Tomorrow, Friday the 13th of March, is the day that the VULCANO legend will get a new chapter. «Eye In Hell», the new opus from the Brazilian speed/thrash/black metal influencers will finally be unleashed upon the crumbling world. And what a timing.
The Zhema Rodero and Ivan Pelliciotti produced record (recorded in O Beco Estúdios in Curitiba, Brazil) has 13 songs of the unholy Vulcano brand of extreme metal and is graced with cover artwork done by Roberto Toderico (Paganizer, Pestilence, Sodom, Tygers Of Pan Tang).
In a time when new bands are born at every minute and meaningless albums are spit forth and back, the simple existence of an entity with the historical depth, aura and attitude of Vulcano is nothing short of amazing.
Vulcano were one of Brazil’s first heavy metal bands of note. Coming into existence some time before (and having no small influence upon) that country’s most famous metal export, Sepultura, Vulcano’s albums were far too inaccessible to surface above the heavy metal underground with any regularity; and yet, alongside fellow Brazilians Sarcofago, Mutilator, and others, their primal, astoundingly violent blend of black and thrash metal has attained a worldwide cult legend among some of the genre’s most extreme practitioners – notably, Norway’s feared black metal inner circle of the early ’90s.
“Vulcano has always been a DIY band in essence, since it’s very first album”, states Zhema. “But for the first time in our almost 39-year career, we signed a record deal with a label with name and focus on Metal. We’re very proud to be now in a roster with renamed artists – some of them created in the same era we did – like Tygers of Pan Tang and Artillery”, he continues. “This union gave us extra motivation and energy to keep going and I believe we still have a lot of albums and shows ahead”.
Zhema Rodero – guitar
Luiz Carlos Louzada – vocals
Carlos Diaz – bass
Gerson Fajardo – guitar
Bruno Conrado – drums