One of the biggest names in Brazilian thrash metal, the band Claustrofobia, recently released the single “Riff Cult” on all streaming platforms and the video clip that was released exclusively by Decibel Magazine.
Closing the promotion of the single, Claustrofobia launches the playthrough of the song with guitarist and vocalist Marcus D’Angelo, produced at Swamp Loco Studios, the band’s own rehearsal place.
D’Angelo uses the already classic combination Jackson RR24, EVH 5150, with EMG Pickups 81 with Giannini strings and Maccabos. With the Jackson guitar, his technically challenging style and visual elegance, D’Angelo closes with a flourish the promotion of “Riff Cult”, a single that was super significant and represented a lot of people “I couldn’t not do a playthrough for this song that has Riff in the name (Laughter). We recorded in our studio in the same type of setting as the video, maintaining the proposal to respect this moment of isolation and also showing how much art helped us. The art spoke louder and we can’t wait to show the world what we produced during this time of isolation. It was all very inspiring”, explains Marcus D’Angelo.
Riff Cult” was produced by renowned Brazilian producer Adair Daufembach who has worked with names like Megadeth, Angra, Kiko Loureiro, Aquiles Priester, Dirk Verbeuren and Tony MacAlpine. For Claustrofobia, the song is a tribute to the Riffs, a key component of metal. Vocalist Marcus D’Angelo emphasizes this aspect by stating “We consider a culture, a cult. It is the hook of all Metal, everything is born from the guitar riff. And Riff by Riff we are fueling our passion for Metal, fueling our desire to continue the legacy. The Riff is what addicts us in a good way. In this quarantine the love for Metal became more evident, without shows and without contact with the fans, so we decided to pay tribute and celebrate”.
The band also made available on their Youtube channel the making of the video clip “Riff Cult”. Watch HERE.
‘Riff Cult’ now where the group brings forth their meta-tribute to riffs with their own display of groovy and thrashy death metal riffs galore” – Metal Injection
“Building a cult os one of those things that’s easy in theory but tough in practice. Or it is, anyway, if you’re not Claustrofobia — a Brazilian death metal-tinged trad-thrash ultra-power trio that will have you head banging your way into the fold via the new Caio D`Angelo-helmed video for the soul-stirring, killer anthem ‘Riff Cult’ ” – Decibel Magazine
Marcus D`Angelo (vocal e guitarra)
Caio D`Angelo (bateria)
Rafael Yamada (baixo e vocal de apoio)
Genre: Thrash Metal / Death Metal
Producer: Adair Daufembach
Recording, mixing and mastering: Adair Daufembach – Northwood Sound Studio
Video Productor: Claustrofobia and Swamp Loco LLC