Melodic hardcore punk metalheads La Armada from Chicago are coming to Europe this summer.
They announced a bunch of shows in July and August, with appearances at some of the main events and festivals.
They are ready to bring their signature latino infused hardcore punk sounds to the Old World, along with their outspoken and clever political message.
Their album “Anti-Colonial Vol. 1, out via Creep Records (US) and Epidemic Records (Europe), is a call for resistance in reaction to increased visibility and power in the hands of the “alternative right”, religious extremists and white supremacists in the United States and worldwide.
La Armada is a mix of wild, sharp and heavy riffs, angry vocals, irresistible breakdowns; a thrash / hardcore / punk crossover with politically meaningful lyrics. With this album they toured as a opening act for Propagandhi, Iron Chic, Belvedere, Satanic Surfers, and just recently with Sick Of It All.
An explosive sound, ready to detonate. Europe: get ready!
July 13 Nuremberg, DE @ KNRD Fest
July 14 Zwiesel, DE @ Jugendcafe
July 15 Prague, CZ @ Cross club
July 16 Berlin, DE @ Franken
July 17 Hamburg, DE @ Menschenzoo
July 18 Groningen, NL @ Lola
July 19 Cologne, DE @ Sonic Ballroom
July 20 Naaldwijk, NL @ De Flaat
July 21 Ostende, BE @ Cosy Corner
July 22 Lemmer, NL Dorians jam Room
July 23 Darmstadt, DE. Oetinger Villa
July 24 Geneva, Switzerland @ Le Trou
July 25 Bayonne, FR @ fêtes de Bayonne
July 26 Zaragoza, ES. Sala Creedence
July 27 Valencia, ES @ Pub Darkness
July 29 Oviedo, ES @ Gong Galaxy
July 30 Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES. Jimmy Jazz
July 31 Madrid, ES @ Sala Mon
Aug 2 Duffel, BE @ Brakrock Ecofest
Aug 3 FR – TBA
Aug 4 Vicenza, IT @ Osteria al Castello
Aug 6 Tolmin, SLO. Punk Rock Holiday
Aug 7 Cesena, IT. Magazzino Parallelo
Aug 8 – Brescia, IT @ Festa Radio
Aug 9 – Vilmar, DE @ Tell Bells Festival
After becoming immersed in the city’s infamous music scene and touring extensively around the country, the band became exposed to distinct subgenres including grindcore, powerviolence, crust-punk and traditional hardcore & metal sounds. These influences, fused with the band’s native tendencies towards the intricate percussion lines present in Latin music, have developed into their first proper release, a self-titled 11 song vinyl, which delivers crushing bursts of what the band has affectionately coined “Latino Hardcore Fury”. Released in late March 2012 on behalf of the Memphis, TN label Fat Sandwich Records this album successfully manages to possess the brutality and energy that bleeds out of their live shows night after night. Recorded, mixed and mastered by longtime friend and collaborator, Juan Carlos “Kanky” Lora (Marc Rizzo, Kingdom of Sorrow, Cavalera conspiracy, Jasta), the record will have you raising your eyebrows and fists with its aggressive riffs, intricate song structures, piercing vocals, and driving rhythm section.
Backing up their musical delivery are sharp witted lyrics that touch on a variety of pertinent social issues such as immigration rights, globalization, and class struggle in general, the band takes on a cynical perspective on governmental authority and phoney corporate “first world” activism. Along with many of their Chicago predecessors La Armada is unwilling to compromise their native Spanish language in their music; the band addresses this usually recognized linguistic barrier by taking their live set on the road. With an extensive touring background that has taken them to every corner of the US, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic; and now with an album that truly personifies the band’s sound, La Armada will now be touring full time visiting the rest of Latin America, Mexico, Canada and Europe.