Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Mictlantecuhtli formed in 1999. Taking their name from the war-obsessed ancient Aztec tribe, Mictlantecuhtli offers a unique new metal sub-genre to the ever-evolving extreme metal music. With lyrics largely based on war, epic battles, bloody rituals, and ancient cities, the band has provided their own tasteful spin on the traditional extreme metal sounds. Their popularity in the underground grew and they released a demo CD in 2001. Mictlantecuhtli was then featured in a few compilation CDs distributed throughout the world and in various metal magazines. In 2004, Mictlantecuhtli released their debut album Pillars of Silence. It was praised by Metal Maniacs as “An extensive nine-track metal masterpiece.” Tearing up stages with their explosive, dynamic live performances and enjoying moderate success of Pillars of Silence, Mictlantecuhtli has quickly established themselves as one of the premiere extreme metal bands on the West coast of the United States. Being called “L.A.’s evilest and blackest new sensation,” Mictlantecuhtli looks to make a huge impact on the extreme metal scene with their next release entitled, “Warriors of the Black Sun".