Author: chusmaestro

TEARS FOR FEARS

Tears For Fears have always been one of my favorite bands and I wanted to pay tribute by playing a song from their masterpiece “Songs From The Big Chair” (1985). There is life beyond “Shout” or “Everybody Wants to Rule…

PLAYING ONE HANDED

Shit happens: I broke my right thumb training Muay Thai this summer…again. But…when life gives you lemons, make lemonade: during my long quarantine instead of stopping, I have decided to continue playing with my left hand taking the opportunity to…

DRUMS + BASS + KEYS

After our “mainstream success” playing grindcore songs in tandem, I joined forces again with my rap dealer @GuitarParalympics, but his time we have taken the plunge playing all the instruments of the first song that got us hooked on Joey…

FEAR FACTORY

Fear Factory caused a big impact on me with their first album “Soul of a New Machine” (1992). That cold and mechanical sound was the perfect soundtrack for a young sci-fi geek like me. “Self-Immolation” was always my favorite track…

TESTAMENT DRUM COVER

I wanted to pay tribute to this wonderfully and immaculately composed Testament song from an album that blew my mind back in 1994 “Low“. It features John Tempesta on drums, who also played in two other great albums I adore:…

GRINDCOLLAB

I wanted to pay tribute to one of my fetish genres: grindcore. And I do it playing along this masterpiece of the extreme music “The Inalienable Dreamless” (2000) with my battle partner Iván Durán (aka @GuitarParalympics) an exceptional and precise guitarist…

THE CURE: DRUMS + BASS COVER

Although hackneyed and turned into a caricature of themselves because a popular over-exploitation, The Cure is a band that has always been with me from a very young age when I watched their videos on MTV in amazement and terror….

AEGRI SOMNIA

Aegri Somnia is a neofolk band from Madrid made up of members of As Light Dies and Autumnal that adapts songs from the Iberian oral tradition in an avant-garde way with other modern music such as black metal or darkwave,…

KHAOSOK

Muay Thai is a traditional martial art from Thailand that has survived over the years becoming the most complete contact sport of our days thanks to its number of techniques and variety of strikes. Its aesthetics and philosophy captivated me…

Pantera drum cover

As a celebration of Pantera’s “reunion” I decided to record my favorite track from their album “Far Beyond Driven” (1994). Pantera was a game changer and had influenced tons of metal and hardcore bands since then. Phil Aselmo’s outstanding vocal…

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