Region 3 Winner
Hailing from Valparaíso, Chile, heavy rock trio Soponcio floored the judges with their uncompromising sound, musicianship and songwriting sensibility. Their detuned, driving style brings to mind Queens of the Stone Age, Tool and the classic Seattle grunge sound, but Soponcio has an approach that is completely their own. The song they submitted for the competition, “Leviflot”, is a relentless slab of heaviness that will leave you drained, sweaty and begging for more. Hard Rock is proud to name Soponcio Hard Rock Rising 2017 Latin American champions.