Jairo Guedz talks to Chaoszine about new band The Troops Of Doom: “I wanted to bring back the atmosphere of old Sepultura”

Author Flavia Andrade - 6.5.2022

Brazilian death metal super-group The Troops Of Doom, featuring former Sepultura guitarist Jairo “Tormentor” Guedz alongside bassist/vocalist Alex Kafer (Enterro, Explicit Hate, ex-Necromancer), drummer Alexandre Oliveira (Southern Blacklist, Raising Conviction), and guitarist Marcelo Vasco (Patria, Mysteriis, and acclaimed graphic artist for the likes of Slayer, Kreator, Machine Head, Soulfly, and Hatebreed), have recently released their first full-length album, “Antichrist Reborn”. The band’s debut was released on April 15, 2022, via Alma Mater Records – run by Moonspell‘s Fernando Ribeiro – and digitally released by Blood Blast Distribution.

Following their critically acclaimed EPs “The Rise Of Heresy” (2020) and “The Absence of Light” (2021), which have been lauded by both the international music press and fans alike, on “Antichrist Reborn” the band revisits the essence of ‘80s-style death metal, exploring a more primitive sound that takes its listeners back to that era, while remaining fresh, genuine, and ferociously heavy.

In a recent statement, Moonspell frontman and Alma Mater Records owner Fernando Ribeiro said about the band: “I have been a fan of Brazilian extreme music, namely death metal, since the late eighties. It shaped me as a musician and as a metalhead as much or maybe even more than the the classic extreme metal bands from Europe and the US. “Antichrist Reborn” holds the key to open the gates and unleash those demons upon us in 2022! It’s just the brilliant missing link between that past and the glorious Troops Of Doom future. My head is in the clouds and I am totally psyched to have this top of the chain band in my label. You won’t believe how hellishly strong this record is; The Troops of Doom will claim the title of best death metal album of the year!”

“Antichrist Reborn” was mixed by Swedish producer Peter Tägtgren at The Abyss Studio and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Blacklounge Studio, Sweden. Featuring very special guest musicians such as João Gordo (Ratos de Porão) and Alex Camargo & Moyses Kolesne (Krisiun), The Troops Of Doom unleash true oldschool death metal in its purest form: dirty, primitive, and brutally powerful as it should be. The cover art was painted by Sergio “AlJarrinha” Oliveira, the artist behind Sepultura‘s “Bestial Devastation” original artwork.

Chaoszine had the opportunity to catch up with Jairo “Tormentor” Guedz recently to talk about The Troops Of Doom‘s new release, “Antichrist Reborn”, and what makes it sound like the ’80s while remaining so current. He also discussed his influences and inspirations, as well as his time in Sepultura, and why he left the band as they embarked on an critically acclaimed musical career.

You can check out the full video interview below:

You can also check out “Antichrist Reborn” music videos released so far: