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★ 3rd Annual Overseas Features 年度海外特集 ★

Every year our team will choose some notable events and rising musicians to be introduced in our Overseas Features. This year, not only there’ll be Concert Review and Interview, we’ll also bring you Free Merchandise and an exclusive view of a highly-anticipated Album Release Party.

*Special thanks to our dear old friends and new collaborators who help us to make it happen.

每年我們的團隊都會挑選一些值得介紹的演出和冒起的樂團在<年度海外特集>中分享。隨了追訪大小演唱會和進行專訪外,今年還有免費的樂隊商品送給大家,更會獨家直擊報導一個備受注目的專輯發佈會。

*在此特別感謝當中幫忙的老朋友和新成員。

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[GIG UPDATE] We Came As Romans – Live in Hong Kong

We Came As Romans made an official announcement of their upcoming Asia Tour. While you’re waiting for the ticketing details, you can check out our Annual Overseas Features of the band’s US tour in 2014.

We Came As Romans 正式公佈五月的亞洲之旅,購票詳情將在稍後公佈。同時你可以在此連結閱讀我們去年 <年度海外特集> 中 WCAR 美國巡演的獨家報導。

May 20 – Singapore
May 22 – Hong Kong
May 24 – Taipei
May 25 – Bangkok

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[GIG NEWS] Hillsong Worship – No Other Name Tour

Christian rock band Hillsong Worship is coming to Hong Kong in April. If you like Imagine Dragon or Switchfoot (who also inspired by Christian belief), be sure to check out this event.

基督搖滾樂隊 Hillsong Worship 於四月來港。如果你喜歡同樣以宗教信念為靈感的 Imagine DragonsSwitchfoot,不要錯過這個演唱會。

Date 日期: 22 April 2015
Time 時間: 7:00PM
Venue 地點: Asia World Expo Arena
Ticket 票價: $380, $580 at hkticketing.com

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[NEWS] Beijing’s 330 Metal Fest Shut Down by Police

China’s 330 Metal Fest was shut down at Tango Beijing due to “overcrowding” this weekend. According to Beijinger, “it seems festivals and concerts are apparently the theme of this season’s crackdowns as any sort of event that invites moderately large crowds is now at risk of being tampered with.” Our local metal kings Evocation was also set to perform in the festival. No official statement has been released from the government yet.

An attendee describes the incidence “Progression was like this– 1. The Samans stop playing suddenly after their first song. 2. They lock us in the room to keep the police from coming in and seeing how many people were in there. 3. The police come in and say there were only allowed to be 600 people and we were well over that. 4. 330 guys ask everyone to go outside and come back at 7PM (~1.5 hours later). 5. Everyone lines up and waits for 30 mins to go back in. 6. The police say still too many people, Mr. Kou gets on stage and announces the event is cancelled and apologizes (it was so sad), the fans awesomely cheer for him in complete solidarity. 7. A few of the bands including Crack and the headlining Mothman announce they’re going to play at 13 Club at 10:30, many fans follow, and the police warn they will be checking 13 club at midnight. Mr. Kou and Jiake arrested by police, Kou gives updates via weibo.”

在北京舉行的330金屬音樂節演出期間因「人數過多」被中斷。據Beijinger 報導:「看來近日(政府)打擊如音樂會等的中、大型活動已成為一種風氣。」香港的金屬強隊 Evocation HK 招魂 也預定在本次音樂節演出。政府暫時還沒有發放官方聲明。

一位參與者描述發生經過。

1. Samans 第一首歌後突然中繼表演
2. 他們把到場人士鎖在房裡,好讓警察可進來查看到有多少人在那裡。
3. 警察進來說場地只允許600人,我們都遠遠超過了那數目。
4. 330音樂節的工作人員請所有人到外面,並在晚上7時回來,即約1至1.5小時後。
5. 每個人其後排隊再進入會場,需時約30分鐘。
6. 警方說當時仍有太多人,主辦上台宣布活動取消,並表示歉意,歌迷團結起來以示支持。
7. 有幾個樂隊,包括 Crack 和壓軸的 Massacre Of Mothman 宣布他們將在10時半於 13 Club 繼續表演,很多樂迷立即跟隨,警察警告他們將在午夜檢查 13 Club,主辦通過微博表示被警察逮捕。“

Thanks  for the news!

