[News + Random] This Week The Trend (03 Jul – 09 Jul)

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現場相集 Live Gallery ★ Summer Features: Blessthefall + Keep Your Hands Off My Girl + Survive Said The Prophets – 亞洲巡演最後一站 : 台灣站 Asia Final Tour Stop in Taiwan

★ 現場相集 Full Gallery (📸: @mohawkmajorie)

*感謝 Blessthefall 主唱 Beau 作分享。相信當晚在場樂迷均玩得非常盡興!Thank you Blessthefall for the lovely message 💙🤘🏻 We all had so much fun at Legacy too!

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★ Exclusive Interview 獨家專訪 ★ The Maine – 朋克侵略 Pop Punk Invasion

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The Maine 自2007年成立以來,一直在跳脫、充滿活力的流行朋克歌曲而閒名,在 Pop Punk 界早已佔一席位,更憑2015年的專輯 American Candy 而獲得世界各地樂迷及樂評人垂青。當問及有關 社會黑暗面‬時,The Maine 説:「人可以很刻薄。年輕可以說是人生一個困難的時期,有些人在互聯網上對別人的指責十分可怕,同時他們會有這個奇怪的想法,認為自己躲在電腦屏幕背後像是隱形似的。我們經常看到這個現象,所以希望用歌曲和視頻引起大家對此的關注⋯⋯」

The Maine’ upbeat, vibrant pop punk songs has been their signature sound, and have received their first worldwide success with 2015 release “American Candy.” When asking the band about Social Darkness‬, the band expressed, “People are mean. It is a hard time to be young, the things that people are saying about other people on the internet is so terrible and it is this weird thing where people feel invisible because they are behind a computer screen. It is something that we see so often and wanted to bring it to people’s attention with the song and video…”

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★ Exclusive Interview 獨家專訪 ★ Emarosa – 覺醒 The Awakening

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真的很享受這次與 Emarosa 主將 Bradley Walden 的訪談,字裏行間流露出他對音樂的熱誠。 Bradley Walden:「有時候,一個人所知道的就是保持創意,通過音樂表達自己。在我生命中的這一點,我選擇了創作 —— 因為它是我唯一認知的,也是達到平和快樂生活的途徑。」

Between the lines of Emarosa’s music, you can see their passion and honesty they’ve put into their music. It was no doubt a nice chat with their frontman Bradley Walden last month. Bradley Walden: “Sometimes all a person knows is being creative and expressing themselves through music. At this point in my life, I create because it’s all I know and I want to sustain a happy and peaceful life while doing that.”

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[GIG NEWS] Queen + Adam Lambert – Live in Hong Kong

世紀時刻!Classic Rock 樂迷切物錯過! Queen 將作亞洲演出,正如早前世界巡迴一樣,American Idol 冠軍樂手 Adam Lambert 會擔任主唱一職。今次樂團會途經日本、星加玻、泰國和中國,香港站會在9月28日於亞洲博覽館舉行。

Queen + Adam Lambert announced an Asia Tour that is going to happen in Japan, Singapore, Thailand and China. The band is set to perform their first-ever show in Hong Kong at AsiaWorld-Expo on 28 September.

QUEEN + Adam Lambert – Live in Hong Kong
Date 日期: 28 Sep 2016
Venue 地點: AsiaWorld-Expo Arena
Time 時間: 20:00
Ticket 票價: $2380, $1880, $1480, $980, $780, $580 (Seating) at hkticketing.com

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[GIG NEWS] Suede – Live in Hong Kong and Taipei

Suede 真的很愛香港喔!門票於6月3日開始發售。 Suede‬ will be back to ‪#‎HongKong‬ in August! Tickets on sale from June 3.

輪到台灣的樂迷了!Suede 將會於8月14日再次到台北演出。海報用上樂團相片而非最新專輯的封面圖案 ,與香港站的設計有所不同。門票定價由最低的$1800台幣至最高的4200台幣。

Suede – Live in Hong Kong
Date 日期: 16 August 2016
Time 時間: 8:00pm
Venue 地點: Asia World Expo, Hall 10
Ticket 票價: $580 (Advance), $780(Door) at hkticketing.com

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[GIG UPDATE] Clockenflap 2016 Lineup Update!

