The Chilean band Crisálida will be part of a lineup that includes Rainbow, Opeth, Scorpions, UFO, among others.

The progressive metal band Crisálida will perform at Rock the Coast festival, which will be held the 14th and 15th of June, 2019 in the city of Málaga – Spain. The festival will be headlined by Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Opeth, UFO and Scorpions.

Crisálida is the only Chilean group within the attractive lineup of more than 40 artists who will perform at the event. This will be the first edition of the Rock the Coast festival, which will take place at the Marenostrum Castle Music Park, Fuegirola.

The band will also be promoting the documentary ‘Songs of Injustice’ with its director Nelson Díaz Varas, in screenings commented by the group and the filmmaker, in four universities in Spain (Málaga, Jaen, Seville and Barcelona).

‘Songs of Injustice’ is a film that focuses on the community dedicated to metal in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Peru and how the socio-political characteristics of each of these countries have transformed music into a means of reporting problems far beyond their borders.

According to Díaz Varas, scholar from the Florida International University, USA:

“Having met CRISÁLIDA has been one of the highlights of my research experience. Their musical production is internationally known for the quality of composition and musicality (…) It clearly reflects the links with the local history of the Americas and Chile in particular. I do not exaggerate when affirming that they are ambassadors of the Chilean culture in the whole world “

Nelson Díaz Varas, Director of ‘Songs of Injustice’ .

Groups such as Flor de Loto from Peru, Tren Loco from Argentina and Acrania from Mexico are also part of the film which has been praised at specialized festivals and will be released during this month in Chile. Varas also directed the documentary ‘The Metal Islands: Culture, History and Politics in Caribbean Heavy Metal Music’ (2016) and ‘The Distorted Island: Heavy Metal Music and Community in Puerto Rico’ (2014).

Before perorming at Rock the Coast, the band formed by Damián Agurto (guitar), Braulio Aspé (bass), Felipe Cortés (drums), and Cinthia Santibáñez (vocals), will be the opening act for the Norwegian band Leprous in Chile, and also will be part of the Woodstaco 2019 festival.

In summary, Crisálida will perform:

12the january, 2019, Festival Woodstaco, Teno
7th march, 2019, Crisálida will be the opening act for Leprous, Club Chocolate, Santiago
14-15 of june,  2019, Rock the Coast festival, Málaga, España