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Transmetal

Ciudad Azteca, Mexico City's Transmetal, centered upon the erstwhile Temple De Acero sibling Partida triumvirate of guitarist Juan, bassist Lorenzo and drummer Javier, is amongst the very biggest of Mexican Rock acts, having performed in Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The studs n’ leather bedecked Transmetal, founded during January 1987, have stuck to their Thrash/Speed Metal stance over nearly twenty Spanish language albums. Upon their formation Transmetal was fronted by vocalist Alberto Pimentel, who featured on the 1988. debut "Muerto En La C ...read more

Ciudad Azteca, Mexico City's Transmetal, centered upon the erstwhile Temple De Acero sibling Partida triumvirate of guitarist Juan, bassist Lorenzo and drummer Javier, is amongst the very biggest of Mexican Rock acts, having performed in Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The studs n’ leather bedecked Transmetal, founded during January 1987, have stuck to their Thrash/Speed Metal stance over nearly twenty Spanish language albums. Upon their formation Transmetal was fronted by vocalist Alberto Pimentel, who featured on the 1988. debut "Muerto En La Cruz", produced by Dark Angel’s Eric MeyerTransmetal, and the follow up "Desear Un Funeral". On June 18th 1989. the group opened for Death at the Naucalpan Arena Lopez Mateos.

In 1990. Pimentel departed to found Leprossy. Alejandro González of Illusion, and subsequently frontman for Arkhe, would fill the vacancy before Juan Carlos Camarena took the role of second guitarist. The band featured on the high profile "New Titans Over Mexico" tour of 1991, these shows sharing billing with Sacred Reich in JanuaryTransmetal, Kreator in July and Sepultura in December. On May 3rd 1992. Transmetal supported Overkill at the Arena A. Lopez Mateos in Tlanepantla then appeared as part of the "Mexican Mosh" festival alongside Sick of it all, Deicide and Nuclear Assault. The album that year, "Amanecer En El Mausoleo", featured a cover version of "Killers" by the french band Killers. On November 8th the band scored the high profile support to Black Sabbath's concert at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City. 1992. witnessed the departure of these latest two recruits and Alberto Pimental resumed activities with the band on a stand in basis. A successful Mexican tour during October found Transmetal headlining over Mortuary and Inquisidor. The band's status would engender a further slot at the March 1993 "Mexican Mosh" festival event, this time sharing honors with Overkill, Kreator and Monstrosity among others. The following year Transmetal, together with fellow native acts Angels de Infierno and Rata Blanca, represented Mexico at the June 1994. "Monstruos De Rock" gathering in Spain. The group notably guested for Slayer on September 10th at the Mexico City Balneario Olimpico. Pimentel would opt out yet again to forge another version of Leprosy (spelled with one ‘S’ on this ocasion) assembling a new band including Ramses guitarist Julio Marquez and ex-Inquisidor drummer Felipe Chacon. Transmetal took inboard the esteemed former Luzbel and Huizar frontman Arturo Huizar as their lead vocalist but by February 1998 two members of Panic, vocalist Mauricio Torres and guitarist Eric Towers (a.k.a. Ernesto Torres) stabilised the band for the album "Las Alas Del Emperador". Meantime, Lorenzo Partida and ex-Transmetal vocalist Alejandro González would create the side project Ultratumba. Transmetal's show at the Adolph Lopez Mateos de Tlalnepantla Arena in Mexico City in July 1999. was filmed and recorded, subsequently put out as two live discs dubbed "XIII Años... En Vivo - Primera Parte" and "XIII Años... En Vivo - Segunda Parte". Transmetal took a original approach of recording tracks for two albums at once, "Tristeza de Lucifer" and "De Bajo De Los Cielos Púrpura", these sessions held in Hammond, Indiana with producer Mike Sheffield.

Upon the release of "Tristeza de Lucifer" the group toured South America during 2001. Shows in Bogota, Colombia, Manizales and Calí in Colombia, River basin in Ecuador, Arequipa in Peru, La Paz and Santa Cruz in Bolivia would prove a first for a Mexican Metal band. "De Bajo De Los Cielos Púrpura" then arrived in July 2000, prompting a 30 date run of shows across the USA. That same year the debut album "Muerto En La Cruz" would see a CD re-issue, adding four extra tracks. The band's legacy would be honoured in 2001. with the delivery of no less than two tribute albums in "Milicia Infernal... Tributo a Transmetal" and the live "Milicia Infernal... Tributo A Transmetal (En Vivo)", both released on the Denver label. Those paying homage included Luzbel, Panic, Disgorge, Ricter, Allusion, Ultratumba, Domain, IRA, A.N.I.M.A.L., Leprycorn and Mechanical Chaos. Transmetal returned in September 2002. with the experimental "El Amor Supremo", this album, their very first to incorporate keyboards and recorded at Studio 880 in San Pablo California, seeing production duties going to the Cancer, Death, Disincarnate, Testament and Konkhra credited guitarist James Murphy. The band's December 2003. album, "Lo Podrido Corona La Inmensidad", saw keyboard contributions coming from Erick Fuentes Quintana and a guest guitar solo on the track "Creador De La Amargura" from James Murphy. 2004 saw Transmetal tackling an album, "Temple De Acero", consisting entirely of cover versions including the Scorpions , Candlemass, Celtic Frost, Accept, AC/DC, Sodom, Black Sabbath, Death, Uriah Heep and Twisted Sister. A notable compilation issued in June that same year, "17 Years Down In Hell", re-worked the tracks from the previous two albums, "El Amor Supremo" and "Lo Podrido Corona La Inmensidad", in English language. An unaccredited track, a newly recorded version of "Aborrecer Al Forence", saw Mauricio Torres on vocals. New studio album "El Despertar De La Adversidad" arrived in February 2006, capitalized on by a run of Mexican shows, gigs in Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and spot US gigs. The band got back in the recording studio before the end of the year cutting the "Progresión Neurótica" album for November 2006. « hide


LPs
Indestructible
05/15/2012

Decadencia En La Modernidad
2011

Odyssey In The Flesh
2008

3
1 Votes
20 Anos Ondeando La Bandera Del Metal
2007

Progresion Neurotica
2006

El Despertar de la Adversidad
2006

Temple De Acero
2004

Lo Podrido Corona La Inmensidad
2004

El Amor Supremo
2002

Tristeza de Lucifer
2002

Debajo De Los Cielos Purpura
1999

Las Alas Del Emperador
1997

Mexico Barbaro
1996

3.3
2 Votes
El Llamado De La Hembra
1996

El Infierno De Dante
1994

3.3
2 Votes
Cronicas De Dolor
1993

3.5
1 Votes
Burial At Sea
1992

Amanecer en el Mausuleo
1992

Zona Muerta
1991

Sepelio En El Mar
1990

Muerto En La Cruz
1988

EPs
Desear un Funeral
1989

Live Albums
En Vivo Desde Tijuana, Mex.
2008

XIII Anos en Vivo Segunda Parte
2000

XIII Anos en Vivo Primera Parte
2000

En Vivo Vol. 2
1992

En Vivo Vol. 1
1992

Compilations
Batalla por el Infierno
2007

17 Years Down in Hell
2004

Veloz y Devastador Metal
1995

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