Impureza is unveiling the next flamenco metal track taken from their forthcoming album, ”La Caída de Tonatiuh”, which has been scheduled for release on November 10th.
The band stated this about the new song:
“In the name of their gods, the Aztec people make human sacrifices in order to feed and honor their divinities. These sacrifices and rituals allow to preserve the balance of nature and thus bring prosperity and protection to the whole dynasty. The Aztec vow an adoration and submission cult to their gods. The rite of human sacrifice is practiced regularly and massively.
We are proud to present ‘Sangre Para Los Dioses’! This title alone, represents the very essence of Impureza’s universe, a condensed version of our Iberian roots and a total fusion between extreme music and Spanish sounds. Discover our most exotic song composed to date, tribal, brutal, and flamenco.”
Directed by Morgan ChapillonImpureza have previously released the artwork of ”La Caída de Tonatiuh” (created by Johann Bodin), which can be viewed together with the track-list below.
2. Sangre Para Los Dioses (6:17)
3. Otumba, 1520 (5:25)
4. El Dorado (0:55)
5. Abre-Aguas (En la Tormenta de Tlaloc) (5:11)
6. Leyenda Negra 04:58
7. Corazón Al Cielo (Homenaje A Paco De Lucía) (1:29)
8. Camino Hacia Mictlán (3:49)
9. El Nuevo Reino De Los Ahorcados (5:04)
10. Ultimo Día Del Omeyocán (4:19)
11. La Caída De Tonatiuh (5:58)
12. La Llegada De Los Teules (3:43)
Impureza’s new ground-breaking second album, ‘La Caída De Tonatiuh‘ has been recorded and produced by Sylvain Biguet, who is known for his work with Klone and Trepalium among others and the album was mastered by tripleGrammy award winner Bob Katz, which resulted in a perfect blend of sonic extremes with the traditional instrumentation to achieve a warm yet aggressive organic sound.
Impureza express the traditional part of their musical heritage through the use of acoustic folk guitars, flamenco rhythm patterns, and exclusively Spanish lyrics. This concept derives from the interest of founding member Lionel Cano Muñoz and his “compañero” Esteban Martín, who are both of Spanish origin and draw inspiration from their identity.
Esteban Martín adds his multiple vocal facets that range from death metal growling to clean singing inspired by the sadly late gitano-legend CAMARÓN DE LA ISLA among others. In a similar way, Lionel Cano Muñoz shifts between the aggression and power of his 7-string electric guitar and the intricacy of the Spanish flamenco guitar. This is backed up by Florian Saillard, who complements the electric string section with his 6-string bass and the flamenco parts with an acoustic bass guitar. Even more string power is added live by rhythm guitarist Olivier Hanoulle. Drummer Guilhem Augeis perfectly complementing the band with his unique rhythm patterns and Hispanic groove.
Impureza have been amused to find the nickname “French Nile” being attached to them at times for combining the ferocity of death metal with “exotic” sounds. The band’s influences range from Behemoth and Morbid Angel to PACO DE LUCÍA.
The Spanish-French outfit gained a reputation of an excellent live act, which was well earned by capturing audiences across Europe alongside acts such as Gojira, Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, and Benighted as well as performing at prestigious festivals such as Hellfest, Motocultor, and Wacken Open Air, the latter as winners of the W:O:A Metal Battle France.
Impureza created a quick buzz within the underground metal scene with the release of three demos, ” Y Correra Tu Sangre” (2005), ”Ruina De La Penitencia” (2006), and ”En El Desierto De La Creencia” (2007) – all of which were compiled under the heading ”Inquisition Demos” in 2007 , as well as two split-contributions on the ”Tworzenia, Resurrezione, Démence” (2006) and ”Reincremation” (2007) samplers. These prepared the ground for the band’s acclaimed debut full-length, ”La Iglesia Del Odio” (2010), which considerably widened their international following – a trend that continued with the following 2013 EP ”El Nuevo Reino De Los Ahorcados / Leyenda Negra”.
Taking their time to refine their self-developed style and to come to terms with several changes in the line-up, Impureza are ready to spearhead Hispanic extreme metal around the globe. ”La Caída De Tonatiuh” is a proud statement of musical identity and cosmopolitan embrace of the world at the same time. Be prepared to welcome this Spanish conquest via a unique new vision in metal.
Esteban Martín: vocals
Lionel Cano Muñoz: rhythm, lead, and Spanish guitars
Olivier Hanoulle: rhythm guitar
Florian Saillard: fretless bass
Guilhem Auge: drumsGuest musicians:
Mayline Gautié (Adagio & Idensity): violin on “El Dorado”
Xavier Hamon (Yapa): latin percussion (cajón, bongos, congas, chimes)
Hakata Ooh (Akphaezya): female vocalsAvailable formats
Gatefold LP in various colours
27 Oct 17 Saintes (FR) Théâtre Geoffroy Martel (Hell’Oween Festival)