February 27, 2024

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PUYA – To Release New Single

PUYA have announced the forthcoming release of their new single “Potencial“. The single will find the band reunited with their original frontman Sergio Curbelo, who had originally left the ground around a year or two back. His return to the fold this past June is expected to be permanent going forward.

Puya had Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed) mix and master this forthcoming new track, which follows their early 2020 single, “Viento.”

Puya is widely known as the most prominent Latin Metal band historically to come out of the Caribbean, and for over two decades, they have built a loyal fan base all over the world with their unique blend of metal which has earned them the respect and admiration from the music industry as well as their faithful followers world wide.

They began their journey back in 1990 in their mother land Puerto Rico as an instrumental power trio called “Whisker Biscuit”. The band was founded by guitarist Ramon Ortiz and bassist Harold Hopkins who were close friends since their elementary school days. Soon they recruited drummer Ed Paniagua, who joined the band soon after finishing his studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

With their fusion of heavy rock, funk, jazz and latin grooves they quickly started to gain attention and building a solid fan base in Puerto Rico. Still the band felt that they were missing the vocal element which would allow them to have a deeper connection with their audience.