Caramelos de Cianuro

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Caramelos de Cianuro
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Background information
Origin Venezuela
Genres Latin rock
Punk rock
Alternative rock
Pop rock
Pop punk
Years active 1991–present
Labels Latin World Entertainment Group
Website Caramelos de Cianuro
Members Asier Cazalis, Vocalist
Miguel Gonzáles "El Enano", Guitarist
Pável Tello, Bassist
Darío Adames, Drummer
Past members Pablo Martínez, Drummer
Luis Golding, Bassist
Alfonso Tosta, Drummer

Caramelos de Cianuro (Cyanide Candies) is a 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 the year 2010 the group released the album "Caramelos de Cianuro" and in 2015 the band released their last album 8 with sound more Soft Rock and Post Punk 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. 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


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