[News + Random] This Week The Trend (24 Jul – 30 Jul)

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★ Special Features★ Hidden Agenda 與您何關?

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Hidden Agenda —— 香港最著名的 Live House,是本地樂圈無人不曉的聚腳地。經過多次搬遷後,HA再次面對此問題。儘管受到地下音樂界的支持,他們仍然成為工業大廈活化計劃的犧牲者,而未來仍然充滿不可預見的危機。我們決定從本地音樂愛好者角度看看,Hidden Agenda 與大家不可分割的關係!

每個相片都紀錄了每個現場的快樂點滴,希望所有人都會享受每次演出吧 —— 因為那將會是你永遠不會忘記的時刻。

Hidden Agenda, the most well-known live house in Hong Kong, is no stranger to our local music lovers. After multiple times for relocation, the team is forced to move again very soon. Despite of receiving huge support from Hong Kong’s underground music community, Hidden Agenda becomes a victim under the scheme of industrial building revitalisation. Whilst the future of HA is still unforeseeable, we decide to take a look at why they matter to everyone who loves music here!

The happiness and energy in each photo is unique and irreplaceable to the one who were in the crowd. Cherish the moment you spend in each show, because that memory will stay with you forever.

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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 主唱 John O’Callaghan 跟我們介紹 Am I Pretty 歌曲背後的信息説:「我們相信所有人都是美麗的。因為你的眼睛是不同的,每説一句話五官都會有點改變,世界上也不會有任何人會與你一模一樣。缺點就像指紋般,又有如你與生俱來的自由意志。」

The Maine’s vocalist John O’Callaghan describes the message behind “Am I Pretty”: “You are beautiful because your eyes are different sizes and your lisp gets in between your tongue and teeth every time you try to say “something”. You are beautiful because there never has been, nor will there ever be anyone else on this Earth like you. Because your flaws are like fingerprints and should be embraced just like the free will that resides inside.”

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[GIG NEWS] Suicide Silence – Live in Hong Kong

Suicide Silence 8月香港演唱會詳細資訊更新!今次更會是 Eddie Hermida 首次在此演奏在其領軍下推出的專輯 You Can’t Stop Me 內的歌曲。同場樂團會有本地死核精英 Massacre Of Mothman,他們在兩年前也曾作SS的暖場嘉賓,一踏上台便旋即炒熱現場氣氛!

Concert details of Suicide Silence’s gig in August is out! This will also be the first time for Eddie Hermida to perform his first work, “You Can’t Stop Me”, after joining thr band. Our local deathcore veterans Massacre Of Mothman will also share the same stage with SS. (They also opened for Suicide Silence’s debut gig in HK!)

Suicide Silence – Live in Hong Kong
Supporting Band 暖場樂團: Massacre Of Mothman
Date 日期: 23 August 2016
Time 時間: 8:30pm
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Ticket 票價: $300(Advance) / $350(Door) at Ticketflap.com

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[GIG NEWS] Slipknot – Live in Taiwan

台灣的樂迷準備好沒有?! Slipknot is coming!!! Stay tuned for more update*

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[GIG NEWS] Sonic Syndicate – Live in Hong Kong

瑞典金屬樂團 Sonic Syndicate 在當地重型音樂界絕對不是一個陌生名字 —— 2002年成軍,推出共五張專輯,經過陣容變動,甚至音樂類型轉變 (由重型金屬、搖滾、旋死、金屬核⋯⋯) —— 他們終於會在八月來香港,為你帶來一晚北歐音樂夜!

Swedish metal group Sonic Syndicate is no strangers to the heavy metal scene in Europe – founded in 2002, released 5 albums, lineup changes, even genre shift (heavy metal, hard rock, melodeath, metalcore!) – and finally they will be here in August to present their Scandinavian power!

Sonic Syndicate – Live in Hong Kong
Supporting Band 暖場樂團: Pave The Path
Date 日期: 16 August 2016
Time 時間: 8:30pm
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Ticket 票價: $160 (Student), $220(Advance), $280(Door) atTicketflap.com

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[GIG NEWS] Morissey – Live In Hong Kong (And Asia)

繼續令人感動的現場消息!雖然還沒有官方確定,但各音樂媒體已搶先公布 Morissey 將於秋季舉行全球巡迴演出,當中包括香港、日本及東南亞等地,時間表如下。

Morissey will be coming to Hong Kong this fall for his World Tour! Refer to the list below for details.

