Official Bootleg: Live at the Rainbow SP Brazil 19
Cerbero was formed in 1980 in Sao Paulo, Brazil by the brothers Marco and Carlo Tonalezzi on guitars and Sergio Goncalves on bass and vocals. With the addition of Tony Fontao on Drums in 1981 Cerbero's classic formation was complete. The idea was to play the fastest and heaviest metal we could come up with and at the same time keep it musical and interesting for us and our audience. The band started gigging at several of new venues that were opening up in Sao Paulo.(Rainbow Bar, Lira Paulistana, Carbono 14, Vila Mariana, Fofinho Rock Club, etc...) In a very short time, Cerbero amounted a considerable number of very loyal friends and fans which packed every show. At the time...there was the embrio of what would become a major movement towards a more aggressive, fast and powerful form of 'Metal'. The terms Thrash, Power and Speed Metal had just started to appear. Metallica, Motörhead, Iron Maiden and Anthrax were doing very good and Cerbero was doing it's best to become Brazil's prime example of that musical genre. Cerbero's 'Official Bootleg Live at the Rainbow, SP, Brazil 1983' CD is one of the very few recordings available from what many consider the very first true Thrash/Speed/Power Metal band from Brazil. The recording was made live with bare minimum equipment. Come to think of it, it is pretty amazing that they even exist al all. With that said...we hope that you enjoy them for what they are...a bunch of guys giving all they've got and an amazing amount of energy being exchanged between the band and the audience!