Formed in Lima Peru in the late nineties, Contracorriente started playing as an Old School Punk Rock band. After several line up changes they released their first album "Contracorriente" (2001) and that was the beginning. Then came a live album "Contra Todo" (2003) recorded at the Lawn Tennis Club Stadium in Lima, "Honor y Rebeldia" (2004-Second Studio Album) and "Conectado" (2005). Then came the release of "1995-2005" (2006), a DVD documentary about the history and evolution of the band and the Peruvian rock scene. The video has also rare footage of old concerts, promo videos and some Peruvian TV appearances.
Their newest album "Contra el Tiempo" (2013) was recently released and received praise from specialized and commercial media.
The band has played hundreds of shows and tours all over Peru and has shared stage with many major bands like the legendary Iron Maiden (UK), Sepultura (Brasil), Agnostic Front (USA), and Latin American stars like Rata Blanca (Arg), A.N.I.M.A.L.(Arg), among others, playing in front of thousands of people with great success.
The music style of the band nowadays is a very special blend of Rock n Roll, with twin guitars, big drums and a very energetic live show that has become famous in their country. Lyrics are about youth angst, respect and things that happen in people's everyday life.
Contracorriente has more than 14 years as a functioning band in the Peruvian scene and plays most major rock festivals in Peru, remaining to be a unique style band."
Ahmed Alcantara (Vocals), Jesus Parra (Guitar), Ricardo Mendez (Guitar/Backing Vocals), Juan Manuel Dias (Bass), Enrique de Vinatea (Drums).