Sapien lasted only 2 to 3 years, from 1987 to early 1990. The band originating from Ramada (outskirts of Lisbon) was formed by its leader Fernando Rebelo bass. The full line up consisted of Miguel "Leviathan" vocals, Marinho guitar, Paulo lead guitar and João drums. The latter replaced by Nuno. The group had a very professional working method and technical, and managed to record several songs, like "The Calling", "The Temple Of Pain", "The Sabbath" or "The Four Apocalyptic Nights", during rehearsals into a 8-track Fostex. They performed live 2 or 3 times during its existence, one of them at the Ramada Secondary School in the summer of 1988. They split up due to personal problems at the beginning of 90. 

"The Calling" live Ramada Secondary School 1988

"The Calling" lyrics and original logo designed by one of the band members


Crionics Fan-Club hailed from Amadora city at the end of 1987. Massacre fanzine were published in the same year by Paulo, André Almeida and Zé.


Tao was originally formed in March 1988, after Paulo Fernandes vocals/ guitar, Samuel Lopes bass (ex-Satan`s Saints) and João Mendonça keyboards decided to leave Cruise. The line up was completed with Carlos Coelho drums (ex-Satan`s Saints) and the two guitarists André David Nunes and Luís. Coming from Lisbon they played AOR / Hard FM, sung in Portuguese.


Band led by vocalist Paulo de Lemos (ex-Satan`s Saints) and Quim Andrade drums (ex-STS Paranoid) who joined together in late 1987, early 1988. The band had intentions of going into the studio in May 1988, so as to record a demo with the songs "Backs To The Wall", Like It Or Not and "No Hope For Love".


4 GET U were a quartet from the Cascais area, consisting of Paulo Gomes vocals, João Gama guitar, Nuno Lourenço bass and drummer Eduardo Pereira (ex-Joker). They recorded, in 1994, a presentation demo tape with 2 tracks, "I Don´t Dream Anymore" and "Star Crossing The Night".


Fénix, o renascimento (the rebirth) was a fanzine from Oliveira do Bairro, Aveiro. Published quarterly in a print run of 100/ 111 copies, only 2 (?) numbers came out: Jul/ Sep and Out/ Dez 1992. Alexandre Barros, Mário Barros, Carlos Palavra and Vasco Neves were part of the team.



The idea of forming a band took place in late ´89, beginning of ´90, in the minds of Victor drums, Jorge guitar and Rui vocals. In this initial stage they were call Azon. Due to their few musical skills, specially Jorge, they decide to play hardcore. With some tracks already made in a more Deathcore vein, both english and portuguese, the project suffers a stagnation due to school. Sometimes after, Jorge decides to enter a music school. Meanwhile, they find a place to rehearse, at the Artimusica studios, located in Póvoa de Sto Adrião. However, because of school obligations, in late ´90, Rui leaves the band. Being replaced by Filipe vocals and bass. A promo tape is recorded at their rehearsal studio, with the tracks "Heavy Metal", "Morte aos Prof´s", "Basta" and "E.P.A.".  In May 25th 1990 a 4 track rehearsal is recorded, "Intro", "Heavy Metal", "Morte" and "Holo". 

promo tape ©1990 audio sample


Band from the Cascais area, which had lasted a very short time at the beginning of the 90s. With the line up consisting of Paulo Ramos vocals, Luís Páscoa drums, Paulo Paté bass, Uriel Pereira guitar, Paulo (Si) Sousa guitar and Zé Vasconcelos keyboards, Inox recorded a 3 track demo tape only for promotional purposes around 1990. Tracks were: "Touch Reaction", "Always Together" and "Backstage Queen". Getting national airplay through the daily radio program Rock Em Stock, they started some contacts with agencies and record labels, but the singer's family had to leave the country, whereupon the band without a vocalist  ceased functions shortly afterwards. Zé Vasconcelos and Luís Páscoa joined Joker

promo tape ©1990  audio sample


This fanzine, from Barreiro, was published by Fernando Roberto (Metal Soldiers Records) around 88/89 but under the name Cannibalistic'Zine, in which only launched one number. In 1990 he decided to change the name to Hallucination, and published only 3 issues (#1-1991, #2-1992, #3-1994).


Band from Nisa (Alto Alentejo), active during the early 90s. With the line-up formed by Sérgio Pereira vocals, José Maia guitar, João Miguéns guitar, João Polido bass and Nuno Bruno drums the band enters the Rec 'n' Roll studios with the production of Tarântula`s drummer Luis Barros, they recorded the demo tape "POW", August 1994. The tracks were, "Kill To Survive", "Dark Fears", "Iron Curtain", ? (instrumental), "Prisoners Of War" and "Eu Tenho". Performed some concerts with bands such as Web, Bloodshed, Restus Comme. However the musicians regrouped in 1997 for a special concert. In 2013, reconvene and begin to prepare what will be the successor of "POW"

demo tape "POW" ©1994 audio sample