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[年度回顅 ANNUAL COUNTDOWN – Day 15] Death Certificate: Carcass + Children of Bodom + GYZE + Evocation – Live in Hong Kong

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還有15天便要告別2015。在接下來的兩星期,我們將回顧一下今年在香港舉行的現場演出,回憶在 Mosh Pit 中的汗水和瘀傷喔。

15 days to go before saying goodbye to 2015. In the next 2 weeks, we’ll look back in this year’s live gigs and embrace the sweats and bruises in the pit of Hong Kong.

「 …… 準備好沒有!接下來可能是今年在香港最棒的金屬演出!隨著夜幕降臨,英國 Grindcore / 旋死金屬先驅 Carcass 把全晚氣氛推至高峰。休息十多年後,樂團在2013年以新作 Surgical Steel 和一連串現場和音樂節演出作凱旋回歸。這絕對是一個完美的表演,非常緊湊,令人動容,更能通過深厚、持久的死亡金屬歌曲傳達複雜的情感。穩定的鼓聲與利落的結他互相輝影,而不是速度或技術性的競爭。任何真正的金屬追隨者都必定會欣賞這個堅實的力量。即使這是你第一次遇上 Carcass,你也必定會被現場版本的 Heartwork和 Corporal Jigsore Quandary 馴服。樂隊成員之間有着難以言表的默契,大大提升了整體的氣勢……」

“..Hands down to one of the best metal gig in Hong Kong this year! As the night falls, Carcass, British’s grindcore / melodic death metal pioneer, push the night to the peak. After almost 10 years on hiatus, the band came back with new material, Surgical Steel, in 2013, and a series of live dates and festival performance to make a triumphant return. This absolutely flawless set is tight, moving and is able to convey complex emotion via deep, enduring death metal songs. Drum is steady and guitar is sleek. There is no competition for speed or technicality but a brutal harmony between instrument. Any real metal followers would appreciate this solid force. Even if it’s the first time you heard about Carcass, you’d be smashed by the live version of Heartwork and Corporal Jigsore Quandary during their encore. The band also show indescribable mutual understanding between members, which greatly elevates the show as a whole…”

 

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[年度回顅 ANNUAL COUNTDOWN – Day 14] We Came As Romans – Live in Hong Kong

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「 …… 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……」

“…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….”

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[年度回顅 ANNUAL COUNTDOWN – Day 13] Arch Enemy – Live in Hong Kong

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「 …… 無論哪個才是你心目中的金屬女神,筆者認為 Alissa White-Gluz 以現場水準來說是個很不錯的接班人,但相信她仍然需要一段時間與樂隊磨合。Arch Enemy 的其他成員也各自發亮,不讓 Alissa 獨佔掌聲。創始成員和主音結他手 Michael Amott 的快速彈奏仍然是叫人拍案叫絕,指板上流暢的動作讓你喘息不來。Jeff Loomis 在演唱會中段作了個小獨奏,震撼整個會場的人心。Michael 其後更加入演奏,兩個結他之神互相切磋,成為當晚另一個高潮 ……」

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[年度回顅 ANNUAL COUNTDOWN – Day 12] The Used X Survive Said The Prophet – Live in Hong Kong

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「有人說,您十多歲聽的歌,不論何時何地,都會永遠在您心中佔一席位。」

近幾年 Emo 似乎有復興跡象,此時此刻這流派的代表人物 The Used 也決定到未曾踏足的城市。在這期待已久的一夜,大家在香港跟著樂團尖叫著「Take your hand, pick your up, and keep you there so you can see!」

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[GIG REMINDER] Sworn Enemy – Live in Hong Kong

2015年最後一個 Mosh Pit !星期天一起與我們的紐約朋友們 Sworn Enemy 盡情狂歡吧!( P.S. 樂團在 The Grand Victory 的演出實在太好玩了!) Sworn Enemy 從前以 Downfall 及其後的 Mindset 名字還紐約地下樂圈,短短時間已彰顯其影響力。他們結合鞭金的速度和結構,以及硬核的文化影響作音樂主幹。經過一系列的陣容變化後,樂隊連同新成員終於經 Rock Ridge Records 發布新專輯 Living On Borrowed Time。

Mosh for the last freaking time in 2015! Shout out to our friends Sworn Enemy from NYC! (P.S. Had so much fun at SE show at The Grand Victory!) Sworn Enemy were formed as Downfall and later as Mindset, who were expansive and influential New York Hardcore scene. The band combines both the speed and complexation of thrash metal and cultural influence of hardcore. After a series of lineup change, the band came back with new members and released “Living On Borrowed Time” on Rock Ridge Records.

