One of Chile’s best-known metal guitarist Erick Avila in Finland – Metal meets hot Latin American Rhythms. See the first episode of ‘Between Chile and Finland’ now on YouTube, watch below. New episode every Friday!
Erick Avila moved to Finland two years ago for the love of the local music scene and he is now building his new career there. He has documented this new musical beginning in a video blog series and it culminates to the point when Erick Avila’s band releases their first single on May 21st 2021. Erick Avila is one of the best-known metal guitarists in Chile. He is also a composer, producer and for a long time he has been the leader of a Chilean metal band Six Magics.
Avila found a band bearing his own name with three Finnish musicians. The group is doing now something no one has ever done before – combining metal and the hot rhythms of Latin America such as the Chilean cueca, Brazilian bossanova and Cuban salsa.
“Between Chile and Finland” is a ten chapter video blog series that tells a story about how two very different cultures meet and wrap around each other through metal music. You can see the struggle when Finnish musicians start to learn and play these new rhythms in their own style. The series also tells about Avila’s own struggles and experiences when he is building a new life in a foreign country filled with the difficult Finnish language.
Is Erick Avila the next big thing to break through with his band in Latin America?
Avila’s former band Six Magics has toured also in Europe in addition to Latin America. They have headlined concerts for thousands of people and supported bands like Nightwish and Tarja Turunen. Avila has a vast fan base in Chile for over 20 years of career and he has been an inspiration source for many guitarists in the area.
Erick Avila – The band:
Erick Avila – guitar, vocals
Tuomas Riihimäki – keyboards
Aki Kontiokangas – bass
Elias Koljonen – drums