Capsula

New album Bestiarium coming on August 23rd! 

Unleashing dark fantasies of Old World lore through sci-fi-leaning storytelling, Cápsula’s Bestiariam reimagines mythological beasts of ancient folklore. Their imaginative garage rock and eleventh studio album see the Bilbao, Spain-based Argentines confronting the creatures of antiquity that, in one way or another, have influenced modern civilization. Composed of Martin Guevara’s snarling guitar hooks and commanding vocal chops, and Coni Duchess’ fuming bass lines and mesmerizing croon, the glam rock dystopia of Cápsula is born.

The saga began at the end of the new millennium with the riveting psychedelia of Sublime. They continued to forge their exploratory rock with albums like 2009’s Rising Mountains and 2013’s Solar Secrets, taking cues from glitter gods such as Bowie and Bolan to garage greats like The Cramps and Los Saicos. With 2019’s Bestiarium, the duo time travels between the New World and the bygone realms of mythic beasts over fuzz-encrusted riffage and otherworldly croons. “Bestiarium arises from the idea of the bestiaries of ancient times, collections of beasts imagined by humanity where many of them are half human, half animal,” explains the duo. “In a way, our bestiary [the album] is a contemporary catalog of the beasts that govern our lives today.

Sphinx, sirens, and cyborgs take centerfold in Bestiarium, a “biform” concept that nods to the 1962 short film Jean Cocteau Addresses the Year 2000 in which the French director questions if humans have become half robots. The aptly-titled opener “Biform” enters into a beastly sphere that collides and befalls on mankind, driven by the urgent drumming of Jorge Cayama who’s featured on all 12 tracks. “We were seduced by the idea of siren songs driving people crazy,” they say about “Siren’s Lips” that leads with Guevara’s hypnotic guitar licks while entrancing with Duchess’ majestic-like wails. We compare this power to today’s fake news, which influences the masses through its use of language,” they note. The accelerated and maddening “Sphinx” swarms in with a vengeance, riffing through piercing fretwork and embattled percussion. “In ancient times the sphinx was a very powerful beast,” Cápsula mentions. “We wanted to dedicate a song to the forgotten creature as if living in the present.” Things simmer down in “Around,” a dream-like lullaby littered in psych-rock brilliance. 

All in all, Bestiarium revamps indelible monster fables that have, in some cases, subliminally prevailed in contemporary culture. “Several figures of ancient bestiaries have managed to remain throughout time, thanks to institutions such as the church,” they point out. “The devil is depicted as part human, part goat with bat wings. But the most interesting image is of the king, queen, and priest. Their hierarchy through history is based on the fact that they are half man, half god, just like many of the beasts of the bestiaries.”

Bestiarium is their answer to update the catalog of beasts from a bygone era while reinterpreting those timeless tales of fear and fantasy, with purpose. “Fear is the most powerful form of domination which has the power to submit, and these fictional beasts bring that power into reality,” they muse. “Getting to know beasts and naming them is the first step to eliminate them and fear itself.” --Isabela Raygoz

 

CAPSULA - new album pre-order

CAPSULA - new album pre-order


Pre-order Capsula's new album 'Bestiarium', available on CD and orange vinyl!
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Three years after Santa RosaCapsula release today their new album, Bestiarium!

Unleashing dark fantasies of Old World lore through sci-fi-leaning storytelling, Capsula’s Bestiarium reimagines mythological beasts of ancient folklore. Their imaginative garage rock and eleventh studio album see the Bilbao, Spain-based Argentines confronting the creatures of antiquity that, in one way or another, have influenced modern civilization. Composed of Martin Guevara’s snarling guitar hooks and commanding vocal chops, and Coni Duchess’ fuming bass lines and mesmerizing croon, the glam rock dystopia of Capsula is born.

• Buy Digipak CD (with 8-pages booklet)
• Buy Orange Vinyl (printed inner sleeve + MP3 download card included)
 

 

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CAPSULA - european tour

CAPSULA - european tour


Capsula on tour from February 9th.
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CAPSULA - concert with Tony Visconti & Woody Woodmansey

CAPSULA - concert with Tony Visconti & Woody Woodmansey


On November 2nd in San Sebastián!
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On November 2nd in San Sebastián, Capsula will be opening for Holy Holy, the super-group of Tony Visconti (Bowie's producer) and Woody Woodmansey (Bowie's drummer from 70 to 73). Cool ! All info are here
 


 

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CAPSULA - festival Benicàssim

CAPSULA - festival Benicàssim


July 14th!
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CAPSULA - "Ziggy Stardust" out now!


