Caramelos de Cianuro

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Caramelos de Cianuro
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Background information
GenresLatin rock
Punk rock
Alternative rock
Pop rock
Pop punk
Years active1991–present
LabelsLatin World Entertainment Group
WebsiteCaramelos de Cianuro
MembersAsier Cazalis, Vocalist
Miguel Gonzáles "El Enano", Guitarist
Pável Tello, Bassist
Darío Adames, Drummer
Past membersPablo Martínez, Drummer
Luis Golding, Bassist
Alfonso Tosta, Drummer

Caramelos de Cianuro (Cyanide Candies) is an alternative rock band from Venezuela formed in 1991. They recorded their first songs, "Nadando a Través De la Galaxia" (Swimming Across the Galaxy) and "Tu Mamá Te Va a Pegar" (Your mom is going to hit you), in 1992.


A year later, the group signed up to CNR and released an EP called Las Paticas de la Abuela, followed by the band's first album, Cuentos Para Adultos, in 1994. Performing a mixture of Latin Punk and alternative rock, Caramelos de Cianuro returned in 1996 with Harakiri City, released by Polygram. Two years later, original drummer Pablo Martínez was replaced by Alfonso Tosta, and the group went on tour with Colombian band Aterciopelados. In 2000 they released their album Miss Mujerzuela, which achieved platinum status in Venezuela in 2001.

In 2002, Caramelos de Cianuro released their album called Frisbee, which featured "El Último Polvo". This song's video got into MTV Latin America's Top Ten. In 2005, Luis Golding left the band and Pável Tello joined the band's line up shortly afterward. In 2006 they released their album, Flor De Fuego, with "Como Serpiente" promoted as the lead off single. In August 2008, Alfonso Tosta left the band and was replaced by Darío Adames.[1] In 2010 the group released the album Caramelos de Cianuro, and in 2015 the band released their last album 8 with more of a soft rock and post punk sound, with "Secreto" as first single.

On March 22, 2012, their manager and friend of 10 years, Libero Iaizzo, was kidnapped in Caracas, Venezuela while Caramelos de Cianuro were in Mexico preparing for a concert. Though the ransom demand was met, Iaizzo was killed the next day with a shot to the head.[2] That year's Pepsi Music Awards ceremony, at which Caramelos de Cianuro were named Refreshing Band and Rock Artist of the Year, included a tribute to Iaizzo. However, remarks involving his death and other violence in Venezuela were censored from Venevisión's television broadcast of the event.[3] The band has since expressed both pain and concern regarding the steadily rising crime rates in Venezuela.


  • Asier Cazalis - lead vocals
  • Miguel González "El Enano" - guitars
  • Pável Tello "El Ruso" - bass
  • Dario Adames - drums

Former members[edit]

  • Pablo Martínez - drums (1990–1998)
  • Luis Golding - bass (1991–2005)
  • Alfonso Tosta - drums


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Padrón, William (16 August 2008). "'Ninguno quería tocar con Alfonso'" ['Nobody Wanted to Play with Alfonso']. El Universal (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Secuestran y asesinan a Libero Iaizzo, mánager de los Caramelos de Cianuro: MP comienza investigaciones" [Libero Iaizzo, Manager of Caramelos de Cianuro, is Kidnapped and Murdered: MP Starts Investigations] (in Spanish). Caracas: Noticias24. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. ^ Obelmejías Valdez, Yolimer (29 March 2012). "Músicos venezolanos le dijeron no a la violencia" [Venezuelan Musicians Say No to Violence]. El Universal (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Caramelos de Cianuro: Somos los inmaduros de siempre" [Caramelos de Cianuro: We are Always the Immature Ones]. El Nacional (in Spanish). 24 August 2010. Archived from the original on 20 November 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2018.

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