“Taste it and you won’t be sorry.” (Metal Hammer)
¡PENDEJO! is a four-piece heavy rock band from the Netherlands, founded by two cousins with a history in Latin America. Digging into their latino roots, El Pastuso and Jaap ‘Monchito’ Melman started blending heavy riffage, pounding drums, right-in-your-face lyrics in urban Spanish about the weirdest stories in life, and to top it all off, a screaming trumpet.
“Check the irony that one of the best Latin American bands I’ve heard isn’t Latin American.” (Vagabundo Espiritual)
‘Cantos a la Vida’ (2010), the band’s first full length album, was initially released in Spain and got stunningly positive reviews there. A bit later, the band released the album in the Benelux too. Their music has been described as heavy, addictive, rough and grooving, or as a Spanish critic so eloquently put it: “Heavy rock in Spanish with balls the size of Danny de Vito”.
“You really won’t believe your ears.” (Stan Novak, Aardschok)
Having played mostly in the underground scene throughout Europe and Latin America – and sharing stages with influential heavyweights like Fu Manchu and Karma to Burn – the band puts on a show for anyone who is not afraid to be grabbed by the cojones and to be thrown into a spicy puddle of chile con carne.
“Smoke, alcohol, humor, sex and ah!, Rock n Roll!” (Max Metal)
The band recorded its second full-length album ‘ATACAMES’ with producer Pieter Kloos in The Void Studio in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Kloos, who previously worked with bands like Motorpsycho, Barkmarket and Ween, and with Dutch heavy acts like Peter Pan Speedrock and 35007, convinced the band to record their album the old fashioned way, also recording most of the material live. This resulted in a daring album containing 10 songs ranging from heavy to lighthearted, and from melodramatic to outright aggressive.
“Gewinnt jeden Schwanzvergleich.” (Legacy)
In 2014-2015 the band did several tours in Europe, played on some festivals, ranging from Zwarte Cross to Desertfest Antwerp, and from Bruis to the Totaalfestival in Bladel. Currently they are warming up again with some shows in the Benelux, getting ready for another tour in Latin-America, this autumn. En alles.
“¡Pendejo! les chingará la madre.” (Renacer Electrico)