Posted in metal | music | tour dates on May 27, 2014

by Ian Chainey

Ratos de Porão

Brazilian punk/crossover thrashers Ratos de Porão aren't leaving the United States just yet. Following their appearance at Maryland Deathfest, the rats with wings have scheduled a Brooklyn show for tonight (5/27) at 538 Johnson Ave. #201 in Brooklyn. The band will be supported by Hank Wood & the Hammerheads -- who played New York's Alright last month -- and Warthog. This is RxDxPx's second stop in New York this month, following their Blackthorn 51 show on May 23.

Formed in 1981, Ratos de Porão's initial incarnation played crusty, Discharge-ing punk. Crucificados pelo Sistema, Crucified by the System, was recorded before the band split in 1983. The classic holds up, burning with a speed and aggression that foreshadows their return as thrashers in 1985. For the rest of the '80s, the group got progressively more metallic, culminating in 1989's Brasil. The LP found its way onto Roadrunner Records thanks to RxDxPx superfan Igor Cavalera from Sepultura. (Ratos' drummer on that one? A guy named Spaghetti. Because metal is awesome.) The '90s found the outfit returning to their punk roots, then back to thrash, then back to punk, and on and on. The lone constants were singer João Gordo and guitarist Jão. João Gordo later became a popular MTV Brasil VJ. Jão is Ratos' last remaining original member. However, through it all, the band's spirit never seemed to diminish.

Showmates Warthog certainly exhibit the same passion. Their latest seven inch, the Iron Lung Records-released Prison, is a punk steamroller powered by a thrilling motör. Its charging riffs and n' roll propulsion is one of the highlights of NYC punk out this year.

Flyer for tonight's show, along with streams from RxDxPx, Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, and Warthog below...





Comments (14)

Portuguese sausages

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 4:12 PM

^still a sad shut in loser

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 4:18 PM

I would totally go south of heaven on the hotty in the slayer shirt

Posted by Mark Slaughter | May 27, 2014 4:30 PM

These guys are playing CityFest 2014.

I've got them sandwiched between Kasabian and the Post City Boyz Sing "Annie" St. Vincent special performance. Night 12 is going to be crazy. City Kidz Brunching (Ages 5 and Under Division) will be brunching as well.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | May 27, 2014 4:33 PM

^ grammer is soo tuff on the sowl wen you are jus so shmaht

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 4:43 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 4:45 PM

I'm not the grammar guy. You post city boyz are losing it.

He's an enemy of mine, much like Cash was an enemy of Tango's. Get it together. That post city is killing you.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | May 27, 2014 4:58 PM

Yeah you got me

I am upset!

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 5:04 PM

Flyover Fluffer yup yup dammit

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 5:18 PM

Today I saw the ugly underbelly of the post city. I have made my notes and contacted a semi-independent auditor.

Post city boyz can't stand being ignored.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | May 27, 2014 5:30 PM

Mr FlyoverFluffer just can't stand being exposed! Just like Laura Jane Grace can't stand being called a man, and girls with tattoos must be seen. Oh, but for the grammar what 2 due with, all off - this

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 6:00 PM

Sad hipster

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 2:59 AM

Post city boyz can't stand being ignored.

Posted by rougina | May 29, 2014 5:07 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 3:37 PM

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