"Almafuerte" is a heavy metal band from Argentina, formed by Ricardo Iorio in 1995 after the dissolution of Hermética.
In 1994, Hermética, a heavy metal band of Argentina, broke up. Bassist Ricardo Iorio formed, one year later, "Almafuerte", with guitarist Claudio "El Tano" Marcielo and drummer Claudio Cardacci.
In 1995 they released the first studio album of the band, ''Mundo Guanaco'', which included songs of Hermetica and V8, and some new ones written by Iorio (most of them referring to social problems).
After the release of the second album ''Del Entorno'', Cardacci was replaced by Rodolfo Marquez, but, one year later, Marquez would be replaced by Walter Martinez, after a demostration with his band Vorax. With Martínez they released their first live album ''En Vida''.
In 1998 they released a self-titled album ''Almafuerte'' and ''Profeta en su Tierra'' and in 1999 their fifth studio album ''A Fondo Blanco''.
In 2001, drummer Martinez was replaced by Bin Valencia. In April they released a new album, ''Piedra Libre'', with 10 new songs. During the 2001 tour, Iorio's wife, Ana Mourin, committed suicide.