¡PENDEJ0! & BANDA DE LA MUERTE
Heavy brass, brutal riffage, pounding drums, cojones, and Spanish urban lyricsthat make you wonder "did they just say that?". Yes they did. They go by the name of ¡PENDEJ0! “Taste it and you won’t be sorry.” (Metal Hammer) ¡PENDEJ0! is a heavy rock band from the Netherlands, founded by two cousins with a history in Latin America. Digging into their latino roots they started blending heavy riffage, right-in-your-face lyrics in urban Spanish and to top it all off, a screaming trumpet. “Check the irony that one of the best Latin American bands I’ve heard isn’t Latin American.” (Vagabundo Espiritual) Leaving their skid marks in the underground scene throughout Europe and Latin America - and having shared stages with influential heavyweights like MONSTER MAGNET, FU MANCHU, KARMA TO BURN and HELMET - the band puts on a show for anyone who is not afraid to be grabbed by the cojones and to be thrown into a spicy puddle of chile con carne. “You really won’t believe your ears.” (Stan Novak - Aardschok) In 2010 ¡PENDEJ0! released it's debut album ‘CANTOS A LA VIDA’ which got great reviews from both the Dutch and the international press. Their music has been described as heavy, addictive, rough and grooving, or as a Spanish critic so eloquently put it: “Heavy rock in Spanish with balls the size of Danny de Vito”. “Smoke, alcohol, humor, sex and ah!, Rock n Roll!” (Max Metal)
BANDA DE LA MUERTE
From Argentina, home of influential bands like Pappo’s Blues, Vox Dei and Los Natas, comes BANDA DE LA MUERTE, one of the most burning acts of the local scene. The band’s style blends the stoner and doom essence with the typical hardcore punk nervousness and the sludge asphyxia. Each of the four members comes from emblematic origins in the Buenos Aires’ stoner and metal underground scene. From its foundation in 2009, the band prides itself for being part of the South American Sludge movement having shared the Buenos Aires city arena with their friends of Los Natas, Poseidotica and Dragonauta. BANDA DE LA MUERTE did three European tours (2012, 2013 and 2015), including festivals such as Freak Valley and Desertfest and toured in Brazil (with an acclaimed show at Porao do Rock), Chili and Uruguay. The band shared stages with heavy acts like Truckfighters, Los Natas, Orange Goblin, and Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats. And... they are gonna be back! Four years after the release of their last album, produced by Jack Endino, the band just announced the release of Laberinto Eléctrico, it’s fifth studio album. Laberinto Eléctrico invites the listener to make an introspective trip, addressing topics such as temporary madness, self-esteem, breaking down the barriers imposed to divide people and the vindication of the relegated. The album was produced by the band itself and was recorded at a variety of locations: from recording studios to restrooms, through rehearsal rooms and specially equipped houses. With it’s rough and pressing sound, the album brings the band to the limits of experimentation.