These battle-tested road warriors and champions of “Latino Hardcore Fury” are supporting their latest Self-Titled full-length, which was issued in 2012 on 12-inch vinyl and digital formats by Memphis-based punk imprint, Fat Sandwich Records (twothirtyeight, Pezz, The Fourth Estate). The label recently released a second pressing of said LP in cooperation with Encapsulated Records (Bent Left, Direct Hit, Hold Tight). You can grab a copy of the album from the band at shows, or use the power of the internet to procure one here and here.
In related news, our friends at PureGrainAudio.com recently premiered a live session of La Armada playing three songs, including two brand new cuts. Performed at Rock City Studios in Camarillo, CA and recorded, mixed and edited by Robert Lowndes, you can view the session here.
As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, drop me a line here. Stay tuned for more news about future tours and recordings from La Armada, and be sure to follow the band on Facebook for daily updates.
APR 15 – San Antonio, TX @ Baltimore House
APR 16 – Austin, TX @ The White Swan
APR 17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The HiLo Club
APR 18 – Durango, CO @ Schoolhouse Cafe
APR 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Vex
APR 20 – Lancaster, CA @ Moose Lodge (Slacker Fest)
APR 21 – Highland Park, CA @ Tierra de Culebra
APR 22 – Downtown LA, CA @ Five Star Bar
APR 23 – Canoga Park, CA @ Scotland Yard Pub
APR 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Boom Tomb Room
APR 25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Unit B Skate Park
APR 26 – Ventura, CA @ Billy O’s
APR 27 – Bay Area, CA @ TBA
APR 28 – Concord, CA @ Greenhouse
APR 29 – Sacramento, CA @ TBA
APR 30 – Reno, NV @ The Hideout Lounge
MAY 01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
MAY 02 – Grand Junction, CO @ Coyote House
MAY 03 – Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Music Collective
MAY 04 – Omaha, NE @ The Hideout
MAY 05 – Des Moine, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
During the early part of its career, La Armada established itself as one of the most influential punk bands in its native Dominican Republic, releasing two albums and playing countless shows. The outfit relocated to Chicago in 2007, immersing itself in the city’s infamous music scene, not to mention distinct sub-genres such as grindcore, powerviolence, crust-punk and traditional hardcore and metal. These new influences, fused with the quintet’s native tendencies towards intricate percussion present in Latin music, evolved into its first proper release: an 11-song Self-Titled album delivering crushing bursts of what the band has affectionately coined “Latino Hardcore Fury.” Successfully embodying he brutality and energy that bleeds out of La Armada’s live shows night after night, the record will cause you to raise both eyebrows and fists with its aggressive riffs, intricate song structures, piercing vocals and driving rhythm section.
La Armada captures the essence of its live experience and achieves a new level of greatness. Easily a contender for album of the year, mandatory listening. – Razorcake
No band in recent memory has been able to so perfectly encapsulate raw, urgent aggression like La Armada does on its self-titled album. – Ground Control
La Armada spits in the face of the powers that be … evolutionary ideals with music that is furious, brisk, and powerful to behold. – Dryvetyme Onlyne
The speed and enthusiasm do a perfect job of bridging the gap between old-school youth crew hardcore and classic thrash. – Rock Star Journalist
Recalling bands like Agnostic Front and (early) Refused, La Armada’s hardcore riffs are plentiful, and that’s the real hook. – Punknews.org
La Armada bring you back to the days of anger in hardcore, when music was full of resentment, protest and striving for change. – InForty
An uncompromising brand of Spanish-language political hardcore … the sort of buzzsaw we need in an election year – Aiding & Abetting
Piecing together hardcore, punk, and powerviolence into an all out barrage of fury on your ears … a hardcore masterpiece. – AMP