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The Joke?

Thrash Metal
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

The Joke? was formed in June of 1992 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The band relied on a mixture of sounds and styles based on the different and diverse musical influences of its members to form it's identity. Following their thrash metal influences, the band released The Death of the Brittle Biscuit in 1995. In 1998, they released a 4-song demo CD. In 2001, with a new members and a more alternative sound, they released the album Beware of the Dog. In 2005, the band was on the road with their new album Cockroach. Also released in November of 2005 was their first video for “Veniste.” Cockroach was a totally independent production, with the band involved in each step of the creative process. As with everything that The Joke? does, you can see their hunger and attitude by the sincere way they emulate Brazilian culture.

Discography

1995 The Death of the Brittle Biscuit
1998 Demo Ensaio
2001 Beware of the Dog
2005 Cockroach

The Death of the Brittle Biscuit

1995 Independent

Daniel - Vocals
Wagner - Guitars
Giordano - Bass
Lezma - Drums

  1. The Death of the Brittle Biscuit (3:36)
  2. Admonished (4:24)
  3. Believe or Do Not Believe (3:49)
  4. Psalm 23 (3:32)
  5. Death Bubble (3:52)
  6. Deceiver Beetles (3:24)
  7. Good Beliefs (2:42)
  8. The Guide (3:53)
  9. Jerico (1:59)
  10. Measure (demo) (3:21)
  11. Head'N Body (demo) (3:24)
  12. Blood Against Blood (demo) (3:06)
  13. Cocoon (demo) (2:22)

Demo Ensaio

1998 Independent

Simon - Vocals
Wagner - Guitars
Giordano - Bass
Lezma - Drums

  1. Measure (3:19)
  2. Head'n Body (3:23)
  3. Blood Against Blood (3:04)
  4. Cocoon (2:20)

Beware of the Dog

2001 Independent

  1. The Croo (3:53)
  2. Violation (3:13)
  3. Stones Would Do (5:34)
  4. Piracema (3:41)
  5. This Ice Burns (3:11)
  6. Race (4:05)
  7. Visiucruciphobia (3:28)
  8. Betralha (2:55)
  9. Beware of the Dog (4:36)
  10. Broken Eggs (2:35)
  11. Enter (2:13)

Cockroach

2005 Independent

  1. Veniste (1:54)
  2. Cockroach (4:28)
  3. Earth Machine (4:50)
  4. Shut up Cruel (3:58)
  5. Say No in the Land Yes You Can (3:32)
  6. Brazilian Dreams (6:00)
  7. The Old Guy and the Fly (4:17)
  8. Substance (4:23)
  9. Yahweh's Love (3:04)
  10. Sophia (5:09)
  11. Sublime (4:03)