Puerto Rican thrashing outfit CALAMITY originally started off as a Metallica cover band under the moniker Silent Scream in 2009 and shortly after having own materials, they decided to continue under the name of Hush. Hush had their first gig on the local scene in 2010. After opening for Skeletonwitch in Puerto Rico, the band decided to adapt a full thrash metal style, rooted in the sonic aesthetics of both old school overlords and modern revival acts. In 2014, months before releasing their first EP, Let em’ burn, Hush changed their name to Calamity to have a better representation of their newly converted musical route.
The band released their first full length, Imminent Disaster, on December 18th of 2015, which was accompanied by their first US tour from December 2015 to January 2016. This album and the next single, End of the Road, led Calamity the way to get exposure on the local TV and later in Puerto Rico’s #1 radio station “La Mega”. The same year saw their second US Tour, “Northern Disaster”, and a supporting performance at Nervosa’s 2016 show in Puerto Rico. In 2018, Calamity played at Illinois Open-Air Festival “Full Terror Assault”.
Calamity is poised to bring fire and fury with their sophomore album, Kairos, due for release on 10th May 2019 digitally and on CD. As the previews of the album, they released the videos of the single The Truth, and later the second single Guerreros – their first song in Spanish. Kairos offers reckless and lethal dose of headbanging tribulation throughout nine varied thrash metal anthems.
Vocals/Guitars: Berny Santos
Rhythm Guitars: Gonzalo Ortiz
Bass: Fernando Rivera
Drums: Eduardo Acevedo: Drums
Cover Art: Fulton Hoobs
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