Psychedelic/Space Rock • Spain

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MANTA RAY was born in 1992 in La Plaza café, Gijón, on the North of Spain, a meeting point for young bands of the city. Nacho Álvarez, who would later be the band´s bassist, worked there as a waiter, where he met José Luis García (guitarist on YELLOWMUFFIN) and Luis Mayo (guitarist and singer on SCREAMIN´PIJAS), but musical and artistic differences made this later one give up the former project. To complete the band they recruited Isaías Sanz, drummer on YELLOWMUFFIN. They recorded their first demo in 1993 in Subterfuge Records. One year later, Nacho Vegas (guitarist on ELIMINATOR JR) joins the band and they record their first EP, 'Escuezme!'. Their sound was typical 90´s indie rock. in fact, they brought their name from PIXIES´ song 'Manta Ray'

In 1995, Isaías Sanz is replaced by Juan Luis Ablanedo, drummer in Nacho Vegas´ band ELIMINATOR JR. This quartet would record their first single, 'The Last Crumbs of Love', which was supposed to be part of their first LP. They presented the single to Villa de Bilbao young bands contest and were awarded the first prize, which consisted on the full recording of their first record, 'Manta Ray'. Despite being quite an amateur work, the band began to develop its personality and differenciate of other less innovative contemporary ensembles. This same year the band collaborates with the Festival de Cine de Gijón (Gijón Cinema Festival), recording CHRIS ISAAK´s 'Wicked Game' cover for the 'Gijón Goes to the Movies' compilation. That first collaboration led to another one the next year, where they recorded part of José Luis Garci´s 'El Crack'soundtrack with mexican experimental artist Javier Corcobado.

In 1996 new members join the band. José Luis Ablanedo leaves the band and is replaced by Nacho Vegas´ younger brother Xabel Vegas. The latest addition would be multiinstrumentist Frank Rudow, who had been member of german psych band DIE GOBS, with whom José Luis García had played previously. This incarnation as a quintet would set the basis for the new sound of the band, oriented towards post rock trends and musical experimentation.

By the end of the year they collaborate again with Javier Corcobado and record their non conventional CD 'Diminuto Cielo' in 1997 and tour Spain to present it live. This same year they coincide several times on different festivals with french band DIABOLOGUM, and their common interest on the most intricate sounds leads them to rehearse for a split EP, 'La Última Historia d...
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Film Guerrero 2004
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Manta Ray
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Pequeñas Puertas Que Se Abren Y Pequeñas Puertas Que Se Cierra
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Torres De Electricidad

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Score, Un Concierto De Manta Ray

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