Tierra Santa formed in 1997 in their hometown region of La Rioja in Spain. Described superficially as "Spanish Iron Maiden", same year they self-released their first album, "Medieval", catching attention mainly in their country thanks of a simple but effective sound, which pays tribute surely to Maiden first and Judas Priest then, but brings out also talent and expressiveness, helped by the use of the lyrics in their mother tongue.
The band started their promotional tour playing with other spanish bands as Avalanch and Mago de Oz and also opening for Dio on his tour in Spain. By the end of that year they signed with Locomotive Music and in April 1999 the label released their second album "Legendario" and a new edition of their debut with a new artwork. In the same year, they joined British metal act Iron Maiden's tribute album "Transilvania 666" (Locomotive), covering "Flight of the Icarus."
Then they become more popular also outside Spain, album after album (six more were released by Locomotive up to 2005, including a live album), touring also in Us.
Then a long silence, before a new album in 2010 and other two followed in 2013 and 2017. New album "Destino" was released in 2022.
"Medieval", remastered from 1st self released print as source, is out for the very first time on Lp format and again available on Cd.