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Formed: 1983
From: São Paulo, Brazil
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Korzus News

Below is our complete Korzus 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.


Sunday Old School: Korzus

Thrash metal and Brazil go together like black metal and Norway, death metal and Sweden or moaning and Britain. Throughout the history of Sunday Old School, we’ve seen plenty of bands from Brazil take thrash metal and put their own spin on it, from the global stars, Sepultura to their crossover friends Ratos de Parão to their first wave black metal enemies, Sarcófago. This week, the column will once again be looking at some more boys from Brazil who could thrash with the best, a band by the name of Korzus.

The group began life in 1983, coming from Brazil’s most populated city, São Paulo. They released their debut album two years later, which was something of an oddity as it was a live album, simply entitled, "Korzus Live," before their first studio full length, "Sonho Maníaco" followed two years later. It was a harsh album, exploring the darker side thrash much like Slayer, Possessed and Dark Angel had done before them, though their next release, "Pay For Your Lies," a six song EP, would feature a sound more akin to Bay Area thrash metal and has been cited as a stand out release in South American metal music. More...

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Korzus Releases "Bleeding Pride" Lyric Video

Brazilian thrashers Korzus released a lyric video for the new track "Bleeding Pride." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Legions," which is set for a October 24th release via AFM Records. The album is the follow up to the 2010 release "Discipline of Hate" (see review here).

Check out "Bleeding Pride" here:


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Korzus Posts New Music Video

Brazilian thrash legends Korzus posted a new music video for the song "I Am Your God," which appears on the band's 2010 release "Discipline of Hate" (shown below). The album is available through AFM Records.

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Ektomorf Announces European Tour Dates

Hungarian metal act Ektomorf has announced that it will embark on a European headlining tour in February of 2011. Support on the tour will come from Brazilian thrash metal act Korzus. Two more support acts are expected to be announced soon.

The Ektomorf European tour dates are as follows:
Feb. 02 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Feb. 03 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse
Feb. 04 - Graz, Austria - Explosiv
Feb. 05 - Jena, Germany - F-Haus
Feb. 06 - Nürnberg, Germany - Hirsch
Feb. 08 - Stuttgart, Germany - Röhre
Feb. 09 - Darmstadt, Germany - Steinbruch-Theater
Feb. 10 - Hamburg, Germany - Marx
Feb. 11 - Leer, Germany - Zollhaus
Feb. 12 - Flensburg, Germany - Roxy Concerts
Feb. 13 - Köln, Germany - Underground
Feb. 15 - Braunschweig, Germany - Meier Music Hall
Feb. 16 - Freiburg, Germany - Jazzhaus
Feb. 17 - München, Germany - Backstage
Feb. 18 - Cham, Germany - Eventhalle L.A. Live-Style Cafe
Feb. 19 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Feb. 20 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob

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Brazil's Masters Open Air Festival Cancelled

Brazil's Masters Open Air Festival has been officially cancelled, according to the event's organizers. The one-day festival, which was set to be held July 24 at Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil, was scheduled to include performances by such acts as URIAH HEEP, NEVERMORE, OVERKILL, BLAZE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, ROTTING CHRIST, KORZUS, DRAGONHEART, HEAVENFALLS and THALION. No further information is available at this time.

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