Puya, Armored Saint Lead Latin Metal Surge On "Metalo"

With the Latin pop gold rush meaning big things for Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez, the folks at Grita! Records are hoping that metal audiences are ready to spice up their speakers as well.

This week, the label released "Metalo," a compilation that places Latin metal's most established names next to the genre's up-and-comers. Lead by Amored Saint and Ozzfest 99 favorites Puya, the collection also includes cuts from Pissing Razors, Brutal Thin, Brujeria, Ill Nino, Criminal, Makina, Ramp, A.N.I.M.A.L., Ratos De Porao, Labertino, and Lodo y Asfalto.

The label specializes in Latin punk and metal, and cobbled together "Metalo"'s lineup from locales as far-flung as Chile, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Portugal, and New Jersey.

Here's what awaits on "Metalo," which is in stores now:

  • Brujeria (Los Angeles/Mexico) "La Migra (Cruza la Frontera II)"
  • Pissing Razors (El Paso, Texas) "Box Life"
  • Criminal (Santiago, Chile) "Hijos de la Miseria"
  • Makina (Mexico

    City, Mexico) "La Fuerza de la Tierra"

  • Puya (Puerto Rico) "Montate"
  • Ill Nino (Jersey City, New Jersey) "El Nino"
  • Ramp (Lisbon, Portugal) "Noone"
  • Lodo y Afalto (San Francisco, California) "El Monstruo"
  • Brutal Thin (Basque Country, Spain) "30 En La Patera"
  • Raimundos (Brazil) "Rapante"
  • Ratos De Porao (Brazil) "Ideologic Police"
  • A.N.I.M.A.L. (Argentina) "Poder Latino"
  • Laberinto (Holland/Venezuela) "Amazona"
  • Armored Saint (Los Angeles, California) "Pirates"