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Gustavo "Cátsup" Hernández
David "Rojo" García
Jorge "Fletch" Sáenz
Zurdok is a
The band recorded 3 studio albums that got success into the rock en español critics and audiences. Lead singer Fer Martz left the band in 1999 and Chetes remained as the main vocalist. They got into hiatus in 2002, when finally decided then to finish the band. In 2006, Chetes released his solo career and Martz did a reunion of Zurdok along David Izquierdo.
"Fletch" Sáenz and David Izquierdo were friends from elementary school who in 1993 decided to form a band.
Maurizio Terracina joined as bassist and introduced them to Gerardo Garza (better known as
After months writing and experimenting they decided to recruit a vocalist, one that with a powerful voice able to shout over the heavy sound which was a part of all their songs at the time. It was because of a recommendation from
Alejandro Rosso (current
The group continued composing and made its live debut on 13 May 1994, in their hometown of Monterrey. Just a short time later, the name "Zurdok Movimento" became familiar around the city and the band began to receive more exposure. It wasn't until 1995 when the band's name was made known beyond Monterrey, winning what was then the most important rock-contest in Mexico: "the Battle of the Bands", competing against more than 400 groups from all over the country and thus becoming the first non-Mexico City group to earn this prestigious award.
Eventually, the name of Zurdok Movimento began to make the rounds and had a buzz going within the different transnational label companies. It helped that the executives of the companies started to care about the music of the north of Mexico and signing to Zurdok Movimento with Discos Manicomio, then a subdivision of
In January 1997 Zurdok Movimento went to Los Angeles to record its first album with producer Jason Roberts (who had worked with
The band had plenty of learning experiences during the recording and promotion of Antena, and with a name change (now simply called "Zurdok"), they felt ready to record their second album. In November 1998, the recording of
This album's first single, "Abre los ojos", got the attention of Monterrey music critics, calling it "one of the best songs that Monterrey rock has produced". David Ruiz, aka "Leche" directed the video for the same song.
After promoting the first single, Reardon decided to take Fernando Martz to LA for new projects as he saw his talent, Fernando Martz left the band. Two years later, he announced that he decided to start a solo project in Los Angeles, called Envértigo. Zurdok became a quintet.
After Fernando Martz's departure, Zurdok moved on with the radio success of "Si me adverti", written and composed by Fernando Martz, the melodic "Cuántos Pasos", and the hypnotic "Luna". With this last song, Zurdok closed the cycle of Hombre Sintetizador, and continued on. This album consolidated the band's status as it was called "one of best rock albums in Spanish". Zurdok gained fans throughout the continent, including the United States. They went on tour during 1999 and 2000.
After the success of the Hombre Sintetizador, Zurdok returned to the recording studio to make what would be their most ambitious project. The band flew to L.A in August 2000 to meet with producer
After the recording, Zurdok lost yet another member. Gustavo Maurizio "Catsup" decided to leave the band to dedicate himself to making videos and to begin logistical planning for a movie. After the exit of Catsup, Zurdok regrouped and put everything in order for the release of their third album,
After opening for British band
Fernando Martz and David Izquierdo decided to revive Zurdok's old glories by re-grouping in 2006. They made a pair of appearances recruiting Daniel Plascencia, Charly Pornet and Roi Zerda (the last two members of
As a result of this, the Chetes-Terracina band
Months later, David Izquierto wrote a letter to the unofficial site Hombre Sintetizador, saying that "the reunited band coudn't [