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MUDGATE presents: MudTourFest 2012

MUDGATE is pleased to announce the final schedule of MudTourFest 2012 (the sludge/stoner/doom meeting) featuring CULTURA TRES (Ven), PENDEJO (NL), BANDA DE LA MUERTE (ARG) and UNDERSMILE (UK).The Netherlands has the chance to experience this unique combination of South AmericanBritish and Dutch sludgy heaviness and stoner riffage on the following dates:

March 28th – Winston Kingdom, Amsterdam (Cultura Tres and Banda de la Muerte)
March 29th – The Stage, Arnhem (Cultura Tres/ Pendejo/ Banda de la Muerte/ Undersmile)
March 30th – So What, Gouda (Cultura Tres/ Pendejo/ Banda de la Muerte/ Undersmile)
March 31st – De Spot, Middelburg (Cultura Tres/ Pendejo/ Banda de la Muerte/ Undersmile)
April 1st – Azijnfabriek, Roermond (Cultura Tres/ Pendejo/ Banda de la Muerte/ Undersmile) 

Details on the venues and directions can be found on the official MUDGATE page (, as well as on the event page on Facebook (more…)

CULTURA TRES album “El Mal Del Bien” now available on vinyl worldwide!!!

CULTURA TRES album “El Mal Del Bien” now available on vinyl worldwide!!!

Do you like vinyl? We hope so because the vinyl version of CULTURA TRES sophomore album “El Mal Del Bien” is now also up for grabs directly from the band on their bandcamp page. For the moment it is available at the special price of pay-what-you-want, with a minimum of 5 euro!!!

Originally, “El Mal Del Bien” was released in South America on March 19, 2011 and is still getting some pretty good glowing approval from fans and underground media.

The limited edition of 1000 copies on black 180 grams vinyl is released through CULTURA TRES own label Dead Plan Records. It comes in a high-quality pack with original artwork by Jaap “Mudgate” Melman and with immediate download of the album in format of your choice.

Take your copy now!

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CULTURA TRES: “Purified” video release

“Purified” , the new video from the Venezuelan sludge band Cultura Tres, can be watched through the link below. It is for the second single from their sophomore album ‘El Mal del Bien’ and was directed by Juan de Ferrari and Alejandro Londono.

The storyline of the video connects to the first single ‘Propiedad de Dios’. It evokes imagery from the collective subconsciousness about religious and political convictions, which is the source of inspiration for the whole concept album of ‘El Mal del Bien‘.

Coinciding with the video release, ‘Purified’ can be downloaded at Bandcamp ( for a ‘name-your-price’ deal, as well as the album ‘El Mal del Bien’ (2011) and the debut album ‘La Cura’ (2008).


Top 20 of 2011 – Bill’s Picks

Well it’s that time of year again. Time to name my favorite albums of 2011. 2011 brought us a lot of good stuff by a lot of great bands. 2011 also brought on a lot of surprises from bands that were really unknown until their material was released or well afterwards. Bandcamp played a huge role in music discovery for me. It turned out hundreds of great albums not only released in 2011 but in years past as well. This list, my favorites as well as honorable mentions, is no way a complete list of what was released this year. There is just to much out there that I don’t either have time to get to, never heard of or won’t discover until well after this year is completely over. I know there’s going to be a few surprises. Let it be known that I listened to a LOT of new albums this year and picking my top 20 out of the hundreds was very hard to do.

20. The Sade – Damned Love – (review) I really didn’t know what to expect when this one came across my desk but I needed to check it out. And check it out I did. I was pretty damn impressed that I listened to the album at least 10 times in a row. In my review I stated “The majority of the album is all alchchol fueled hard rock. Throughout my listening of the album I couldn’t help but think that this is what Social Distortion may sound like if they were more rooted in 70′s hard rock as opposed to their punk roots.” Granted it’s been a few months since I’ve listened to it, it still has a strong spot in my top 20.



Review – Cultura Tres – El Mal Del Bien

I tried to think of one word to describe El Mal Del Bien. I couldn’t do it so I’ll use a few. Heavy, thick, sludgey, doomy, gloomy. While sludge music really isn’t normally my thing, I was able to find myself getting into this one.

