Latin rock foursome from Panama Xantos Jorge was formed in the early '90s by Carlos Ivan Zúñiga, Jesus Caballero, and Iñaki Iriberri, later joined by bassist Jorge Camacho. The band started playing under the name of Círculo Vicioso. After the group's name was changed to Xantos Jorge, based on the Panamanian anthem composer, the four musicians began recording their debut album, called Salva la Tierra. Unfortunately, while Xantos Jorge was getting ready to release that album, Jorge Camacho passed away. Nevertheless, the remaining members decided to go ahead, honoring Camacho's contribution. On December 27, 1994, Salva la Tierra was released, followed by a tour around the country after bass player Juan Ferrufino joined the act. In 1995, "Lagrimas de Sangre" hit local charts and its video started to be rotated by MTV Latino. When Ferrufino decided to leave, Carlos Ucar took his place. In 1996, Xantos Jorge signed up to Sony Music, issuing a special limited edition of Salva la Tierra, which included "Una Canción Mas" and "Viajando en el Tiempo." In 1998, the band returned to the recording sessions, releasing En Otro Sol, produced by Evan Rodaniche, in the year 2000.
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