Barricada is a radical rock band from the Chantrea, Pamplona, Navarre. The brutality of his compositions, halfway between hard rock, punk rock and heavy metal, ranks in the panorama of urban rock>. With 15 studio albums and more than a thousand concerts behind him, he is one of the most established groups in the Spanish rock scene, certified diamond disc for more than one million albums sold throughout his life.
The group was originally formed by Enrique Villarreal (El Drogas), who had just completed his compulsory military service at the age of 20 and decided to create a new musical project. The first formation of the group is composed by Enrique Villarreal (El Drogas, voice and bass); Javier Hernández (Boni, voice and guitar); and José Landa (drummer of the Kafarnaún group). Together, they give their first concert on April 18, 1982 at Plaza de la Chantrea, Pamplona; at this first concert, El Drogas, who wears a red and black cape, and carries a skull in his hand. After this concert, José Landa is replaced by Mikel Astrain and, later, in October of the same year, Sergio Osés will join the voice and the guitar.
Their first album, Noche of Rock and Roll, is recorded in only two days, because the original recording, with Ramoncín in production, could not be edited because he could not handle the mix. It ends up being produced by Marino Goñi, and is published by the independent label Soñua in 1983.
In 1988 released their fifth album, Rojo, which includes notable pieces such as Animal Caliente, Abrir y cerrar and La Hora del Carnaval.
On December 2, 2011, Enrique Villarreal announced on the website of his parallel group Txarrena, his ousting Barricada. The next day, Boni, Alfredo and Ibi publish a statement in which they indicate that they were unwilling to spend more time with him. They also announce the recording of a new album Flechas cardinales, which is released in April 2012, alongside new member Ander Izeta (Stygia, Eraso!) On bass.