Peruvian Pagan Death Metal Band TUNJUM was an all-female project. It
was founded in 2007 with the following line-up: Jumissak “Muert”
– Bass and vocals; Kultarr “Sangre Sagrada” – Drums. They
were accompanied by the session guitarist Saj “Oscuridad”.
a few years, the first promotional demo “Muerte Ancestral” was
ritually recorded and contained the three mythical chapters:
“Battalla Ritual”, “Guerreros
and “Returno al Origen”. These Songs are inspired by traditional
Death Metal and some acts from Death/Doom and Black/Death Metal:
DEATH, MASSACRE (USA), DERKETA, TREBLINKA, NOCTURNUS, NIHILIST,
GROTESQUE, AUTOPSY, ASPHYX, VON, INSULTER, EXPULSER and GENOCIDIO.
Despite all these influences the band always tries to carve out their
own originality in rawness and darkness.
first promo focuses on the Moche-culture in the lyrics and the music.
They reigned over eastern Peru from
about 100 AD to 800 AD. The listener is drawn into the mythical past
with all its ritual offerings that led to battle, capture and death.
The Moche-mythology is well based on blood: Sacrificing the blood of
a beheaded enemy to the gods strengthened their reign over the world.
Also there were many voluntary sacrifices, because the bloodshed was
seen as a cleansing of the soul that linked the victim to the
ancestors and thus made him holy.
name TUNJUM is also rooted in the Moche-Language: It is taken from
the combined verb for killing
This hallows the ritual of blood and death which was the only way of
communicating with the gods; in times when the gods only lusted for
blood and war.
Jumissak left the band and was replaced by Tsurr “Guerrera” on
guitars and bass. The new line-up was: Tsurr
„Guerrera“ (guitar/bass) and Kultarr „Sangre Sagrada“
(drums). „Saj „Oscuridad“ stuck around as the second
2014 a new promo-tape was recorded and self-released. An additional
MCD was released by the Mexican label Dark Recollection Productions
as a professional production. It was made in the vein of the first
two demos: Crude, deadly Metal ov Death with guttural vocals and
heavy old-school riffs. Thematically Moche-mythology is the main
thing: the lyrics reflect on the people’s fears and humanity’s
weaknesses in comparison to the demons of the earth, the sea and the
moon. The evil sound directly reaches over from the past.
After line-up changes and signing with
Dunkelheit Produktionen in 2017, TUNJUM now want to reach new
listeners and drag them down in their deadly vortex of blood,
sacrifices and Death Metal… The debut album with the title "Deidades
Del Inframundo" was recorded and going to be released on LP, CD and
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