Special thanks once again to Berto over at Spinda Records for sharing more codes from his fantastic roster of heavy bands centered over in Spain. Be quick and check out this latest release by the band El Lobo En Tu Puerta. Some killer stuff once again
‘Santana Bendita’ is a place full of lonely hearts. ‘Santana Bendita’ is the refuge for lost chances, where memories of black smoke and melancholy get trapped. We all live in ‘Santana Bendita’ – it’s everywhere but you still don’t know.
Three years after El Lobo En Tu Puerta’s last full-length ‘Bestias del Sur salvaje’ and two years after the EP ‘Guantánamo’, the Spanish power trio is back with ‘Santana Bendita’, a new album which is a huge step in the career of the band, leaving aside for the first time their particular vision of heavy blues and getting completely involved by the sounds of the 90s. But does ‘Santana Bendita’ sound more stoner… more grunge… more sludge… heavier? It might be… but however it sounds they always are the very own and unique El Lobo En Tu Puerta – and you’ll love it!
For this new album, Julio (vocals, theremin, effects), Búho (vocals, guitars, drums) and Tanín (vocals, drums, guitars) worked with additional musicians Koe Casas (Atavismo, The Agapornis) on the keyboards and Jesús Trivinho on the turntables. ‘Santana Bendita’ was recorded, mixed and mastered by Javier Rondán at Audiorama Estudio (Spain) in July 2020. The band also signs up with Spanish indie label Spinda Records (Viaje a 800, Moura, Acid Mess, Grajo, Rosy Finch, Habitar La Mar, Híbrido…) for its release, with an artwork and photography of Pitu García.
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El Lobo En Tu Puerta – Santana Bendita
(Heavy Blues, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock)
Riff roaring Spanish stoner metal with a strong Rage Against the Machine feel.
First single: 01/09/2020 (“Pennsylvania”)
Second single: 08/10/2020 (“Hong Kong II”)
Búho edition: 100 hand numbered copies on 12″ 140g black vinyl
Tanín edition: 150 hand numbered copies on 12″ 140g clear orange vinyl
Julius edition: 250 hand numbered copies on 12″ 140g white vinyl
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