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[現場回顧 Live Review] Arch Enemy – Live in Hong Kong

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…In any female-fronted rock band, spotlight always falls onto the powerful lady who leads the group. The blue-hair fresh-looking Alissa successfully steals the attention of new supporters who got into AE because of her youthful affinity and also the old fanbase that are curious if she is the ideal replacement of the long-time vocalist Angela Gossow… Every member of Arch Enemy still shine on their own, not letting Alissa to take full domination. Founding member and lead guitarist Michael Amott’s nerve-wracking riffs still kill like the old days. The smooth moves over the fretboard easily take your breath away. Later at the show, Jeff Loomis has his own solo session which catches the whole room’s eyes and ears. Amott then joins in and presents a guitar-god duo for your audible pleasure…

……在大部分以女主唱為首的搖滾樂團演唱會中,觀眾目光總是落在領隊的小妮子身上。這次紫藍髮的 Alissa 也成功搶到不少注意力,不論是被其青春親和力而吸引成為 AE 的新支持者,抑或是因好奇她是否舊主唱 Angela Gossow 理想接班人而出席的死忠樂迷,均目不轉睛注視著…… Arch Enemy 的其他成員也各自發亮,不讓 Alissa 獨佔掌聲。創始成員和主音結他手 Michael Amott 的快速彈奏仍然是叫人拍案叫絕,指板上流暢的動作讓你喘息不來。Jeff Loomis 在演唱會中段作了個小獨奏,震撼整個會場的人心。Michael 其後更加入演奏,兩個結他之神互相切磋,成為當晚另一個高潮……

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[現場回顧 Live Review] Bane – Live in Hone Kong

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…The audience also help turning the show into one great farewell party. Everyone is not shy to hide but choose to jump to the stage to sing and dance – like brother, like family. There is no gimmick, just instinctive energy exchange. The intensity gets highs as King Ly Chee’s spokesman Riz Farooqi joins the force and co-sing with Bane and the fans. The sound is ear-splitting. The heart is burning. Goodbye Bane. This moment will remain as a defining moment in many’s life journey…

……觀眾亦很盡力把是次演出打造成熱鬧的歡送會。所有人都拋開被動的一面,跑到舞台上又唱又跳,就像兄弟、家人一樣。整個沒有噱頭,只是很自然的交流。King Ly Chee 荔枝王 主將 Riz Farooqi 加入 Bane 和樂迷的合唱,把氣氛帶到頂點。一層層複雜的聲音熱烈地燃燒年輕人的心。Bane,再見了。這一刻將成為很多本地硬核支持者人生旅程中的重要時刻。

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[GIG NEWS] This Will Destroy You – Live in Hong Kong

Attention post-rock fans! This Will Destroy You will return to Hong Kong on May 20.

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Supporting 共演樂隊: Anwiycti (Hong Kong)
Date 日期: 20 May 2015
Time 時間: 8:00PM
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Ticket 票價: $240(Advance) $280(Door) $180*(Student) at ticketflap.com

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[GIG NEWS] sleepmakeswaves – Live in Hong Kong

One more post-rock gig news for you – sleepmakeswaves will be coming to Hong Kong for the first time in April. If you like This Will Destroy You or God Is An Astronaut, this is definitely a must-go event!

再有另一個 Post Rock 演唱會的消息 — sleepmakeswaves 於四月來港作首次演出。如果你喜歡 This Will Destroy YouGod Is An Astronaut,絕對不要錯過!

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Supporting 共演樂隊: Smoke In Half Note
Date 日期: 23 April 2015
Time 時間: 8:30PM
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Ticket 票價: $180(Advance) $200(Door) $160*(Student) at ticketflap.com

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[GIG UPDATE] Truth Corroded Tour Poster For Supporting Suffocation in Asia

Truth Corroded has also released their tour poster for the upcoming Asia tour as supporting act for Suffocation.

除了官方活動宣傳海報外,Truth Corroded 也發布了下月為 Suffocation 作暖場嘉賓的亞洲之行巡演海報。

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Suffocation – Despite The World Asia Tour- Live In Hong Kong

Supporting 共演樂隊: Truth Corroded (Australia), Dismembered (Hong Kong)
Date 日期: 24th April 2015
Time 時間: 8:30PM
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Ticket 票價: $300(Advance) $380(Door) at ticketflap.com

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[NEWS] All Time Low – Kids In The Dark

American pop-rock band All Time Low, who has performed in Hong Kong in 2013, reveals new video Kids In The Dark, off their upcoming album Future Hearts. The album will be out on 7 April.

13年曾在香港演出的美國流行搖滾樂隊 All Time Low 發佈充滿正能的新視頻 Kids In The Dark。歌曲將收錄於4月7日出版的新專輯 Future Hearts。

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[NEWS] While She Sleeps – Our Legacy

Yet there’s another band who has toured in Hong Kong drops a new video this week. British metalcore outfits While She Sleeps released new video for single – Our Legacy – which features clips filmed in the band’s high school. The track will be included in their next album Brainwashed, due out 24 March.

還有另一個曾來港巡演的樂隊在本週推出新視頻。英國 metalcore 樂團 While She Sleeps 剛分享了將收錄在3月24日出版的新專輯 Brainwashed 的 Our Legacy 音樂錄象,有部分片段更是於成員曾就讀的高中拍攝。

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[NEWS] OK Go Video For Chinese Furniture Shop

OK Go are always famous for their low-tech but extremely creative videos. This time the band is hired by a Chinese furniture company for their advertisement. Check out the video HERE.

OK Go 以極有娛樂性的創意音樂視頻而聞名,這次他們為一家中國家具公司拍攝廣告。有興趣的樂迷可於這個連結收看。

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[NEWS] AWOLNATION – Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)

Critically-acclaimed American electronic rock band AWOLNATION release second album Run today. If you love their global anthem Sail, their new single Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf) is going to prove they are more than a one-hit wonder.

廣受好評的美國電子搖滾樂隊 AWOLNATION 今天發行第二張專輯 Run。如果你喜愛他們全球大熱的歌曲,新單曲 Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf) 將證明自己的才華並非只是曇花一現。

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[NEWS] Guitarist Chris Rubey Quits The Devil Wears Prada

Upon the announcement of their upcoming concept EP Space, The Devil Wears Prada also reveal they have parted company with co-founding guitarist Chris Rubey. According to TDWP “At the end of October Chris decided it was time to stay home and be with his wife and daughter. We’re happy to say that parting ways couldn’t have been more amicable – we understand and wish him the very best.”

The Devil Wears Prada 在宣布即將推出的概念EP Space 的同時,他們亦透露創團成員兼結他 Chris Rubey 已離隊。據 TDWP 所述:「Chris 在十月底決定日後花更多時間在家庭上與妻子和女兒相處。很興幸這次說再見是很和平的 — 我們非常理解他的決定,並會送上祝福。」

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[THROWBACK THURSDAY] Cradle of Filth – Nymphetamine

Let’s have a little throwback of Cradle of Filth’s Nymphetamine. 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.

Sick and weak from my condition
This lust, a vampyric addiction
To her alone in full submission
None better
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本週星期四,我們特別挑選了 Cradle of Filth 的歌曲 Nymphetamine 作回顧。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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