[News + Random] This Week The Trend (24 Aug – 30 Aug)



We are proud to announce our 2nd Annual Overseas Coverage featuring Riot Fest Toronto and the visit to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the major events. As told by the promoter, we are honored to be the ONLY media from Hong Kong participating.

So, who will we see at Riot Fest? Rise Against, Bring Me The Horizon, The Cure, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive, Brand New, etc just to name a few.

What about Rock Hall? We expected to see all the precious pieces and a detail record of everything / everyone that has shaped the sound of contemporary rock and roll.

我們很高興宣布 <第二屆海外特集> 將會報導 多倫多 Riot Fest音樂節盛況及帶大家深入參觀搖滾名人堂 (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum)。根據當地主辦說,Dinosaur Journal 很榮幸能成為唯一參與的香港媒體。

在 Riot Fest 能看到什麼樂團?其中包括 Rise Against, BRING ME THE HORIZON, The Cure, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive, Brand New 等。

那麼 Rock Hall 呢?我們期望看到一切塑造了現今搖滾樂聲音的詳細記錄及珍貴展品。

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[GIG NEWS] Clockenflap 2014 featuring Tenacious D!

Here’s the first wave lineup, early bird tickets will be on sale on Sep 1. 下面有第一波公佈的陣容,門票將於九月1日公開發售。我們很興奮看到由 Jack Black 主理的樂隊 Tenacious D。你又覺得如何?

Tenacious D
The Vaccines
ChthoniC 閃靈
The Raveonettes
Reggie Watts
The Lemonheads
Janette Slack World
GDJYB 雞蛋蒸肉餅
Teenage Riot

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[GIG NEWS] CHVRCHES at Clockenflap 2014

Hipsters’ favorite, Scottish electronic / synthpop group #Chvrches are coming to Hong Kong for Clockenflap 2014!

流行樂迷至愛、蘇格蘭電子/synthpop樂團 Chvrches將來港在今年 Clockenflap 中演出!

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[NEWS] Slipknot Stream New Song” The Devil In I”

The masked rockers uploaded new song “The Devil In I” for free streaming. Unlike the previous track “The Negative One”, this song has taken a softer shift (not that kind of poppy soft, you know what we mean) with a bit of Stone Sour’s shadow For those who don’t know, Stone Sour is another project fronted by Corey Taylor.

蒙面搖滾樂隊 Slipknot 上傳了新曲 The Devil In I 供免費試聽。與上首歌曲 The Negative One 不同,這歌採取了較柔和的曲調(不是那種流行柔和,你明白我們的意思吧),也有一點點 Stone Sour 的影子。 (註:Stone Sour 是另一個由主將 Corey Taylor 主理的樂團)

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[NEWS] Slipknot Album Name and Tracklisting + Tour With Korn &KING 810

The pieces are getting together… Last week the band released first video of the unofficial single “The Negative One”. Yesterday they decided to let you taste another Stone Sour-ish song “The Devil In I”. Today, Slipknot reveal the title and tracklisting of the new album THE GRAY CHAPTER plus a tour with Korn, who had just released 2 videos on new single “Hater”, and King 810. However, there’s no announcement regarding the replacement for the drummer yet. We’ve gather all the updates on Slipknot and Korn below for your pleasure. Enjoy.

碎片漸漸聚起來了…… 上週,Slipknot 發行的非官方單曲 The Negative One 視頻。昨天,他們決定讓你試聽另一首充滿 Stone Sour 的歌曲 The Devil In I。今天,樂隊又透露新專輯的名稱為 The Gray Chapter,及其封套和曲目 (見下)。他們更宣布與Korn 及 King 810 一同作巡演。 Slipknot 至今仍未公告有關於頂替鼓手的身分。上星期 Korn 剛剛推出新單曲 Hater 兩個版本的視頻。我們總結了 Slipknot 和 Korn 近來的音樂更新連結在帖中最末。Enjoy!

1. XIX
2. Sarcastrophe
3. Aov
4. The Devil In I
5. Killpop
6. Skeptic
7. Lech
8. Goodbye
9. Nomadic
10. The One That Kills the Least
11. Custer
12. Be Prepared For Hell
13. The Negative One
14. If Rain Is What You Want

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[NEWS] NME Release 20th Anniversary Feature on The Holy Bible

Go get your copy!  NME has done a stunning 20th Anniversary Feature on Manic Street Preachers’ revolutionary release “The Holy Bible”.

Go get your copy! NME 作了一個關於 Manic Street Preachers 專輯 The Holy Bible 的20週年精彩特集。

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[NEW VIDEO] Limp Bizkit – Endless Slaughter

Limp Bizkit have been many people’s love/hate band since the nu-metal era and we’re sure you’ll feel the same way with their new video “Endless Slaughter.” Long story short, the song structure can be roughly divided into 4 parts with significant tempo or compositional change accompanied by 4 short clips that doesn’t seem to have any connection. The song is part of their new album “Stampede of the Disco Elephants” which has no release date yet.

