• Country
    The Netherlands
  • Genre
    Heavy Rock · Stoner

  • Vox/Trumpet
    El Pastuso
  • Guitar
    Loco Ed
  • Bass
    Stef ‘El Rojo’ Gubbels
  • Drums
    Sjoerd van der Knoop


General Information.

“Taste it and you won’t be sorry.” (Metal Hammer)

¡PENDEJO! is a four-piece heavy rock band from the Netherlands, founded by two cousins with a history in Latin America. Digging into their latino roots, El Pastuso and Jaap ‘Monchito’ Melman started blending heavy riffage, pounding drums, right-in-your-face lyrics in urban Spanish about the weirdest stories in life, and to top it all off, a screaming trumpet.

“Check the irony that one of the best Latin American bands I’ve heard isn’t Latin American.” (Vagabundo Espiritual)

‘Cantos a la Vida’, the band’s first full length album, was released in 2010 and got stunningly positive reviews, especially in Spanish speaking countries. Their music has been described as heavy, addictive, rough and grooving, or as a Spanish critic so eloquently put it: “Heavy rock in Spanish with balls the size of Danny de Vito”.

“You really won’t believe your ears.” (Stan Novak, Aardschok)

During the following years, ¡Pendejo! played mostly in the underground scene throughout Europe and Latin America, putting on a show for anyone who is not afraid to be grabbed by the cojones and to be thrown into a spicy puddle of chile con carne.

“Smoke, alcohol, humor, sex and ah!, Rock n Roll!” (Max Metal)

The band recorded its second album ‘Atacames’ (2014) with producer Pieter Kloos in The Void Studio in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This resulted in a daring album containing 10 songs ranging from heavy to lighthearted, and from melodramatic to outright aggressive.

“Gewinnt jeden Schwanzvergleich.” (Legacy)

In 2014-2016 the band did several tours in Europe. In October 2016 ¡PENDEJO! toured in South America again, including Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. Currently the band is working on a new album, to be recorded in August this year.
“¡Pendejo! les chingará la madre.” (Renacer Electrico)

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