Hola amigos! Here's an amazing south of the border gem that my wife scored for me to help ring in a little holiday cheer. El Diablo's "The Devil Made Me Do It" picture disc LP. It's a wicked modern metal record that is stuck in the 70's in the best possible way. Released by the band in 1999 as a pressing of 300, the material was recorded live at the Fixion Club in Oaxaca, Mexico, in front of their 8 fans, their girlfriends and the wait staff at the bar. The music is an unholy mix of heavy metal dirge and hard rock riffing replete with psychedelic interludes and fuzzed-out bass tones. It's a gnarly amalgam of Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath and the first Metallica record with a heavy dose of Hawkwind and Krautrock. It's the kinda thing you've always hoped for but for some reason no band ever quite realized; that is, until El Diablo. I know very little about this band. There's a bio providing a bit of info on their website, which hasn't been updated since 2003 (click on the title above for link). I don't think they're still a band but for all intents and purposes - it just doesn't matter. They begat this impious slab of wax and are thus immortalized in stoner rock heaven (and they certainly were a hell of a band). I've uploaded the monsterous 12 minute epic, Mirror Love, which truly epitomizes this record.
EL DIABLO - Mirror Love


Hey! This is Great, to find a post like this! I personally know El Diablo, you should ckeck out www.stonerrock.com.mx there is a biography there, and also, we have recently launched for free a stoner rock compilation featuring El Diablo and more stoner bands. Let me know. Cheers.

May 23, 2009 at 6:33 PM  

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