album and a DVD by Tridente Records, and this band won the Açorianos Prize of best singer on their style.
Besides his work as guitar player, Paulo had been giving private guitar classes, and also in some of the best music schools in the region, having names as Cassio Vianna and Daniel Suliani (Abomination) between his most brilliant students.
His influences go trough rock, jazz and fusion, and metal, in all their forms and variations, with no room to radicalisms or prejudices. Between his favorite musicians are Andrés Segovia, Paco de Lucia, John Maclauglin, Al Di Meola, Tony Iommi, Angus Young, Frank Gambale, Allan Holdsworth, and others.
Now he’s priority work is with the band Almah, which counts with Edu Falaschi and Felipe Andreoli, both form Angra. Almah recently released his second album called FragileEquality. Besides Almah, Paulo is working in three projects: his solo album, which is about to be released in August 2009; the second album of Fear Ritual; and the album of his rock/industrial metal band called Hammer 67, with forecast to release an album at the same period.
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