Hocico

The dark side of humanity…

When Erk Aicrag (lyrics, vocals) and Racso Agroyam (programming) formed Hocico back in 1993, little did the two Mexicans know that they were to become one of the most successful hard Electro acts of all time. “We never had in mind how much our music might sell. We only had a strong desire to express our feelings and to do what we wanted. We wanted to break the rules of society. The restrictions which others superimpose on us have always been a great source of inspiration. This hasn’t changed until the present day. Only the way that we express ourselves has undergone subtle changes”, Erk explains. Sex, lies, death, abuse and religion have always dominated the group’s lyrics. The duo explains: “Hocico is our way to express our feelings in an honest and straightforward fashion. We are aiming at conveying these emotions to our listener with full impact in order to make them become aware of and deal with their own dark side.”

The duo released its latest studio album “Tiempos de Furia”, a relentless exercise in unbridled energy and aggression mingled with the musical prowess of 17 years of band history, in 2010. Hocico celebrated their best and most intense Hard-Electro-inferno to date with an extensive world tour which took them, among many places, to Russia where they played a series of shows to euphoric crowd reception. These have been documented on their latest CD & DVD “Blood On The Red Square” which was released at the end of 2011. Live, Hocico unleash an energy that is hard to describe in words… you have to experience it to understand. Like a force of nature, Erk and Racso bundle their wrath to create a sweat-inducing one-of-a-kind experience on a wall-shaking thunderstorm of beats and bass.