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Paulo Janela is a composer and producer hailing from Portugal who leads the one-man metal band XmafaX.

At just 12 years old, Janela started dabbling in music, beginning with the piano and eventually leading into the electric guitar. When he was 12, metal was at its prime with heavyweights like Metallica, Helloween, Anthrax, Slayer, King Daimond, Judas Priest and Pantera dominating the charts. Today, Janela continued to play the guitar, bass and keyboard in addition to other hardware including the midi keyboard and various computer programs.

Constantly inspired by Heavy Metal, Gothic, Industrial and EBM music genres, XmafaX’s music remains unprecedented due to his unique style of mixing many genres together.