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|Origin||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Genres||Hardcore punk, crossover thrash, thrash metal|
Lobotomia is a Brazilian hardcore/crossover band. They started off as a straightforward punk/hardcore band. Developing into a hardcore based act they soon went to a more thrash metal and crossover thrash style. They were one of the key and most well-known bands of the 1980s hardcore punk scene in Brazil, and played with other famous bands such as Korzus, Ratos de Porão, and Executer.
Lobotomia started in São Paulo in 1984 and after participating in some cassette compilations in the US and Finland, debuted on vinyl with 2 songs on the Ataque Sonoro comp LP. These two tracks already showed a lot of promise, with a straight ahead fast HC mixing European and American influences well.
Their breakthrough came with their first LP in 1986, the classic Só os Mortos Não Reclamam which sounds way ahead of its time. Taking the "Scandi-core"/Discharge sound one step further by making it darker and adding some metallic cruching guitars, Lobotomia anticipated the 90's metallic crust sound by almost half a decade. Só os Mortos Não Reclamam is not a crossover or speedmetal album (although that came 3 years later), but a heavy, dark and greatly[according to whom?] played hardcore punk disc. The lyrics dealt in a coherent and articulate manner with all kinds of social and political concerns from that time, from typical anti-world war 3 sentiments to more inspired protests against mental institutions and the oppression of the Palestinian people. They were the only well known hardcore band in Brazil from that time with a female member, bass player Zezé.
After participation on the live comp Independência Ou Morte (with Olho Seco, Nao Religiao and Grinders) in '88, Lobotomia released their second and last record in '89, Nada é Como Parece. With cover art depicting an ice cream cup with a real brain instead of the ice actual cream, it is not as good and groundbreaking as their debut. This time they followed the international trend and went crossover, but in a D.R.I. vein instead of their earlier Euro sound. Contrary to most hardcore bands that went metal back then, the members themselves didn't grow their hair.
After that they broke up and only got back together very recently for a few gigs.
Current Line Up
- Eduardo Vudoo (vocals)
- Guilherme Gotto (guitars)
- Daniel Brita (bass)
- Grego (drums)
- Lobotomia (1986)
- Nada É Como Parece (1989)
- Extinção (2009)
- Desastre (2016)
- 1984 demo (1984)