Blame Zeus is a Rock band, from Vila Nova de Gaia, Oporto, Portugal, which began in December 2010.
Originally it was formed by Sandra Oliveira (voice), Ricardo Silveira (drums; ex- Gangrena), Luís Carvalho (guitar) and Diogo Vidinha (bass). Their main objective was to create excellent and innovative music, and above all pleasurable to play and sing.
Inspired by the old school of Rock and Metal, but focused on doing something new, they intertwine rich melodies with interesting lyrics, creating intimate surroundings with a strong Rock sound, and combining heavy guitars with the raw tone of the human voice.
The year of 2011 was dedicated exclusively to composing new original songs, and to the construction of the identity of the band.
For personal and professional reasons, Luís Carvalho leaves Blame Zeus in December 2012, closing a 2-year cycle, and André Ribeiro fills in his spot. Already known from previous collaborations with Sandra and Ricardo, the former member of Oblique Rain takes his place as the band's guitarist.
In just three months, with intensive work, in March 2013 Blame Zeus start performing live. They play at Metalpoint; in the Motard Club Campense in Santo Tirso, and participate in various band competitions in Matosinhos, Amarante, Famalicão, among others , always with the aim of promoting the band and making their music reach as many people as possible . This whole process was also accompanied by the sound technician and musician Rui Barreiros, who greatly contributed to improve their sound.
Meanwhile, the need arose to search for a second guitarist or keyboardist: someone to expand creative horizons and explore other possibilities, apart from making the existing songs sound more complete in a live situation. In September 2013 they received for this position Vítor Braga. The band continues to play live until December, ending the year with the Hard Club gig, opening for Kandia.
In February 2014 they start recording IDENTITY at Raising Legends Studio, with producer André Matos. In April their fans help fund the album through a successful crowd funding project. In July they sign with Raising Legends Records, and on the 1st of September their debut album IDENTITY is officially released. In November and December 2014 they tour with R.A.M.P, a renowned portuguese metal band. In March 2015 they released their first official video to their second single “The Apprentice”. Nowadays they continue to play live as much as possible while, at the same time, creating new songs for their second album.