第二輪演出單位正式公布 —— 當中包括休息近五年、近期回歸的紐約頂尖樂團 LCD Soundsystem,以及香港土生土長的鞭金組合 慘慘豬 CharmCharmChu!記得留意我們專頁,很快會有進一步更新。門票現於ticketflap.com 發售。

The 2nd wave include New York’s very own LCD Soundsystem, who are just back to the scene after 5 years of hiatus; and also our local thrash metal outfit Charm Charm Chu! Stay tuned for the next update very soon! Tickets available now via Ticketflap.com

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[GIG NEWS] Omnium Gatherum + Mors Principium Est – Live in Hong Kong

連美國總統 Barack Obama 早前也大讚芬蘭對重金屬的影響,你不是仍在考慮要否參與8月3日晚的芬蘭旋死夜吧!當晚會有 Omnium Gatherum 跟 Mors Principium Est 遠道而來同台演出,必會是另一個難忘的北歐金屬夜。

Even Obama needs to praised Finland for their influence in heavy metal culture at a summit of European Nordic leaders in Washington DC last month – and here’s your chance to catch two Finnish metal gangs in one night! Omnium Gatherum and Mors Principium Est will perform in Hong Kong together for a co-headlining concert in August! Well, you’re not hesitating, are you?

Omnium Gatherum + Mors Principium Est – Live in Hong Kong
Date 日期: 3 August 2016
Time 時間: 8:00pm
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Ticket 票價: $280 (Advance), $380(Door), $230(Student) at Ticketflap.com

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[GIG NEWS] Nothing But Thieves – Live in Hong Kong

英國另類搖滾樂團 Nothing But Thieves 將會收到來港演出。他們自出道以來,深受樂評人獨立搖滾界追捧。他們感到陌生的樂迷,我們首推 NBT 的 Itch 給你!

British alternative rock group Nothing But Thieves will have their debut gig in Hong Kong in August! The band has been praised by music critics and indie rock community with their strip-down, melancholic tunes. If it’s your first time to hear their name, here’s our favorite NBT song “Itch”! Give it a listen. They will steal your heart in 60 seconds.

Nothing But Thieves – Live in Hong Kong
Date 日期: 15 August 2016
Time 時間: 8:30pm
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Ticket 票價: $250 (Advance), $350(Door), $200(Student) at Ticketflap.com

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[NEWS] Yellowcard Disband Announcement, Released New Song “Rest In Peace”

流行朋克中堅分子 Yellowcard 世界巡迴演唱會後將會解散!樂隊憑2004年首張專輯 Ocean Avenue 聞名。他們表示:「要跟大家宣佈這個決定真的不容易。吿別,很難知道從何開始說起,尤其當中有這麼多理由,但我們相信這個是適當的時機吧。經過幾個月多次討論和思考後,我們已經決定,Yellowcard 是時候結束了。下一個專輯將會是最後專輯,之後亦會舉行最後的世界巡迴演唱⋯⋯」請在這裏閱讀全文聲明。其實樂團還同時推出新曲 Rest In Peace,與樂迷分享窩心的信息 —— “Could we let it rest in peace?”

Yellowcard 於2014年首次來港演出,你可在以下網址回顧當晚令人難忘的點滴。

Pop punk veterans Yellowcard will break up after world tour! The band broke into the scene with their debut Ocean Avenue in 2004. They shared, “Putting this into words hasn’t been easy. When saying farewell, it is hard to know where to start, especially when there are so many reasons not to say it, but the time has come to share this news. After countless discussions and months of thought, we have decided that it is time for Yellowcard to come to an end. This will be our last album and our final world tour…” Read full statement here. They band has also premiered their new song “Rest In Peace” with heartfelt message to their fans. “Could we let it rest in peace?”

Yellowcard visited Hong Kong for the first time in 2014. You can revisit the unforgettable moments in our Live Gallery here.

1. Rest In Peace
2. What Appears
3. Got Yours
4. A Place We Set Afire
5. Leave A Light On
6. The Hurt Is Gone
7. Empty Street
8. I’m A Wrecking Ball
9. Savior’s Robes
10. Fields & Fences

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[NEWS] Sum 41 新曲 Fake My Own Death!

