Message To Venus: 24-0 In Puerto Rico, International Day of Non-Violence

By on September 30, 2012

On October 2nd 2012, members of the Puerto Rico-via-Miami rock band Message To Venus will be performing at 24-0, an event organized in honor of the International Day of Non-Violence, in the goal of stopping all violence in Puerto Rico for 24 hours.

“Crime here is on the rise, it’s crazy,” comments M2V vocalist Jandre Nadal. “In addition to street gang violence there is familial violence and more… it needs to stop. As Puerto Ricans we believe in non-violence, so when the event organizers contacted us to participate, we agreed immediately.”

M2V‘s performance will take place on October 2nd at 6:15 PM at Parque Luis Muñoz Rivera in San Juan, PR.

More info on 24-0 can be found via the event’s official website,, or by watching this video trailer (Spanish-language):

“JuanMa (M2V drummer) and I will be performing a 4-song acoustic set. We’ll be playing three of our originals plus a cover of Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds”, continues Nadal. “We’re just aiming to peacefully contribute to the event in whatever way we can.”

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Stirring influences ranging from the aura of Tool, the innovation of The Mars Volta and the classic presentation of Led Zeppelin into a melting pot of melodic heaviness, Florida-based Puerto Rico-native rockers Message To Venus have risen to the forefront of the independent music scene, drawing comparisons to established acts such as The Deftones, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains.
Making their first official mark on the music scene in 2011 with the release of their debut single “Universal You”, from the subsequent EP The Envelope,M2V were warmly welcomed by rock fans from around the globe. Praised by established artists such as Godsmack and Halestorm, receiving weekly spins at Octane and MusicChoice (among many others) and being featured in the motion picture The Witness (El Testigo) have all added to the band’s growing portfolio of accomplishments.
Feeling as though fate was nudging them in a specific direction, the members of Message To Venus made the decision to relocate to Miami, Florida in order to continue to promote their music, as well as to record their debut full-length album, Victims & Villains. “Puerto Rico is beautiful… it’s our home”, explains guitarist John Feliciano. “We play there as often as we can, but in order to expand globally we want to be planted on soil where touring opportunities are more frequent.”
2012 has already proven to be a busy year for M2V, seeing the band in full writing and recording mode. Their music has also been nominated for a Latin Rock Award in the Slam Alternativo/Rock category. With the awards ceremony taking place on September 22nd 2012 in Puerto Rico, it promises to be yet another step on Message To Venus’ ascension to the summit of the modern rock music scene.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.