Civic Biography

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”–Friederich Nietzche

All art has a goal, understood by some and misunderstood by others, but always present in our every day lives, even at the simplest things like fondling someone’s hair or a trading eyes. A romantic vision? Perhaps. But nourished with this love and romance for the music, in 2003 two accomplices in the artistic crime, Sérgio and Chikko, Got together to execute it. An odyssey had begun with rocking riffs, little orphans and stripped of guidance, but treated like the purest gold. Post Germination and gestation, to paint the screen came along new brushes. Quim at the drums and Gnomo at the bass. The first month gone by and the first songs were made and solidified and the band made magic out of their musical moments.

Gathering an accountable number of songs, the band decided to record promo cd with 3 themes as a presentation card. Those 3 songs were recorded October/2003 and produced by Ricardo Dikk and the band.

Months afterwards the promo cd was out, Gnomo abandoned the band due to a serious health problem which caught everyone by surprise and compromised the future of the band. Several months of disorientation and introspection, Pedro Martinho a.k.a. Sheriff came along to replace Gnomo at the bass.

After solidification of bonds and perspectives, the band got picked amongst something like 500 bands to the Rock in Rio contest final and won. As a prize they shared the same stage with bands like Metallica, Incubus, Slipknot, Sepultura and Moonspell. This was the definitive turning point the bands carer.

In May/2005 the DVD live at Rock in Rio was released, that gathered the performance of the band in that day. Just a few months earlier the band got into the studio to record its first long play record, the debut album “Ghosts and Shadows”, which came out in October/2005. With the same production team, the record was composed by 12 songs in which 3 were also in the first promo cd.

In November/2006, Quim abandoned the project and to take his place came along André Spanger, which added new colours in the pattern.

Just released is the new record “The Awakening” with 20 fierce full, hot gripping tracks that tell the story of a character who is in a coma and during that state of latency, it has various messages in the form of music that shall help him to realize a new life, a new awakening. This record was produced in Praça das Flores Studios in Portugal by Dikk (Witchbreed, Blister,etc…), mixed at Generator Studios, Portugal by Miguel Marques (Easyway, More than a Thousand, etc…) and Mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, He is Legend, Every time I die, Sepultura, etc…) at West West Side Music.
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