Sum 41 真正回歸!樂團今天發佈新視頻 Fake My Own Death,此曲為他們返回樂壇、五年來首個專輯 「13 Voices」 中的第一主打。但要等到10月7日才可欣賞到整個新作。主將 Deryck Whibley 表示:「經過近期一連串的經歷後,這專輯真的令我十分雀躍!新鑫我代表着在製作過程中生活上所遇到的點滴。我要跌倒才會真站起來,而沒有任何東西比自己爭取的更美好!坦白說 13 Voices 拯救了我的生命,很希望可以盡快與大家分享!」

Sum 41 have just dropped their new video “Fake My Own Death,” the lead single from their comback album. The track comes from their first LP, 13 Voices, in five years, which will be out on Oct 07. Frontman Deryck Whibley says, “I am really excited to be releasing an album after everything I’ve been through recently. This new music represents the journey I’ve been on throughout the process of making this record. I had to fall in order to rise, and nothing feels better than to have something you love that you had to really fight for. I can honestly say that 13 Voices saved my life and I cannot wait to share it with all of you.”

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[NEWS] Trivium – Dead And Gone

Trivium 首播全新現場視頻 Dead And Gone。歌曲收錄在樂團十月推出的第七張錄音室專集 Silence In The Snow。結他手 Corey Beauileu 形容:「很多人聽到這曲後均表示,副歌一聽便會因你的注意。因此我相信 Dead And Gone 是很多樂迷在此專輯中最愛的歌曲。」

Trivium have released a live video for their track Dead And Gone. The song appears on the band’s seventh album Silence In The Snow, which was launched in October. Guitarist Corey Beauileu recently said of the track: “The main riff of the song has always really grabbed people’s attention when they hear it. So I think it’s going to be one of those fan-favourite tracks.” (via metalhammer)

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[NEWS] Our Last Night – Hotel California

必聽!Our Last Night 推出最新演譯 Eagles 的經典作品 Hotel California,令此曲有耳目一新的感覺,質素亦非常不錯。Our Last Night 在06年 screamo/後硬核最普及的年代出道,成功以充滿抑鬱情感的歌曲贏得樂迷注意。經過一輪起跌後,OLN 全力回歸,並驚喜地憑翻唱大熱流行歌曲重新出發。 (★ Our Last Night 香港演唱會 > 現場相集 ★ 回顧全文 )

Our Last Night revealed an amazing cover of rock classic “Hotel California” by Eagles! The band came out around 2006 when screamo / post-hardcore is one of the most popular genre. The band successfully broke out with melancholic tunes. After all the up and down, OLN is back with full force and make a surprise hit by covering viral pop songs. (★ Our Last Night – Live in Hong Kong > Gallery ★ Review )

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[NEWS] Bring Me The Horizon – Avalanche

Bring Me The Horizon 首播新視頻 Avalanche。相信大家對歌曲不會陌生,因為樂團推出專輯 That’s The Spirit 初期以跟樂迷分享此曲。你可在片中看到 BMTH 在閃光中演奏,亦加插了不少近期現場演出的片段。

Bring Me The Horizon released a music video for “Avalanche,” which is taken from the band’s latest studio album, That’s The Spirit. You can see the band playing the song in flashing lights and scenes from their recent live performance.

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[NEWS] Twenty One Pilots – Heathens (for Suicide Squad movie)

Twenty One Pilots 首播為期待已久的 Suicide Squad 電影而創作的新曲視頻 Heathens,片段可見樂團在監獄中彈奏,亦加插部份未曾曝光的電影片段。

Twenty One Pilots released new video “Heathens” for Suicide Squad movie. The clip features the band playing inside the prison as well as unseen footage of the highly-anticipated movie.

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[NEWS] Sigur Rós – Óveður

將再次來港在 Clockenflap 音樂節演出的 Sigur Rós 發佈新視頻 Óveður。片段由冰島舞蹈家 Erna Ómarsdóttir 飾演蓬頭垢面的半醉主角跌跌碰碰的走進城裏,最後走進一間煙霧離漫的酒吧,看到樂團與一些有趣的角色飲酒,當中不乏血腥和裸露場面。

Sigur Rós, who will also appear at this year’s Clockenflap Festival in Hong Kong, drop new video “Óveður”. The clip featuring Icelandic choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir as an unkempt drunk stumbling her way through town. She eventually hits upon a smokey bar, where members of Sigur Rós are having a drink with some other interesting characters and a bloody and briefly nude turn. (via COS)

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[NEWS] Rammstein – Ramm 4 (Live at Hellfest)

Rammstein 在法國 Hellfest 作壓軸演唱新曲 Ramm 4 片段 —— 作為工業金屬的先鋒,樂團的每個音符、每個細節、一舉手一投足證明他們仍是此流派的領導者!

