54 days abroad! We arrived in Santiago last Monday, at 6AM. We are staying at Andres Padilla (www.corvusdiscos.cl)’s place, in a very nice area of the city. Frankly, we have been way too busy this week to do any touristic things, all we did was party, get tattooed, visit a fantastic food market and a record store!
So far, our impression of Santiago is very very good. In fact, we feel right at home here! The people are very friendly, the city is clean and it’s very efficient (the metro system is so easy to use!) It kinda feels like Montreal a bit, except there are dogs everywhere haha… I love that!
So our first day in Santiago, our friend Matias (Condenados bassist) invited us to a welcome party. We ended up getting totally wasted with him and his friends:
The day after, totally hungover, we went to get tattooed at Daniel Desecrator’s home studio. He is an extremely talented Chilean illustrator/tattoo artist, and has done hundreds of logos, album covers, shirts and artwork for the metal scene. He is also the bassist and vocalist of black metal band Slaughtbbath. You can view his black art here: www.myspace.com/selfdesecrator
And we finished the week by visiting the La Vega, which is a giant and quite exciting market. I didn’t take too many photos because we were kind of in a hurry!
Yesterday we went to a really nice and totally underground metal shop called TEMPLO, owned by the COMMUNION guys. I will talk more about them and their evil doings later. Now, we are planning to rest for the weekend, with perhaps a nice barbecue… ahhh, life rules!
March 5th, 2011 at 2:59 pm
Tat looks killer Annick. Got the Condenados cd in this week. She be some killer shows.
March 5th, 2011 at 3:02 pm
Hey thanks Pete! The CD ruled eh? I love their style of doom metal. There has some be something in the Chilean water… we are going to try to write new material this month for Cauchemar. Hopefully the water will affect us as well! 🙂 (Glad you like the tattoo btw!)
March 5th, 2011 at 3:50 pm
Cool to see Daniel at work ! When NOCTURNAL come to chile I´ll get something done by him for sure….
March 5th, 2011 at 4:04 pm
He’s an amazing tattoo artist – works quick and precisely… and of course, the background music is killer as well! When is Nocturnal thinking of touring Chile?
March 5th, 2011 at 4:01 pm
Je suis en choc… yak yak yak !
March 5th, 2011 at 4:03 pm
Je sais que tu es jalouse 🙂 T’en voudrais un toi aussi, avoue!!
March 6th, 2011 at 11:13 pm
pas du tout, totalement en désaccord, tu connais mal ta mère.
March 5th, 2011 at 7:23 pm
NOCTURNAL is thinking of touring Chile!?! Damn!
March 5th, 2011 at 9:31 pm
This blog is amazing. I REALLY want to see some pics from the TEMPLO shop.
March 6th, 2011 at 6:10 pm
Chanceuse de visiter tous ces endroits! Tu es au Chili, Annick si jamais tu entends parlé de Patecabra (le groupe, essais de te procurer celà (ca sonne comme du vieux thrash/black Brazilien).
En passant Annick, j’adore tes photo’s de paysage, j’attends de voir celle du Chili 🙂 Encore une fois de plus, CHANCEUSE lol! A +
March 7th, 2011 at 11:36 pm
Je vais checker ça pour toi!
March 8th, 2011 at 12:29 am
It is assumed that some years ago Nocturnal would come to Chile but never materialized. At least that’s what I know.
HAIL GOOGLE TRADUCTOR! HAHAHA.
PS: Los ví (a Annick y a Francois) pasar por Calle Estado desde mi trabajo hahahaha.
March 8th, 2011 at 4:49 am
Great blog! We are waiting for more pictures 😀