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Volkana

Great Brazilian metal band, formed in Brasilia with Mila Menzer (bass), Karla Carneiro (guitar), Ana (drums) and Eliane (voice). The latter two will not last long in Volkana, being replaced by Marielle Loyola (voice) and Debora (drums), coming from the bands Detrito Federal and Arte No Escuro. With this lineup they moved to Sao Paulo in 1988 to record the demo “Thrash Flowers”, which contained only two songs and gave them some recognition.

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Country: Brazil
History: 1987 – 1996
Status: Inactive
Style: Thrash Metal

Biography:
Great Brazilian metal band, formed in Brasilia with Mila Menzer (bass), Karla Carneiro (guitar), Ana (drums) and Eliane (voice).

The latter two will not last long in Volkana, being replaced by Marielle Loyola (voice) and Debora (drums), coming from the bands Detrito Federal and Arte No Escuro. With this lineup they moved to Sao Paulo in 1988 to record the demo “Thrash Flowers”, which contained only two songs and gave them some recognition.

Two years later they recorded their first album called “First”, with a punk-influenced thrash style. They hired a drummer, Sergio Facci, as Deborah had left the band shortly before recording. Pat joined the group, but she also left the band soon afterwards. Due to the failure to find another female drummer, Sergio became an official member of Volkana, which ceased to be a full female full.

After “First” there came more lineup changes. Marielle abandons the mic and gave it to Claudia Franco, while Selma Moreira enters as a second guitarist. As a quintet in 1994 Volkano recorded their second album, “Mindtrips”, an album a little less thrashy and approaching the hard rock, including a version of “Whole Lotta Love”. In it Frank Gosdzik (Mystic, ex-Sodom, ex-Kreator) plays a solo, but it was not enough to keep tha band, as after this album they broke up.

Claudia Franco continued her career in the pop group Almanak.

In 2002 it was published a Volkano vinyl containing their first demo, along with another of Flammea.

2008 has seen a resurgence of Volkano, acting on different populations in Brazil with the following formation: Mila Menezes (bass), Marielle Loyola (vocals), Renata Lopes (guitar) and Sergio Facci (drums).

Lineup:
Marielle Loyola – Vocals
Renata Lopes – Guitar
Mila Menzes – Bass
Sérgio Facci – Drums

Former members:
Cláudia França – Vocals
Karla Carneiro – Guitar
Selma Moreira – Guitar
Pat – Drums
Debora – Drums
Ana – Drums
Eliane – Vocals

Discography:
1988, “Thrash Flowers” (Demo)
1990, “First” (LP)
1994, “Mindtrips” (LP)

Related links:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=4887
http://www.metaleros.de/countries/brazil/volkana.html
http://www.myspace.com/volkana

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2 comments

  1. Hector, excelente la materia con Volkana. Hay un error diciendo “banda carioca”, es mejor decir como banda brasileña, porque carioca es para quien nació en la ciudad de Rio de Janeiro. Te comunico que la banda está volviendo a las actividades, en agosto va a tocar en São Paulo. La formación actual es: Mila Menezes (bajo), Marielle Loyola (voz), Renata Lopes (guitarra) y Sergio Facci (batería).

  2. Great sound live

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