Todos Tus Muertos

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Todos Tus Muertos
Also known as TTM
Origin Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Punk rock
Reggae fusion
Ska-punk
Alternative rock
Post-punk (early)
Years active 1985–2000
2004–2011
2015–present
Labels RCA
Universal Music
Esan Ozenki
Maldito Records
Associated acts Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Los Laxantes, Mano Negra, Los Auténticos Decadentes, Attaque 77, Negu Gorriak, La Sobrecarga
Website www.ttm-oficial.com.ar
Members Fidel Nadal
Felix Gutiérrez
Pablo Molina
Germán Álvarez
Ricki
Dami
Past members Christian Fabrizio
Jorge Iacobellis
Julio Amin
Pablo Potenzoni
Jorge Serrano
Cristian Ruiz
Leo de Cecco
Horacio "Gamexane"

Todos Tus Muertos (All Your Deads, in English) is a rasta-punk band from Argentina formed in Buenos Aires, in 1985.[1] The longtime line-up comprised by a young vocalist Fidel Nadal, Horacio "Gamexane" Villafañe on guitar, Felix Gutiérrez on bass, and drummer Pablo Potenzoni. Achieved international success throughout the 1990s. The band was part from the second Argentine punk movement that emerged during the mid-1980s. By 2015, was announced a reunion show with Fidel Nadal, Felix Gutiérrez and Pablo Molina at the Jamming Festival in Bogotá, Colombia on 5 June 2016, and more recently three more show in Chile and Mexico.

History[edit]

1985–1992: The beginning and first albums[edit]

After the Los Laxantes disbanding, Horacio "Gamexane" and Felix Gutiérrez with Jorge Serrano started playing around 1985, as Todos Tus Muertos. Then, after the first shows Jorge Serrano leave the band, and Fidel Nadal (with only 16-year old) was recruited into the band.

In 1986, the new line-up recorded their first demo called Noches Agitadas en el Cementerio, with eight tracks. In 1988, the band signed a deal with RCA label released their eponymous debut studio album, produced by Carlos "Mundy" Epifanio, the group's manager, but then, RCA expired the contractual obligations with Todos Tus Muertos.

After one year, began recording their next album, but Horacio "Gamexane" and Cristian Ruiz left the band in 1989. The new line-up were completed with Julio Amin and Jorge Iacobellis respectively. In 1991, Todos Tus Muertos released their second album Nena de Hiroshima,[2] to Radio Tripoli label. After the few shows, Fidel Nadal and Felix Gutiérrez was invited to collaborate with Mano Negra.[1] Along with Manu Chao and the rest of Mano Negra, they went to Colombia where they recorded La Casa Babylon. By 1992, Todos Tus Muertos had begun to do larger venues, opening for the Ramones, during their gigs at the Estadio Obras in September of that same year.

1993–1995: Breakthrough success and international tours[edit]

In 1993, Jorge Iacobellis left the band, replaced by Pablo Potenzoni and then Horacio "Gamexane" Villafañe returned to group. The next year, Todos Tus Muertos released 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.

1996–2000: TTM label, struggles and break-up[edit]

In 1996, the band contributed along with Auténticos Decadentes to the AIDS benefit album Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin produced by the Red Hot Organization. In 1997, formed their own label: TTM Discos (Todos Tus Muertos records) and released Subversiones, and too released albums by another bands as Cienfuegos and Karamelo Santo. In 1998, Todos Tus Muertos released El Camino Real, the last with the classic line-up. By the late 1990s, Fidel Nadal and Pablo Molina formed Lumumba, a rastamuffin group oriented to the Rastafrian culture, much to Gamexane's annoyance, since the latter's only priority was Todos Tus Muertos and he was stung that Nadal was pursuing his own projects. In 1999, began a new extended-tour, including Japan as leg, and then in 2000 Todos Tus Muertos are disbanded by internal problems, mainly with Fidel Nadal. In 2001, Gamexane, Felix and a young drummer called Pedro formed Los Muertos (The Dead Ones) and performed some show during 2001-2003. Pablo Pontezoni based himself in Spain, whre still lives today, and Pablo Molina walk out to Mexico whre also spend some years.

2004–2011: The Return, Crisis Mundial and death of Horacio Gamexane[edit]

While some former members had participated in severals festivals, including a performance in Quilmes Rock of 2004. Todos Tus Muertos formally returned with Pablo Molina as 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 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.

In 2010 the band returned with a new album, Crisis Mundial with 11 unreleased tracks and a Bob Marley cover.

Their last gig was at Latin Rock Cafe in San Jose de Costa Rica in 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 newly.

2015–present: Reunion with Fidel Nadal[edit]

By early 2015, Fidel Nadal in an interview to "Rock&Pop" radio, talk about the possibility of a reunion show with Felix and Pablo, as Todos Tus Muertos. On 3 October in the TTM Facebook page officially is confirmed the show in Colombia, on 5 June 2016 at the Jamming Festival in Bogotá, and then on 15 February, is announced three shows in Chile and Mexico respectely. Todos Tus Muetos played recently in Chile on La Cúpula theather and Lollapalooza Festival on March 18 and 19 respectively, with Ricki on guitar, Dami on the drums (both Fidel Nadal's backing band members) and Germán Álvarez on keyboards. They are also scheduled to play live on 10 June, 2016 during the 2016 Vica.Life Entertainment and Sports marathon for Kids in Rosarito Beach, Baja, Mexico.

Today, is unknown if Todos Tus Muertos will to play in Argentina during this year.

Name[edit]

Fidel Nadal and Horacio "Gamexane" 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.[1]

Members[edit]

2015–present Line-Up
  • Felix Gutiérrez - Bass guitar and backing vocals.
  • Fidel Nadal - Lead vocals.
  • Pablo Molina - Vocals and Percussion.
  • Germán Álvarez - Keyboards.
  • Ricki - Lead guitar.
  • Dami - Drums.
2004–2011 Line-Up
  • Felix Gutiérrez - Bass guitar and backing vocals. (1985–2011)
  • Horacio "Gamexane" - Lead guitar and backing vocals. (1985–1990, 1993–2011, died 2011)
  • Pablo Molina - Vocals, Percussion. (1994–2011)
  • Christian Fabrizio - Drums. (2004–2011)
  • Germán Álvarez - Keyboards. (2004–2011)
Former members
  • Jorge Iacobellis - Drums. (1990–1993)
  • Julio Amin - Lead guitar. (1990–1993)
  • Pablo Potenzoni - Drums. (1993–2000)
  • Cristian Ruiz - Drums. (1985–1989)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lornoud, Pipo (1996). Enciclopedia Rock Nacional. 30 Años. Argentina: Ediciones Mordisco. p. 220. 
  2. ^ "Biografia de Todos Tus Muertos". rock.com.ar (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-12-22. 

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