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Ratos De Porão - Hardcore Punk from Brazil - Biography & Full Album Download MP3


Ratos De Porão


Hardcore Punk Band from Brazil


Ratos de Porão (Portuguese for "Basement Rats") is a Brazilian crossover thrash band from São Paulo. They were formed in 1981, toured South America, North America, Asia and Europe and still continue to play today. Their core lineup of João Gordo on vocals and Jão on drums and later guitars has remained since virtually the band's beginning.

Lead singer João Benedan (better known as João Gordo) is a former well-known VJ on MTV Brasil and later worked at Rede Record in a comedy TV show called: "Legendários" (Portuguese for "Legendaries"). He now has a YouTube channel where he hosts a talk show and cooks vegan food, called Panelaço.

History

Early days

Ratos de Porão, or simply RxDxPx, was formed in November 1981, existing in the Brazilian (São Paulo city) punk rock scene (alongside bands such as Olho Seco, Cólera, Inocentes, Garotos Podres, and Lobotomia). Directly influenced by the UK 82 hardcore bands such as Discharge, Charged G.B.H., The Varukers and Swedish and Finnish bands such as Anti-Cimex and Kaaos, they started to write songs that criticized Brazilian society, a revolutionary concept at the time. Their sound is regarded as one of the rawest of their scene (because other bands such as Cólera and Garotos Podres were more 'punk rock' sounding than 'hardcore punk').

Their first album was released in 1983 and was titled Crucificados pelo sistema. Released on the Ataque Frontal label, it was one of the best-selling hardcore albums to come out of the country, and was soon considered a punk classic worldwide. The line up was João Gordo (vocals), Mingau (guitar - later in many punk and pop bands in Brazil), Jabá (bass) and Jão (drums). Soon after, with the fall of the São Paulo punk scene (because of associated gang violence), the band split up and since then João Gordo has been accused of selling out and betraying the DIY ethics of the hardcore punk movement for several alleged reasons; he has said, "I'm a traitor since 1983, because I told the guys I played hardcore, not punk. Then, I got labelled.(...)That's a stigma".

Initial crossover thrash era

In 1985, RxDxPx came back, but with a different line up and sound. They brought thrash metal to their music, influenced by bands such as Slayer, Exodus, Kreator and hardcore bands around the world that were also transitioning to a more thrash metal sound, like Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I., English Dogs, Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front and others (including Brazilian bands such as Lobotomia and Armagedom). Jão switched over to playing guitar, and an old punk named Spaghetti (who later adopted a thrash metal sound) replaced him on drums. Subsequently, they released the Descanse Em Paz album on Baratos Afins.With their new sound, they began to associate more with heavy metal bands, becoming friends with longtime RxDxPx fans Sepultura and other bands of the Brazilian 1980s metal scene, including Korzus and Anthares. Their next studio release with Baratos Afins Records, 1987's Cada Dia Mais Sujo e Agressivo, was also released in an English-language version (Dirty and Aggressive) (the band feared that their English was so grammatically inaccurate that many of their native English speaking fans might ridicule their translated lyrics).) This release continued the band's D-beat drum tempos.

In 1989, they signed to Roadrunner Records at the urging of Igor Cavalera of Sepultura, who played one of the band's tapes for the label's executives. RxDxPx then went to Germany to record their next studio LP, Brasil. With Harris Johns of Voivod and Tankard producing, the band's production quality improved substantially in contrast to their previous releases; the instrumentation was noticeably more technical.

In 1990, they returned to Germany to record their last album with the 'classic' line-up of João Gordo, Jão, Jabá and Spaghetti. With Harris Johns acting again as producer, their next album titled Anarkophobia was met with criticism by some fans for being the band's most metallic release to date, having considerably more complex and lengthy song compositions and more technical musicianship. Nevertheless, Anarkophobia increased their profile within the worldwide metal scene of the early 1990s.

But in mid-1991, they had their first line-up change in years, with Spaghetti leaving the band, citing that he had "been tired of the musical life". They auditioned several drummers to replace him, including Beto Silesci from Korzus, but the band decided that Silesci's style was too metal for the new direction they were planning to pursue. Silesci was in turn replaced with Boka of the Santos Beach thrash/death metal band Psychic Possessor. In 1992, RxDxPx released its first official live album, called Ao Vivo, with a corresponding music video for the song "Aids, Pop, Repressão" receiving heavy air play on Furia Metal of MTV (the Brazilian equivalent of Headbanger's Ball).

At the decline of the thrash scene, under tension and personal problems (Jabá left the band and they had a heavy drug problem), they entered into the studio in 1994 to record their only 'all lyrics in English' album, called Just Another Crime In Massacreland. The album suffered a thin production and a low promotion by the label, and it was a hard time in the life of RxDxPx.

Return to hardcore punk

After the departure of Jabá, the band had several different bass players and recorded a studio album with only punk and hardcore covers called Feijoada Acidente?, a play on the Guns N' Roses album "The Spaghetti Incident?". (Feijoada is a traditional food from Brazil, a stew based on beans and pork.) There were two versions of this album: one covering only Brazilian bands such as Olho Seco, Lobotomia, Garotos Podres, among others; and one covering only non-Brazilian bands such as G.B.H., Black Flag, Anti-Cimex, Minor Threat, among others.

