One of Chile’s best-known metal guitarists in Finland, ERICK AVILA – Cold Scandinavian Metal meets hot Latin American rhythms in his new single ‘Siento la Nostalgia’, written in Spanish, but the theme is indeed very Finnish!
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Erick Avila – Siento la Nostalgia
- Music & lyrics by Erick Avila
- 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
- Distributor: Playground Music Scandinavia
Erick Avila moved to Finland three 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. This single is written in Spanish but has a very Finnish tone to it; how life fades away when the time has passed. Sad feeling makes a journey to the eternity through electronic vibes with clear Vangelis influences.
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 – guitar, vocals
Tuomas Riihimäki – keyboards
Aki Kontiokangas – bass
Elias Koljonen – drums
Find out more on band’s Web Page, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube.