Dávila 666 Are Back and Rowdier Than Ever

Puerto Rican garage-punks Dávila 666 are finally back after a 7-year hiatus. The sextet (comprised of Sir Charles, Panda, AJ, Johnny, Gigi and The Latin Snake) played their first live show in January at La Respuesta in San Juan, Puerto Rico. “It was just time to bring the beast back,” vocalist and guitarist Johnny Otis Davila tells Remezcla. And with a recently announced U.S. tour, and an upcoming release on In The Red Records, titled Que Viva El Veneno, Dávila 666 sounds and feel as if no time has passed since their unofficial disbandment.

“Feels like we picked up where we left off,” said Sir Charles. The hiatus allowed for the development of other projects, including Füete Billēte, AJ Davila, and Terror Amor, to name a few. And while little is known about the separation, the gang has continued their involvement and development as musicians. “We all have creative energy and egos. I think it’s good to branch out and explore other artistic outlets. Me personally, I have grown as a writer since Davila went on hiatus,” explained Otis. For Sir Charles, “Staying active with music and other projects just kept us in the know and in the street, which is good when you make underground music.”

The band’s desire to keep playing together was always part of the conversation. If you’ve never heard of Dávila 666, this is a great time to immerse yourself in their unbridled rock ‘n’ roll decadence. What makes the Puerto Rican band so accessible is the mix of hooky riffs, pop-garage bits, and overall nonchalant attitude.

And the band feels ecstatic about their first live show since coming back. “It felt amazing, in my opinion it was one of the best shows we have done in our career!” exclaims Davila. “I missed playing music with my friends a lot and that great energy that we had on the stage together,” he adds.

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