Acácio Carvalho


2003-2005 Dark Avenger - drums  
2005- Vougan - drums  

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Acácio Carvalho started playing the drums at age 10. He has studied with many tutors in Brasília-Brazil (his hometown), with whom he has learned the first "steps" about his instrument.

At age 14, Acacio had been in contact with heavier bands and drummers, getting more interested and feeling more deep-inside in double bass techiniques.

During this time Acacio started playing in local bands, where he had the opportunity of improve his techinical and artistical skills. Among the bands he had been in, one can point at Amrtam, Black Sunrise and Death Cover.

Such works gave him a strong visibility among his local public, bringing the invitation for the legendary band "Dark Avenger". Playing among other musicians from all over the country, he was chosen to fit the vacancy.

At 17, Acacio had his first opportunity to spread his work abroad. With Dark Avenger, He went through all parts of Brazil, taking part in heavy metal festivals in Brazil and recorded a live album entitled "Alive in the Dark" which was recorded in Sao Paulo and had the participation of an Orquestra on the stage.

During these times, Acacio was interviewed by the American Magazine "Modern Drummer" where he spoke about his album recordings, his setup, and also his career and details about his new band.

In June 2005, with the end of Dark Avenger, Acacio decided to set up a new project, with his old friends from the band (also ex-Dark Avengers) Hugo Santiago and Gzus. It would be a daring and totally new project, in which it refers to heavy metal and music in general. Based on this concept, was created Vougan.

In March 2007 Acacio inaugurated in Brasília his drum's institution, entitled "Metal Drummers". Even better, it was considered the first drum's institution especialized in heavy metal in whole Brazil.

Nowadays Acácio is touring with Vougan, giving drum clinics and recording with several artists worldwide.