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Biography

When you talk about Brazilian Metal, two trends come in mind: melodic or extreme. HAZY HAMLET, founded in 1999, brings at the time some alternative to old-school heavy metal lovers, being highlighted for the neat independent work. The special care with its releases helps the group to draw attention of specialized press and build a solid reputation - even being based far from any big Metal center.

Three "demo" materials are released before the band's debut, the earlier two selling out quickly and distributed worldwide, and the later one released as downloadable single. During this period HAZY HAMLET plays for a crowd of 5000 headbangers aside the melodic Brazilian act SHAMAN.

The previous works pave the way for HAZY HAMLET's first full-length, FORGING METAL, self-produced and released in 2009. Praises are received worldwide, and FORGING METAL is distributed in USA, Mexico, France, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Japan. The album is chosen the best of 2009 by "All the Bangers webzine" (BRA) and 5th by "The Gates of Metal" (POR).

With the great repercussion, HAZY HAMLET is invited by Bart Gabriel to have a song included in his killer "Monuments of Steel" compilation and by German label Remedy Records to record a song for a tribute to W.A.S.P.

A move to another city and a serious dysphonia by singer Arthur Migotto made the band cancel its plans of tour in 2011 and halt activities for his treatment. To regather the scattered members and prepare the comeback from a 2-year hiatus, Arthur Migotto composes a whole new album by distance, which the band records with no previous rehearsal and improved solos and arrangements. FULL THROTTLE is forged - a cult Metal riff-driven work with lots of influences from the NWOBHM.

Name

Hazy Hamlet

Country

Brazil

Activity

1999-Present

Genre(s)

Classic Heavy Metal

Line-up

Arthur Migotto (V)
Julio Bertin (G)
Fabio Nakahara (B)
Cadu Madera (D)

For fans of

NWOBHM, DIO, Iron Maiden, Grave Digger

Links

Official Website Facebook Twitter MySpace

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Discography

COVER ARTWORK - Forging Metal

Forging Metal

2009 [Full-length, CD]
Running time - 50:43
Independent
COVER ARTWORK - Chrome Heart

Chrome Heart

2004 [Single, Digital]
Running time - 5:21
Independent
COVER ARTWORK - Revelation

Revelation

2003 [EP, CD]
Running time - 11:23
Independent
COVER ARTWORK - Hazy Tales

Hazy Tales

2001 [Demo, CD]
Running time - 25:47
Independent