VELORIO was formed in January of 2007 by Ben Gomez, Alvaro Caceres and Eric Powers. Providence led to the encounter of musicians from their past, whom demonstrate that same passion and ideology for their distinct sound. As the dedication made way to progress, Maltratos was born.
Determined to extend themselves to as many people as possible, more members began to emerge. It was then that the band named Maltratos changed to VELORIO: Explosive Latin percussion motifs along with meticulously placed rhythms, and melodies has thus far sparked interest in a wide audience demographic.
To describe the sound of VELORIO is intrinsically difficult through mere letters. VELORIO is an eclectic amalgamate of lives, manifested through musical styles, cultures, and tastes. Each song is an aspect of its members' collective life, not merely written and composed…every melody is a memory.