Infobox musical artist
Name = Sarcófago

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Origin = Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Genre = Thrash metal
Black metal
Death metal
Years_active = 1985 – 2000
Label = Cogumelo
Associated_acts = Sepultura, Holocausto, Cirrhosis, Zona Morta, Mutilator, Sextrash, Insulter, Angel Butcher
Current_members =
Past_members = Wagner "Antichrist" Lamounier
Gerald "Incubus" Minelli
Zeber "Butcher"
Fabio Jhasko
Armando "Leprous"
Eduardo "D.D. Crazy"
Manoel "Joker"
Lucio Olliver
Juninho "Pussy Fucker"

Sarcófago (Portuguese for "sarcophagus") was a Brazilian extreme metal band. They were very influential to extreme metal in general but especially to the "second wave" of black metal. They were fronted by Wagner Lamounier, the original frontman for Sepultura, and Geraldo Minelli. The band was influenced by Venom, Slayer, Celtic Frost, Mercyful Fate and Bathory.

The band is regarded as one of the main inspirations of the corpse paint style make-up, which eventually became an ensignia of the early 1990s black metal scene of Norway and its offspring in the rest of Europe and the United States.


Sarcófago was formed in 1985 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Wagner "Antichrist" Lamounier, who was just kicked out of Sepultura a few months after their formation, wanted to start his own band. He was vocalist and lead guitarist, and then recruited bassist Gerald "Incubus" Minelli, rhythm guitarist Zeber "Butcher", and drummer Armando "Leprous". Although Sepultura never recorded anything with Lamounier, their partnership with Sarcófago is present in their first release, Bestial Devastation, on the song "Antichrist". Sarcófago's first two songs were included in the "Warfare Noise Volume 1" compilation in 1986, which are "The Black Vomit" and "Satanás". The three other bands featured on the album, Mutilator, Chakal and Holocausto, were also part of the Brazilian thrash metal scene.

Because Lamounier left Sepultura due to ideological and musical divergences, his appearance with a new band and their debut in their demo Satanic Lust caused a situation involving several gossips, bad tempers, mutual accusations, shouts and, of course, fights. Sarcófago didn't become as famous as Sepultura. Regardless, the band have released several albums through the popular label Cogumelo Discos, and toured South America and Europe. Their albums were released through Music for Nations in Europe. The band left a widespread yet often uncredited influence among black metal circles worldwide, particularly the second wave, which includes bands like Satyricon (who covered their song "I.N.R.I."), Darkthrone, Mayhem, Impaled Nazarene (who covered The Black Vomit), and Beherit (who covered "Satanás", renamed as Hail Sathanas).Fact|date=October 2007

Lyrical Approach

From their formation to disbandment, Sarcófago have always had an extreme anti-christian ideology. Their lyrics are extremely blasphemous and sometimes promote Sodomy. The band's first lyrical approach also usually contained topics such as death, sex, alcohol, and Satanism. On 1990's Rotting, the lyrics seemed more polemic for the atheistic content, as can be seen on the title track. For the next three albums, the band used themes more elaborated, but keeping the polemical speech.


tudio albums

* I.N.R.I (1987)
* Rotting (1989)
* The Laws of Scourge (1991)
* Hate (1994)
* The Worst (1997)


* Crush, Kill, Destroy (1992)
* Crust (2000)


* Decade of Decay (1995)
* Satanic Christ's (2005)
* The Worst/Crust (2008)


* Satanic Lust (1986)
* The Black Vomit (1986)
* Christ's Death (1987)

plit Releases

* Warfare Noise Vol.1 (with Chakal, Holocausto and Mutilator) (1986)
* Satanic Holocaust (live with Mutilator, also a bootleg) (1988)


* "Lust for Death"
* "Nights In Hell" (2002)
* "Sex, Drinks And Metal" (2006)
* "Anal Rape of God" (2006)
* "Sore Catechesis - Live at HMC, October 1986" (Warfare Noise Discos)
* "Blasphemies - Live in Buenos Aires, Argentina 1996" (Warfare Noise Discos)
* "Invoking the Black Vomit"

Music Videos

* Screeches From the Silence (1991)

Band members

Last known line-up

* Wagner "Antichrist" Lamounier - vocals, guitar (1985–2000)
* Gerald "Incubus" Minelli - bass (1986–2000)

ession Members

* Eugênio Dead Zone - Drum Programming, Keyboards (1994-2000)

Former members

* Zeber "Butcher" - guitar (1985–1987)
* Fabio Jhasko - guitar (1991–1993)
* Eduardo "D.D. Crazy" - drums (1986–1987)
* "Leprous" - drums (1985–1986)
* Manoel "Joker" - session drums (1989–1991) (From Angel Butcher)
* Lucio Olliver - drums (1991–1993)
* Juninho "Pussy Fucker" - bass (1985–1986)


* [ Sarcófago] at Encyclopaedia Metallum
* [ Band at Cogumelo Records website]
* [ Band at]

External links

* [ Sarcófago] at MySpace
* [ Sarcófago] at Allmusic
* [ Sarcófago Unofficial Webgrave]
* [ Sarcófago's Homepage]
* [ The Laws Of Scourge]

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