One of Chile’s best-known metal guitarists in Finland, ERICK AVILA – Cold Scandinavian Metal meets hot Latin American rhythms in a new tango single ‘Por Una Cabeza’.
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Music by Carlos Garde
Lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera
Arrangements by Erick Avila, Tuomas Riihimäki, Aki Kontiokangas, Elias Koljonen
Recorded by Jori Saloranta, Tuomas Riihimäki and Erick Avila
Mixed by Javier Bassino
Mastered by Mika Jussila, Finnvox
Distributed by Playground Music Scandinavia
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. 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.
Last year Erick Avila band released their first single ‘Songo‘, an energetic song that combines salsa and metal. Now the band presents its version of the legendary ‘Por Una Cabeza‘, a tango from Argentina. The passion of the Carlos Gardel tango meets the Nordic metal in this new version that has been born in Finland.
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.
Now the new band has gained great reception by Chilean and Finnish audience due to the cross cultural videos they published in social media showing how the project and music were born so far away from Chile and how the band leader, Avila himself blended into the Finnish culture.
Erick Avila – The band:
Erick Avila – guitar, vocals
Tuomas Riihimäki – keyboards
Aki Kontiokangas – bass
Elias Koljonen – drums