Heavy hardcore band MAYA announce big moves with the upcoming release of their “Despierta” EP available on July 15, 2021 via Shark City Recordings. The news drops following the release of their first single “Sangrando.” They also premiered a new live studio video today via No Echo to accompany the track and share a behind the scenes glimpse into their creative process.
The band debuted a limited pressing of the “Despierta” EP for 2000+ fans at their local stomping grounds in June and the coveted physical copies sold out in one night. Those who weren’t lucky enough to snatch a copy must wait a few more weeks to relish in the band’s long awaited masterpiece. Starting now, listeners can get exclusive pre-order and merchandise opportunities as they gear up for the big day.
Despierta translates to “awakening” – and the band is ready for an awakening of their fanbase and a revitalization of their own musical identity as they plunge head first into this new chapter after a tumultuous year of lockdown: “Maya started writing this new EP as soon as the pandemic hit. I feel like we really embodied all of the emotions in the music & lyrics. Even with 6 songs. I feel it’s a great introduction to those that have never heard of us.” – Maya
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. 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.
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