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la severa matacera
|La Severa Matacera was born in BogotÃ¡ (Colombia â€“ South America) at the end of 1.995 with the idea of forming a band wich could mix all the influences of its members (ska, reggae and funk mostly).
The first demo-tape, â€œInmunidadâ€, was printed in MÃ©xico D.F. by an independent label called Pepelobo Records in 1.999. La Severa Matacera has participated in two compilations which helped to extend the diffusion to several independent communication media along Latin-American continent.
In year 2.002 La Severa Matacera shows a CD called â€œCuando La Gente Se Pareâ€ by the Colombian labels Hormigaloca Producciones and MTM. This CD has 13 tracks which includes invited musicians as: Desorden PÃºblico (Venezuela) and Los Yerberos (MÃ©xico)
Cuando la gente se pare was recorded in Rec. Studio (BogotÃ¡) between may and September 2.001, co-produced by sound engineers Mocho and Kabeto; mixed and mastered by Santiago Ochoa at 8AÂ´s Psychotropic Home Studio and the art work was in charge of SebastiÃ¡n Moyano. L.S.M. has already shown its work in BogotÃ¡ and the main cities of Colombia.
The year 2005 starts for the band by showing an EP called EnergÃa Positiva which includes 3 songs that will make part of their new CD, the band decided to publish this work with their own Indie label, LSM records.
On October 5th the band was given the BEST SKA REGGAE BAND AWARD, by SHOCK MAGAZINE in Colombia
In February 2006 the band traveled to Los Angeles, California to star the 10th Anniversary Tour.
The band started an exhaustive tour performing at the most renowned stages in Los Angeles such as House of Blues, The Knitting Factory, and The Temple Bar among others.
The band also performed in Anaheim, Orange County with the new Mexican rock star Sara Valenzuela and opened the tour for The Aggrolites (Hellcat Records) in San Francisco with several ska bands from the Bay Area.
In July the band was invited to be the main act at the 7th Annual Victoria Ska Festival (Canada), another important performers at the fest were Jamaican artist Jr. Reid, and again The Aggrolites.
To finish this tour the band went to New York where they performed 3 times at Midway (Manhattan) and Terraza (Queens) with a very impressive support from the audience.
During the last 2 months of this trip the band recorded a whole new CD at Ventana Studios in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.
The band returned to Colombia in September to start a national tour in front of more than 100.000 people at ROCK AL PARQUE festival as opening act for the French artist Manu Chao in BogotÃ¡ and also played for 20.000 people in MedellÃn as opening act for Californian band Total Chaos.
The band released in 2007 a 4 song E.P. which includes the best of the California Tour 2006 and returned to USA with the purpose of finishing the mixing and mastering of the upcoming CD at the Version City Studios in New Brunswick (New Jersey) under the direction of the ska reggae King Django who has worked with bands such as Stubborn All Stars and Slackers among others.
A second tour in the USA was promoted with Pachamama Culture and Sail Away Collective from June 30th to august 11th visiting New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Albuquerque, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and the discovery islands in British Columbia, Canada.
At the moment the band is preparing to release the new CD THE BARBACHAN WAY in 2008 under independent label Kappa Records.