Tantra were a Portuguese symphonic-rock band that released two albums and a standalone single on EMI between 1976 and 1978, followed by a third album on Valentim de Carvalho in 1981. Guitarist/vocalist Manuel Cardoso resurrected the nameplate at century’s end for a further round of discs in the early 2000s.

Members: Manuel Cardoso (guitar), Armando Gama (keyboards, 1975-81), Américo Luis (bass, 1975-81), Pedro Luis (keyboards, 1975-81), TóZé Almeida (drums, 1975-81)


  • “Novos Tempos” / “Alquimia da Luz” (1976)
  • Mistérios e Maravilhas (1977)
  • Holocausto (1978)
  • Humanoid Flesh (1981)

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