“The controversial new face of national hardcore punk. The Rio-based band have proved their quality, even in the underground, and aren’t afraid of openly criticizing the Brazilian rock scene.”
– Érica Mendes (Comando Rock)
Originally from Nova Friburgo, in the mountainous inland part of Rio de Janeiro state, the band is made up of the twin brothers Vinícius (vocals and bass) and Bernardo (vocals and guitar), and Renato Avellar (drums).
Their influences, alongside the “ABC” of punk and hardcore (Ramones, Bad Religion, Descendents, and NOFX), take in bands like Opeth, Voivod, Nirvana, Propagandhi, and King Crimson, which explains the sound they have refined over the years.
‘Hybrid War’ will come out on CD and vinyl in the first half of 2019 and will be distributed by record labels from Europe, the USA, Canada, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. Its tracks address the circumstances that led to the 2016 state coup, the destruction of national industry, and the rise of fascism in Brazil.
The band draws on the concept of Hybrid War developed by the political analyst Andrew Korybko to speak out about the strategic machinations behind the criminalization of the Workers’ Party, the use of propaganda to create schisms in society, and the destruction of the multipolar projects that were designed to give Brazil greater autonomy in its economic policies.
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