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Brujeria

Formed: 1990
From: Mexico
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Brujeria News

Below is our complete Brujeria 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Cattle Decapitation Announces Tour With Brujeria

This fall, Cattle Decapitation will head back out on the road for a headlining North American tour, before joining Brujeria for a trek across the USA in October. Eternal Sleep and Pinata Protest will be joining on select dates.

Cattle Decapitation headlining tour dates:
Sept. 22 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
Sept. 23 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
Sept. 24 - San Leon, TX @ 18th Street Pier Bar and Grill (BTDF TXDM Assembly)
Sept. 25 - Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
Sept. 26 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's *
Sept. 27 - Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter *
Sept. 28 - Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge *
Sept. 29 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall *
Sept. 30 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's *
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Brujeria Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Extreme metal outfit Brujeria will release fourth full-length album, entitled "Pocho Aztlan," on Mexican Independence Day (September 16th) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

In support of this upcoming record, the band will embark on a 12-date touring trek through Spain and Portugal. Find all dates below:

06.12. E Valencia - Sala Rockcity
07.12. E Valladolid - Sala Porta Caeli
08.12. E La Coruna - Playa Club
09.12. E Oviedo - Sir Laurens
10.12. E Vitoria - Sala Jimmy Jazz
11.12. P Lisboa - RCA Club
12.12. P Porto - Hard Club
14.12. E Zaragoza - Sala Lopez
15.12. E Murcia - Garage Beat Club
16.12. E Madrid - Sala Penélope
17.12. E Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz 2
18.12. E Mallorca - Es Gremi More...

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Brujeria Posts New Lyric Video Online

Brujeria, the Mexican American supergroup featuring current and former members of Napalm Death, Carcass and Cradle of Filth and led by the enigmatic Juan Brujo, has posted another new song online from their forthcoming album, "Pocho Aztlan." You can check out the lyric video for the song, "No Aceptan Imitaciones" below.

"Pocho Aztlan" will be the band's fourth studio album and their first since 2000's, "Brujerizmo." The record will be released through Nuclear Blast on Mexican Independence Day, September 16th. More...

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Brujeria Unveils New Album

Extreme metal outfit Brujeria will release fourth full-length album "Pocho Aztlan" on September 16th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The release will be followed by a U.S. tour this October alongside Cattle Decapitation and Pinata Protest.

"Pocho Aztlan" is the band's first release since "Brujerizmo" dropped in 2000 via Roadrunner. It was recorded over the course of many years and at several studios around the globe. The end result was mixed by Russ Russell. Nuclear Blast commetns:

"The title translates to 'Wasted Promised Land,' a combination of Aztlán, the fabled ancestral home of the Aztecs, and the term pocho, which native Mexicans use to refer - not always kindly - to their counterparts born in the States.

"Brujo himself is pocho, a man caught between two worlds. Many pochos are not exactly accepted with open arms in Mexico. Meanwhile, they're too often regarded as second-class citizens in their adopted US home. Brujo has transcended both scenarios through the power of Brujeria's uncompromising grindcore and death metal. His all-Spanish lyrics are as vivid as they are effective: Bona fide tales from the frontlines of the drug war, the racial divide, and the battle for the border."

"A lot of Brujeria songs are true stories," Brujo says. "And if they haven't happened yet, they will happen." More...

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Brujeria Kicking Off New Tour

Extreme metal outfit Brujeria will today embark on a ten-country wide European summer tour. On this trek, the band will also hit the stage of the Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Spain. Find all dates below!

Brujeria's current touring line-up includes Carcass frontman Jeff Walker (a.k.a. El Cynico) on bass and Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo) on guitar. The band also recently took on Presidential candidate Donald Trump in a new single. More...

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Brujeria Takes On Trump

The extreme metallers from Brujeria are currently putting the finishing touches on their fourth album release and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut.

Recently, the band released an exclusive 7" single for Record Store Day, which sold-out instantly in stores everywhere. Today Brujeria is offering that 7" release, which includes the songs "Viva Presidente Trump!" and "Pared De Muerte," for sale digitally.

"The song 'Viva Presidente Trump!' was on shelf for years with no idea for vocals," states vocalist Juan Brujo. "It was gonna be an 'Anti-Castro' part II song but nothing came out of it. It just needed proper motivation to go and attach itself to someone... and Trump came thru!

"I see Trump as the white Republican version of Juan Brujo circa '93. Wanting to start shit for the hell of it! That's why it's called 'Viva Presidente Trump!' We both want same thing! So much that I want to be his running mate!" More...

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Teenage Time Killers Live Footage Posted

Supergroup Teenage Time Killers - featuring musicians of Slipknot/Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Prong, Municipal Waste etc.- took to the stage September 12th for the band's first-ever live performance. The concert was held at "The Fonda Theatre", in Hollywood, CA.

Check out fan-filmed live footage of the Misfits cover "Where Eagles Dare" below, featuring Corey Taylor, Randy Blythe, Peter Stahl, Tommy Victor, Lee Ving:

Artists originally booked for the performance included: More...