Out today!
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OUT TODAY : the amazing argentinian rock band Capsula covering the David Bowie's masterpiece "Ziggy Stardust"! Produced and engineered by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Bob Dylan, Dinosaur Jr., The Walkmen...) in NYC.

CD, MP3, FLAC are available on our online shop, here

Also available on all the digital services (iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer & more).

Capsula will be soon on tour (as always!), check out the schedule at the concerts section. 
 


 

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CAPSULA - ziggy stardust

CAPSULA - ziggy stardust


David Bowie's classic album recorded by the argentinian rockers Capsula!
CD now available for pre-order.
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The amazing argentinian rock band Capsula covering the masterpiece "Ziggy Stardust"! Produced and engineered by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Bob Dylan, Dinosaur Jr., The Walkmen...) in NYC. A must have CD. 

Now available on pre-order via our webshop!

This spring, Capsula will also perform on stage Ziggy Stardust (with a special 5-piece band), check out the tour dates
 


 

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CAPSULA - video 'They Are New Models'

CAPSULA - video 'They Are New Models'


Fourth video from their last album 'Santa Rosa'!
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CAPSULA - on tour

CAPSULA - on tour


New shows for Capsula!
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CAPSULA - new video 'Dirty Rat'

CAPSULA - new video 'Dirty Rat'


Third video from the last Capsula's album 'Santa Rosa'!
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After 'Dali's Face', and 'Candle Candle', 'Dirty Rat' has got its own video! Opening track of Santa Rosa, new Capsula album, released on Vicious Circle in the last spring.

 

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CAPSULA - New Noise Mag

CAPSULA - New Noise Mag


Interview of Capsula in New Noise magazine.
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Capsula in interview in the last issue of french great rock magazine New Noise, w/ Dinosaur Jr. on the cover! Get it!

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CAPSULA - live on Spanish TV

CAPSULA - live on Spanish TV


Watch the 30 minutes video!
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VIDEO : 30 minutes of Capsula live on Spanish TV, Los conciertos de Radio 3 ! 

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CAPSULA - new album

CAPSULA - new album


Argentinian rock band Capsula announce the release of a new album 'Santa Rosa'! Out via Vicious Circle on April 29th, 2016.
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Capsula, new album Santa Rosa
Release date: April 29th, 2016

Capsula are now presenting their 11th album Santa Rosa, an electric storm of rock 'n' roll sounds, new wave and psychedelia with a glimpse of South-American vibes.

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Bestiarium

by Capsula

RELEASE DATE: 23/08/2019

NEW ALBUM - 12 SONGS - 34 MIN

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AVAILABLE ON : CD (Digipak with 8-pages booklet) - VINYL (12" - ORANGE vinyl - colored printed inner sleeve - includes MP3 download coupon)

TRACKLIST : 1. Biform / 2. Siren's Lips / 3. Cry With You / 4. Sphinx / 5. Red Moon Falls / 6. Dead Summer / 7. Away From Heaven / 8. Russian Roulette / 9. Around / 10. Magnets / 11. Dry Your Mind / 12. Flaming Waves - TOTAL TIME : 34 minutes

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Unleashing dark fantasies of Old World lore through sci-fi-leaning storytelling, Capsula’s Bestiarium reimagines mythological beasts of ancient folklore. Their imaginative garage rock and eleventh studio album see the Bilbao, Spain-based Argentines confronting the creatures of antiquity that, in one way or another, have influenced modern civilization. Composed of Martin Guevara’s snarling guitar hooks and commanding vocal chops, and Coni Duchess’ fuming bass lines and mesmerizing croon, the glam rock dystopia of Capsula is born.


1. Biform Capsula 2:31
2. Siren's Lips Capsula 2:46
3. Cry With You Capsula 2:44
4. Sphinx Capsula 2:18
5. Red Moon Falls Capsula 2:23
6. Dead Summer Capsula 3:25
7. Away From Heaven Capsula 2:11
8. Russian Roulette Capsula 3:19
9. Around Capsula 2:35
10. Magnets Capsula 3:30
11. Dry Your Mind Capsula 2:21
12. Flaming Waves Capsula 2:42
Bestiarium
Dreaming Of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Santa Rosa
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  • 02/11/2019 • ORIHUELA (SP), La Gramola
9 October 2019

#Capsula 'Dry Your Mind' taken from the new album #Bestiarium

3 October 2018

Capsula Live in Munich, Germany at Strom "Santa Rosa" #capsulaband

7 March 2017

Capsula - They Are New Models (Santa Rosa) #CapsulaBand

16 July 2019

#Capsula Video "Dirty Rat" from the album "#SantaRosa"

6 July 2016

CAPSULA 'Candle Candle' #SantaRosaAlbum

6 July 2016

Capsula - Dali's Face #SantaRosaAlbum