Guardian’s first foray into Spanish music came about as a bit of an accident. At the time, the band had just signed with Myrrh Records and their A&R man, Mark Maxwell had casually inquired if the band had any interest in recording some of their songs in Spanish as Myrrh had just recently solidified Latin American distribution. Although Rowe did not speak Spanish, Bach and Palacios were quite keen on the idea as they had grown up in Southern California and had been deeply immersed in Hispanic culture. Armed with a Spanish vocal coach, Jamie Rowe entered the studio and sang Spanish lyrics on some of the songs from earlier Guardian albums and Nunca Te Diré Adiós was born. After completion, the band thought it nothing more than a fun cultural excursion from their non-stop hard rock touring blitz of North America—and were surprised when they received a concert booking on Costa Rica. Much to their surprise…the band arrived at a sold-out 5000-seat venue…with the crowd singing along with every word. Thus began the band’s love affair with Latin America…a romance that continues to this day!