Darryl Shepard (@dcshepard)
Guitarist, vocalist, troublemaker, occasional writer. Blackwolfgoat, The Scimitar, Black Pyramid, Kind. George Costanza is my spirit animal.
Cortez. Conqueror. Killer. Oppressor. Madman. The great god Quetzalcoatl returned as a blood-mad Spaniard. And now, head-cracking rock n' roll band. Take a listen, and it'll all make sense.
Formed in 2006 from the ashes of several of Boston's stoner rock and punk n' roll institutions, including Fast Actin' Fuses and Sin City Chainsaw, Cortez has taken everything good from their old bands and made them bigger, louder, and heavier than ever before. Borrowing their name (but precious little else) from Neil Young's classic and controversial song “Cortez the Killer,” the band has been electrifying local stages with a pulverising live show and an arsenal of inst