Black Metal Friday: ‘Screeches From the Silence’ by Sarcafago

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Sarcafago Band PhotoBrazilian band Sarcafago were possibly the first black metal band in the Americas.

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Black (metal) Friday: Sarcafago- “Screeches from the Silence”

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Led by original Sepultura singer, Wagner “Antichrist” Lamounier, Sarcafago were one of the first wave of black metal bands. Hailing from Brazil, they were, perhaps, the first black metal band in the Americas. 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, despite Lamounier’s insistence that the band is over for good. From their second studio album, The Laws of Scourge (1991), here is “Screeches from the Silence.”