BAND REINA NEGRA
LABEL FIGHTER RECORDS
OUT Feb 16th, 2021
OUR RATING 82/100
Today Fighter Records release the official reissue of all the material recorded by traditional HM band from Spain REINA NEGRA, consisting of their two demos from '84 and '86 as well as 4 live tracks from '82.
This compilation, entitled "Aquelarre", is avalaible on CD, 12"LP vinyl and cassette.
REINA NEGRA was a 4-piece band founded in Palafrugell (Girona/Spain) in 1981, consisting of by Paulí Martí (VC), Pep Casas (GT VC), Dani "Pato" Zamora (BG VC) and Johnny Bisbe (DR).
During 1984, their recorded a first demo with songs “Posesión Maldita”, “Vencido”, “La Hora de la Verdad” and “Nadie Now Hará Cambiar’’.
For this recording, Paulí and Dani had already left, being replaced by Carles Toledo (VC) and Johnny Busquets "Pela" (BG).
More comings and goings, with Pep Casas as the only original member at the helm, until in 1986, they returned to Sonocentro Studios, to record their second demo that included “Inquisición”, “Aquelarre”, “Infierno en La Tierra” and “Peligro Social'.
At this time, it was Pep who was in charge of recording the voice.
REINA NEGRA would end up dissolving in 1987.
Unfortunately, on November 29th, 2007, "Pato" died in his hometown of Palafrugell (Girona).
Surely an underrated band; you can feel it since first INQUISITION, classic and dark HM with solo parts to remind (a trademark of the band).
Inspired vocals, roaring bass, pounding drums an obviously a “dirty” production son of these times.
03. El Anticristo (Infierno en la Tierra)
04. Peligro Social
05. Posesión Maldita
07. La Hora de la Verdad
08. Nadie Nos Hará Cambiar
"Live 23.10.82 Sant Feliu de Guixols"
09. Reina Negra
10. El Espejo
11. Les Orgies del Saló
12. Las Letanías de Satán
(live bonus only available on CD)