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Cultura Tres

From: Venezuela
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cultura Tres News

Below is our complete Cultura Tres 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.

Doommantia Volume 2 Compilation Streaming

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...

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Cultura Tres Posts Official Video

South American sludge lords Cultura Tres have released an official video from their recent third album "Rezando al Miedo." The video, "Es Mi Sangre," is enhanced by the imagery of the paintings of Damian Michaels; an artist known for his vast collection of dark surrealism. Damian's art blends perfectly with the Latin American witchery vibe which is omnipresent within the style of Cultura Tres.

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Cultura Tres Posts Album Trailer

Song samples from the upcoming album "Rezando al Miedo" from South American sludge band Cultura Tres can be heard in the video trailer the band has posted, which we have for you below. In this short documentary, the members talk about the direction their new album has taken and explain the meaning of the album title and their choice of album cover.

"Rezando Al Miedo" is set to be released digitally as well as on CD in UK by Devouter Records and in South America by Cumpa Records on May 15th. After spending many months in the studio recording the third full length album, Cultura Tres will commence its 2013 European tour on March 20th in Amsterdam. The full list of the dates can be seen below:

20.03 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ The Cave
22.03 - Cologne, Germany @ MTC Cologne
23.03 - Cheb, Czech Republic @ Jazzrock Café
28.03 - Vienna, Austria @ EKH
29.03 - Schlüchtern, Germany @ Club Underworld
30.03 - Dudelange, Luxemburg @ Why not?
31.03 - Paris, France @ Les Combustibles
09.04 - Saint-Etienne, France @ Thunderbird Loundge 42
11.04 - Madrid, Spain @ Rock Palace
13.04 - Barcelona, Spain @ Be Good


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Cultura Tres Reveals Upcoming Album Artwork

Venezuelan sludge lords Cultura Tres have revealed details of their upcoming third album "Rezando al Miedo" (praying to fear).

The cover artwork for the album, which is due to drop on May 15th, is a rendition of the painting "Day of Judgment" by Damian Michaels. The eight song album was produced, mixed and mastered by Alejandro Londono and recorded in Cultura Tres' studios by Juan De Ferrari and Alejandro Londono. ”Rezando Al Miedo”, will be released on CD in UK by Devouter Records and in South America by the Argentinian label Cumpa Records. The digital version of the record will be available on the same date as well.

The dates for the Cultura Tres’ first European performances for 2013 can be seen below. Stay tuned for further updates as more shows get confirmed!

20.03 - The Netherlands, Amsterdam @ The Cave
22.03 - Germany, Cologne @ MTC Cologne
23.03 - Czech Republic, Cheb @ Jazzrock Café
28.03 - Austria, Vienna @ EKH
30.03 - Luxemburg, Dudelange @ Why not?
31.03 - France, Paris @ Les Combustibles
09.04 - France, Saint-Etienne @ Thunderbird Lounge 42
13.04 - Spain, Barcelona @ Be Good More...

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Cultura Tres Releases Official Video

Venezuelan sludge band Cultura Tres has launched another video clip from its 2011 album "El Mal del Bien." The new video is for the track "El Sur de la Fe," the mesmerizing song that tackles Christianity and other issues that challenge one's own allegiance to faith. The clip is produced and directed by guitarist Juan de Ferrari and vocalist/guitarist Alejandro Londoño. “El Mal del Bien”, Cultura Tres' second full-length outing, will be released in CD format through the UK label Devouter Records on November 12th. In support of the release, the band will play the following U.K. dates. Check out the video below.

Nov 15th – Colchester @ The Hole in the Wall
Nov 17th – Birmingham @ The Asylum
Nov 18th – London @ The Purple Turtle


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Cultura Tres And Pendejo Featured In Bit Sessions

Live video performances of Cultura Tres and Pendejo for the BitsRadio.netcan be watched below. The Bits Sessions were recorded during a live broadcasting from Backstage Studios in Caracas, Venezuela and include interviews with the bands. Cultura Tres discusses their DIY approach, the development of the South American stoner/sludge scene and its career outside Venezuela and ¡Pendejo! talk about its choice of performing in Spanish, line up changes and the future recordings of its next album.

Cultura Tres and Pendejo are playing at various events in South America this summer, including the first Stoner/ Sludge fest in Venezuela which will take place in the Cultura Tres home town of Maracay. The Argentineans Banda de la Muerte will join in Buenos Aires as a follow-on of their mini tour in The Netherlands earlier this year. Check out the two videos from Bit Sessions below. The first couple minutes features a radio announcer in Spanish and then proceeds into the live performances, which were recorded on June 27th.