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Brujeria Shine In An International Metal Gathering

On Friday the 14th (probably unlucky for some,) two of death metal's cult favourites, Cryptopsy and Brujeria, performed a co-headlining show at The Dome in Tufnell Park, North London, joined in their venture by Brazilian thrash trio Nervosa and Australian technical death metal outfit, Psycroptic. The Dome itself is a solid venue, especially for housing metal shows, comprising mostly of a large hall, with the usual club features of a cloakroom and smoking area. Unfortunately, because of renovations at the Tufnell Park underground station (which is literally across the street from The Dome,) the best option was to get off at Kentish Town and walk from there, which is only a ten minute straight walk. It's a venue well worth checking out if there's something on that fits your taste, and on this night, The Dome was catering to those of us with a taste for the extreme.

First up, at only half past six in the evening, was the all female thrash metal group, Nervosa, arguably one of the most exciting bands coming through at the moment. It was their first time visiting Great Britain and they were clearly keen to both showcase their talents and win over new fans, which they most certainly did on the night. Though the crowd was relatively sparse when they took to the stage, Nervosa played with a frenzied passion that encompassed both the anger that drives their creativity and the love of metal that taking them to new places. As more people entered the venue, they found themselves gravitating to the stage to see this exhilarating three piece, mostly performing music from their debut full length, "Victim of Yourself." The album itself is a great listen, and songs such as, "Death" and "Into Moshpit" sound even heavier in a live environment and it took no more than two songs for the whole crowd to be converted, with more being won over from start to finish. It was a great way for the band to introduce themselves in the UK before heading out on their headline run, which is a must see for those who like their thrash tinged with death metal. A fantastic way to start the show. More...

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Brujeria Signs To Nuclear Blast Records

Mexican - American supergroup Brujeria has signed a new record deal with German based label Nuclear Blast. A promotional video (in Spanish) can be viewed below. A statement from the label reads as follows:

"Los meros chingones de Los Angeles, México han regresado a un nuevo hogar y con planes de grabar un nuevo disco para 2015. [This ain’t no game – this is pure fucking madness. L.A.’s Mexican kings of bad-assery have returned to a new home and with plans to record a new album for 2015.] Seis, seis, seis." More...

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Sunday Old School: Brujeria

Looking through the Sunday Old School archives, it seems there hasn't been too many articles featuring a mainly Latino band, with the exception of such Brazilian bands as Sepultura, Ratos de Parão and Sarcófago. So this week, Sunday Old School will be examining one of the most prominent, extreme and overall, best bands to have ever formed in Mexico, Brujeria. Brujeria was formed in 1989 at a party in Tijuana by Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares and featured such well known names as Dead Kennedys frontman, Jello Biafra, Faith No More bassist, Billy Gould and DJ Pat Hoed, along with vocalist Juan Brujo. Because several members were in other high profile bands, it was decided that they would adopt pseudonyms and wear disguises to hide their true identity, with the story being given that they were drug lords on the run from the FBI. They recorded their first single, "¡Demoniaco!" the same year and released it in 1990 through Nemesis Records. Owing to their busy schedules, it would be another two years before their next single, "Machetazos" hit the shelves, this time being released through Biafra's, Alternative Tentacles Records. It was around this time that Biafra also left the group and new members Pinche Peach and Raymond Herrera, also of Fear Factory, was brought in, which saw Pat Hoed move from drums to backing vocals.

Soon after the second single's release, the band signed a record deal with Roadrunner and brought in Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury on guitar. Their debut album, "Matando Güeros" generated much controversy due to the graphic front cover, which consisted of a photograph featuring a decapitated and disfigured head, which the band adopted as their logo, naming it "Coco Loco." The album's lyrics were also a subject of protest, with some people taking offense at their anti-Christian stance, as well as talk of sex, drugs and border crossing, not to mention the record's title. As is often the case however, the controversy only served to increase the profile of the band and shift a few more copies. The music itself was met with a mixed reaction from critics, but very positive ones from death metal and grindcore fans, remaining an extreme favourite to this day. More...

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Roadrunner Records To Release Box Set

Roadrunner Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a retrospective box set:

"On October 1, we'll be releasing 'XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records,' a four-disc box set that chronicles our first thirty years in existence.

"Each disc in the set will reflect a period in our history, with artists such Mercyful Fate, Deicide, Brujeria, Suffocation, Type O Negative, Slipknot, Machine Head, Sepultura, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Dream Theater, Opeth, Gojira, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, and Rush being represented.

"Furthermore, the set will feature liner notes written by Decibel contributor Chris Dick in addition to quotes from founder Cees Wessels; legendary A&R guru Monte Conner; and artists such as King Diamond, Sepultura/Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy mastermind Max Cavalera, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy, Opeth leader Mikael Åkerfeldt, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, and more."

Further details can be found at this location. More...

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Barge To Hell Video Report Available

Last week the Barge To Hell heavy metal cruise set sail on the high seas of the Caribbean with 40 extreme metal acts, and Metal Injection was there to capture all the kvlt awesomeness for an exclusive video report.

