Saturday, June 4, 2022

229: Las Cruces

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 229 features an interview with Mando Tovar of Las Cruces.

Listen on Apple Podcasts (IOS)

Listen on Google Podcasts

Direct Download [right click + "Save As"]

Hailing from San Antonio, TX, Las Cruces are metal lifers who have weathered line-up shuffles and music industry tumult since they emerged in the mid-Nineties. Since their inception, they've represented a style of "true doom" that has one foot in early Black Sabbath and another in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

I spoke with guitarist Mando Tovar about why the early Las Cruces albums made him decide he had to join the band, and how their late drummer Paul Deleon took over vocal duties for a time. We also discussed the long road to completing and releasing their fourth album Cosmic Tears, and what it'll take to keep Las Cruces going.

My thanks to Mando for speaking with me, and to all of you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

taken from the album Dusk

"Holy Hell"
"Egyptian Winter"
taken from the album Cosmic Tears

"Skin Chamber"
taken from the album S.O.L.

Las Cruces on Facebook

Las Cruces on IG

Las Cruces on Bandcamp

Cosmic Tears on the Ripple Music Bandcamp


Episode 227:
Come To Grief
an interview
with Tzompantli
an interview with
Mammoth Storm