[News + Random] This Week The Trend (25 Oct – 31 Oct)

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[GIG UPDATE] The Pains of Being Pure at Heart + Bo Ningen – Live at Clockenflap

記得我們在<年度海外特集>中介紹的日本/倫敦迷幻樂隊 Bo Ningen?他們去年在紐約為 Kasabian 作暖場嘉賓,想不到今年會來港演出!不要錯過 Bo Ningen 的表演喔。Clockenflap  同時宣布 The Pains of Being Pure at Hearts 將再次來港。您可在 ticketflap.com 購票。

Remember Bo Ningen we introduced to you in our Annual Overseas Features? The Japan / London psychedelic band were opening for Kasabian in New York City last year, and guess what? They are coming to Hong Kong this year! Don’t miss these awesome guys’ stunning performance! On the other hand, Clockenflap also announced The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be back to Hong Kong again. Get your tickets now at Ticketflap.com.

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[GIG NEWS] Jojo Mayer / Nerve – Live in Hong Kong

由著名鼓手 Jojo Mayer 領軍的 Nerve,集電子、藍調、爵士、搖滾等於一身,喜歡跨界音樂的朋友千萬不要錯過!

Leaded by famed drummer Jojo Mayer, Nerve is a cross-genre band that showcase brilliant musicianship in electronic, blues, jazz and rock.

Jojo Mayer & Nerve – Live in Hong Kong
Date 日期: 04 Dec 2015
Time 時間: 8:30 pm
Venue 地點: The Hangout
Ticket 票價: $320 (“Super Early Bird”), $350 (Early Bird), $380 (Adv), $450 (Door) at 觸STUDIO

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[NEWS] Our Horn Is Finally Here!

還記得五個月前我們分享 Apple 將會推出搖滾手勢情感符號的傳聞嗎?想不到今天真的成真了!令人更意想不到的還有大家最喜愛的手指符號喔!(笑) 快快更新字 ios 9.1 吧!

Remember 5 months ago we shared the rumor of Apple would have a horn emoji for metalheads? It’s finally here! And unexpectedly it comes with our favorite finger! Upgrade your ios to 9.1 version to enjoy unlimited use of middle fingers and horns for 24/7!

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[NEWS] Panic! At The Disco – Emperor’s New Clothes

可能是本週最多人談論的流行朋克視頻!Panic! At The Disco 主唱 Brendon Urie 在 Emperor’s New Clothes 中化身惡魔,甚最驚喜。樂團同時宣佈新作封套設計及細節 —— 專輯將命明為Death Of A Bachelor,並經由唱片廠牌 Fueled By Ramen 和 DCD2 Records 出版。

Panic! At The Disco finally revealed cover art and details of upcoming release – the new album Death Of A Bachelor will be available from January 15, 2016 on Fueled By Ramen / DCD2 Records. The band also premiered long-awaited video “Emperor’s New Clothes” this week.

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[NEWS] Light Years – Are You Sure?

早前介紹的克里夫蘭樂隊 Light Years 今天首播視頻 Are You Sure? ,歌曲為11月13日推出的專輯 I’ll See You When I See You 中的第三單曲。主唱 Pat Kennedy 表示:「Are You Sure? 是我們為這個專輯完成的第一首歌曲,過程相對順暢。我們只是練習了幾次,感覺很好,這可不是經常發生的。歌曲內容圍繞人生中想要改變一個人的想法幾乎是不可能的,一旦他們有了某個想法,它就會植根在腦海裏。」

Cleveland’s Light Years revealed today “Are You Sure?” the third single off the upcoming LP “I’ll See You When I See You”, out on November 13th via Rude Records. Vocalist Pat Kennedy comments “Are You Sure? was the first song that we finished for our new record and it was one of those that came out super easy. We just jammed it a few times and it felt right, which doesn’t always happen. The song is about realizing it is almost impossible to change someone’s mind, or opinion of you once they have it made up.”

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[NEWS] The 1975 – Love Me

年初 The 1975 在香港演唱會中表示那是最後一場宣傳首張專輯的演唱會,表示回去後會努力創作第二章大碟。事隔多月樂團今天發布充滿80年代風格的視頻 Love Me!在充滿粉紅色影像的片段有不同名人如 Miley Cyrus 和 Ed Sheeran 等的紙牌穿插。歌曲會作為在即將推出的第二張專 I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It 中第一首單曲。

The 1975 have released the 80’s inspired video “Love Me.” The track is the first single from their upcoming second album, “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.” The pinkish video features the band performing alongside of cardboard cut-outs of celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Ed Sheeran.

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[FLASHBACK] Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory

Linkin Park 15年前推出首張專輯Hybrid Theory,意外地取得主流成功,更在美國200專輯榜中取得第二位的佳績。當中的四張單曲 In The End、Papercut、One Step Closer 和 Crawling 成為音樂歷史中 Nu-metal 界的代表作。

Linkin Park released their debut album “Hybrid Theory” 15 years ago this week. The album has gained huge commercial success and peaked at no.2 on Billboard 200. Its singles – “In The End”, “Papercut”, “One Step Closer” and “Crawling” become nu-metal anthems in the music history.

