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November 22, 2016 BLINDER - CIUDAD METAL FEST 2016 - CUBA.

Blinder will perform at the 19th edition of the "Ciudad Metal" Festival on Saturday November 26, 2016.

See you there!
CIUDAD METAL 2016


September 2nd, 2016 Advanced radio & press release of our new album!

The advanced radio & press release of our new "Syncretic" album is here! Printed by the independent Canadian label Rhombifer Music, it was mastered by Chris Donaldson (Cryptosy, The Agonist) and also includes guest appeareances by Edina Balczň (De Fuego, Femmes Fusion), Maykel Elizarde (Silvio Rodríguez, Trovarroco), Jorge Almarales (ex-Sintesis, ex-ArteVivo, finalist of the Guitar Gods Festival, 2016 edition) and Kev Bower (HELL).

Stay tuned!
SYNCRETIC 2016


April 17th, 2016 New guitar player announced!

As you already know, our guitar player for more than ten years, Aldo Diaz, quit the band for personal reasons.

After evaluating many candidates and auditionning some, we are proud to welcome David "Manhattan" Chaviano to the BLINDER pack.

DAVID MANHATTAN CHAVIANO

David impressed us thanks to his positive energy and work ethics, as well as to his highly-developed technical style, which is influenced by Jeff Loomis, John Petrucci, Frank Gambale, Michael Romeo and Allan Holdsworth --among others. David has played on the jazz trio Miller Jazz and in the cover band Autum Views, but today we are pleased to announce he is joining BLINDER on a permanent basis. Welcome around, David!


April 7th, 2016 To our supporters, for immediate release.

In the last few months we've been going through some quite heavy turbulences which put to test our resilience and strength. It's time to finally talk about it:

Firstly, our label, Willpower Entertainment, bombed. We always had a lot of support from them, so for us this came almost out of nowhere. With the new album 90% completely recorded and a distribution contract already signed, this was an absolute bummer for us.

Secondly, our guitar player for more than ten years, as well as one half of our main songwriting tandem, Aldo Diaz, announced he was quitting the band. We absolutely support his decision and everything was made smoothly and in friendly terms, but suddenly we had to cancel several shows, plus deciding what to do with some few guitar solos that had still to be recorded, while thinking about auditioning new candidates.

Luckily, there's no darkness without light.

We have decided to move on with the record on our own. We believe in this material and we've hired a world-class producer to help us to master it --his name will be revealed in the near future. We also plan crowdfunding its release, which we've had to re-schedule for this summer.

For the solos, a couple of friends stepped in to complete them. The mighty Jorge Almarales, finalist of the 2016 Edition of the Guitar Gods Festival and who already played on one of our tracks, took one more shred-a-licious solo under his belt. Our manager and producer, Ionel Munoz, also guested on one track with a classical-Cuban-inspired guitar solo. Finally, an old friend of the band, Kev Bower, from the awesome British metallers HELL, contributed with a killer solo of the highest possible height --thank you, mate!

So, the mix is done, we're ready to master and more info will follow regarding our new album, as well as an official announcement about who is our new guitar player. Stay tuned!


May 5th, 2015 BLINDER's "Hegemonic Cult" has been nominated for the Cubadisco Award 2015!

BLINDER's "Hegemonic Cult" has been nominated for the Cubadisco Award 2015 in the ROCK category. The album has received praises in the local press and has definitively made some heads to turn toward us. We are very proud of being invited to the annual fair of the Cuban recording industry, and that's why we consider already this nomination as a major accomplishment. We thanks the critics, the press and our supporters for it!

CUBADISCO 2015

More info here: http://www.timba.com/report_pages/cubadisco-2015.


March 15th, 2015 BLINDER enters the studio to record drums, bass and rhythm guitars for the upcoming album!

BLINDER has entered the studio in order to record our new album, which we plan to release by this summer via Willpower Entertainment.

More details to come, but in the meanwhile here are some pictures taken in the studio while recording rhythm guitar parts.


December 22th, 2014 BLINDER wishes you a Merry Christmas + shares with you some pictures from Ciudad Metal 2014

BLINDER want to share with those who listen to us worldwide (and also with those who don't!) all our gratitude and respect, wishing you a great Holidays season and a rocking Christmas by sending all our best vibes to your families, friends and dear ones. METAL ON!

And now, some pictures from our performance at this year's Ciudad Metal Festival, long due to our supporters since last November -just click on the festival's banner below:
CIUDAD METAL 2014


November 4th, 2014 BLINDER signs a deal with the Canadian label Willpower Entertainment!

BLINDER are incredibly excited to announce that we have signed a deal with the Canadian metal label Willpower Entertainment. We're ready to make our mark on the international heavy music scene. Now, not only do we have our management and mentors at Rhombifer Music, but also the contacts, personnel, and resources of a full service, metal-oriented record label. Every year so far we have given the best of ourselves in order to grow as a band. The upcoming 2015 promises to be the BIGGEST YEAR YET for us, as well as for all our supporters worldwide. Please spread the news, and... KEEP THE FAITH ON THE POWER OF ONE'S WILL! \m/


February 4th, 2014 "Hegemonic Cult" EP available worldwide!

