Banda De La Muerte
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Below is our complete Banda De La Muerte 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.
The long awaited Doommantia Vol. 2 anthology has been released. This compilation was put together to raise money to benefit Ed Barnard, founder of Doommantia.com. After suffering with heart problems for years, Ed was hit with astronomical hospital bills which left him homeless. Due to the lack of decent healthcare in the US, Ed has now returned to his homeland of Australia to receive the care he deserves.
To help him with living expenses, 84 bands and artists from all over the world have come together once again to ease the burden left upon Ed. Just a nominal sum (with an option to pay more) gets you over 9 hours of some of the best doom, stoner, sludge, psychedelic, and drone jams out there. Stream the whole compilation and get the download details over at bandcamp. More...
They say travel broadens the mind, and there is some truth in this phrase because the 2012 European tour brought a new perspective to the career of Banda de la Muerte. So many miles traveled in the old world allowed the understanding that there is another distance impossible to be measured in miles or fuel where they were coming from.
This distance had to be traveled so they could discover that part of the DNA which has always been there and was sheltered on vinyl for over 40 years. So with the firm intention to pursue the path they went back in time to rediscover their own roots, their ancestors, their local heroes. The result is “Seis Canciones” (English for Six Songs).
The 70s Argentine rock cemented with its experimental richness what the world then knew as Rock in Spanish …. or Rock Nacional for the Argentines, and this album of six songs extracts some of the best cards of this fortune of introspective exploration, it is a trip to the depths where one could find enshrined local heroes and forgotten martyrs and above all, the ancestry of the Banda de la Muerte members reflected in the past four decades.
It would be unfair to label "Seis Canciones" as a tribute album. It is rather an honestly and intelligently arranged piece of work, where the choice of songs avoids the clichéd greatest hits label and in doing so unearths hidden gems by Miguel Cantilo and Grupo Sur, Orion's Beethoven, Contraluz and Sacramento (a band with short life but which brought undoubted value to music and which was founded by the keyboardist Ciro Fogliatta and Alfredo Toth after the breaking up of Los Gatos). In relation to this Fogliatta adds a note to the pages of Latin American rock history by participating on keyboards in the Banda de la Muerte’s version of "Reunidos en el Cuarto”. The stainless “Abelardo el Pollo” y “Era de tontos” provide the obligatory presence of Pappo's Blues and Luis Alberto Spinetta…..
The album is produced by Banda de la Muerte and recorded live in Buenos Aires in January 2013 by Gonzalo “Pájaro” Rainoldi with the assistance of Ivan Caplan. The mastering was done by Justin Weis in Trakworx, San Francisco. The album will be released in May 2013 in a vinyl picture disc format through Venado Records and Noiseground. Stream it over on bandcamp or below in the player.
Banda de la Muerte have scheduled a new European tour in May 2013 and on these concerts they will present the material from “Seis Canciones” with the firm conviction to spread their interpretation of the pieces that forged the Argentinean rock music scene. Confirmed dates so far:
10-5 Lubbenau (DE) @ Kulturhof
11-5 Hamburg (DE) @ Empore Buchholz
12-5 Antwerp (BE) @ Antwerp Music City
14-5 Leuven (BE) @ Rockbar Leuven
16-5 Amsterdam (NL)@ Vinger w/ Pendejo
17-5 Eindhoven (NL) @ Altstadt w/ Pendejo
18-5 Confolens (FR) Zombie Girl Boogie Fest
19-5 Madrid (SP) @ Jimmy Jazz
21-5 Barcelona (SP)@ Be Good
22-5 Saint Etienne FR) @ Thunderbird Lounge 42
23-5 Karlsruhe (DE) @ Alte Hackerei
24-5 Erfurt (DE) @ Headschrinkerfestival
26-5 St Gallen (CH) @ Rumpeltum
30-5 Leeuwarden (NL) @ Mukkes
31-5 Netphen (DE) @ Freak Valley Festival
Banda de la Muerte has just released its second album "Pulso de una Mente Maldita," which you may stream in its entirety at this location or in the player below. You can also stream Banda de la Muerte's 2009 self-titled debut album at that same site. The album was recorded in January 2012 at La Nave de Oseberg studio in Buenos Aires and with cover art drawn by Falu Carolei.
