Dedicated to the Portuguese Metal scene from the 80s up to the 90s.
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Massacrewas formedinNovember 1987 in Queluz, Lisbon. Paulo Oliveira guitar, Paulo Morais guitar, José Costa bass/ vocals and Vasco drums. Theirlive debuttook place at the Torres Novas bullfight, June 26h 1988, along with Explosão. Followed bya second oneat cinema D. João V in Damaia, July 30th, with Valium and HSS. VascoinNovemberleaves the bandand was replacedby Jorge Oliveira (Paulo Oliveira brother). On March 1989 theband played withThormenthor opening for the Dutch band Thanatos in Cova da Piedade, Almada, for 800 headbangers.One monthlater in April 23rd they madetheirappearanceat the Rock Festival in Amadora before 2000 people, also havingplayedinthat same month the 29th, in Almornos, Sintra (replacing Braindead) along with Mortífera and Procyon. InJulythebandwould returntothe stagein Massamá. In August, Massacre entered the Edit Studios, in Amadora, where for 3 days they recorded the demo "Mortal Remains". During the recordings Paulo Morais quitthe band.Injusttwo weeks Massacre soldnearly100copies. The band recruited a new guitarrist, Paulo Almeida. On November 18th 1989 the band played at the Clube Recreativo Leais Amigos, with Mantron and Massive Roarandendtheyearatthe Rock Rendez Vous, December 17th, with The Coven. In 1990 they opened for French metallers Agressor at Rock Rendez Vous. AroundMarchtheychanged their name to Enforce.