LOBOTOMIA - Desastre Nuclear


Hailing from the famous samba town on the river Tiete, Sao Paulo, we can welcome another legendary squad called LOBOTOMIA!!! It's almost unbelievable but these gentlemen started the band as early as in 1984!!! In 1986 they recorded their debut album „Só os Mortos Não Reclamam“, which put them on the worldwide hardcore map. The music influenced by both American and European hardcore/punk but with the acceleration only Latin American bands can do is what we can look forward to.

LOBOTOMIA has not been playing live too often lately and we are more than happy to have been able to win them over to the OEF 2018!!! And we all will get lobotomised by their hellish performance!!!


Lobotomia was born in 1984 playing songs in an absolutely hardcore way. Its original formation counted with Caio on vocals, Adherbal Billy Argel on guitars, Grego on drums and Alfredo on bass.

Punk movement was on the rise and places like Napalm, Carbono 14, Lira Paulistana, Madame Satã, Ácido Plástico and others were welcoming bands of this kind.

In the end of 1985, Lobotomia was part of the Ataque Sonoro compilation by the independent label Ataque Frontal and in this album is already visible the change in the band’s musical style, on a search for a new sonority and the starting fusion with other heavy sound styles. Along with the bands Cólera, Garotos Podres, Ratos de Porão, Armagedom, Vírus 27, Grinders, Desordeiros and Auschwitz, they made this album remarkable on the history of Brazilian punk.

In 1986, with Caio on vocals, Adherbal on guitars, Grego on drums and Zezé on bass they get ready to record what was going to be the first Brazilian “metalpunk” disc, the style that later will lead to what is known today as crossover.

The LP Lobotomia vinyl was recorded and produced by the own band while the New Face Records collaborated with pressing and distribution in 1987. This album has a characteristical metallic, dark and innovative sound that was different from everything that was heard in terms of punk in Brazil until then. In this work can be found the rerecording of Faces da Morte and also the band’s classics like Só Os Mortos Não Reclamam and Indigentes do Amanhã, with lyrics by Adherbal and Caio.

This record was remarkable because even though it was a heavy and completely out of the 80’s market standards, one of its songs “Só Os Mortos Não Reclamam” was on the regular schedule of the 89 FM radio station, which was entitled Radio Rock. At that times it was inconceivable to play this musical genre on the radio, even if the station had a more alternative profile.

On this phase, Lobotomia suffers one more change. For the live concerts they called Paulo, who was friends with the vocalist Caio, takes place on the second guitar. With this formation they made lots of concerts in São Paulo underground.

In 1988, Zezé and Caio quit the band and gave room to Flavinho on bass and Guba on vocals. At this phase were written most of the next album songs, with 3 of the lyrics made by Guba. When he left, Markon assumes the vocals, and with this formation they enter a studio in Belo Horizonte and record in 1989 by the label Cogumelo Discos the LP Nada É Como Parece. The sound showed itself more cohesive when mixing styles, looking more like headbanger sound but still didn’t have the title of crossover. By the end of the recordings the band closes a cicle and ceases temporarily their activities after a few more concerts.

In 2002, the band (Markon, Adherbal, Paulo, Grego and Picapau) gets reunited for a concert with Agnostic Front.

In 2003 the first album’s CD “Lobotomia” is relaunched in Japan by the record company SpeedStates.

In 2004 the band returns to action but now with only one member of the original formation: the drummer Grego. The guitarist is Jozé (ex- Kangaroos In Tilt), bassist Fralda (ex-Ratos de Porão) and Markon on vocals. Many concerts were made around the country in Brazil with this formation.
With the leaving of Zé, the band returns to the Nada É Como Parece formation, with the exception of Flavinho, that was substituted by Fralda, who later would be replaced by Carlos “Carlinhos”.
In January 2008 Grego, Adherbal, Paulo, Markon and Carlos entered a studio to record one more album called Extinção, with 13 songs that combine several styles and move between hardcore, punk and thrash metal.

After the recording, Adherbal and Paulo quit the band again and Carlos changes focus to his band “Presto?”.

In 2009 Fralda returns to the band, André (Presto?) assumes the guitars and the band makes a few more concerts to spread the new album Extinção.

In July 2009, with the formation Grego, Markon, Fralda and André, Lobotomia finally leaves the country for their first European tour.

In 2011 happens the band’s second European tour, longer and visiting more countries.

Right after the second tour Markon leaves the band along with the guitarist Spock. Guilherme Goto joins the band with only 15 years old and assumes the guitars. Edu Vudoo enters as the new vocalist. In 2013 Fralda also leaves the band and is substituted by Gabriel Kaspar, that in 2015 is replaced by Daniel Brita (Pig Soul and Mão Santa).

With the new formation of Edu Vudoo, Guilherme Goto, Daniel Brita and Grego, Lobotomia records the fourth album “Desastre”, acclaimed by the specialized crytics and the fans right after released, in 2016. Still in 2015, right after the recordings of the new album the band makes its third European tour. In 2016 the album has a disclosure tour in Brazil and an unprecedented tour on Mexico. The tour brings in 14 concerts in 12 cities and surprises the band with the amount of fans and welcome.

The band is currently already preparing and working on new material and setting a new European tour for 2018.

Lobotomia is a hardcore/crossover thrash band that left a mark on the 80’s and today is still a reference for many bands who follow this style.

¥    Edu Vudoo - vocals
¥    Guilherme Goto - guitar
¥    Daniel Brita - bass
¥    Grego - drums


Release date Release name Media
2016 Desastre CD
2009 Extinção CD
1989 Nada é Como Parece LP
1987 ndependência ou morte
1986 Lobotomia LP
1985 Ataque Sonoro


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