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[現場回顧 Live Review] Warbringer – Live in Hong Kong

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…Despite the stage is very tight to fit five performers, each member still tries to make as much connection as possible – duo guitar, trio guitar and even with the vocalist joins in with an AIR GUITAR! It’s definitely pleasure to hear and to see as well. It’s very easy to notice the band is having fun themselves. They love what they do and seem to love to be in Hong Kong again… Another surprise comes when supporting band Charm Charm Pig finish their warm-up performance, Warbringer and the band’s members bring out a birthday cake for their guitarist who is known as a diehard Warbringer fan! … By the end of the night, everyone leaves the room with sweat-soaked black t-shirt, bruises on the body, echoes linger in your ears and another unforgettable live concert experience.

……雖然五人站在台上感覺很點狹窄,但各人仍然盡可能作交流 — 結他二重奏、三重奏,甚至主唱 John 也以空氣結他加盟,令觀眾目不轉睛。你會察覺到樂團成員也樂在其中,他們似乎很享受現場表演,亦為香港朋友們的熱情而感到欣喜…… 該晚的另一個驚喜可算是當暖場嘉賓 慘慘豬 CharmCharmChu 完成表演後,其樂隊成員和 Warbringer 上台一同向他們的結他手送上生日蛋糕。據 Warbringer 所述,那男生是他們的死忠樂迷啊!最後在場每個人都帶著另一個難忘的演唱會回憶、汗水浸濕的黑色T-shirt、mosh pit 導致的瘀痕、縈繞的鞭金迴聲離開會埸。

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[現場回顧 Live Review] Adept – Live in Hong Kong

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… Speaking of stage presence, the group seem to have a power bank plugged on their back. No matter if it’s a calmer song or the heavy ones, they prefer to have their feet in the air. The higher they jump, the harder the crowd bang their heads… Some audience yearn for a sip of beer and frontman Robert Ljung hands a can to the one that shouts the loudest. He express sincerely “We used to practice at the backyard of Jerry’s house with some friends. Now we have no friends but we have a band!”

…… 說到舞台表現,各成員就像一直插着電源般,無論歌曲節奏是激昂或是平穩,他們總喜歡淩空展現身手。樂團跳得越高,樂迷越盡力搖頭和應…… 觀眾高呼希望可以分享一口啤酒,主唱 Robert Ljung 立即給叫喊得最響亮的樂迷遞上一整罐。他又誠懇地表示:「從前我們與一些朋友在(結他手)Jerry 家的後院來練習。現在我們沒有朋友,但多了一個樂隊!」

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[GIG NEWS] The Iron Maidens – Live in Hong Kong

The all-female Iron Maiden tribute band, The Iron Maidens, coming to Asia in June. Details to be announced.

全女班 Iron Maiden 致敬樂隊 The Iron Maidens 將於六月來到亞洲。詳情有待公佈。

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[NEWS] Another Teaser of The Return of Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin release another lyric teaser Failure from their comeback album Dark Before Dawn. 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 Benjamin Burnley as vocalist, with only Burnley remains as the only original member.

Alternative Rock / Hard Rock 樂團 Breaking Benjamin 再於Facebook發布有關新專輯 Dark Before Dawn 中 Failure 預告視頻。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,只有主唱 Benjamin Burnley 是樂團唯一原有成員。

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[NEWS] Twisted Sister Drummer Died At 55

80’s glam legends Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 55 while touring with Adrenaline Mob on March 20.

80年代 glam rock 樂團 Twisted Sister 鼓手 AJ Pero 3月20日與他的另一所屬樂團 Adrenaline Mob 巡演時懷疑心臟病發去世,享年55歲。

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[NEWS] Death Bassist Passed Away This Week

Scott Clendenin, former bassist from the well-known metal group DEATH, passed away yesterday. He has been battling for life-threatening illness for years. The 47-year-old musician stayed in Death from 1996 till frontman Chuck Schuldiner died of brain cancer in 2001.

前著名金屬樂團 Death 前低音結他手Scott Clendenin 於昨天去世,近年他一直與多種危疾病戰鬥。這位47歲的音樂人由1996年至主唱 Chuck Schuldiner 於2001年因腦癌逝世其間一直在 Death 負責低音結他部分。

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[NEWS] Gwar‘s Dave Brockie One Year Death Anniversary

Shocker rocker Dave Brockie a.k.a. Oderus Urungus from GWAR passed away because of overdose one year ago. This year is also GWAR’s 30th anniversary and the band has announced details about their annual event GWAR-B-Q held in their hometown Virginia.

R.I.P. our fellow beloved rockers.

以誇張異獸造型見稱、Gwar的主將 Dave Brockie (又名Oderus Urungus)去年今日因服用過量藥物身亡。今年適逢是Gwar 的30週年紀念,樂隊宣布在他們家鄉弗吉尼亞州舉行的年度盛會GWAR-B-Q的詳情 。

願我們敬愛的搖滾樂手安息。

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[NEWS] Carcass Banned From Malaysia

Just when Carcass is banned from Malaysia because if their lyrical content, we believe some Carcass can actually make you feel better on a gloomy day. You can read the band’s original statement below.

Carcass 昨日宣布馬來西亞政府因他們的歌詞內容禁止樂團在境內表演。但我們相信 Carcass 的音樂可以為陰沉的天氣增添一點色彩。你可以在下面閱讀樂隊的公告。

Carcass’s Facebook Statement:
“Sorry Malaysia, no show for you guys in May. Seems like your government officials still haven’t updated their calendars to the 21st century – we’ve had our visas declined on the basis of our ‘lyrical content.’ Laughable and embarrassing. Give us a call when you get yourselves a sensible secular state. PS if you’re reading this you’re too late, we already ‘corrupted’ your youth and played Kuching last year!”

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[THROWBACK THURSDAY] What’s your life-changing concert experience?

Punk rock vets The Bouncing Souls couldn’t have said it better.

I’ve never been the same since that first show
I close my eyes and let myself go
To a place I’m never alone or scared
Somehow I had a reason a reason to care
I get so lost in it

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