8 KALACAS Releases “Labios Negros” Video; Fronteras Full-Length Out Now!

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Fronteras, the latest full-length from California skacore collective 8 KALACAS, is out now on Atomic Fire Records. In celebration of the record’s official unveiling, the band has dropped a brand-new video for the track “Labios Negros.”

“Labios Negros” is a moving love story about an unforgettable woman who’s passing leaves her partner lost. Notes vocalist Sr. Kalaca. “While life seems impossible without her, it is even harder to forget her. It’s a declaration that true love remains through death and beyond. Shooting this video was really cool. Working with such a great team made it all much easier and fun. A big shoutout to Vicente and our stars for all their hard work on such a short notice.

“Finally!Our hard work has paid off,” he continues of the release of the record. “Never stop believing in yourself and your potential. We are so proud and stoked for this album. We hope everyone will enjoy it as much as we have!”

Watch 8 KALACAS’ “Labios Negros” at THIS LOCATION. Stream it HERE.

View the band’s previously released videos for “Frontera” HERE, “R2rito” HERE, “Pudrete” HERE, and “Mutante” HERE.  

Fronteras is available on CD with a bonus DVD including video clips, documentary, and a live acoustic session, on vinyl, and on all digital platforms. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION.

Influenced by the Mariachi and Cumbia traditions of Mexico while also being true children of a globalized world, 8 KALACAS stands for a new era in rock and metal music; music for anyone who feels at home in these intoxicating tunes. It’s no coincidence that “calaca” means “skull” in Spanish. “No matter who you are, the color of your skin, the type of people you love, what god you believe in, the poverty, or the wealth: when you die, the only thing left is the fucking kalaca.”

On Fronteras, imagine a blend of the frenzy of early System Of A Down, the heaviness of Slipknot, and the explosive energy of Social Distortion in a Mexican setting and multiply it tenfold and you might come close to the rabid intensity that is 8 KALACAS (spoken: “Ocho Kalacas”). Not so much an ordinary band than it is a tidal wave of bristling energy, hard-hitting music, and biting social commentary, the energy level on Fronteras is so high it will turn any fan of extreme and extremely uplifting music into an ecstatically banging, moshing, jumping, or dancing dervish. “People see us and listen to us when they want to relieve their frustrations, when they want to celebrate their happiness, or just to share a night or a feeling they have. They keep us moving forward, and we do not plan on letting them down.” Taking their Latin roots and their Californian upbringing and ingeniously warping the two into this behemoth of an album, 8 KALACAS genuinely brings something new and exciting to the table.

Sr. Kalaca – vocals
Getse – vocals
Adam – drums
Sick – bass
Steve – guitar
Choriz – trumpet
Gio – trombone