The Second Age
- The Predictable Unknown -
Life happened and we got a lot older, wiser in many things and stupider in several others… That’s Ok, that’s life unfolding. It’s shocking, when you look back and you’re not 17 anymore... Still, that does not change who you are or what you want, that’s just life happening and sometimes she throws you a light.
When no one was hoping or looking for it, as we were going around our business, a challenge was placed upon us, that we could not ignore: an invitation to play at the reknown Laurus Nobilis Music Famalicão 2018. A stage for thousands, for hundreds, it did not matter but It seemed impossible. Could the band do it one last time? A reunion not just for the few fans, for us 11 years later. Yet the challenge and the urge were too great to ignore, at least for the few that still remembered and longed to live it again, the ones that always did it, simply for the thrill of doing i!
We tried to get everyone original on board but life got in the way again. Nevertheless, the the remaining few suffered, agonized, pondered if it was worth to revive an old and glorious dream for some of us, without everyone… It was, it seemed greater than any of us… But how?! The desire won. The will to do something different, the urge to live, despite what ever happened. For everyone that somewhere in time loved the band, we found out that no one loved it more than us.
Godiva is bigger than its name, it’s bigger than the time that passed and how old we are; It’s a state of mind, an ideology, a raison d’être for someone to find. Like everything that’s worth while, it encompasses our dreams, our fears, our thoughts, everything that makes us human, equal and different from everyone else. All that matters is what it means, what we feel and the people that are a part of this dream. We love the band, we love the fans and for a few moments we forgot that. It will not happen again… Never again!
From our ashes we arose. Pedro, Ricardo and Arcélio were on board, nonetheless they needed to complete the line up. We were blessed with one connection, a producer in Portugal named André Matos, an old fan and friend of the band, which believed and loved the band as much as we did and fortune dictated that he would join the band and change our history in a definite way. Soon after, was followed by the the fantastic drummer Sinatra. A young but proven talent, former member of the iconic band Heavenwood.
Although the band's soul remained the same, it would grow to unforeseen heights due to the genius of the Lead Guitar (Ricardo Ribeiro) and the “former producer” turned composer &, rhythm guitar. The genius of the composers surpassed everything, even our own ego. Godiva was alive again, an old soul with new blood: Ricardo, Pedro, Arcélio, André and Sinatra… The family was recreated and born again stronger.
The presence at Laurus Music Festival Famalicão was not the eulogy that was supposed to be, it was a breath of life to a worthwhile dream. With new blood, the right blood... a mark a new beginning.