Mão Morta

Profilo:
Portuguese Alternative-rock cult band from Braga.

Mão Morta was formed in November 1984 by Adolfo Luxúria Canibal, Joaquim Pinto and Miguel Pedro, vocals, bass and guitar respectively, they had been performing in a group called PVT Industrial, and were joined a few months later by Zé Dos Eclipses on guitar and Miguel Pedro became the drummer, they were a post-punk group heavily influenced by industrial music and by the Swans, having even referenced their bassist Harry Crosby alleged words of encouragement "you look like a bassist", towards Joaquim Pinto in October 1984 in Berlin, Germany. The group name Mão Morta (Dead Hand) was a term used for a law during feudalism, in which the servants would have to pay a tax when the patriarch of the family died to remain in their master's land. The group continued to grow within the country as their raw performances gathered some attention through the following years, releasing their first tape in August 1987, with Carlos Fortes as their second guitarist, who had joined the group in the previous year.

In July 1988 the group released their debut album "Mão Morta" via Ama Romanta a Portuguese indie label, run by João Peste, considered by many one of the country's best alternative rock albums. Later that year the group had the opportunity to open for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on their two Portuguese shows, in Lisboa and Porto. In 1990 Joaquim Pinto left the group and was replaced by José Pedro Moura from the avant-pop/rock group Pop Dell'Arte as they were also joined by António Rafael on keyboards, it was with this formation that they recorded their following album "Corações Felpudos", the following year they released another album, titled "O.D., Rainha Do Rock & Crawl" issued by Área Total from Guarda and then by the German label Big Noise Records in 1992, their first release to be issued outside of Portugal, it was the last record in which Zé Dos Eclipses participated as a member, as he left the group afterwards and was replaced by Sapo, also a former Pop Dell'Arte member, the group then concentrated their efforts on the recording of their following album "Mutantes S.21", released in December 1992, with this recording they achieved a moderate commercial success, reaching the 28th position on the national charts, with the track "Budapeste" becoming one of the most requested videos on the national tv station program "Vira o Vídeo".

With the success of "Mutantes S.21" the group signed with BMG/Ariola to release "Vénus Em Chamas" (Venus In Flames), Carlos Fortes left in 1995 and was replaced by Vasco Vaz, former Braindead, but was not part of the recording of "Mão Morta Revisitada", a collection of re-recorded songs from their earlier albums, which sees Zé Dos Eclipses return to the group as a guest. In 1996 the group was invited by the CCB to work on a theatrical performance based on the poems of Heiner Müller, a celebration of the writer work, who had recently passed away, those shows resulted in the release "Müller No Hotel Hessischer Hof".

"Há Já Muito Tempo Que Nesta Latrina O Ar Se Tornou Irrespirável" (It Has Been a Long Time Since The Air in This Latrine Became Unbrethable), was released in 1998, the record was influenced by the writings of Guy Debord and the Situationists, the year 2000 saw another line-up change as José Pedro Moura was replaced by Marta Abreu, which was then replaced in that same year by Joana Longobardi, both had been members of the Voodoo Dolls, but only Marta participated in the recording of "Primavera De Destroços", released in 2001, the group then toured the country and played on several festivals. In 2003 the group released "Carícias Malícias" (Malicious Caresses) on the group's own Cobra Discos, it was a live recording of their 2001 concert at the auditorium of RDP (Rádio Difusora de Portugal).

In 2004 on the group twentieth anniversary, they released "Nus" (Naked), which saw the group embark on a national tour dubbed "Sessões de Outono", then in 2006 the group was asked by Theatro Circo to do a performance for them, with the text "Les Chantes de Maldoror"of Isidore Ducasse aka Comte De Lautréamont being the one chosen for the group to work with, it premiered on May 2007 and subsequently performed through the country theatres, the recording of the spectacle "Maldoror" was issued as a limited edition in 2008, "Rituais Transfigurados" was released the following year, an old a video concert soundtrack performance from 2000, with Maya Deren films being played in the background, recorded at 16th editon of the festival Curtas de Vila do Conde.

