Cantos a la Vida


¡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.

‘Cantos a la Vida’ (2010), the band’s first full length album, was initially released in Spain and got stunningly positive reviews there. A bit later, the band released the album in the Benelux too. 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”.

Now finally, for the first time ever, this milestone of heavy rock, that ‘Cantos a la Vida’ truly is, receives its long deserved vinyl release!

Having played mostly in the underground scene throughout Europe and Latin America – and sharing stages with influential heavyweights like Fu Manchu and Karma to Burn – the band puts 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.


  1. Flotadore
  2. LLoron
  3. Arrecho Vengo
  4. Tan Tan Tan
  5. La Vagancia
  6. Juanita
  7. El Taxista Limeño
  8. La Ruta
  9. Comunicado
  10. Nadadores
  11. Eclypse 2000

Vinyl Factz.

  •  150 x yellow/red splatter vinyl (111 of which are handnumbered as MAILORDER edition, the rest will be sold by the band and a few selected distributors)
  • 150 x black
  • Plated & pressed on high performance vinyl by Pallas Group in Germany
  • Deluxe 300gsm gatefold cover
  • Special vinyl mastering

Sample Song.

The press wrote.

“Taste it and you won’t be sorry.” 

Metal Hammer

“Smoke, alcohol, humor, sex and ah!, Rock n Roll!”

Max Metal

“¡Pendejo! les chingará la madre.”

Renacer Electrico

“Check the irony that one of the best Latin American bands I’ve heard isn?t Latin American.”

Vagabundo Espiritual