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Monday, September 12, 2011

New Band To Burn One To (Evening Buzz): MAL DE TESTA

MAL DE TESTA is today's "NEW BAND TO BURN ONE TO"  Evening Buzz...


Mal de Testa is a Chilean band formed in 2004 by Rodrigo Muñoz Jonathan Muñoz, Rodolfo Felipe Gonzales Narbonne (former drummer Asamblea Internacional del Fuego and Distancia). His influences lie from classic rock like Grand Funk, Black Sabbath and the MC5 to the more contemporary, among others.

The same 2004 Mal de Testa released their first EP that bears his name, of which only 50 copies were published. This material allowed them to start playing in different parts of Santiago, giving rise to a second plate containing 5 tracks; De Tripas Corazón; released by Jupiter. This allowed the band to start a job of constant gigs until 2009, when Rodolfo Gonzales leaves the group for personal reasons. The reins of Mal de Testa battery are now taken by Nicolas Gajardo and their income starts to work in creating the first full-length Quien Lleva Las Armas album contains 10 tracks with a sound linked to the simplicity and power of the band.

"Mal de Testa is a high-octane Stoner Punk/Rock band from Chile. Right out of the gates these guys emerge into a flurry of bombastic riffs, lightning fast rhythmic blasts, and irate vocals which never give up. The band keeps the pedal to the metal so to speak as the punk rock attitude intensifies with each passing song. If you like your music loud, fast and raw as hell then give Mal de Testa a listen. Their newest album is available for free on Bandcamp right now!"


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