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Bizarra Locomotiva


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Precursors of Portuguese Industrial/Electronic Metal, Bizarra Locomotiva (translated: Bizarre Locomotive) occupy today a comfortable place in their country’s musical panorama. Their story starts in 1993, when Armando Teixeira (vocals and machines) and Rui Sidónio (vocals) form a band in order to enter the Modern Music Contest of Lisbon, an important national event that had already succeeded in making other bands well known.

That would also be the case of Bizarra Locomotiva, who by winning the contest had a chance to participate in the appraised French festival Printemps de Bourges, in which they returned in 1994. Miguel Fonseca (guitars, ex-Thormentor, ex-Braindead, later also on Mofo) came to create a stronger line-up, contributing decisively to the growth of the band.

The year of 1994 would reveal itself as a good year in albums: in April the band released its self-titled first album, followed in November by “First Crime, Then Live” which was organized in two parts, one recorded in studio and sung in English (their only songs in English language so far), and other recorded live from France sung entirely in Portuguese.

After participating in the 7th Bi-annual Contest of Young Creators of Mediterranean Europe, Bizarra Locomotiva embarked in a well succeeded national tour. Their highest moment on stage was, however, in August of 1997, year where they performed in Sudoeste Festival, in promotion of the EP Fear Now, next to bands like Marilyn Manson.


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  • Dannyelah

    Ainda dizem que em Portugal não se faz boa música... Fogo, isto é lindo!

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • PoetrySinister

    Ainda me lembro da primeira vez que os ouvi, nos anos 90. Graaande cena! Muito bom, mesmo!

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Di_Lauro

    Isto não é só um dos melhores grupos/bandas/projectos portugueses, atrevo-me a dizer que é mesmo das melhores cenas que alguma vez se fizeram!

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • burgercock


    21 Oct 2012 Reply
  • LoneWolfenrir

    Viva ao metal português!

    23 Jan 2012 Reply
  • RitaaC

    grande banda!

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • tired13

    I love this music!!! Something incredible!!! Thank You, Portugal :)

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
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    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • HalloCharlie

    AndréMMJesus, lol ok já entendi xD Este lastfm consegue dar cada tiro no escuro..

    23 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Merovinian

    "Homem máquina é uma máquina!"

    15 Mar 2011 Reply
  • AndreMMJesus

    O que a minha mensagem pretendia transmitir é que Mão Morta não sendo parecido com Bizarra faz muito mais sentido aparecer nos artistas similares do que Ena Pá 2000, e no entanto fez-te confusão foram os Mão Morta :P

    11 Mar 2011 Reply
  • HalloCharlie

    AndréMMJesus, isso compara-se? xD Ainda a semana passada fui ver Mão Morta ao vivo, e só se falar-se da letra, que têm boa qualidade, que de som nada a haver mesmo!

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Bandildo

    Factos: 1) em 2009, levaram 160 pessoas ao Side B. Ontem foram 280. 2) Record de assistências de uma banda portuguesa no Side B.

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Pk_Henry

    Concerto de Bizarra, ontem, no Side B Bar, devastou. Maravilha.

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • AndreMMJesus

    E então? também lá está Ena Pá 2000 ...

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • HalloCharlie

    Bizarra têm como artista idêntico Mão Morta! LOL!

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • CHAINERpwn

    quero ver isto ao vivo

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • kaulogy

    Empurro o sol para a morte

    16 Oct 2010 Reply
  • VeroSolitatis

    Adoro a brutalidade da Procissão dos Édipos.

    14 Aug 2010 Reply
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