New Haven (CT) – El Camazotz, the forthcoming EP from U.S. Heavy Metal band ENTIERRO, is streaming now in advance of its release date. Commence listening at
On June 18 ENTIERRO will release the long awaited follow-up to their 2018 self-titled full-length. Entitled El Camazotz, after the Mayan bat god associated with night, death and sacrifice, the five-song EP represents a new chapter in the story of the band.
“Groovy and chunky riffs intersect nicely with dual-lead heavy metal, and catchy arrangement. All around, it recalls the earliest Fates Warning material slapped against Trouble’s stoner era, and does it with a certain skill and grace that speaks of the long experience of the members.”– Invisible Oranges
“This band hits hard and fast. Well done!” (5/5)– Metal Epidemic
“Entierro clearly put thought into its construction, and in following 2018’s self-titled full-length, the band’s wholehearted embrace of their roots filters smoothly through their own craft methodology and only suits them.”– The Obelisk
“The majority of the material is located in the neat, powerfully executed mid-tempo. Victor and his colleague Chris Begnal also always know how to provide variety with two-part guitar passages and make no secret of corresponding sources of inspiration such as Murray / Smith or Tipton / Downing.”– Powermetal.de
Recorded just prior to the pandemic at Studio Wormwood in Northeastern Connecticut under the engineering mastery of Dave Kaminsky, the songs of El Camazotz harken back to the NWOBHM and traditional heavy metal bands that they grew up listening to.
This also marks the first truly collaborative effort with former Fates Warning guitarist Victor Arduini, who had joined the band just prior to the recording of their 2018 full length. On this release, he was an integral part of the writing process working alongside vocalist/bassist Christopher Beaudette (Jasta, NightBitch,) drummer Dave Parmelee (One Master) and second guitarist Chris Begnal making it a much more definitive presentation of their creative vision. Together, ENTIERRO is solidifying their ability to create songs that manifest the crushing sound they hope metalheads can continually find inspiration in.
- The Penance
- The Tower
- The Past
- El Camazotz
- Call for the Priest [Judas Priest cover]
Mixed and Engineered by Dave Kaminsky at Wormwood Studios, Mansfield, CT
All songs by Entierro, except “Call For the Priest” written by R. Halford, G. Tipton and K. Downing
Album Artwork by Maxwell Aston Art
Mastered by Nick Zampiello of New Alliance East Mastering
Christopher Taylor Beaudette – Lead Vocals/Bass
Victor Arduini – Guitar
Chris Begnal – Guitar
Dave Parmelee – Drums