Official press release:
De La Tierra is comprised of some of Latin America’s most talented metal musicians, including Brazilian guitarist Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Argentine singer/guitarist Andres Gimenez (A.N.I.M.A.L.), Argentine bassist Sr. Flavio (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs) and Cuban/Mexican drummer Alex Gonzalez (Maná). Their upcoming record, II, follows the band’s 2014 self-titled debut which received rave reviews and support from critics and fans.
De La Tierra partnered up with Billboard.com for an exclusive premiere of the upcoming record’s first new song, “Puro”, which can be streamed now:
Speaking with Billboard.com, Gimenez says:
“This song talks about how life can take us in different directions, good or bad. Our soul is unbreakable. It’s up to us to understand if it’s time to be born, to grow, or to die. The payoff is always there. Nothing is easy, but nothing is impossible as long as you keep the pure power inside your heart.”
De La Tierra found massive success following the release of their debut album in 2014. The record allowed the band to tour and share the stage with bands like Metallica and Slipknot and perform at festivals such as Rock In Rio, Santiago Gets Louder and Vive Latino as well as gain a strong following of fans throughout North and South America.
For their follow-up record, De La Tierra worked with renowned producer Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn, Deftones, The Cure, Sepultura) who helped the band craft a furious set of songs for one of the year’s most dynamic, heavy rock/metal albums.
Drummer Alex Gonzalez says:
“Our first album was self-produced. This second album we had the awesome opportunity, honor and privilege to work with Ross Robinson. He produced and really captured and brought out the best of all of us. It was very positive and challenging, but at the same time he made us work hard and give 100% all the time. He really helped us to find our sound and voice.”
The band’s sophomore album was recorded with Robinson in Los Angeles where they laid down the music live to analog tape machines. Each of the band’s members has a unique, individual style that Robinson helped blend and balance with their influential roots for a rich music experience that transcends language barriers.
“All 4 of us listen to so much music and different styles that all of that information brings a lot to the table once we start writing music. It’s so awesome that a band like DLT, that is a heavy/metal band, can bring so many different styles and sounds of heavy metal to our music, but at the same time we include rhythms, melodies and lyrics from Latin America.”
De La Tierra is releasing a “In The Studio” series of video episodes leading up to the new album’s release. Fans can watch Episode 1 w/ Alex Gonzalez and Episode 2 w/ Flavio Cianciarulo below now!
II track listing:
1. “DLT II”
5. “Valor Interior”
6. “Dois Portais”
7. “Sin Límites”
8. “Ciénagas de Odio”
9. “Viaje De Fe”
10. “Sangramos Al Resistir”