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Vastator

Formed: 1986
From: Santiago, Chile
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Vastator News

Below is our complete Vastator news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Vastator Releases Live Video

Chilean heavy metal old schoolers Vastator have released the live video of the track "I love you." The video was recorded live at the Quilmes Metal Fest in Argentina on 04/19/2014. This track was originally included on the album "Night of San Juan," which was released in 2001 independently in Chile and 2007 in North America via Digmetalworld Records. Watch the video below.

This live version of the track "I love You" comes as a advance promo for Vastator's upcoming DVD, which will include music videos along with the whole show recorded in Argentina among the other extras.

Sr. Diaz, singer of Vastator, commented: "We have tons of archives that we would like to share with everyone. It's a debt that we had with our friends and metal brothers that now is time to pay back." Currently the band's current revamped line up is writing material for a new album.

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Song Titles Revealed For "Stronger Than Hate"

Metal music distributor/label Digmetalworld has announced the full tracklist for its 4th compilation album, "Stronger than Hate - Volume 4," containing 15 bands from last year's edition plus five bonus songs, live and single tracks. The album is going to be available for free to download on Mon Dec 17th via Digmetalworld.

Commented its C.E.O/founder Ignacio Orellana: "We have been working since 2007 from our New York base, bringing the best bands from Chile, Brazil and Sweden to the rest of the world. This album is in fact stronger than the earlier releases because it brings a wider variety of metal styles."

The full track list is the following:

01. PIROSAINT - I'd Rather See them Bleed
02. HUINCA - Rapa Nui
03. WARCHEST - Fear of the Machine
04. LEFUTRAY - Screaming in Silence
05. MASTERPIECE - Revenge
06. KATTAH - I Believe
07. ANCESTTRAL - Bloodshed and Violence
08. CONFLICTED - God Is Death
09. INFERIS - Lead The Chain
10. MIERDASTER - Verte Caer
11. KRUDO - Asesino
12. AKBAL - Heredero del Odio
13. NAIOTH - Dance Of Light
14. OBSCENE - Unnamed
15. TERMINAL PROSPECT - Blood Burning Veins
Bonus:
16. MAGMA LAKE - Beyond this Path
17. D1STRAUGHT - Money Equal Death
18. GOATLOVE - Automatic Fire
19. NUCLEAR - The Pain you Asked For (live)
20. VASTATOR - Puñado de Almas (live)

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Vastator Streaming Acoustic EP

Chilean heavy metal band Vastator has released a five song EP called "Acoustic Sessions" for free downloading via Digmetalworld Records. Celebrating its country's independence day, Vastator has released for free these special recordings for all its fans and friends through the web. This is the very first time that the band puts out an album at no cost, and the idea is simple: "To thank to everyone for the support throughout the time".

Watch a video with slide show images of the acoustic show on the following link. This show took place last July at Sala Transmission in Santiago, Chile, where Vastator performed five of its classics in acoustic versions. Sr. Diaz, singer of Vastator commented: "The band wanted to explore new sounds, which is one of the things that has been done constantly. The search of the innovating to bring just the best to our own scene." Stream all five songs below in the player.

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Chilean Compilation For Education Cause Readied

Digmetalworld, in conjunction with Portaldisc/KulMusic, has announced that a preliminary line-up of bands has been confirmed for the compilation "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon." The anthology will feature ten Chilean metal bands and veterans of the scene, each contributing a song to bring heightened awareness the the cause of nationwide free education in Chile. The concept that "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon" emphasizes is that education should be the right of the masses and not a privilege of the wealthy or private sector.

With a tentative release date in early 2013, Digmetalworld has established November 2nd as the cut off date for artists wishing to submit a song. Currently, the bands Rex, Sinsilencio, Ultra Mortal, Rajavana, Krudo, Pirosaint and Ratzinger have confirmed their presence on the compilation. Ivan Vega of Ratzinger wrote the track "R3volucion" especially for the album, and even Sr. Diaz of veteran old schoolers Vastator will be backing up Pirosaint on vocals.

This will be one of the first musical offerings from Pirosaint since 1997, and Sr. Diaz backing them up was opportune considering the band currently has no vocalist while they audition for the spot. Sebastian Osorio from the band Raining will even contribute guitar solos to Pirosaint's selection for the album, which will be the second time they collaborate after working together on 2010's track for the Chilean earthquake relief. Pirosaint will take a brief detour from it's thrash origins into more power, melodic turf for their track.

