Origin:
Venezuela
Decades:
1991-present

Caramelos de Cianuro is a Latin 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 (Grandma's Little Feet), followed by the band's first album, Cuentos Para Adultos (Tales for Adults), in 1994. Performing a mixture of Latin punk and pop 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 soon toured along with Colombian band Aterciopelados. In 2000 they released their album Miss Mujerzuela (Miss Whore), which achieved platinum status in Venezuela in 2001.