Inspired by the Chilean Nobel Prize winner, the band – NERUDA was formed in 2003. band members varied musical influences and created music they referred to as EXPERIMENTAL ROCK. NERUDA recorded their first single REIGN and was heard over NU107. Their first demo EP was released and sold at their gigs in 2005. The song REIGN was included in various compilation album in 2006.
In 2007, NERUDA recorded their full length debut album under Kerplunk’s Pop-No-Comply Records produced by Patrick Jalbuena. The song TAKE A SEAT, FEEL THE KICK featured URBANDUB’s frontman Gaby Alipe and co-producer of the album.
In March 2007, NERUDA: INSIGNIAS AND ENIGMAS was released.
NERUDA has appeared in several TV Shows in STUDIO 23’s Breakfast Supersize, MTV channels’ shows like MTV ROCKOLA and MTV SIESTA and appeared on ABS-CBN’s Music channel, MYX in a few occasions. Their songs REIGN and TAKE A SEAT, FEEL THE KICK has gained nationwide airplay at NU107, 99.5 HIT FM and 105.9 RJ UNDERGROUND RADIO.
With NERUDA’s passion with music and talents, the band has earned the respect of their fellow musicians both from the mainstream and underground scene. They gained quite a number of loyal following and friends who regularly communicates with them on their mailing list who also frequent and sing their songs at their gigs. To date, NERUDA was able to sell all the initial 500 copies of INSIGNIAS AND ENIGMAS at their gigs alone in three (3) months from the time of it’s release.
In July 2008, when Robert and Gagal left the band, NERUDA auditioned new members to play the drums and guitars for the band. Current line up includes original members Nathan Peralta , Karl Vito Cruz and JL Siscar. Several times Best Drummer Competitions winner Xley Miguel who is also from the band Do ‘Ahou is NERUDA’s new drummer. To complete the line up of this promising young band, is guitarist Jai Hanopol from the band Sylveria. He comes from a family of musicians-- son to a jazz singer and pianist, nephew to Mike Hanopol and cousin to Lourd de Veyra, but distance has become a problem with gig skeds since he lives in lipa, batangas, and was soon replaced by Guitar Intrsuctor Mike Abrigo of G4, a band that plays intrumental music. Mike Abrigo was then replaced by Jason Grospe due to time conflicts to take the Lead Guitar spot for Neruda, Jason is also a member of the bands Deninman,Ignify and Gatecrash with Nadia.
Currently, NERUDA has released a 4 track EP entitled "Abandon Embarkment" and has launched their latest single "Coincide", new videos are also in the works due out within the 2009-2010 period.