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Thornafire - Biography




THORNAFIRE started out in 1998 with the unique idea of playing Death Metal. At that time the line-up included César Acuña (vocals), David Liempi and Víctor Mac-Namara (guitars), Alexis Muñoz (bass and vocals), and Víctor Vergara (drums). One year later two songs were recorded to be their first demo called Granded For All Somberness. With that tape and a savage live show the band started to achieve a strong name in the local scene.
After some line-up changes, an MCD entitled Mortus Tenebrae Surrectus was released in 2001 and received many good reviews from the local and international metal media and with that THORNAFIRE became one of the most promising Chilean extreme metal acts. This MCD contains six songs of annihilating Death Metal. It was distributed all over Chile as well as many trades were done with several labels and bands from South America, the USA and Europe by now it's almost sold out!

In early 2003 a tour through the North of Chile and Bolivia was booked with Alexis Muñoz (bass and vocals), Eduardo Díaz (drums), Víctor Mac-Namara and Germán Vazques (guitars). Then a show with Czech's Pandemia in Santiago and further gigs in the South of the country. To finish an amazing year, more shows were played abroad this time in Argentina.

In the middle of 2005 the band recorded their debut LP Exacerbated Gnostic Manifestation, a record that marks the debut of their new drummer Juan Pablo Donoso, known for his brutal work with Sadism. This record was a milestone in brutality, a masterpiece of hate.

Ibex Moon Records, the label created by Incantation mastermind John McEntee, signed THORNAFIRE. The band's full-length debut Exacerbated Gnostic Manifestation was released in April 2007 through RED Distribution. On July 21st, 2009 THORNAFIRE released Vorex Deconstrucción through Ibex Moon Records. Two years in the works, the follow-up to Exacerbated Gnostic Manifestation is sure to be another metal of death tour de force" according to a press release comment. "The act has captured the true spirit of a Southern American Death Metal style that worships at the altar of the ancient ones and takes its cues from bands like Morbid Angel, Krisiun, (early) Sepultura, and Pentagram (Chile), while putting its own unique spin on the genre."

In July 2010 THORNAFIRE made their first tour through Europe, appearing in Austria, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Obscene Extreme Festival.
On June 2nd, 2011, THORNAFIRE had the distinct honor of warming up the stage for almighty Slayer when the thrash titans brought their World Painted Blood Tour to South America. Understandably, the band is marking this occasion as a huge moment in their career.
Next was another tour through Argentina in November 2011, after which Alexis was out of the band in good terms, because of his family and business compromises.

After two years in the process the band's third album Eclipse Nox Coagula was recorded between January and April 2012 featuring a new and savage member, Christian Argandoña on vocals. This release is a voyage into the darkest abyss, which by now is the band mark of this southern Death Metal assault.

THORNAFIRE revealed in Summer 2013 that they had signed a new contract with German-based label FDA Rekotz, and that they had recruited a new drummer, Nikko Pagani.

Source: Official site