Slap Guru was created with the assumption that music can become
a liberating expedient. Just as the ancient Zen masters, who
sometimes resorted with harsh methods to reach the Satori (even
slapping the apprentice), Slap Guru tries to shake the bowels of the
listener through the rock language.
Slap Guru started to play together in February 2015 as the result of a
long process of musical collaborations between the various
members of the band. Valerio Willy Goattin (guitar and vocals) and
Alberto Mart í n Valmorisco (guitar) have shared the same stage for
many years, until their feet were able to take them. A curious thing
is that the germinal idea of forming an Hard Psych band was born
after having jammed in a Nepalese local in Kathmandu with other
local musicians. After a lot of improvisations on the classic rock of
the seventies, experiencing directly the unleashed energy as a
possible positive bond between people from different parts of the
world, they realized that this was what they always looked for in
their travels.
One year later Slap Guru materialized with Jose Medina Portero (drums) and Javier Burgos Labeaga (bass), and since 2015 keeps on rocking in Madrid mixing blues, doom, prog and stoner rock. In Jan 2017 the italian label Andromeda Relix re-edited the first EP “Cosmic Hill” in a Vinyl version + 2 extra tracks. In October 2018 was released the 2° album “Diagrams of Pagan Life” for the swiss label Sixteentimes music. The same day started the promotional european tour. Now Slap Guru is working on new, very acid, material based on a novel written by the lead guitarist Alberto.