Their main influences are groups like Pink Floyd, the legendary psychedelic band that has marked several generations. Pearl Jam, considered the biggest exponent of grunge in the 90's. U2 with more ethereal character and nostalgic tones, as well as bands of the calibre of The Beatles, The Police, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie among others, who have been referents of music and the arts for their creativity and innovative spirit.
Smoking Priests unites the trajectory of its members and opens to the public with their first album Captive Minds, recorded in the prestigious Elias Ponce studio in the city of Lima. The material of this record project has been carefully worked on using high quality equipment and advanced recording techniques. Resulting in ten themes that are connected to each other by the energetic nature of their sound and in particular their lyrics which invites one to constant reflection.