Chicago by way of the Dominican Republic 5-piece La Armada is releasing its new album “Anti-Colonial Vol. 2,” on Feb 11, 2022 via the band’s own label Mal De Ojo Records in the U.S. and Latin America. The LP will be released via Thousand Islands Records in Canada and Lockjaw Records in Europe and the UK. Pre-order HERE
The band says, “With this collaboration between the artistic diaspora of the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean, we continue to leave our mark in heavy music. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”
La Armada’s newest offering, “Anti-Colonial Vol. 2” was born in chaos. The band captured the tribulations of 2020 in three separate stints at Chicago’s Electrical Audio Studios and the result is a ferociously defiant album that looks to push heavy music into new spaces.
The record is an impassioned mix of the hardcore punk they refined during their time in Chicago, and Afro-Taino elements of their Caribbean culture. Songs range from soothing grooves to fast-paced brutal anthems, all made deeply satisfying largely in part to new vocalist Casper Torres warm and rage-filled delivery that will have just about anyone ready to put a fist in the air.