09-28 Tokyo, Japan – Orchard Hall
09-29 Tokyo, Japan – Orchard Hall
10-01 Yokohama, Japan – Bay Hall
10-02 Osaka, Japan – IMP Hall
10-06 Hong Kong, China – MacPherson Stadium
10-12 Jakarta, Indonesia – Senayan Golf Driving Range
10-15 Singapore City, Singapore – Marina Barrage
10-18 Bangkok, Thailand – Moonstar Studio
(via NME,Pitchfork)

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[NEWS] Anthony Kiedis Gets Naked In New Video

Red Hot Chili Peppers 的Anthony Kiedis 再次「赤裸」現身,為最新單曲 Go Robot 拍攝視頻。歌曲收錄在他們上月推出的專輯 The Getaway。看來 Anthony 這麼多年來仍然很享受 show off 自己喔!

Anthony Kiedis gets “naked” for Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new video “Go Robot”. The band was caught filming on the street for this new single off their latest album The Getaway. Well, guess Kiedis still enjoys showing off his body after all these years!

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[NEWS] Wilco X Joan Cornellà

我們非常欣賞的另類搖滾樂團 Wilco 將於9月9日推出第10張專輯,名為Schmilco。樂團更邀得香港朋友很喜歡的西班牙藝術家 Joan Cornellà 設計封套。

Our beloved alt rock heroes Wilco will release their 10th studio album “Schmilco” on September 9th, with album sleeve art designed by Spanish cartoonist Joan Cornellà, who is no stranger to Hong Kong.

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[NEWS] Pokémon Go Fever In The Music Scene

Pokémon GO 遊戲旋風直捲全球,有藝術家把 Pokémon 角色代入經典搖滾專輯封面!你可否一眼把他們認出來?樂迷更加捉到紐約 Music Hall 的台上……

Pokémon GO is setting the world on fire. An artist has then tried to fit the animated cuties into some classic album sleeves. Can you recognize each of them? Some even try to catch the pokémon on stage at Music Hall……

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[NEWS] Drowning Pool Performed With 82-year-old AGT Contestant

Drowning Pool 週末邀請早前曾在才藝表演節目 America’s Got Talent 上重新演繹樂團代表作 Bodies 而得到注意的82歲太空科技工程師在音樂節上台一起演唱!再次證明搖滾音樂無分年齡的!*RESPECT*

Remember the 82-year old space engineer covering Drowning Pool’s “Bodies” on American’s Got Talent and took the room by storm? ICYMI, the band has invited him on stage at Open Air Festival last weekend to perform “Bodies” together and above is the clip to prove rock and roll is for everyone! *RESPECT*

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[NEWS] Guns N’ Roses Hate Your Sign?

一個女樂迷在 Guns N’ Roses 田納西州演唱會中舉起寫上「Where’s Izzy」的標語,最後被工作人員把它取去再撕掉。保安人員稱這是樂隊成員下令的指示。她堅持在表演正式開始後已把牌收起,好讓不會防礙其他人欣賞表演。她又表示:「昨晚我帶了「Where’s Izzy」的牌子到 Guns N’ Roses 的演唱會。如果你有看過 Don’t Cry 的音樂視頻,你便會明白。若你沒有看過,這是指已離隊的成員 Izzy Stradlin。他並未有參與其他四個創團成員一起作巡演。」

A woman holding a sign saying “Where’s Izzy” during Guns N’ Roses show last night in Nashville had her sign removed and ripped up by security and stage crew. The security was allegedly ordered to take such action by band members themselves, or at least that’s what the woman was told. She also said she had put the sign away when the performance started so she was not blocking other people from enjoying the show.

The woman noted: “Last night I had this ‘Where’s Izzy’ sign. If you know about Guns N’ Roses and you’ve seen the ‘Don’t Cry’ music video, you get it. If not, it’s a reference to Izzy Stradlin who left the band and is not currently touring with the other four original members. (via UG)

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[NEWS] Corey Taylor Hits Fan’s Phone To Floor

對於在演出期間吧樂迷手上的手機拍到地上的舉動,Slipknot 主將 Corey Taylor 表示正在撰寫聲明,內容為「 👆」。事件就此圓滿結束。

In regards to hitting a front-row fan’s hand to drop his cell phone onto the floor, Corey Taylor expressed he was writing a statement —— 👆… Guess that’s how this will end.

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[NEWS] Epica – Universal Death Squad

Epica 發佈全新歌詞視頻 Universal Death Squad!這是樂團跟大家分享 The Holographic Principle 新專輯內的第一首歌曲。令人很想再在現場看到 Epica 的演出啊!

Epica release lyric video for their first single “Universal Death Squad”off their upcoming album “The Holographic Principle”. Don’t you want to see them once again in live?