At this time, Walter Bart (who used to play in a punk band called "Não Religião") and "Pica Pau" (Portuguese for woodpecker), who stayed in the band until 1999, played bass.

Released in 1997, Carniceria Tropical marked a return to hardcore and Portuguese lyrics, and the band regained their former success. The same year, João Gordo started to work as a VJ for MTV Brasil.

In 1999, the bassist Cristian "Fralda", who used to play in the punk rock band "Blind Pigs" joined the band, and they entered into the studio to re-record their first album, and called this album Sistemados Pelo Crucifa (a play on the original album title, "Crucificados Pelo Sistema"). The front cover was designed by the Korzus bass player Dick.

Return to Crossover

In 2002, they released the Onisciente Coletivo album, and came back to be more friendly with thrash metal, mixing the 1980s with 1990s faces. The bassist Cristian "Fralda" left to join the old hardcore/crossover/thrash band Lobotomia. In his place entered an old underground musician, the bass player Paulo Júnior, who still plays with his hardcore band called "Discarga" and guitarist of "Point of no Return".

In 2006, they released Homem Inimigo Do Homem.

On August 13, 2013, Ratos de Porão announced on their Facebook page that they were working on a new album. Entitled Século Sinistro, the album was released on May 27, 2014.

Line-up

Current members

João "Jão" Carlos Molina Esteves - guitar, backing vocals (1981-1983, 1984-present), drums (1983-1984), lead vocals (1982-1983)

João "Gordo" Francisco Benedan - lead vocals (1983-present)

Maurício "Boka" Alves Fernandez - drums (1991-present)

Paulo "Juninho" Sergio Sangiorgio Júnior - bass, backing vocals (2004-present)

Former members

Chiquinho - vocals (1981)

Roberto "Betinho" Massetti - drums (1981-1983)

Jarbas "Jabá" Alves - bass (1981-1993)

Rinaldo "Mingau" Amaral - guitar (1982)

Nelson "Spaghetti" Evangelista Jr. - drums (1986-1991)

Walter Bart - bass (1993-1994)

Rafael "Pica-Pau" Piccoli Lobo - bass (1995-1999)

Christian "Fralda" Wilson - bass (2000-2004)

Timeline

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Band Members :   Boka, Jão, João Gordo, Juninho, Mingau, Pica-Pau, Jabá, Betinho, Chiquinho, Fralda, Walter Bart, Spaghetti




- Biography -

28 albums

Ratos De Porão - 30 Anos Crucificados Pelo Sistema

30 Anos Crucificados Pelo Sistema

2014 - Brazil
Punk
DVD Album DVD-Video2 Tracks
Läjä Records, Hearts Bleed Blue, Black Vomi...


Ratos De Porão - Século Sinistro

Século Sinistro

2014 - Brazil
Hardcore, Punk, Thrash
CD Album13 Tracks
Bruak! Records


Ratos De Porão - Guidable La Verdadera Historia De Ratos De Ratos De Porão

Guidable La Verdadera Historia De Ratos De Ratos De Porão

2012 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
DVD Album DVD-Video2 Tracks
Pinhead Records


Ratos De Porão - No Money No English

No Money No English

2012 - Brazil
Hardcore, Punk, Thrash
Vinyl LP39 Tracks
F.o.a.d. Records


Ratos De Porão - Ao Vivo No Circo Voador

Ao Vivo No Circo Voador

2010 - Brazil
Hardcore, Punk, Thrash
DVD Album DVD-Video25 Tracks
Monstro Discos


Ratos De Porão - Guidable (A Verdadeira História Do Ratos De Porão)

Guidable (A Verdadeira História Do Ratos De Porão)

2010 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
DVD Album DVD-Video2 Tracks
Läjä Records


Ratos De Porão - Ratos De Porão / Looking For An Answer

Ratos De Porão / Looking For An Answer

2010 - Brazil
Hardcore, Thrash, Grindcore
CD Album14 Tracks
Beat Generation


Ratos De Porão - Homem Inimigo Do Homem

Homem Inimigo Do Homem

2006 - Brazil
Hardcore, Thrash
CD Album12 Tracks
Alternative Tentacles


Ratos De Porão - Ao Vivo No CBGB

Ao Vivo No CBGB

2003 - Brazil
Hardcore, Grindcore
CD Album31 Tracks
Peculio Discos


Ratos De Porão - Onisciente Coletivo

Onisciente Coletivo

2002 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
CD Single3 Tracks
Century Media


Ratos De Porão - We Are A Fuckin

We Are A Fuckin' Shit! - 80's Jam Sessions

2000 - Brazil
Thrash, Death Metal
CD Album12 Tracks
Rotthenness Records


Ratos De Porão - Só Crássicos...

Só Crássicos...

