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Antidemon
Antidemon
Information
Origin:

São Paulo, Brazil, South America

Genre:

Extreme metal, Death metal, Grindcore

Years active:

1994-present

Labels:
  • Laceration Records
  • Christian Brutal Death Metal
  • Rotthenness Records
  • Destroyer Records
  • Vomit Bucket Productions
  • Rowe Productions
  • Vision of God Records
Associated Acts:

Inpinfess, Endless Sacrifice, Devilcrusher, Undergust, Vision of Terror, Terror Scum, Inhumation, Coração de Herói, Proposital Noise, Korzus, Front, Treta

Current Members:

Carlos Batista
Juliana Batista
Lucas Nakano

Former Members:

Kleber Albino
Sergio Gonçalves
Maurício Cebalho
Luis Oliveira
Natã Fornazari
Diego Barrera
Marcelo Alves
Alexander Cebotorov
Elke Garzoli
Wanderlinden Oliveira

Live Members:

Marcelo Nejem


Antidemon is an extreme death metal band that began in 1994 out of São Paulo, Brazil in South America. The band was formed by Vocalist Carlos Batista, Lead Guitarist Kleber Gonçalves Albino, Rhythm Guitarist Sergio Kersey Gonçalves, Bassist Alexander Cebotorov and Drummer Elke Garzoli. The band is currently signed to Vision of God Records.

History Edit

Antidemon formed in 1994, with the lineup of Vocalist Carlos Batista, Lead Guitarist Kleber Albino, Rhythm Guitarist Sergio Gonçalves, Bassist Alexander Cebotorov and Drummer Elke Garzoli. Batista and Garzoli were married at the time. Not too long after forming, Gonçalves and Cebotorov both departed from the band, which led to Batista taking up the Bass. The band then recorded their self-titled demo in 1994.[1] Three years went by before they appear again, recording their sophomore demo, titled Confinamento Eterno in 1997, with their third, Antidemon 4 Anos, coming out the following year.[1]

In 1999, the band debuted their album, titled Demonicido, which was well received.[2] In 2001, the band recorded a split EP titled Barad with another grindcore/death metal band, Zen Garden.[1] Their sophomore album, Anillo de Fuego,[1] which translated, means "Rings of Fire". 2004, 2005 and 2006 each saw a release - Live in Palencia - Spain, Extreme Fest and two splits in 2006, Antidemon / Empty Grave and Underblood Fest Collection Vol. 1 respectively.[1] However, this saw a different lineup after 2005, with Garzoli and Batista getting divorced, Garzoli and Albino departing from the band, Drummer Juliana Batista, Batista's now-wife, and Lead Guitarist Maurício Cebalho joining on, with Wanderlinen Olivereira taking over Drums in-between Garzoli's departure and Juliana's induction.

In 2009, Antidemon had a busy year. With the release of a DVD titled Live in Ecuador, Columbia, Peru & Brazil, followed by their third studio album, Satanichaos and a live album, Anel de Demonichaos Live,[1] the band worked hard, however, Cebalho departed the same year. Luis Oliveira joined the band soon after as their new Lead Guitarist. 2010 saw another split and a DVD being released, both featuring the newly inducted Oliveira - Nordeste Tour Satanichaos and Underblood Fest V respectively.[1]

The band took 2011 off, recording their fourth studio album. The band would then release the album in 2012, Apocalypsenow, which came out through Rowe Productions, the label of Steve Rowe (Mortification). Oliveira departed after the album, with Natã Fornazari filling the role and Marcelo "Soldado" Nejem taking over Rhythm Guitars on tour. Fornazari departed in 2013, with Nejem taking over Lead Guitars on tour. However, before Fornazari's departure, he performed on The Mission DVD. Oliveira joined on as a live Guitarist briefly, before he and Nejem both departed, with the guitarist position being empty once more.

Diego Barrera of Endless Sacrifice joined the band as their Lead Guitarist. However, by the end of 2016, he departed, with Marcelo Alves taking the official position.[1] By 2018, Alves was no longer apart of the group and Lucas Nakano took over. Alves was, however, apart of the Tormenterror DVD, which came out in 2018 via Vision of God Records.[3] Antidemon still perform live in their area, and even minister at Crash Church, where Batista in the Pastor.[4]

Members Edit

Current Members

  • Pr. Antônio Carlos Batista Do Nascimento - Vocals, Bass (1994-present)
  • Lucas Nakano - Lead Guitars (2018-present)
  • Juliana Batista - Drums (2006-present)

Former Members

  • Kleber Gonçalves Albino - Lead Guitars (1994-2005)
  • Maurício Cebalho - Lead Guitars (2006-2009)
  • Luis Oliveira - Lead Guitars (2010-2012; 2014 [Live])
  • Natã Fornazari - Lead Guitars (2012-2013)
  • Diego Barrera - Lead Guitars (2014-2016)
  • Marcelo Alves - Lead Guitars (2016-2018)
  • Sergio Kersey Gonçalves - Rhythm Guitars (1994)
  • Alexander Cebotorov - Bass (1994)
  • Elke Garzoli - Drums (1994-2005)
  • Wanderlinen Olivereira - Drums (2005-2006)

Live Members

  • Marcelo "Soldado" Nejem - Lead & Rhythm Guitars (2012-2014)

Timeline Edit

Discography Edit

Studio Albums

  • Demonicídio (1999)
  • Anillo de fuego (2003)
  • Satanichaos (2009)
  • Apocalypsenow (2012)

Splits

  • Barad (2001)
  • Antidemon / Empty Grave (2006)
  • Underblood Fest Collection Vol. 1 (2006)
  • Nordeste Tour Satanichaos (2010)

Live

  • Live in Palencia - Spain (2004)
  • Anel de Demonicido Live (2009)

Demos

  • Antidemon (1994)
  • Confinamento Eterno (1997)
  • Antidemon 4 Anos (1998)

DVDs

  • Extreme Fest (2005)
  • Live in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru & Brazil (2009)
  • Underblood Fest V (2010)
  • The Mission (2013)
  • Tormenterror (2017)

Compilation appearances

  • Refúgio do Rock (1995)
  • Lanceration Records (2000)
  • Noise for Deaf Vol. III (2000)
  • TRIP Magazine #91 (2001)
  • Noise for Dead Vol. IV (2001)
  • Brasil Collection (2001)

Music Videos

  • "Welcome to Death" (2013)
  • "Não Tardará" (2018)

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Beard, Mason (August 30, 2017). "Interview: Carlos Batista". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on August 23, 2018.
  2. James (October 22, 2016). "Golden Oldie: Antidemon - Demonicido". The Moshville Times. Retrieved on August 23, 2018.
  3. Gatto, Chris (December 1, 2017). "ANTIDEMON - Tormenterror". Heaven's Metal Magazine. Retrieved on August 24, 2018.
  4. "Crash Church preaches word of God in Sao Paulo to heavy metal rhythms". Fox News. January 12, 2017. Retrieved on August 24, 2018.
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