Las Cruces performing live.
|Origin||San Antonio, Texas|
|Genres||Doom Metal, Traditional Doom Metal|
|Years active||1994 - Present|
|Associated acts||Chozzen Phate, Mercynary, Streetwise, Sans Sentiment, Passage Temple, Wicked Angel, Blood of the Sun, Negative, Alienation, Pillcrusher, Rotting Corpse, Judge Mental, Blood Engine, Everblood, Lokey, Indignation, Thornspawn, Diety, Fiarro, The Ruined Few, Wulfholt, Deep, Cast in Grey, Last Chapter, Witchcryer, 9 lb Tongue, Soul Sludge, Suzy Bravo and the Rocket 350|
Las Cruces are a long running doom metal band from San Antonio, Texas. Active since 1994 they have shared the stage with countless notable bands within the stoner scene and have been noted as the most recognizable Texas doom band alongside Solitude Aeturnus.
The band were named after the second biggest city in New Mexico. It means 'the crosses'.
Las Cruces formed in the mid 90s, the band has released 3 albums: S.O.L., Ringmaster, and Dusk. The band's albums are characterized by over-the-top heavy doom riffing and the catchy, wailing vocals of frontman Mark Zammaron. It's known the band did one extensive USA tour in 1999 as well.
The band has had several lineup shifts over the course of it's history. In the years since Dusk's 2010 release, the band's touring lineup has consisted of long time members George Trevino (Guitar), Paul DeLeon (Drums, Vocals), and Mando Tovar (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals), joined by Jimmy Bell (Bass) and (as of July 2015) Jason Kane (Vocals).
Due to it's longevity and strong records, the band is well known outside of TX, around the U.S., appearing at national festival's such as Wisconsin's Days of the Doomed where the band headlined in 2014. The band remains active as of 2017 and are currently working on new material including a full-length on Ripple Records.
- S.O.L. (Album) (1996, Brainticket)
- Ringmaster (Album) (1998, Brainticket)
- The Lowest End (EP) (2001, Self-Released)
- Dusk (Album) (2010, Brainticket)
- George Trevino - Guitar (1994 - Present)
- Paul DeLeon - Drums (2001 - Present; Also Vocals 2009 - 2015)
- Mando Tovar - Lead Guitar (2000 - Present)
- Jimmy Bell - Bass (2009 - Present)
- Mark Zamarron - Vocals (1995 - 2008; also on bass, 2016 - Present)
- Brian Barrera - Bass
- Michael Hosman - Drums
- Ben Regio Montano - Drums
- Dana Hawkins - Guitars
- Rick Flores - Bass (1994 - 1995)
- Benny Garcia - Drums (1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2000)
- Mark Lopez - Guitar (1995 - 1998)
- Steve Flores - Drums (1996 - 1998)
- Art Cansino - Bass (1998 - 2001)
- Gabriel Lara - Guitar (1998)
- Cody Griffith - Lead Guitar (1999 - 2000)
- Marilyn - Bass (2005 - 2008)
- Jason Kane - Vocals (2015 - 2016)