Mexican Folk Metal Band Cemican Unveils Cover Art For New Album ‘In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli’ due August 23.
The Mexican-based Aztec folk metal group Cemican – who combine the modern instrumentation of a metal band with traditional pre-Hispanic instruments – will release their third album Salem Rose Music & M-Theory Audio , “In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli” (“the mystical path of the dead”), on August 23. The cover art was designed by Jesus Lhysta (Rotted Artist)
The music of Cemican, a name that means “the duality of life and death” in the Aztec language of Nahuatl (spoken by 2 million people in Central Mexico), incorporates elements of the legends, mysticism and ideologies of ancient Mexican culture. The new album further explores those themes, as the title refers to fallen warriors who travel to Mictlan, the underworld in Aztec mythology.
The band will unveil a new song from the album next week, on the eve of the group’s appearance at the noted French festival Hellfest Open Air Festival. The band’s theatrical live performances features makeup and clothing inspired by Aztecan legends, as well as dancers and pre-Hispanic instruments.
More information on “In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli” will be revealed in the coming weeks.
June 15 Oaxaca, MX – Rockola Festival
June 21 Clisson, FR – Hellfest
Nov. 23 Santa Catarina, MX – Festimetal Santa Catarina