was an Argentine thrash metal
band from San Martín, Buenos Aires
. It was formed by bassist Ricardo Iorio
in 1987 after his previous band V8
disbanded. Hermética was signed to the independent record label Radio Trípoli Discos throughout their career. The band's initial lineup consisted of Iorio, vocalist Claudio O'Connor
, drummer Fabián Spataro and guitarist Antonio Romano
. Spataro left the band in 1988 and was replaced by Antonio Scotto. This lineup recorded their eponymous album
, the first thrash metal album recorded in Argentina. At this point of their career, Hermética performed mainly in Argentina, except for one concert held in Uruguay. In 1990, they released Intérpretes
—an extended play which included covers of Argentine rock
songs. Both albums were released by Radio Trípoli Discos as a single CD when digital technology became available.
Scotto left the band in 1991 and was replaced by drummer Claudio Strunz. This lineup recorded the band's second studio album, Ácido Argentino. Hermética opened for Black Sabbath and Motorhead during their visits to Argentina, but had to cancel their headlining tour in Paraguay. They recorded a live album, En vivo 1993 Argentina, and took part in a concert at a penal facility.
is the thirteenth Spanish-language studio album
singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona
, released on 23 September 2011. Recorded in the United States and Mexico, it was produced by Arjona with Dan Warner, Lee Levin and Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Tommy Torres
. The album—the first independent release by Arjona after he was signed by Sony Music
in 1993 and Warner Music
in 2008—was issued by his own label, Metamorfosis
Composed and written in a year, the record marks Arjona and Torres' fourth collaboration. For Independiente, Arjona returns to his trademark sound after his stylistic departure for Poquita Ropa (2010). While producing the latter, he had used fewer instruments to simplify his sound, having introduced what had been called a "stripped-down acoustic effort" in his music. Independiente has been compared to his earlier recordings, Historias (1994) and Animal Nocturno (1993).
Independiente became Arjona's fourth number-one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums where it debuted for the week ending 22 October 2011. For thirteen non-consecutive weeks it topped the Latin Pop Albums chart, and reached number one on the Mexican Albums Chart.