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Almafuerte is a heavy metal band from Argentina, formed by Ricardo Iorio in 1995 after the dissolution of HermÃ©tica.
In 1994, HermÃ©tica, 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 MartÃnez 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.