Biography

 

The band began with their debut concert in Brazil, opening for Blind Guardian in 2002. After they received such a good reception in Brazil from their first album, "Mind Sludge," they decided to move their efforts to America to expand to an already fast-growing fan base there. 
After Rafael Macedo - Guitars/Vocals/Songwriter joined forces with Mitch Stewart, Marco Bicca Drums, and Jeremy Villucci - KeyBoards, the band had found its perfect lineup. 

The Element released its latest new album, "From Sand - Part I," in January 11th, 2012 VIA Cd Baby, Hellion Records, Voice Music, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Laser's Edge, Google Music, Spotify, Napster, Zune...The new album was produced by Rafael Macedo and it was mixed and mastered by legendary producer Beau Hill (Ratt, Warrant, Alice Cooper, Europe, Gary Moore, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Winger). The band played a series of successful shows around California, USA, in order to promote the album.

In 2013, an official music video for the song “She’s Made From Sand” was released. The video was shot by the talented director Tommy Merry, and it was released on VEVO, aside from the band’s official YouTube and Facebook channels. It also got much exposure on the band’s official endorsers - EVH Gear, Jackson Guitars, Pearl Drums, SIT Strings - websites. The video had extremely positive feedback from fans and specialized media, and it still gets a great number of daily video hits.

In 2017, The Element is back to the studio to record its new album, titled “From Sand - pt II.” The album, which is also a concept album, will conclude the story that started on “From Sand - pt I.” Rafael Macedo is once again in charge of the production. The album will be mixed by legendary producer Jens Bogren (Arch Enemy, Symphony X, Angra, Pain of Salvation, Katatonia, Dragonforce, Paradise Lost, James Labrie, Devin Townshend) and mixed by Tony Lindgren ( Paradise Lost, James Labrie …) at the Fascination Street Studios, Sweden. The release date and label will be announced shortly.

 

 A single and a music video for the song "Dusk" was released in November of 2017. 

 

 The band parted ways with Bass player Mitch Stewart in 2018. Rafael Macedo was in charge of the Bass recordings for the new album.

 

 After a series of delays that include Rafael's health issues, and the pandemic, the band is finally releasing its new album, 2022.


Influences:
Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Pink Floyd, Rush, Supertramp, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Pantera, Metallica, Dream Theater, Living Colour, Classical Music, Movie Soundtracks, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Symphony X, and others. With such diverse knowledge, they created their own identity, which is presented in the form of The Element.

The Element officially endorses EVH Gear, Jackson Guitars, Guild Acoustic Guitars, Q Drum Co, Morley Pedals, S.I.T Strings, InTune Guitar Picks, Line 6.