Label: ThrashBack Records
Format: DIGITAL | CD
Genre: Thrash Metal
BETRAYED was formed in late 1987 in Valparaiso, Chile (the Countries second largest city, and once called “the little San Francisco” in the mid – 19th Century) by drummer Claudio Tapia.
In 1989, BETRAYED would record their first demo, titled “Our Option”, which quickly garnered attention in zines around the globe and became a favorite among demo collectors and tape traders.
In 1990 the band would re-enter the studio and record their debut album, “1879: Tales Of War”, for Oso Records which was produced by Anton Reisenegger (Pentagram, Fallout, Criminal, United Forces). Though BETRAYED garnered strong reviews and played many prominent shows, they would eventually disband in 1994.
In 2004 Claudio Tapia would begin to reform BETRAYED, but it wasn’t until 2015-2016 that all the pieces fell fully into place and the present line-up was fully formed.
With the line-up of drummer Claudio Tapia, vocalist Erik Flores (Pyroclastic), guitarists JL Olmos (Soulrot) and Mauricio Castro (Sadistic Murder), and bassist Jacob Wilschrey (Soulrot), the band would unleash their first new music in over two decades with the single “Looters Will Be Shot”.
In 2017 BETRAYED would begin recording more new material which would be realized as “The Unbeliever”. These recordings would catch the attention of the Chile based label Arataria Records who would release the recordings in that region.
The sound of BETRAYED is Thrash Metal played the way it was meant to be, catchy & razor sharp. Stylistically, we would describe them as Bay Area Thrash (Testament, Exodus, Heathen, Forbidden) cross pollinated with a pinch of East Coast snarl.
“The Unbeliever” features 12 crushing tracks in two parts: “THE UNBELIEVER” and “BACK TO TALES OF WAR”, with the latter being “live in the studio” re-recordings of songs from their past: 1989 “Our Option” demo, and the 1990 album release “1879: Tales Of War”, all performed with their present line-up.
FOR FANS OF: Testament, Exodus, Forbidden, Overkill, Heathen
Looters Will Be Shot
Constitution (Of The Oppressors)
Fight For Your Land
The First Desillusion
The Real Me
Erik Flores – Vocals
J.L. Olmos – Guitars
Mauricio Castro – Guitars
Jacob Wilschrey – Bass
Claudio Tapia – Drums