"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2006
From: Allston, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cortez News

Below is our complete Cortez 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.

Cortez Posts New Demo, "Johnny," Online

Boston doom metal band Cortez has posted a new demo of the song, "Johnny," on their MySpace page.

The band comments, "A re-recorded version of this will be included on the upcoming CD. We're also inching closer to finishing recording of the CD, we've got another recording session this month. We'll be adding some Hammond organ and Cello to a few songs. This will be worth the wait, we promise!"

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Cortez Posts More Pre-production Demos Online

Boston doom metal band Cortez has posted two songs from their 2009 Demo on their MySpace page.

The band comments, "Keep in mind that these are basically pre-production demos for our new album. Both songs will be included on the new album as well. These will be available for a limited time."

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Cortez Posts Pre-production Demos Online

Boston doom metal band Cortez has issued the following update on the progress of the pre-production stages of their new album:

"Just a quick note to let everyone know that we are hard at work doing pre-production for the new CD. We have started demoing songs on the computer in our rehearsal space. We have a bunch of cool songs together and we are very excited to start recording in February. Check out the player here with the High Life 2009 which is Matt's first recording. There are also clips of some of the new ideas we have been working on. Check 'em out and let us know what you think."

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Maegashira Announces East Coast Tour Dates

NJ metal band Maegashira has announced the following east coast tour dates:

8/22 - Krug’s Place Frederick, MD w/ Ichabod, Cortez
8/23 - El ’n’ Gee Club New London, CT w/ Ichabod, Cortez
9/03 - SHoD X @ Krug’s Place (Sept. 3-6) - Frederick, MD

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Cortez Reveals New Album Details

Boston doom metal band, Cortez, has issued the following update:

"Just a quick update to let everyone know what we're up to. First off we are working on the songs for the new album and they are really starting to take shape. Seven songs are completely written as far as the music is concerned with a few more in the formative idea stage. Lyrics are totally finished for four of the songs at this point with more in the process. Second, we are starting to book some shows for summer and beyond so keep checking MySpace for updated show listings."

"Here are a few of the new song titles...

Beyond the Mountain
All Hail"

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Cortez Posts New Live Track, “All the Say,” Online

Massachusetts metallers, Cortez, have posted a live track from their show at the Middle East on May 10th on their MySpace page. The song, “All the Say,” will be featured on their new album. Details on the new album will surface in the near future.

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Cortez Sign With Buzzville Records

Allston, Massachusetts-based band CORTEZ has inked a deal with Buzzville Records for the release of its debut album, "Thunder in a Forgotten Town".

Formed in 2006 from the ashes of several of Boston's stoner rock and punk n' roll institutions, including FAST ACTIN' FUSES, SIN CITY CHAINSAW, and Portland, Maine's SUPERSOUL CHALLENGER, CORTEZ has taken everything good from their old bands and made them bigger, louder, and heavier than ever before.

With influences ranging from the proto-metal fuzz of CACTUS and DEEP PURPLE to sludge-masters the MELVINS and speed-weed monsters HIGH ON FIRE, this is band that's done its homework, and its sound stretches back through the decades, a timeless throb of heavy metal thunder and endless, rolling grooves.

"Thunder in a Forgotten Town" was recorded in December of 2006 at New Alliance Studios, the same house of horrors that spawned seminal releases from blister-rock champs like ROADSAW, CRACKTORCH, SCISSORFIGHT, THROTTLEROD, and countless others.

For more information, visit their Myspace page.

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