|Korzus is without a doubt one of the essential names in Brazilian heavy metal history. Formed in 1983 and bringing a respectable discography including six studio albums, two live and one DVD, the band was able to make their thrash metal activities echo throughout the four corners of the world over the past twenty five years.
After their acclaimed albums Mass Illusion (1991) and KZS (1995), were respectively accompanied by tours in Europe and the United States, it was with the work of Ties Of Blood (2004), in which KORZUS offered one of their greatest and potent recordings. On this first full-length album with guitarist Heros Trench and drummer Rodrigo Oliveira, the band presented a true audio massacre together with fourteen tracks including a guest appearances of great names in Brazilian metal such as Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Andre Matos (ex-Shaman, Angra and Viper), João Gordo and Boka (Ratos de Porão).
The Experience and mastery of the founding members Marcello Pompeu (vocals), Silvio Golfetti (guitar) and Dick Siebert (bass) allied with the new blood of Heros and Rodrigo, they were able to make Ties Of Blood turn out to be one of the greatest Brazilian Releases of 2004, succeeding songs such as "Guilty Silence", "Screaming for Death" and "Evil Sight", while uniquely mixing the style of old school thrash metal from the Bay Area and Europe while cloaking them in something more modern and aggressive.
Incessantly touring since the release of Ties Of Blood, the band was able to gain a number of fans where they like it most: on stage. The energy KORZUS emits live is impressive and contaminates anyone who is around it while guiding a true mass by using heavy riffs, aggressive vocals and powerful drumming. A KORZUS show is an individual experience that any metal fan will remember before they list their "All time top 5 live acts".
The guitarist Silvio Golfetti left the band in the beginning of 2008 leaving the space for the claws, technique and creativity of Antonio Araujo (ex-ChaoSphere), that fit perfectly and brought new energies to this actual phase of KORZUS.
This fact began a great change in the band and with a new planned direction, KORZUS was able to close large commercial deals. One important step forward was the decision of Jägermeister deciding to invest in the band and make KORZUS the first Jägerband from Brazil, joining international bands such as Slayer, Epica, Killswitch Engage, etc... Another step was a contract with Mega Energy (www.megaenergydrink.com.br). Both brands are always present at the band's shows.
Invigorated and anxious from their new material, the band worked on new compositions and began recording a new studio album in 2009. "The new songs are heavier, direct and actual without losing the feeling of "Old School" that we always carried. We are working on many compositions and have obtained excellent results up to this moment, going far beyond what we expected. This new album will be far more aggressive, technical and mature than Ties Of Blood, reveals Heros Trench. Marcello Pompeu finishes with: "Without a doubt it is the most diverse disc from the band. I am very happy with the results. For me it is a perfect album from the beginning to the end. It is our most professional work yet".
The new album was mixed and mastered at Mr. Som studio by winners of a Latin Grammy, Heros Trench and Marcello Pompeu in March of 2010 and is entitled Discipline Of Hate. The press and specialized critics of music all hold the same opinion: This album is by far the best in the career of the band and will take them to a higher level. 13 murderous songs!!!!
Consequently after a new work stradegy and a new direction, In may of 2010, KORZUS signed a long term international contract with the German label AFM Records, who rosters bands such as Destruction, U.D.O., Doro, Circle II Circle, Masterplan and Jon Oliva's Pain, as well as others, to guarantee continuity of their international career.
In February 2011 KORZUS went to Europe to play 18 shows in 4 countries beside Ektomorf on the Road to Redemption Tour. They took their chance 100% and showed their huge live potential to many fans, journalists and agents.
Just as the band returned to Brazil they got the confirmation to play the biggest festival on the planet, the legendary Rock In Rio 2011 on the 25th of September where they performed in front of 200,000 fans together with Metallica, Slipknot, Motörhead, Sepultura and many others.
Since Sepultura became a giant around the world, a constant comment from the Brazilian fans is that KORZUS equally deserves credit in technical comparison and musical quality between the two, and at this moment, this has become reality. Twenty five years active only made KORZUS better, stronger and ready to dominate the world! The hour of KORZUS has arrived!!!
Source: Official Site