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Chicago, IL’s La Armada is touring like mad in support of its latest self-titled full-length, which was issued earlier this year on vinyl and digital formats by Memphis-based punk label, Fat Sandwich Records. From said record, we’re pleased to offer a free download of the song “Lucha de Clases”. Grab it today and share with all your amigos!

During the early part of its career, La Armada established itself as one of the most influential punk bands in its native Dominican Republic, releasing two albums and playing countless shows. The outfit relocated to Chicago in 2007, immersing itself in the city’s infamous music scene, not to mention distinct sub-genres such as grindcore, powerviolence, crust-punk and traditional hardcore and metal.

These new influences, fused with the quintet’s native tendencies towards intricate percussion present in Latin music, evolved into its first proper release: an 11-song Self-Titled album delivering crushing bursts of what the band has affectionately coined “Latino Hardcore Fury.” Successfully embodying he brutality and energy that bleeds out of La Armada’s live shows night after night, the record will cause you to raise both eyebrows and fists with its aggressive riffs, intricate song structures, piercing vocals and driving rhythm section.

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