The ten songs on the outing will be all distinct styles across the spectrum of metal, all coming together to highlight a cause that is important to them and their countrymen. Bands wanting to submit their music for consideration on the digital release "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon" can get information on submitting their music here. More information will be given as more bands confirm for the release. More...

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Vastator Releases Third Official Video From Album

Chilean metal legends Vastator have released a third official video from their album "Machine Hell." The video is for the track "Puñado de Almas," which was directed by Carlos Toro at Abysmo Producciones. "Puñado de Almas" loosely translates into "Fistful of Souls" in English. Vocalist Senor Diaz had this to say: "This video marks the end of an era; a new beginning where hell will burn even hotter than ever." Vastator is currently working on new material as well, but is streaming all eleven tracks of its album "Machine Hell" over at Digmetalworld.

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Vastator Filming New Official Video

Chilean power thrash legends Vastator have announced that they will be filming their second official video from the album "Machine Hell." The video will be for the ninth track from the album, "Puñado de Almas." Below are a couple of still shots from the video filming process. You can stream the track over at Digmetalworld, and get more information about Vastator over on the band's official Facebook page.

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Vastator Posts Promo Video

Chilean old school thrash band Vastator has posted a new promo for it's album "Machine Hell." The album was recorded beginning in 2010 and is finally being released via Inferno Records in France and Digmetalworld in the U.S. and South America. The following video is for the track "X-Terminate," which was filmed by Abysmo Productions. Tracks from "Machine Hell" have been streaming on MySpace. Vocalist Sr. Diaz says this marks a new chapter for the band in terms of look and sound.


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Unearthing The Metal Underground In Chile

Chile is a world unto itself, a land of extremes that begins at the harsh Atacama desert to the north and extends thousands of miles to the south in the fjords of Patagonia. The population is of hardy, rugged stock and it's people are as diverse as our own. Within this long country of one time zone, you have all kinds of microcosms and people of diverse ancestry. There are influences from German and Italian lineage and plenty of native and indigenous folk residing amongst the Hispanic populace. And of course, one common thread appears to always transcend boundaries - music. In the case of metal music, Chile has an unbelievable amount of bands in every subgroup imaginable. Black metal bands such as Runepath have put out demos that have gotten recognition on many webzines, and even the ambient new age doom of Uaral has gone viral on YouTube. The majority of people will think of Tom Araya, who recently got the key to a city as a musical emissary, as the most popular Chileno - but delve a little bit deeper and you will find all sorts of bands.

Chile has been thrashing for years, and you can see this as evident when old schoolers such as Vastator regroup are still around putting out videos and even collaborate with Veronica Freeman ("The Gods Give No Reply"). The great thing about the Chilean metal scene as of late is the organization put into it. The Digmetalworld label has put alot of effort into showcasing and streaming countless bands and releases from Chilean and other South American artists. A fan of one band can easily jump and discover music from other groups this way. While you may stream dozens of releases this way and get to know more metal bands, I still find that many will investigate on their own as well. Great blogspots such as Paganvs Info, for those who can read Spanish, also highlight a vast amount of music from the pagan metal scene in Chile and South America. Here on Metal Underground, we have streamed the entire newest releases of such diverse Chilean metal bands as Lefutray, Sacramento and several others. Today we will take a look at a few different styles of metal bands currently active in the Chilean scene.

Folkheim

I like what Folkheim stand for. They have the touch of the common man in their message of popular rights and autonomy for indigenous people. They don't celebrate Columbus Day, because in their words it would be celebrating 519 years of conquistador oppression. They recently bowed out of the Caviahue festival on moral and monetary grounds, and continue to speak their peace on issues such as the funding of the HidroAysen energy project which many deemed environmentally unsound. Hailing from Antofagasta, they play a rich variety of ethnic black folk metal. Folkheim's first EP was 2006's "Pachakuti," which followed their 2004 demo "Touched by Thy Undisturbed Essence." They continue to play shows all over Chile and have an incredible cult following.

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"Against Their Will" Streaming Online

Digmetalworld has announded the release of "Against Their Will - Volume Three," a compilation album for collectors that contains fifteen of the pioneers of metal music in Chile. The beginnings of the Chilean metal culture are showcased here, featuring tracks from the 1986-1991 era by artists like Vastator, Totten Korps and Atomic Aggressor. Digmetalworld also has several other albums and compilations it is streaming at it's site. More...

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Vastator Filming New Video

Chilean old school metal band Vastator has announced that it will be working on a second official video from it's recent album "Machine Hell." Tracks from that release can be streamed on the band's MySpace page. The band last released this promotional single from that album for "The Gods Give No Reply," featuring the vocals of Benedictum's Veronica Freeman. More...

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