We're Estados Alterados
Recognized as pioneers of electro-rock in Latin America, Colombian act Estados Alterados was created in the late 80’s in Medellín, while drug lords were wreaking havoc throughout the region.
Today, more than two decades later, EA continues to innovate. The band consists of founding members Elvis (lead singer), Ricky (drums), as well as longtime collaborator Nati (keyboards) and Pipe/Wonder-B (guitar and bass).
Their 1990 self-titled debut album featured the hit singles “Muévete and “El Velo”, considered today as hymns of electro rock in Latin America. EA was the first Colombian band to premiere a video on MTV. They also opened for Information Society in Medellín at the peak of the band’s success. During the 90's they released two more albums, "Cuarto Acto" and "Rojo Sobre Rojo".
After collaborating on a tribute album to The Cure in 1999, the members took a break to focus on individual projects. The band independently released "Romances Científicos" in 2010 and "Intruso Armónico" in 2014. EA has been invited to several international festivals such as Vive Latino (Mexico City) South by Southwest (Austin, Texas), Latin Alternative Music Conference (New York, NY), Rock al Parque (Bogotá), Altavoz (Medellín).
In March 2018, EA opened for Depeche Mode in Bogotá as a result of an intense fan-led online campaign. In August 2018 they released their 6th album, Lumisphera, recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Amir Derakh (Orgy, Julien-K, Dead by Sunrise).
2019 was a very active year for Estados Alterados. From the continuos release of singles and music videos from their latest album Lumisphera to a mini-tour including performances in Colombia and US, to a double invitation to Rock al Parque's 25th anniversary, not only as a band but being part of a special set with Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá along 80 musicians to perform in front of over 157,000 people.
Rock al Parque is the largest rock festival in Colombia and one of the most important in Latin America, arguably the largest free rock festival in the continent.
MUSIC CONNECTION: NEW MUSIC CRITIQUEColombia’s Estados Alterados mount a dark, propulsive, synth-laden attack fronted by a singer whose voice is deep, masculine and sexy. Each song follows a consistent blueprint that features plenty of electronic punctuation to keep things fresh, delivering nice build-ups to the end. “Miedo” has a catchy beat and insistent guitar riffs. - Read full review...