Rammstein drops new song “Ramm 4” at Hellfest this weekend. As the pioneer of industrial metal, the band never fail to deliver impressive materials, especially in live performance which has elevated their music to a whole new level.

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[NEWS] Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dark Necessities

如果你錯過了,Red Hot Chili Peppers經過個多月的預告和分享三首新歌後,終於推出主打單曲 Dark Necessities 的官方視頻,並由電影女演員 Olivia Wilde 執導。片段除了樂團演出外,故事主要描述四個滑板女生的日常生活。另送上 RHCP 在 Rock Am Ring 第一天演奏新曲時的片段。

ICYMI, after a month of teasing with three new song unleashed, Red Hot Chili Peppers finally unveiled the video of lead single “Dark Necessities” directed by actress Olivia Wilde. The clip featuring the band and four gorgeous skateboarders’ California-esque lives. You can also watch RHCP’s wonderful performance at Rock am Ring last month in the second clip.

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[NEWS] Beartooth – “Aggressive” Is Out!

Beartooth 期待已久的新專輯 Aggressive 今天正式推出!(稍後我們會帶來更多樂團的消息~) Caleb Shomo 解釋:「這是一個非常微妙的過程。現在這樂隊已成為我的全部。我希望日後別人提到我的名字時便會想到 Beartooth。這個專輯正好用來證明這點 —— 我會向自己證明,BEARTOOTH 並非僥倖!」

Beartooth’s highly anticipated new album Aggressive is out now! Frontman Caleb Shomo described, “It was a really delicate process. This band is who and what I am now. I want this band to be the stamp I leave with my name for the rest of my life. And I want this record to prove it. This is my chance to prove, to myself, that BEARTOOTH isn’t a fluke.”

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[NEWS] Lacuna Coil – The House Of Shame

Lacuna Coil 推出的第八張專輯 Delirium。下面是當中的開場曲歌詞視頻 The House Of Shame。主唱 Cristina Scabbia 表示:「這專輯對整個 Lacuna Coil 團隊來說,每個部分也是與以往不同的,無論是聽覺上或是感覺上。是一種新的自信,新的原素,有如能量在我們釋放出來。」

Lacuna Coil’s eighth album Delirium is out! Get the taste of it from “The House Of Shame”, which will be the first song off their highly-anticipated new work! Vocalist Cristina Scabbia says: “Everything feels different this time in the Lacuna Coil camp. It’s something I can hear and something I can breath. A new wave of confidence, a renewed essence and pure drops of energy sweating out of our pores.”

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[NEWS] 音樂新世紀?Mysterious Metalcore Message

多隊金屬核樂團 AttilaMiss May IWe Came As Romans 等同時分享神秘圖片,上面寫住 「音樂新世紀開始⋯⋯ (A new era of music begins…) 英國方面的 LoatheDon Broco 等亦有作分享。原來這是關於新音樂廠牌 SHARPTONE Records,它羅致了這幾個樂團到旗下作為第一手藝人。各位金屬核樂迷要留意一下囉 !

Attila, Miss May I and We Came As Romans are three bands who have shared a mysterious teaser image that reads, “A new era of music begins…” Others, including UK metalcore band Loathe and rock group Don Broco, have also shared the image. Turns out it’s about new label SharpTone Records, which has recruited these bands under their rooster. Let’s see how they will storm the metalcore world. (via AP)

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[NEWS] Corey Taylor 演出墮台 Falls Off From Stage

Slipknot 樂隊主唱 Corey Taylor 在頸椎手術後再次演出,繼續延期了的巡迴站 —— 而他也承認戴著頸箍表演感到頗為奇怪。他說:「讓我來解釋一下 —— 我他媽的弄斷了自己的頸!因此不能來田納西這裡演出。」又補充:「把這個枕頭放在脖子上站在台上真的很奇怪。」但第二天卻傳來壞消息,指 Corey 在第二站亞特蘭大演出接近尾聲時,不慎從台上跌下。其後他在社交網站表示並無大礙。你可在上面視頻連結觀看當時情況。希望 Corey 盡快從各種傷患康復吧!

