Avalancha

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Avalancha
Studio album by Héroes del Silencio
Released 1995
Recorded Various Locations
Los Angeles, California
Genre Hard rock, rock en español
Length 58:35
Label EMI
Producer Bob Ezrin
Héroes del Silencio chronology
El Espíritu del Vino
1993
Avalancha
1995
Parasiempre
1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Avalancha (Spanish for "Avalanche") is the fourth and final studio album released by Spanish rock band Héroes del Silencio in 1995. It's the only album in which guitarist Alan Bogulavsky plays as a full-time member of the band. It is to date their last studio recorded album. It is considered a turning point in the Rock en Español movement of the 90's and a classic in its own right.[citation needed] It was produced by Bob Ezrin (Lou Reed, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper, Kansas, Kiss, etc.) and recorded mostly in different studios in the Los Angeles area. It was followed by a very successful 18-month world tour after which the band went on hiatus until the announcement of a 10 date world tour in early 2007.

Reception[edit]

The album reached the top position in the Spanish album charts and scored positions among the top 20 in three other European countries. The video for the single "La Chispa Adecuada" was chosen as 'video of the year' at the 1996 Billboard Latin Music Awards.[2]

In other media[edit]

The title track appears as a bonus song in the game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and in the European version of Guitar Hero: On Tour.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Enrique Bunbury, Juan Valdivia, Joaquin Cardiel, Pedro Andreu, Alan Boguslavsky. 

No. Title Length
1. "Derivas" (Drifts) 0:59
2. "¡Rueda, Fortuna!" (Spin, Fortune!) 4:09
3. "Deshacer el Mundo" (Vanish The World) 4:47
4. "Iberia Sumergida" (Submerged Iberia) 5:17
5. "Avalancha" (Avalanche) 5:56
6. "En Brazos de la Fiebre" (In the Arms of Fever) 4:45
7. "Parasiempre" (Forever) 4:05
8. "La Chispa Adecuada (Bendecida III)" (The Suitable Spark) (Blessed III) 5:28
9. "Días de Borrasca (Víspera de Resplandores)" (Days of Storm) (Eve of Splendors) 6:24
10. "Morir Todavía" (To Die Yet) 4:14
11. "Opio" (Opium) 6:18
12. "La Espuma de Venus" (Venus' Foam) 6:13

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak position
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[3] 1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 25
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[5] 23
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Avalancha at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Billboard Latin Music Awards". Billboard: L-3. 4 May 1996. 
  3. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. 14 Oct 1995. p. 52. 
  4. ^ "Heroes del Silencio – Avalancha" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Heroes del Silencio – Avalancha". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 October 2013.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
La Rebelión de los Hombres Rana
by El Último de la Fila
Spanish PROMUSICAE Albums chart number-one album
18 September 1995 – 24 September 1995
Succeeded by
La Rebelión de los Hombres Rana
by El Último de la Fila