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.
Forging Metal2009 [Full-length, CD]
Running time - 50:43
Chrome Heart2004 [Single, Digital]
Running time - 5:21
Revelation2003 [EP, CD]
Running time - 11:23
Hazy Tales2001 [Demo, CD]
Running time - 25:47