Mukeka di Rato was formed in the beginning of 1995, in the city of Vila Velha, Brazil. They aimed to make fast hardcore music with Portuguese lyrics. The band was formed in 1995 with Sandro (vocals), Mozine (bass), Dudu (guitars) and Brek (drums). In 2001 Sandro left the band and Bebê took his position until 2006 when he left the group for personal and musical reasons. Sandro then came back to the original band formation. Their name was chosen after reading a magazine article which told the story of some Pernambuco’s citizens who used to eat mice found on garbage.