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 Overseas Features – Part 4 – Alternative Press Presents: Hold On Pain Ends Tour (NYC)
The Color Morale + Vanna + Slaves + Alive Like Me
<海外報導特集> 第四章:Hold On Pain Ends Tour 紐約站

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If sincerity had a band name, this night it would be called The Color Morale. No matter if you are a post-hardcore / metalcore fan or not, we highly recommend this band to you because you’ll sure be touched by their affinity for life, faith and solicitousness… Unlike many metalcore newcomers, they don’t have the fully-tattooed, sugar-coated image but choose to present themselves in a very down-to-earth way. As the headliner of this Hold On Pain Ends Tour, The Color Morale have put out an absolutely sensational show at Gramercy Theater with Slaves, Alive Like Me and Vanna who has elevated the show in an imposing presence.

如果真誠是一個樂隊名字,這晚它會被稱為 The Color Morale。不管你是否後硬核/金屬核樂迷,我們強烈推薦TCM 給你,因為你肯定會被他們對人生、信念和世界哲學觀的熱情所感動。與許多金屬核樂團不同,他們沒有刻意的全身刺青和糖衣形象,反而選擇腳踏實地以實事求是的態度以音樂示人。作為此 Hold On Pain Ends Tour 巡演的領軍人物,The Color Morale 在紐約 Gramercy Theater 一站中絕對獻上令人印象深刻的演出,他們與共演樂團 Slaves (前 Emarosa, Dance Gavin Dance 主唱 Jonny Craig 為首)、Alive Like Me 以及為非常出眾的 Vanna 一同創造非常難忘的音樂會。

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[SPRING GIVEAWAY 春季抽獎] All Time Low – Future Hearts CD


In case you missed it, Hopeless Records is guving away free gifts to our readers! Check out the link below for details!

如果你錯過了,Hopeless Records 聯同我們送出 All Time Low 樂團周邊商品。詳情可參閱下面連結。

Simply LIKE and SHARE this poster and stands a chance to win this striking album for your summer.


Special Thanks 特別鳴謝: Hopeless Records

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[GIG NEWS] OK Go – Live in Hong Kong

OK Go is famous for their low-tech but extremely creative videos. Will the boys bring any element of surprise to Hong Kong in live?

OK Go 以極有娛樂性的創意音樂視頻而聞名,他們將在七月來港,不知會否帶來特別視覺效果一同演出?

OK Go – Live in Hong Kong
Date 日期: 24 July 2015
Venue 地點: Music Zone, KITEC
Ticket 票價: $450 at ticketflap.com

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[NEWS] Linkin Park China Tour 2015

Linkin Park announce 5 stadium tour in China this summer. Unfortunately Hong Kong fans will have to take a short trip to Shenzhen for the nearest show.

Linkin Park 將於七月舉行五場大型演唱會。可惜香港的樂迷最接近要到深圳才能欣賞到LP演出了。

July 17 Nanjing – Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Stadium
July 19 Shenzhen – CR Shenzhen Bay Sports Center Stadium
July 22 Shanghai – Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium
July 24 Chongqing – Chongqing Olympic Sports Center Stadium
July 26 Beijing – Beijing Workers’ Stadium

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[GIG NEWS] Machine Head – Live in Taiwan

Just received this exciting news! Metal titans Machine Heads is going to Taiwan in July!

剛剛收到這個海報,台灣金屬朋友作好準備迎接 Machine Head 機械頭的降臨吧!

Date 日期: 10 Jul 2015
Time 時間: 7:00 p.m.
Venue 地點: 花漾 Hana 展演空間 (原 Y17 青少年育樂中心)
Ticket 票價: TWD $3500, $2200, $1500

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[NEWS]Did FFDP Break Up On Stage? Five Finger Death Punch 突然在台上解散?

Five Finger Death Punch is known for their troublesome actions and reckless speech. And now they took the drama to the next step up. The band was performing in Memphis and the whole band walked off the stage, leaving frontman Ivan Moody behind. Here’s what happened according to one of the audience “Ivan held up Jeremy’s book and asked the fans if they had this FFDP book. Then, still mic’d seemingly unknowingly, said “That I had nothing to do with”, directed at Jeremy. Jeremy then threw his sticks and walked off stage, and the band shortly followed. Ivan talked for a minute, threw his mic, and marched off. A few minutes later, Ivan came back, rambled and talked to the fans, and attempted to play around on Jeremy’s drumkit, trying to lead a song rather weakly. Jeremy and the rest of the band came back and played a song while sounding completely out of step with each other, while Ivan stayed really close to Jeremy, seeming to talk shit to him. Everyone left again, Ivan threw the mic again. This routine repeated a couple more times until they just ran out of stage time and walked off stage, not to return. As a whole, looked like Ivan was being a dick.”

However, Ivan Moody and drummer Jeremy Spencer tried to explain the meltdown the following days together with a new song and blamed it for “technical problem” Do you buy it?

