In 2007 TORTURE SQUAD won a contest held in Brazil that would take a band to perform at Wacken Open Air. Besides winning the brazilian selective, the band also won the 2007 Metal Battle, and with that they guaranteed a spot to perform again on the legendary festival in 2008.
The two consecutive performances granted the band a contract with “Wacken Records”, that saw the releases of “Hellbound” (2008) and “Aequilibrium” (2011). Furthermore, TORTURE SQUAD returned for a third participation in 2011 on the world’s biggest metal fest, Wacken Open Air.
This story can be appreciated in rich detail through images recorded at the time, on the documentary “TORTURE SQUAD – Wacken Open Air 2011 Documentary”, that has just been made available on the band’s official YouTube channel.
In the documentary , fans can see testimonials from names such as Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Airton Diniz (Roadie Crew – biggest brazilian Metal magazine), watch backstage moments and see how this insanely important concert took place, under the lineup composed by Vitor Rodrigues (vocals), André Evaristo (guitars), Castor (bass) and Amilcar Christófaro (drums).
On October 4th, 2019, Torture Squad will be performing for the first time at Rock In Rio, Brazil’s largest music festival. The band is one of the confirmed attractions for the Sunset Stage, that will also receive names such as Slayer, Anthrax, Claustrofobia, Nervosa, and Chuck Billy (Testament). On the same day, Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Sepultura will be performing at Mundo Stage, granting an unique and special evening for fans of Heavy Metal.
May “Undead” Puertas – vocals
Rene Simionato – guitars
Castor – bass
Amilcar Christófaro – drums