Brazilian Thrash Metal for export

Setfire is: (from left to right) Fernando Ferre (guitar), Felipe Jeronymo (bass), Artur Morais (vocals), Klemer Santiago (guitar), Daniel Balbinot (drums). Photo: Fernando Pires

Setfire brings to the stages exactly what their name stands for: the powerful and aggressive sound of Thrash and Death Metal, able to inflame the fans with vigorous riffs inspired in the roots of heavy music.

The quality and originality of their songs gave international recognition to Setfire, in less than a decade of existence. Lyrics against poverty, the evil use of technology and social violence attract the attention of music critics in Greece, England and United States and that recognition enabled worldwide interviews and made their music available to headbangers from all over the world.

The band from Mauá, São Paulo, Brazil, has just completed seven years on the road, following the legacy of other national artists of heavy music like Sepultura, Krisiun, Korzus, Claustrofobia and Torture Squad.

The band has been receiving good response from the critics and audiencs. Artur Morais (vocals) was described by Roadie Crew magazine, the biggest heavy metal magazine in Brazil, with “technical quality impossible to ignore” and the American website The Metal Den evaluated musicians with “with enough talent for 10 bands”.

The band is in the process of production of their second album, Spots of Blood, due for release in September 2016. It will be the successor of Deserted Land (2010), that achieved good reviews from specialized media.