2000 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
CD Album Compilation16 Tracks
Rds Fonográfica


Ratos De Porão - Sistemados Pelo Crucifa

Sistemados Pelo Crucifa

2000 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore
CD Album18 Tracks
Alternative Tentacles


Ratos De Porão - Guerra Civil Canibal

Guerra Civil Canibal

2000 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
CD EP7 Tracks
Peculio Discos


Ratos De Porão - Periferia 1982

Periferia 1982

1998 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore
CD Album Compilation37 Tracks
Gravações Sem Qualidade


Ratos De Porão - Carniceria Tropical

Carniceria Tropical

1997 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
CD Album13 Tracks
Paradoxx Music


Ratos De Porão - "Feijoada Acidente?" - Brasil

"Feijoada Acidente?" - Brasil

1995 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
CD Album19 Tracks
Roadrunner Records


Ratos De Porão - "Feijoada Acidente?" - International

"Feijoada Acidente?" - International

1995 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
CD Album21 Tracks
Roadrunner Records


Ratos De Porão - Brasil / Anarkophobia

Brasil / Anarkophobia

1994 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
CD Album Compilation29 Tracks
Eldorado


Ratos De Porão - Just Another Crime In Massacreland

Just Another Crime In Massacreland

1994 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
Vinyl LP13 Tracks
Roadrunner Records


Ratos De Porão - RDP Vivo

RDP Vivo

1992 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
Vinyl LP22 Tracks
Estúdio Eldorado


Ratos De Porão - Anarkophobia

Anarkophobia

1991 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
VHS Stereo21 Tracks
Ataque Frontal


Ratos De Porão - Concerto Al C.S.A. Udine

Concerto Al C.S.A. Udine

1989 - Brazil
Hardcore, Punk, Alternative Rock
Cassette Album2 Tracks
Not On Label (c.s.a. Udine Self-released)


Ratos De Porão - Brasil

Brasil

1989 - Brazil
Hardcore, Thrash, Speed Metal
Vinyl LP17 Tracks
Roadracer Records


Ratos De Porão - Cada Dia Mais Sujo E Agressivo

Cada Dia Mais Sujo E Agressivo

1987 - Brazil
Hardcore, Punk
Vinyl LP11 Tracks
Cogumelo Records


Ratos De Porão - Descanse Em Paz

Descanse Em Paz

1986 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
Vinyl LP11 Tracks
Baratos Afins


Ratos De Porão - Ao Vivo No Lira Paulistana

Ao Vivo No Lira Paulistana

1985 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP20 Tracks
Ataque Frontal


Ratos De Porão - Crucificados Pelo Sistema

Crucificados Pelo Sistema

1984 - Brazil
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP16 Tracks
Punk Rock Discos




- Videos Ratos De Porão -

50 Videos

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Cólera x Ao Vivo no Lira Paulistana LP - Full Album ( NADA012 )
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Crise Geral (AUDIO)
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Feijoada Acidente International (Full Album)
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Just Another Crime In Massacreland - (1993) Full Album
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Homen inimigo do Homen (2006) - Full Album
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Testemunhas Do Apocalipse
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Pedofilia Santa
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Expresso da Escravidão
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Ratos de Porão + Sepultura - 80's jam sessions We are a fuckin' shit! (Rotthenness, 2000)
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Ratos De Porão ‎– Sistemados Pelo Crucifa [FULL ALBUM]
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Ratos De Porão (Demo 1982)
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Ratos de Porão - 30 Anos Crucificados Pelo Sistema (2014) - SHOW
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Anarkophobia 1991 (Legendado) FULL ALBUM LYRICS
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Brasil 1989 (Legendado) FULL ALBUM LYRICS
Ratos De Porão
Full Show (AudioArena Originals)
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Anarkophobia 1991 (Legendado) FULL ALBUM LYRICS
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Beber até Morrer, Aids Pop Repressão, Herança, Crise Geral (Sesc Pompeia 23/11/17)
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Squat Le Wagon 1999 ( Saint Brieuc - France )
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Problemão
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RATOS DE PORAO - ao vivo no cbgb
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RxDxP - Diet Paranoia (original em HQ)
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Por Quê?
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Acesso MTV 2009 (Completo)
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Quem Te Viu...
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Cada Dia Mais Sujo e Agressivo 1987 (Legendado) FULL ALBUM LYRICS
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Expresso Da Escravidão
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Anarkophobia (Full Album)
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Problemão
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RATOS DE PORAO - Programa Livre [R.D.P. Live 1994]
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Próximo Alvo
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Beber até morrer
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RATOS DE PORAO - Periferia 1982 (1999)[FULL ALBUM]
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RATOS DE PORÃO - 01/08/2019 Live at Sesc Pompeia (FULL SHOW) Brasil
Ratos De Porão
Just Another Crime In Massacreland - (1993) Full Album
Ratos De Porão
Ratos De Porao - Odio
Ratos De Porão
Feijoada Acidente International (Full Album)
Ratos De Porão
Ratos de porao - dificil de entender
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Expresso da Escravidão
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Próximo Alvo (Gordo a Go-Go, 31-07-03)
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Ratos De Porão

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