Portuguese heavy metal group from Valadares (Gaia – Oporto) formed in 1981 by Luís and Paulo Barros initially under the name Mac Zac. In 1985 after a significant line-up change a new and definitive moniker was adopted: TARANTULA.

TARANTULA toured and did innumerous concerts as headliners and as a support act for some of the most revered artists (Deep Purple, Motorhead, Testament, Manowar, Helloween, Gamma Ray…), literally built their own recording facility – Rec ‘n’ Roll Studios, and a music school.

In 2021, the band celebrated 40 years of career with a new album: “Thunder Tunes From Lusitania”.


Jorge Marques – Vocals
Paulo Barros – Guitar
Luis Barros – Drums
José Aguiar – Bass


Tarantula – Album (1987)
Kingdom of Lusitania – Album (1990)
Tarantula III – Album (1993)
Freedom’s Call – Album (1995)
Light Beyond the Dark – Album (1998)
Dream Maker – Album (2001)
Metamorphosis – Album (2005)
Spiral of Fear – Album (2010)
Thunder Tunes from Lusitania – Album (2021)