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踏入七月代表Dinosaur Journal正式成立兩週年!感謝所有讀者、活動主辦、唱片公司、合作夥伴及團隊中各成員,即使知道我們不能帶來任何金錢回報仍不斷給予支持。在未來一年,我們會給您帶來更多獨家報導和贈送活動。See you all in the pit \m/

We are thrilled to celebrate our 2nd anniversary in July. Thank you for our readers, event organizers, record labels, collaborators and contributors, even when you know we are not making any profits out of it. In the upcoming year, we will have more exclusive features, news and giveaways for you. See you all in the pit \m/

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[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] OK Go – 亞洲瘋狂之旅 “Crazier Is Crazy In Asia!”

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OK Go 香港演唱會舉行在即,我們特意與身兼主唱和低音結他手的Tim Nordwind進行專訪,談談亞洲文化對他們的影響、保持創意的心得及音樂理念。

對於與日本少女組合 Perfume (パフューム) 和亞洲合作者的特別企劃,OK Go 説:「⋯⋯ 在亞洲工作,周圍也是靈感,因為這裏的文化與美國非常不同,有很多創新技術,工作人員亦非常注重細節。我看到即使是非常簡單的想法,也可以轉化成美麗和獨特的產物,令我印象非常深刻。在亞洲地區,瘋狂變得更瘋狂,唯美變得更美麗,創意變得更有創造力⋯⋯」

Upon OK Go’s upcoming concert in Hong Kong this month, we spoke to the crazy-mind behind, Tim Nordwind, OK Go’s vocalist / bassist, about their view on Asian culture, creativity and emotion.

When we asked Nordwind about how Asian collaborators affect OK Go’s creation, the band expressed “… There is so much innovation and respect for technology in Asia. And so much attention to detail. I’m very impressed with how often I see very simple ideas pulled off in incredibly beautiful and unique ways. Crazy is crazier in Asia. Beauty is much more beautiful. And I find that creativity in Asia is just, well, much more creative…”

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本週最多人談論的必定是周末舉行的Glastonbury音樂節,以下三個片段記錄了幾個最窩心的時刻。

We have picked three of the best moments of Glastonbury Festival this year. (No, we will not talk about Kanye West, no,no,no! )

[GLASTONBURY HIGHLIGHT] The Libertines

Indie Rock代表人物、主將 Pete Doherty 戒毒後鋒芒比太陽更刺眼喔!表演中當然不乏招牌式與結他手 Carl Barât 頭貼頭合唱埸面!

Don’t Look Back Into The Sun? Frontman Pete Doherty shines brighter than the sun! You’ll see everything you miss about The Libertines – Dance,laugh and of course duo singing with Carl Barat!

[GLASTONBURY HIGHLIGHT] Florence + The Machine

Foo Fighters 因 Dave Grohl 在瑞典演出時摔斷腿而臨時退出,主辨於音樂節兩週前臨時找以另類搖滾女神 Florence Welch 為首的 Florence and The Machine 作壓軸演出替補。你又滿意他們的表現嗎?

As the replacement for Foo Fighters, who pulled out the headline spot two weeks before Glastonbury due to Dave Grohl’s accident in Sweden, Florence and The Machine rocked it with alternative rock anthems and Florence Welch’s undefeatable vocal.

[GLASTONBURY HIGHLIGHT] Patti Smith Celebrate With Dalai Lama For His Birthday

其中一個最意想不到、罪窩心的時刻要數到朋克教母Patti Smith邀請達賴喇嘛上台與他慶祝80歲生辰。達賴更發表了一個簡短的啟蒙分享。

One of the most unexpected and heart-warming moment during Glastonbury Festival must be Godmother of Punk Patti Smith invited Dalai Lama on stage, celebrate his 80th birthday and of course, Dalai’s enlightened speech.

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[NEW NOISE] The Wonder Years – Cardinals

眾所周知來自美國的 The Wonder Years 喜愛以深層次、述說人生遭遇的歌詞配合流行朋克曲調。樂團發布新視頻 Cardinals,並會收錄在9月4日出版的第五張專輯No Closer To Heaven,如果你在以下網址購買的話(www.thewonderyearsband.com ),他們更會端出相等於八港元予以下其中一個慈善機構—— The Herren Project , Puppies Behind Bars, After-School All-StarsFuture Without Violence。喜歡內容較認真的流行朋克的樂迷看看會否喜歡The Wonder Years吧!

American pop punk band The Wonder Years release new video “Cardinals”. The band is known for their lyrical depth in the songs. So if you’re the kind of fans who also look into heartfelt messages underneath the melody, give it a listen!

It’s worth to note if you purchase their album, No Closer To Heaven (released on September 4) at www.thewonderyearsband.com/ , the band will donate one dollar for each record to one of these four charities – The Herren Project, Puppies Behind Bars, After-School All-Stars and Futures Without Violence.

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[NEWS] Lamb of God – Overlord

Lamb of God 今天發佈新曲視頻 Overlord,那緩慢節拍、清聲腔調和令人聯想到Metallica曲風的結構,帶點新鮮又帶點熟悉。你又覺得如何呢?

有興趣的樂迷可於7月24日購買樂團的新專輯VII: Sturm Und Drang作仔細分析。

Lamb of God released video “Overlord” from upcoming album “VII: Sturm Und Drang”,which will be released on July 24 . What do you think about this slow-tempo, clean vocal-fused, Metallica-ish new track?