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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[NEWS] Jeremy Davis Left Paramore

Paramore 再一次有成員離隊⋯⋯ 低音結他手 Jeremy Davis 宣布與 Paramore 分道揚鑣。樂團將會以女主唱 Hayley Williams 和結他手 Taylor York 的陣容示人。他們表示:「細心考慮了一段時間後,我們決定繼續向前走。我們深信 Paramore 可以亦應該繼續下去。」

有些樂迷認為情況與當年特別受歡迎的女主將 Gwen Stefani 跟樂團 No Doubt 愛恨交錯的情況非常相似 ; 更估計 Hayley 距離走上 (成功) 個人路又不遠已。你又認為如何?

Once again, a member left Paramore… Bassist Jeremy Davis announces he will be leaving Paramore. Frontwoman Hayley Williams and Taylor York will be continuing on without Davis. “After taking time to consider how to move forward, we ultimately found that we really do believe Paramore can and should continue on. And so we will.”

Some says the situation reminds them if No Doubt and Gwen Stefani, which Williams will soon have a (successful) solo career. What do you think?

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[NEWS] Epitaph Records 將唱片收益全數撥捐 The Ghost Inside // Epitaph Records Donate All Profits To The Ghost Inside

兩星期前我們曾分享 The Ghost Inside 在巡演路上遇上嚴重車禍,全部成員均報受傷。今天樂團所屬的唱片公司 Epitaph Records 宣布全部 TGI 的唱片收益將全數撥捐樂團,即是你們購買一張 The Ghost Inside 唱片,所花費的金額將會直接存到樂團的戶口。(當然我們相信中間會扣減唱片店寄賣、運輸費等雜項吧,相信大部份收入仍然會達到TGI手中)

樂團早前發表聲明,表示正在康復中,各位樂迷不用擔心。您可以在以下網址捐款給他們,以支付醫療和損毁樂器的費用。希望所有傷者早日康復吧!

Two weeks ago, we had shared the tragic bus crash happened to The Ghost Inside which the band were all injured. Today their record label, Epitaph Records, announced that they will be donating all profits from the sale of all TGI albums directly to the band, indefinitely.

The band release a statement earlier last week that they were recovering and trying their best to deal with the current circumstance. You can donate to the Go Fund Me page which has been set up to help raise the much needed funds to help the band cover medical expenses as a result of this accident. We wish them a speedy recovery.

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[NEWS] We Came As Romans – Who Will Pray

We Came As Romans 在 Kerrang 首播的新視頻 Who Will Pray 中化身超級英雄。歌曲為樂團最新同名專輯的第三首單曲。看完後對於 Who Will Pray 有答案沒有?

We Came As Romans premiered their new video, Who Will Pray, as superheroes on Kerrang. The track is the third single of the the band’s latest self-titled album.

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[NEWS] Motörhead – When The Sky Comes Looking For You

Motörhead 來了!鮮血!摩托! 謀殺!賭博! Lemmy!你可以在 Motörhead 的新視頻 When the Sky Comes Looking for You 觀看故發事發展!歌曲收錄在樂團八月發行的第22張專輯 Bad Magic 找到此曲。

Blood! Biker! Murder! Gamble! Lemmy! You will see it all in Motörhead’s new video “When the Sky Comes Looking for You”. The song can be found in the metal legends’ 22nd album Bad Magic released in August.

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[NEWS] Coheed and Cambria – Hello (Adele Cover)

自從 Adele 上月推出 Hello 單曲後,無數音樂人旋即分享他們的演繹版本,連曾來港演出的另類搖滾樂團 Coheed and Cambria 也決定加入。樂團主音 Claudio Sanchez 今天常在他以不插電形式重新演繹 Hello 一曲,更在社交網站寫道:「致我的母親 —— 她說 Coheed 的新專輯就算不比 Adele 的更好,也是達到同一質素。」此話一出,在20分鐘內立即獲得1700多個讚好。

Since Adele’s “Hello” was released last month, countless musicians have shared their cover of the song. Alternative dark horse Coheed and Cambria decides to join the force and uploaded an video of frontman Claudio Sanchez playing an acoustic version of “Hello” and captioned it on Facebook “For my mom, who told me the new Coheed album is just as good, if not better, than the new Adele” The status has received 1.7K likes in 20 minutes!

