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Matriarch is a death metal band born in Puerto Rico. They started their way at the beginning of 2002, even they weren’t called Matriarch until next year, a name that perfectly defines the concept behind this female band.

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Country: Puerto Rico
History: 2002 – Actualidad
Status: Activo
Style: Death Metal

Biography:
Matriarch is a death metal band born in Puerto Rico. They started their way at the beginning of 2002, even they weren’t called Matriarch until next year, a name that perfectly defines the concept behind this female band.

Their metal basis is death metal, with brutal and black touches, combining the guttural vocals of Isa, with the operistics of the soprano Vanessa and the low vocals of Shamara. This is one of the most characteristic aspects of the sound of Matriarch.

Although now Matriarch is a trio, Matriarch started as a quintet. The two musicians who left the band were Michelle Baez, after realising that the band needed no keyboards, and the co-founder Ara López, who departed after recording the band’s first demo “Black Apples”.

Matriarch continued recording songs as “Sinful Decadence” in 2004, and “Profanity” in 2005, presented in American scenarios with bands such as Incantation and Mortician.

These were the steps prior to their debut album, “Revered Unto Ages”, published in 2007 after four months of gestation, and in which Shamara himself took the job of the Ara’s voice.

Lineup:
Isabel Conde – Bass, vocals
Shamara Irizarry – Drums, vocals
Vanessa Urritia – Guitar, vocals

Ex-componentes:
Ara López – Guitarra, vocls
Michelle Baez – Keyboards

Discography:
2003, “Black Apples” (demo)
2007, “Revered Unto Ages” (LP)

Related links:

http://www.matriarchpr.com/

http://www.myspace.com/matriarch
http://www.guitar6.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=43
http://www.myspace.com/shamara_matriarch
http://www.myspace.com/ariavanessa
http://www.myspace.com/isabelconde

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2 comments

  1. some info here is wrong,ARA left the band right before the recording of the album reverend…live pics here are part of the album debut party which the band is backto their 4 piece again with ara back on vocals, Shamara did the vocals on the album only,sinful decadence and profanity were done by ara.

  2. Are they gonna do a new album? Because i loved their Revered Unto The ages.

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