Mão Morta

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Mão Morta
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Mão Morta
Background information
Origin Braga, Portugal
Genres Alternative rock
death rock
Noise rock
Avant-garde rock
Years active 1985–present
Labels Cobra Discos
Website www.mao-morta.org
Members Adolfo Luxúria Canibal (vocals, song writer)
Miguel Pedro (drums, programer, composer, producer)
António Rafael (keyboards, guitar, composer, producer)
Sapo (guitar)
Vasco Vaz (guitar, composer)
Joana Longobardi (bass)
Past members Marta Abreu (bass)
José Pedro Moura (bass, composer)
Carlos Fortes (guitar, keyboard, bass, composer)
Zé dos Eclipses (guitar, song writer, composer)
Joaquim Pinto (bass, keyboard, composer)
Paulo Trindade (bass)

Mão Morta is a Portuguese avant-garde rock band that started its activities in 1985 in Braga. The group's name means "dead hand", based on a traditional Portuguese nursery rhyme. They are generally considered to be one of the most important bands in the Portuguese rock scene and have since reached a cult status. Since the start of their career, their live concerts became famous for their intensity and dark mood, due to their signature alternative rock sound and the performance of vocalist Adolfo Luxúria Canibal (a pseudonym, meaning Adolph Cannibal Lust), known for occasional onstage theatrics and his gravelly voice, half-sung, half-spoken singing style. Mão Morta's music is quite difficult to categorize as they seem to incorporate a variety of genres; from punk rock, metal, to industrial and experimental. Their sound, combined with Adolfo's lyrics, reflects urban violence, a human search for pleasure, freedom and a critique of contemporary consumerist society, often with sarcastic humour.


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  • Adolfo Luxúria CANIBAL, Estilhaços. Quasi Edições, 2003.
  • Vítor JUNQUEIRA, Narradores da Decadência. Quasi Edições, 2004.



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