COATL A Serpent-Inspired Alternative Metal Band from Los Angeles, California
COATL (KÓAt•l) is an Alternative Metal Band from Los Angeles, California. Cofounders Alma Perez & Israel Vega wanted to choose a band name that connected them to their Mexican heritage.
COATL means serpent in Nahuatl, the ancient language of the Aztecs and Toltecs. The serpent was a main deity for the ancients and symbolizes wisdom, energy, and everlasting evolution.
In 2006, the band released their debut album "El Despertar De La Serpiente" and started touring across the United States. The album features the single "Flor De Muerto," which has more than 100K views on YouTube.
In 2010, the band released their second album "El Llamado Del Jaguar." In this production, the band experimented with different styles of music and collaborated with the Aztec Dancing Group Xipe Totec who used traditional Aztec instruments to record the album's title track. The band toured in Mexico and the US in promotion of the album.
In 2018, after a three-year hiatus, the band made a successful comeback by releasing three singles: "Humanidad," "Karma," and their first English language song "Animal Liberation," and embarked on a tour that took them across the USA, Mexico & Cuba.
Inspired by personal experiences, and the turbulence and chaotic happenings that occurred during the pandemic, the band returned to the studio to record "SAMSKARA," an EP that tells the story of what they lived through during the Covid Era. The EP was released in 2021.
In 2022, COATL co-headlined the MexaRican Tour, which took place in multiple cities in Mexico and Costa Rica. The band is also nominated for the prestigious Kalani Metal Awards as "Banda Promesa Del Año" (Promised Band of the Year) and will be part of the Second Edition of Dragon Rojo Metal Fest in Tijuana, Mexico.
They are currently promoting their new single "LOW" and in the studio recording their new album, which is scheduled to release in the summer of 2023.