Machetazo was a grindcore/goregrind band from A Coruña, Spain formed in 1994. They were one of the few surviving bands from the Spanish underground extreme music scene of the nineties.

OriginA Coruña, Spain
GenresGrindcore, death metal[1]
Years active1994-2014
LabelsRazorback Records
Throne Records
Living Dead Society
Al Pacino Records
Escorbuto Records
First Blood Family
Frigidity Records
Goryfied Productions
Hells Headbangers
Ironía Records
Last House on the Right Records
Relapse Records
Sterilized Decay Records
Upground Records


Machetazo were formed in A Coruña, Spain in 1994 as a side project of two other death metal bands from the area. Initially, they were more noisecore-oriented than grindcore.[1] They recorded two demos, 46 Cabezas Aplastadas por un Yunque Oxidado in 1995, and Realmente Disfruto Comiendo Cadáveres in 1997. The latter was an international underground success, and in 1999 was remastered by the American label Fudgeworthy Records.

At this point Machetazo stopped being a side project and became a band in its own right, although line-up problems forced them to continue with only two members. They recorded their first album Carne de Cementerio in 1999, which was released by Razorback Records. After this they released numerous split singles. With Dopi as the sole surviving original member together with the new guitarist Rober, Machetazo recorded their second full length, Trono de Huesos (2002). In this work the band gives tribute to the seminal grind sound in a work in the vein of bands like Carcass or Repulsion. After the recording of Trono de Huesos Machetazo created a more stable line-up, that still exists today: Dopi (drums and vocals); Carlos "Cadaver" (bass and vocals); and Rober (guitar).

After testing this line-up with two singles, Machetazo released their third full-length album in 2005, Sinfonías del Terror Ciego, a concept album about the Spanish filmmaker Amando de Ossorio. This record brought them to a wider audience and 2006 was a year of intense touring and projects. They released a split single with Total Fucking Destruction on the American label Relapse Records in 2006. In late 2008, Carlos Cadaver left the band. Santi from the grindcore band Nashgul is the current bass player.


  • Dopi - drums, vocals (1994-2014)
  • Rober - guitar, bass (2000-2014)
  • Iago - bass (2013-2014)

Past membersEdit

  • Carlos - bass, vocals (2001-2008)
  • Chinin - bass, vocals (1994-2001)
  • Ernesto - drums (1994-1999)
  • Nacho - guitars (1999-2001)
  • Gonso - guitar, vocals (1994-1999)

Side projectsEdit

Machetazo's members have developed some side projects over the years:

Dopi is the drummer, bassist and guitarist of Deadmask, a classic doom band influenced by Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Trouble. The other member in the band is the vocalist Nuria. Deadmask released Under Luciferian Wings, their first MCD in November 2008 with the label PsycheDOOMelic Records.

Dopi is also the vocalist of Dishammer, an old-school thrash crust band with members of Moho, Looking For An Answer and Disnation. They released Vintage Addiction, their first LP, in December 2008.

Rober is the guitarist and bassist of Banished From Inferno, an old-school death metal trio. The other band members are Roger "Rogga" Johansson, vocalist of Paganizer, Ribspreader or Putrevore; and the drummer Phlegeton, member of Wormed, Human Mincer, Godüs or Unsane Crisis. They released Banished From Inferno, their first MCD in August 2008 on the label Ibex Moon Records.

Santi is also vocalist in the grindcore band Nashgul, although this is not a side project.

Carlos Cadaver is currently the bassist of the heavy metal band Sister Moon.


Machetazo have released material mainly on two labels: Razorback Records has released its three albums on CD, while the Asturian label Throne Records has released them on vinyl.

Machetazo has also had its material released on many small underground international labels, like Al Pacino Records, Scurvy Records, First Blood Family, Frigidity Records, Goryfied Productions, Hells Headbangers, Irony Records, Last House On The Right Records, Relapse Records, Sterilized Decay Records and Upground Records.


  • 46 Cabezas Aplastadas por un Yunque Oxidado (demo, 1995)
  • Realmente Disfruto Comiendo Cadáveres (demo, 1998)
  • Split 7" EP with Corrupted (Frigidity, 2000)
  • Split 7" EP with Rise Above (Sterilized Decay, 2000)
  • Carne de Cementerio (Razorback, 2000)
  • Split 7" EP with Bodies Lay Broken (Al Pacino, 2001)
  • Split MCD with Abscess (Upground/Ironía, 2001)
  • Trono de Huesos (Razorback, 2002)
  • The Maggot Sessions EP (First Blood Family, 2003)
  • Horror Grind EP (Last House On The Right, 2004)
  • the Raw! (demo, 2004)
  • Split 7" EP with General Surgery (Escorbuto, 2004)
  • Split 7" EP with Cianide (Hells Headbangers, 2005)
  • Sinfonías del Terror Ciego (Razorback, 2005)
  • Split 7" EP with Total Fucking Destruction (Relapse, 2006)
  • Ultratumba compilation (Living Dead Society, 2006)
  • Split 7" EP with Ribspreader (The Spew, 2007)
  • Mundo Cripta (Throne, 2008)
  • Split 12" saw-blade EP with Marrow (Dysphoria Records, 2011)


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