Chicago by way of the Dominican Republic 5-piece La Armada has been announced as one of the support acts on Propagandhi’s upcoming west coast run of shows this fall, along with the Bay Area’s TORSO.
La Armada’s latest album “Anti-Colonial Vol. 2” is out now via the ensemble’s own label Mal De Ojo Records in the U.S. and Latin America. The vinyl LP is available via Thousand Islands Records in Canada and Lockjaw Records in Europe and the UK.
A punk band at heart, La Armada utilizes elements of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and metal to create a style as unique as their story. Formed in the Dominican Republic in 2001 from where they dominated the Caribbean scene for years, the band opted to take a leap and relocate to Chicago in 2008, where they still reside.
Influenced by bands ranging from the Bad Brains to Death, the critically-acclaimed, politically-charged 5-piece takes elements from their native island’s music to conjure a unique recipe; explosive live energy, and a clear-cut narrative that highlights the effects of neo-colonialism on vulnerable communities.
Whether headlining tours throughout the world or supporting the likes of Sick of it All, Propaghandi, Strung Out, Death by Stereo, and more, La Armada has come to bring a vibrant spin to the scene.