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[NEWS] All Time Low – Something’s Gotta Give (Live From Wembley Arena) + Straight To DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts

早前介紹過 All Time Low 將會在今夏發布名為 Straight To DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts。樂團昨天分享其中在溫布頓場館 Something’s Gotta Give 的現場片段作預告。DVD 將在8月26日正式發行,收錄了 Alex、Jack、Zack 和 Rian 在過去的六年直到去年推出的第六張專輯 Future Hearts 的點滴。Future Hearts 在美國和英國均取得驕人成績,亦是樂團在音樂生涯中第一週最暢銷的作品。

All Time Low premiered new live video, “Something’s Gotta Give”, off ‘Straight To DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts’ this summer. The disc has documented the past six years with Alex, Jack, Zack and Rian leading up to the band’s sixth studio album, Future Hearts. The album debuted #1 in the US and UK and gave All Time Low the highest charting and biggest selling week of their careers. It will be officially released on August 26 through Hopeless Records.

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[NEWS] With Confidence – Voldemort

早前跟你介紹過的澳洲新進流行朋克樂團 With Confidence 推出新視頻 Voldemort。他們解釋:「Voldemort (哈利波特中的伏地魔) 是個快樂、無憂無慮的瘋子,而這個視頻正是我們對此的表達!這是關於用拳頭去對抗生活中的不如意。」(劇透:其實片段是頗陽光的 😏)

With Confidence, the Australian pop punk newcomers we have introduced to you few weeks ago, have released a new music video for their song “Voldemort”! The band explains “Voldemort is a happy, carefree fuck you to mental illness and this video is our representation of that! It’s about rolling with the punches despite life breaking your green screen and throwing beach balls at you.”

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[NEWS] Parkway Drive – Devil’s Calling

Parkway Drive 推出全新視頻 Devil’s Calling,並會收錄在其專輯 Ire 內。關於這個新作,主唱 Winston McCall 談到:「我們在其中一次樂隊討論中,發現原來大家都在想著同一個方向 —— 相信我們之間不會在另一個 Parkway 的金屬核專輯得到這麼多的創作滿足。」

Parkway Drive have released a video for their track Devil’s Calling. The song appears on the deluxe edition of their 5th album Ire, which was released last week. Frontman Winston McCall told Metal Hammer: “We had a band meeting and it turned out all of us were thinking the same thing – none of us would get creative fulfilment out of writing another Parkway metalcore album.” (via metal hammer)

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[NEWS] Suicide Squad – Joker Extended Look

相信不少搖滾樂迷會對 Joker (和 Thirty Seconds to MarsJared Leto) 有興趣 —— 說了這麼久,電影終於在今夏上映了!

Check out the latest Suicide Squad Movie trailer featuring Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto as Joker! The movie will finally be out in this August!

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

如果你錯過了,Twenty One Pilots 早前推出為電影而創作的新曲視頻 Heathens,當中可見樂團在監獄中彈奏,亦加插部份未曾曝光的電影片段。

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

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[NEWS] Korn – Rotting In Vain

ARE YOU READY? Korn 確定會在10月21日推出第12張錄音室專輯,名為 Serenity Of Suffering。今天亦隨即推出新視頻 Rotting In Vain,片段由 Sons of Anarchy 男星 Tommy Flanagan 主演。早前樂團亦表示SlipknotCorey Taylor 會參與作客席主唱。

ARE YOU READY? Korn have confirmed their 12th album, The Serenity Of Suffering, will be released on October 21 via Roadrunner Records. They’ve also debuted a video for Rotting In Vain, starring Tommy Flanagan in Sons of Anarchy. The new album will also feature a guest appearance from Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor. (via teamrock)

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[NEWS] The Devil Wears Prada – Daughter

The Devil Wears Prada 首播新視頻 Daughter,預料將收錄在樂隊下半年推出的錄音室專輯內。值得留意的是,出現在視頻中的鼓手是Haste The Day 的成員 Guiseppe Antonio Capolupo。他今夏也將加入TDWP的巡演,接替本月初離隊的原鼓手 Daniel Williams。

The Devil Wears Prada drops new video, “Daughter”. The song is expected to appear on the band’s next studio album, which will be released later in the year. Worth to note, Guiseppe Antonio Capolupo from Haste The Day was shot behind the kit in the video. He will also join TDWP on the road this summer, following the departure of Daniel Williams earlier this month.

