[News + Random] This Week The Trend (17 Aug – 23 Aug)

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[NEWS] Anthrax – Chile On Hell 預告片

Big 4’s Anthrax will release their new live DVD Chile On Hell on September 15 recorded at their show in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013. “It’s a very good representation of us live. I think this really captures the energy of our show, and that’s helped by the Chilean audience. It’s a real privilege to play in front of people who are that crazy for heavy metal.” Guitarist Scott Ian speaks.

Big 4 的Anthrax將於9月15日發布新現場DVD Chile On Hell,收錄自他們2013年5月10日在智利聖地亞哥的表演。 “這是我們一個很有代表性的現場演出,我覺得這真的抓住了我們的演出能量,也十分感謝智利的觀眾,很榮幸能在這些瘋狂的重金屬樂迷前表演。”結他手Scott Ian說。

Among The Living
Caught In A Mosh
I Am The Law
Efilnikufesin (NFL)
A Skeleton In The Closet
March Of The S.O.D.
In The End
I’m Alive
In My World
Got The Time
Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t
I’m The Man/Raining Blood

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[NEW VIDEO] Korn – Hater (version 1.0)

Korn revealed new video “Hater”, the new song in the reissue of “The Paradigm Shift – World Tour Edition.” The video featuring clips of the band rocking crowds across the world. Frontman Jonathan Davis said “In the world, everyone has haters,everyone has someone who hates on you ’cause you have something they want.”

5 days later, they put out an alternative version full of blood, bodily fluid, scary faces and fans sharing their experience of being bullied.

Korn 發佈 Hater 新視頻,這曲收錄在 “The Paradigm Shift” 的世界巡迴版。”該視頻集結樂隊在各地的搖滾的巡演片段。主唱 Jon Davis 說:“每個人都有對你懷恨在心的人,他們討厭你因為你擁有他們想要的東西。”


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[NEWS] Return of Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin hint their comeback and via Facebook announcement and a new video posted early today. Benjamin Burnley remains as the only original member of BB. The band gained reputation during mid-2000 with global hits like “So Cold”, “Diary of Jane” and “Sooner Or Later.” The new lineup consists Shaun Foist on drums, Aaron Bruch on bass, Jasen Rauch and Keith Wallen on guitars, and Burnley as vocalist.

Alternative Rock / Hard Rock 樂團 Breaking Benjamin 透過Facebook及今早發布的新視頻暗示回歸,現只有主唱 Benjamin Burnley 是樂團唯一原有成員。 2000年中期他們憑全球大熱歌曲像 So Cold、Diary of Jane、和 Sooner Or Later 獲得唾稱。BB 新陣容包括鼓手 Shaun Foist, 低音結他手 Aaron Bruch, 結他手 Jasen Rauch 和 Keith Wallen 以及主唱 Benjamin Burnley。

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[NEW VIDEO] Yellowcard – One Bedroom

American pop punk/alternative rock band Yellowcard release lyric video for new song “One Bedroom,” from new album Lift A Sail, the first production after the departure of original drummer Longineu Parsons and replacement by Anberlin’s Nate Young. Yellowcard will co-headline with Memphis May Fire in North America this Fall.

美國流行朋克/另類搖滾樂隊 Yellowcard 發布來自新專輯 Lift A Sail 新曲 One Bedroom 的歌詞視頻。 這是首次由 Anberlin 鼓手 Nate Young 頂替三月離隊的Longineu Parsons 後的作品。 今年秋天 Yellowcard 將連同 Memphis May Fire 在北美巡演。

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[THROWBACK THURSDAY] The Devil Wears Prada – Live in Hidden Agenda Hong Kong

[Photo Album] The Devil Wears Prada  – Live in Hong Kong

[Exclusive Interview] The Devil Wears Prada – Our Darkness, Creativity and Spirituality

[Live Review + Photography] The Devil Wears Prada – Live in Hong Kong


[THROWBACK THURSDAY] The Devil Wears Prada – Live in Chicago

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[NEWS]  Best School Ever – Metal and Cultural Impact: Metal’s Role in the 21st Century  金屬音樂和文化影響:金屬在21世紀的角色

Summer holiday is coming to an end. It’s almost the time to get back to the college. And then we are amused by this THE-BEST-COURSE-EVER advertisement at University of Dayton.

Here’s the course description:
“Metal Studies is a growing interdisciplinary field, connected to, though not limited to fields as diverse as Popular Culture, Leisure Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, History, English Studies, Music, Cultural and Critical Studies, Gender Studies, Critical Theory, and Business and Economics.
This conference aims to examine Metal culture’s role in society throughout the world. Does Metal seek to bring people together or pull them away from mainstream culture? Does it serve as a rallying cry for the oppressed throughout the world? Has its development over time negatively affected the quality of the music, or has the changing nature of our world made it that much more important to its fans, musicians, and those who control the industry? How has Metal music and its culture adapted with the changing world–or has it? And, as Metal continues to be a part of world cultures, how will it not only affect the world, but also how will it be affected by the world?”

