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[LIVE REVIEW] We Came As Romans – Live in Hong Kong

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…This night’s headliner We Came As Romans storms the stage with oldie To Plant A Seed, immediately steams up the crowd. With six grown men occupying a narrow stage, it shows a bit of over-crowded especially for a band that’s known for their vigorous presence. No matter where you stand, you’ll have a band member playing right in front of you. Their extremely friendly gesture wins fans’ hearts in a glimpse – grinning wide, bouncing high, shaking hands, sharing mic, taking selfie and even a sit-and-sing session…

……主角 We Came As Romans 以舊曲 To Plant A Seed 旋風式為演出打開序幕,馬上把現場氣氛推至頂點。對於六個表演者、尤其以爆炸性現場表演見稱的樂團來說,這個舞台着實較為狹窄。儘管你站在會場的哪一邊,都會有一個樂隊成員站在你面前演奏。他們非常友善的表現很快贏得全場樂迷的心——燦爛笑容,跳躍特技,握手擊掌,分享麥克風,拿樂迷手機自拍,甚至坐在台邊一同合唱……

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[GIG NEWS] Muse – Live in Hong Kong

M-U-S-E-E-E-E-E! These British elites are coming back to Hong Kong in September. Time is running out! Get your tickets next week! (Monday: Presale / Tuesday: General). Other Asia Tour stops include Beijing (September 19), Shanghai (September 21) and Seoul (September 30).

M-U-S-E-E-E-E-E! 英倫搖滾精英 Muse 將於九月再次來港演出。Time is running out! 門票下週開始發售 (週一預售 / 週二公開發售)。其他亞洲巡演站包括北京 (9月19日),上海(9月21日)和首爾(9月30日)。

Muse – Live in Hong Kong
Date 日期: 28 September 2015
Time 時間: 8:00 p.m.
Venue 地點: AsiaWorld-Arena
Ticket 票價: $780 (All Standing) at hkticketing.com

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[GIG UPDATE] The Used – Live in Hong Kong

Survive Said The Prophet from Japan will open for The Used’s highly anticipated concert in Hong Kong!

來自日本的 Survive Said The Prophet 將擔任 The Used 備受期待的香港演唱會暖埸樂隊!

The Used – Live in Hong Kong
Supporting 暖埸樂隊: Survive Said The Prophet
Date 日期: 10 Aug 2015
Time 時間: 8:00 p.m.
Venue 地點: Music Zone, KITEC
Ticket 票價: $450(earlybird), $550(Adv), $650(Door) at ticketflap.com /Hidden Agenda

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[NEWS] Avenged Sevenfold “This Is Bat Country” DVD Trailer

Avenged Sevenfold launched new website plus trailer for their upcoming DVD This Is Bat Country”.

Avenged Sevenfold 在推出新網站同時發佈 This Is Bat Country DVD 預告。

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[NEWS] Five Finger Death Punch Melt Down Drama Continues

Remember Five Finger Death Punch’s meltdown drama on stage last month? (Read more here) While frontman Ivan Moody blamed “technical problems”, guitarist Jason Hook recently speaks out with Three Sides of the Coin that alcohol is the real “technical problems”.

He said “You can make it through an hour and twenty minutes with your problems waiting for you backstage. And what happened, in my estimation, was that, for whatever reason, Ivan decided to get shitfaced drunk — I’m probably not supposed to be talking about this — but he started to lose his temper onstage towards, basically, the rest of us, being the band. And, you know, there’s only so much of that we can handle. And he was upset with Jeremy (Spencer), the drummer, for something… Jeremy released a book, or I don’t know what the problem was… But, anyway, Jeremy decided that he had enough and he got up and left. Well, it’s hard to play a concert without the drummer.”

記得上月 Five Finger Death Punch 在台上「解散」的鬧劇嗎? (早前報導) 雖然主唱 Ivan Moody 翌日以「技術問題」為由解釋,但結他手 Jason Hook 最近在 Three Sides of the Coin 專訪中表示,酒精才是真正的「技術問題」!他說:「你可以選擇在一小時二十分鐘中控制你的問題。但無論出於什麼原因,Ivan 決定喝到大醉 —— 或許我不應該談論這點 —— 但他開始在台上向我們發脾氣,而我們亦只能忍受。他因對鼓手 Jeremy 岀版的書籍感到非常不滿(Ivan在台上首先與Jeremy開始吵㗎),我也不知道詳情…但不管怎樣,Jeremy 決定他受夠了,於是起身離台。事實上在沒有鼓手的情況下是很難完成演唱會的,因此只好中斷演唱會。」

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[NEWS] Asking Alexandria (With New Vocalist) – I Won’t Give In

Finally you can hear the new song from Asking Alexandria featuring their new vocalist, Denis Shaforostov, former member of Make Me Famous! The song is called “I Won’t Give In” The clip also gives you a brief introduction of their new frontman.

