Héroes del Silencio Doc Headed To Netflix

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
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On April 23, Netflix will unveil a new documentary chronicling the story of Héroes del Silencio, one of rock en español’s most successful bands.

Documentary Héroes: Silencio y Rock N’ Roll will the story of the band, from their formation in 1984 in Zaragoza, Spain to their ascent to massive stages around the world and the recording of such classic tracks as “Entre Dos Tierras,” “La Chispa Adecuada,” and “Maldito Duende,” among many others, until their breakup in 1996. All original band members are expected to appear in the film where we will get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most massive bands of the ‘80s and ‘90s which has remained a fan favorite throughout Spain and Latin America.

Héroes: Silencio y Rock N’ Roll is directed by filmmaker Alexis Morante, who has previously made two documentaries about Héroes frontman Enrique Búnbury, El Camino Más Largo and Licenciado Cantinas: The Movie. Morante has also directed the music docs Camarón: Flamenco y Revolución about legendary cantaor Camarón De La Isla and Sanz: Lo Que Fui Es Lo Que Soy about popstar Alejandro Sanz.

The documentary was originally slated to be released on February 19, but was pushed back without much explanation or release date. Now teaser images about the doc have been shared by Búnbury and the other former members of Héroes del Silencio on their social media accounts. Netflix has also included a few seconds of footage on a promo clip shared by the streaming giant teasing new releases in the near future.

Fans had expected to see Héroes del Silencio on the Netflix limited documentary series Rompan Todo about the history of rock en Español, but were disappointed by their omission. Héroes: Silencio y Rock N’ Roll should make up for their absence.