BRUJERIA are proud to announce their “Matando Güeros – 30 Aniversário Tour”. The 19-date Southwest trek will kick off on February 24th in Yuma, Arizona and will make their way across the southwest coast with performances in Houston, Albuquerque, and Bakersfield before concluding in San Diego on March 19th. Joining the band for select dates are TOTAL CHAOS (2/24-3/12) and DWARVES (3/15-3/19) while ART OF SHOCK will be opening the show through the whole tour. Come celebrate the release of their first studio album this spring.
Brujo Comments, “‘Matando Gueros… Aun Vive! 1993-2023”.
Tickets for the tour are now on sale at: https://www.brujeria.com/tour
Confirmed dates for BRUJERIA’s “Matando Güeros – 30 Aniversário Tour”withTOTAL CHAOS, DWARVES, and ART OF SHOCK are:
Feb 24 – Fri – Red Moon Ale House – Yuma, AZ ~
Feb 25 – Sat – The Rock – Tucson, AZ ~
Feb 26 – Sun – Rockhouse – El Paso, TX ~
Feb 28 – Tue – Cold Brew – Laredo, TX ~
Mar 1 – Wed – Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX ~
Mar 2 – Thu – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX ~
Mar 3 – Fri – Tulips – Fort Worth, TX ~
Mar 4 – Sat – Black Cock Brewing – Roswell, NM~
Mar 5 – Sun – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM ~
Mar 8 – Wed – Inspired Moments – Farmington, NM ~
Mar 9 – Thu – Yucca North – Flagstaff, AZ ~
Mar 10 – Fri – Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV ~
Mar 11 – Sat – Temblor Brewing Company – Bakersfield, CA ~
Mar 12 – Sun – Den Of Sin – Sacramento, CA ~
Mar 15 – Wed – The Ritz – San Jose, CA ^
Mar 16 – Thu – Strummer’s – Fresno, CA ^
Mar 17 – Fri – Glass House – Pomona, CA ^
Mar 18 – Sat – Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA ^
Mar 19 – Sun – Music Box – San Diego, CA ^
~ – TOTAL CHAOS (2/24-3/12)
^ – DWARVES (3/15-3/19)
BRUJERIA‘s most recent studio album, Pocho Aztlan, is the band’s first release since Brujerizmo was released 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 CA 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 US 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.”