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Irkalla

Irkalla
Location:
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Postal code:
89410
Genre:
Metal, Thrash, Progressive
Members:
Jesus Manuel Sosa Sharpton
Influences:
Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Kreator, Destruction, Pink Floyd, Rush, Metallica, Coroner. Carcass
Website:
http://www.reverbnation.com/irkalla

Bio

At the end of 2005 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Jesus Sosa Sharpton a thrasher rhythm guitarist, asked Federico Storms, a hard rock drummer if he wanted to jam. He did and they did.

By December of that year they had recorded five instrumental songs in a home studio. Unfortunately, time and circumstances prevented the duo from continuing their collaboration. Still, the seed was sown and both Jesus and Federico spent the next year itching to create more music.

They got back together almost exactly one year later.

Between August and December 2006, they composed and rehearsed four more instrumental songs (Inner Flame, Communion, Believer & Stand With Faith) and along with two of their earlier compositions, (Empowered & Thrasher) recorded a 6 song demo, again in a home studio.

During this time, they looked for a lead guitarist, a bassist and a singer, but with no success. Undaunted, they decided to continue as an instrumental band, naming themselves " Irkalla ", (the equivalent of Hell in ancient Sumerian mythology). Several small live performances later, it became clear that they had an audience. Public reaction was good and, even better, at one of the shows, Fernando Rivera, a fiery lead guitarist, became a fan and, shortly thereafter, the third member of the band. If Jesus and Fernando had needed convincing that Irkalla was on to something, Fernandos solos did the trick.