Breed 77, the Gibraltarian band who combine elements of alternative metal, rock, and flamenco, are back! They have announced that they will be releasing their first new single since the Acoustic Rarities Album back in 2015. Called ‘End of the Line’, it will be released on March 7th, 2024.
Breed 77 were formed at the tail-end of the last century, a flamenco rock/metal fusion, the outfit, comprised originally of members from Gibraltar, cut it’s teeth on the UK live circuit. Within the first couple of years the band was named best unsigned act by Kerrang and best New Band by Metal Hammer – soon after they were chosen as the sole support for the Black Sabbath Original Line-up reunion.
At the start of the new millennium they signed to Alberts UK ( the UK arm of AC/DC’s label ).They released 4 albums on Alberts, Breed 77 in 2000, Cultura in 2004, In My Blood (En Mi Sangre) in 2006 & Un Encuentro in 2007. It was with Cultura that things really took off – entering the UK rock charts at Number 3 and spawning 3 singles that bothered the mainstream charts with The River breaking into the UK Top 40 at a time when rock was not very common in the charts.
Breed 77 set off touring around the globe gaining new audiences worldwide playing with the likes of Life Of Agony, Machine Head & Korn and playing festivals like Download UK, Greenfields SUI, Wacken & Terramoto in GER.
They were also invited to the prestigious SXSW in Austin Texas and the LA Music Forum – they even spent a month touring Australia. After completing their contract with Alberts the band released Insects in 2009 and Insectos in 2010 on their own label. Extensive touring took them to new places like Japan with MegaDeth as well as a month long arena tour in Mexico with Mago De Oz.
The band’s sixth studio album, The Evil Inside was released on Frostbyte Media/Universal in 2013 – the first single/video Bring On The Rain is released to critical acclaim and the band continue to tour culminating in a headline appearance at Gibraltar’s national square in front of thousands to celebrate Gibraltar’s National Day.
In 2014 the band celebrated the 10th anniversary of Cultura with a sell-out run of dates that ran into summer 2015 when they announce that they would be going on hiatus to pursue other projects. They reformed momentarily in 2017 for a special one-off performance as part of the Tercentenary celebrations in Gibraltar, attended by thousands, the show was streamed around the world.
Fast forward to the present day and Breed 77 is back – with new music, a new album on the way, and planning their imminent live comeback.