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Being around for nearly 30 years, Colombia’s biggest export in thrash metal, ATHANATOR, have proven to be a persistent, innovative and unstoppable force. The band has inspired generations of young bands with their early efforts like “Entes de Guerra” (1991), “Raise the Death”(2000), “Raise the Slaughter” (2002) or “Earth of Blood” (2004), but also made statements by their most recent outputs “The Perfect Enemy” (2006), “Architect of Disaster” (2009) and “Antología de la Muerte” (2014).

Enter 2010, ATHANATOR has finally found a new way with a line-up the most diverse, melodic and intense album of their entire, long running career. Produced at renowned Athanator Rehearsal Studio in Medellin, Colombia with Jaymz Ocampo as producer (Marimonda, Ultra-Violence, Revenge, Metal-Militia), “Memento Mori”comes with a clearly transparent, powerful and thundering sound. The classic and impressive artwork which makes the package just perfect was created by Felipe Mora, who had worked with the guys of Superlitio, Aggressive and Innerhate before. Eleven tunes charged of majestic riffs and powerful drums, available now through Hateworks Records.

Musically as well as with its lyrics “Memento Mori” showcases everything ATHANATOR stands for, even taking it to the next level. Being pure ATHANATOResque thrashing madness, solos that actually aren’t only there for statistics but can really be described as what they are and make you wanna shred your personal air guitar all night long, or the most epic moments you’ve ever heard on any ATHANATOR album – this is what you’ve been looking for the past 9 years and we can only agree with Kike, who states:

“It will blow everything away, the “Big Metal acts” have been released in the past few years! Prepare yourself to get your face ripped off!

Line up:

 ♠ Jaymz Ocampo – Vocals and guitars                  ♠       Eder Zapata – Guitars

 ♠   Kike Ramirez – Bass                           ♠         Esteban Tobon – Drums

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Sonicbids, is the Athanator´s electronic press kit. An useful tool for promoters, booking agents, press, record label or any proffessional executive on the industry.

3 thoughts on “Athanator

  1. Hello from Sweden. Have listened to your Music and enjoys it a lot. I have only rescently discovered the metal scene i South America and I Think you have a lot going on, especially in Colombia. Your metal Music are way better than the european metal right now. Your Music is more in your face, just like metal should be. Keep on rocking and hope to see you over here sometime.

  2. Excelente banda colombiana, la cual tiene un gran trabajo en su carrera.
    Esperamos verlos en Perú lo mas pronto posible!
    Architect of Disaster y The Perfect Enemy son albums de lo mejor del metal paisa.

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