The origins date back to 1978, in Baixa Da Banheira, Moita, when three kids started playing with the ambition to form a band. These kids were João Alexandre vocals/guitar, João Sérgio bass and Toninho guitar. After much effort, in early 1984 Asgarth were formed. To complete the line up they speak with a drummer friend of them, Tony Duarte, who took the place. Due to the ambitions of the band, they needed another guitarist, to structure the best guitar work on the existing songs. As João Alexandre also played guitar, took the place of rhythm guitarist, leaving the role of vocalist for Luís Filipe, a longtime friend, who held that position. They rehearsed and composed songs, in precarious conditions, at the home of Toninho and João Sérgio. In early 1986 the band is faced with several problems, losing the spirit to continue, leading its members to a total lack of interest, after two years of existence. They were about to give up and break up the band and it is in this climate that comes someone who realizes the value of the band: Francisco Landum. Already an experienced musician (ex-TNT), whose objective becomes to raise the band to a high exponent in the national scene. After some discussions, decisions are made within the band and they decide to change the band's name, in which it was chosen from dozens of them. the suggestion is from João Alexandre: Ibéria!

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