September 23, 1995
Molotov initiate their trajectory with Micky Huidobro, Tito Fuentes, Javier de la Cueva and "La Quesadillera".
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October 10, 1995
Molotov's first drummer, better known as "La Quesadillera" leaves the group and is substituted by Randy Ebright.
February 16, 1996
Javier de la Cueva, nicknamed "J" abandons the band and is replaced by Paco Ayala.
Molotov plays in Mexico City's circuit of venues and begin to create a legion of faithful followers. This entire year was dedicated to concerts and opening up for Heroes de Silencio in Monterrey, La Lupita in Puebla and La Cuca in Guadalajara. It was at a concert, when the band opened up for Illya Kuryaki and The Valderamas, that the people of Universal went to go see the show and offered them to record an album. It was a difficult period because at concerts the band would pass around cassettes, while they prepared to enter the studio.
The recording of Molotov's album debut begins.
Donde Jugaran las Niñas? (Where will the little girls play?) appears on the market, causing enormous controversy, with stores that refused to sell it due to it's lyrics and album cover. Molotov go out and sell their albums on the street, hence protesting the censorship that they were receiving.
The band embarks on extensive tours throughout the Republic of Mexico, United States and Europe, obtaining success everywhere they presented themselves, despite the language barriers of certain countries.
Donde Jugaran las Niñas? (Where will the little girls play?) Is nominated for the first international Grammy in it's genre, such as: "Best Latin Rock/Alternative interpretation". This nomination is the corner stone to a year in which they obtain public as well as critical recognition.
The single "Voto Latino" is included in the soundtrack of the film The Big Hit. Los Angeles, California's leading rock alternative station, breaks down language barriers by transmitting "Voto Latino", as their "election of the Day".
Donde Jugaran las Niñas? (Where will the little girls play?) Receives a raving review obtaining a *** _ (out of five) rating in Rolling Stone Magazine, mentioning the following: The crazy and soluble arrangements of the metal-rap style, the sad ranchera guitar and loose stammering of "Voto Latino", complement a wave of Cinco de Mayo partying that is well worth a war". Meanwhile the album reaches gold record status in the United States.
The radio program of the iconoclast New York disc jockey Howard Stern, transmit Molotov's music during their nightly commercial cuts.
Molotov receive a recognition without precedent for a hip-hop group in spanish, in urban publications, such as Vibe, Rap, Pages, Rap Sheet and Bass Player. Vibe mentioned: "The (musicians of ) Molotov are incindiery by nature… with poisonous darts directed directly toward the heart of the government's oppressive paternalism. They have become the Latin response to our Rage Against The Machine". The Rap magazine assured: "Molotov is one of the most important groups of Latin America. They discharge a Rap and Rock saturated by satiric social commentary directed toward racism, the destruction of the environment and political coruption.
Molotov head up the Surco Fest concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The band receives a recognition for the sale of more than 800,000 units throughout the world. During this period Donde Jugaran las Niñas? (Where will the little girls play?) obtain the following recognitions: Platinum album in Spain; Quadruple Gold record in Mexico, Gold in Argentina, Colombia, Chile and the United States. The album accomplished double Platinum in Spain, Platinum in Chile and the United States. The world-wide success of Molotov continues meanwhile their debut album is being released in places as diverse as Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Australia and Israel.
Molotov's tour throughout the United States next to well known alternative groups such as: Deftones and Quicksand was released in support of Molomix an album which presented an irreverent, but fun version of the classic Queen song, "Bohemian Rhapsody" entitled: "Rap, Soda and Bohemia", aside from introducing a new satiric song named: "El Carnal de las Estrellas" The successful cultural interchange is accepted by millions of english speaing youth, the majority of which had never before heard of a Latin American rock alternative group. This new audience give themselves to the band as they chant "Puto" and "Culero" at the top of their lungs. Junior high school teachers thanks Molotov for their invaluable help with the teaching of a second language to students of the United States.
The group receive recognition on behalf of the specialized magazine Bass Player when they write: "Molotov is perhaps the band (that possesses) the most intense bass of all time". The album Donde Jugaran las Niñas? (Where will the little girls play?) Is included in the end of the year favorite of many magazine critics as important as The New York Times, Chicage Tribune and Newark Star-Ledger, who named the album as: "One of the top ten of 1998".
A pro-homosexual group from the Spanish cities of Cataluña and Bilbao try and demand the band for their song "Puto" which was misinterpreted as an anti-homosexual theme. The case was quickly dismissed by the courts.
Molotov enter into the studio with legendary producer/engineer of the Beasti Boys, Mario Caldato Jr., to iniciate the recording of their second album Apocalypshit.
Once finished, the master of the album is presented to the record label. The album contains 12 songs, two of which (The one that gives title to the album and "Kuleka's")were produced by Gustavo Santaolalla "Let it Roll"was co-produced by Mario Caldato Jr., and Gustavo Santaolalla, meanwhile, on the rest of the songs, Caldato did his own. The recording took place at G-Son Studios and La Casa Studios. The album was mixed by Mario Caldato at Sunset Sound and re-mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering.
Molotov continue to burst within the anglo-saxon public, establishing themselves as the only Spanish speaking band to present themselves at the Vans Warped Tour 1999.
July 15, 1999
The band film the video of their first single "Parasito" (Parasite) with the Mexican director Felipe Gomez.
Molotov head up the first Watcha Tour, a Latin version of the Warped Tour, visiting 14 cities within the United States.
Apocalypshit is released on the market throughout the world.
Molotov embark on an extensive tour throughout various countries within Europe, obtaining enormous success.
The band receive an invitation to play in Russia and are surprised by the impact that their album Apocalypshit has caused in those places. Later they continued to play in Germany, Spain, Argentina, etc.
After almost two years of constant touring, the band decide to take a break for two months, although during those months they are offered various projects such as soundtracks ("Y Tu Mama Tambien" and "Atletico San Pancho"), a tribute album to an eighties rapper, participation in an album paying homage to Los Tigres del Norte and one more to Soda Stereo. They play the Watcha Tour again.
The process of composition of the themes, rehearsals, composition, correction and filtering of their best material begins.
Molotov enter the studio to record Dance and Dense Denso, their following album, at Larabee Studios. After a week of rehearsals the recording produced by Gustavo Santaolalla, associate producer Anibal Kerpel and the members of the band begins. The mex was done by Robert Carranza that is an engineer that had participated in Apocalypshit. Dance and Dense Denso retakes the format of the compact foursome and the impacting fury to which Molotov has gotten it's followers used to when they go up on stage.
Molotov participate in the transmission of the first Latin MTV Video Music Awards and in the tribute concert to Los Tigres del Norte at that year's Cervantino festival.
Frijolero, the first single off Molotov's most recent album bursts into the hertz waves. February 24, 2003 Molotov's dynamic and most recent album goes on sale, under the title Dance and Dense Denso.
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