Hola Diablo welcomed Joe (Slappy) Goldstein into its ranks as a founding member. Hola Diablo began playing high energy shows throughout New Jersey. Their debut show was on June 14, 2003 at The Broadway Central Cafe. They appeared with The Unidentified and Bongo Jones.
Chris Barry of the Aquarian Weekly and The World Beyond Network later said that Hola Diablo is like”...Elvis meets Wolfman Jack meets the Mad Daddys and Munsters on Crank...” With such positive reviews, Hola Diablo continued to play shows throughout New Jersey including: The Waiting Room in Rahway, Images in Fairview , The Court Tavern in New Brunswick, and The Brighton Bar in Long Branch. They have played with such bands as: Don Juan Destroyer, The Unidentified, Six to Eight Mathematics, 6 Gun Republic, Billy Joe Winghead, and The Cryptkeeper 5. Nominated for the best roots rock band of 2003 at the Asbury Park Music Awards, Hola Diablo plays a hard rocking style of music complete with frenzied guitars, complex drum rhythms, intricate bass lines and the haunting vocals of Christopher Christopher. Combined, you get high energy mayhem full of fun lyrics and vicious guitar riffs held together by pounding drums and intricate bass work.
Hola Diablo began recording their as yet to be titled 7 song demo on December 29, 2003. They recorded it live in Christopher Chrisophers basement with the help of Mitch Hiller at Inner Ear Music. It was finally completed on June 14, 2004. Read more on Last.fm.
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