was an Argentine heavy metal
band created in 1979, one of the first notable Argentine bands of that genre. After its dissolution former members have continued their careers starting other heavy metal bands, Hermética
, Rata Blanca
In the beginning of the 80s, bass player Ricardo Iorio
got together some other metal maniacs and they called themselves V8. The big idols of V8 were Judas Priest
, Led Zeppelin
and Black Sabbath
, and they tried to be like them. Their first album was the first real piece of Argentine Metal, full in the raw style of their idols. They had much internal trouble, but managed to bring out another classic album in 1984.
Their problems with drugs, alcohol and unprofessionalism got bigger, and they changed twice their drummer and guitar player. Only the pressure of the record company made them record the third album, which became another classic in Argentine metal history. At this time, three of the members converted to Christianity, and were even preaching on stage. This was the final push for the end.
Their big cult status in Argentina comes not only from the songs they have written, but is also because after the dissolution of the band in 1987, its members formed their own groups: Osvaldo Civile created Horcas
, Alberto Zamarbide, Miguel Roldán and Adrián Cenci formed Logos
and Gustavo Rowek and Walter Giardino created Rata Blanca
. Bass player Ricardo Iorio formed Hermética
in 1987, together with... Read More