My name is Lidio Ruas, I am 30 years old. I live in Belo Horizonte - Brazil, the capital of extrem metal in south america. Bands like Sepultura, Sarcofago, Chakal, Multilator and Overdose are here from my town. I met Crashdiet around 2003, when they were releasing the first demo. I worked here in a Guns N`Roses tribute band that also called Crashdiet, when one day we received an email from a guy named dave lepard cursing us :" hey guys, you stole the name of my band." I've told this story here years ago when I used another nick, but I lost the password of my old log-in. When we receive the email we decided to check the sound of that Swedish band. And at first, I thought the band horrible. But while, the look, the logo, the attitude stuck in my head and when he released the first official album I just freaked out. After the tragedy with Dave, I had the pleasure of meeting here in Belo Horizonte members of the Swedish band, Watain, who told me some stories about Dave. The drummer played them with a jaquete with a giant patch with the Crashdiet logo .For some reason (I prefer not comment that), I refused to watch the first show of the band in Brazil, but when Simon joined the band, and they released the great generation wyld, I dont think twice and bought the ticket for the show in Rio de Janeiro. I won a promotion made by the producer of the show and had the opportunity to meet the band in the backstage after the show. It was a cool moment. I took a few cds of brazilian metal bands to Eric, took a shirt of the band that I worked on season called dust devil to peter , and then went back to my town with a big smile on my face. I was the guy who did an internet campaign to help my guitarist friend Crhis Young, to fulfill his dream: play one song live with crashdiet. thank god everything went right, and Chris play Tickett with them in sao paulo, one night before the concert in Rio de Janeiro. I think we both realize our dreams. Besides the Crashdiet,'m crazy for bands like, new york dolls, kiss, hanoi rocks, faith no more, guns n roses, judas priest, Tigertailz, pretty boy floyd, dissection, def leppard, johnny thunders (god s2), ramones and many many more. I'm also a collector of CDs, vinyl and also have passion for collecting bootleg dvd by several bands, concert flyers and my great passion... guitar picks. Now in March I will see the band for the second time, this time in sao paulo. I hope to review the personnel of the band, Chris and many friends who are also fans of the band and live in Brazil but not in the same city as me. well, I think is that.
hello guys, thank you all for the welcome . yes yes this band was here in Brazil I worked on it. but then must explain to that it was just a tribute to guns n roses and we were changing the band name to wisache because we are starting to compose our own music. we exchanged a few emails with dave but then lost the contact. that story is story was funny and so that way I met Crashdiet o /