Originally Posted by gerrit
I was wondering if anyone can recommend me any good local rock or indie bands from Spain. I moved here nearly 9 months ago and still haven't bounced on any Spanish rock band that caught my attention or that was heavily promoted. Barcelona and Madrid got a lot of concerts (on top of my head we've had Muse, Marilyn Manson, Tokio Hotel, AC/DC, Rammstein, Marillion, Blood Red Shoes, and many more) but it seems there's no local bands that are doing well unless we talk about more traditional Spanish music. If acts such as Muse, AC/DC or Rammstein are selling out concert halls here, it'd be very odd no local bands in this style would be around. I did see some local bands perform but the crowd was a 100 people maximum, none of them had a record deal and they mainly performed locally without being well known in other areas of Spain (let alone abroad). When chatting over the internet with a friend back in Holland he said he associates Spanish music only with Julio Iglesias and similar stuff
Does anyone know some quality Spanish bands in the rock-metal-indie rock-new wave-prog rock umbrella?
If you want a reference for your friend, point him in the "Heroes Del Silencio" direction for music, but their last tour was 2007. They were, in my opinion, a very unique sound and quite excellent musicians. Bit like Celtas Cortos, though they are more celtic rock and folk than out and out rock - Pantera, Molly Hatchet, Metallica and the like.
Baron Rojo, Rosendo and La Frontera are still going I think if you're looking for gigs.