In 1985 Master obtained a record deal with Combat Records after recording an albums worth of demo tracks which were not released until 2003 by Displeased Records as Unreleased 1985 album. In 1990 the band was signed by the German label Nuclear Blast Records, who also had contracted Speckmann’s other band Abomination.
In 1991, the second album was released: On the Seventh Day God Created … Master, featuring Paul Masvidal on lead guitar, followed by the Collection of Souls in 1993 both on Nuclear Blast. Thereafter their record deal ended and Master went on hiatus to find a new record label. Five years layer, Faith Is in Season was released on Pavement Records. Speckmann then focused on several other projects, including the resurrected Abomination and eventually joined the Czech band Krabathor, for which Speckmann relocated to the Czech Republic. In 2002 the next album was released, titled Let’s Start a War by System Shock, which also contracted Krabathor. In 2003 Spirit of the West followed, and Spirit of the West in 2004, on the same label. Master then switched labels again, to the German label Twilight Vertrieb and released Four More Years of Terror in 2005. The new album Slaves to Society was released in May 2007. The band will embark on a European tour in May and June, followed by yet another tour with Chicago legend Lividity beginning on September 8th 2007 until the 30th.
Master continues to tour and record albums.
Over the years, Claustrofobia has taken their energetic live show across their native Brazil, the rest of South America and beyond to Europe gathering up a passionate and avid fanbase. Europe is lucky enough to face another imminent ‘Claustro’ onslaught as the band has recently announced a headline ‘European Visceral Tour’ between April – June 2015.
To date the band has shared the stage with the likes Soulfly, Destruction, In Flames, Brujeria, Napalm Death, Vader, Krisiun, Helmet, Hate Eternal, Ratos de Porão, Paul Di Anno and Sepultura amongst many more.
With all that experience, the band is still filled with a passion and energy for their music and performance, and will always stay loyal to their music. The future is bright for Claustrofobia as they are fresh from recording with legendary producer Russ Russell [Napalm Death, The Exploited, Dimmu Borgir…]. The untitled album, which as of yet does not have any label attachment, will be ready to annihilate nearer the end of 2015.
‘Claustro is here to stay’