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Gwydion

Gwydion | Metal Portugal | Scoop.it

Genre
Epic / Black / Folk / Viking Metal


Record Label
Currently Unsigned

Press Contact
info@gwydion.org



Members
Ruben Almeida - Vocals
Daniel César - Keyboards
Miguel Kaveirinha - Lead Guitar
João Paulo - Rytmn Guitar
Bruno Henriques - Bass
Luis Abreu - Drums



About
Gwydion's journey started in 1995, a project founded by a group of friends that shared the same passion for metal and interest in Celtic culture.
During these first stages of the band, three demos were presented to the portuguese metal scene and dozens of gigs were performed throughout Portugal. The period between 2001-2004 meant harsh times for the band, with some line-up changes and departures from the band that caused almost a complete stall, and put the band fierceness and self-belief at test.
But everything was about to change. In the year that followed, Gwydion reemerged with full force, and also new musical ideas, and started to compose new songs, with strong folk / viking / pagan influences, without forgetting their own black metal roots.
In 2007, Gwydion recorded their first full-length album, the result of two years of maturation of their songs. Their originality and effort triggered the interest of the german label TROLLZORN, which offered a contract to release the album. Released in February 2008 and titled "Ynys Mon", the album was generally well received by critics and fans, and considered a very promising album.
With Ynys Mön, Gwydion finally started to draw the attention of the international metal landscape and ultimately received an invitation to make an European tour in October 2008 with top bands TYR, HOLLENTHON, ALESTORM, and SVARTSOT: the RAGNAROK AASKEREIA'S TOUR. For 19 days, they travelled through many european countries, doing a total of 18 performances, and lived one of the most intense and rewarding experiences possible for a band. The tour was an amazing success, a giant leap for the band, and the perfect first charge into Europe!
Gwydion entered 2009 with a deep determination: to work harder than ever, dedicating more time to the band, acquiring better gear, improving their own musicianship, and continuing playing inside and outside Portugal. Gwydion actually played in nearly all major metal Portuguese metal festivals, delivering a distinct sound and attitude to the crowd, and receiving continuously great feedback.



Websites
http://www.gwydion.org/
http://www.myspace.com/gwydionmetal
http://www.youtube.com/gwydionmetal
http://www.reverbnation.com/gwydion



Related Connections: TROLLZORN, Ragnarok Aaskereia, Battle Metal, Metal Hammer, TchorT magazine, Horn Triskelion, Marjo Verdooren, Pentágon Studios, Borge Finstad, Fernando Matias, Moonspell, F.e.v.e.r.


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Revolution Within

Revolution Within | Metal Portugal | Scoop.it

Genre
Trash Metal

 

Record Label
Rastilhos Records

 

Press Contact
revolutionwithin@gmail.com

 

Members
Raça - Vocals
Matador - Guitar
Adriano - Guitar
Sono - Bass
Shaq – Drums

 

About
Revolution Within were born early in 2005 when Raça (vocals), Faster (guitar), Matador (guitar), Sono (bass) and Prata (drums),
concerts began regularly in order to increase their exposure, including participation in some important portuguese underground events, and sharing the stage with some of the best portuguese metal bands.
They have also shared stages with several international metal bands such as Kreator, Dew-Scented, Hatesphere, Vomitory, Aura Noir, Avulsed, Desaster, Gama Bomb and Angelus Apatrida.
“Collision” debut album was released in October 19 in Portugal, through Rastilho Records. It's also available in some other European countries such as Germany and Netherlands.
In January 2010 they were voted by Portuguese heavy-metal magazine Loud! readers as that year's Revelation Band as their album reviews were extremely positive.

 

Websites
http://www.myspace.com/revolutionwithinpt

http://www.facebook.com/revolutionwithinband

http://www.youtube.com/user/RWShaq

 

Related Connections: Rastilho Records, Studios Soundvision, Kreator, Dew-Scented, Hatesphere, Vomitory, Aura Noir, Desaster, Gama Bomb, Angelus Apatrida, Vagos Open Air

 

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Web

Web | Metal Portugal | Scoop.it

 

Genre
Trash Metal

 

Record Label
Rawtsal Productions

 

Press Contact
info@webthrashmetal.com

 

Members
Fernando Martins - Bass/Vocals
Filipe Ferreira - Guitar
Victor Matos - Guitar
Pedro Soares - Drums

 

About
WEB are a band of thrash/doom/progressive metal from Oporto. Already with 25 years of existence, they are regarded as one of the oldest bands in Portugal. The sound a perfectly balanced between the antithetical concepts of conformism, and modernity. You have old school and new school kind of sound, but you perceive well the influences that have contaminated its original style of thrash. With the temptations of post-melodic thrash / groove metal to peep between the rock riffs that form the robust structure of musical scales of various songs. WEB trash is in line with the best there is around: powerful, clean, clear and crisp. Indeed, it is difficult to find a better one as proposed by the major labels.

