Prophetical Fanzine appeared in 1990 with the name Necrotério 'zine, edited two numbers with this name but with the passage of the typewriter to computer, changes the name and with the intention of being written in English. The first number with the new name dates 1994 and was the only one written in English. Number five is edited under the name Chasing Fear, having the number six and later issues been edited with the original name, Prophetical. The first cycle ends with the last number eight in 1997. In 2014 is edited a special number to mark the 20 years. Throughout the years were part of the team Vasco Reigota, Adão Jr., Roger Suicidal, Gui and Sérgio Rocha. Being founded by Vasco Reigota.
text by Vasco Reigota
The "Blitz Metálico" (Metallic Blitz) section was very important during the 80's, since it was the only divulgation on the genre published in a national newspaper. Jornal Blitz was (and still is today, now in magazine format) a national weekly newspaper (out every Tuesday) dedicated to music and to the youth culture, it was first published on November 1st 1984. Pedro Cardoso, a legendary music journalist (Sagrada Escritura fanzine/ Defensores da Fé Fan-Club and Metal Army) wrote to the newspaper a few times and from October 1st 1985, biweekly, began to promote the Heavy Metal (national and international) in the section "Blitz Metálico", until the early 1990s.
Metal Trail zine from Lisbon was edited by Nuno Lopes with the collaboration of Vasco Beer and Rui Meireles. Several issues came out, being the number 0 from January/ February 1991 (A5 format).
Mortalha were the first Metal band of Arruda dos Vinhos. Trio formed around 1989/ 90 by Rui Vieira vocals/ guitar, Helder Rodrigues drums and Nuno Mariano bass. For some time, and always with great difficulty in arranging place to rehearse, the band rehearsed in collectives and even at home. The first and only song completed and recorded by Mortalha around 1990/ 91, was recorded at Nuno's house, on a 2nd floor, and through a PA system. As it had no title or vocals, it was decided to call only "Instrumental". Mortalha ended up limited when Nuno Mariano joins Imunity, followed by Helder in May 1992. In early 1993, Hugo joins the band as guitarist and Mortalha started rehearsing in the same place as Imunity, but without Nuno. With Nuno and Helder in Imunity, some demotivation was taking over the band and this one eventually fell apart. By this time, Mortalha already had a song with vocals, called "From Zero To Nothing", unfortunately it was never recorded. Rui Vieira would join Imunity in 1995. Rui, Helder e Nuno form today Machinergy.
thanks to Rui Vieira
From Meirinhas, Pombal came Paranoia. The band took their first steps in 1990, with Luís Lacerda guitar/ vocals, Thierry guitar/ vocals, Silvia drums, Rui Capitão bass. And with that line up, they would play their first concert, at the Mercado Santana (Santana Market) in Leiria, end of 1990. In 1992 occurred the only change in the formation of the band, Rui is replaced by Fernando Silva. Paranoia often played live during this period, in the Leiria area, but also outside. A first demo is recorded in a home studio in the area. The 5 track tape contains the songs: "Intro", "Hard to Survive", "Better Than be Dead", "Death, We Can Still..." and "Orgasmatron" (Motorhead cover). The band share the stage with bands like Exomortis, Grog, Evisceration, The Gift, and many others. Probably the most emblematic gig was at the KDA discotheque in Alcobaça. In 1994 they participated and ended up winning the Contest of Modern Music at the Bar Ben in Alcobaça. A second demo is recorded and at the same time that it is finished around February 1995, the group ends. The reasons were related to the growing lack of availability of some members due to the fact that we are studying in different cities. And the demo was never released.
thanks to Fernando Silva
demo tape ©1992 audio sample
demo tape ©1995 (never released)
Dark Prophecy was formed in the beginning of 1992 in Damaia, Lisbon. The band recorded only a rehearsal demo in December 1992 and then separated. The only line up consisted of Francisco Viegas (Conqueror) vocals, Carlos Fernandes (Tzaboath) bass, Paulo Mira (Laldaboath) guitars and Paulo Mateus drums.
promo tape ©1992 audio sample
Miss Kiss were a trio originally from Alverca and were active in the earlys 90s. With the line up formed by Nuno Van vocals/ bass, João Gandayo drums and Galão guitar, they recorded a 4 track demo in 1994 at JAP Studios, named "Cool (As We Are)" (You´re Dead, Get Out, Going Around and Ciccio). The band played live several times, including at an outdoor gig in Alverca, June 15th 1994, with Imunity.
demo tape "Cool (As We Are)" ©1994 audio sample
poster June 15th 1994
Cannabis arise through the will of a group of friends with a passion for Heavy Metal to form a band, just like all the others in its beginning. The initial name was suggested by a friend Pedro Serra was Cannabis Sativa, but it ended up being only Cannabis, and the logo was designed by Filipe Ventura, better known as Piranha. The band was founded by drummer Vitor Cardoso around 1991, in Alverca. The first line up was Filipe vocals, Nuno Silva guitar, Mário Figueira guitar, Manuela bass and Vitor Cardoso drums. With this formation the band gives its first concert, in their home town secondary school Gago Coutinho, along with Epá Não Sei, IRS, KarpeDiem, Sociedade Alcoolica among others, inserted in a festival of rock against drugs. Due to the controversy of the name, even the fact was mentioned in the TV program "Vira o Video" presented by two renowned musicians Xana and Zé Pedro. Then Filipe leaves and Mário Figueira replaces him on vocals. They entered in a band contest, which took place at the Alves Redol school in Vila Franca de Xira, along with the Sociedade Alcoolica and the Sarcastic Angel, the latter having been the winners. Nuno Maia joins the band as a new vocalist and Cannabis plays live at the ball field in Verdelha de Baixo and then also in Alverca in a square with Sarcastic Angel. The band suffers another change of singer, Nuno is replaced by Rui Bekas. With Bekas they gig on April 16th at the hall of the Firefighters with Imunity and they give their sixth and last concert in the old school of Alverca.
"Cannabis", "Soldiers of Death", "Morrer", "Devastator", "No Way Out", "The Lie" and "Today is a Good Day to Die" (instrumental) were some tracks composed by the band during its existence. No demo tape has ever been recorded, only some quality rehearsals, which had some air play on the Kepler´s "Empacto" radio show in Radio Ateneu.The band ended up finishing around 1994 because some members dedicated themselves exclusively to cover bands.
thanks to Mário Figueira
"Cannabis" live at the ball field in Verdelha de Baixo, Alverca