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|Origin||Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil|
|Years active||1996–2001, 2007, 2012–present|
|Labels||Estúdio Verde (independent label)|
|Past members||Inaldo Alencar
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. The themes of the songs were clearly displayed by their titles: "Na infância", "Drogas na escola", "Mendicidade", "Adolescência", "Na periferia", "Sempre esteve só", "Meu piedoso Deus", "Trabalhadores Noturnos", "Não experimente", "Delírio em uma prisão", "Patrícios" and "Opressor".[clarification needed]
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.
- Aborto (2000, Estúdio Verde)
- "Porcos" (2012)
- "Hereditário" (2012)
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.
- "SHOW DO RETORNO DA BANDA ORBE DIA 3 DE MARÇO DE 2012 NA ESCADARIA DA UNIR". Newsrondonia.com.br. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- "Banda Orbe Faz Uma Apresentação Marcante Nas Escadarias Da Unir Em Porto Velho". Newsrondonia.com.br. Retrieved 2012-05-26.