Hardcore since 1984

ARD was founded in the fall of 1984 in Gama (a sattelite city near Brasília, Federal Dsitrict, Brazil). Their first recording was the 1986 split LP Ataque as Hordas do Poder, which they shared with B-sbh, a punk band from Brasília. This was the first ever hardcore record from the central region of Brazil. A.R.D. was known then by their original name: Stuhlzäpchen von N (“Nuclear Supository” in German). After this split record, the band changed their name to the more “user-friendly” A.R.D. (After Radioactive Destruction).Current members: Gilmar (baixo e voz), Virgílio (guitarra e voz) Band goals: To warn and fight against environmental crimes and to combat capitalism, supporting the idea of a permanent fight against social and political problems, that, as they seem to be considered basically the same all over the world, justify the use of different languages in their lyrics (English, Portuguese, Spanish, German), a hallmark characteristic of the band since its foundation. WWW.ARDBAND.COM     Photo by Giu.