PUYA

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Since the early 90’s Puya has set themselves apart with their unique brand of Latin metal, blending aggressive power riffs with traditional Latin rhythms which has given Puya their own identity. The band was founded in 1990 by guitarist Ramon Ortiz and bassist Harold Hopkins. Soon after drummer Eduardo Paniagua joined the group. Singer Sergio Curbelo joined the band two years later completing the original line up. Since 1995 Puya has been releasing original music. From their self titled indie release (1995) under Noiz Boiz Records, to mayor releases like Fundamental 1998 produced by Gustavo Santaolaya (Molotov, Juanes) which won the band Billboard and ASCAP awards, and Union 2001 produced by Garth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chilipeppers) under MCA Universal. The band quickly became a powerful national act and a staple in the Latin rock world. Puya formed part of mayor tours such as Ozzfest 99′, Snocore 2000, Red Hot Chilipeppers (Californication tour) and Iron Maiden (Ed Hunter tour) among many others. Puya returned to the stage headlining festivals in the late 2000’s and busting out independent releases such as their EP Areyto, the live DVD Pa Ti En Vivo and their live album Vital. In February 2020 their new single Viento was released on all digital platforms. The band is looking forward to hit the stage again with their current line up, Ramon Ortiz-guit, Harold Hopkins-bass, Ed Paniagua-drums, Sergio Curbelo-vocals Original Recipe!

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