 

Shared the stage with: Ancient Rites, Impaled Nazarene, Benediction, Cradle of Filth, Napalm Death, Desaster, Omission, Sinister, Paradox, Cadena Perpetua, Angelus Apatrida, Leng Tche, Decadence, Agonica, Ephemeral, Moonspell, Genocide, Ramp, Tarantula, Switchtense, Pitch Black, Desire, Heavenwood, The End Gate, Equaleft, Gates of Hell, Holocausto Canibal, Decayed, Mata Ratos, The Ransack, Decrepidemic, Echidna, Revolution Within, Cycles, Coldfear

 

Websites
http://www.webthrashmetal.com

 

www.myspace.com/webthrashmetal

http://www.facebook.com/webthrashmetal

 

 

Related Connections: SoundVision Studios, Paulo Lopes

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Switchtense

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Genre
Trash Metal

 

Record Label
Rastilho Records

 

Press Contact
info@switchtense-band.com

 

Members
Hugo Andrade - Vocals
Karia - Bass
Neto - Guitar
Pardal - Guitar
Xinês - Drums

 

About
Having groove and thrash, SWITCHTENSE do know how to write killer thrash tunes. The chances are you’ve already heard of Switchtense if you’ve been to a major metal concert in roughly the last 10 years. They formed in 2002 and have been touring since then. Indeed, they play music in the same vein as these acts as well as other harder thrash acts like Lamb of God, Hatebreed and the notorious Pantera (of course). Hugo, the lead singer. He has a pair of lungs that produces some mean growls and some epic howls. It’s obvious he’s been doing this for a while. With thunderish drums, big bass lines and ultra-tight guitars, thrash metal fans can't miss this band!

 

Shared the stage with: Soulfly, Devil Driver, Hatesphere, Dew-Scented, Napalm Death, Caliban, Textures

 

Websites
http://www.switchtense-band.com
http://www.facebook.com/SWITCHTENSE
http://www.myspace.com/switchtenseportugal
http://www.rastilhorecords.com/

 

Related Connections: ultrasound studios, nuno pardal,daniel cardoso, rastilho records, dew-scented, napalm death ,textures, caliban, leif jensen

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Before The Rain

Before The Rain | Metal Portugal | Scoop.it

Genre

Doom Metal

 

Record Label

Avantgarde Music

 

Press contact

info@beforetherain.net

 

Members
Gary Griffith - Vocals & Guitar
Valter Cunha - Guitar
Carlos Monteiro - Guitar
Pedro Daniel - Bass
Joaquim Aires - Drums

 

About
BEFORE THE RAIN have a grand potential forged both on the killer melodies of their vocals and guitars, and the solid, slow, doomish songs structure.

Shared the stage with: KATATONIA, MOURNING BELOVETH, KREATOR, NAPALM DEATH, WATAIN, IMPALED NAZARENE, MOONSPELL and ORTHODOX.

 

Websites
http://www.beforetherain.net

http://www.myspace.com/beforetheraindoom

http://www.twitter.com/beforetherainpt

http://www.avantgardemusic.com

 

 

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avantgarde music, fabrica do som, oporto, nuno maciel, chapel studios, my dying bride, ewan davies, fascination street studios, jens bogren, natalie koskinen, shape of despair, peter bjärgö, shape of dispair

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W.A.K.O.

W.A.K.O. | Metal Portugal | Scoop.it

Genre
Death/Groove/Trash Metal

 

Record Label
Rastilhos Records

 

Press Contact
wako@mail.com
wicked-booking@netcabo.pt

 

Members
Nuno Rodrigues - Vocals
João Pedro - Guitars
André Sobral - Guitars
André Landeck - Bass
Bruno Guilherme - Drums

 

About
We Are Killing Ourselves, were born in 2001 in Almeirim, Portugal, when a circle of friends with similar musical influences, set out to create their own brand of storming metal music. The first demo “Outrage” was recorded in 2002 and since then the band has reached a wider audience and has been able to establish a great relationship with those who have become the band’s followers. By 2004 We Are Killing Ourselves recorded an independent EP by the name of “Symbiotic Existence”, produced by Daniel Cardoso. Then began a new crusade on the Portuguese music landscape. With four years of existence and over 200 live performances, sharing stages with Soulfly, Sepultura, (Hed)pe, Moonspell, Municipal Waste, Bizarra Locomotiva, Benediction, Obituary, Textures, Pestilence, Aborted, Ramp and participating in many summer festivals throughout the country.
The band has become recognized and respected as one of the hardest working bands in Portugal.

