As we’ve stated before, with the constant stream of touring announcements, its good to sometimes share what is going on outside of your immediate region to help spark up the additional attention that the touring bands need. That said, here is the skinny on Brujeria and their headlining Canada dates.
The Press Release:
Extreme metallers BRUJERIA will embark on a tour of the Canada this June, supporting their most recent album, Pocho Aztlan. They’ll be joined by Dayglo Abortions and Incite.
The Tour Dates:
6/06/2018: Vancouver, BC – Astoria
6/08/2018: Calgary, AB – Dickens
6/09/2018: Edmonton, AB – Starlite
6/10/2018: Regina, SK – The Exchange
6/12/2018: Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
6/13/2018: Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
6/14/2018: Timmins, ON – The Working Class
6/15/2018: North Bay, ON – Club 151
6/16/2018: Toronto, ON – Opera House
6/18/2018: Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
6/19/2018: Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
6/20/2018: Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
Joining them on stage every night on vocals is a very special new member; “Orange Is The New Black” star Jessica Pimentel. Listen to Jessica performing guest vocals on ORIGIN’s cover of BRUJERIA’s “Revolucion”, here.
Pocho Aztlan is the band’s first release since Brujerizmo was released in 2000 via Roadrunner. It was recorded over the course of many years and at several studios around the globe. The end result was mixed by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, THE EXPLOITED).
Check out the visualizer for the song “Viva Presidente Trump!” here. The track comes from their recent 7′ release by the same name, which is now available for purchase digitally on iTunes, Amazon and GooglePlay.
BRUJERIA’s legend has proliferated for nearly three decades. When the band first emerged from the sunbaked hellscape of Los Angeles in 1989, the city was on the brink of chaos. Daryl Gates ruled the LAPD with an iron fist, overseeing a legion of blue-suited stormtroopers who cracked brown and black skulls at every opportunity. Rodney King, the ’92 riots, and CA governor Pete “Pito” Wilson’s anti-immigrant Prop 187 were all on the bleak horizon. The Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the city’s minorities with the band’s infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Güeros (“Killing White People”), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH. Led by lyricist and mastermind Juan Brujo, BRUJERIA were alternately rumored to be satanic drug lords and members of well-established metal bands. The truth, as always, lay somewhere in between.
Fast forward to right about now: Pocho Aztlan is BRUJERIA’s first new album in 16 years. The title translates to “Wasted Promised Land,” a combination of Aztlán, the fabled ancestral home of the Aztecs, and the term pocho, which native Mexicans use to refer—not always kindly—to their counterparts born in the States. Brujo himself is pocho, a man caught between two worlds. Many pochos are not exactly accepted with open arms in Mexico. Meanwhile, they’re too often regarded as second-class citizens in their adopted US home. Brujo has transcended both scenarios through the power of BRUJERIA’s uncompromising grindcore and death metal. His all-Spanish lyrics are as vivid as they are effective: Bona fide tales from the frontlines of the drug war, the racial divide, and the battle for the border. “A lot of BRUJERIA songs are true stories,” Brujo says. “And if they haven’t happened yet, they will happen.”
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll keep this brief since we are not planning on heading to Canada to see them nor do we have the biggest of backgrounds on their brand of Metal mayhem. I missed the chance to see them recently based on other scheduling demands so I am hopeful that they come back around soon so I can see what they are all about. Sure, I realize that they’ve been around for years but as I’ve often mentioned, its impossible to be on top of the news about every single band that is out there. You do your best to fit as many in as possible during your time in the week. That’s all I have to say about the matter. Closing up I wonder how many of you fans of our outlet up there in Canada are planning on seeing Brujeria during this brief headlining run. Chime in down below in the comments section to let us know what you think and what we might have been missing out on. Thanks. See you real soon.
Official Website: https://www.brujeria.com/