暑假即將結束,幾乎要開學了。然後,我們在美國 University of Dayton 見到這個可能是有史以來最吸引的課程廣告。


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[NEWS] Ex-Betrayal Drummer Charged For Dealing Child Pornography

Tony Ramirez, former drummer of California hardcore band Betrayal was charged for suspicion possessing and dealing child pornography. The band immediately clarify Tony and Betrayal have been on separate ways for two years.

“First, I want to say how shocked and disappointed we are about the allegations in the news regarding him. This is something that we would have never expected to hear about him. With that being said, Tony has not been a member of Betrayal for over two years… If you follow us, you would notice that Tony hasn’t been in our promo pictures or on tour with us in quite some time. We sincerely hope these allegations prove to be false, but regardless, this is something that we do not take lightly…”

加州hardcore樂隊Betrayal前鼓手Tony Ramirez,被控涉嫌持有及買賣兒童色情製品。樂隊立即澄清Tony和Betrayal兩年前已各散東西。


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Song of The Day

Starting from this Monday, we’ll share one song each day, with a short description of the band and song background below the lyrics. It’s going to cover all kinds of genres of rock and roll. As most musicians have expressed, they got inspiration from different sources before developing their own sound.

When we asked The Devil Wears Prada about what they listen to, they gave us this answer.

Mike Hranica: Nice Cave is definitely my biggest inspiration.
Jeremy DePoyster: I like metalcore and that kind of stuff but my favorite band is Dead Cab For Cutie. I’m not afraid of mainstream, pop stuff.
Chris Rubey: I listen to classical music… and everything. When I say everything, I really mean EVERYTHING.
Andy Trick: Maybe Modest Mouse, typically like indie rock and post-rock stuff.  


當我們問 The Devil Wears Prada 聽什麼,他們給了我們這個答案。

Mike Hranica: Nick Cave 肯定是我最大的靈感來源。
Jeremy DePoyster: 我現在還喜歡聽 metalcore,但最喜歡的是 Dead Cab For Cutie 。有時也會聽主流的東西。
Chris Rubey: 我聽古典音樂……和其他。當我說其他,我真的是指所有類型的音樂 
Andy Trick: 也許是 Modest Mouse 和一些獨立搖滾或後搖滾。

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[SONG OF THE DAY] Hey Dude (1996) – Kula Shaker

He said “Honey, gold, jewels, money, women, wine cars that shine”
I dont know what he was talking about
But I think I had an idea

KulaShaker are an English psychedelic rock band broke through during the Post-Britpop era of the late 1990s. The band are famous for introducing traditional Indian music, culture, and mysticism to their songs. They enjoyed great commercial success with various Top 10 hits on the UK Singles Chart, including “Hey Dude”. Their debut album, K, had reached No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart. Yesterday, Kula Shaker updated their Facebook profile picture, are they hinting any upcoming plans?

Kula Shaker 是英國90年代 Post-Britpop 末期的迷幻搖滾樂隊。該樂隊以引入印度傳統音樂,文化,神秘主義的歌曲而聞名。他們在英國單曲榜取得了巨大的商業成功,其中包括 “Hey Dude”。他們的首張專輯 K 在英國專輯榜排名第一位。昨日 Kula Shake 更新 Facebook 個人圖片,他們在暗示新計劃嗎?

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[SONG OF THE DAY] KISS – Rock and Roll All Nite (1975)

You say you wanna go for a spin
The party’s just begun, we’ll let you in
You drive us wild, we’ll drive you crazy
I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day

NYC-based Glam rock / hard rock group Kiss release “Rock and Roll All Nite” on their album Dressed to Kill in 1975. It became their most identifiable song and the group’s closing concert number in almost every concert since ’76.

以紐約為基地的glam rock / hard rock 樂團 KISS 發行 “Rock and Roll All Nite”,歌曲收錄在1975年的專輯 Dressed to Kill 。它成為了 KISS 的代表作,幾乎成為樂隊76年後每個演唱會的閉幕曲。

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[SONG OF THE DAY] Cradle of Filth – Nymphetamine

Sick and weak from my condition
This lust, a vampyric addiction
To her alone in full submission
None better

The title is a portmanteau word of “nymphette” and “amphetamine” as a reference to a drug-like addiction to the woman in question. Extreme metal band Cradle of Filth are formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band’s musical style evolved from black metal to death metal and gothic metal. They frequently borrow ideas from gothic literature and horror films.

歌名 Nymphetamine 是“nymphette 性感少女”和“amphetamine安非他命”的合成詞,用來比喻像毒癮沉迷於充滿疑惑的女人。 Cradle of Filth 在1991年於英國Suffolk組成,其極端金屬樂風格包含黑金屬、死亡金屬和哥特金屬等;歌詞內容經常圍繞哥特式文學和恐怖電影故事。

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