Brazilian death metal super-group THE TROOPS OF DOOM unleashes „Chapels Of The Unholy“, first video single of upcoming album “A Mass To The Grotesque”

„The record sounds amazing! Old school as f*ck!
Taking me back to the glory days of Brazilian metal. This album will crush!“
Mille Petrozza (KREATOR)

„Wow, this one hits me hard and drags me straight back to the early 90′, to my youth, when death metal still was fresh, wild and fierce!

Listen and learn kids, this is how music in the name of the horns are done!“
Øystein G. Brun (BORKNAGAR)

May 31, 2024 sees Brazilian death metal extremes, THE TROOPS OF DOOM, unleash their much-awaited, new studio album “A Mass To The Grotesque”! The band’s sophomore full-length will be released as limited LP Vinyl edition and CD Digipack via Alma Mater Records, the Portuguese powerhouse label run by MOONSPELL singer Fernando Ribeiro!

THE TROOPS OF DOOM was formed in 2020, during the pandemic, by the original SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo “Tormentor” Guedz. He recorded the albums “Bestial Devastation” (1985) and “Morbid Visions” (1986). Jairo left the band in 1987, making way for Andreas Kisser, who continues with the band to this day. THE TROOPS OF DOOM’s lineup also includes other significant figures from the Brazilian metal scene, such as guitarist Marcelo Vasco (Patria, Mysteriis), a globally renowned graphic artist known for his work with bands like Slayer, Dee Snider, Kreator, Machine Head, Soulfly, and many others. The vocalist and bassist Alex Kafer, former live guitarist for Matanza, and drummer Alexandre Oliveira, a former member of the band Tianastácia, complete the lineup.

Now, and just exclusively premiered via Metal Injection, the band has shared a first single, the fast-paced rager “Chapels Of The Unholy“! The song is now available on all digital providers at, the crushing video clip is streaming below!

Jairo Tormentor” Guedz comments: „We’ve chosen the track „Chapels Of The Unholy“ as our first single, as we believe it perfectly encapsulates the essence of the album and the direction we are taking with this new release. It’s an intense and fierce song that brings to the surface the roots of our death metal. Besides that, the lyrics talks about the decay of faith and the darkness within the human mind, which are themes intertwined with the concept of this new album. „Chapels Of The Unholy“ not only represents what fans can expect from the album as a whole but also serves as a great introduction to the grotesque world we have created.”

Imagine a death metal world unaltered and pure since the 1990’s, a musical style so dear to the fans, that time, business and trend, could never hurt,“Death Metal Fan Fernando Ribeiro recommends,“Go back to the glorious time where Death Metal reigned supreme, thanks to some bands, artists, studios and an untameable will of progressing and delivering extreme music to its finest shape, like occult jewellery, filigree , brutal yet elegant in its overwhelming task of splitting your ears. The new Troops of Doom album A Mass to the Grotesque, which Alma Mater Records is brutally proud to present, rescues this long forgotten Death Metal class. They are the flag carriers of the authentic Morrisound sound (the legendary Florida studio where this album was mixed and mastered) and they leave no stones unturned on this one. Brace yourself for the best and most authentic Death Metal album in ages!” 

Acclaimed by specialized media as a supergroup, THE TROOPS OF DOOM emerged to revive the classic Death Metal of the 80s, inspired by Sepultura’s early era with Jairo and other influential bands such as Slayer, Celtic Frost, Kreator, and Possessed. It serves as a time machine for those nostalgic for the golden age of Death Metal. In just two years since its formation, the band has released three EPs: “The Rise of Heresy” (2020), “The Absence of Light” (2021), and “Prelude to Blasphemy” (2023), along with their debut album, “Antichrist Reborn”, that was released in 2022 on CD, LP, and Cassette by Alma Mater Records and lauded by both fans and music press alike.

The band is currently gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated second album, “A Mass To The Grotesque”, produced by André Moraes, a multi-talented musician known for his work on Sepultura’s “Dante XXI” and the soundtrack of the film “Lisbela e o Prisioneiro,” at Audio Porto studio in Porto Alegre/RS. The mixing and mastering of the album were done by Jim Morris at the legendary Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida, known for producing some of the greatest Death Metal classics of the 80s and 90s. The cover art was painted by the acclaimed artist Dan Seagrave, responsible for numerous iconic Death Metal album covers. 

In support of “A Mass To The Grotesque”, THE TROOPS OF DOOM have been confirmed to headline the Waves stage at the Brazilian edition of the German festival Summer Breeze, taking place at the Memorial da América Latina in São Paulo this April, followed by their first-ever European Tour in August! Find all upcoming live dates listed below!

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28.04 São Paulo (BRA) @Summer Breeze

02.08 Cottbus (D) @Muggefug 

03.08 Nuremberg (D) @Straßenfest 

04.08 Berlin (D) @Maschinenhaus

05.08 Bamberg (D) @Live Club 

06.08 Halle (D) @ Reil 74 

07.08 The Hague (NL) @Musicon 

08.08 Breda (NL) @Sound Dog

09.08 Doetinchen (NL) @Engelenbak 

10.08 Wermelskirchen (D) @AJZ 

11.08 Hamburg (D) @Indra

12.08 Charleroi (B) @MCP Apache

14.08 Kassel (D) @Goldgrube

15.08 Sosnowiec (PL) @M. Doctrine 

23.08 Almeria (ES) @The Time Club 

24.08 Madrid (ES) @Revi Live 

25.08 Milagres (P) @Milagre Metaleiro


Alex Kafer (vocals and bass)

Jairo „Tormentor“ Guedz (guitar)

Marcelo Vasco (guitar)

Alexandre Oliveira (drums)