English dictionary definition for "Excise" - to cut out or off; to remove surgically
Judging by this definition, you can think that Excise is a sick cannibal grind core band.
But no, they dont eat little children and dont keep human organs in bottles. If we had to classify the Excise sound, we could say that its a crossover between Hard Rock from the 80s and Classic Heavy Metal, with a little Trash in it. But this is not a flawless definition. This band has no boundaries, and has some unpredictable features. If you see them live, youll find out what Im talking about.
The band was founded in 1998 by lead guitarist Pedro Barata (Sollus). He invited some friends from school to make part of his dream. Venom filled the bass, Pedro Almeida was breaking the drums, Sollus was shredding the guitar. In a hard search for a singer, they invited Joo Boryslave (Ducato), a really strange guy from school. Like in every band, the quest for finding compatible musicians was very hard. Years passed, several line-ups, different ways to sound They even played Death Metal!!
The band found some stability, in a 4 members line-up. Ducato Boryslove, Sollus, Danny Lumberjack on the bass, and drummer Laurentino Santos, playing in music contests and festivals. Its was time to record a demo, but they decided to release a debut 6 track E.P
During the work in studio recordings, and some live performances, the band decided that there was a need for a colossal drummer, and a 2 guitar player.
Laurentino is replaced by Robert Kudlek (Rob the Rock), a drummer with background on german power metal. In the guitar, an old friend fills the spot- Ricardo Simes (Magnus). After a year of work, Magnus and Danny leave the band due to the lack of time to play.
After some bass and guitar players auditions, Max de Biase (Sollus brother), fills the bass lines, and Magnus returns in maximum strenght and power. Ducato Boryslove is replaced by Tito Wolfgang, who soon leaved the band to pursue the ways of evangelism. Mike Nazareth took his place, Rob left the band and was replaced by Mrio Chincho.
And here is Excise!!