Name: Ignacio Garamendi “Jevo”
Birth date: 04/10/1975
Place: Bilbao (Basque Country)
Actually living: Getxo (Basque Country)
Bands: Valhalla, Soulitude, El Reno Renardo
Soulitude began in 2004 when Jevo decided to go a step further and write some music as a side project, including other musical elements as synths and screaming vocals. This project was born as a one-man band with guest musicians. Previouslly he had record a couple of instrumental demos tracked at home. And in 2006 ‘The Crawlian Conspiracy’ was released online. After being into some labels with his all-life band VALHALLA, this time he decided to release the album this way. No profesional promotion was done but reviews were great, from 8/10 to 10/10. Singers were friends of other local bands and Jevo himself.
In 2007 it was realesed a single track called ‘Athletic XXI’, the song was dedicated to his football team and was compiled in a CD by Athletic Club De Bilbao, named ‘Athletic-en kantak’. Many thousand copies were distributed and the song was a success. It was played in many sport radiostations and TVs. VALHALLA was in a very lazy moment and no albums or new songs were composed, so Jevo decided to create another project under the name of EL RENO RENARDO. This music was more classic metal and with stupid and funny lyrics sung by Jevo. It was completely anonym and the success was bigger than he had ever expected. It was an Internet phenomenom.
In 2008 another SOULITUDE long-play album was released ‘Destroy All Humans’, again online and doing selfpromotion on internet. This album was interrupted and eclipsed by the second album of EL RENO RENARDO.
Now the priority is EL RENO RENARDO as it is the most succesful project he have ever been in. Over 4 million visits in Youtube, more than 400.000 downloads, interviews, live proposals, money, fame, girls -well, not so much-.
Then came “Wonderfool World” (2010), “Requiem For A Dead Planet” (2012)
And fall 2015 it will be released another awesome album titled “The Last Warning”