 

Websites
http://www.myspace.com/wakoplanet
http://www.last.fm/music/W.A.K.O.
http://www.facebook.com/Extispicium

 

Related Connections: Rastilho Records, Rastilho Records, Josh Wilbur, Chevelle, Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Spin Studios, Soulfly, Sepultura, (Hed)pe, Moonspell, Municipal Waste, Bizarra Locomotiva, Benediction, Obituary, Textures, Pestilence, Aborted, Ramp, Daniel Cardoso

 

 

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Moonspell

Moonspell | Metal Portugal | Scoop.it

Genre

Gothic Metal/Doom Metal/Death Metal

 

Record Label

Napalm Records

 

Press Contact

dominik@rtn-touring.com

 

Members
Fernando Ribeiro - Vocals

Miguel Gaspar - Drums

Ricardo Amorim - Guitar

Pedro Paixão - Keyboard/Guitar

Aires Pereira - Bass

 

About

Moonspell formed in 1992, the group released their first EP Under the Moonspell in 1994, a year before the release of their first album Wolfheart. The band quickly gained status and became one of the most recognizable metal bands from Portugal.

Moonspell reached the Portuguese top first with their album Sin/Pecado, and were, along with Metallica and Iron Maiden, the only metal band to reach the first place of the Portuguese charts after the release of their album, Memorial, in 2006. With Memorial, Moonspell also became the first Portuguese heavy metal band to have a record certified gold status. They are also very popular in Germany, where Memorial entered at 68th in the Top 100 Chart, and they are very popular also in Easter European Countries.

 

Websites
http://www.moonspell.com

http://www.myspace.com/moonspell

http://www.youtube.com/moonspellband

http://www.twitter.com/moonspell

 

 

Related Connections: Century Media, SPV GmbH, Napalm Records, Daemonarch, Hermeticum, Rotting Christ, Waldemar Sorychta, Niclas Etelävuor, MTV Europe Music Award, I'll See You in My Dreams movie, Luis Peixoto, Madredeus, Ozzy Osbourne, Mr. Crowley, Joy Division

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Tarantula

Tarantula | Metal Portugal | Scoop.it

Genre
Power Metal

 

Record Label
Ice Warrior Records

 

Press Contact
gluetone@gmail.com

 

Members
Jorge Marques - Vocals
Paulo Barros - Guitar
José Aguiar - Bass
Luis Barros - Drums

 

About
TARANTULA is a Portuguese power metal band established in 1981 and ranked as one of the very first power metal bands in this country.
In 1990 "Kingdom of Lusitania" was released putting the band's name in the international metal scene allowing them to receive several record deal proposals. After a few years of hiatus, they released several albuns that had excellent reviews in European, South American and Japanese press and led them to more tours in Germany, Portugal and Spain.

 

Shared the stage with: Stratovarius, Motorhead, Squealer, Deep Purple, Manowar, Hammerfall, Gamma Ray, Jag Panzer

 

Websites
http://www.tarantula-music.com
https://www.facebook.com/Tarantula.Official
http://www.myspace.com/tarantulaportugal
http://www.gluetone.com/
http://rockitup.org/

 

Related Connections: Tommy Newton, Helloween, Conception, Victory, Elegy, AFM Records, Polygram

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Attick Demons

Attick Demons | Metal Portugal | Scoop.it

Genre

Heavy-Metal


Record Label

Pure Steel Records

 

Press contact

contact@attickdemons.com

 

Members:
Artur Almeida - Vocals
Hugo Monteiro - Guitar
Luis Figueira - Guitar
Nuno Martins - Guitar
João Clemente - Bass
Gonçalo Pais - Drums

 

About
Two magic words would be enough to describe how pure and heartfelt is the goal from this Portuguese band. But even the pure essences are more tham inner art and fearless creativity. ATTICK DEMONS are the full strengh of a style, proudly faced with the same attitude as they defy the power, the melody and the speed, just like the true spirit of the 80's. Back then, lies their main sources of inspiration, distilled today like it hasn´t been heard in the Portuguese scene a long time ago. ATTICK DEMONS will take you to the old days of the New Wave of British Heavy-Metal with a little twist of today's Modern Heavy-Metal sound.

 

Shared the stage with: Paul Di'Anno, Grave Digger, Tarantula

 

Websites
http://www.attickdemons.com
http://www.myspace.com/attickdemonsofficial
http://www.twitter.com/attickdemonsofficial
http://www.puresteel-records.com

 

Related Connections: pure steel records, iron maiden, paul dianno, grave digger, tarantula, andy la'rocque, duane baron, ross the boss

 

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