Todos Tus Muertos
|Todos Tus Muertos|
|Also known as||TTM|
|Origin||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Associated acts||Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Los Laxantes, Mano Negra, Los Auténticos Decadentes, Attaque 77|
|Past members||Felix Gutiérrez
Horacio "Gamexane" Villafañe†
Todos Tus Muertos was a punk and reggae band from Argentina formed in Buenos Aires, in 1985. The line-up originally comprised by a young vocalist Fidel Nadal on vocals, Horacio "Gamexane" Villafañe on guitar, Felix Gutiérrez on bass and backing vocals, and drummer Cristian Ruiz. Achieved international success throughout the 1990s. The band was part from the second Argentine punk movement that emerged during the mid-1980s.
The beginning: 1985–1992
In 1986 they recorded their first demo called Noches Agitadas en el Cementerio, with eight tracks. In 1988, was released their eponymous debut studio album to RCA label, produced by Carlos "Mundy" Epifanio.
After two years, the band began recording their new album, Gamexane and Cristian Ruiz left the band, and were replaced respectively by Julio Amin and Jorge Iacobellis. In 1991, Todos Tus Muertos released their second studio album Nena de Hiroshima, recorded to Radio Tripoli label. After the few shows, Fidel Nadal and Felix Gutiérrez was invited to collaborate with Mano Negra. Along with Manu Chao and the rest of Mano Negra, they went to Colombia where they recorded La Casa Babylon.
Breakthrough success and break-up: 1994–2000
In 1993, Gamexane returned to the band and Pablo Potenzoni replaced to Jorge Iacobellis. In 1994, Todos Tus Muertos recorded Dale Aborigen which featured Manu Chao, Fermín Muguruza of Negu Gorriak, and also band members of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and Los Auténticos Decadentes. In this record there was a mixture Reggae, Hip Hop, Punk and other Latin rhythms. With this album they did an international tour which included Mexico, Peru, Panama, Puerto Rico, the United States, France, Spain and Colombia. The album, together with interactive features, was released throughout the world outside of their native Argentina on Grita! Records.
The band toured on Japan in 1999, then in 2000 Todos Tus Muertos are disbanded by internal problems with Fidel Nadal.
The Return: 2006–2010
While some former members had participated in severals festivals, Todos Tus Muertos returned with Pablo Molina as the only singer in "Oye Reggae" Festival in Cordoba, in January 2006. That same year, the group toured in Mexico and released Re-Unión, the first studio album in eight years. Then, continued with Pablo Molina, Felix Gutierrez (the only consistent member), "Gamexane" Villafañe, Christian Fabrizio and Germán Álvarez as new line-up.
Death of Gamexane and disbandment: 2011
Their last gig was at Latin Rock Cafe in San Jose de Costa Rica on November 2011, where then the band canceled the Mexico tour due to Villafañe health problems. Back In Argentina, Horacio Villafañe died on November 23, at the age of 48.
After the death of Villafañe, Todos Tus Muertos are disbanded.
Fidel Nadal and Horacio "Gamexane" Villafañe said in an interview to Pelo magazine that the name of the band refers to the casualties in Argentina's Dirty War, to Pope John Paul II motto Totus Tuus.
- Last Line-Up
- Felix Gutiérrez - Bass guitar and Backing vocals. (1985–2011)
- Horacio "Gamexane" Villafañe† - Lead guitar and Backing vocals. (1985–1990, 1994–2011, died 2011)
- Pablo Molina - Vocals, Percussion. (1994–2011)
- Christian Fabrizio - Drums. (2004–2011)
- Germán Álvarez - Keyboards and backing vocals. (2004–2011)
- Former members
- Fidel Nadal - Lead vocals. (1986–2000)
- Jorge Iacobellis - Drums. (1990–1993)
- Julio Amin - Lead guitar. (1990–1993)
- Pablo Potenzoni - Drums. (1994–2000)
- Cristian Ruiz - Drums. (1985–1989)
- Todos Tus Muertos (1988)
- Nena de Hiroshima (1991)
- Dale Aborigen (1994)
- Subversiones (1996)
- El Camino Real (1998)
- Crisis Mundial (2010)
- Greatest Hits (2008, in Mexico only)
- Lornoud, Pipo (1996). Enciclopedia Rock Nacional. 30 Años. Argentina: Ediciones Mordisco. p. 220.
- "Biografia de Todos Tus Muertos". rock.com.ar (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-12-22.