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Latino Hardcore Metal Punks La Armada To Release New Single

The Dominican Republican Chicago-based band drop new single on May 4th

“Our new album “Anti-Colonial Vol. 2″ is done!” says the Latino Hardcore punk band on their Facebook page. “It will be released later this year via our own Mal De Ojo Records in the US and Latin America and we are incredibly happy to announce we are joining Lockjaw Records in Europe & UK and Thousand Islands Records in Canada. People committed to DIY done right!”

However, fans of La Armada only have to wait until May 4th to ‘officially’ hear more from the band when they drop their new single Death On Replay. BUT wanna know a secret? The band’s website’s YouTube link takes you straight to the video – so if you want a sneaky-peek before the rest of the world does – go check it out!

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La Armada Feb 2020 Photo Nessa Teruelo Photo

La Armada’s focus is to leave its mark on heavy music. A punk band at heart, they utilize elements of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and metal to create a style as unique as their story. Formed in the Dominican Republic in 2001 from where they dominated the Caribbean scene for years, the band opted to take a leap and relocate to Chicago in 2008, where they still reside.

Although influenced by bands ranging from the Bad Brains to Death, they take elements from their native island’s music to conjure a unique recipe; explosive live energy, and a clear cut narrative that highlights the effects of neo-colonialism on vulnerable communities.

La Armada Photo: Eckhard Joite — with Teddy Guinto.
La Armada April 2021 Photo: Eckhard Joite

Whether headlining tours throughout the world or supporting the likes of Sick of it All, Propagandhi, Strung Out, Death by Stereo and more, La Armada has come to bring its vibrant spin to the scene.

Guitarist Chris Hannah of Propagandhi has said, “Onstage and offstage, La Armada are equal parts electrifying, versatile, ambitious, indefatigable and amiable. From the perspective of a fanbase or a record label, all the qualities you want in a band.”

La Armada will release their new album ‘later this year’ via the band’s label Mal De Ojo Records in US, Thousand Islands Records (Canada) and Lockjaw Records (UK). La Armada Death On Replay single and video out, May 4th.

Pre-order/pre-save Death On Replay HERE.

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