Watch exclusive comments from members of Napalm Death, Carcass, Mayhem, Brujeria and fans onboard, as well as Municipal Waste frontman Tony Foresta providing Metal Injection with a tour of all the fun activities to be had on the boat. The video is available right here or in the player below.

Metalundergrond.com was also on hand at the Barge to Hell, and our own coverage, including photos and show reports, will be coming soon. More...

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Final Bands Announced for Barge To Hell Cruise

The Barge To Hell is just days away from departure and final band announcements are being made. The cruise sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.

Just announced are Novembers Doom, Vital Remains, Brujeria and underground acts Abiotic, Zanthropya Ex, and Dark Sermon. The organizers also report that both the German and Canadian incarnations of Necronomicon will be in attendance.

With the announcement comes some bad news that Six Feet Under has had to cancel their appearance due to a scheduling conflict with their studio and needing to have their new album delivered in time.

You can still book a trip on the Barge To Hell.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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MDF 2012 Full Lineup And Set Times Announced

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.

The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:

Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm

Main room
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end

Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2012 Final Bands Confirmed

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:

BRUJERIA (Mexico)
AGALLOCH
ARCHGOAT (Finland)
YOB
DYING FETUS
BLACK WITCHERY
UNANIMATED (Sweden)
RORSCHACH
MORGION
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
EXTERMINATION ANGEL

Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.

Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...

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Enthrallment To Play Obscene Extreme 2011

Bulgarian death metal band Enthrallment will be performing at the upcoming Obscene Extreme 2011 festival, which takes place in the Czech Republic from July 7th - 9th.

Other bands confirmed for the show include Brujeria, Brutal Truth, The Rotted, Rotten Sound, Benediction, Entombed, Lock Up, Inhumate, and more. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

Enthrallment also recently entered the recording studio to begin laying down tracks for the band's new album "The People From The Lands Of Vit." Further information is available here.

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Palehorse Confirmed For Deathfest 2010

PALEHORSE has been added the bill for this years DEATHFEST in Leeds along with the likes of BRUJERIA, IMMOLATION and RAMESSES. The festival is held in Leeds Uni (the same venue as Damnation Festival) on Sunday, May 2, 2010.

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Hour Of Penance Confirmed For Deathfest

Italian death metal quartet Hour of Penance are the latest addition to the "Deathfest - The Second Coming" festival. They'll be joined on the Terrorizer Stage by London's Infestation while doom act Ramesses and sludge group Palehorse will perform on the PHD Stage. Brujeria, Immolation, Fukpig, Dawn of Chaos, and Volition are already confirmed for the two-stage event which will be hosted at Leeds University Union, on Sunday, May 2nd.

Festival director Gavin McInally said: "Hundreds of tickets have already gone and we're delighted to be able to repay that early support by adding another four top quality extreme metal acts. As promised, Deathfest - The Second Coming, will have a stunning bill of death metal on our Terrorizer Stage with the PHD Stage offering an alternative of filthy sludge, doom and unsavoury noise. With several slots still to be filled, fans can look forward to an unrivaled day of extreme music in the UK this May!"

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Ex-Cradle Of Filth Drummer Joins Benediction

Veteran metal drummer Nick Barker, who has previously been a part of Cradle Of Filth, Testament, Dimmu Borgir, Exodus, Lock Up and Brujeria, will be joining British death metal veterans Benediction on their upcoming tour of South America which is scheduled to kick off in December. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Venues and cities are still coming through but this is what is shaping up so far. Our good friend, Nick Barker, will be on the drums for Benediction on this tour so it should be a full on holocaust!"

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Book Examines Link Between Spirituality and Metal

A new book entitled "The Spiritual Significance of Music: Metal Edition" has recently been released by editor Justin St. Vincent examining the connection between spirituality and metal music. The bands referenced in the book include Angelcorpse, Asva, Blackmass, Breed 77, Brujeria, Cannibal Corpse, Dawn Of Azazel, Enslaved, Enthroned, Evocation, Faith No More, Fantômas, Gorgoroth, Hatesphere, Metal Church, My Dying Bride, Napalm Death, Pitchshifter, Purgatory, Requiem, Resurrection, Samael, Striborg, Tarot, Unleashed, and Vile.

The website for the book gave the following explanation on what it covers:

The Spiritual Significance of Music: Metal Edition provides an exciting exploration of how music powerfully impacts spirituality, and why spirituality influences music. Readers will discover sincere expressions of spiritual beliefs from the world of metal music. This portfolio includes an eclectic mix of musicians playing many forms of metal music; ambient metal, avant-garde death-metal, black metal, brutal metal, death metal, doom metal, experimental metal, funeral-doom, gothic metal, grindcore, heavy metal, industrial metal, melodic metal, power metal, progressive metal, psychedelic metal, Satanic metal, sludge metal, speed metal, symphonic metal, technical metal, thrash metal, and includes musicians from alternative-rock, avant-rock, and hardcore-punk bands. Metal Edition provides readers with an important introduction to metal music’s affinity with demonology, divination, magic, mysticism, Satanism, spiritualism, the occult, and witchcraft.

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