Confirmed dates of Pendejo and Cultura Tres, so far, are as follows:

30.06 - Maracay, Venezuela @ Dudeland – First Sludge/Stoner fest in Venezuela feat. Cultura Tres, ¡Pendejo! ,Alfombra Roja, Ovotitan
06.07 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Espacio GBA Club - Banda de la Muerte, CulturaTres, ¡Pendejo!
08.07 - Asunción, Paraguay @ Sala Richards - ¡Pendejo!, Mano de Gloria, Stein Krug, Anestesia
11.07 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Roxy (BS En Llamas) - FINDUMONDE, Banda dela Muerte, Cultura Tres, ¡Pendejo!
13.07 - Lima (Peru) @ Oscura Ofrenda Vol.1 doom fest feat. Reino Ermitaño, CulturaTres, ¡Pendejo!, Conan
19.07 - Caracas, Venezuela @ Teatro Bar – Cultura Tres, La Mar
20.07 - Valencia, Venezuela @ Teatro Bar – Cultura Tres, La Mar


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Cultura Tres Live Video From Desertfest Streaming

A live video of Cultura Tres performing at Desertfest London earlier this month can be watched below. The song is "El Sur De La Fe" from their sophomore album "El Mal Del Bien" and was featured on the Metal Hammer's Global Metal Compilation CD in September 2011. Cultura Tres played on the third day of what appears to be a very successful first edition of the festival.

Desertfest London took place inthree different venues in Camden Town, London and its 2013 edition is already being planned. Cultura Tres is getting ready for a South American tour in June/ July that is going to take them to different cities in its home country Venezuela and in Chile, Argentina and Peru. The band is planning to bring more South American sludge to Europe and the UK in September 2012.


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Two More Dates Added To Mudfest Tour

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)

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Mud Tour Fest 2012 Dates Confirmed

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...

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Cultura Tres Streaming Album

Venezuelan sludge metal band Cultura Tres is streaming it's entire recent album "El Mal Del Bien" over at this location, or stream it below. The official download contains the bonus tracks "Holy GraveYard" and "Black Sabbath," plus the actual music to "Tres Seis Diez Dos" apart from the ten tracks that can be streamed. The vinyl release of "El Mal Del Bien" will be on Cultura Tres' own label Dead Plan Records with original artwork by Jaap "Mudgate" Melman and is limited to 1000 copies. Check out the video clip for "Propiedad de Dios" off of this sophomore release from Cultura Tres.


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Desertfest Confirms More Bands

The list of bands confirming for Desertfest in London is expected to grow to over fifty, with more bands added daily. Desertfest will take place between April 6th-8th, 2012 at three main London venues: The Underworld and The Purple Turtle as the main stage venues and The Black Heart as the main party exchange/meeting place. For more information on Desertfest, head over to it's website.

ORANGE GOBLIN
CHURCH OF MISERY
KARMA TO BURN
ROTOR
BLACK PYRAMID
TRUCKFIGHTERS
VALIENT THORR
ORCHID
ANCESTORS
GENTLEMAN'S PISTOLS
LEAFHOUND
ROADSAW
PAGAN ALTAR
STONE AXE
GREENLEAF
SUNGRAZER
SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT
ASTEROID
HORISONT
DOPEFIGHT
SLABDRAGGER
SEDULUS
CULTURA TRES
SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI
ALUNAH
STUBB
ZIPPO
SHRINE '69
GRIFTER
TRIPPY WICKED
GRIFTER
WIDOWS

Below is the track "Cosmonaut of Three" from San Francisco's Orchid, one of the bands playing Desertfest 2012: More...

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Cultura Tres Releases Second Official Video

Venezuelan sludge metal band Cultura Tres has issued a second official video from it's recent album "El Mal Del Bien." The video is for the song "Purified," whose storyline connects to the first single "Propiedad de Dios." It evokes imagery from the collective subconsciousness about religious and political convictions, which are the sources of inspiration for the entire album. The nine-song album can be downloaded over at Bandcamp, or can be streamed below. The full album download version contains bonus tracks that are not available on neither the online streaming version nor the vinyl release. You can also check out Cultura Tres' 2008 debut release, "La Cura," at that site too.


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Cultura Tres Featured On CD Compilation

The track "El Sur de la Fe" from Venezuelan sludge/doom band Cultura Tres is featured in Metal Hammer #223 this month on the CD compilation that comes with the magazine. The compilation includes music from fifteen metal bands from around the world – Lebanon, Mexico, Andorra, India, Macedonia, etc. The magazine is out now in Europe and on October 11th in the US. To read more, go here. More...

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Cultura Tres Announces New Album Details

Venezuelan doom metallers Cultura Tres have issued the following announcement about the title and release of a new album:

"Now that we are finishing recording our second album, we can finally announce the album title and the date of presentation of CD.

"'The Evil of Good' will be presented on March 19th, 2011 in our city of Maracay, Venezuela. Watch for the dates of the tour in Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia. See you on the road in 2011!"

You can also check out the band's music via the official Cultra Tres MySpace page.

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Cultura Tres Announces New Tour Dates

Venezuelan doom metallers Cultura Tres have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

2/7 2010 Chapeau Rouge - Czech Republic Prague
2/10 2010 Garaboncziás - Hungary Szeged
2/11 2010 Mappa Club - Hungary Budapest
2/12 2010 Velbloud - Czech Republic Ceske Budejovice
2/13 2010 Melodka - Czech Republic Brno
2/28 2010 Wild Side - Japan Tokyo
3/12 2010 AzijnFabriek - The Netherlands Roermond
3/19 2010 Willemeen - The Netherlands Arnhem
4/9 2010 London - England (T.B.A.) London

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Cultura Tres Posts Music Video Online

Venezuelan doom metallers Cultura Tres have posted a music video online for the song "And Then I woke Up," which is off their first album "La Cura." The video clip can be viewed below.

You can also catch Cultura Tres live on the following tour dates: More...

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