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HALLOWEEN SPOOKY PLAYLIST

1. Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People

一年中最重要的節日 – Halloween!又是聆聽人稱 The God of Fuck 的 Marilyn Manson 的時候!The Beautiful People 是 Manson 1996年出版的專輯 Antichrist Superstar 的主打單曲。至今仍是他們最有名的和最成功的原創歌曲之一,即使英國廣播公司亦稱 “仍然最令人印象非常深刻”。

To the most important festival of the year! Here comes Marilyn Manson, the God of Fuck! “The Beautiful People” the lead single from Manson’s 1996 album, Antichrist Superstar. It remains as one of their most famous and most successful original songs. Even BBC referred the track as “still the most impressive”.

2. Slipknot – Duality

不論是否 Slipknot 樂迷,每年都有不少朋友會以 Slipknot 的面具作萬聖節服飾出席活動。說起來 Duality 面世至今已有11年 (Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses, 2004 ),不止成他們最為人熟悉的歌曲之一,更是樂團所屬音樂廠牌 Roadrunner 最高播放率的視顆released in 2004.

No matter if you’re a Slipknot fan or not, you may have come across the idea of dressing up like The Clown or other ‘knots for your parties. Speaking of Slipknot, do you know “Duality”, released in 2004, is one of the most popular song of them and is listed as Roadrunner Records’ greatest video of all-time?

3. My Chemical Romance – Welcome To The Black Parade

即使 My Chemical Romance 與 “恐怖” 形象離得很遠,但 Welcome to the Black Parade 充分展示了 Emo / 流行朋克 版本的鬱悶鬧鬼陰暗面。歌曲本身是 MCR 在2006年發布的第三張室專輯 The Black Parade 第一單曲,視頻敘述主角 “The Patient 病人” 穿著醫院袍子,以 “Black Parade 黑色巡遊” 形式步向死亡。

Even My Chemical Romance is nothing close to any scary imagery, “Welcome to the Black Parade” showcases an emo / pop punk version of what depressed and haunted spirit is about. The song itself is the 1st single of MCR’s 3rd studio album, “The Black Parade”, released in 2006. The video features “The Patient” dressed in a hospital gown, and being taken by death in the form of a “Black Parade”.

4. Avenged Sevenfold – A Little Piece Of Heaven

萬聖節又怎能沒有這個 A7X 搖滾歌劇呢?A Little Piece of Heaven 收錄於 Avenged Sevenfold 的第四張同名專輯,8分鐘百老匯音樂劇的啟發歌曲配以動書視頻,敘述怪異的愛情故事,當中不乏血惺和骷髏骨片段。

It’s essential to re-visit A7X’s rock opera during Halloween! “A Little Piece Of Heaven” is a 8-minute, Broadway musicial-inspired song in Avenged Sevenfold’s 4th self-titled album. The video narrates the a twisted love story featuring bloody scenes and quirky skeletons.

5. Rob Zombie – Dragula

Dragula 是 Rob Zombie 作獨立發展後最知名的歌曲之一,是其1998年發布的首張個人專輯 Hellbilly 主打單曲。視頻拍攝 Rob 駕駛復古家庭車的情形,穿插不同驚悚電影的片段。

“Dragula” is one of Rob Zombie’s most recognizable song, released in 1998 as the lead single from his solo debut “Hellbilly Deluxe.” The video features Rob Zombie riding in the Munster Koach and punctuates different scenes from thriller movies.

6. The Used – Buried Myself Alive

只想靜靜渡過萬聖節的朋友們,可能把自己埋在音樂裡更快樂喔!2003 推出的 Buried Myself Alive 所述的悲劇愛情故事可能比任何表面血惺的裝束更令人心頭一震。視頻中樂隊成員被困於密閉環境中,主唱 Bert McCracken 最後更被活埋在棺材裡。

To everyone who doesn’t want to go out on Halloween – Sometimes you don’t need brutal music and scary makeup to your heart. The Used premiered video for “Buried Myself Alive” in 2003, with band members are trapped in an inescapable environment, with vocalist Bert McCracken buried alive in a coffin.

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GIVEAWAY – 3 WEEKS TO GO! 贈送活動繼續進行 ★ HUNDREDTH Latest Album FREE 最新專輯

7月初我們與南卡羅來納州的旋律硬核樂團 Hundredth 於 Warped Tour 進行專訪,探討生命、慈善活動和音樂旅程。樂隊上週首播 Break Free 官方視頻 !此曲收錄在樂隊今年較早時間推出的最新專輯 FREE。

Hopeless Records 現免費送出了Hundredth 的新專輯 FREE 給我們的香港和台灣讀者!只需簡單「讚好」和「分享」 (LIKE & SHARE) 這張海報,你就會有機會贏得這個禮物!(獲獎名單將於11月13日公佈)

Hundredth:「我們相信人有自由意志,不受任何訓示或思維方式束縛。」

您可以在此閱讀我們與 Hundredth 作的獨家專訪。

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Earlier in July, we had a chance to talk to South Carolina melodic hardcore outfits Hundredth during Warped Tour on life, charity and their music journey.

The band premiered the official music video for their song “Break Free”! The track is off of the band’s latest album FREE, which was released earlier this year via Hopeless Records.

Hopeless Records is now giving away Hundredth’s new album FREE to our readers in Hong Kong and Taiwan for free! Simply LIKE & SHARE this poster and you’ll stand a chance to win this awesome prize. (Winners will be announced on November 13)

“We are about having an free mind, not enslaved to any dogma or way of thinking,” Hundredth.

You can read our interview with the band HERE.

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