Painstruck are a doom-death band from Portugal formed in August 1997. The current members of the group are Nuno Loureiro, Raul Vicente, and Paulo Lafaia.
Debut and demo tape
Arising from a very assorted musical scene, the band played under the name of Breed-Machine until changing their musical structure. The founding members were Nuno Loureiro (lead guitar and vocals), Paulo Lafaia (drums), Alexandre Afonso (bass guitar), and Ricardo Correia (guitar). All of them had previous projects, including Nuno Merciless Death, Exiled, Sublevel, Disaffected, Grog, and Squad. All of the members had also played with Mortify.The band started to work on songs that aimed to describe ideals and emotions. They began to tour, and in the last two weeks of December 1998, they released a demo tape. The tape was produced by Nuno Loureiro and recorded in the band's rehearsal room.
Aggressive Ways to Pacify
In April 1999, work on the debut album, Aggressive Ways to Pacify, began in the Re