Consisting of four members, Morality’s Asylum empathizes with the idea of doing more with less. Instead of having multiple instruments and layers, the band usually stays on the standard drums-bass-guitar approach, with one clean vocal line and a subtle keyboard background. The band likes to explore each musician’s individual performance throughout the arrangements.
The four members are:
Heitor Del Ciel
Born April 15, 1990, in his very early years he already showed a lot of interest in arts, he discovered his taste for music when introduced to Deep Purple by his father, whom was a fan of the group and had quite an extensive album collection. Initially Heitor was interested in playing the drums, but the bass guitar caught his eye, being an instrument that mixes both rhythmic and melodic traits. In his teens he listened to a wide variety of metal, exploring most of the sub-genres.
He founded and joined multiple bands, but unlike most musicians he played with, who were usually solely focus on playing, Heitor was always fascinated by songwriting. He continued to play on multiple bands, in which many he was the central creative force. After a handful of unsuccessful attempts, Heitor decided to create a project on his own, from scratch. Thus Morality’s Asylum was born.
Although Heitor listens to a wide variety of genres, currently his strongest passion lies mostly on progressive and experimental bands. Ranging from older acts such as Rush, Yes, Genesis and Primus. To more modern groups such as Pain Of Salvation, The Devin Townsend Project, Freak Kitchen, The Dear Hunter, Diablo Swing Orchestra and Leprous. His main influences are Geddy Lee, Les Claypool, Roger Waters, Steve Harris and Geezer Butler.
Born September 27, 1978, still in his childhood he developed an strong interested on playing the acoustic guitar mostly due to his father, who introduced him to classic groups such as The Beatles. While Ricardo really liked playing Beatles on his acoustic guitar, he feel in love with electric guitars after watching the first Back To The Future movie, which featured actor Michael J. Fox playing the electric guitar multiple times.
After receiving a guitar as a gift from his father, he started to study more viciously. Throughout the years Ricardo played on multiple bands, making tons and tons of gigs. As a young adult he decided to drop his studies to focus on a musical career, becoming a guitar teacher on the years that followed. Meanwhile he also dedicated his studies on musical production, he is now a producer on Sincopa Studio, Brazil.
Although Ricardo contributed on multiple projects and musical genres, his strongest passion lies on metal bands with heavier and/or more technical approach to their sound. In a wide mix of both classical groups and modern ones, such as Metallica, Dream Theater, Sepultura, Angra, Doctor Sin, Aristocrats, Breaking Benjamin and Red. His main influences are Eduardo Ardanuy, John Petrucci and Kiko Loureiro.
Born May 11, 1991, Daniel listened to a lot blues and MPB music due to his parents. He liked to listen and perceive the multiple layers found on a song and always felt attracted to the rhythmic aspect of music. As he grew up he started to discover Brazilian Rock bands occasionally becoming a Rock and Metal fan, which led him into joining and playing in multiple bands.
Fascinated by the personality, rhythmic sense and creativity of many drummers around the world, Daniel main focus has always been to develop an identity of his own, to be able to create unique rhythmic lines and passages. With many classical bands such as Rush, Deep Purple and Yes being very important in his chase for more influences. More recently Daniel started to widen his musical studies, playing styles likes Jazz and Samba to enrich his rhythmic senses.
Being a fan of many musical genres, Daniel has a very strong admiration for drummers who are able to combine multiple styles on their play. His main influences are Carter Beaufourd, Benny Greb, Dave Weckl, Mike Portnoy and Neil Peart.
Born February 20, 1979, heavily influenced by his father who was a very devoted music fan. Riq grew up listening to a wide variety of artists and bands from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s regardless of their genre or style, a well written melody was more than enough to catch his attention. Shortly after discovering Kiss he soon became a Hard Rock and Heavy Metal fan. Bands such as Iron Maiden, Dio, Judas Priest and Scorpions were among his favorites.
After forming his first band, Riq has never dropped the microphone ever since. Paving his musical career as a singer for more than 22 years, his voice can be found on releases of many genres such as Progressive Metal, Melodic Metal, Hard Rock and AOR. Some which have already been distributed outside Brazil. At last but not least, Riq also featured as support singer for many voices of the metal scene. Such as Joe Lynn Turner, Tony Martin and Ted Poley.