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MUSIC AND LYRICS

S P A R T A C U S brings a strong presence of vocal lines, guitar solos and the characteristic punch of the classic hard and heavy rock. The lyrics possess anti-authoritarian and existential thematic, approaching the longings, the anguish and the oppression lived by men. The songs are composed and sang in Portuguese, because the band lives in Latin America and wants the local audiences to feel straight the impact of the lyrics.

HISTORY

In the middle of the eighties, the Brazilian record company ACIT releases the compilation Rock Garagem II, bringing eight new bands for the phonographic market of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in the extreme south of Brazil. Spartacus was one of these bands and called attention because of the international characteristic of its music. The song performed by the band on that disc was played on alternative radios and made Spartacus reference to the local rock audience and media. After that, the band faces changes in its line up, coming back in the middle of 1987 with a different feature but keeping the characteristic quality. One year later, the Brazilian rock magazine METAL (issue 45) publishes a Spartacus report of two pages in color with a poster at the back and the legend Rebellion in South. Between 1989 and 1991, the band faces new changes and tries several line ups till the beginning of 1992, when does its last gig, before dissolving.

In the end of the nineties, Marco Di Martino (bass/lyrics), Victor Petroscki (guitars) and M Canto (voices) agree to revive Spartacus again. In the beginning of 2000, Dee Erick (drums) completes the line up, bringing the band back to stage.

From then on, the band wins respect of critics and audiences. In 2001, the compilation Rock Soldiers Vol.6 is released, bringing Spartacus as the opening band. In 2002, another compilation is released: Good Music Rock Festival. Spartacus was one of the 10 bands chosen among 270.

The band has played in three editions of the World Social Forum, an international and very important event that takes place in the city of Porto Alegre and other capitals of the Third World. In the end of 2004, Spartacus announces the release of its first cd: Libertae.

New Changes

Libertae was the end of an era for Spartacus. The task initiated in 2000 was finally completed. Victor Petroscki and Erick Lisboa leave the band for different and personal projects. The drummer Guilherme Oliveira and the guitarrist Luciano Reis nowadays take their places.

Victor Petroscki returned from the US in september of 2008 and joined Spartacus for a new CD: Imperium Legis, intended to be released in the first half of 2013. Victor will play guitar with Luciano Reis at the new album release shows.

LINE-UP

Marco Di Martino

Basser and composer. He delineated the proposal of the band. His songs have the mark of the traditional heavy metal and his lyrics have a special approach of meaning and musicality. As basser, he searches a solid and clear line, looking for notes of melodic emphasis.

 

 

M Canto

Vocals. Inspired by 70′s and 80′s singers of hard, heavy and progressive rock. He started singing in Brasília (band Fusão). Later, in Porto Alegre, he also sang in an underground band called Volúpia

His style is characterized by an energetic performance and vocalic power.

 

Luciano Reis

Guitarist and backing vocals. Moves naturally by just about any style of rock, but his sound aesthetic

leaves no doubt that he is a genuine heavy metal guitarist, with sharp timbre and heavy soils at speed. He has special affinity with the bands of the 70s, with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, with thrash, Argentine-Spanish bands and the Brazilian heavy metal 80s.

Guilherme Oliveira

Drummer. He defines himself as a compulsive drummer of energy and pulsation. He likes to study and to elaborate his arrangements, bringing swing, speed and feeling for the songs. His style is the traditional heavy metal, reaching the classic rock´n´roll punch. He originated in Heavy Duty (Judas Priest tribute band).