Monday 24 January 2022

Introduce Yourselves: MATUS

What is the name of your band?

MATUS (formerly known as DON JUAN MATUS)


What is the genre of music that you play?


We play classic heavy/hard rock, but we like to explore related genres here and there.


Can you give a brief history of the band of how it came together and where it is today?

The project came together when Joaquín Cuadra and Richard Nossar started jamming in late 2005.

In February 2007, the first official line-up was completed with the addition of Nossar's long-time friend Manolo Garfias.


Between February and August, the trio recorded an album which featured a number of guest musicians that included singer Alex Rojas. After the release of the record at the end of that year, Rojas was invited to join as a permanent member.

In early 2008, Cuadra left and the band became a five piece with the incorporation of Veronik and Alfonso Vargas.

Between September 2008 and December 2014, the group released 3 full-lenght albums and 2 split singles on various labels from Perú, Germany, United States and Japan.

In 2015, Vargas left the band and was replaced by Walo A. Carrillo. With this line up and a shortened name to simply MATUS, the band released 2 albums and 1 EP.   

Being a studio project, the band has never performed live and has no interest in belonging to a particular scene.

What can people expect from your music?


Songs and albums with a personality of their own, variety and utterly good taste.

What is the best release that folks should check out from your band?

Our best release is yet to come, but Claroscuro could be a good start for the initiated since it sums up our sound palette pretty well.


Where can people find you on Social Media?