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Nando Souza

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Last February I wrote an article called 'The Return Of Renato Tribuzy' (click here) in which I asked him about local bands he thinks could break through any time soon and he mentioned two that he had recently produced: 'Dreadnox' and 'Painside'. "They have a great future ahead of them. They have the potential to hit the international market if given the proper artistic guidance", he said at the time.

Today I'm going to present you Painside (, a band from Rio de Janeiro, which is better defined by a unique blend: a heavy sound, melody and attitude. The band members are Guilherme Sevens (vocals), Carlos Saione (guitar), Thiago D (bass), Leandro Carvalho (guitar) and Edward Julian (drums) and they have been inspired by the traditional sound of pioneering bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, but taking advantage of modern influences as Nevermore and Disturbed.

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In 2010 the band released the first studio work: 'Dark World Burden'. The album provides an elaborate and diverse sonic journey backed by solid riffs, remarkable vocal performances and state of the art production. It also features guest appearances by renowned Heavy Metal artists Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger) and Gus Monsanto (Revolution Renaissance). Here is one song for you to check out:

The album was released in Europe by Inner Wound Recordings and in the U.S.A. by Nightmare Records, receiving great acceptance among the international and Brazilian specialized media.


In the same year, the group collaborated with Jean Dolabella (ex Sepultura) on the UFC theme song for the Brazilian fighter Ronnys Torres, promoting once again the Brazilian rage around the world. Check out the track here:

In 2011 they played a gig in Rio as Ripper Owen's special guests and showed what they are capable of doing.

The band comes in full force in 2012: in addition to opening shows for major artists such as Soulfly, the band will start the recording process of their second studio album and without losing their heavy sound, but maintaining a modern line. The band are preparing to release three singles as a preview off their new album.

For more info, check their official website and if you are interested in buying their album or any other merchandise, you should also check their online store



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