[News + Random] This Week The Trend (06 Dec – 12 Dec)






[現場相集 LIVE GALLERY]  Clockenflap Festival

★ 現場相集 Gallery – Day 1
★ 現場相集 Gallery – Day 2
★ 現場相集 Gallery – Day 3

(Photo: @MohawkMajorie. for Dinosaur Journal)

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[NEWS] Pete Doherty (The Libertines) Almost Fought With Adam Franklin (Swervedriver) At Clockenflap After-party

雖然大部份參與者在上月的 Clockenflap 音樂節都盡興而歸,但似乎不是每個表演樂手也有相同感覺。據NME雜誌報道,有份參與表演的Swervedriver 主唱 Adam Franklin 宣稱與 The Libertines 主唱 Pete Doherty 在慶功派對中發生口角,更差點動武。

Adam說:「…..當時我正在與 Gary (Libetines 鼓手) 和幾個朋友聊天,坐在對面的 Pete 突然想向我動手,可是他打錯了方向,我立即站起來抵擋。Gary 更協助送他出房間,(Pete) 不斷尖叫『他打我!他打我!』,儘管在場人士指出他失控襲擊在先。」

隨後 The Libertines 發言人證實事件:「只是各人在香港演出後情緒高漲,固出現了一個不幸的口角/誤解,其中無人受傷,道歉後亦已作罷。」

While everybody was having fun at Clockenflap Festival in Hong Kong last month, it seems not every performers were happy below the stage. According to NME, Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin has claimed that he punched The Libertines frontman Pete Doherty during an altercation at an after-party.

Franklin said “…(Doherty) fell across to the side of the room where I was sat having a chat with Gary (Libertines drummer) and a couple of friends. Then suddenly took a swing at me and missed, I stood up and decked him and that was it. Gary, who I have to say is a lovely bloke, helped get him out of the room and (Doherty) was screaming “He hit me! He hit me!” while people were pointing out to him that he had in fact tried to hit me first.”

A spokesperson for The Libertines confirmed that an incident had occured in Hong Kong, telling NME: “With adrenaline running high after the show in Hong Kong, there was an unfortunate short altercation/misunderstanding of which no one was injured and apologies were made soon after.”

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[NEWS] Eagles Of Death Metal Performed in Paris After Terrorist Attack

巴黎恐襲發生一個月後, Eagles Of Death Metal 應 U2邀請再次踏上巴黎舞台,一同重新演繹 Patti Smith 經典之作 People Have The Power,最後以自己的歌曲 I Love You All The Time 結束事次演唱會。樂隊隨後到早前受襲擊的演唱會場地門外悼念死難者。

絶不向血腥暴力屈服。Peace。Love。And death metal。

Eagles Of Death Metal, whose concert was under terrorist attack in Paris last month, have joined U2 on stage in Paris again yesterday. U2 invited the band onstage and covered Patti Smith’s classic “People Have The Power” and to close the show with their song “I Love You All The Time.” The band also revisited the concert venue where shooting was taken place to mourn the loss of lives.

Don’t give in to bloody violence. Peace. Love. And death metal.

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[NEWS] Dave Grohl VS The Muppets Drum Battle

如果你錯過了,這裏是本年最受注目的 Drum Battle!參賽者是人稱搖滾界最友好的 Dave Grohl 加上經常在流行文化出現的 Muppets 成員!你又會支持哪一邊?

ICYMI, here’s the drum battle of the year – which side do you stand? The nicest man in rock or the cutest doll in the cartoon world?

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[NEWS] 2016 格林美提名名單——搖滾/金屬組別 The GRAMMYs Nominees – Rock / Metal Categories


Even though Grammys is more about mainstream music and corporate critics, this year they have got pretty decent nominees in the rock / metal categories.

最佳金屬演出 Best Metal Performance

August Burns Red– “Identity”
Ghost– “Cirice”
Lamb of God– “512”
Sevendust– “Thank You”
Slipknot– “Custer”

最佳搖滾專輯 Best Rock Album

James Bay– Chaos and the Calm
Death Cab for Cutie– Kintsugi
Highly Suspect– Mister Asylum
Muse– Drones
Slipknot – .5: The Gray Chapter

最佳搖滾演出 Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes– “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Florence + The Machine– “What Kind Of Man”
Foo Fighters– “Something From Nothing”
Elle King– “Ex’s & Oh’s”
Wolf Alice– “Moaning Lisa Smile”

最佳搖滾歌曲 Best Rock Song

Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Elle King – “Ex’s & Oh’s”
James Bay – “Hold Back the River”
Highly Suspect – “Lydia”
Florence + the Machine – “What Kind of Man”

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[NEWS] AFI In 2016?

Emo 樂迷注意!AFI 經過幾年休後,低音結他手 Hunter Burgan 在其網站透露樂團可能在2016會有新計進行:「……我知道很多人想知道 AFI 的動向,現在我不能告訴你太細節,但記得密切留意2016年的新開始。」

Attention emo fan! After taking a few years’ break, AFI bassist Hunter Burgan revealed possible new plan of AFI in an update on his website “…I know that many of you want to know what’s up with AFI. I can’t tell you much at the moment, but we have plans for 2016. Circle that year on your calendars.”

