Soziedad Alkoholika

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Soziedad Alkoholika
S.A. Viñarock 2008.JPG
Background information
Also known as SA
Origin Basque Country, Spain
Genres Crossover thrash, thrash metal, groove metal, hardcore punk
Years active 1988 - present
Labels Overdrive, Oihuka Diskak, Roadrunner, Mil A Gritos, Locomotive
Website www.soziedadalkoholika.com
Members Juan
Jimmy
Iñigo
Pirulo
Alfred
Past members Iñaki
Pedro
Oscar
Javi
Roberto

Soziedad Alkoholika, commonly abbreviated to S.A., is a crossover thrash band from the Basque Country in Spain. They were founded in Vitoria-Gasteiz in 1988.[1] They usually talk against militarism, fascism, racism, sexism, rage, decadence, monarchy and others themes like these in their lyrics.

Over these years S.A. has become a polemical and successful band with a great recognition in the underground Spanish punk and metal scenes, as well as in various latin american countries.

Since 2002 the band has been accused by a Terrorism Victims Association and right-wing political parties of supporting ETA,[2][3] due to their lyrics in a few songs by the Asociación de Víctimas del Terrorismo (AVT), but they were absolved. This propaganda caused them to be banned from playing in some places (for 3 years in Madrid).

Soziedad Alkoholika denounces "repression" suffered by the Basque people with the end of "the right of self determination", advocates in its lyrics the disappearance of the Ertzaintza, calls for the independence of the Basque Country, but also attacks scientists using animals as guinea pigs for research and analyzes the Middle East Conflict insulting Jews involved in assassinations, torture and senseless killings.[1]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Name Label Format
1990 Intoxikazión etílika DDT Demo
1991 Soziedad Alkoholika Overdrive CD/LP
1992 Feliz Falsedad Overdrive EP
1993 Y Ese Que Tanto Habla, Está Totalmente Hueco, Ya Sabéis Que El Cántaro Vacío Es El Que Más Suena Oihuka CD/LP
1995 Ratas Mil A Gritos Records CD/LP
1996 Diversiones...? Mil A Gritos Records CD/LP
1997 No Intente Hacer Esto En Su Casa Mil A Gritos Records CD/LP
1999 Directo Mil A Gritos Records CD
2000 Polvo en los Ojos Mil A Gritos Records CD
2003 Tiempos Oscuros Locomotive CD
2008 Mala Sangre Roadrunner Records CD
2011 Cadenas De Odio[4] Mil A Gritos Records CD

Videos[edit]

Year Name Label Format
1994 Kontzertua Gaztetxean DDT VHS
2006 Corrosiva! Locomotive DVD/CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Izarra, Josean (1 June 2002). "Un grupo 'abertzale' de música anuncia actuaciones por España". El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Fernandez, Nidia (24 April 2003). "Soziedad Alkoholika niega ser proetarra". La Voz de Asturias (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "El cantante de Soziedad Alkoholika dice que su grupo ha sido víctima de un despropósito". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 25 April de 2003. Retrieved 10 November 2009.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Soziedad Alkoholika - New Album Details Unveiled, New Song Online

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