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We pay tribute to the man who changed Pinoy music forever.
Published on: Mar 14, 2012 - 6:00am

( Tuesday's gray skies joined local music fans from all walks of life in mourning the death of one of Pinoy funk and rock's most iconic masters. On March 13, 1:01 a.m. Kapatid frontman, Karl Roy (also of Advent Call and P.O.T. fame), bid his family, friends, and fans goodbye. He was 43.


With his passion for music, undeniable talent, and electrifying stage presence, Roy started out with the band Advent Call in the early '90s. By the time he fronted P.O.T. in the mid '90s, it was clear that he was a force to be reckoned with. After P.O.T., Roy formed Kapatid with rock heavyweights J-Hoon Balbuena (drums), Nathan Azarcon (bass), Ira Cruz (rhythm guitars), the late Chico Molina (lead guitars), and Paul Zialcita (percussions). The members of the band left one by one until Roy was the only original member left. Not long after, he was joined by new members Paolo Rosal (drums), Louie Talan (bass), and Anjones Elemos (guitars).



To pay tribute to the legend that elevated and changed Pinoy rock music forever, we list Top 10 Karl Roy songs we will never listen to the same way again. Can't find your favorite in our list? Leave us a comment to celebrate the Karl Roy's music.


Also read Lourd de Veyra's latest blog post on Karl Roy

Rest in peace, Kapatid. And thank you for the music.

Art by Warren Espejo. Photos by Mari Arquiza, Carlo Casas, Leonardo Coll, Thots Urpiana, and from


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    ingat kapataid !
    May 16 2012 @ 10:11pm     Reply  
    Thanks for the recognition. - Thots Urpiana
    Mar 22 2012 @ 07:19pm     Reply  
  • prince of pinoy rock
    fishcake It Dont matter. dapat gumawa pa si senyor karl ng anak.lalaki naman.para my xerox copy nga labas ng maraming album ung bands nya.
    Mar 16 2012 @ 08:37am     Reply  
  • tognaluk
    year 2005, inisip ko nang mag-compile ng kanta ni karl roy. siyempre, napabayaan, napabukas-bukas. now he is dead. too bad, hindi na ako mag-kakaron ng autographed cd.
    rest in peace karl.

    Piece of This
    Mar 16 2012 @ 08:25am     Reply  
  • emachine
    Prayer by kapatid.
    Piece of this by POT
    Mar 15 2012 @ 04:35am     Reply  
  • Genuine
    PRAYER- that song gives me the goosebumps every time i play it. One of the best slow grind, ever. Those emo fookers can learn a thing or two from Karl Roy on how to deliver, but then again, they're just a bunch of posers compared to the departed.
    Mar 14 2012 @ 06:37pm     Reply  
  • Karlyn
    Panaginip! Rest in peace kapatid!
    Mar 14 2012 @ 01:57pm     Reply  
  • yasmin
    i'm pretty sure his grandfather wanted him to become a police officer
    Mar 14 2012 @ 11:37am     Reply  
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