The band was founded by Bes Trefoil in 1999 in
Minsk, Belarus. He became the leader, main composer and the front
man. In summer'2001 BARRACUDA made it's debut with album "in
carna", which was released by DeathBell Productions. From
the musical point of view album was a rhythmic mix of brutal death,
thrash, core and industrial. Low-tuned guitars, roaring bass,
grinding drum-machine and deep growling vocals. By the end of
the recording Tref established the first line-up: himself - guitar
and vocals, Daz - bass, Vital - drums. In autumn'2001 the band
got to the big stage and began it's concert activity.
that time BARRACUDA successfully played at numerous gigs, took
part in radio shows and regularly had good media responses. "in
carna" got positive reviews and was warmly accepted by the
audience. By the results of Metal Music Magazine vote "The
best belarusian metal band-2001" BARRACUDA took 4-th place
among more than 40 bands.
summer'2002 - winter'2003 Bes Trefoil recorded the second album,
featuring "guest" vocals of digital-hardcore band Ambassador21.
The album was named "GLYBA", which means a huge monolith
stone. It is the evolution of "in carna" concept, with
more expressive modern sound and better quality. Death-core guitar
riffing, powerful rhythm-section, furious growl and industrial
backgrounds contributed to the original BARRACUDA sound. The material
is more dynamic, various, bright and mature. Music combines extreme
energy and hit potential.
2003-2004 Trefoil changed the line-up, and as a result BARRACUDA
got more enthusiastic and skilled musicians: Viatt Chserni (bass),
Grover (guitar) and niKOT (drums). The new blood made it's job:
the band continued and raised concert activity at various gigs,
including Metal Heads Mission-5 (Eupatoria, Ukraine) and Merciless
East-2 (Chelm, Poland) international fests, conquering new fans
from different countries.
played on one stage with Pungent Stench, Parricide, Dead Infection,
Hate, Toxic Bonkers, Adultery, Squash Bowels, Neolith, Devilyn,
Trauma and many others.
the end of 2004 the band got 2 professional modern video clips
for the songs "Dark Cult" and "Eat Dust, Swallow
Dirt!" from "GLYBA" album, plus “Glyba” live video
with studio sound.
developed and raised its authenticity, moving on to the next evolution
step. Our stylistics on each stage of creation is a mix of various
elements of extreme and alternative trends, but with a unique
atmosphere. BARRACUDA music is original, easily recognizable,
songs stick to memory. It's a blasting and rocking industrial
death-core, diluted with psychedelic spatial atmosphere and mixed
up with the immortal rock 'n' roll spirit.
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