K-Paz de la Sierra

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K-Paz de la Sierra are a Mexican Duranguense group.

Band members[edit]

  • Juan Gómez - Leader and Tambora
  • Uriel Lozada - Keyboard and Director
  • Charlie Ramírez - Lead Singer
  • Andy Hernández - Second Singer
  • Miguel Montalvo - Electric Tuba
  • René Altamirano - Keyboard
  • Alex Angeles - Drums

Former members[edit]

Miguel Rocha Guillermo Rocha Gerardo Ramirez Luis Dias Humberto Duran Armando Rodriguez Carmelo Gamboa Luis Corral Luis Garcia Alvaro Ibarra Rafael Solis Yair Loredo Fernando Del Vale

Disband[edit]

La Autoridad de la Sierra[edit]

In October 2004, following their second album, Pensando En Ti, four original members: Jair Loredo, Oscar Zepeda, Simon Valtierrez, and Jose Luis Corral, left to form La Autoridad De La Sierra Along Arturo Palomar, Juan Soberanis and Pedro Vargas. Jair Loredo returned to K-paz in 2007. Pedro (piko) Garcia replaced him in drums

AK-7[edit]

On May 28, 2007, following ongoing disputes with former lead singer Sergio Gómez, seven long-time members of the group left to form AK-7,[1] which stands for "Antes K-paz", which translates literally to "Before K-paz" signaling that they were once K-paz. The 7 refers to the number of members who left K-paz.

Majestad de la Sierra[edit]

Eight months after Sergio Gómez's death, second vocalist Humberto Durán, Luis Diaz and 3 other members left the group to create Majestad de la Sierra because of constant fighting with Juan Gomez and Miguel Galindo.

Sergio Gómez's death[edit]

On December 2, 2007, lead singer Sergio Gómez and two businessmen were kidnapped as they were leaving a dance hall in Morelia, Michoacán. The two businessmen were released, but Gómez was found dead on December 3. He was found with signs of torture and was recognized by the tattoo that he had. He had many bruises and burns that could have been caused by a cigarette. Sergio Gomez was strangled to death. According to friend Jose Manuel Zamacona, Gómez had been warned not to perform in Michoacan. Sergio Gomez's father told the Chicago Tribune that the body would reach his hometown of Indiana. His last farewells were given there. Following Gómez's death, his brother Juan took over as the leader of the group.

On December 6, 2007, Gómez, along with Valentín Elizalde (another murdered Mexican singer), were each nominated, posthumously, for Best Banda Album at the 50th Grammy Awards.[2]

On January 29, 2008, K-Paz introduced a new lead vocalist,[3] Miguel Galindo.

New Album[edit]

The new album "Para Toda La Vida" was released February 15, 2011. It features the already released single "Ni Se Te Ocurra" which is a duet with the deceased singer "Sergio Vega" who was murdered a few days after the song was recorded.

New Vocalist, Tamborista and More Breakups[edit]

In Fall of 2011 Juan Gomez was fighting over the "K-Paz De La Sierra" title with Sergio Gomez's wife and won the name. Juan Gomez along with Miguel Galindo were officially trying to form a new band under the K-Paz title. They had re-recorded the song "Yo Tuve La Culpa" from the album Para Toda La Vida Unfortunately for Juan Gomez, Miguel Galindo parted his own direction and is now a solo artist. In an interview over the phone with Majestad De La Sierra's Humberto Duran he said that Galindo "was an opportunist and did what he had to to gain fame".

Discography[edit]