Powerful, expressive, solid, and explosive, their live shows are always intense and undeniably memorable. Heaviness without compromise, vision without limits.
Their self-titled debut album, released in 2004, has become a classic release within the Puerto Rico metal scene, as well as opened the doors for international touring and worldwide reach. They have also participated in a number of high profile compilations, and various local movie soundtracks.
Their 2006 limited release "X Años” EP demonstrated the band's continuing growth and maturity, showing them right at home with much more technical and heavier material. This marked the musical direction they would continue on to this day. During this time, drummer David F. McCloskey was endorsed by Axis Percussion, the first independent artist in Puerto Rico to do so.
On September 22, 2012, TAVU was awarded a Slamfest Latin Rock Award in the Slam/Heavy category, the first metal band in Puerto Rico to be given such an honor.
Their new album, "Clamor Victorium, Clamor Silentii", was released independently on June 1st, 2013. This would be their second full-length album, and their third official release to date.
The album was mixed and mastered by legendary engineer, Leo Alvarez and includes a collaboration with award winning sound designer Cesar Dávila-Irizarry, known for composing the foreboding intro music for the TV show "AMERICAN HORROR STORY" on FX.
With "Clamor Victorium, Clamor Silentii", TAVU caused worldwide impact, obtaining press coverage and multiple positive reviews in the USA, UK, Spain, Latin America and the Czech Republic. In addition, it was selected as #2 of the best albums of 2013 in Zaragoza, Spain, as well as chosen among the best independent releases of 2013 by Puerto Rico Indie, El Batiscafo and Seccion10.
The first single, “Sin Miedo”, along with its music video, obtained heavy rotation worldwide, for which it was awarded as one of the 20 most influential singles of 2013 by independent Puerto Rico artists by Diseñado en Puerto Rico, as well as kept TAVU #1 for 16 weeks on the XRP Radio Top 10 in the United Kingdom. “Sin Miedo” was also selected among the Top 50 Singles of 2013 by El Batiscafo.
The technical composition, the extraordinary musical execution, the depth of the lyrics in both Spanish and English, as well as the amazing quality of the production, all created a unique combination that has left its mark both inside and out of Puerto Rico. Now, TAVU focuses on continuing the spread of their music and message throughout the rest of the world, including touring plans.
Intense, thought provoking lyrics, complex, unyielding riffage, undeniable low end, and devastating drumming. Vitriolic introspection at its best.
“TAVU is the pure energetic essence of destructive sound, typically seen in bands like Meshuggah or Lamb of God, among others… 7.5/10” - RockTotal.com, Spain
“Impressive drumming, vocals that change registers with ease, blaring low end and sharp guitars… A great album that will appeal to all lovers of this style… 8/10” - RockEnPortada.com, Spain
“46 minutes of musical perfection… When I love an album I listen to it many times in a row, and CVCS is one of these albums…5 out of 5” Seccion10, Puerto Rico
“Fusing together progressive and groove elements to the underbelly of each song whilst inducing pinches of Thrash Metal and Lamb of God style vocals... embrace yourselves in a matrix-like sound of aggressive and clean vocals that come coupled with skull-cracking riffs and ballistic drumming. For fans of: Lamb of God, The Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, Meshuggah… 8/10” - Global Metal Apocalypse, UK
“The entire band has a spectacular sound: brutal drums, heart-rending guitars, thundering bass, and vocals that are pure power and adrenaline. With this second album they have reached a great level of technicality and musicality. 2nd best album of 2013.” - RockEnPortada.com, Spain
“Clamor Victorium, Clamor Silentii is a lesson on how to approach modern metal with your feet firmly rooted in the foundations and the guys managed to carry us into a musical journey of 46 minutes without really any letdowns… 9/10” - Heavy Metal Thunder, Puerto Rico
“Tavú manages to capture the listener in a maze of emotions and powerful sounds, which you cannot escape from…” - Diseñado en Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
“Heavy, aggressive and impressive in its technique and execution…” - Puerto Rico Indie, Puerto Rico
“Whether they’re blasting away with a ridiculously intense breakdown or proving their chops by switching tempos and time signatures, Tavú is a consistently impressive, but extremely fun band to listen to. We can only hope that they make their way up to the states soon, because up here, there would be no stopping them.” – Hear This! Promotions, USA
“Tavú is a band that needs to be heard by the world and for future generations to learn from…” Dying Supernova, USA
“One of the better metal records I’ve heard this year…” - The New Fury, USA
“Heavy and brutal, fast and original…” - Now Tune In, USA
"If any of you are going on vacation to Puerto Rico... it would definitely be worth going to a concert with Tavú included. Recommended...75%" - CriticMusic, Czech Republic