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Hardcore punk meets Carribbean roots in new music from LA ARMADA – watch new video for “Checkmate Humanity”!

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Following the Opias EP featuring singles Death On Replay, White Jesus & All We Know, LA ARMADA are back with a brand new single accompanied by a music video and a date for the release of their album ‘Anti Colonial Vol 2’ on Lockjaw Records (UK/EU), Thousand Islands Records (CAN), Mal De Ojo Records (USA).

Hardcore punk meets Carribbean roots in ‘Checkmate Humanity’. Raging guitars, tribal drumming and thumping bass collide for a fierce, genre-defying sound reminiscent of Bad Brains and Rage Against the Machine.

The song asks ‘who or what conquers me?’; Encouraging awareness of the things we consume.

La Armada captured the personal and global tribulations of 2020 in three separate stints at Chicago’s Electrical Audio Studios. The sessions resulted in Anti-Colonial Vol. 2 – An 11 song album that looks to leave their distinct mark on heavy music.


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La Armada’s focus is to leave their mark on heavy music. A punk band at heart, they utilize elements of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and metal to create a style as unique as their story. Formed in the Dominican Republic in 2001 from where they dominated the Caribbean scene for years, the band opted to take a leap and relocate to Chicago in 2008, where they still reside.

Influenced by bands ranging from the Bad Brains to Death, they take elements from their native Island’s music to conjure a unique recipe; explosive live energy, and a clear cut narrative that highlights the effects of neo-colonialism on vulnerable communities.

Whether headlining tours throughout the world or supporting the likes of Sick of it All, Propagandhi, Strung Out, Death by stereo, and more, La Armada has come to bring a vibrant spin to the scene.

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