Santa Clara, Cuba, Aug 15 – The thunderous “Good nights, Santa Clara!”, which used to open here the rock festival Ciudad Metal, could be heard again today, with the begining of the Brutal Fest sounds.
A place traditionally associated with baseball and carnivals, known as the Sandino square due to the proximity of the namesake ballpark, will be the new stage for the first of eight hard rock concerts.
One of the most recent local groups, Scythe, now will share the stage with bands from other countries, such as Mortuari, Cowards and S-core (France), Severe (Belgium), Splattered Mermaids (Sweden) and Natural Dezaztre (Chile).
The event will also include presentations in other Cuban cities with large rock tradition such as Holguín, Bayamo, Camagüey, Sancti Spiritus, Pinar del Rio and two concerts in Havana.
The list of Cuban bands to perform at the event include Scythe, Dead Point, Stigma DC, Switch, Metastasys and veteran bands Combat Noise, Tendencia and Mephisto, probably with his famous “Symphony of Wolves”.
Cuban Rock Agency (ACR) organizes this festival by the record label Brutal Breakdown Record, whose director, David Chapet, praised the quality of national bands.
Blanca Recode, director of the ACR, told Prensa Latina that the Cuban rockers have greater merit because their incentives are more artistic than economic, and put the soul in their concerts.
Proof of this is that the Brutal Fest already makes two events per year, the winter edition in February and the summer edition, which starts today until the end of August to shake Cuba with hard rock.
Source: Prensa Latina