This Friday’s Guest DJ: SANTA OSCURIDAD

Santa Oscuridad Band Photo

SANTA OSCURIDAD is a blend of hard rock and metal en español!  The band was founded in December of 2017 by an unlikely duo of musicians, Texas metal legend guitarist Larry Barragán of Helstar and the 2-Time Grammy nominated Tejano legend Rudy Rocha of La Fiebre.  The thought of doing all the songs in Spanish with all the turmoil over immigration and language barriers may seem like an insane concept, but to SANTA OSCURIDAD it makes perfect sense.

Music transcends all boundaries of race and language, and with a full head of steam they are spearheading that movement in their hometown of Houston, Texas! The band is finishing up recording a full length 11 song album, and is looking to secure a deal, hoping to have their first full-length release by year’s end.

On the Guest DJ Show this Friday, founding guitarist Larry Barragán of SANTA OSCURIDAD will play his favorite and/or inspirational music tracks. After his playlist, we’ll play a handful of tracks off their latest release simply titled II.

The Friday Guest DJ Hour Show airs at the following times:

15:00 and 21:00 Central Europe
9:00 am and 3:00 pm US East Coast
6:00 am and 12:00 pm US West Coast

Find ways to tune in here.

While you wait check out the official video for Bandera Negra off the album II!


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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