Ramp (band)

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This article is about the Portuguese metal band. For the American soul group, see RAMP.
RAMP @ SÃO MAMEDE Centro de Artes e Espectáculos de Guimarães 02.jpg
Ramp live at Guimarães, Portugal.
Background information
Origin Seixal, Portugal
Genres Heavy metal
Thrash metal
Years active 1989 - present
Website www.ramp.pt
Members Rui Duarte
João Paulo
Past members João Sapo
Tó Zé

Ramp is a Portuguese heavy metal band. They began their career in 1989. Their heavy metal is more similar to that which is played in America, rather than its European counterpart. They are often called the "Portuguese Metallica". One feature they were always capable of maintaining throughout their albums is originality. The peak of their career was undeniably in 1998/99, with the album "EDR" and the following promotional tour. In 2003, they released their first self-produced record, entitled "Nude". Ramp is one of the most influential metal bands in Portugal. They have played on (nearly) all main rock events in Portugal, namely 3 appearances on the summer rock festival Super Bock Super Rock, in Lisbon. Also played Ozzfest 2002, T99, Optimus Alive 2009, Rock In Rio 2010/2012, Vilar de Mouros 1996.

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Studio Albums

  • Thoughts (1992)
  • Intersection (1995)
  • Evolution, Devolution, Revolution (1998)
  • Nude (2003)
  • Visions (2009)
  • XXV (2013)

Live Albums

  • Ramp... Live (1999)


  • Planet Earth (2005)

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