Mercado Negro- Perpetua Penitencia

Mercado Negro is the second #metaLatino project from Latino Resiste.
This time an ensemble with musicians from Argentina, Germany, Canada and Colombia get together to combine all the ferocity of the metalmedallo musical aesthetic with the aggression of Swedish death metal of the 90’s without losing the compass of originality in terms of Latin Metal of late 2010’s should sound like.

Heavily influenced by the sound of Puya’s Whisker Biscuit, Sepultura’s beneath the remains, or Reencarnacion’s 888metal as well as the likes of At the gates, Entombed, Unleashed or Asesino; Mercado Negro combines dirty guitars and unpolished hard/grindcore vocals with clean massive drums and bass to unveil a debut EP called PERPETUA PENITENCIA.

You can download it for #zeropesos (FREE!) in whichever format you want.
MP3 > Download Link (only 53MB!!!!!)

Or full WAV, Aiff, HDMP3 directly via Bandcamp as well as individual tracks should you prefer.

The main single is Move it,

Although this 6 track EP opens with Ebrio de Poder which brings Brazilian percussion meeting 90’s thrash with a bold statement for those who are in power, not only in the political field but also in corporation levels.

Perpetua Penitencia is the EP Title as well as the statement towards how society believes Money and “connections” are the goals the maintain oneself on top of the pyramid regardless of the personal or spiritual consequences.

Vibora Rastrera is a pure blast of hardcore with clean guitars breaks that criticize all the fake friends whose evil spirit only want to diminish ones achievements if these do not benefit them personally.

Piel de Oveja is a heavy reference to Puya’s Whisker Biscuit in terms of music, while lyrically is a call for action to unveil those wolves who camouflage under sheep’s clothes to disguise their real intentions which are the profit from our desires and dreams, whether we are pure resilient or heavily into consumerism, the wolves have a market that will fit any merchandise you need, a che-guevara pin, or a bob marley hat to a super exclusive 1 million dollar watch, it doesn’t matter which part of society you play, there is going to be a wolf ready to eat your money.

Last but never least a rendition to one of the most symbolic songs from the most well known Latin American metal band in history.

Some Quotes about the release:

” Mercado Negro thrashes like the bastard child of Sepultura and Brujeria. Perpetua Penitencia is the most fun and also the most genuinely vicious debut metal release I’ve heard in ages” B. Bryan (Noisey, MTV)

“Mercado Negro me transporta en el tiempo a mitad/finales de los noventa con una música con una base en ritmos con bastante groove y un feeling de despertar latino. Mientras que temas como Vibora Rastrera o Perpetua Penitencia se quedan un poquito cortos en producción y tienen mas un sonido de demo el tema Move It suena con una produccion mucha mas cuidada y con un desarrollo vocal bastante elaborado que me recuerda a lo mejor de Skindred. Suena increible ese tema!!!
En general muy bien y bastante nostálgico.” Kike Valderrama (Headcrusher, Sol de Sangre)

“Tiene el sello Latino Resiste… Eso es garantía de sabor latino. Es un extraño viaje al pasado con sonido moderno. Creería que tiene lo mejor del mundo del metal latino con retazos de metal europeo. A veces no se si bailar o cabecear” Viejo Jaymz (Creador 4eedc Fest, Metal Host, 4eedc mastermind)

Mercado Negro:
All Music and Lyrics: Caballo tracks 1,2,3,5
Leandro Achinelli (guitars on tracks 1,2,3,6)

Track 6 Roots Bloody Roots by Sepultura
Track 4 Move it. Music by Silb (Germany) featuring Foxn and Caballo

Vocal recording by Gux Swadharma in Ardila Studios (Bogota, Colombia)

Mix and Master by Caballo
Except track 6 by Gux Swadharma

Latino Resiste presents Metal Latino

Latino Resiste Presents METAL LATINO


This is a work that has taken us more than 8 months, gathering and checking production styles, subgenres, countries, and “creative” skills. But the most important part is that we want to achieve something more important:

There were two main factors why we decided to do this: even though Metal is huge by itself in their own underground scene, rarely Latino Bands make it outside their own countries, and second, there is a “radicalism” between elitists who barely listen different genres except their own tastes.

Having those factors in mind, we started a selection process from Bands from all over the Continent, From Argentina, to Canada, we travelled and listened to hundreds of bands, each one great at their own, so the selection process was very hard.

Our first pick was Dia de los Muertos.

Because it had everything we needed, great production, amazing sound, but overall, a pure Latino sound: including A FEMALE VOCALIST!!

Our selection included Carcass’ singer (Jeff Walker) huge Collaboration with Dia de los Muertos, but then we changed it to one that we felt could fit better, MALDITO X (from Asesino, Static x) drops his style in SIGO SIENDO EL REY.

Starting the compilation with a song that is THAT strong, we knew we where going thru the right path.
Metal Latino drops 21 tracks, each one represents a whole trend, a whole movement behind, not only the subgenre, but also the effort, production and passion from the bands.