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[NEWS] Soulfly – We Sold Our Souls To Metal

一語道出金屬樂迷的心聲——We Sold Our Souls To Metal。Soulfly發佈新歌唱視頻,大聲高唱把靈魂賣給金屬搖滾。歌曲收錄在樂團第十張專輯Archangel,主將Max Cavalera表示:「我很驕傲Soulfly可以發表第十張專大碟,這是我們繼Prophecy後最神秘的作品。邀請客席合作嘉賓一直是Soulfly的標誌,Archangel也一樣如此!很希望可以盡快與全球樂迷一起在現場分享這個專集!」

Soulfly have released a new lyric video for We Sold Our Souls To Metal. The track comes from their tenth studio album, Archangel.

”I am so proud to be releasing SOULFLY’s tenth album,” founder/vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera stated. “I feel it is my most mystic album since »Prophecy«. The guest collaborations have always been a trademark of SOULFLY and Archangel is no different! We can’t wait to play this live for the worldwide tribe!”

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[NEWS] Memphis May Fire – Stay The Course

“I’m not a product of mistake // The life of mine is no coincidence!”

Memphis May Fire 的歌曲不時流露正能量,本星期他們發布新視頻Stay the Course,內容充滿推動力,指出沒有人是錯誤的產物,更不會是巧合而生。我曲將收錄在重新推出的Unconditional專輯內。

Who wants a shot of adrenaline? Memphis May Fire debuted video for a motivative track “Stay the Course,” taken off the re-release version of “Unconditional”. It is expected to be available on July 17.

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[NEWS] Bullet for My Valentine – You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War)

Bullet For My Valentine宣傳照再沒有Jason James了⋯⋯ 樂團今天發表新視頻 You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War),歌曲將收錄在8月14日推出的新專輯Venom。

Bullet For My Valentine revealed new video “You Want A Battle? (Here’s a War)”. The song features on their new album, ‘Venom’, which is out August 14 on RCA Records. Their upcoming shows will be the first tour since they parted with longtime bassist Jason James.

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[NEWS] The Libertines – Gunga Din

上面介紹過The Libertines週末在Glastonbury音樂節的精彩表演,樂團本週首播新視頻Gunga Din,並會收錄於9月4日推出的新專輯Anthems For Doomed Youth。

After the amazing comeback appearance in Glastonbury Festival last week, The Libertines released new video Gunga Din this week, which will be included in upcoming album Anthems For Doomed Youth (Septemebr 4).

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[FLASHBACK] Jim Morrison Died 44 Years Ago

殿堂搖滾樂團 The Doors 主唱 Jim Morrison 逝世44年。Jim 1971年7月3日被發現死於一巴黎酒店的浴缸中,官方公佈死因為心臟病發,盛傳與吸食海洛因過量有關。作為歌手、音樂人和詩人,Jim在文化界的影響非常深遠,時至今日,仍到處可見 Jim 和 The Doors 的足跡。

Jim Morrison, frontman of The Doors, American singer, songwriter and poet, was found dead in a bathtub in Paris on July 3, 1971. The cause of death was given as a heart attack, which probably related to an accidental heroin overdose.

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[FLASHBACK] Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A.

每年美國國慶日 (即本週六)各大媒體總會播放人稱 The Boss 的 Bruce Springsteen 經典作 Born In The U.S.A.。歌詞雖然充滿愛國之情,但字裡行間不經意流露著士兵在戰後的辛酸。此曲亦為全美在國慶日最多人播放的歌曲。

Happy Forth of July! According to data released Thursday, Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 hit Born in the USA is the top July 4 song In 42 states and the District of Columbia.

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[FLASHBACK] The Cure – Friday I’m in Love

當Robert Smith創作此曲時潛意式以為自己盜取了別人的作品,四處給別人試聽,希望尋找原作人,最後他當然發現自己才是作曲的人,更配上每週對星期五的期待的歌詞。

Do you know when Robert Smith wrote the song, he became paranoid that he believed the melody was written by someone else. So he called everyone he could think of and played the song for them, asking if they heard it before. It turned out it was indeed his creation.

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[FLASHBACK] Walkman™

年輕的樂迷可能未曾用過Walkman,但可知這個長方盒在音樂史上可影響深遠喔!30年前的今天(1979年!), Sony 推出了稱為 Walkman™ 的便攜式錄音帶播放器,鋪設往後日子在音樂市場領導者之位。他們在錄音帶、CD和電子音樂銷售量超過3.85億,直到Apple的iPod等電子播放器出現,才打斷Sony的神話\。

Do you know 30 years ago today, in 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman™, 1st portable audio cassette player. They have sold over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD and digital file versions, and were the market leaders until the arrival of Apple’s iPod and other new digital devices.

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[METAL FUN] Heavy Metal Food Pyramid

讓本週在輕鬆和金屬食物中結束吧!有網友製作了一個「金屬食物金字塔」,把大家熟悉的金屬樂團名字變成食品,你又認出多少個?Machine Bread加少許Eggadeth也不錯啊!

Let’s end this week with some fun and metal-as-fuck food! A website turns all the famous metal band names into food reference – What about some Machine Bread and Eggadeth to fill your stomach?

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