Bocanegra / Bio

The name Bocanegra was historically given to foul-mouthed or verbally abusive people. Its also the name of one of the most critically acclaimed bands ever to come out of Peru, South America

Having worked extensively with musical auteur Martin Atkins (Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Killing Joke, PIL, Pigface), Bocanegra has honed their lush and aggressive sound to perfection. Described by critics as eclectic mix of post-punk, new wave, industrial, and dream-pop, the band focuses on driving rhythms and infectious hooks.

“Brutal and sexy…those are the confines in which we work,” says Carlos Bocanegra.

The video for the first single, “Love (the) Machine,” went on heavy rotation on MTVLA and VH1LA, propelling the band into the international spotlight.

“Love (the) Machine” appeared on the Peruvian Modern Rock charts for a total of 7 weeks reaching position 14, and became the official anthem for the "2011 International Water Polo Finals".

2012 brought the next single, "Sombras", which charted on the PMRC in the Top 5. The following year, brought the singles "Charlemagne" and "Porscha" which followed suit in Top 20 chart positions.

After a countless headlining tours, including stadium and theater shows around South America, Bocanegra launched in the US, selling out many of the venues they played at. Known for their elaborate stage setups and passionate energetic performances, the band continues to demand respect from even the most discerning of critics.

They are currently recording the followup to their first album.


General Info

Band Members
Carlos Bocanegra, Pablo Aranzazu, Josue Vasquez
Artist Name
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Active Since
Alternative / Dream Pop / Industrial

Contact Info

Winston-Salem, NC

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