Back when Old Trash was first formed, in 2011, grunge was the band’s favorite genre. They have since expanded their range into punk and heavy metal, they have experimented with different rhythms and come up with new things. It was then that the band members realized they didn’t have to restrict themselves to a genre. They had a mission, and this mission required no labels: they wanted to talk about things people could identify with, like pain and overcoming obstacles. Diogo Almeida resembles in many ways the band he founded: just like the band, he, too, doesn’t want to be restricted by labels.
Ever since he was little, Diogo was consumed by his passion for music and for science, driven by the pressing need of understanding how the world works, how rain falls, how gravity operates. At sixteen, he decided to buy his first electric guitar. His dad, ever a stickler for teaching the value of money, said Diogo could work with him at the garage, if he wished, so that he could save enough money for the instrument.