Brazilian Old School thrashers of SACRIFIX, who have always been against all kinds of censorship, prejudice and dictatorship, have released a brutal lyric video for their latest and visceral single “Raped Democracy”, using strong images like a parallel with the 1964 Brazilian dictatorship (context of the lyrics) with all the alarming moment of segregation, repression, impositions, omissions, and unpreparedness by the incompetent government in these years.
“We have to fight against corrupt governments, fascists, dictators, and bandits, that is, governments that don’t represent us, and not fight among ourselves – the people – in favor of pet politicians, this way we will only level ourselves down with these corrupt dictator people! Stop raping our democracy!”, commented Frank Gasparotto.
Watch “Raped Democracy”(Lyric Video) at https://youtu.be/ES314BvB7mQ
Visual Structure by Frank Gasparotto
Lyric Video by Marcelo Silva(@marlosilvamd)
Frank Gasparotto, about his search for images for this new Lyric Video, commented: “I tried to rescue images that translate the feeling of anguish and repression present every time people tried to manifest themselves or their art against the regime. Present and violent authoritarianism with no chance to contest”.
In this song, Frank Gasparotto (vocals/guitar), Kexo (bass) and Gustavo Piza(drums) had the special guest appearances by Murillo Leite(vocals/Genocidio) and Mauricio Amaral (1st guitar solo/Anthares).
SACRIFIX’s forthcoming second album, still untitled, will bring an even more aggressive, cohesive, heavy and technical band, with greater emphasis on guitar riffs and much more aggressive vocals. “Our initial idea was to surpass what we did in “World Decay 19″, defining our identity – especially in the more worked vocals – in a more full-bodied work, aggressive and even more #¿$?%!¡ with everything that has been happening in our country and in the world”, commented Frank Gasparotto.
“Raped Democracy” and a reworked version of the track “Thrash Again”, previously released on the latest EP “The Limit Of Thrash”, are two of the tracks that will be part of their forthcoming new and still untitled album due out later in the first half of 2023.
Stream “Raped Democracy” on Spotify at:
Produced by Frank Gasparotto
Mixed and mastered by Marco Nunes (@marconunestoristudios)
In Frank Gasparotto’s words, “Raped Democracy” is an aggressive Thrash Metal, direct and straight, that talks about the dark times of dictatorship that unbelievably came back to haunt us nowadays. “There are those who argue that torture and oppression is the best way, but we have total contempt for those ideas and people”, he commented. Its theme was based on journalist Miriam Leitao’s accounts of the horror she suffered at that time and that we can never accept that this type of situation should never be back!
The single art cover was created by Frank Gasparotto and is a montage of the photo taken by journalist Vladimir Herzog, who died at the DOI/CODI in Sao Paulo. The irony is that Herzog was born in the old Yugoslavia, and his family came to Brazil to escape the sick Nazis. The official cause of death was suicide.
“It was a great pleasure to have participated in this recording! My solo was a pretty interesting challenge, and we did a Live Session for a video recorded live in the studio, which will be released soon. For sure, Sacrifix will still present a lot of cool and quality stuff for us headbangers”, commented Maurício Amaral.
“First line Thrash! I was extremely honored by the invitation and equally happy with the result of this partnership. Long live Sacrifix!”, concluded Murillo Leite.
SACRIFIX does not intend to be just “one more” band among thousands of others in the Thrash Metal segment in our country, but rather to show how to do it in the most intense, vigorous and violent way as possible while staying true and respecting their origins, no frills or stardom. Soon more Old Fuckin’ School Thrash Metal NO BULLSHIT will be dumped in the world! Stay tuned!
“World Decay 19” (Album/2021)
“The Limit Of Thrash” (EP/2022)
“Raped Democracy” (EP/2022)
Frank Gasparotto – Vocals/Guitars
Kexo – Bass
Gustavo Piza – Drums
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Photo by Fabio Hoffmann