MANDRAGORA is a traditional Heavy Metal band hailing from Nuevo Chimbote City in north Peru/South America.
The band was formed back in 2007 by bassist Jorge Mandragora with the arrivals of Pablo Campana (guitar), Fatima Natthammer (Female vocalist) and Beto Alpiscueta (drums). Quickly the band started to develop their own style & compose their own original songs with influences from classic Heavy-Metal & NWOBHM sounds and also started playing live in their hometown in local Pubs and Bars like “El Bucanero”, “Dinosaurios”, but also found other stages to burn in the country.
In 2010 – after guitarist Herman Gers joined the band – MANDRAGORA recorded its first demo called “Steel Metal” with the help (as producer) of COBRA’s guitarist Nito. That demo was then released to 500 copies on colombian label Hellhoundz Records but also on peruvian label Capricorn Records as a limited cassette edition to 150 copies.
More live-appearances followed… sharing stages with bands like DOMINUS PRAELII, APOCALYPTIC RAIDS, CAUCHEMAR, COBRA, PENTARAM (Chi), ENFORCER, SATAN….
2013 saw the band entering the studios again to record two new songs for a 7″EP to be released on INKAS NOIZE Records in 2014 – that EP got excellent feedbacks from the underground medias & public and in the next weeks (after the band shared the stage with german Metal Queen DORO), the band inked a deal with French record label INFERNO Records.
Today the band delivers its best effort to date – the first full-length album “Waves Of Steel” which shows a more mature band with an even bigger potential now ! Get Ready !!
MANDRAGORA’s music is best described as Old-School Hard-Rock/Heavy-Metal highly recommended for fans of ACID, ACCEPT, SAXON, IRON MAIDEN, JAGUAR,
Bassist Jorge had this to say about their new album :
“Hey brothers! We are very excited to present our debut album “Waves of Steel”.
This debut album represents the effort of all the members. And it’s been two years of hard work and patient waiting, but believe me it’s been worth it.
We are from a small town, maybe lost on the map but we a breathe Heavy Metal. We are between the sea and steel industries: Nuevo Chimbote city.
We want to go out on the road right now to show our music. Right now we are going to tour Peru and some countries in South America. And of course, we hope to get to Europe soon and conquer their scenarios. We will drink tons of beer and Peruvian Pisco to celebrate!
Cheers mi brothers and much Metal for your lives !”
About “Waves Of Steel” :
– Recorded in 2015 and Mixed in 2016 in Perú by PAUL PINTO, peruvian Producer at the Quartet Note Studios
– Mastered in 2016 in Denmark by the well known FLEMMING RASMUSSEN, at the Sweet Silence Studios
– Artwork by Juan Camilo Mäzutier > https://www.facebook.com/MazutierArt
Steel Metal – Demo 2010
First Attack – EP 2014
Steel Metal Attack – Compilation 2015
Waves Of Steel – Album 2017