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(SPOT.ph) 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.
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 rakista.com.