We will drop the info about those 21 indeed, (bottom part of the post) Although some of those MUST BE HIGHLIGHTED, as they represent what Latino Resiste is about. Gathering together well known and unknown people; towards one identity: LATINO UNITY.

Puya/Ankla founder Ramon Ortiz, decided to unveil his very own and unreleased track Resake, a song that blends brutality, virtuosity, and latino roots.

Eutanasia, the iconic band that had almost a two decades hiatus, comes back to unleash all the aggression from 90s thrash death with a 2012 sound.

Colombian Headcrusher , Mexican Here Comes the Kraken, and Chilean Nuclear are here to prove why they are ahead of the game in their own terms.

But the real highlights are the unknown for many, these bands which have to sacrifice their own savings to record. Some have only a computer and a cracked recording software, and still can compete with well known acts.

This is also something we want to be truthful. You will hear all the production differences as is.
A unique approach that keeps Metal for the masses, and elitists.

Experience the whole compilation, and then share it.


METAL LATINO reveals regardless grindcore, black metal, Nu Metal, Thrash, Hardcore, Death, Deathcore, Fusion, or whatever style you find in the compilation, We (Latinos) have a lot to be proud, a lot to still discover between our own continent, a lot of bands to support, either LIVE or RELEASES, and especially.. We sound as good (many times even better) as American/European bands.

The reason why we haven’t reached further, might be between us. Let’s all unite. Latino Resiste!


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Art was made by the Excellent Mexican Artist OMEGAZ
whose style brought an incredible fresh vibe to the Metal Scene, by avoiding the stereotypical “calavera” while keeping it dark

Inside the album you will find Two Wallpapers (click to enlarge)

Now this is How Metal Latino was created:

In August 2011 Latino Resiste opened the spot for a new compilation.
And we had to get in touch with Alfonso Pinzon, who is one of the most relevant Metal Heads in the US scene, whose label Cinismo Records has dropped some of the most wicked discographies.



Dia De Los Muertos, gets two tracks, opening track, and a featuring with Maldito X at number 12. (music submitted by Alfonso Pinzon himself)

Here Comes the Kraken, in the second spot, unveiling all the power of this amazing Mexican band ( music submitted by Tore Rangel)

Canadian/Colombian Therapy for Pain, drops their unique style, (Ex-obscurum was set as Free CC release)

Headcrusher’s Let the blood run is one of the most aggressive metal releases of 2012, and they easily earned a spot, the difficult part was selecting which song from their album. ( Music submitted by Gustavo Valderrama)

Dar Sangre, Axial from Argentina, and Mexican grindcore Nasty Pig Dick set their albums for Free Release, and they were submitted via blog submission.

DNR Brasil are a extreme band, and they are releasing this song Controle Inativo, submitted by the band themselves via METAL LATINO soundcloud.

Eutanasia, returns after two decades, with a new album called We Belong to the Shadows. ( Music allowed by Walter Tamayo)

Puya/Ankla founder Ramon Ortiz, is perhaps, the biggest addition in terms of “name” to the compilation, an amazing artist whose bands have been headliners in ozzfest and working with oscar/grammy winner Gustavo Santaolalla among more great achivements, but at the same time humble enough to drop not one, but two tracks, and even greater, an UNRELEASED track

Instrumentos de cuerdas-Ramon Ortiz,bateria y percusion-
Oscar Santiago(grabadas en Redemption Studios,Bayamon,Puerto Rico con Sakko-ingeniero),
producido y mezclado por Ramon Ortiz y Nick Page,masterizado por Kingnaldo,ANKLADO Publishing,BMI 2012.

Next Spot is fullfilled by Decode, an impressive post metal band, featuring members from La Pestilencia, Agony among many others 90’s metal band. This band dropped one of the best metal submission over all. ( Music allowed by Cesar Botero)

Argentinian Leandro Achinelli’s project Leechmaster, is the closest thing to Opeth’s folk side we found in the continent, impressive song, which keeps all the dark side without losing melodic patterns.

Chilean mega Band, NUCLEAR, who have opened for Slayer, Testament and many more also keep it real and they had no problem submitting their song Defleshed. ( Music submitted by Punkto Sudy)

“El Sagrado” from Los Angeles, Originally from Colombia, a four piece Hardcore/Metal band founded in 2.002 and currently formed by: Jhon (Vocals), Alice (Guitar), Pájaro (Bass) and Mauricio (Drums) The song is called “Asesino” from our cd “Divino Dolor” labeled by Cinismo Records, and also sponsored by Fernandes Guitars, Krank Amps, Hiwatt Amps, Ernie Ball and Coffin Case.

Mexican Black/extreme Metal Erebus Redemption made their way by submitting a great self produced song called the illusion of the 2nd circle, ( Music submitted by the band itself)

S26 from Buenos Aires unleash a song that represents everything we stand for. if you understand spanish:

Sin Salida submitted their anthem Sin Salida ( Submitted by Alejandro Corredor)

Music & Lyrics by Alejandro Corredor
Produced by Sin Salida
Recorded by Alejandro Corredor & Andres Jaramillo
Mixed & Mastered by Alejandro Corredor

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