Together , in 1975 , they established what would be the basic foundations of" TANTRA " .The name of the group was chosen by Manuel Cardoso after his Raja Yoga meditation experiences and contact with Indian culture . They assembled a first group of musicians with whom they recorded their first and only Single . From this formation only the following musicians continued to the second phase ; Manuel Cardoso ( electric guitar ) , Armando Gama ( keyboards ) and Américo Luis ( bass ). It´s when Tó Zé Almeida joins the band , as fulltime drummer , that the real original formation of " TANTRA " comes toghether . In 1977 ´s winter the band gives it´s first concert in CineTeatro da Encarnação in what was to be a memorable night for the band and the public .Everyone in the audience , including the media , was ecstatic with the bands music . From that concert´s two track tape , remastered , the cd " Live Ritual " was edited . Soon the band was established as the main rock group in Portugal . The band then recorded " Mistérios e Maravilhas " (1978) , the band´s first album , that did bring them to public as the only Portuguese Sinfonic Rock group to be able to put out records and back them up with live concerts all over the country with original music and portuguese lyrics . After a while Armando Gama left the band and was replaced , temporarely , by Pedro Mestre .The reason for this was that the soon to be " TANTRA "´s keyboard player Pedro Luis still had some concerts to do with his own jazz group and so the band needed a keyboardist for their live gigs. Before he left the band Pedro Mestre composed a music for the band , " JI " , that was most welcome due to it´s quality and empaty with the bands spirit . After around one year of packed live gigs all over Portugal and hard weekly rehearsals dedicated to composing new musics , the band went into studio , already with Pedro Luis on keyboards , and the colaboration of Pedro Mestre and Tony Moura , to finally record their second album " Holocausto " which was an instant success both with the press and the public. It even received a best record of the year award . Again , about one year of live concerts , now with the colaboration of Tony Moura , an experienced guitar player , that helped with the guitars that Manuel Cardoso could not play when involved with the stage teatrical scenes that ocasionally came up during the show . After these two records , with portuguese lyrics , the band decided to make a return to the roots and do an album sung in english with a Rock Sinfonic / New Wave feeling : " Humanoid Flesh " This album really worked out great live , throughout the 1980/1981´s Tour , with the public responding well to the music, but was not played on the radio and had bad critics on behalf of it´s lyrics being in english and on moving away from the Sinfonic Progressive musical line . This reaction to a natural creative mood and evolution , as the band saw it , created an unconfortable feeling in the band towards this state of things . After all , it was " TANTRA " , the group that had started ( in it´s generation ) the Portuguese Rock revolution , the first to be successfull playing their own original , portuguese sung , Portuguese Rock ! The group that , for years , had defended Portuguese language live and in studio was being pointed out for singing in English . The year was 1981, and the band decided to suspend it´s existence ! Today the band , reestructured by Manuel Cardoso , has just released a new independent CD album named " TERRA " with ten ( 10 ) new musics and a new version of " Á Beira do Fim " (2001) , that you can find in the Discography and Music for Your Ears sections . 4) A Brazilian band 5) "Tantra" is also an Argentinean experimental/ alternative/psychedelic band. 6) Tantra is a Multi-genre Hindi & English rock band combining music from all over the world in one place.. It is a mix of cult, taste, tradition, friendship, morals, meanings, and most important - vast and various genres of MUSIC. we perform from soothing slow Hindi (Bollywood/album) songs to ear tearing grunge death metal to highly elevated pop, rock tracks & Rhythm clad lyrics rich Sufi to patriotic enc... 7) Tantra was also a band from Australia who released a single, "Scream". There is hardly any information about this band.
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