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[NEWS] Drum Battle: Dave Grohl vs. The Muppets

如果你錯過了,這裏是本年最受注目的 Drum Battle!(註 : 絕不是樂迷自家剪接片段 !) 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!怪不得片段上載後立即成為上週最多人點簟擊的搖滾音樂短片。)

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? (It’s not a fan-made clip! It’s the REAL Muppets!)

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[NEWS] Gift Ideas For Metalhead III

上星期跟大家分享過給金屬頭們的聖誕禮物,本週還陸續有來。每年聖誕大家都會聽到胡桃夾子的故事,你家中甚至會擁有一兩個相關產品,但以金屬造型登場您又見過設有?有設計師以搖滾樂手為本製作出一系列胡桃夾子雕塑,包括 Ozzy OsbourneABBATH -Official-King Diamond 等,十分可愛。

We had shared some Christmas gift ideas for your metalhead lovers last week, and there’re more to come! Once upon a time, there’re a group of metalheads turning into nutcrackers… What a Christmas fairy tale! An artist is turning that into reality by making nutcracker characters based on famous musicians including Ozzy Osbourne, Abbath and King Diamond.

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[NEWS] Gift Ideas For Metalheads IV

若果你純粹想送予普通朋友又要宣揚搖滾文化的話,可以考慮這些聖誕咭,可謂達到聖誕節分享關愛的忠旨喔~

What about gift idea for your ordinary friends? Here’re a few lovely Christmas cards you can give away while promoting the mighty metal culture. Yes, Christmas is all about sharing!

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[NEW NOISE] DZÖKER – Nazca

我們的西班牙朋友 DZÖKER 剛剛發行了他們的首張專輯 Nazca,混合各種音樂流派,由重型金屬、硬搖滾、斯托納搖滾到迷幻音樂等。整個專輯以結他獨奏、節奏變化和黑暗歌聲為基底。給他們一些支持吧!

Our friends DZÖKER from Spain have just released their debut album “Nazca.” It has a mix of sound – from metal to hard rock, and stoner rock to psychedelia. The album comprises solid guitar solo, compositional variations and dark vocals. Give them a listen!

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[FLASHBACK] Seether ft. Amy Lee – Broken

一個會令人心頭絞結,倘着淚去睡的視頻…… 另類金屬樂隊樂團 Seether 加上 Evanescence 女主唱 Amy Lee 於2004年3月為電影 Punisher 創作 Broken 作配樂,Amy 背著黑色天使翼在廢墟中高歌,成為2000年的音樂經典埸景。

“Broken” was recorded in March 2004 for the soundtrack to the 2004 film The Punisher by alternative metal band Seether featuring Amy Lee from Evanescence. Lee with black angel wings of her back singing in the wasteland becomes one of the classic scene in the 2000s.

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[FLASHBACK] The Clash – London Calling

London Calling 是搖滾史上其中一首最有廣為人知的朋克經典之一,即使你不是朋克愛好者,人生總有碰上它的時候。昨天剛剛是是 London Calling 專輯出版35週年,為後朋克專輯表表姐。音樂上混合各種風格,包括朋克,Reggae,鄉村搖滾,Ska,藍調,流行音樂,爵士樂和硬搖滾等。當中主題反映當時局勢,年青人流離失所,吸毒,逃避成年責任,失業,充滿種族予盾等。

London Calling, one of the most well-known punk classic and a song you must know even if you’re not a punk fan, has just celebrated its 35th anniversary yesterday. It is a post-punk album that incorporates a range of styles, including punk, reggae, rockabilly, ska, R&B, pop, lounge jazz, and hard rock. The album’s subject matter included social displacement, unemployment, racial conflict, drug use, and the responsibilities of adulthood.

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[FLASHBACK] FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND – Juneau

Funeral for a Friend — 曾經是多少人的回憶?…… FFAF 三個多月前宣布解散,結束15年的音樂生涯。樂團曾出版七張專輯,並決定在2016年告別巡演把他們最引以為傲的兩張專輯 — Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation 和 Hours 重新演譯。

Funeral for a Friend announced that they were breaking up after 15 years and seven albums in Septmber. The band will have a farewell tour 2016 playing the two albums they’re most proud of, ‘Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation’ and ‘Hours’.

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