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Reino Ermitano

From: Peru
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Below is our complete Reino Ermitano 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.

Reino Ermitano Streaming Three Tracks

Peruvian doom metal band Reino Ermitano has posted a few songs from its new album "Veneracion del Fuego," which consists of nine songs and an outro. Reino Ermitano is streaming three tracks from the album over on I Hate Records' bandcamp page. Stream all three of them down below. "Veneracion del Fuego" marks the fourth full-length release for the band.

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In Peru

Recently Peru, which used to have a lot more rock and metal on it's airwaves a decade ago, played host to an event called "Dia Del Rock Peru." (Day of Rock) It took place on January 7th in Lima and in other satellite cities such as Arequipa. It was a way for the rock community to say "we exist" to all of the media and corporate broadcast venues. Nine bands of diverse styles played in downtown Lima from 4:00 until 10:00 p.m., giving exposure to those artists and the creative collective. You can see footage of the event here. Dia Del Rock might have started just on that day, but it was a blueprint of shows and events to come in the ensuing months. Paco Holguin from the band Emergency Blanket had originally come up with the idea on his Facebook page and it spread like wildfire. Then three promoters came together - Ivan Fajardo, Wayo Aguayo and Eduardo Quezada - who compiled a chain of events that would link together indie labels, stations, magazines and corporations. This show on the 7th was the start of more concerts, and you can learn more about upcoming shows by visiting the official Facebook page of Dia Del Rock Peru.

Of course, Peru is a very large country and only a fraction of it's large pool of bands will perform at events like this. The first band that we present today played at this event, while the other two take the more traditional underground approach of playing the clubs and gaining visibility through tours. The more alternative the genre of metal a band plays, the harder it might be to hook up with a high visibility event. The three bands that we will unearth today have vastly different interpretations of the metal style and different methods of diffusing their music to their respective fan bases. More...

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Reino Ermitano Starts Work On New Album

Female fronted Peruvian doom band Reino Ermitano has commenced work on it's fourth album. Titled "Veneracion del Fuego," the album should be out later in 2012. Reino Ermitano also plans to tour Europe for the second time once the album drops. You may stream music from the band's earlier releases on MySpace and check out a YouTube video for the older track "Melquiades," which possibly gets it's title from the magician in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's literary work "100 Years of Solitude."

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