Genre: Metal, Hardcore, Punk, Rock, Sludge, Experimental Rock, Post-Metal, Post-Hardcore
Location: Porto, Portugal
Formed in 2014, Redemptus has been blurring the lines between metal, hardcore, punk, and progressive music. Truly wearing their heart on their sleeves, the Portuguese trio channels raw, uncontrolled emotion through their heavy music.
Over the years, they have frequently been touring Europe, from Portugal to Russia, played acclaimed festivals and venues such as Amplifest, SWR Barroselas, Vagos Metal Fest, plus many more, and shared the stage with celebrated names like Neurosis, Napalm Death, Entombed A.D., Glassjaw, Torche, just to name a few.
Redemptus has three full-lengths, We All Die the Same (2015), followed by Every Red Heart Fades To Black (2017), also blackhearted (2021), plus a 4-song split (w/ Brazilian group Basalt) called Atlântico (2017), in their arsenal.
The latest album, blackhearted, was released on September 7th, 2021. This record is the first release since the band’s lineup change in March 2018, when Pedro Simões replaced Miguel Santos on guitars. Experiencing disquiet in ease and solace in ache, the 10-track album embraces the state of being vulnerable, inviting one to speak up and put self-stigma to rest.
Highly acclaimed by both public and media, blackhearted ended up with dozens of apperances on national and international “Best Album of The Year 2021” top lists, among which is worth mentioning being named “Portuguese Album of the Year 2021” by Loud! magazine.
“Get wrecked on the genre-defying extreme music of Redemptus and explore your inner demons and sorrows.” - Zoheb Qabar
REDEMPTUS are Marcos Martins drums | Paulo Rui bass/vocals | Pedro Simões guitar
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