Orbe (band)

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Orbe
Orbe.jpg
Orbe in Brazil, RO, in 2012.
Background information
Origin Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1996–2001, 2007, 2012–present
Labels Estúdio Verde (independent label)
Members Márcio Marques
Átila Barros
John Silva
Robson Almeida
Past members Inaldo Alencar
Jr
Giancarlo
Giuliano
Rafael Oliveira

Orbe is a Brazilian alternative rock band, founded in 1996 by Márcio Marques in Porto Velho, Rondônia. The band recorded their first album, Aborto, in 2000.[1] The themes of the songs were clearly displayed by their titles: "Na infância", "Drogas na escola",[2] "Mendicidade", "Adolescência", "Na periferia", "Sempre esteve só", "Meu piedoso Deus", "Trabalhadores Noturnos", "Não experimente", "Delírio em uma prisão", "Patrícios" and "Opressor".[clarification needed]

History[edit]

Márcio Marques received his first guitar from his brother for his 15th birthday in April 1994. Later that year, he formed his first band, Os Jovens Guardas. Influenced by the music of Engenheiros do Hawaii, the Beatles and Nirvana, he composed his first song, "Adolescência". Following the themes of Kurt Cobain, the song covered adolescent prostitution, weapons and suicide. In 1996 Márcio met some aspiring musicians from his neighborhood and formed the band Huailler. They played original material only. Following several personnel changes, they renamed themselves Orbe. While performing in 1998, they met Inaldo Alencar who later produced their first album. In July 2001, Marques took a break from the band because of illness. In September 2007, they played a concert in Porto Velho, Brazil. Marques then took another hiatus until October 2011. In 2011, the band also started recording their second album.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Aborto (2000, Estúdio Verde)

Singles[edit]

  • "Porcos" (2012)
  • "Hereditário" (2012)

Activism[edit]

The band and Marques have promoted music education and encouraged local bands to discover their own sound. His message continues to discourage the use of drugs and condemns fanaticism, prostitution and abuse of power. They have been well covered by Brazilian media and by UK music publication NME.

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