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Hardcore pack MAYA release new brutal animated video for “Prayers”

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Our recent guests, MAYA, bring us an animated video for their hard-hitting single, “Prayers” available on YouTube today, April 22, 2022.

Heavy chugs and riffs are the perfect match for the combat and gory visuals portrayed in the music video. This video portrays the strength and power the indigenous people throughout Latin America and Mexico had when fighting for their land during the invasion of the conquistadors. Along with the music video, Maya is releasing DESPIERTA Explicit 10” Vinyl Album on a Cloudy Clear colored vinyl with burgundy splatter and merchandise available for purchase with Seeds of Hate Clothing in Mexico. The Sangrando series is a limited pressing of 250 copies.

“We are excited to hit the road this year in the USA for the first time since 2013. We also closed out 2021 touring the Mexican Republic. This video was inspired by the cultural arts being out in the motherland. Getting to see the archaeological discoveries really influenced it. The animated fighting scenario was inspired by Dragon Ball Z, specifically between Vegeta and Goku. Alongside the PRAYERS music video. The pressing of the vinyl has arrived after 32 weeks of the pandemic delay.” – comments the band.

Maya emerged in the summer of 2004 in San Jose, CA. Their formative years launched them to the same stage as some of the biggest names in hardcore as they prospered into prominent figures in the Bay Area local scene. Their close-to-home fanbase quickly expanded to reach across the world, which led to opportunities to tour across the country and throughout Mexico and Central America alongside heavy hitters including Terror, The Acacia Strain, Emmure, and more.

MAYA band

These days, the band is tapping into their heritage to share their stories as first-generation Mexican and African American musicians from Northern California. Their musical identity is fueled by DIY ethics, respect for their roots, and the determination to share the music they love with a culture that hasn’t always understood it. Their struggle is their inspiration. After two successful album releases to build their name, the band has found their distinctive voice in the fierce world of hardcore and metal with their new record DESPIERTA (Awakening) due to release July 15, 2021, on Shark City Recordings.

MAYA will be hitting the road this May.

May 3rd – Greencastle, PA (The Breathing Room)
May 4th – Indianapolis, IN (TBA)
May 5th – Memphis, TN (Hi*Tone)
May 6th – Amarillo, TX (Zombie Bar & Grill)
May 7th – Albuquerque, NM (Warehouse 508)
May 8th – Yuma, AZ (Red Moon Ale House)

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