The formation of the band goes back to 1990/91. From the Lisbon area, the first line up consisted of Bruno Manteigas vocals, Mofas guitar, Paulo  bass, Jorge guitar and Luis drums. At this point the band played a mix of hardcore, crossover. 1st recording was made in JAP studios in 1991, very roughly, direct capture, to promote the 1st concert and because they would be interviewed on the Horizonte FM radio and had no record. The first live performance was in the beginning of 1992, at the old cinema of Sacavém (Academia) organized by JAP studios with Tropa Morta e Corrosão Caótica. The 2nd in May was in Rossio, Lisbon, in the week of youth in 1992, The third in July, was at the Gare Bar in Barreiro with Carrossel Mágico, and they would play live again more two times, one of them in September at the Quinta de São José in Sacavém with Toxic Waste. 2º recording was captured in JAP studios again, in late 92, with a little better production, but also captured live, only the voice was recorded separately. (this was the end of the punk / hardcore era). At the beginning of '93, Mofas left definitively, due to musical differences, he did not identify himself with the band's musical orientation (more towards Metal), in the middle they still gave a concert with him on the guitar and only at the end of 93  that Nuno arrives to take the place of Bruno. A 3rd recording  was again in JAP studios in 94. 

This last demo was never officially released, because Nuno left a few months later and they decided to end the project and never played live with the band. Later would merge with Symbiosis.


demo tape "Dome Of The Fallen God" ©1994 never released audio sample



Prophetical Fanzine appeared in 1990 with the name Necrotério 'zine, edited two numbers with this name but with the passage of the typewriter to computer, changes the name and with the intention of being written in English. The first number with the new name dates 1994 and was the only one written in English. Number five is edited under the name Chasing Fear, having the number six and later issues been edited with the original name, Prophetical. The first cycle ends with the last number eight in 1997. In 2014 is edited a special number to mark the 20 years. Throughout the years were part of the team Vasco Reigota, Adão Jr., Roger Suicidal, Gui and Sérgio Rocha. Being founded by Vasco Reigota.
text by Vasco Reigota



Fanzine from the unofficial Portuguese Metallica Fan-Club, released by the prestigious photographer João Moura (Devastação Metalica fanzine). At least 7 numbers of Metallica News were edited, being issue# 0 in October of 1989.


The "Blitz Metálico" (Metallic Blitz) section was very important during the 80's, since it was the only divulgation on the genre published in a national newspaper the Blitz journal. Was (and still is today, now in magazine format, released monthly) a national weekly newspaper (out every Tuesday) dedicated to music and to the youth culture, it was first published on November 1st 1984. Pedro Cardoso, a legendary music journalist (Sagrada Escritura fanzine/ Defensores da Fé Fan-Club and Metal Army) had wrote to the newspaper a few times before and from October 1st 1985, biweekly (later weekly), began to promote the Heavy Metal (national and international) in the section of "Blitz Metálico", until the early 1990s.


Metal Trail zine from Lisbon was edited by Nuno Lopes with the collaboration of Vasco Beer and Rui Meireles. Several issues came out, being the number 0 from January/ February 1991 (A5 format).


Mortalha were the first Metal band of Arruda dos Vinhos. Trio formed around 1989/ 90 by Rui Vieira vocals/ guitar, Helder Rodrigues drums and Nuno Mariano bass. For some time, and always with great difficulty in arranging place to rehearse, the band rehearsed in collectives and even at home. The first and only song completed and recorded by Mortalha around 1990/ 91, was recorded at Nuno's house, on a 2nd floor, and through a PA system. As it had no title or vocals, it was decided to call only "Instrumental". Mortalha ended up limited when Nuno Mariano joins Imunity, followed by Helder in May 1992. In early 1993, Hugo joins the band as guitarist and Mortalha started rehearsing in the same place as Imunity, but without Nuno. With Nuno and Helder in Imunity, some demotivation was taking over the band and this one eventually fell apart. By this time, Mortalha already had a song with vocals, called "From Zero To Nothing", unfortunately it was never recorded. Rui Vieira would join Imunity in 1995. Rui, Helder e Nuno form today Machinergy.

thanks to Rui Vieira


From Meirinhas, Pombal came Paranoia. The band took their first steps in 1990, with Luís Lacerda guitar/ vocals, Thierry guitar/ vocals, Silvia drums, Rui Capitão bass. And with that line up, they would play their first concert, at the Mercado Santana (Santana Market) in Leiria, end of 1990. In 1992 occurred the only change in the formation of the band, Rui is replaced by Fernando Silva. Paranoia often played live during this period, in the Leiria area, but also outside. A first demo is recorded in a home studio in the area. The 5 track tape contains the songs: "Intro", "Hard to Survive", "Better Than be Dead", "Death, We Can Still..." and "Orgasmatron" (Motorhead cover). The band share the stage with bands like Exomortis, Grog, Evisceration, The Gift, and many others. Probably the most emblematic gig was at the KDA discotheque in Alcobaça. In 1994 they participated and ended up winning the Contest of Modern Music at the Bar Ben in Alcobaça. A second demo is recorded and at the same time that it is finished around February 1995, the group ends. The reasons were related to the growing lack of availability of some members due to the fact that we are studying in different cities. And the demo was never released.
thanks to Fernando Silva


demo tape ©1992 audio sample

demo tape ©1995 (never released)



Dark Prophecy was formed in the beginning of 1992 in Damaia, Lisbon. The band recorded only a rehearsal demo in December 1992 and then separated. The only line up consisted of Francisco Viegas (Conqueror) vocals, Carlos Fernandes (Tzaboath) bass, Paulo Mira (Laldaboath)  guitars and Paulo Mateus drums. 


promo tape ©1992 audio sample


Miss Kiss were a trio originally from Alverca and were active in the earlys 90s. With the line up formed by Nuno Van vocals/ bass, João Gandayo drums and Galão guitar, they recorded a 4 track demo in 1994 at JAP Studios, named "Cool (As We Are)" (You´re Dead, Get Out, Going Around and Ciccio). The band played live several times, including at an outdoor gig in Alverca, June 15th 1994, with Imunity.


demo tape "Cool (As We Are)" ©1994  audio sample


poster June 15th 1994