Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina es una banda mexicana creada en el año de 1990 en la capital mexicana.

Fueron de los primeros grupos mexicanos en utilizar el cyberpunk en sus canciones, generalmente fusionado con electro para así crear un sonido oscuro y agresivo. Tuvieron que pasar tres años y que uno de sus integrantes se saliera para que el grupo diera a conocer su primer álbum titulado Deus Ex Machina. Dos años después vio la luz su segundo disco Videohiperstesia, con el que reafirmaron la fuerza de la agrupación. En 1997 decidieron separarse.

En 2013 se reunieron para festejar los 20 años de la banda.

English:

Cyberpunk, electro, ebm, industrial, whatever band from Mexico City.

Deus ex Machina was formed in 1992 by José Luis Pellicer (Transistor) and Manuel Mejías (Mantrax).

Nothing worth of mentioning happened until Fernando Zambrana (Anarköma) joined the band in early 1993.

The band started to work and songs accumulated. After only two live shows and a repertoire of 11 songs, they thought about releasing them.
The band planned a tape self-release and went looking for distribution. To their surprise, Edmundo Navas from Opción Sónica was very interested in their material and he suggested a CD release (remember this is 1993!).

At that time, people from Silent Records were visitsing Edmundo and he gave them a Deus ex Machina’s tape. To everyone’s surprise, Silent Records called Edmundo a couple of weeks later saying that they were interested in releasing Deus ex Machina’s album worldwide.

So, in june 1993, Deus ex Machina’s self-titled debut album was released. It took the electro-world by surprise, first for it’s origin: Mexico and second for their particular sound.

Back in Mexico, the electronic scene was starting to take off. From raves to electro, bands were coming out and Deus ex Machina was recognized as one of the pioneers.

Two years later, a new album was ready and one member left the band. «Videohiperestesia» was the name and this time, german label Out Of Line was in charge of distributing it world wide.

 

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