Five Finger Death Punch一向麻煩多多,又經常發表魯莽言論。然而他們走了更戲劇性的一步。在孟菲斯表演時,整個樂隊突然離開舞台剩下主唱Ivan Moody,以致演唱會中結。下面是一名觀眾描述發生經過:「Ivan 舉起鼓手Jeremy的書並問樂迷有否看過這有關FFDP著作。然後喃喃自語說道:『我沒有任何參與 (的書) 。』矛頭直指 Jeremy Spencer 獨自出版關於樂團的書。Jeremy 憤然拋下鼓棍離台,其他隊員不久也緊隨其後。Ivan Moody 與觀眾閒聊了一分鐘,放下麥克風大步離開。幾分鐘後,Ivan又回來跟在埸人士聊天,又試圖把玩Jeremy 的鼓組,試圖收復失地。所有樂隊成員重新上台勉強完成一首毫不合拍的歌曲。然而Ivan再次走近Jeremy,似乎責怪他的行為。所有人再次離開,Ivan Moody 則亦再次扔掉麥克風。這個程序重複多次,最終剩下Ivan一人,讓他看起來像一個混蛋。」

不過,在消息瘋傳一晚後,Ivan Moody 和Jeremy Spencer 翌日試圖解釋台上崩潰的原因為「技術問題」,更發表一首新歌,你又相信真與技術有關嗎?

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[NEWS] U2 Busking In The Subway

有時候在平凡的一天,你會有幸在地下鐵看到U2! 本星期三,Bono和隊友在繁忙的紐約鐵路站作快閃街頭演出。

On an ordinary day, sometimes you are lucky enough to see U2 performing in the subway station. Bono & co. were caught in NYC busking during rush hour in Wednesday.

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[NEWS] Arch Enemy – Stolen Life

Arch Emery who has just performed in Hong Kong in March has released video “Stolen Life”. You can hear the alternative version of the track with new guitarist Jeff Loomis who “adds some new fire to the song” according to founding member Michael Amott. The live footage in the video was filmed in their recent Latin America tour.

剛剛在三月來港付的 Arch Emery 發布新視頻 Stolen Life,結他手 Michael Amott 表示新成員 Jeff Loomis 在這版本「為原曲增加了火花。」視頻中的現場片段攝於樂團最近的拉丁美洲巡演。

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[NEWS] Agnostic Front – Never Walk Alone

Our favourite hardcore legends, New York’s very own Agnostic Front have dropped a new music video “Never Walk Alone” featuring some intense live clips off their new album The American Dream Died released last month. Feel the power!

我們很喜歡的紐約硬派傳奇 Agnostic Front 發布新的音樂錄影 Never Walk Alone,拍攝了他們熱血沸騰的現場片段。作品收錄在上個月推出的新專輯 The American Dream Died。快來感受一下他們的現場張力吧!

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[NEWS] Just Like Gentlemen “Whorecrux” Music Video

Melodic Metalcore band Just Like Gentlemen have released their “Whorecrux” music video from their new album Asylum. The album also features a guest appearance by Pablo Viveros of Chelsea Grin on their track “Held In Contempt.”

Vocalist Caige Hall expressed “Asylum is a very dark, very intense album about being trapped in your own mind. Each song is about real events and the consuming thoughts and emotions that came along with them. There are no filters or censors on what you feel, and that’s what we tried to capture with this album.”

旋律金屬核樂隊 Just Like Gentlemen發布 Whorecrux 音樂錄影帶,亦成功邀請 Chelsea Grin 的 Pablo Viveros 參與新專輯 Asylum 中 Held In Contempt一曲。主唱 Caige 介紹專輯說:「 Asylum 是關於被困在自己內心的陰暗面,很張很緊湊的專輯。每首歌曲講述的都是真實故事和隨之而來侵蝕自我的思緒。人的感覺從不會先被過濾或審查才讓你感受,而這正是我們試圖在此這張專輯捕捉的。 」

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[NEWS] Young and Heartless – Desk Rot

Young and Heartless announced they have signed to Hopeless Records. Along with the news, the band will re-issue their debut album, The Pull Of Gravity, through Hopeless Records and have released a new music video for the song, “Desk Rot”. On signing to the label, Young and Heartless said in a joint statement, “Dear friends, We are pleased to announce that we are signing to Hopeless Records. We probably won’t screw this up. Thank you everyone for your unending support. See you on the flip side.”

Young and Heartless 今天宣布加盟Hopeless Records,與All Time LowWe Are The In Crowd 等成為同門。樂隊隨即表示會重新發行他們被受讚賞的首張專輯The Pull Of Gravity,並為其中一曲 Desk Rot 發布新視頻。樂團打趣地說:「親愛的朋友們,我們很高興地宣布正式與Hopeless Record簽約。我們可能不會搞砸這機會的。謝謝大家的支持。」

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However, you don’t have to wait till summer for Anti-Flag’s new album American Spring! Yes, it’s will be out on May 26!

全球各個音樂節快將舉行了,但你不需要等到夏季才聽到 Anti-Flag 的新專輯,因為 American Spring 大碟在5月26日就會推出市面!

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Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA) – 

Beastie Boys’ MCA lost the battle to cancer 3 years ago today. One of the best musician of bringing punk, rock and hip hop together. Though he’s best-known as the creative force in Beastie Boys, he is also a talented film director and human rights activist.

Beastie Boys 的MCA於3年前的今天被癌症打敗了。他與隊友成功把朋克、搖滾和嘻哈元素結合,製作不少音樂史上的經典。大部份人只知他是 Beastie Boys 的靈魂人物,其實他也是一個導演和人權活動分子。

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Parenting done right! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY rock moms and moms with rock sons!