Metal Insider’s top cinco: Hispanic/latino bands

Posted by on May 5, 2014

metalachiWith Heaven and Hell Metal Fest being cancelled earlier this year by the state, it may seem like the metal scene in Mexico isn’t exactly thriving and festive – but that’s not at all true.  In honor of Cinco De Mayo, we want to show you a few acts in the Hispanic and Latino metal scene who prove quite the opposite. And yes, we know there are Latinos named Robert Trujillo and Tom Araya that are in some pretty popular bands, but we’re going to keep this more towards bands with mostly Latino members.



Thrash/Death Metal


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An influence to many Latin American bands, Transmetal has rarely skipped a year in their constant releases since their formation in 1987. Clocking in over 20 albums, Mexican metal fans often boldly consider Transmetal the fathers of metal in Mexico. They’ve played all over the country and at a huge amount of Mexican metal festivals as well as touring the world in their many years as a band and are currently signed to La Mazakuata Records.


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