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[NEW NOISE] Planck – Liberation (Debut Live Video)

記得我們早前介紹的香港旋律硬核/另類搖滾新名字 Planck 嗎?樂團剛剛在上月在香港科技大學作首次演出,以下是當晚演奏新曲 Liberation 的現場片段。

樂隊名稱取自德國著名物理學家 Max Planck,音樂上在旋律硬核搖滾節奏加插發人深省的獨白,以另類手法道出人生故事。

Remember we have introduced Hong Kong’s new melodic hardcore/Alternative rock band, Planck, last month? Today we’re bringing you the live video of their debut gig at HKUST in November – “Liberation.” FREE YOURSELF!

The band take the name from famous German physicist Max Planck. Planck’s music has incorporated thought-provoking spoken dialogue into the traditional post-hardcore melody in an interesting way.

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[NEWS] The Used – Live and Acoustic at The Palace

隆重介紹 The Used 令人起雞皮疙瘩的一面。


The Used 為慶祝成軍15年週年,宣布於下年4月1日發布現場CD加DVD —— Live and Acoustic at The Palace,收錄樂團上月在洛杉磯 Palace Theater 的近距離不插電演出片段。Bert McCracken 介紹:「我認為我們成功捕捉了當晚的點滴。我們與管弦樂團演奏時,現場幾乎每雙眼盡是淚光,因為這些歌曲充滿感情和回憶。這個是一個很特別的專輯,希望大家能盡快欣賞到吧。這仍然給我起雞皮疙瘩。」

Here’s the side of The Used that will give you goosebumps — In celebration of their fifteen-year anniversary, The Used has announced Live and Acoustic at The Palace, a live CD/DVD, set to release April 1st, 2016. This album was recorded at the band’s intimate unplugged storyteller performance, which took place at The Palace Theater in Los Angeles last month.

Bert McCracken shared, “I think we really captured the night perfectly and listening back to the mixes it reminded me how music can allow us to be children once again and once you open yourself up to that emotion it’s like a virus, it’s contagious.” He continued, “Nearly every eye in the venue was weepy the night we played with the orchestra because these songs are so emotional and this recording is a truly special thing that I can’t wait for everyone to hear. It still gives me goose bumps.”

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[NEW NOISE] Somos – Alright, I’ll Wait

波士頓 Emo / 流行朋克新人 Somos 發布了新的音樂視頻 專輯中的主打單曲 Alright, I’ll Wait,並宣布將經由 Hopeless Records 唱片於2016年2月19日發行新專輯 First Day Back。看來 Emo 2016年仍然流行喔!

Boston emo / pop punk newcomers Somos announced that their new album First Day Back will be released on February 19, 2016 via Hopeless Records. The band has also released a new music video for “Alright, I’ll Wait” the album’s lead single. Yes, me is still a thing in 2016!

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[NEWS] Bring Me The Horizon – Throne (Live)

Bring Me The Horizon 首播 Throne 現場視頻, 片段攝錄於紐約 Webster Hall 的演出。其實樂隊早已在4個月前發布的 Throne 的官方視頻。

Bring Me The Horizon premiered live video for their track “Throne” as performed live at the Webster Hall in NYC earlier this year. The band has already released the official video for “Throne” 4 months ago.

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[GIG REMINDER] Sworn Enemy – Live in Hong Kong

紐約金屬硬核樂團 Sworn Enemy 已速勢待發,準備作亞洲巡演,更將於12月20日到港喔!

New York hardcore / metallers Sworn Enemy are ready to conquer Asia! SE will stop by Hong Kong on December 20 for their debut show at Hidden Agenda!

Sworn Enemy – Live in Hong Kong
Supporting Band 暖場樂團: Fight Club (HK)
Date 日期: 20 Dec 2015
Time 時間: 8:30 pm
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Ticket 票價: $150 (Student), $180 (Advance), $220 (Door) at Ticketflap.com

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[SEASON’S SPECIAL] Gift Ideas For Metalhead


Doing Christmas shopping this weekend and don’t know what to get for your beloved metal friends? What about this cute pillow for them to lay their heads on?

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[SEASON’S SPECIAL] Gift Ideas For Metalhead

說起聖誕禮物,什麼好得過節日限定的樂團冷衫呢?首推 Pantera 的出品,以紀念本星期 Dimebag Darrell 的死忌, Foo Fighters 搖滾手勢鹿角圖案,Dropkick Murphys 的愛爾蘭朋克驕傲設計,抑或是 All Time Low 的可愛死亡小鹿呢?

Speaking of Christmas presents, what about something that can keep you warm – Pantera one in honor of Dimebag Darrell, Foo Fighters’ deer with horns, Dropkick Murphy’s Irish Pride or All Time Low’s dead deer?

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[FLASHBACK] Linkin Park – In The End

Linkin Park 於15年前出版的首張專輯 Hybrid Theory (2000) 收錄重點單曲 In The End,內容關於個人失敗的經歷,經常用以象徵被出賣友誼和愛情的故事。歌曲被公認為 LinkinPark 最知名的作品之一,亦是樂團在現場表演得最多次數的歌曲。

“In the End” is a song by Linkin Park, from their debut album Hybrid Theory (2000), is about one person’s failure, although the song can also symbolize broken trust in friendships and relationships. “In the End” is considered to be one of Linkin Park’s most recognizable and signature songs. “In the End” is the most played song in all of Linkin Park’s live performances.