Dorsal Atlântica

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Dorsal Atlântica
Origin Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Genres Heavy metal, thrash metal, speed metal, crossover thrash
Years active 1981–2001, 2012-present
Labels Lunário Perpétuo, Heavy, Flight Nineteen, Wild Rags, Cogumelo, Varda, Encore, Dies Irae

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]

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.



  • 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)


  • 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)


  1. ^ Sanchez, Bruno; Corrales, Carlos E. (2006-05-16). "Sepultura - Andreas Kisser comenta os primórdios da banda". Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  2. ^ Salzano Jr, Costábile (2006-09-01). "Sepultura de Dante". Rock Press. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 

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