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, Negu Gorriak, La sobrecarga|
|Past members||Felix Gutiérrez
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Todos Tus Muertos (All Your Dead, in English) was a punk and reggae band from Argentina formed in Buenos Aires, in 1985. The longtime line-up comprised by a young vocalist Fidel Nadal, Horacio "Gamexane" Villafañe on guitar, Felix Gutiérrez on bass and backing vocals, 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.
- 1 History
- 2 Name
- 3 Members
- 4 Discography
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
1985–1992: The beginning and first albums
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, 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. In 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
In 1993, Jorge Iacobellis left the band, replaced by Pablo Potenzoni and then Horacio "Gamexane" Villafañe returned to group. 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.
1996–2000: TTM label, struggles and break-up
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, the band 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. The band toured on Japan in 1999, and then in 2000 Todos Tus Muertos are disbanded by internal problems with Fidel Nadal.
2006–2010: The Return
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 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.
2011: Death of Gamexane and disbandment
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 definitively.
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, 1993–2011, 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. (1993–2000)
- 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.
- Todos Tus Muertos Official Site
- Todos Tus Muertos MySpace
- Nacional Records - "Todos Tus Muertos Greatest Hits"