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Origin:  Rio de Janeiro - RJ


Genre:  Progressive/Power Metal


Years Activity:  2007- Present


Label:  Independent


Short Biography

Emerging from the Brazilian shores of Rio de Janeiro, Innocence Lost was born in 2007 from the friendship of 5 dedicated musicians, Mari Torres (vocals), Aloysio Ventura (keyboards), Heron Matias (drums), Rodrigo Tardin (bass) and Juan Carlos Britto (guitar), with the initial intent of creating serious and original Heavy/Prog Metal music.

In 2012, the band released their first EP, “Human Reason”.
After a brief hiatus in 2017, the band returned in 2020 with a renewed lineup featuring Ricardo Haquim (bass) and Gui DeLucchi (guitar) and released two singles: “Wake Up” and “Iris”.

The debut full-length album Oblivion is scheduled to be released in the first half of 2024, exploring the band’s powerful vocals along with intricated and epic instrumentation, creating a symphony of unexplored sounds and haunting melodies.

Recorded and produced by Thiago Bianchi at the prestigious Fusão Studios in São Paulo, Brazil, during the month of March 2023, the album also features the masterful orchestrations of Pablo Greg (renowned for his work with Edu Falaschi).

Album Concept


The album draws inspiration from the literary masterpieces "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri and "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. It unfolds the narrative of a character referred to simply as "Sinner," who, disoriented and with fragmented memories, discovers himself stranded in the depths of a foreboding forest. Determined to unravel the mysteries surrounding his life and the whereabouts of his counterpart, "Hope," Sinner embarks on a journey through Hell. Along the way, he encounters diverse characters capable of either aiding or obstructing his quest, the outcome hinging solely on his choices. 

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The Band

Mari Torres

Mari Torres, the visionary founder and lead singer of Innocence Lost, embarked on her artistic journey at the age of 10 through theater and was part of a Catholic church choir. Her musical odyssey traversed various landscapes, including engagements in metal cover bands and Brazilian Popular and Rock ensembles. The inception of “Innocence Lost” in 2007 marked the initial collaboration between Mari Torres and Aloysio Ventura, playing original compositions and selected covers.

Mari's musical influences are eclectic, drawing inspiration from luminaries such as Russel Allen, Tarja Turunen, Andre Matos, Nando Fernandes, Dio, Renato Tribuzy, Floor Jansen, as well as soul, blues, and jazz artists.


Aloysio Ventura

Aloysio Ventura, the founder and keyboard virtuoso of Innocence Lost, harbored a deep-seated passion for music from an early age. Throughout his musical journey, Aloysio adorned various roles, including guitarist and vocalist, within different bands. However, it was in the realm of keyboards and synthesizers that he discovered his profound affinity. Fueled by a quest for captivating melodies and flawless musical structures, Aloysio has consistently sought perfection in his craft.

His primary keyboard influences include luminaries such as Tuomas Holopainen, Derek Sherinian, Michael Pinnela, and Joost van den Broek.


Ricardo Haquim

Ricardo Haquim has soul of a drummer, yet at the age of 13, he discovered a profound love for the bass. Upon starting his musical journey, he has been a dedicated student, passionately devoting himself to the instrument. Formerly contributing to some of the most prominent local bands, Ricardo now stands proudly as a bassist and songwriter within the ranks of Innocence Lost.

His inspirations come from influential figures such as Luis Mariutti, Jari Kainulainen, John Myung, Billy Sheehan, Jaco Pastorius, Felipe Andreoli, and Markus Grosskopf.


Gui DeLucchi

Gui DeLucchi, a distinguished guitarist and composer, has stood out as a notable presence in the music scene of Rio de Janeiro. With a musical background that includes contributions to tribute bands dedicated to Iron Maiden, Skid Row, and Ozzy, DeLucchi was invited in 2020 to join Innocence Lost. His unique compositions and innovative ideas have seamlessly blended into the artistic fabric of the band.

DeLucchi is guided by the influence of renowned guitarists like John Petrucci, Michael Romeo, Zakk Wylde, Alexi Laiho, Jani Limatainen, and Kiko Loureiro.


Heron Matias

Heron Matias has been the reliable drummer for Innocence Lost from its inception. His musical journey began at the age of 16, sparked by the inspiration of Rock in Rio in 2001. Starting as a self-taught musician, Heron later further developed his skills under the guidance of a local teacher in Santa Cruz, a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, for two years. Following this formative period, he engaged in various small projects with friends, among them Aloysio Ventura, who, in 2007, invited him to join the band's inaugural lineup.
Heron's drumming style is influenced by the likes of Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Jojo Mayer, and Buddy Rich.

Guest Artists

Mark Basile is a versatile Italian artist renowned as a singer, pianist, composer, and producer. With a rich and diverse musical background, he has lent his talents to various bands, musical projects, as well as theatrical productions and operas.

Since 2008, Mark has been a prominent figure in DGM, contributing as a lead singer and songwriter. His collaboration with DGM has yielded five studio albums, three live DVDs, and an extensive series of tours spanning the globe.

Thiago Bianchi (NOTURNALL, ex-Shaman) is a multifaceted Brazilian artist based in São Paulo, Brazil, renowned as a singer, producer, educator, writer, and director.
His musical journey started with early involvement with bands like Arena and Karma, but it was his global recognition that surged when he stepped into the role once held by Andre Matos in the iconic band Shaman. Presently, Thiago has the role of the frontman for the internationally acclaimed band NOTURNALL.
Beyond his contributions to various bands, Thiago owns “Fusão Studio”

Gus Monsanto (KRYSAOR), is an accomplished singer and producer originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He gained prominence as the former vocalist of the French progressive metal ensemble “Adagio” and the Finnish band “Revolution Renaissance”, featuring Timo Tolkki, the former leader of Stratovarius.
In 2009, Gus became the frontman of “The Lightseekers”, releasing a notable album. He also lent his unique vocal skills to the southern Brazilian band “Symbolica”, contributing to their debut studio release, "Precession," in June 2012.
The year 2022 marked another significant chapter for Gus Monsanto, as he joined the French heavy metal band “Krysaor”.

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Greatest Gigs

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