Klepht is a Portuguese band that, despite being formed in 2000, only released their first album in 2008.

From the first album of the same name (Klepht), four singles came out: “Por uma Noite”, “Embora Doa”, “Antes e Além” and “Erros por Defeito”. The first two stayed at the top of national radio airplay for more than a year. With the first album, the band gave more than 45 concerts, including two concerts and a press conference on the Second Life platform. The theme “Embora Doa” appears on the soundtrack of the soap opera Lua Vermelha, by SIC, with the band also making a small appearance in the soap opera, where they appear playing in a bar.

Two years later, the band became independent, and without a label they traveled to the USA to record the album with Sylvia Massy, ​​producer of artists such as Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Tool or Johnny Cash, Prince or Smashing Pumpkins. The band spent a month and a half living in Weed (California) to record their second album Hipocondria. Four singles were released from this album: “Tudo de Novo”, “Explicação”, “Idade da Estupidez” and “Calma”.

On October 30th, at Casa da Música, they recorded the first 3D concert film filmed in Portugal, Klepht 3D at Casa da Música, which could be seen in cinemas in Lisbon and Porto.

In 2011, the band opened the concert of the North American band, Bon Jovi, at Parque da Bela Vista, in Lisbon. They shared this opening with the Portuguese band RedLizzard, winner of a Rádio Comercial competition.

Klepht were nominated for the title of Best Portuguese Act at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards, which would be won by singer Aurea.

After 2 years of playing Hipocondria, and after the departure of two members of the band, Klepht returned to the studio, recording their third album initially called Narcose and which would be called Sim upon its release in 2016. The first single from album was called “YES.”. The second single followed, “21/6”, a theme in a summer atmosphere and the third single would be “Manual de uma Conquista”.

Name origin
In the 15th century when the Ottoman Empire invaded Greece, a group of Greeks remained independent in the mountains of Greece. They were the “Klephts”. Diogo stated at the Second Life conference that they felt they were warriors just like the Klephts for having survived without any CD for eight years.

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