Torture Squad is a classic among metal bands in Brazil. They will play Rock in Rio 2019 in October, sharing the stage with Nervosa, Claustrofobia, Chuck Billy, Anthrax and Slayer.Before that, on September 18th they will release a split with the revelation band of Brazilian heavy metal “Living Metal”. This split will be released by Music Media Records.
Reapter is a thrash-prog metal band founded in Rome 2005 by Max Pellicciotta, Emiliano Niro and Claudio Arduini. The name Reapter is derived from the two English terms: Reaper and Richter (the seismic scale).
Jury Pergolini (bass) joined the band a year later, and with his arrival the band started to write the first songs for the EP called “First One”.
The band released the first album in 2013, called M.I.N.D. via Buil2kill Records In 2016, the second album was released by Revalve Records. Like the first album, it was distributed worldwide on the most important digital platforms and physical format.
Reapter went on a tour in 2017 to promote the album with the Brazilian female thrash-metal band Nervosa for 12 gigs in Western Europe. In 2018, the band played in Goathell Metal Festival in Pula (Croatia) with Sinister and Jinjer.
Nowadays they are writing their third album, and are ready to go on a new tour around the world.
AltarEgo is an old school death metal band from The Netherlands that has been around since the early ’90s. In 2016, former member and guitarist Marcel Verdurmen announced the comeback of Altar with a new lineup, being the biggest change going from a male to a female singer. Early 2018, the band released a videoclip for a brand new song entitled ‘Unfinished Business’ and later that year the band decided to change its name to AltarEgo, to further distance themselves from the previous Altar. After having played numerous shows in 2017 with bands like Rotting Christ and Batushka and recording their EP in 2018, the band is currently working hard on new material and is looking to release a full length album soon.
AltarEgo’s complete line-up:
Janneke de Rooy – vocals Marcel Verdurmen – guitar Bas Karman – guitar Martin Bruinewoud – bass guitar Erwin ‘Bakvet’ Koerts – drums