Breed 77 will mix things up when they embark on an acoustic tour of the UK later this month.
The Gibraltarn group hit Alter Ego on April 20 with a twist on their usual brand of Spanish influenced nu metal for a gig showcasing songs from their new acoustic EP.
Breed 77 hit the rock scene in 1999 when they won Metal Hammer and Kerrang! awards for Best New Band, and cultivated a hard-core of fans in the following years.
They have toured consistently over the years, supporting the likes of Guns n’ Roses, Black Sabbath, Machine Head, Danzig, Ill Nino and One Minute Silence.
Now they are shaking things up with a departure from their usual heavy metal formula.
Working with PledgeMusic, an online fan-funded music platform, the band is inviting fans to ‘pledge’ for the new EP, donating a percentage of funds raised to Amnesty International.
They promise the new EP will be: “Totally fresh and unlike anything like you’ve experienced from Breed 77 before.”
The band says they intend to send a message with the release of their new music, and have appealed for fans for help.
They said:“We need you now, more than ever, to stand up and be counted. Let’s do something outside of the machine! The hell with the taste-makers and the reality TV generation. We know you are still out there. If you believe, come along for the ride!”