Born in Caldas da Rainha – Portugal in The Fall of 1979, (November 08). I was raised in a middle-class family, in the countryside, made my primary school in the Village of São Clemente, right next to my home village, Quinta da Machada. My older brother showed me the first interesting music, like Doors, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and other bands since I was a child, so it was an excellent start for me, fortunately.

When I was about 12 years old I have found a cd in my brother’s room with a interesting cover art, from a band I have known from seeing in secondary school (Caldas da Rainha) metal heads wearing t-shirts with the same drawing in it: Sepultura – Chaos A.D. That was when it all started actually, I recorded that album in a tape and heard it to exhaustion, and started searching for other and more extreme bands, then came Death Metal (Dismember, Sinister, Obituary, Cannibal Corpse), and after, when I was fourteen years old I heard for the first time the Album “The Principle of Evil Made Flesh” from Cradle Of Filth. Soon it became my favourite album, Black Metal had settled in my brain. After I searched for more, and soon I have founded a lot of excellent bands that made me even more into the style (Emperor, Ensalved, Burzum, Immortal, Absu, Impaled Nazarene, etc…).

At that time my brother was working in a music store in a town near by, and I was gaining interest in playing a instrument, to me it was logical to learn to play drums because there was no drummer in the area who was into Black Metal, but there were guitarists, vocalists and bass players, so I guess I started playing by necessity, but soon it became a passion. I started going to that music store and started learning to play drums, when there was no drum lessons and the room was vacant, at Saturdays. I have learned all by myself to play drums, starting in the summer of 1995, then at the age of fifteen.

In 1996 my parents offered me a drum set (Still have it) – Pearl Export Select Drum Kit and a place to rehearse, for me and for my brother’s bands (he had several cover bands at that time, plus a very interesting progressive metal band called Backstage Orchestra). Axe Farm Studios was born. The name came from the actual name of the village where it stands – Quinta da Machada, which means Axe Farm in English translation. Soon my first band was founded.

At this moment, Grievance is my active band, as a solo project, where i play all instruments, do the vocals and the sound production also. Below in this page you can find all the different projects where i played during the last 20 years. I have never stopped playing, driven by a larger-than-life passion for extreme music.

Photo taken back in 1996

Old bands in chronological order

Tenebrous Dominancy - 1996/1997

Original line-up:

Pedro Simão – Rythm Guitar
Orlando Trindade – Lead Guitar
Gornoth – Voice and Lyrics
Koraxid – Drums
Azarath – Bass Guitar

Members from: Caldas da Rainha

Active period: Between October 1996 and August 1997

Style: Black Metal

Musical Output: The band created about 7 tracks, but it never recorded any studio material, just rehearsals on a tape recorder.

Live Performances: The first and only gig of this band was in July 1997, near our home town, Caldas da Rainha. The original video fotage was posted in youtube, thanks to Guilhermino ThanatoSchizO

Winter Whispers - 1997/1998

I was invited to play drums in this band, they were founded in Lisbon in 1996 and already had released a official demo in cassette when I joined them.

Line-up:

Paulo – Guitar
Sérgio – Guitar
Ricardo – Bass Guitar
Fred – Vocals
Alexandre – Keyboards
Koraxid – Drums

Members from: Caldas da Rainha, Lisbon

Active period with me in the band: Between October 1997 and September 1998

Style: Melodic Death/Black Metal

Musical Output: The band created about 7 new tracks but it never recorded any studio material with me on drums

Live Performances (with me on drums): Lisbon – Mercado da Ribeira

Mandrágora - 1998

Original line-up:

Carrasco – Drums
Coutinho – Guitar
Koraxid – Bass Guitar

Members from: Caldas da Rainha

Active period: Between March and July 1998

Style: Death Metal

Musical Output: The band created about 3 tracks, but never recorded any studio material.

Live Performances: Never went live.

Z9/RE - 1999

Original line-up:

André – Drums
Né – Voice
Koraxid – Distorted Bass Guitar

Members from: Caldas da Rainha, Benedita

Active period: Between March and November 1999

Style: Punk/Black Metal/Experimental

Musical Output: The band created about 7 tracks, but it never recorded any studio material.

Live Performances: Went live in the Benedita/Caldas da Rainha area a couple of times

Vizir - 2000

I was invited to play drums in this band, in 2000, but leaved a short time after. The band is still active until today.

Original line-up at the time:

Hellraiser – Voice
Helio F. – Distorted Bass Guitar
João “Barrasco” – Synth
Koraxid – Drums

Members from: Caldas da Rainha

Active period (with me on drums): Between February and May 2000

Style: (Then) Black Metal

Musical Output (with me on drums): The band created about 3 tracks with me playing drums, but never recorded any studio material.

Live Performances (with me on drums): Never went live

Vanadyum - 2000/2005

Classic line-up (The band changed its line-up several times):

Hellraiser – Voice
Kantarys – Voice
Bastard – Distorted Bass Guitar
Face – Distorted Bass Guitar
Koraxid – Drums

Members from: Caldas da Rainha

Active period: Between May 2000 and June 2005

Style: Death/Black Metal/Experimental

Musical Output:

Insanity – Demo – March 2002
Industrial Scorn – Demo – October 2002
Navatalismo – Demo – 2003
Into The Changing of Times – Full-Length – 2004

Live Performances: About 40 live performances between 2001 and 2004

Unusual Life Code - 2005/2006

Line-up:

Fidel – Guitar
Koraxid – Bass Guitar
Kata – Drums

Members from: Caldas da Rainha/Faro

Active period: Between July 2005 and May 2006

Style: Metal/Experimental

Musical Output: The band created about 5 tracks, but never recorded any studio material

Live Performances: None

Cubo de Mierda - 2006/2007

I was co-founder of the band in 2006, but leaved in 2007 due to the distance between the members. The band was reformed in Spain and was active until 2017.

