Dorsal Atlântica is a Brazilian thrash metal band founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1981. They were pioneers of the Brazilian thrash metal scene, being acknowledged as an influence to many other bands including Sepultura[1][2] and Korzus.[citation needed]

Dorsal Atlântica
OriginRio de Janeiro, Brazil
GenresThrash metal, speed metal, crossover thrash, heavy metal
Years active1981–2001, 2012–present
LabelsLunário Perpétuo, Heavy, Flight Nineteen, Wild Rags, Cogumelo, Varda, Encore, Dies Irae

The band's first work appears on the split album Ultimatum with another Rio de Janeiro-based band, Metalmorphose, in 1984. Afterwards, Dorsal Atlântica released a string of studio albums from 1984 to 1998, before breaking up in 2001.

Most their lyrics were written in Portuguese. Some of their work contains two versions (English/Portuguese), and four albums are fully in English.

Dorsal Atlântica was always led by guitarist/vocalist Carlos 'Vândalo' Lopes. From 2001 until 2008 he recorded several albums with the psychedelic/high energy rock band called Mustang and with the Brazilian groove/rock band Usina Le Blond.

Discography edit

Demos edit

  • 1st Demo (1982)

Studio albums edit

  • Ultimatum (split) (1985)
  • Antes do Fim (1986)
  • Dividir & Conquistar (1988)
  • Searching for the Light (1990)
  • Musical Guide from Stellium (1992)
  • Alea Jacta Est (1994)
  • Straight (1996)
  • Antes do Fim, Depois do Fim (re-recording of Antes do Fim album) (2005)
  • 2012 (2012)
  • Imperium (2014)
  • Canudos (2017)
  • Pandemia(2021)

EPs edit

  • Cheap Tapes from Divide & Conquer (1988)

Live albums edit

  • Terrorism Alive (1999)

Compilation albums edit

  • Ultimatum Outtakes 1982–1985 (2002)
  • Pelagodiscus Atlanticus (The Old, The Rare, The New) (2002)
  • Depois do Fim (After the End) (2014)

References edit

  1. ^ Sanchez, Bruno; Corrales, Carlos E. (16 May 2006). "Sepultura – Andreas Kisser comenta os primórdios da banda". Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  2. ^ Salzano Jr, Costábile (1 September 2006). "Sepultura de Dante". Rock Press. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2010.

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