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Left to right: Paulina, Alejandra, Daniela

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The Warning is a Rock/heavy metal band from Monterrey, Mexico formed by three sisters. These sisters, from oldest to youngest are:

  • Daniela "Dany" Villareal (born January 30, 2000) - lead vocals, guitar
  • Paulina "Pau" Villareal (born February 5, 2002) - drums, vocals, piano
  • Alejandra "Ale" Villareal (born December 13, 2004) - bass guitar, piano, backing vocals

Dany and Pau discovered their love for music while attending summer camp back in 2005. After that they started getting piano lessons. Dany and Pau started playing Rock Band as children, where they got inspired to learn guitar and drums respectively. Alejandra, inspired by her sisters, eventually found her calling in playing bass guitar.

The three of them never intended to form a band, especially since they were so young; they just loved playing music.Then, at a Christmas school festival where Dany and Pau decided to play a song together, they invited Ale to join them. They enjoyed the experience so much that they started to practice more songs together, each motivated to push themselves ever further.

They started to record these songs and uploaded them on YouTube. Over time they started gaining more followers until their cover of "Enter Sandman" blew up on social media in 2014. In 2015 they recorded their first EP Escape the Mind with songs written by themselves. The EP has a mix of different styles and genres, though they learned that they enjoyed rock music the most.

In 2015, The Warning appeared as guests on Ellen, where Ellen helped fund their crowdfunding campaign to get enough money so that the sisters could attend a summer course at Berklee College of Music.

In March 2017, they released their first album XXI Century Blood, with all original songs. One and a half years later in November 2018, they released their second album Queen of the Murder Scene, which is a bit of a concept album. It consists of an intro track, followed by four chapters each consisting of three songs. It tells the story of a girl falling in love, with the feelings not being reciprocated and the ensuing downward spiral.

In early 2020, they launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a North American tour and record a third studio album. Despite the campaign's success (raising nearly six times the initial goal), the tour had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Recording did move forward eventually and on October 8, 2021 they released the first half of the new album as an EP titled Mayday. They released the full-length album, Error, on June 24, 2022.

In the meantime, that "Enter Sandman" cover had gotten Metallica's attention, and The Warning were invited to put it on The Metallica Blacklist, a project of covers from their Black Album. They recorded a new version with Alessia Cara sharing lead vocals with Dany. It is also featured in the announcement trailer for Marvel's Midnight Suns video game.

Check out their official website here or their patreon here

Coming full circle, singles from both Escape the Mind and XXI Century Blood have been included in new Rock Band games.


  • Escape The Mind (EP, 2015)
  • XXI Century Blood (2017)
  • Queen of the Murder Scene (2018)
  • "Narcisista" (single, 2019)
  • Mayday (EP, 2021)
  • Error (2022)

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"You Have Been Warned!"