Original line-up:

Koraxid – Drums
Enjendro – Bass Guitar, Voice
Tiago “Azarath” – Guitars, Voice

Members from: Caldas da Rainha/Algeciras – Spain

Active period (with me on drums): Between October 2006 and May 2007

Style: Grind Core

Musical Output (with me on drums): The band created 4 tracks with me playing drums, and recorded a demo, but remained unreleased.

Live Performances (with me on drums): Never went live

Esclerose - 2006/2009

I was invited to play guitar in this band, in 2006.

Line-up:

João “Barrasco” – Drums
Edgar – Voice
Koraxid – Guitars

Members from: Caldas da Rainha

Active period (with me on guitars): Between October 2006 and December 2009

Style: Crust/Grind/Black Metal

Musical Output (with me on guitars):

Indignação – Demo 2007
Promo 2008

Live Performances (with me on guitars): About 25 live performances all over Portugal

Medo - 2006/2016

Line-up:

Koraxid (As Medo 1) – All Instruments
Hellraiser (As Medo 2) – Voice

Members from: Caldas da Rainha

Active period: Between November 2006 and April 2016

Style: Black Metal/Ambient/Experimental

Musical Output:

Medo – Demo –2008
Fantasmasis – Full-Length – 2009
Matéria Negra – Full-Length – 2011
Cruzando os Portais do Submundo – Full-Length – 2014

Live Performances: Never went live

Cripta do Bruxo - 2006/2008

Line-up:

Koraxid – Guitars
Skullcrusher – Drums
Conde Satan – Voice

Members from: Caldas da Rainha/Marinha Grande/Leiria

Active period: Between October 2006 and April 2008

Style: Black Metal

Musical Output: The band recorded a demo, but remained unreleased because it changed name and members.
Live Performances: Went live 3 times, in Caldas da Rainha, Marinha Grande and Covilhã.

Volvogrado - 2006/2007

Line-up:

Koraxid – Drums
João “Jonas” Tavares – Guitars
Joaquim “Vulture” Moreira – Bass Guitar
Hellraiser – Voice

Members from: Caldas da Rainha/Aveiro

Active period: Between October 2006 and February 2007

Style: Grind Core/Death Metal

Musical Output: The band created 5 tracks and recorded a demo, but remained unreleased.

Live Performances: Never went live

Senhor Zangado - 2007

Line-up:

Koraxid (As Senhor Trindade) – Drums
Hellraiser (As Senhor Pereira) – Voice
Álvaro Silveira (As Senhor Silveira) – Voice
João “Jonas” Tavares (As Senhor Tavares) – Guitars
Ivo Conceição (As Senhor Conceição) – Bass Guitar

Members from: Caldas da Rainha / V.N. Gaia / Aveiro / Setúbal

Active period: January 2007

Style: Grind Core/Experimental

Musical Output:

Rodízio de Cú – Demo – January 2007

Live Performances: Never went live

Trevas - 2008/2014

Formed as an output from Cripta do Bruxo disbanded

Line-up:

Koraxid – Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Skullcrusher – Drums

Members from: Caldas da Rainha/Marinha Grande

Active period: Between April 2008 and May 2014

Style: Black Metal

Musical Output:

O Confronto… – EP – May 2009

Live Performances: Never went live

Mass Brutality - 2009/2010

Line-up:

Devil Pig – Guitars
Koraxid – Drums
Edgar – Voice
Urutu – Bass Guitar

Members from: Caldas da Rainha

Active period: Between October 2009 and November 2010

Style: Death/Grind

Musical Output:

Life is Not Fair – Demo – 2010

Live Performances: Went live several times all over Portugal and Spain.

Destroyed In Seconds - 2010/2011

Formed as an output from Mass Brutality disbanded.

Line-up:

Devil Pig – Guitars, Voice
Koraxid – Drums
Urutu – Bass Guitar, Voice

Members from: Caldas da Rainha

Active period: Between November 2010 and March 2011

Style: Death Metal

Musical Output:

Destroyed In Seconds – Demo – 2011

Live Performances: None

Flagellum Dei - 2010/2014

I was invited to play bass guitar in this band, in 2010. The band is still active as the solo project of its founder, Sepulchral Winds, who plays all instruments.

Line-up (when I was part of the band):

Sepulchral Winds – Guitars
Hellraiser – Voice
Koraxid – Bass Guitar
Skullcrusher – Drums

Members from – Caldas da Rainha/Marinha Grande

Active period (when I was part of the band): Between November 2010 and April 2014

Style: Black Metal

Musical Output (when I was part of the band):

Order of The Obscure – Full-Length – 2011

Live Performances (when I was part of the band): Several live performances all over Portugal

Zephyrus - 2014/2016

Line-up:

Koraxid – Guitars, Voice
Gatuno – Drums
Urutu – Bass Guitar

Members from: Caldas da Rainha

Active period: Between September 2014 and March 2016

Style: Black Metal/D-Beat

Musical Output:

The Domains… – EP – 2015

Live Performances: A couple of live performances in the band’s home town, Caldas da Rainha.