Sneak Preview: Rodrigo y Gabriela's New Album

Gabriela y Rodrigo
Anna Hyclak

For Rodrigo y Gabriela, 11:11 isn't just a time for making wishes -- it's a way of saying "thanks."

The Mexican guitar duo -- known for fusing flamenco with metal styles by playing fast-paced, high-energy tunes on Spanish guitars -- will release their much-anticipated second album, 11:11, on September 8. It features 11 brand-new original songs and a personal "thank you" to 11 artists, past and present, who have inspired their work.

These artists have yet to be named, but in the past Rodrigo y Gabriela have listed metal bands Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Pantera among their influences. The duo even covered Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" on their 2006 self-titled debut.

Meanwhile, Rodrigo y Gabriela have revealed some of the album's collaborators. Mixed by Colin Richardson (who's also worked with Slipknot and Trivium), 11:11 features guest appearances by Alex Skolnick of the metal band Testament and another dynamic flamenco guitar duo, the Grammy-nominated Strunz & Farah.

Rodrigo y Gabriela recently performed at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and gave fans a sneak preview of a track from the new album. Check out the video below -- which lacks in quality but abounds in awesome guitar work -- and comment to let us know what you think!

LISTEN: Rodrigo y Gabriela Play an Untitled New Song

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
Now Playing
  • 1 Stalley — Jackin' Chevys (Prod. by Rashad) " 03:26
  • 2 Emile Haynie — A Kiss Goodbye (feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonté Hynes, Sampha) " 03:46
  • 3 Rusko — I Wanna Mingle (ft Pusher) " 02:37
  • 4 Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL — U KNOW " 03:57
  • 5 Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL — WHITECAPS " 03:43

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA