Decibel Magazine is currently streaming “Igual Que Hoy,” the latest single from Peruvian hardcore thrash punks LOS HUAYCOS. The tune comes off the band’s impending Savage Monstrosities full-length slated to drop via Tankcrimes February 8th.
Issues Decibel of the track, “Combining the lighthearted fun of skate punk with the intensity and bite of thrash metal, there’s a lot to like about songs like ‘Igual Que Hoy’ that combine high-energy punk tunes with a serious message.”
Adds LOS HUAYCOS, “‘Igual Que Hoy’ means ‘same as today.’ The song is about how there will always be the controlled, manipulated, and denominated; the ones who barely adapt, and how, from the shadows, the invisible, the unnameable, will tell them what to do. Most people will live between home and work enjoying the second season of their fashionable TV show. Tomorrow will be the same as today because today was the same as yesterday.”
Hear “Igual Que Hoy,” exclusively at Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
Featuring ex-members of Asmereir, Metamorphosis, and Experimental Dental School, LOS HUAYCOS playa raucous brand of psychedelic hardcore thrash punk. The word “huayco” comes from the Quechua, which means “depth/valley” and refers to landslides caused by torrential rains in the Andes. You will occasionally find these guys skating a curb in Oakland.
Recorded by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Torso) and wrapped in the eye-popping artwork of Skinner (High On Fire, Mastodon), Savage Monstrosities will see release digitally and limited edition vinyl in two color variants: 250 x Splatter and 250 x Bluetooth Blue. For digital orders go HERE. For physical orders go to THIS LOCATION.
LOS HUAYCOS will play a set at the Tankcrimes Takeover this weekend. Slated to take place at The Oakland Metro February 2nd, the all-ages event will find the band playing alongside their labelmates in Ghoul, Necrot, Brainoil, Kicker, Mortuous, Connoisseur, and Deathgrave.
2/02/2019 Tankcrimes Takeover @ The Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA [info]
Although the friendship between Asmereir and Metamorphosis began in the rehearsal studio Chinchay Melchormalo in 1996, LOS HUAYCOS was forged in mid-2013 in Oakland, California. Following a three-song demo, the band played their first show — Tankcrimes’ Brainsqueeze II on April 20th, 2014. Since then, LOS HUAYCOS has performed in various places throughout the Bay Area, and with several of their favorite bands like Dag Nasty, Ghoul, The Shrine, Wolfeyes, and Midnight. Additional live highlights include opening for NOFX in Lima, Peru among other shows in their hometown, an East Coast tour, and performances at Skull Fest in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania two years in a row.
In September of 2017, the casting director for Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why series contacted the band to record a Circle Jerks cover (“Wild In The Streets”) and play live in episode 10 of the second season. LOS HUAYCOS recorded the track at Atomic Garden Studios in East Palo Alto, California where they would return to record this year’s Savage Monstrosities.