Yokozuna is a hard rock duo formed in 2004 by brothers Arturo (guitar, vocals) and Jose Antonio Tranquilino (drums, piano, armonica and vocals). Their sound is heavy and raw and influenced by bands like Led Zeppelin, Mastodon, the Posies and Queens of the Stone Age.
In 2007 they released their self titled Ep with EMI music and ”Cual es tu rock?”, this received outstanding reviews by local newspapers and rock magazines like Rolling Stone, Switch, R&R, La Mosca and Circulo Mixup among others. A year later they released their first LP with “Naranjada Records” with great sales results and with three singles in the first places in local radio stations. In 2009 they released the album with “Discos Intolerancia” called “Yokozuna II” .
In 2013 they will release through TERRICOLAS IMBECILES the most anticipated album called QUIERO VENGANZA. Produced by Pablo Romero and mastered by Tom Baker.
They have played with bands like, Wolfmother, Mastodon, Bad religion, Stone Temple Pilots, Flaming Lips, NIN, Los Bunkers, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clorox girls, Grave Brothers Deluxe, La Cuca and Molotov among others and they have been part of rock festivals like South by Southwest 2010, Vive Latino 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013 (Mexico Df with an audience of 30,000 people) Motorocker 2008 ( Guadalajara, Jalisco with an audience of 20,000 people) and Musica para los dioses 2008 (with an audience of 20,000 people).
They have won the INDIE MUSIC AWARD for BEST LIVE ACT twice in 2009 and 2010.