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[GIG UPDATE] Dragonforce – Live in Hong Kong

Dragonforce 結他手Herman Li 李康敏的香港演唱會廣東話宣傳片!他的中文也真的很不錯!

Watch Dragonforce guitarist Herman Li’s Cantonese promo for their upcoming concert in Hong Kong this August.

Dragonforce – Live in Hong Kong
Date 日期: 30 Aug 2015
Time 時間: 8:30pm
Supporting Band 暖埸樂團: Mary’s Blood
Venue 地點: Music zone, KITEC
Ticket 票價: $480(adv), $580(walk-in)

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[NEWS] Damon Albarn Carried Off Stage 被抬離舞台

Blur 的 Damon Albarn 在Roskilde Festival演出時因超時演出仍拒絕中斷而被抬離舞台。當時Damon與其另一企劃 African Express 演出超過五小時直至凌晨四時,保安人員在Damon耳邊喃喃,但他大叫:「為何不能?他媽的!你們想聽更多嗎?」之後保安人員上台嘗試抬走他,Damon不停叫喊:「他媽的!」最後連咪高峰的聲音也被關掉。未知到時來講會否也會演唱直至四點呢?

Damon Albarn was carried off stage by security at Roskilde Festival this weekend after refusing to end his five hour set with his project African Express. At 4am, after five hours had passed, a security guard came over and said something to Albarn. He replied, “Why not? Fuck that. You want more, yeah?” Shortly afterwards, a second man came over to attempt to persuade Albarn to leave the stage. “Fuck that. Fuck what anyone says, you want more, we’re gonna give you more.”Shortly thereafter, his microphone was switched off and he was lifted up by his stage manager and carried off the stage.

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Blur – Live in Hong Kong 現場演唱會
Date 日期: July 22 (Wed)
Time 時間: 8:00 p.m.
Venue 地點: HKCEC (Hall 5BC)
Ticket 票價: $480, $680, $880, $1080 at hkticketing.com

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[NEWS] Facts About Metal Fans – Part 4: Metalheads Are Happy Adults With Less Regrets 金屬樂迷有較少的遺憾!

繼上月與大家分享金屬樂迷比其他人更快樂、更忠誠的調查後,昨日又有文章指出他們長大後更能適應社會,有較少的遺憾!

根據Humboldt State大學心理學家Tasha Howe所作的調查發現,金屬追隨者比其他音樂流派的樂迷有更愉快的青年時期,長大後更容易適應社會。Tasha解釋:「雖然金屬愛好者經常經歷充滿冒險的sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll生活。然而,『金屬追隨者』的身份成為保護他們的盾牌。儘管童年有何不快事件和壓力,他們卻有著更幸福快樂的少年時光,也有較少的遺憾。」

We have talked about why metalheads are happier and more loyal compared to other music fans last month, yet this week, according to the founding of Humboldt State University psychologist Tasha Howe, metalheads who took part in the study “were significantly happier in their youth, and better adjusted currently” compared to peers who were into other music. She says, “Metal enthusiasts did often experience traumatic and risky ‘sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll’ lives. However, the metalhead identity also served as a protective factor against negative outcomes.”

“Despite the challenges of adverse childhood events, and other stressful and risky events in their youth, they reported higher levels of youthful happiness. They were also less likely to have any regrets about things they had done in their youth.”

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[NEWS] Get Refund For Disappointing Concerts 不滿演唱會質素可獲得退款?

最近芬蘭的消費者委員會裁定參加傳奇搖滾/藍調音樂人Chuck Berry 演唱會的出席者因表演質素欠佳而獲得退款。88歲的Chuck 2013年在赫爾辛基的表演,主辦須向持票觀眾退回票價的50%。

根據YLE報導,負責人 Pauli Stahlberg強調裁決將作為退款先例,任由出席者因個人喜好而無理要求退還門票。他說:「這樣的控訴其實只是樂迷的主觀意見,我們仍認為這還不足以獲得退款。此判決只證明了一點——Chuck Berry這個演唱會是失敗的。」

In a recent ruling by Finland’s Consumer Disputes Board, concertgoers have been granted a refund for attending a subpar Chuck Berry concert.

The 88-year-old legend’s show took place in Helsinki in 2013, and was reportedly bad enough to grant anyone who attended a 50% refund from the organizers.

According to YLE reports, board chairman Pauli Stahlberg stressed that the ruling won’t allow any displeased concertgoer to just demand a refund for personally disliking the performance at hand.

He said, “Anyone seeking a ruling like this is always spurred by a subjective opinion, but that’s not enough to get a refund. What is significant is a generally agreed view that the concert was a failure, as it was in the Chuck Berry case.”

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[NEWS] Dave of Thrones?

