Interview With San Jose’s MAYA

Maya emerged in the summer of 2004 in San Jose, CA. Their formative years launched them to the same stage as some of the biggest names in hardcore as they prospered into prominent figures in the Bay Area local scene. Their close-to-home fanbase quickly expanded to reach across the world, which led to opportunities to tour across the country and throughout Mexico and Central America alongside heavy hitters including Terror, The Acacia Strain, Emmure, and more. These days, the band is tapping into their heritage to share their stories as first generation Mexican and African American musicians from Northern California. Their musical identity is fueled by DIY ethics, respect for their roots, and the determination to share the music they love with a culture that hasn’t always understood it. Their struggle is their inspiration. After two successful album releases to build their name, the band has found their distinctive voice in the fierce world of hardcore and metal with their new record DESPIERTA (Awakening) is released on July 15, 2021 on Shark City Recordings.

It was indeed a pleasure to talk to the band members on the formation, Despierta EP and more about the band, Check out the below YouTube Link for the entire coverage of the Interview

Despierta Tracklisting

  1. Despierta
  2. Demonios
  3. Sangrando
  4. Prayers
  5. Justicia O Paz
  6. Untitled

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