Kapatid (band)

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Origin Quezon City, Philippines
Genres Pinoy rock, progressive rock, experimental rock
Years active 2002–2012
Labels PolyEast Records Philippines, Inc.
Sony Records
Associated acts Advent Call
Audio Barangay
Past members Karl Roy
Chico Molina
J-Hoon Balbuena
Louie Talan
Ira Cruz
Nathan Azarcon
Philippe Arriola
Anjones Elemos
Paolo Rosal

Kapatid was a Filipino rock supergroup fronted by Karl Roy, the brother of Kevin Roy of Razorback. He was also the vocalist of bands Advent Call and P.O.T.

The band was originally composed of Nathan Azarcon (of Rivermaya, Bamboo and Hijo) on bass, J-Hoon Balbuena (of Kjwan) on drums, Ira Cruz (of Passage, Bamboo and Hijo) on rhythm guitar and the late Chico Molina on lead guitar. The band was managed by Pam Lunar. They went on to release their first self-titled LP with hit songs "Prayer", "Pagbabalik ng Kwago", and "Visions" among others, in 2003.


Joined by Karl Roy was veteran musician and bassist Philippe Arriola (of The Weed), guitarist Anjones Elemos, and drummer Paolo Rosal (of Queso, formerly Cheese). Together they recorded their second album Luha, with carrier songs "Doon", "Psycho Love", and "Sunday Shining" (included in the Pinoy Blonde soundtrack), released in February 2006 and distributed by Sony Records.

Death of Karl Roy[edit]

On March 13, 2012, Roy, the band's lead vocalist, died due to cardiac arrest.[1]


Collaboration albums[edit]


Final line-up[edit]

  • Karl Roy† – lead vocals
  • Anjones Elemos – lead guitar
  • Ryan Ventura – bass guitar
  • Paolo Rosal – drums

Former members[edit]

  • Chico Molina† – lead guitar
  • Nathan Azarcon – bass guitar
  • Ira Cruz – rhythm guitar
  • J-Hoon Balbuena – drums
  • Louie Talan – bass guitar
  • Paul Zialcita – percussions