Musings on metal and its evolving demography

Metaleros’ journey: Meet NY’s thriving Latino metal scene

Wifey sent this to me yesterday. She’s working on an ethnicity piece for her “Women in NY’s Extreme Metal Scene” paper and came across it while researching. It basically talks about the Latino presence in the metal scene in NY. As of tomorrow, the article will be 6 years old, but judging from the shows we’ve attended in the past few years, Latino metalheads in NYC haven’t gone anywhere. 😉

I’m actually not familiar with any of the Latino bands mentioned in the article, but I do recognize that Raza Odiada is the 2nd album from Brujeria, and wonder if the band was named after it. It looks like some of the acts aren’t around anymore, but there are videos for some of them on Youtube and legacy Facebook pages.

Now that I think of it, I know more metal bands from Central & South America than Latino bands in the NYC area. This is something I’ll have to rectify.

[edit] Here’s wifey’s write-up of the same article, from her blog, ontheshelves.




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