Brazilian hardcore legends RATOS DE PORÃO return to the UK this Autumn for the first time in more than twenty years.

Translated as Basement Rats in English, RxDxPx to those who know, the São Paulo quartet will be playing two London shows in support of their latest album, last year's Necropolítica.

Renowned in their homeland for a 42-year career encompassing hardcore, D-beat, thrash metal and crossover, the band have lined up a pair of shows at London's 229 Club on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September, each show featuring a full supporting bill.

On the Saturday, they'll be joined by Sick On The Bus, The Vile and UK-based Brazilians Cabeças Cortadas. Then on the Sunday, UK82 legends The Varukers, Disorder, New York's Disassociate and The Backstreet Abortions support.

"I think this is the right time for Ratos to play a gig in the UK, in a very good venue and with supporting bands that are part of the whole story," says bassist Juninho. "What we've been seeing for many years in the UK is, classic bands playing all the time, obviously Rebellion Fest is where it happens most often, but now it's our turn again. 

"The set list will go through the whole history of the band," he adds. "We took all the records and also always try to play what the public wants to hear more, like the classics."

Tickets for the Saturday show are on sale here, while Sunday tickets can be had here.

Tickets for both shows are also available on DICE.

Fans will get a chance to hang with the band in Camden on the Friday at All Ages Records, Pratt St (3-6pm) and Made in Brasil, Inverness St (6-10pm).


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