Francisco J. Dias

Real Name:
Francisco Dias
Profile:
Portuguese Metal/Hard Rock/Punk singer/songwriter since 1991. Currently living in the UK running Blood & Iron Records and fronting Dawnrider only.
Francisco J. Dias started as an Hard Rock/Heavy Metal fan in the mid 80s embracing all classic bands of the era specially Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, AC/DC, WASP, Saxon, Metal Church, Helloween, etc. In the late 80s he was deeply into Speed/Thrash/Crossover (Voivod, Celtic Frost, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, Agent Steel, Anthrax, Metallica, Onslaught, Bathory, Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I., among others) and more traditional metal bands like Candlemass and Manilla Road. In the early 90s he started to be influenced heavily by the extreme Hardcore-Punk scene of the UK (Doom, E.N.T., etc., plus early 80s classics as Broken Bones and Discharge) and also by the U.S. early Hardcore scene (Minor Threat, 7 Seconds, Black Flag, etc.) and formed his first band Subcaos in April 1991. After 1997 Subcaos were over (at least in the old century), he pursued other musical territories (Garage Rock/Psychedelia, 70s Hard Rock and the emerging Stoner Rock scene). He was in a few bands around these genres (like The No-Counts D.O.M. formed in 2000) and eventually back to Metal in the wake of the new millenium, later forming Dawnrider in the beginning of 2004. Apart from being a musician, he runs Blood and Iron Records since 2005 and ran a label called Sleazey Records back in 2002 until 2004, releasing different types of Hard Rock. Being a record enthusiast is also part of his life collecting mainly 70s + 80s Hard Rock and 80s Heavy Metal but also some old Punk/Hardcore. He is also a dedicated fan of 70s Progressive and Psychedelic Hard Rock and those influences could be noted in the Dawnrider albums "Two" and "The Third Crusade".

Complete band history:
Subcaos (1991-97/2002-04/2008-09) - Crustpunk (early)//Metal Punk/Thrash (later)
Porcos Sujos (1994-96) - Punk Rock/HC-Punk
Crise Total (1995-96) - HC-Punk
Rolls Rockers (1998-99) - Punk Rock/Hard Rock
The No-Counts Doctrine of Mayhem (2000-2005) - Hard Rock (early)/Stoner Rock (later)-
DAWNRIDER (2004 and beyond) Psychedelic Doom/Heavy Rock (2004-2009) // Epic Progressive Doom (2010 and beyond)
The Sadists/Legion of the Sadists (2007-09/2011) -Punkrock (early) / Hard Rock/Punkrock (later)-
Leather (2010) Heavy Metal
Leather Synn (2011-2013) Heavy Metal
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Aliases:
FJ, Xico
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Variations:
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Artist

Francisco J. Dias Discography Tracks

Vocals

MONOLITH 001 Francisco J. Dias - The Last Scream Of The Chaos Monger album art Subcaos Subcaos - The Last Scream Of The Chaos Monger(CD, MiniAlbum) Monolith Records (5) MONOLITH 001 Portugal 2004 Sell This Version
AS/RP045 Francisco J. Dias - Two album art Dawnrider Dawnrider - Two(CD, Album) Ragingplanet AS/RP045 Portugal 2009 Sell This Version
IRON012, MSR012, AS/RP063 Francisco J. Dias - Death By Misadventure / Under The Spell album art Apostle Of Solitude / Dawnrider Under The Spell (as F.J. Dias) Apostle Of Solitude / Dawnrider - Death By Misadventure / Under The Spell(12", S/Sided, Maxi, Etch, Ltd) Blood And Iron Records, Metal Soldiers Records, Ragingplanet IRON012, MSR012, AS/RP063 Portugal 2011 Sell This Version
Francisco J. Dias - Serpent's Guile / Tonight Was Made For Killing album art Dawnrider / Hookers* Serpent's Guile (as F.J. Dias) Dawnrider / Hookers* - Serpent's Guile / Tonight Was Made For Killing Chaosphere Recordings, Ragingplanet, Hellxis Records Portugal 2014 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

RR-012 Francisco J. Dias - Demo '96 album art Porcos Sujos Porcos Sujos - Demo '96(Cass, Unofficial) Resist Records (5) RR-012 Portugal 1996 Sell This Version
UT19 Francisco J. Dias - Irinia album art Dawnrider Dawnrider - Irinia(CDr, Mini, Ltd, Num, Bla) Universal Tongue UT19 Portugal 2009 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

AS/RP045 Francisco J. Dias - Two album art Dawnrider Dawnrider - Two(CD, Album) Ragingplanet AS/RP045 Portugal 2009 Sell This Version

Production

AS1-9617 Francisco J. Dias - Let Me Be The One album art Exposé Exposé - Let Me Be The One(7", Single) Arista AS1-9617 US 1987 Sell This Version
Francisco J. Dias - Born To Die / The Last Waltz (The Diehard Tapes) album art V12 (3) V12 (3) - Born To Die / The Last Waltz (The Diehard Tapes) (Comp) Metal Soldiers Records, Blood And Iron Records, Guardians Of Metal Portugal 2013 Sell This Version

Visual

IRON012, MSR012, AS/RP063 Francisco J. Dias - Death By Misadventure / Under The Spell album art Apostle Of Solitude / Dawnrider Apostle Of Solitude / Dawnrider - Death By Misadventure / Under The Spell(12", S/Sided, Maxi, Etch, Ltd) Blood And Iron Records, Metal Soldiers Records, Ragingplanet IRON012, MSR012, AS/RP063 Portugal 2011 Sell This Version

Acting, Literary & Spoken

Francisco J. Dias - Born To Die / The Last Waltz (The Diehard Tapes) album art V12 (3) V12 (3) - Born To Die / The Last Waltz (The Diehard Tapes) (Comp) Metal Soldiers Records, Blood And Iron Records, Guardians Of Metal Portugal 2013 Sell This Version