(Photo from Nine Treasures, thanks Ben Johnjamin and Cool Ghoul for the news)

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[NEWS] All Time Low Tease New Song Tidal Waves Feat. Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus

All Time Low tease new song Tidal Waves off upcoming album Future Hearts. The teaser also featured guest vocalist Mark Hoppus from Blink 182. They have also collaborated before on All Time Low’s early hit Weightless in 2009. Stay tuned ATL fans and pop punk lovers, we’ll have some exclusive news about the band in the coming weeks.

All Time Low 發放收錄在新專輯 Future Hearts 的新歌 Tidal Waves 預告,片段當中包括作為此曲客席演唱、 Blink 182 的 Mark Hoppus。上一次合作要數到2009年的 Weightless 單曲。喜歡 ATL 及 Pop Punk 樂迷緊記關注我們的專頁,未來幾週將為大家帶來一些獨家新聞。

Get Future Hearts by All Time Low

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[NEWS] Lamb of God’s Chris Adler = New Megadeth Drummer

It’s official! Megadeth have confirmed in a puzzle game Lamb of God’s drummer Chris Adler will be joining the band for their next album. The band also uploaded a photo of a mysterious man in Megadeth shirt who believed to be Adler on their Facebook Page earlier. Play the puzzle here.

官方消息終於證實了! Megadeth 透過網頁上的小遊戲證實 Lamb of God 的鼓手 Chris Adler 將加入他們下一張專輯的製作團隊。樂隊早前在 Facebook 頁面還上傳了一個相信是 Chris 的神秘男子穿上 Megadeth 圖案上衣的照片。有興趣的樂迷可以在這裡玩剛才提到的拼圖。

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Happy birthday Evan McGregor, a.k.a. Curt Wild in Velvet Goldmine. The movie borrowed a huge reference from David Bowie-‘s concept album Ziggy Stardust. Even the movie’s name is a song written by Bowie.

Evan McGregor 生日快樂!Evan 於 Velvet Goldmine 中飾演搖滾明星 Curt Wild。影片借用很多 David Bowie 概念專輯 Ziggy Stardust 的意念作參考,就連電影的名字也是 Bowie 撰寫的歌曲。

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[THROWBACK THURSDAY] The Used – Live in Chicago

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文字回顧 Concert Review

… The Used occupy the stage with a stack of vintage TV shape lighting, creating a theatrical backdrop for their vital performance. Coming out in excessive smoke and crimson light, frontman Bert McCracken screams with full confidence while enjoys the cheering from the crowd. His emo-ish look is totally gone without a trace and replaced by the groomed look with side shaved hair and street-chic outfits. His over-the-top speech like “Fuck Jesus… drugs is the best thing in the world… “ cause the audience either to jump higher or to roll their eyes harder. Wether you buy what he says or not, you’ll be impressed by their live version of A Box Full of Shape Objects, which McCracken called it as “the best song we have ever written”, with a special intro sampling of Smells Like Teens Spirit by Nirvana and outro of Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine. (Note: Bert McCracken is wearing a “Freedom For Gaza” t-shirt to express his political standpoint)

…… The Used 在舞台上放置了一堆懷舊電視造型燈光,為他們充滿活力的演出製造了特別的舞台背景。主唱 Bert McCracken 在厚厚白煙和赤紅燈光中信心十足步往前台,接受人群的歡呼聲。Bert 舊日充滿Emo 感的外型消失無踪,取而代之是走街頭時尚風的打扮和髮型。他的爭議性言論,如「他媽的耶穌…… 藥物是世上最好的東西……」引起觀眾嘩然。他們有些聽後表現得非常雀躍,相反有不少人立即反一下白眼。無論您讚同他的意見與否,你必會喜愛A Box Full of Shape Objects 的特別現場版本,當中加入了 Nirvana 的Smells Like Teens Spirit 作前奏及 Rage Against The Machine 的Killing In The Name 作結尾。Bert 更稱其為 「這是我們寫過最好的歌!」 (注:Bert McCracken穿上 Freedom For Gaza 的上衣來表達自己的政治立場)

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April Fool’s joke If you have to ask, you don’t get it 

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