Horcas is an Argentine heavy metal band from Buenos Aires. He was trained in 1988 by Osvaldo Civile.
After the departure of Osvaldo Civile from V8 in 1985, this one decides to form a group of the name of Horcas. During his time in Brazil, Civile listened to Metallica's Ride the Lightning and decided to adopt a similar sound. In 1987, Horcas records his first demo, which includes the songs Mentes perversas, Reinará the tempestad, Cosas enfermas and Ardiendo in llamas>.
The first version of Horcas on tour consists of Civil Guitar solo, Adrián Zucchi on rhythm guitar, Eddie Walker on bass, Gabriel Ganzo on drums, and Hugo Benítez on vocals. In his stage debut, Horcas performed at the Sociedad Japonesa de Rosario (Province of Santa Fe) in front of more than 600 people. They also play during the Helloween, in San Martín. The group is rapidly gaining popularity. In 1990, Horcas signed a contract with the independent label Radio Trípoli, to which he published his first album Reinará la Tempestad >>>.
In 1991, bassist Eddie Walker left the band and was replaced by Norberto "Topu" Yáñez, and Oscar Castro put on the rhythm guitar. With this formation, the group publishes its second album, Oíd Mortals el Grito Sangrado, that is inspired by the Argentine anthem Oíd mortales el grito sagrado >>>. The album includes the hit song Solución Suicida. In 1993, the group was chosen for the opening of a concert of Metallica, Motörhead, Kreator and Exodus during their Argentinian dates. However, internal conflicts lead to the dismissal of all members except bassist Topu Yáñez, in less than a year. This situation, which leads Civil to form an entire group again, also leads to problems with their label that will prevent the band from recording for five years, which will seriously jeopardize its popularization.