Formed in 1987 in Ciudad Obregón in the Mexican state of Sonora, Grupo Laberinto led by chief vocalist and principle songwriter Serapio "Sera" Ramirez, specialize in corridos, rancheras, boleros, and cumbia. The group made its recording debut playing this latter style, but quickly expanded its horizons to include rancheras, corridos, and ballads in its repertoire, a stylistic shift that widened the group's appeal to other parts of Mexico as well as the United States. The corrido style, in particular, would score Grupo Laberinto their biggest hits, all of which are featured front and center on such albums as Corridos Recien Horneados, Corridos Pesadisimos, and the collection Corridos de Grueso Calibre.
Between 2000 and 2009, the group established an audience in the United States as well as Mexico and toured continually, leaving the road only to record. Each new entry in their quickly expanding catalogue was accompanied by either a companion compilation or live offering. After Corridos de Gruseo Calibre, even more notable albums such as Profeta y Otros Caballos Famosos, and Corridos de Cuidado were issued. After the release of the acclaimed 2009 album Pienso en Ti, Grupo Laberinto toured for a year and a half solid, and went on an extended hiatus. They began to playing live in 2013 but, didn't issue a recording of new material for nearly seven years. Their comeback, Empiezo a Vivir, was released by Sony in early 2016. ~ Andree Farias