Los Angeles metal warriors SANGRE have revealed a new lyric video for the track “American Nightmare,” the latest single from their album Mas Fuerte Que La Muerte, out Friday, May 8 via Blood Blast Distribution.
“American Nightmare” looks at America’s epidemic of active shooter situations, specifically focusing on school shootings. As a father of three, this topic hits close to home for vocalist Henry “El Sangron” Sanchez.
“When I wrote the lyrics to ‘American Nightmare’ it brought out a lot of emotions, and really riled me up,” Sanchez says. “The fact that this had happened so many times here in the U.S., and more than anywhere else in the world, is appalling. The access to guns, the number of mentally ill people using guns and killing innocent people is out of control. The media coverage is insane. Every time I would turn on the TV, they would be talking about a new school shooting and that would go into vivid detail. I always felt like they went too far with it. A kid or someone with bad intentions could watch the news and learn how to do their very own active shooter scenario.”
Watch the video for “American Nightmare” now HERE.
With over 20 years on the musical front lines, SANGRE has come to learn that longevity requires the commitment, unmatched work ethic, creative energy and unshakable determination that is central to their ethos. When it came time to write Mas Fuerte Que La Muerte, which translates to “Stronger Than Death,” SANGRE found themselves in a transitional period. With shifts in the band’s longtime lineup, it seemed that the band’s future was in flux.
“There was a point when we weren’t sure what the future of SANGRE was going to be or if we were even going to continue at all,” says Sanchez. “It was a dark time and so much negativity was going on around us. It was at that point we all looked at each other and said, ‘We aren’t dead yet.’ We began writing the new album from scratch and the music started flowing. It felt like new life was being created for the band – it felt good and helped get us through the darkness. This was therapy, and we decided to just keep writing and put our all into this new album, because we weren’t going out quietly. That’s when the album title and lyrical concept hit me.”
Mas Fuerte Que La Muerte Track List:
2. Call to Arms
3. Law & Disorder
4. American Nightmare
5. At What Cost?
6. Silent as the tomb
7. 43 (Cuarenta y Tres)
8. Death March
9. Hand of God
10. R.O.O.T. (Running Out of Time)
SANGRE’s varied metallic sub-genre influences shine through on Mas Fuerte Que La Muerte, with songs that range from heavy yet melodic to full-on death-thrash assault. In addition to “American Nightmare,” SANGRE has released two singles from Mas Fuerte Que La Mue – an official video for “Death March” and a lyric video for “Pharmakon”.
Pre-save Mas Fuerte Que La Muerte at this location. Physical CDs can be pre-ordered at www.Sangremetal.bandcamp.com.
SANGRE has toured extensively throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe, performing at major festivals at home and abroad. After several tours with Brujeria, the extreme metal band invited Sanchez to join as second vocalist in 2014. Sanchez currently splits his time between the two bands and, in a nod to SANGRE, is officially known as “El Sangron” in Brujeria.
SANGRE eats, sleeps, sweats and bleeds heavy metal. This band represents the musical equivalent of an unstoppable juggernaut careening through any obstacle that the road would cast in its way. With years of perseverance and an all-consuming hunger to succeed, SANGRE is here!