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Argentinean hardcore metal band formed by guitarist Andrés Giménez, bassist Marcelo Corbalán, and drummer Anibal Aló in the early '90s. A.N.I.M.A.L. is a short cut for Acosados Nuestros Indios Murieron Al Luchar (while being chased, our natives died fighting). The band's name symbolizes its lyrics, based on the killing and expropriation suffered by South American aborigines. In 1993, A.N.I.M.A.L.'s debut album was released. A year later, original drummer Anibal Aló was replaced by Martin Carrizo, recording Fin De Un Mundo Enfermo. In 1996, after signing up to Warner Music, the band moved to the U.S. to make El Nuevo Camino Del Hombre, which became a gold record in Argentina; touring Mexico and North America soon after. In 1998 drummer Andres Villanova joined in, recording Poder Latino, featuring "Cinco Siglos Igual,," made along with singer/songwriter Leon Gieco. After issuing Usa Toda Tu Fuerza in 1999, Warner Music released A.N.I.M.A.L.'s sixth album on June 26th, 2001. ~ Drago Bonacich, Rovi