California skacore collective 8 KALACAS today releases their third single and video, “Pudrete.” The track comes by way of the band’s forthcoming new full-length, Fronteras, set for release on March 25th on Atomic Fire Records.
Comments the band, “We sing about the literal borders that so many countries enforce, that keep humans separated and discriminated against. But we also sing about the borders in our head that keep us from being happy or that keep us from believing that we are worthy people capable of doing more than what society tells us we can do.”
View 8 KALACAS’ “Pudrete” video 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.”
Fronteras will be available on CD with a bonus DVD including video clips, documentary, and a live acoustic session, on vinyl in black and orange and black variants, and all digital platforms. Additionally, preorders for the band’s special Mutante 7″ (limited to 500 copies), which includes the exclusive B-side “El Borrego,” a cover version of the Cafe Tacvba track featuring a guest appearance by Suicide Silence drummer Alex Lopez, are also available.
Preorder and presave the album HERE.
On Fronteras, imagine a blend of the very early frenzy of 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