Horcas ("Gallows") is a Heavy Metal band from Argentina created in 1988, two years after the dissolution of V8 by that band's guitar player, Osvaldo Civile. The band's growth was hampered by the constant changing of members.HORCAS GENRES
With Civile at the main guitar, Adri√°n Zucchi at the second guitar, Eddie Walker at the bass, Gabriel Ganzo behind the drums and Hugo Ben√≠tez as lead singer, the group became well-known and, by 1990, they recorded their first album, "Reinar√° la tempestad" ("The tempest will reign").
By the year 1992, Zucchi had already left the band. In this year they released "O√≠d mortales el grito sangrado" ("Hear, oh mortals, the bleeding cry", a twist to the opening line of the Argentine Anthem: "O√≠d mortales el grito sagrado" -"Hear, oh mortals, the sacred cry"-) with two members gone from the band (now Oscar Castro, played second guitar and Norberto "Topo" ("Mole") Y√°√Īez the bass). This is regarded by critics and fans alike as their best album. In 1993 Horcas opened for Mot√∂rhead and Metallica. Management problems provoked a discographic silence for more the 5 years, though the band kept playing live.
The edition in 1997 of their third album, "Vence", opened a new chapter in teh band's history; by this time, other musicians had left the band and were replaced by: Sebasti√°n Coria (second guitar), Guillermo De Luca (drums), and Walter Meza (lead vocals).
In the first months of 1999 they recorded "Eternos", the last album before Civile's tragic suicide by gun shooting.
* Reinar√° la tempestad, 1990
* Oid mortales el grito sangrando, 1994
* Vence, 1997
* Eternos, 1999
* Horcas, 2002
* Horcas vive, 2003
* Demencial, 2004
HORCAS LYRICAL THEMES
politics, economics, social denounce
Argentina (Buenos Aires), formed in 1988
HORCAS CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Soy Rock (Popart)
HORCAS CURRENT LINE-UP
Walter Meza - Vocals (Aleación, Jerikó, Odisea, Piramide)
Gabriel Lis - Guitar
Sebastián Coria - Guitar
Topo Yáñez - Bass
Guillermo De Luca - Drums
HORCAS PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Adrian Zuchi - Guitars (Traidor)
Eddie Walker - Bass (Lethal (Arg), Razones Concientes)
Gabriel Ganzo - Drums (El Dragon, Razones Concientes)
Hugo Benitez - Vocals (Metralla)
Oscar Castro - Guitar (ex-Lethal (Arg))
Christian Bertoncelli - Vocals (Imperio, Renacer)
Osvaldo Civile (R.I.P.) - Guitar (V8 (Arg), Te de Brujas)