The record will also be released as a limited edition of 500 12” black vinyl copies and will be available for fans in Europe and North America via Clear Spot on April 20th and in South America via Zonda Records in May. On May 16th the Roxy Live Club in Buenos Aires will host an official album release party in their home country of Argentina. Banda de la Muerte is currently touring Europe and will be playing Festivals and gigs in The Netherlands, UK, Switzerland, Belgium and Germany.
1. Te Estás Dejando Mentir
2. Parte de mi Historia
3. El Miedo
4. Tiempo Muerto
5. El Sol Salió del Sur
6. Espíritu en Paz
7. En Contra del Destino
8. Hombre Muerto Caminando
9. Pulso de una Mente Maldita
Dutch heavy rock band Pendejo! has announced a couple of more dates will be added to the Mudfest Tour on its Facebook wall. The two new dates will feature Pendejo! and the other three artists: Cultura Tres, Banda de la Muerte and Undersmile. The dates follow below, along with an upload of Pendejo's official video for the song "Flotadores" from its debut "Cantos a la Vida."
Pendejo! is an interesting stoner rock band, since they are all from the Netherlands and decided to pick Spanish as the language they would sing in instead of English (two of the members do have Latino lineage in them, though). Their sound also infuses a horn section into it. Visit the Mudgate site for more dates and tour information. Also check out Pendejo's MySpace page to listen to songs from its first album.
March 28th Amsterdam (Winston)
March 29th Arnhem (The Stage)
Argentinian metal group Banda de la Muerte has posted a half-hour live video launch clip for its second full-length album "Pulso de una Mente Maldita," which you may view below. The video was filmed at Palacio Alsina, mastered by Gonzalo "Pájaro" Rainoldi, and directed by Gardel Awards nominee Emiliano Ferrando. It is the official premiere of “Pulso de una Mente Maldita” which will be released on March 29th via the Argentinian label Zonda Records. Banda de la Muerte has also added four more dates to its trek through Europe, which we have posted below.
05/04/2012 - Birmingham, UK @ Scruffy Murphy's (w/ Cultura Tres,Stone Axe, Alunah, Stubb and Trippy Wicked)
11/04/2012 - Zürich, Switzerland @Eldorado
12/04/2012 - Freiburg, Germany @ SlowClub
15/04/2012 - Antwerp, Belgium @TBC (w/ Aguardente)
Mudgate has announced the final schedule of MudTourFest 2012 (the sludge/stoner/doom meeting) featuring Cultura Tres (Ven), Pendejo (NL), Banda de la Muerte (ARG) and Undersmile (UK). The Netherlands has the chance to experience this unique combination of South American, British and Dutch sludgy heaviness and stoner riffage on the following dates:
March 28th – Winston Kingdom, Amsterdam (Cultura Tres and Banda de la Muerte)
March 29th – The Stage, Arnhem (Cultura Tres/ Pendejo/ Banda de la Muerte/ Undersmile)
March 30th – So What, Gouda (Cultura Tres/ Pendejo/ Banda de la Muerte/ Undersmile)
March 31st – De Spot, Middelburg (Cultura Tres/ Pendejo/ Banda de la Muerte/ Undersmile)
April 1st – Azijnfabriek, Roermond (Cultura Tres/ Pendejo/ Banda de la Muerte/ Undersmile)
Details on the venues and directions can be found on the official Mudgate website.
Some more show dates following the event:
April 5th – Scruffy Murphys, Birmingham UK - Cultura Tres and Banda de la Muerte are sharing the stage with Stone Axe, Alunah, Stubb and Trippy Wicked in the International Powerhouse of DOOM! evening.
Apr 8th - Cultura Tres will make its appearance on the first edition of DesertFest London.
May 13th - Perron 55, Venlo, The Netherlands' Pendejo are playing a gig with Karma To Burn.
Before joining the MudTourFest, Undersmile will play a mini UK tour with Conan, Serpent Venom and Grimpen Mire on the following dates: 23rd at The Alma, Bolton; 24th at The Black Heart, Camden London and 26th at The Croft, Bristol. More...
Argentinian punk rock/metal band Banda de la Muerte has just entered the studio on January 2nd to begin work on it's second full-length album. The band will be posting updates on it's website as they become available. Banda de la Muerte issued it's debut through Buenos Aires label Zonda Records in 2009 and is issuing it for download over on Bandcamp. Below is a video from that release for the song "Esqueleto."