David Rivera is a talented musician born in Medellín, Colombia, raised in a family of musicians, he learnt how to play violin at the age of eight. David participated in several local bands and founded the rock- gothic metal band “Tenebrarum” in 1990; is a violinist of the “Philharmonic Orchestra of Medellin” and member of the music project “D’ Violines”. In 2011 he finished his studies in music at the “Adventist University”.
“Tenebrarum” is a fusion between classical music and metal, using instruments such as the violin and guitar, bass and drums along with key environmental sounds. Over nearly a two-decade career, this band produced already eight albums, showing great sound evolution, through various creative stages. Recent work has demonstrated the band’s versatile adaptability to merge into string arrangements for chamber orchestra and female voices without losing its origin in metal.
Using a five string electric violin, David participated in Fabulae Dramatis’ songs “In The Woods” and “Quaerens Quem Devoret”, giving them a deeper sensible touch.
Juan Carlos Henao is a sound engineer and architect born in Medellín, Colombia. He participates in “Tenebarum” as guitarist, vocalist and producer and is involved in several musical projects.
Juan Carlos’ voice is powerful, rough though clean, even between the screams and growls. The expression of anger and agression are the main characteristics of his role in our song “Quaerens Quem Devoret” .
His participation was probably the most waited, because we needed a vigorous Spanish-speaking growling voice, and to have his contribution in our project has been a valuable experience for us.
Pictures by David Guerrero.