Current line-up:
Adolfo Luxúria Canibal - Voice (1984-)
Miguel Pedro - Drums (1984-)
António Rafael - Keyboards, Guitar (1990-)
Sapo - Guitar (1991-)
Vasco Vaz - Guitar, Keyboards (1995-)
Joana Longobardi - Bass (2000-)

Past members:
José Salgado known as Zé Dos Eclipses - Guitar (1985-1991)
Carlos Fortes - Guitar (1986-1995)
Joaquim Pinto - Bass (1984-1990)
José Pedro Moura - Bass (1990-2000)
Marta Abreu - Bass (2000)
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Albums

Mão Morta - Mão Morta artwork dell'album Mão Morta Mão Morta (Album) Ama Romanta Portugal 1988 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - Corações Felpudos artwork dell'album Mão Morta Corações Felpudos (Album) Fungui Portugal 1990 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - O.D., Rainha Do Rock & Crawl artwork dell'album Mão Morta O.D., Rainha Do Rock & Crawl (Album) Área Total Portugal 1991 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - Mutantes S.21 artwork dell'album Mão Morta Mutantes S.21 (Album) Fungui Portugal 1992 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - Vénus Em Chamas artwork dell'album Mão Morta Vénus Em Chamas (Album) Ariola Portugal 1994 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - Mão Morta Revisitada artwork dell'album Mão Morta Mão Morta Revisitada (Album) BMG Portugal 1995 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - Müller No Hotel Hessischer Hof artwork dell'album Mão Morta Müller No Hotel Hessischer Hof (Album) EMI, NorteSul Portugal 1997 Vendi questa versione
560 5231 0003 2 1 Mão Morta - Há Já Muito Tempo Que Nesta Latrina O Ar Se Tornou Irrespirável artwork dell'album Mão Morta Há Já Muito Tempo Que Nesta Latrina O Ar Se Tornou Irrespirável(CD, Album) NorteSul 560 5231 0003 2 1 Portugal 1998 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - Primavera De Destroços artwork dell'album Mão Morta Primavera De Destroços (Album) NorteSul Portugal 2001 Vendi questa versione
CBR0304001CD Mão Morta - Carícias Malícias artwork dell'album Mão Morta Carícias Malícias(CD, Album) Cobra Discos CBR0304001CD Portugal 2003 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - Nus artwork dell'album Mão Morta Nus (Album) Cobra Discos Portugal 2004 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - Maldoror artwork dell'album Mão Morta Maldoror (Album) Cobra Discos Portugal 2008 Vendi questa versione
CBR0907015CD Mão Morta - Rituais Transfigurados artwork dell'album Mão Morta Vs Maya Deren Mão Morta Vs Maya Deren - Rituais Transfigurados(CD, Album + DVD-V) Cobra Discos CBR0907015CD Portugal 2009 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - Pesadelo Em Peluche artwork dell'album Mão Morta Pesadelo Em Peluche (Album) Universal Music Portugal Portugal 2010 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - Pelo Meu Relógio São Horas De Matar artwork dell'album Mão Morta Pelo Meu Relógio São Horas De Matar (Album) NorteSul Portugal 2014 Vendi questa versione
NS/C001.14 Mão Morta - Ventos Animais artwork dell'album Mão Morta Ventos Animais(CD, Album) Blitz (4), NorteSul, Cobra Discos NS/C001.14 Portugal 2014 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - Ao Vivo No Theatro Circo artwork dell'album Mão Morta + Remix Ensemble Mão Morta + Remix Ensemble - Ao Vivo No Theatro Circo (Album) Theatro Circo, Sony Music Portugal 2017 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - No Fim Era O Frio artwork dell'album Mão Morta No Fim Era O Frio (Album) Rastilho Records Portugal 2019 Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

Mão Morta - Mão Morta artwork dell'album Mão Morta Mão Morta Malucos Da Pátria Portugal 1987 Vendi questa versione
Setembro 90 Mão Morta Desmaia Irmã Desmaia / Desmaia Irmã Desmaia(7") Fungui Setembro 90 Portugal 1990 Vendi questa versione
Mão Morta - Cães De Crómio artwork dell'album Mão Morta Cães De Crómio (EP) BMG Ariola Portugal Portugal 1994 Vendi questa versione
PRO CD 01/94 Mão Morta - Anjos Marotos artwork dell'album Mão Morta Anjos Marotos(CD, Single, Promo) Ariola PRO CD 01/94 Portugal 1994 Vendi questa versione
PRO CD 16/95 Mão Morta - Sangue No Asfalto artwork dell'album Mão Morta Sangue No Asfalto(CD, Single, Promo) Ariola PRO CD 16/95 Portugal 1995 Vendi questa versione
74321 37982-2 Mão Morta - Chabala artwork dell'album Mão Morta Chabala(CD, Single) BMG Ariola Portugal 74321 37982-2 Portugal 1996 Vendi questa versione
NS Promo 008/98 Mão Morta - É Um Jogo artwork dell'album Mão Morta É Um Jogo(CD, Single, Pro) NorteSul NS Promo 008/98 Portugal 1998 Vendi questa versione