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor played his first show last night after emergency spinal surgery – and he admitted it was strange to be performing with a neck brace. He spoke: “Let’s address the elephant in the room – I fucking broke my neck. But there was no way I wasn’t coming to Nashville to do this show.”
He later added: “It sure is weird playing with this pillow on my neck.”However, in his second show in Atlanta, Taylor stumbled and fell off the stage towards the end of the night! Later he addressd on his Twitter that he is fine. Take a look at the video above for details. Get well soon! (Via Teamrock)

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[NEWS] Alissa White-Gluz As Murderer in “American Murder Song”

Arch Enemy 女主將 Alissa White-Gluz 最近參與一個名為 American Murder Song 的藝術音樂企劃,當中以音樂和視頻重新講述美國歷史中著名殺手的故事。而 Alissa 則會化身成為美國第一個女連環殺手 Lavinia Fisher!她在視頻中穿上中世紀服飾,非常艷麗,與平日的金屬打扮完全不同。其角色 Lavinia 在1800年代擁有小型賓館 Six Mile Wayfarer House,她發現富有的男客人,便每在茶中放入毒藥取去其性命。

Arch Enemy frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz will be playing American’s first female serial killer, Lavinia Fisher, in a new music video series from American Murder Song.
Fisher (1793-1820) was known as the owner of an inn called the Six Mile Wayfarer House in Carolina, where she sent the wealthy men up to their rooms with poisoned tea.

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[NEWS] The Used 對首兩個專輯的感人訊息 The Used’s Touching Message On The First Two Albums

(English below) 最近閱讀了 The Used 和<福布斯>的專訪,其中這段必會令Emo樂團感動。被問到作為樂迷,有那首歌曲聽過後會令你振作起來? Bert McCracken 回答:「真的有很多,如 Elliot Smith的Angeles、很多 David Bowie和Prince的歌,我這樣說並不是因為他們剛離開世界。這些都是完美例子,證明音樂無論在我們最糟、或最好的時候在我們身邊。The Used 的頭兩個專輯,在我生命中佔很重要的地位,並不只是因為由我撰寫而這個感覺。我認為,我們在那段時間曾經用聲音感動的心永遠都會在那裡。」

The Used had an interview with Forbes recently and we were touched when read ing this.

Forbes: What are the songs that lift you up as a fan?

Bert McCracken: So many, Elliot Smith’s “Angeles,” David Bowie, so many David Bowie songs, so many Prince songs, not just to say those two because they just left us. Those are perfect examples of how music can be there for us at our worst or best. The Used’s first two records have meant a lot for me in my life and not just because I wrote them. I think the sound and everything we kind of touched on in that time made sense, it was right there.

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[NEWS] 營火晚會?Bullet for My Valentine Bon Fire!

Bullet for My Valentine 在俄羅斯聖彼得堡演出時,樂迷在場內點起火堆,尤如一個營火晚會。雖然氣氛高昂,觀眾情緒甚為高漲,但於演出場地,別是室內是極其危險和愚蠢的做法。後來BFMV發表聲明:「我們根本不需要這個環節來帶動氣氛,因為今晚的觀眾已經很棒!(P.S. 無疑這看起來很棒,但同時非常危險,請不要在演出中點燃火焰,因為事情可以變得很糟)。」

Bullet for My Valentine fans started a bonfire inside the venue when the band were performing in St. Petersburg, Russia. Although the atmosphere would definitely be cool AF, this is an extremely dangerous and stupid idea especially in indoor venues. BFMV later issued a statement, “We didn’t need to bring pyro for this show as the crowd brought there own! Mental. (P.S this is very dangerous and as awesome as it looks please don’t bring flares to shows as it could have ended up pretty bad). .”

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[NEWS] Matt Tuck 受訪但不為人所知?Matt Tuck Interviewed By TV (And Nobody Recognised Him?)

説起 Bullet for My Valentine ,本週 Matt Tuck 在前往法國觀賞威爾斯對葡萄牙的歐洲足球賽事時,在機場被體育節目訪問有關賽事意見 —— 但不是因為攝影師和主持人認出他是搖滾樂手的身份,純粹因為節目希望訪問威爾斯隊的支持者。當然新聞播出後,不少人均知道那是 BFMV 的成員吧!

