Breed 77

breed_77Breed 77 is a band whose music is a fusion of alternative metal and flamenco, from the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. Old Gibraltarian school friends, Paul Isola, Danny Felice, and Stuart Cavilla met up in London and became informally known as the Gibraltarian Mafia. In late April 1996, this circle of friends formed a band, they wanted a name to reflect their joint origins and called themselves simply Breed. The band were forced to change their name because it was previously registered by Steve Hewitt of Placebo on his vanity record label. Stuart Cavilla, the band’s bass player, had previously worked as a motorcycle courier under the call sign of Kilo 77 or K77, and the band became Breed 77.

In 1998, Kerrang! readers voted Breed 77 the ‘Best Unsigned Band’. In 1999, they won both the Metal Hammer and Kerrang! awards for the best new band. Then in 2001 they signed a five album deal with Albert Productions, the legendary Australian publisher of AC/DC. They have toured consistently over the years, and have supported bands such as Black Sabbath, Machine Head, Danzig, Ill Niño and Napalm Death. Now as a headlining act in their own right they have built up a loyal following.

Other Information

  • Also known as: Breed
  • Origin: Gibraltar
  • Genres: Alternative metal, Flamenco
  • Years active: 1996–present
  • Labels: Albert Productions (UK), Pagana Records (Spain), Flight Records (Japan)
  • Associated acts: Mägo de Oz
  • Website: http://www.Breed77.net
  • Members:
  1. Paul Isola – lead vocals, djembe, percussion
  2. Danny Felice – guitars, backing vocals
  3. Stuart Cavilla – bass guitar
  4. Pedro Caparros López – guitars, backing vocals
  5. Óscar Preciado Zamora – drums, percussion

Albums

  • Breed 77 (aka Kharma) (2001, Re-released 2005)
  • Cultura (2004)
  • In My Blood (En Mi Sangre) (2006)
  • Un Encuentro (2007)
  • Insects (2009)

EPs

  • The Message (1998)
  • Vol. 1 (1999)
  • La Ultima Hora (2003)
  • Shadows (2005)

Links

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~ by molco on July 29, 2009.

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