WorldWide Metal: Brazil

Brazil’s Metal Scene: A Journey Through Riffs, Rhythm, and Rebellion

Brazil’s Metal scene is a vibrant tapestry of sounds, styles, and influences, reflecting the country’s rich cultural heritage and its passionate embrace of music. From the early days of Heavy Metal pioneers like Sepultura and Angra to the contemporary wave of innovative bands like Krisiun and Nervosa, Brazil has consistently produced world-class Metal acts that have captivated audiences worldwide.

A Legacy of Innovation and Perseverance

Brazilian metal’s roots can be traced back to the 1970s. In the 1980s, Sepultura emerged as a global phenomenon, blending Thrash Metal with Brazilian rhythms and indigenous themes to create a unique and powerful sound. Same goes to Death Metal classics – Sarcofago.

As the years progressed, Brazilian metal continued to evolve, embracing a wide range of styles, including Death Metal, Black Metal, and Power Metal. Bands like Krisiun, Nervosa, and Torture Squad have taken Brazilian Metal to the next level, garnering international recognition for their technical prowess and fierce stage presence.

Beyond Music: A Voice for Social Change

Brazilian Metal is not just about heavy riffs and catchy melodies; it’s also a powerful tool for social commentary and activism. Many bands use their music to address issues such as social injustice, environmentalism, and political corruption. This commitment to social responsibility has earned Brazilian metal a loyal following among young people seeking a voice in a society grappling with complex challenges.

A Thriving Scene with a Bright Future

The Brazilian metal scene is thriving, with a vibrant network of festivals, venues, and fan communities. New bands are constantly emerging, pushing the boundaries of the genre and showcasing the rich diversity of Brazilian musical heritage. In the years to come, Brazil is sure to continue to produce groundbreaking metal acts that will shape the sound of the genre worldwide.



  • Genre: Black/Thrash/Death Metal
  • Location: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
  • Status: Split-up
  • Formed in: 1985
  • Link: Encyclopedia Metallum


  • Genre: Thrash Metal/Death Metal
  • Location: São Paulo, São Paulo (early); Turin, Piedmont, Italy (mid); Trikala, Thessaly, Greece (later)
  • Status: Active
  • Formed in: 2010
  • Link: Encyclopedia Metallum


  • Genre: Black/Death Metal
  • Location: Salvador, Bahía
  • Status: Active
  • Formed in: 1989
  • Link: Encyclopedia Metallum


  • Genre: Death Metal
  • Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
  • Status: Active
  • Formed in: 1998
  • Link: Encyclopedia Metallum


  • Genre: Power Metal/Heavy Metal
  • Location: São Paulo, São Paulo
  • Status: Active
  • Formed in: 1991
  • Encyclopedia Metallum