This week when Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck was on his way to France to attend Wales’ football match against Portugal tonight. Shortly after he arrived at Cardiff Airport, he was interviewed by a camera crew – not because they recognised him, but because Sky Sports News was on site to chat to Wales supporters. (via rocksound)

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[NEWS] Pantera on Christina Grimmie Shooting

The Voice 參賽歌手 Christina Grimmie 在奧蘭多被表演後被槍殺去世。這個悲劇與 Pantera 結他手Dimebag Darrell 於2004年被射殺十分相似 —— 當時他在台上被槍手從後奪去他的生命,當是還有另外三人喪生。 Pantera 昨天表示:「聽到 Christina Grimmie 與 Dimebag Darrell 以同樣方式被槍殺令我們非常痛心。Dime 被謀殺案後,大家都渴望我們的行業(如場地主理人和活動主辦)會有方法保護表演者受持槍瘋狂分子傷害。可悲的是,再有另一個新星被奪去生命。這個制度必須改變!希望 Christina、 Dime、Jeff Thompson、Erin Halk 和 Nathan Bray 會安息吧。」

The Voice contestant singer Christina Grimmie was shot and killed point blank after performing in Orlando. The event was to which Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell got shot in 2004, when he was playing on stage and a gunman came up from behind and shot him and killed three other people. Pantera commented “We are so sad and disappointed to hear that Christina Grimmie was gunned down the same way that Dimebag Darrell was. After Dime’s murder, we all prayed that our industry (i.e. club owners & promoters) would do whatever they needed to do to protect artists from gun-wielding fanatics. Sadly, that’s not the case and another rising star had to pay the consequences with her life. SOMETHING NEEDS TO CHANGE! RIP Christina & RIP Dime, Jeff Thompson, Erin Halk, and Nathan Bray.”

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[NEWS] Radiohead Listening Party Getting Violent

在伊斯坦布爾舉行的 Radiohead 新專輯 A Moon Shaped Pool 試聽會期間遭到襲擊,據說一群男觀眾因不滿部份在場人士在齋戒月期間飲酒而發生衝突,幸好沒有任何人因此喪命,亦沒有任何跡象顯示與恐怖襲擊有關。

A listening party for Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool in Istanbul, Turkey was attacked by a group of men who were reportedly angry that some attendees were drinking alcohol during Ramadan. While things did turn violent, no fatal injuries were found and there’s no traces to be related to terrorism. (via alternative press)

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[NEWS] Korn Got Interrupted On Stage

我們經常說一場難忘的表演,除了樂團表演外,還要看幕後團隊、場地、觀眾是否配合。相信有演出經驗的朋友們必會認同,有時無論你如何盡力,也就是無法達到預期效果。Korn 上星期在 Rock In Rio 音樂節表現時,因電力故障,而被迫中斷多次,最後演出時間將被縮短!雖然 Jon Davis 與隊友盡力加強現場氣氛,但樂團與現場觀眾均顯得十分不耐煩。

We always said, it takes the band, the crew, the venue and the crowd to make a decent show! Sometimes you just can’t play a good set no matter how hard you try… Korn had one of these unfortunate moment during their performance at Rock In Rio when numerous electrical problems caused the set to be interrupted, and eventually be cut short. You can see Jon Davis and co had tried the best to cheer the audience up, but clearly you’d lose your hype in such lousy setting.

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[NEWS] Judas Priest X Babymetal

Judas Priest 主唱 Rob Halford 宣佈他將會在今年七月舉行的 Alternative Press 音樂頒奬禮中與 Babymetal 一同演出。暫時雙方未有確定表演細節會否重新整合兩個團體的歌曲。其實 Babymetal 曾多次與其他金屬樂團同台表演,其中包括香港朋友最喜愛的 Herman Li 和他的所屬樂團 Dragonforce

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford announced he will Babymetal at the this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards this July. No word on whether it’ll feature Halford singing in Japanese or what song they will perform or will rearrange a cutie mash up. Babymetal has previously performed with other metal acts on stage, including our beloved Herman Li from Dragonforce.

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[NEWS ] Converse Pedal Shoes!

