Sifting is a rock band from Caracas, Venezuela, now based in Hollywood, California. It’s formed by Ruben Limas on drums (ddrum & Vic Firth), Eduardo Gil on vocals & guitars (ESP Guitars), Christopher Eklund on the Lead guitar, and Victor Marchena on bass. Sifting offers a deeply personal rock sound combined with melodic vocals, progressive breaks and intricate guitar and vocal harmonies. Recording of the band’s first album began in 2011 around the same time Bullet for My Valentine chose them to open a concert in Caracas, Venezuela, becoming a reference in metal music in their hometown. The single “All the Hated” also debuted that year and was released on the famous line-up of games ROCK BAND® for the main gaming consoles worldwide. An album of the same name was released in 2013 as the band relocated to Los Angeles and traded members.
Sifting has performed at the “Heart of Texas Rockfest” during SXSW; toured with Zapato 3, Venezuela’s most influential 80’s rock band; played with Viniloversus, winners of a Latin Grammy in 2013; and toured their native country with the Argentinian band D-MENTE and the Latin American legend Andrés Giménez, leader of “A.N.I.M.A.L.,” which holds two MTV awards.