早前曾報道 Foo Fighters 的主將 Dave Grohl 因摔下舞台而弄得腿骨斷裂,其後樂團更要取消部份歐洲巡演。休息兩個多星期後,Dave 決定再踏上舞台,並在以大受歡迎的遊戲/劇集 Game of Thrones為靈感的椅子上邊彈邊唱!試問搖滾界又有誰比得上 Dave Grohl 喔!

You should have heard that due to Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl’s leg injury in Sweden, the band was forced to cancel some shows in Europe. Now they guys are back with Grohl sitting in a Game-of-Thrones-inspired seat while rocking on his guitar!

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[NEWS] Kerry King Criticized Ghost‘s Music

Slayer 的Kerry King一向言論惹火,上週他公開批評近日備受矚目的同門 Ghost 的音樂:「我很喜愛Ghost的形象,但我他媽的討厭他們的音樂!作為朋友,我很喜愛他們,更曾一同巡演,但我真的忍受不了他們的音樂!我嘗試聆聽Ghost的CD,真的一點也不好,我還想『可能只是第一個歌曲這麼差勁』,怎料其他的也是一樣。我知道他們大受歡迎,成員也非常友善,但那真的不是我喜愛的音樂。」

其實……音樂也只是各花入各眼吧!

“Dude, I love the imagery… I love it,” King responded. “I just hate the fucking music. I like them [as people]. You know, they’ve been on many tours with us. I just… I can’t. And I tried. I wanna like ’em, and I can’t… (I put in their disc,) it wasn’t awesome. It wasn’t awesome for me. It wasn’t awesome for Gary either. I’m, like, ‘Well, maybe the first song sucks.’ And we went to the next one. It’s just not for me. I know GHOST is hugely popular, and I’m very happy for their popularity. And, like I said, [they’re] the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. It’s just not my music. And I’ve tried so hard.”

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[NEWS] BRING ME THE HORIZON Tease New Work

Bring Me The Horizon 近日以雨傘圖案暗示新作,昨天更在圖片下寫上類似歌詞和羅馬數字「XCVII.XCIX-VII.XX-XII.VII」。根據Alternative Press所估計,數字「97.99-7.20-12.7」是代表BBC電台第一台的頻率97.99,後面解作7月12日七時二十分,正正是Daniel P. Carter主持的音樂節目播放時間。

Bring Me The Horizon has teased new works with an umbrella image earlier this week. Yesterday the band uploaded an image on their social medias and wrote “XCVII.XCIX-VII.XX-XII.VII”. According to Alternative Press, it’s possible to get it translated as “97.99-7.20-12.7” – It’s being speculated that since BBC Radio 1’s frequency is 97.99, something will be happening this Sunday, July 12, at 7:20, which is during the Daniel P. Carter’s show will be airing.

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[NEWS] Miss May I – I.H.E.

趁週五分享更多年輕樂團的新作。Miss May I 剛推出新視頻I.H.E.,更被音樂評論以「使人不安」來形容。歌名I.H.E.其實是 I Hate Everyone 的縮寫,喜歡此曲的樂迷可以在8月7日起購買他們的新專輯Deathless。

Friday is for youth power! Miss May I has just released the new video for “I.H.E.” and it’s a “pretty disturbing clip” as described by the critics. Title “I.H.E.” stands for “I Hate Everyone”; the song is featured on the band’s upcoming album, Deathless, which will be out on August 7.

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[METAL FUN] Minions X Van Halen

想不到 Minions 也會彈 Van Halen 的Eruption!

Minions rocking Van Halen’s “Eruption”!

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[METAL FUN] LADYBABY – ニッポン饅頭

肯定讓你『WTF會心微笑』的4分鐘!Ladybaby是一個喜劇版本的 BABYMETAL,由一個長頭髮,穿裙子的鬍鬚西方男子和兩個年輕日本少女組成。按英文字幕所述,歌詞是關於日本文化和美食的…… 希望這個有趣視頻可讓你在快樂中渡過週三的下午。

4 minutes of fun guaranteed! A comedian version of Babymetal, a.k.a. Lady baby, comprised of a long-hair, bearded man and two young Japanese girls. According to the English subtitle, the song is about Japanese culture and food… Hope this fun clip can get you through the harsh mid-week afternoon.

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[FLASHBACK] Metallica – Master of Puppets

相信大部分金屬樂迷已經聽過 Master of Puppets 數百次。MOP是 Metallica 的第三張錄音室專輯,於1986年2月24日發行,當中包括多首Thrash Metal經典,如點題作Master of Puppets和Welcome Home (Sanitarium)等。

Metal fans have probably played the Master of Puppets album for a hundred times. MOP is the 3rd studio album by Metallica released on February 24, 1986. The album has produced a number of thrash metal classic including title track of the same name and Welcome Home (Sanitarium).

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That’s all for this week. Sleep early and embrace (blue) Monday.

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