Converse 宣布新布鞋設計 All Wah —— 其實是傳統的高筒 Chuck Taylor 系列中加入踏板 (pedal),只要簡單移動腳掌即可控制已配對了 Wah-wah pedal 的結他,整個系統更是無線的!

‪#‎NotAFashionNews‬ Converse revealed their latest sneakers design “All Wah” —— a high top Chuck Taylor with a built-in Wah pedal. Simply move your foot, and the tech in the shoe adds a Wah to any plugged in guitar and it’s entirely wireless. (via COS)

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[MUSIC FUN] Heavy Metal Emoji!

在 App Store 閒逛時發現這個兇殘的重型金屬 Emoji 鍵盤供下載,試問又如何抗拒呢?!

While waiting Apple to release the meta-friendly emoji, why not pay a few bucks to get this awesomely brutal “Heavy Metal Emoji Keyboard” from App Store available now? 🤘🏻💥

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[MUSIC FUN] 聽音樂會起疙瘩的人竟有這麼多特質 ?! Music Goosebumps = Great Intellectual Curiosity

一項由東華盛頓大學發表的研究發現,聽到充滿戲劇性音樂而起雞皮疙瘩的人有「對經歷持開放性」的人格特質。報告中提及,社會心理學家 Mitchell Colver 說:「擁有這種特質的人,通常都會有活躍的想像力、懂得欣賞美麗事物和大自然、尋求新體驗、往往會對自己觀感作出反思,熱愛生活中各種事物。」

A study by Eastern Washington University discovered that people who get goosebumps when listening to a dramatic piece of music score high on a personality trait called ‘Openness To Experience.’ In an article on The Conversation, social psychologist Mitchell Colver says those who possess the trait have “unusually active imaginations, appreciate beauty and nature, seek out new experiences, often reflect deeply on their feelings, and love variety in life.” (via Teamrock)

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[MUSIC FUN] 82-Year-Old Singer Shocks the Room with “Bodies”  At America’s Got Talent

相信你們必定看過周五一個82歲的太空科技工程師到在藝表演節目 American’s Got Talent 上選擇重新演繹 Drowning Pool 代表作 Bodies!樂團更公開表示,希望這個老人家可以參與他們在音樂節中與他們一起表演!無可否認,他本星期成為本週互聯網贏得最多垂青的人喔!*RESPECT*

Many of you may have watched this viral video on Friday of a 82-year old space engineer covering Drowning Pool’s “Bodies” on American’s Got Talent, but do you know even the band made a public invitation, hoping he can join them on stage at Open Air Festival? This old man definitely wins over the internet this week! *RESPECT*

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Alternative rock 教父之一 Pixies 的 Where Is My Mind ( Fight Club 片尾曲) 剛被 LA Weekly 選為十大最佳電影歌曲之一。

“Where Is My Mind ” by alternative rock masters Pixies was selected as “Top 10 Best Movie Songs” by LA Weekly. The song appeared in Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.

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[FLASHBACK] Nightwish – Live at Rock in Rio 2015

即使這個不是高清片段,但仍然足夠讓你欣賞 Nightwish 精彩的音樂技術,當然還有美艷音準的 Floor Jansen!上周他們在英國 Download Festival 音樂節在過百個表演團隊中被評為其中最完美演出單位之一!

Even though it’s not HD quality, it’s an awesome clip to appreciate Nightwish’s unbeatable musicianship (and the gorgeous, pitch-perfect Floor Jansen!) after their performance. The band is praised as one of the best act in Download Festival last weekend.

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[FLASHBACK] Avenged Sevenfold – Walk

“If you don’t know this song, then turn away and WALK ON HOME!” 這個失落已久的片段很適合在回顧再次翻看,片中仍可見 The Rev 的演出。A long lost clip that’s perfect for this week’s ultimate flashback!

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[FLASHBACK] Suede – Animal Nitrate

Suede 宣布再次來港演出,令人不禁再把樂團的舊作翻出來。據說 Animal Nitrate 的是講述性侵犯的回憶,視頻和歌詞中均以動物作比喻,片段中不乏戴著豬牛等面具的人,以作和應。

Knowing Suede will be back to Hong Kong this summer makes you want to revisit all of their oldies at once. “Animal Nitrate” talks about the painful memory of being sexually abuse. The animal-masks brings visual impact of the violence and cruelness relentlessly.