Black Metal Friday: ‘Screeches From the Silence’ By Sarcafago
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Hailing from Brazil, Sarcafago was one of the first wave of black metal bands. Led by original Sepultura singer Wagner “Antichrist” Lamounier, they were perhaps the first black metal band in the Americas. The band built on inspiration from early European black metal pioneers such as Venom and Bathory. Their debut album, INRI, is hailed as a defining moment in the genre. The cover art for the record helped to establish the visual aesthetics of the genre, including the use of corpse-paint, leather jackets, and bullet belts. The band existed from 1985-2000 and reunion rumors persist, though Lamounier remains adamant that the band is over for good.

From their second studio album, The Laws of Scourge (1991), here is “Screeches from the Silence.”

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