Punk rock band lined-up in 1983 in Porto Alegre (capital of Rio Grande do Sul). One of their first actions was the establishment of an independent label, Vórtex. They participated in the gaucho rock compilation "Rock Garagem" with the track "Princípio de Nada". In 1985, they produced and released an EP with the songs "Nicotina", "Rock Star" , "O Futuro É Vórtex" e "Surfista Calhorda". The latter broke into radio stations around the country, making the Replicantes - Wander Wildner (vocals), Claudio Heinz (guitar) Heron Heinz (bass) e Carlos Gerbase (drums) - known throughout Brazil.