自 Nu-metal 時代起 Limp Bizkit 一直是讓許多人愛恨交纏的樂隊,我們相信你會覺得他們的新視頻 Endless Slaughter 有同一感覺。總括而言,歌曲結構大致分為4個有顯著速度或結構改變的部分,並配上4個似乎互不相關的片段。這首歌將收錄在仍沒有發布日期的新專輯 Stampede of the Disco Elephants。

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[NEWS] Shadows Fall Call it quits (kind of)

Shadows Fall released an announcement yesterday on their current status and final EU and US tour before their indefinite hiatus.” You can read their words below.

“There are many factors that are behind this difficult decision that the band has been dealing with for some time now. In a nutshell it comes down to families, member availability, and finances. Further impacting our decision is the fact that we have two members with young children. Plain and simple, they want to be with their families to watch their kids grow. Touring full time in a band these days has never been more difficult financially. When you have to ensure the future comfort of your family, difficult decisions have to be made.

Another reason is the fact that our lead guitarist (Jon Donais) is now in Anthrax, which makes it hard for us to do any extensive touring with our full lineup. Due to his obligations with Anthrax, he will not be able to join us on this European tour. Felipe Roa will once again fill Jon’s position and we are thankful to him for joining us on this run. Also returning for this tour is original bassist Paul Romanko who has sat out from touring for the last two years to raise his son. This has been a real hard decision for all of us to make but we feel at this time this is the right thing to do.

We don’t hate each other, we’re not bitter, we in fact still have a really great time together, but the ride has slowed down and it’s time for the next chapters in our lives, whatever that may be. We can’t thank the fans that have supported Shadows Fall since the beginning enough. Without you, none of this would have been possible. For the past decade and a half, we have been able to create the music we have always wanted to hear and share it with music fans everywhere. That being said, you still may see us at a festival or two over the next few years…if they ask, we will come! In the meantime please check out the dates for the last European go around and we will see you out there!”

Shadows Fall 昨天公告在歐洲和美國巡演後將作無限期休息,你可以在下面閱讀樂團信息的中文節錄及上面英文原文。

“我們下這個艱難決定前,曾嘗試用很長時間處理這一切困難,如家庭、成員合約問題和財務狀況等。最關鍵影響我們的決定是,樂團中有兩個成員已有年幼子女…… 另一個原因是,我們的主音吉他手 Jon Donais 現為 Anthrax 成員,這使我們很難為以完整陣容進行廣泛巡演…… 我們從不恨對方,事實上我們很享受在一起的時間…… 話雖如此,未來幾年你還有機會看到我們在音樂節演出…… 如果有邀請的話,我們必會再次回來!”

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Our local hardcore outfits King Ly Chee 荔枝王 have revealed cover art and tracklist of their new album. We love their interpretation of heaviness with an Asian traditional concept. Thoughts?

本地 hardcore 樂團 King Ly Chee 發表新專輯曲目和封面設計。我們酷愛他們把重型以中國傳統觀念重新定位。你認為怎樣?

English Song Titles
Tables Will Turn
In My Life
Strike You Down
We Come Alive
Against All Odds
Don’t Show Your Face
Tear it Down
Lost in a World (guest vocals by a hero of ours)
My Family

Chinese Song Titles
Song titles not confirmed.

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[BREAKING NEWS] SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams Passed Away

The band posted the message regarding Tim’s death on Facebook. A cause of death has not been confirmed. We’re lucky enough to cover Suicidal Tendencies’ show last year with Tim on bass. Here’s the original message.

“It’s with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassists Tim “Rawbiz” Williams. Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until recently. Tim was a monster on bass, running around on stage in the pit, giving his all, even when his body wasn’t at it’s best. We will always remember him and appreciate all the kind words by those that were touched by his bass playing and him personally.”

樂團在Facebook上張貼低音結他手 Tim “Rawbiz” Williams 逝世的消息。死亡原因尚未得到證實。我們很幸運在2013年能夠親身參與報導 Suicidal Tendncies的演出,當時Tim正擔任低音結他手。下面是樂團有關訊息。

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[NEW VIDEO] Die So Fluid – Landslides

Los Angeles / London based gothic rock band Die So Fluid released new video for “Landslides” from their upcoming album “The Opposites Of Light”. According to the band, the song is about intense desire and loyalty. The video is an emotional and psychedelic trip into a shamanic desert scene highlighting the dream-time qualities of the song.

洛杉磯/倫敦 gothic rock 樂隊 Die So Fluid 推出新視頻 Landslides,歌曲來自將推出的新專輯 The Opposites Of Light 。據樂隊所說,這首歌是關於慾望和忠誠,該視頻講述一個情感和迷幻之旅,在沙漠場景拍攝突出了歌曲的夢夢幻感。

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Vader – Live in Hidden Agenda (13 July 2014)

[Live Review] Vader – Live in Hong Kong

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