Cabrakaan – Songs From Anahuac (2014)
For fans of Nightwish, Equlibrium, Epica, Eluveitie, Ensiferum
Publicist – Jon Asher – ashermedia (@) gmail.com
“Cabrakaän on a remarkable concert with live orchestra and a chorus” – El Sol de Toluca (Mexican newspaper)
“CABRAKAÄN, a fusion between folklore and metal” – ARTURO MARÍN
Release Date: June 14, 2014
1. Cipactli (2:57)
2. Citalmina (3:37)
3. Obsidian (4:37)
4. La Leyenda (5:30)
5. La Llorona (5:09)
6. Meshika (4:19)
EP Length: 26:12
• All songs performed by: CABRAKAÄN
• All songs written by: Marko Cipaktli/Pat Cuikani & Ramon Estrada
• Produced by: Cipaktli & Cuikani
• Mixed by: Cipäktli Miktlan Recording Studio
• Mastered by: Lasse Lammert LSD studio. Lübeck, Germany
• Album Artwork by: DOONA www.doona.pro
• Album Band Line Up: Pat Cuikani, Marko Cipaktli, Arcader White, Ramón Estrada, Andy Katzen
2018 – Cem Anahuac – LP (coming soon)
2014 – Songs From Anahuac – EP
Shared Stage with:
From Mexico: APYRO, Anima Tempo, Nuclear Chaos, Desangre, Drakonia…
From Canada: Tessitura, Anarcheon, Scythia, Hedk’s, Viloent Betty, Sovereign Council
Tours and Festival Performances:
2017 – METALOCALYPSTICK FEST – LONE BUTTE, BC
2015 – FESTIVAL CULTURAL – SAN SIMON DE GUERRERO. MEXICO
2014 – FESTIVAL DEL QUINTO SOL – TENANGO DEL VALLE, MEXICO
2015 – FUSION ROCK LIVE TV SHOW (Televisión Mexiquense, MEX) .
Marko Cipaktli (Drums/Harsh vocals) | Pat Cuikani (Vocals/Ocarinas) | Paul Belmar (Guitar) | Nakuset Gould (Bass) | Alex Navarro (Guitar) – Photo Credit: Alex Herrera
Metal means so much to so many cultures and has spread throughout the world, bringing unity and happiness rather than war and hatred.
The United Nations should make 2018 the official year of metal!
When metal meets a new culture it blends with it, creating a band special and original that we have never heard before. Such a band is the Mexican Folk Metal band Cabrakaan.
Formed in Toluca, Mexico in December 2012, Cabrakaan combine metal, orchestral elements and Mexican folkloric music, mixing such instruments as Jarocha harp, marimba and pre-Hispanic instruments like ocarinas, with lyrics in Spanish, English, Zapoteco and Nahuatl!
Cabrakaan are a truly unique band, one not just for their beloved and inspirational Mexico, but for the whole world, and the world will be hearing much more of them in the future.
As drummer and founder Marko Cipaktli says.
“We are proud of our roots and our culture and we want to share it with the world through our music.”
Inspired by Nightwish, Equilibrium, Amon Amarth, Wintersun, Eluveitie , Marko describes Cabrakaan’s music as “folk, melodic, epic, symphonic, death.”
Cabrakaan could not have a more metal name. “Cabrakaan is the name of a character in the Mayan sacred book known as Popol Vuh. He is the god of mountains and earthquakes.”
He feels that their forthcoming 2018 album “Cem Anahuac” will be an epic listening experience for fans.
“The album is inspired by the Mexican culture, its traditions and the issues we have as a society nowadays. It’s an expression of pride in our roots, our history and traditions, and our love for metal and music from our country.”
Live, Cabrakaan put on a show that is unique as their music.
“When we are on stage we try to give out fans a great experience by creating an atmosphere from the Aztecs’ time, using costumes and make-up!”