Siniestro Total (meaning literally 'total write-off' as in the insurance term for a vehicle that is beyond repair following a motor accident) is a Galician punk rock group from Vigo, Spain. It was founded in 1981 during the cultural movement called Movida viguesa by Julián Hernández, Alberto Torrado and Miguel Costas. After many changes in personnel, current members are Julián Hernández, Javier Soto, Óscar G. Avendaño, Ángel González and Jorge Beltrán.

Siniestro Total
OriginVigo, Pontevedra,
Galicia (Spain)
GenresRock, punk rock, punk blues, comedy rock
Years active1981–present
LabelsDro, BMG, Virgin, Loquilandia/Diablo, Sony
MembersJulían Hernández
Javier Soto
Ángel González
Jorge Beltrán
Óscar G. Avendaño
Past membersMiguel Costas
Alberto Torrado
Germán Coppini
Segundo Grandío


Their first album, ¿Cuándo se come aquí? (When do we eat?), features very short songs, with a marked punk style. In the second one, Siniestro Total II: El Regreso (Siniestro Total II: The Return), songs are essentially punk, but more instruments come to play. In the third one, Menos mal que nos queda Portugal (At least we still have Portugal), the punk evolves to a more classical rock, although lyrics are still punk. In the fourth one, Bailaré sobre tu tumba (I'll dance over your grave) the rock style continues. The fifth and sixth ones, De hoy no pasa (Today is the last time) and Me gusta cómo andas (I like the way you walk), the rock is still softer, becoming power-pop, whereas the lyrics continue being punk in essence.

The seventh, En beneficio de todos (For the general good), they get back to rock, and lyrics evolve and become more complex. The eighth and ninth ones, Made in Japan and Policlínico miserable (Miserable clinic), feature a harder rock (even heavy metal, and lyrics are darker and critic. In their tenth album, Sesión vermú (Vermouth session), the rock is softer. They make an unexpected turn in their eleventh album, La historia del blues (The history of blues), and they play blues, with lyrics based in someone else's work (Jack Griffin). With the twelfth one, Popular, democrático y científico (Popular, democratic and scientific), they return to rock, with a style close to grunge.


Current members
  • Julián Hernández — guitar, vocals, drums, synthesisers (1981–present)
  • Javier Soto — guitar, backing vocals (1985–present)
  • Ángel González — drums (1988–present)
  • Jorge Beltrán — saxophone, backing vocals (1996–present)
  • Óscar G. Avendaño — bass, backing vocals (2001–present)
Former members
  • Miguel Costas — vocals (1981-1987, 1988-1994)
  • Alberto Torrado — guitar, bass, backing vocals (1981-1987)
  • Germán Coppini — vocals (1981-1983; died 2013)
  • Xoxe — electric guitar, vocals (1987-1988)
  • Segundo Grandío — bass, backing vocals (1988-2001)


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