According to Google translate, El Mal Del Bien mean “Evil from Good.” Sounds reasonable. The album is after all, the perfect one for a soundtrack to a deathfest movie. Even during the rare moment where it’s not being all doomy and sludgy, it still is. There’s even times when the album hits a bit of a progressive metal stride (“El Sur De La Fe”).

The album is only 8 tracks long however there are 4 bonus tracks that come with the download. One of those is a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Black Sabbath” which is actually a pretty faithful version to the original.


Bandcamp Recommendations 7/21/2011

The Bandcamp Recommendations for the week are here. Today marks a full one year of doing these recommendations. It’s been a blast. The past year I’ve exposed you to countless amounts of bands. Each band that has graced these pages has been great. They’ve put out great music well worth everyone’s attention. Do to the state of the economy in not just the US but pretty much the rest of the world, money is tight so all the music here is free download. It’s a little way to get something for nothing. That being said, the bands that make the music deserve something. Throw a few bones their way, buy some physical media, go to a show and buy them a beer or three or other merch.

There’s a lot of bands from a lot of different genres represented here. Even the most pickiest person in the world should find at least 1 band here they like. If not, then go back to listening to Nickelback. So without further ado, here’s a jam packed edition to celebrate the feature’s 1st birthday.

Well what would a Bandcamp Recommendation article be without a little self promotion? The Soda Shop Records first release is Land of Lincoln by the now defunct Low of the Low. Land of Lincoln is some great Midwestern hard rock. They had the sound of a band you’d hear from Ohio and they were tearing Chicago a new one.


New Band To Burn One To- Cultura Tres

As Also seen on Heavy Planet

The “New Band To Burn One To” today is Cultura Tres. Cultura Tres has its origins in Venezuela. With the first EP “Seis” (2007) the band already outgrew the South American continent, landing European support slots for bands like Pro-Pain and even being invited to perform at the world release show of Gorefest’s “Rise to Ruin” album in their homeland the Netherlands. The quick growth of the band should come as no surprise, since the four band members possess skills and experience gained from years of writing, recording and performing in different bands; with some individual highlights including Rock Al Parque for 80,000 people (Colombia), Ozzfest, Hodokvas Festival (Slovak), Rock TV Night (Italy), the “Chaos AD” tour of Sepultura (South America) and a variety of albums and video-clips that met with critical acclaim.

Encouraged by the excellent response to the EP, the musicians locked themselves in the studio for a year of rigorous composing. In October 2008, the band released debut album “La Cura” in South America, gaining them a hurricane of media attention.

After a release tour through homebase Venezuela, the band was invited to a showcase in London. There they were spotted by Metal Hammer magazine, who selected Cultura Tres as the month’s global metal discovery. During their stay, the band was offered additional shows in mainland Europe, enticing them to stay longer and prepare for a European release of La Cura. Cultura Tres started recording the videoclip for their European single “And Then I Woke Up” in Holland. In the mean time, the debut videoclip of South American single “Libertad” (recorded in Venezuela) burst through its intended boundaries of South American music television, when it was picked up on internet. As a result, it also attracted the attention of important magazines in Europe and even Japan, each praising the album for its dark and original music.

In the summer of 2009, in between festivals in Holland, Cultura Tres went back to South America for a promotional tour in Argentina, furthermore proving their hold over the continent. Shortly after, the entire band received a full endorsement from Ibanez. In December 2009, with the release of their third clip “Crosses and Lines” they kicked of their world tour in Venezuela. Now, with European and Japanese release tours set for spring 2010, the future for Cultura Tres looks brighter than ever… Don’t miss this chance to hear the new sound of South American doom!

My 2 Cents:

How ironic is it that a band starts off their latest album with a song called “A Brighter Light”. This proggy doom band is far from being light. Complete darkness rules the world of Cultura Tres. The vocals bark, the riffs crush. Think Puya , Mars Volta and Alice In Chains meeting up in a dark alley with machetes and maracas. I love this shit!