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Latino Daily News

Wednesday March 28, 2012

Colombian Rock Band Dante Makes its Mark on the U.S. Music Scene

Colombian Rock Band Dante Makes its Mark on the U.S. Music Scene

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The Colombian rock band Dante began its international tour thanks to “The Rorschach Manifesto” disc they were able to record with ace producer Sylvia Massy.

Their trip in the world of rock and roll began when singer Kami Rayne, guitarists Alexx and Tan! and bass player Gonzo launched the band three years ago in Bogota.

What they never imagined was that their sound “between old and modern,” and with metaphorical subjects always sung in English, would win Massy’s attention on Myspace.

“We told her thank you. It’s a great honor that you want us to record with you but we don’t have the money to finance a disc with you,” Rayne told Efe during an interview in Miami.

Stars with whom Massy has worked producing discs include Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Aerosmith, Paula Abdul and Julio Iglesias.

But Massy “wasn’t looking for us for our money” and so Dante packed their suitcases and flew to California, where the producer’s Radiostar studios recorded the disc that debuted late last month.

“We think that English for what we do as a band sounds better musically,” Alexx said, joking that Spanish is a language “too romantic and beautiful to wreck with rock and roll.”