Tarantula was formed in October 1981. By that time the Barros brothers were just kids dreaming about a musical career. After successful gigs in Portugal and Germany and two demo - tapes, the band signed their first record deal in 1987. The self intituled album was the first one released in Portugal by an heavy metal album and sold out in just a couple of weeks.
In 1990 "Kingdom of Lusitania" was released putting the band's name in the international metal scene. They received several record deal proposals but their label, the multinational Polygram, didn't cooperate with the band. The regular shows and the Rock'n'School (rock music school created by the musicians) occupied a lot of time and only in 1993 (" Tarantula III ") and 1995 (" Freedom's Call ") they released new albums. These works had excellent reviews in European, South American and Japanese press and led them to more tours in Portugal and Spain.
In 2001 a double tribute/compilation CD was released by Recital.34 bands participated, 31 Portuguese and 3 Brasilian (Delpht,Vers´Over,Santarem)