Extreme metallers BRUJERIA have announced headlining tour dates in support of their recently released fourth full-length album, "Pocho Aztlan". Support on the trek will come from West Coast ska-core band VOODOO GLOW SKULLS and San Antonio-based punkers PIÑATA PROTEST.
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Oct. 20 - Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium * (buy tickets)
Oct. 21 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades * (buy tickets)
Oct. 23 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore * (buy tickets)
Oct. 24 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 26 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Oct. 27 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
Oct. 28 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
Oct. 29 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge * (buy tickets)
Oct. 30 - Cleveland, OH - Cambridge Room House Of Blues * (buy tickets)
Oct. 31 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall * (buy tickets)
Nov. 02 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage * (buy tickets)
Nov. 03 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza * (buy tickets)
Nov. 04 - Boston, MA - Once Ballroom * (buy tickets)
Nov. 05 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry * (buy tickets)
Nov. 08 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
Nov. 09 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground * (buy tickets)
Nov. 10 - Nashville, TN - Exit In
Nov. 11 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall * (buy tickets)
Nov. 12 - Tulsa, OK - Vanguard
Nov. 14 - Corpus Christi, TX - Ayers Event Center
Nov. 15 - San Antonio, TX - Rock Box
Nov. 16 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
Nov. 17 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
Nov. 18 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues * (buy tickets)
Nov. 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theater * (buy tickets)
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"Pocho Aztlan" was released last September via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The disc was the band's first release since "Brujerizmo" came out in 2000 via Roadrunner. It was recorded over the course of many years and at several studios around the globe. The end result was mixed by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, THE EXPLOITED).
BRUJERIA's legend has proliferated for nearly three decades. When the band first emerged from the sunbaked hellscape of Los Angeles in 1989, the city was on the brink of chaos. Daryl Gates ruled the LAPD with an iron fist, overseeing a legion of blue-suited stormtroopers who cracked brown and black skulls at every opportunity. Rodney King, the '92 riots, and California governor Pete "Pito" Wilson's anti-immigrant Prop 187 were all on the bleak horizon. The Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the city's minorities with the band's infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, "Matando Güeros" ("Killing White People"), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH. Led by lyricist and mastermind Juan Brujo, BRUJERIA were alternately rumored to be satanic drug lords and members of well-established metal bands. The truth, as always, lay somewhere in between.
Fast forward to right about now: "Pocho Aztlan" is BRUJERIA's first new album in 16 years. The title translates to "Wasted Promised Land", a combination of Aztlán, the fabled ancestral home of the Aztecs, and the term pocho, which native Mexicans use to refer — not always kindly — to their counterparts born in the States. Brujo himself is pocho, a man caught between two worlds. Many pochos are not exactly accepted with open arms in Mexico. Meanwhile, they're too often regarded as second-class citizens in their adopted U.S. home. Brujo has transcended both scenarios through the power of BRUJERIA's uncompromising grindcore and death metal. His all-Spanish lyrics are as vivid as they are effective: Bona fide tales from the frontlines of the drug war, the racial divide, and the battle for the border. "A lot of BRUJERIA songs are true stories," Brujo says. "And if they haven't happened yet, they will happen."