Asking Alexandria 終於發表與新主唱 Denis Shaforostov 合作的首支單曲 I Won’t Give In。Denis 是烏克蘭金屬核樂團 Make Me Famous 前成員,樂團亦借此片段向樂迷簡單介紹他。

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[NEWS] We Came As Romans – The World I Used To Know

We Came As Romans, who just did a killer show in Hong Kong last Saturday, premiere new song “The World I Used To Know” on Soundcloud today. The band told Kerrang Magazine “When we were younger, we had a youthful spirit that made us less fearful of the changing world around us. Even though we’ve lost that and are now more aware of the negativity in the world, we need to remember those days and view the world with a hopeful spirit.”

上週六在香港演出的 We Came As Romans 首播新歌 The World I Used To Know。樂隊在 Kerrang 雜誌介紹:「當我們年輕時,我們對不斷變化的世界有著天不怕、地不怕的勇氣。雖然這個感覺已經消失,加上生活使我們更意識到世上的負面情緒,但我們必需抓住它,以希望感受世界。」

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[NEWS] Yellowcard – California

Yellowcard premiered music video “California” from their latest album Lift a Sail released via Razor & Tie Records. During their concert in Hong Kong, vocalist Ryan Key expressed this song is dedicated to his wife and played an acoustic version with piano in live. The band will be on tour with New Found Glory and Tigers Jaw this summer.

Yellowcard 發佈專輯 Lift a Sail 中的音樂錄影 California。主唱 Ryan Key 在幾個月前的香港演唱會中以鋼琴自彈自唱此曲獻給他的妻子。樂隊將與 New Found GloryTigers Jaw 舉行巡演。

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[NEWS] Andy The Kid – The Island

Andy The Kid released a lyric video for his cover of Pendulum’s track “The Island” which features Aaron Nordstrom from alternative rock gang Gemini Syndrome on guest vocals. The track is from Andy’s new EP entitled “Linchpin”. The EP also also features your other hard rock guest performances from Chris Hall (Stabbing Westward), Jimmy Trigger (We Are the Riot), and Toby Rand (Juke Kartel).

Andy The Kid 發布與另類搖滾樂團 Gemini Syndrome 主將 Aaron Nordstrom 合作的新歌詞視頻 The Island。這曲收錄在新EP Linchpin 內,當中更收錄與其他硬搖樂手合奏作品,包括 Stabbing Westward 的 Chris Hall,We Are The Riot 的 Jimmy Trigger 和 Juke Kartel 的 Toby Rand 等。

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[NEWS] Symphony X – Nevermore

New Jersey’s progressive metal masters from Symphony X are set to release their 9th studio album called “Underworld” on July 24. Today, Symphony X reveals a lyric video for the track “Nevermore.” “This new one is about the song, really crafting each one on its own, to be as strong as it could be” says Michael Romeo, chief writer in the band. The album is recorded in The Dungeon, where is newly equipped with the latest in technology required to execute the band’s famous symphonic and orchestrated touches.

新澤西州前衛金屬猛將Symphony X 將於7月24日發布第九張錄音室專輯 Underworld。他們昨天率先上載音樂視頻 Nevermore。樂團形容:「這首新歌擁有非常強捍的骨幹!」專輯在配備了最新錄音設備的 The Dungeon 工作室製作,以高尖技術配合樂隊的著名交響樂元素。

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[NEWS] Memphis May Fire – My Generation

Memphis May Fire will release a deluxe edition of their latest album, Unconditional, on July 17. Together with new song “My Generation” and acoustic versions of “Beneath The Skin” and “Need To Be”.

Memphis May Fire 發佈新曲連歌詞視頻 My Generation。此曲將連同舊歌 Beneath The Skin 和 Need To Be 不插電特別版收錄在專輯 Unconditional 的豪華專集中。