Dedicated to the Portuguese Metal scene from the 80s up to the 90s.
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From the northof the country,more specificallyValadares,VilaNova deGaiacameMac Zac(pre-Tarantula).FormedinOctober 1st 1981 by the Barros brothers, Paulo lead guitar and Luís drums The line up was completed with Toni Ezequiel bass, Fernando Pereira rhythm guitar and João Campos vocals. The firstlivepresentation was in Vila Franca de Xira, where they participated at the Grande Maratona do Rock Português (Great Marathon of the Portuguese Rock), along with Xeque Mate, Jarojupe, Bico d`Obra, NZZN, TNTamong manyothers. The 3 days marathon was organizedby the former newspaper Musicalíssimo, between December 18th and 20th 1981 at the Pavilhão do Cevadeiro. Thereafterthebandbegan performingatthe north of Portugal, andin oneof thoseconcerts were twoGerman businessmen,wholikedthebandenough invitingthemlater thatyear toperformtwoconcertsinGermany. So in the month of May 1982 they played in Frankfurt and Offenbach.The band took the opportunity to record a rehearsal in some studios in Germany. 45 minutes of music were recorded in just one take. From the 9 tracks included: "Mundo Imundo", "Fantasmas do Rock", "Junkie Sem Nota", "Força do Rock", "Noite de Lua Cheia". BacktoPortugal the bandcontinued toperformatvarioussecondary schoolsinthe north. At the end of 1983, the guitarrist, bassist and vocalist left the band. The new bass player was recruited on the same year and the rest of the new members in February 1984. With thisnewline up and with songs such as "Metal Demons", "Breaking The Law", "Rock Fantasma" and "Fear"thebandhas played all overthe country andin December 15th 1984 at the very first Portuguese Heavy Metal Festival. Organized by Purgatório do Heavy Metal Fan-Club, the event took place at the Pavilhão Associação de Moradores in St Antonio dos Cavaleiros, Loures (Lisbon area). The festival was a huge invent, they played with Xeque Mate, STS Paranoid, Valium, Sepulcro, Jarojupe. Withthistripto the capital,thebandgetsa lot of fans,butat the beginningof1985thesingerleft theband. Thenthey recruited akeyboardist. Shortlyafter, with Carlos Meinedo vocals, Paulo Barros guitar, José Baltazar bass, Luís Barros drums and Paiva keyboards thebandchangedits name toTarantula.