Flametal is the original Flamenco - Metal band created in 2004 by Ben Woods.
The line up features, Flamenco guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums and flamenco dancer doing all original music.

Flametal es una banda de metal experimental estadounidense. La banda se caracteriza por fusionar Speed metal con la música flamenco.

Special Guest: Marty Friedman - Lead guitar (Megadeth, Deuce, Vixen, Cacophony, Hawaii, Aikawa Nanase)

Flamenco - by encyclopedia definition - is Spanish music and dance typical of the Gypsy, or gitano. Flamenco dancing is characterized by colorful costumes, intense and erotic movements, stamping of the feet (zapateado), and clapping of the hands (palmas); its execution is brilliant, technical, and passionate. Flamenco music is believed to have originated in the early 19th cent. from the canto jondo [Sp.,=deep song-singing] of Andalusia, a highly emotional and tragic type of song accompanied by a guitar. By the mid-19th cent. flamenco had become a generally popular entertainment form, and it subsequently flourished, both in its pure form and with the addition of elements from ballet, folk music, jazz, and other forms.

Flamenco (Spanish pronunciation: [flaˈmeŋko]) is a form of Spanish folk music and dance from the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. It includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (handclaps). First mentioned in literature in 1774, the genre grew out of Andalusian and Romani music and dance styles. Flamenco is often associated with the Romani people of Spain (Gitanos) and a number of famous flamenco artists are of this ethnicity. Flamenco was first recorded in the late 18th century but the genre underwent a dramatic development in the late 19th century.

On November 16, 2010 UNESCO declared flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Me encontré por casualidad esta Banda de Speed metal el año pasado y me pareció muy interesante. .. porque definitivamente es algo nuevo ..... :)

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