One one level, Brujeria
are a brutally powerful rock band whose music walks along the border of grindcore and death metal. On another, Brujeria are a street-level exercise in performance art. To take them at their word, the members are leaders of a Mexican cartel of drug smugglers, ruthless men who use mutilation and murder to protect their interests. The members of Brujeria perform in disguise, and their music is a reflection of their sociopathic embrace of violence, drugs, and satanism. However, it's an open secret that the members aren't actually members of a drug cartel any more than GWAR are alien warriors who crash-landed in Antarctica. The band began as the side project of several noted metal and punk musicians, and while their contribution to the group is well known, "officially" they still insist they're from Tijuana, Mexico, using their collective persona for dramatic effect as well as dark satire.