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Sarcofago

From: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Sarcofago News

Below is our complete Sarcofago news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Sarcofago Re-Issuing "Rotting" On Vinyl

Greyhaze Records has set a release date of May 27th, 2014 for the vinyl reissue of Sarcofago's second album, "Rotting."

Originally released in 1989 via Cogumelo Records, Rotting's devastating output made waves throughout the metal underground upon its original release, and the band was also covered in our Sunday Old School column.

The 2014 "Rotting" release has been carefully remastered to ensure optimal sound output, bringing out all details of this savage and classic recording. The vinyl will be housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket, which will feature all the original artwork, including a full-color gatefold insert.

Sarcofago's drummer Manu commented: "Rotting is one hell of an album. Even though I recognize the importance of INRI, Rotting is still my favorite Sarcófago album. It's better built than the previous album, but it still maintains that elemental rawness. The Rotting era was a great time. Wagner did an outstanding job. We were an interesting trio, and when (Fabio) Jhasko joined the band, our firepower became even greater! Excellent memories!" More...

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"Warfare Noise" Vinyl Re-Issue Streaming

Greyhaze Records has officially released the vinyl LP reissue of "Warfare Noise," the seminal four-way split album featuring Brazilian extreme metal acts Sarcofago, Chakal, Holocausto, and Mutilator.

To celebrate the re-emergence of this beast, New Noise Magazine is hosting a stream of the album in its entirety. Check it out below. "Warfare Noise" is also now available for purchase at this location.

First released in 1986 via Brazilian metal label Cogumelo Records, the album's original masters had lost much of their audio prowess due to the long amount of time elapsed since its first release. This new album reissue, however, was carefully restored by mastering engineer Dave Eck and is, once again, available the same way as it was over two decades ago. The savage output of all four bands can be heard just as in the original version.

The packaging of this reissue was also carefully restored by graphic artist Fernando Lima and is now available as a faithful representation of the 1986 release. Aside from the insert, the packaging also includes a special poster with a depiction of the concert flier for the "Warfare Noise" release show which took place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1986 featuring all four bands. More...

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"Warfare Noise" Compilation Being Reissued

Greyhaze Records has announced the February 18th North American release of the vinyl LP reissue of "Warfare Noise," the seminal four-way split album featuring Brazilian extreme metal greats Sarcofago, Chakal, Holocausto, and Mutilator.

Originally released in 1986 via legendary Brazilian metal label Cogumelo Records, the album's original masters had lost much of their audio prowess due to the long amount of time elapsed since its first release. This new album reissue, however, was carefully restored by mastering engineer Dave Eck and is, once again, available the same way as it was over two decades ago. The savage output of all four bands can be heard just as in the original version.

The packaging of this reissue was also carefully restored by graphic artist Fernando Lima and is now available as a faithful representation of the 1986 release. Aside from the insert, the packaging also includes a special poster with a depiction of the concert flier for the Warfare Noise release show which took place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1986 featuring all four bands.

Despite having been out of print for decades, the "Warfare Noise" compilation is one of the most important documents of early Brazilian metal. It features bands that have played an important role in the development of black and death Metal including important influence in bands such as Mayhem, Darkthrone, Blasphemy, and Beherit. The vinyl LP version features the original eight tracks from that album. The compilation is also one of the first albums ever released by Cogumelo Records, who was responsible for the first releases by metal giants Sepultura.


Cursed Cross (Chakal)
Mr. Jesus Christ (Chakal)
Believers of Hell (Mutilator)
Nuclear Holocaust (Mutilator)
Recrucify (Sarcofago)
The Back Vomit (Sarcofago)
Satanas (Sarcofago)
Destruicao Nuclear (Holocausto)
Escarro Napalm (Holocausto)


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Sunday Old School: Sarcófago

Brazil, home of some of the most beautiful scenery, the most gorgeous women and most enjoyable football the world has ever seen. They’re also pretty great at producing extreme music, which is hardly a surprise given the contrasting violent history of the South American country. Of course, the most famous of these bands would be Belo Horizonte’s, Sepultura, which was founded by the Cavalera brothers, Max and Igor. While Max is widely regarded as the voice of Sepultura, he was not the first. That honour belongs to a man named Wagner Lamounier, who left the band before they were able to record anything and in unfriendly circumstances. Shortly after parting company with Sepultura, Lamounier was invited to join a new band named Sarcófago, who were influenced by even more extreme music such as Bathory and Celtic Frost. He adopted the stage name, "Antichrist" after contributing lyrics to the Sepultura song of the same name, while the rest of the band also took the monikers "Butcher," "Incubus" and "Leprous."

The group soon got to work on their first recordings, which surfaced on the compilation album, "Warfare Noise 1" and consequently led them to sign with Cogumelo Produções for their debut album, "I.N.R.I." by which time they had replaced Leprous with D.D. Crazy, the brother of Butcher. "I.N.R.I." was recorded in July 1987 and released the very same month, finding an audience with metal fans that were looking for a harsher sound. Everything about the album, though particularly the music, would prove to be a big influence on the future of black metal, including the corpse paint they adorned on the front cover. It’s impact on the Norwegian black metal scene was particularly well documented, with Mayhem guitarist Euronymous reported to have been obsessed with Sarcófago’s image and felt all black metal bands should look like them, as well as trading letters with Lamounier as the Norwegian black metal scene was beginning to flourish. More...

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Sarcofago Inducted Into Decibel Hall Of Fame

Greyhaze Records has announced that in the January issue of Decibel Magazine (currently available) the seminal black/death/thrash band Sarcófago was inducted into the magazine's Hall of Fame for its infamous 1987 release "INRI." The seven-page interview delves deeply into the band's blasphemous history and gives a rare glimpse into the inner workings of this immensely influential Brazilian extreme metal outfit. The Decibel Hall of Fame induction coincides with that album's 25th anniversary.

Conducted by Decibel scribe Chris Dick, the interview includes detailed accounts that actually were missing links into the whole fabric of the original aesthetics and sound of black and death Metal including the origins of the blast-beat itself, explained by the band's drummer DD Crazy. The interview also provides an inside look into one of the most legendary metal scenes in the world: that of the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. That location not only spawned this month's inductees, but also metal titans Sepultura as well as a slew of bands that are today counted as integral parts in the beginnings of extreme black and death metal.

All four original members of Sarcófago (Wagner "Antichrist" Lamounier, Gerald "Incubus" Minelli, Zeder "Butcher" and Eduardo "DD Crazy" give their point of view on all aspects surrounding the recording of "INRI." There is no shortage of high alcohol consumption, total debauchery, fist-fights, and unrelenting anti-religious angst. The story also features statements by Fenriz (Darkthrone), Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down), Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates), and Matt Harvey (Exhumed) recounting their experience and praise for Sarcófago's "INRI."

"INRI" was originally released by classic underground label Cogumelo Records in 1987 and is today available in North America via Greyhaze Records under official license. Read the full Sarcofago article over at this location.


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Sarcofago Reveals "Decade Of Decay" Vinyl Details

Following the recent first North American release of Sarcofago's previously ultra-rare "Decade Of Decay" album on CD/digital formats, Greyhaze Records has just released the details on the upcoming 2xLP pressing, marking the record’s first time on vinyl.

The first release in a series of Sarcofago albums set for reissue via Greyhaze by way of Brazil's Cogumelo Records, the "Decade Of Decay" reissue unites over an hour of music and never-before seen photos from the band’s "INRI," "Rotting," "The Laws of Scourge" and "Hate" LPs, as well as the "Satanic Lust," "The Black Vomit," and "Christ's Death" demos.

The gatefold package houses two 12” LPs available in black and limited translucent purple vinyl color schemes, joined by a 12” x 24” "Decade of Decay" poster as well as a 12” x 24” two-sided, full color gatefold insert featuring album liner notes and a large photo collage poster. The entire reissue process for this compilation album has been overseen by Sarcofago's Wagner "Antichrist" Lamounier himself.

Preorders for the 2xLP pressing of the album are available alongside a player streaming "Decade Of Decay" at this location. The track listing is below. More...

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Sarcofago Streaming "Decade Of Decay"

This week, Greyhaze Records is officially issuing the first North American release of "Decade Of Decay," one of the rarest albums within the legacy of Brazilian black/thrash overlords, Sarcofago.

In celebration of this classic release, for a limited time, the label is now streaming the album's massive 20 tracks, totaling over one hour and twelve minutes of crushing intensity, at this location.

The first release in a series of Sarcofago albums set for reissue via Greyhaze by way of Brazil's Cogumelo Records throughout 2012 and beyond, "Decade Of Decay" is available in a 6-panel/full color digipak CD, featuring a full-color fold-out poster with information on all of the songs. Initially released in 1995, official copies of "Decade Of Decay" were virtually impossible to find anywhere until this new Greyhaze-issued pressing.

This reissue of the compilation album includes bonus tracks officially available for the first time anywhere. The packaging features never-before-seen photos from Sarcofago throughout the band's various stages and the entire reissue process for this compilation album has been overseen by Sarcofago's Wagner "Antichrist" Lamounier himself.

Stay tuned for updates on the forthcoming limited-edition deluxe 2xLP version of "Decade Of Decay" to be announced in the weeks ahead, followed by details on more Sarcofago and other infamous Cogumelo Records releases to be issued stateside via Greyhaze.

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Sarcofago Re-Releasing "Decade Of Decay"

Florida-based Greyhaze Records will bring one of the rarest albums within the legacy of infamous Brazilian black/thrash overlords Sarcofago to North American shores for the first time this Spring through the recent partnership between Greyhaze and Brazilian label Cogumelo Records. The following press release was issued:

"Sarcofago's 'Decade Of Decay' was initially released in 1995, and official copies of it are virtually impossible to find anywhere… until now. Bearing a total of 20 tracks spawned over the band’s career, this reissue of the compilation album weighs in with over an hour and twelve minutes of blasting Sarcofago mayhem and debauchery, and even includes three songs from the Satanic Lust demo, two songs from The Black Vomit demo and two songs from the Christ’s Death demo. This represents the first time that Sarcofago demo material is available officially. The entire reissue process for this compilation album has been overseen by Sarcofago’s Wagner 'Antichrist' Lamounier himself!

"The first release in a series of Sarcofago albums set for official reissue through 2012 and beyond, the first stateside release of Decade Of Decay will take place in North America on June 5th as a 6-panel/full color digipak CD imported directly from Brazil, featuring a full-color fold-out poster with information on all of the songs included. The packaging features never-before-seen photos from Sarcofago throughout their various stages, going from INRI all the way to the Hate album. An ultra-limited deluxe 2xLP edition is to be released later in the Summer with details to be confirmed shortly." More...

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