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Centauro

46 Music style :
Metal

76 Country :
Mexico

City :
Culiacán

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Line-up

Iván García | Guitarra & Voz
Roberto Lizarraga | Guitarra
Hecris Estrada | Bajo
Mario Rivera | Batería

In the heat of the summer of 2009, Mexican thrash metal band Centauro was born. Hailing from ​Culiacán, Sinaloa, they took their name from famous Mexican revolutionary fighter Doroteo Arango (Pancho Villa) a.k.a. “El Centauro del Norte”.

Mario Rivera (drums) delves into the origin of the band’s name,​“We were kind of tired of a majority bands in our country having names mainly in English with some of them not even translating correctly. Coming from Mexico we really wanted our band’s name in our mother tongue to represent our culture and history. We wanted truly Mexican inspired metal, not everything to be about Vikings, runes, occultism and demons.”

Focusing on creating original thrash infused metal they have found recognition both locally and abroad. Over the course of nine years they have unleashed eight releases, 2 EPS (Enraizados – 2010, Oligarquía – 2014), a demo (Vía Agresión – 2011) and 3 full lengths (Devastación Total – 2013, Ciénagas Del Engaño – 2015, Daño Colateral – 2018). Their sound is well worked classic thrash intertwined with a hearty sample of elements from several metal subgenres, most notably, black and death, creating a recognizable, deep and unique sound.

Staying true to their roots, they write lyrics exclusively in Spanish broaching themes including politics, religion, lust, laziness, misery, death, joy and criticism of society. This fresh take on thrash metal can be described as aggressive, melodic, and unique. The band brings a contagious energy to the stage putting emphasis on having fun and interacting with the crowd while playing quality music.

Centauro’s latest self-released album “Daño Colateral” was unleashed digitally April 21, 2018 on Spotify, BandcampAmazon, iTunesGoogle Play and will be available on CD as of June 30, 2018 through Bandcamp and Mexican distributor Ablaze Productions.

 

Discography :

2010 – Enraizado – Demo
2010 – Enraizados – EP
2011 – Vía Agresión – Demo
2013 – Devastación Total – Full-Length
2014 – Oligarquía – EP
2015 – Ciénagas del Engaño – Full-Length
2018 – Daño Colateral – Full-Length

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