The new album will be the fifth for the 27-year-old band, who despite its groundbreaking success, has struggled with internal conflicts throughout its career.
Formed in 1987, the band broke up in 1995, one year after their last album release. Tensions between frontman Saul Hernandez and band member Alejandro Marcovich led to the breakup, with Marcovich leaving the band and threatening a lawsuit if they continued using the name Caifanes. Hernandez changed the name to Jaguares and formed a different band with a similar sound.
In 2011, the band reunited with all original members for several reunion concerts. The reconciliation was short-lived, as Marcovich left the band again in March of this year, released his own album last month, and has said it’s “a blessing” to not be in Caifanes.
Regardless, the band has forged on with original members Diego, Alfonso, Sabo and Saul. Their announcement of a new album in the works was a timely Christmas present for hardcore Caifanes fans. While we wait for that album to hit the shelves, check out highlights from their previous four records.
“Caifanes Vol. II” (El diablito’) (1990)
“El silencio” (1992)
“El nervio del volcán” (1994)