You can hear samples and purchase the album by clicking on the flyer below or by directly going to our store! 2014 EP FLYER


January 30th, 2014 One week late!

The intense Canadian cold has forced us to push back the release of our "Hegemonic Cult" EP to February 4th. We apologize for the delay. But in the meantime, here's the tracklist:

2014 EP
  1. Soulless
  2. I Hate Myself
  3. Faces of Reality
  4. Shoot to Kill
  5. Campanero (Frčre Jacques)
  6. Final Proclamation of War
  7. Hegemonic Cult
  8. Die by The Sword (bonus track - Slayer cover)

January 13th, 2014 Front cover and some details of our upcoming EP get revealed!

Our long-due "Hegemonic Cult" EP is finally schedulled to be released on January 28th by the independent Canadian label Rhombifer Music.

Mastered by Andy Larocque, it also includes a guest guitar solo from Steve Smyth (ex-Nevermore, Forbidden), as well as some few other great surprises.

Stay tuned!
HEGEMONIC CULT


November 20, 2013 BLINDER - CIUDAD METAL FEST 2013 - CUBA.

Blinder will perform at the 16th edition of the "Ciudad Metal" Festival on Saturday November 23, 2013, together with November Charlie, Resistenzia and Médula.

See you at the Central Platform of Sandino Stadium from 9:00 PM on!
CIUDAD METAL 2013


October 11, 2013 Blinder + the Swiss band Uberyou at El Mejunje, Santa Clara, on Thursday Octobre 24, 2013.


Blinder + Uberyou


September 20, 2013 Blinder + Kaos at El Mejunje, Santa Clara, on Tuesday September 24, 2013.



May 23, 2013 Blinder + Resistenzia at El Mejunje, Santa Clara, on Tuesday May 28, 2013.


Blinder + Resistenzia


October 10th, 2012 Blinder will play at the 15th edition of the "Metal City" Festival

Blinder, the metalheads of the city of Santa Clara, will be present at the 15th edition of the "Metal City" Festival on Saturday October 27, 2012. The festival will last 4 days and will be held from October 24 to 27, in the city of Santa Clara. The venues will be the main platform of Augusto Cesar Sandino Stadium and the cultural center "The Mejunje". There will also be the usual event of fanzine launching and tattoos.
Blinder Ciudad Metal


June 12, 2012 Blinder play with Tendencia in Santa Clara

Tendencia, who are doing a National Tour at this very moment, share the stage with Blinder on their Santa Clara show.
Tendencia + Blinder


May 1st, 2012 New guitar player announcement

Deathmetallers BLINDER have made public the departure of their guitarist Reylan Cortes, who has quit right when the band was at the mixing stages of their incoming mini-album "Hegemonic Cult". We're however pleased to announce Yoandri "The Wolf" Broche has quickly stepped in, as a permanent member of the band. Let's welcome him to the pack -Cheers, Yoandri!
The Wolf


January 1st, 2012 Happy New Year to everyone!

We wish you the best for 2012. It's going to be a great year for Blinder and our fans, as several great surprises are comming. Cheers from the band... and ROCK ON!


November 18, 2011 BLINDER enters the studio

Some great news here: After a successful participation at Ciudad Metal 2011, Blinder is completing the mixing of their debut EP, which will be released by Rhombifer Music Canada early next year. Also, studio time for recording a full-length follow-up has been already scheduled. Stay tuned!


October 14, 2011 BLINDER - CIUDAD METAL FEST 2011 - CUBA

CIUDAD METAL 2001

Cuban metal act BLINDER will be performing on Friday night October 28th in the forthcoming edition of the Ciudad Metal Festival.

The 2011 edition of Ciudad Metal is set to take place between October 26th and 29th, in Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba, this time with the exclusive presence as special guest MANTRA from Costa Rica.

Each Festival date will include two stages with concerts, Tristá y Central and Plataforma Central del Sandino, beginning at 4:00 PM and 10:00 PM. respectively. In addition, festival-goers shall participate in some other activities organized for the event.

The CURRENTLY announced running order is as follows:


10:00 PM - WEDNESDAY 26TH - PLATAFORMA CENTRAL DEL SANDINO
Mordor, Feed Back, Kill The Fish, Metastasys
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4:00 PM - THURSDAY 27TH - TRISTÁ Y CENTRAL
Kaos, Adictox
10:00 PM - THURSDAY 27TH - PLATAFORMA CENTRAL DEL SANDINO
Mortuory, Resistenzia, Jeffrey Dahmer, Zeus
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4:00 PM - FRIDAY 28TH - TRISTÁ Y CENTRAL
Los Piratas, Requiem Of Hell
10:00 PM - FRIDAY 28TH - PLATAFORMA CENTRAL DEL SANDINO
Blood Heresy, Blinder, Dead Point, Cry Out For
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4:00 PM - SATURDAY 29TH - TRISTÁ Y CENTRAL
The Shepal, Estigma DC, Agonizer, Ancestor
4:00 PM - SATURDAY 29TH - PLATAFORMA CENTRAL DEL SANDINO
Scythe, Harsh, Mantra, Suffering Tool
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October 13, 2011 BLINDER goes online!