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Olho Seco

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Olho Seco is a Brazilian punk band from the ’80s.

The band was formed in 1980 when Fábio (vocals), Val (bass), Redson (guitar) and Sartana (drums) started playing together. In the beginning they participated in the “Começo do Fim do Mundo” festival and the “Grito Suburbano” compilation, both landmarks in the Brazilian punk movement.

The raw and direct sound typical of punk bands became heavier and faster in Olho Seco’s interpretation, which helped the band win respect and influence new generations of punks.

After their compilation tracks they put out the split “Botas, Fuzis e capacetes” with Fogo Cruzado and Brigada de Ódio. This split was very well received and resulted in the band being invited to participate in many international compilations such as “Welcome to 1984”, released by the punk fanzine Maximum Rock’n’Roll.

After that, Olho Seco released several albums on their own: “Olho por Olho”, “Primeiros Dias”, “Fome Nuclear”, “Isso é Olho Seco”, and “Seco, Seco, Seco”

Many tributes to this band have been produced, the most important being the “Tributo a Olho Seco” album, which included the greatest punk/hardcore bands in Brazil, as well as Força Macabra (from Finland) and Cripple Bastards (from Italy).

At the end of the day, Olho Seco continues to be faithful to the style which they made famous: fast and agressive punk rock.

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