Heavy rock formation ¡PENDEJO! are celebrating the release of their new LP Toma.
Heavy brass, brutal riffage, pounding drums, cojones, and Spanish urban lyrics that make you wonder did they just say that? Yes they did. They go by the name of ¡PENDEJO!
Meet ¡PENDEJO!: a heavy rock band from the Netherlands, founded by two cousins with a history in Latin America. Digging into their latino roots they started blending heavy riffage, right-in-your-face lyrics in urban Spanish and to top it all off, a screaming trumpet.
Leaving their skid marks in the underground scene throughout Europe and Latin America – and having shared stages with influential heavyweights like MONSTER MAGNET, FU MANCHU, KARMA TO BURN, MONDO GENERATOR and HELMET – the band puts on a show for anyone who is not afraid to be grabbed by the cojones and to be thrown into a spicy puddle of chili con carne. In 2010 ¡PENDEJO! released it’s debut album ‘CANTOS A LA VIDA’ which got great reviews from both the Dutch and the international press. Their music has been described as heavy, addictive, rough and grooving, or as a Spanish critic so eloquently put it: “Heavy rock in Spanish with balls the size of Danny de Vito”.
¡PENDEJO! recorded their second album ‘ATACAMES’ (2014) with producer Pieter Kloos (Motorpsycho, Ween, Barkmarket, Dool). This resulted in a daring album containing 10 songs ranging from heavy to lighthearted, and from melodramatic to outright aggressive.Between 2013 and 2018 the band did several tours in Europe and Latin America, including their European tour as support for MONSTER MAGNET in 2018.For their latest full-length album ‘SIN VERGÜENZA’ (2018), also recorded by Pieter Kloos, the band continued its journey into the mostly untouched area where brass and heavy guitars meet. On ‘SIN VERGÜENZA’ (‘Shameless’ in Spanish), the band displays a musical attitude as shameless as the lyrics on this album: right in your face, unconventional, and not afraid to cross the limits set by moral censors.
In 2019 !PENDEJO! toured in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Germany and Holland. Shortly after their Swiss-German tour in January 2020, just before the Corona-shit hit the fan, the band recorded four covers, Netflix’ Narcos theme song ‘TUYO’ being the first to be released on June 19th, 2020. On August 26th 2021 ¡PENDEJO! released ‘TOMA’, an album containing those four covers and four live tracks.
“Taste it and you won’t be sorry.” (Metal Hammer)
“Check the irony that one of the best Latin American bands I’ve heard isn’t Latin American.” (Vagabundo Espiritual)
“You really won’t believe your ears.” (Aardschok)
“Smoke, alcohol, humor, sex and ah!, Rock n Roll!” (Max Metal)
“Gewinnt jeden Schwanzvergleich.” (Legacy)
“¡Pendejo! took no prisoners”. (Reflections of Darkness)
“Pendejo have their sonic terrain well staked out and know how to own it.”