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[NEWS] Babymetal X Judas Priest – Breaking The Law

Judas Priest 與 Babymetal 在昨天舉行的 Alternative Press 音樂頒奬禮中與一同演出。,重新演繹樂團的名作 Painkiller 和 Breaking The Law。你可在下面片段欣賞當時情況 (溫馨提示:由6:00開始) 。其實 Babymetal 曾多次與其他金屬樂團同台表演,其中包括香港樂迷很喜愛的 Dragonforce。

Babymetal performed live with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford for the band’s metal anthems Painkiller and Breaking The Law at the Alternative Press Awards yesterday. (Starting from 6:00) Babymetal have done surprise mash up with many of your favorite metal bands, including Dragonforce and Rob Zombie.

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[NEWS] The Color Morale – Walls

説起社交媒體負面影響的歌曲 —— 我們一向非常欣賞的金屬核樂團 The Color Morale 的新視頻 Walls 以蒙面人比喻社交媒體成為社會隔膜的問題。主唱 Garret Rapp 說:「我們希望利用音樂和視頻顯示個人與社會關係中的疏離,事實上有不少人已經討論過社交媒體的定位。在歌詞上我們也反映與人之間會築起牆壁,避免顯示脆弱的一面。」歌曲將收錄在樂團於8月19日推出的新專輯 Desolate Divine 內。

The Color Morale, who we always appreciate for their sensitive lyrics and musical passion, has revealed the new video for “Walls”, taken from their upcoming album Desolate Divine which is set to drop on August 19. Talking about the video lead singer Garret Rapp said:“The music video is a representation of the personal and social disconnect in relationships. This is a topic heavily debated within social media and a reflection of the songs lyrical content which deals with creating barriers to avoid vulnerability to another.” (via AP)

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[NEWS] Crown The Empire – Weight Of The World

互聯網的影響力可以十分可怕,Crown The Empire 借著新曲 Weight Of The World 批評互聯網,尤其社交媒體上的負面效應。歌曲將收錄在他們7月22日發行的新專輯 Retrograde 內。主唱Andy Leo說:「每個人在每件事上都總是要發表意見 (真的感謝互聯網!)」

Crown The Empire premiered new song “Weight Of The World”, which criticises the internet, more specifically social media. The track is taken from their forthcoming album ‘Retrograde’, which is due out on July 22 via Rise Records. “Everyone has something to say and an opinion to give (thanks internet!),” said vocalist Andy Leo.

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[NEWS] blink-182‘s Comeback Album Scored Billboard No.1

Blink-182 新專輯 California 成功打敗 Drake (了解流行音樂的朋友都知道他走勢是多麼凌勵!) 佔據流行榜冠軍達九週的大碟,奪取美國專輯榜第一位!這是今年首週銷量的第三位,也是 Blink 自2003年同名專輯後首週售出最多的作品、及他們出道以來最高銷量的大碟。下面是樂團的首支單曲視頻 Bored To Death。

California stole Drake’s nine week sprint at the top and is Blink-182’s first No. 1 album in 15 years. It is the third largest week for a rock album in 2016 and the band’s biggest week since 2003’s self-titled (via Billboard). The record is also Blink-182’s first chart-topper in Britain, according to Forbes. Below is the official video of their first single “Bored To Death.”

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[FLASHBACK] Kurt Cobain & His Famous T-shirt

FleaKurt Cobain 在1992年MTV音樂頒獎典禮上拍攝 —— Kurt 身穿的 T-shirt 在他去世後變成大受歡迎的週邊商品⋯⋯

Flea and Kurt Cobain at 1992 MTV Music Awards. The t-shirt on Kurt had also become a popular merch item after he passed away.

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[FLASHBACK] Suicide Silence X Hatebreed – Last Breath

Suicide Silence 將於8月回到香港,讓我們在這個周四回顧一下他們與硬核精英 Hatebreed 的合作吧!參加過 Suicide Silence 演唱會、 或擁有專輯 You Can’t Stop Me 的樂迷,可能已聽過他們重唱 Hatebreed 的 Last Breath。不過,這段視頻首次展示 Hatebreed主唱 Jamey Jasta 在舞台上與他們一同表演這曲!

For those who have attended Suicide Silence’s concert or have bought their latest album You Can’t Stop Me, you’d have heard their Hatebreed cover. But this video shows the first time the first time Hatebreed’s vocalist Jamey Jasta joined the Suicide guys on stage to perform this song. Here’s the details of their Hong Kong concert!

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[FLASHBACK] Velvet Revolver – Slither

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Slash! 很多人只認識他是 Guns N’ Roses 的結他手,但很少會記得Slash其他Side Project, Velvet Revolver 可說是其近年最成功和高質的例子。

Many people remember Slash as Guns N’ Roses’ guitarist, but few actually looking at his side project, including Velvet Revolver. Here’s our pick to celebrate the man’s birthday*

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[FLASHBACK] Papa Roach – Last Resort

祝 Jacoby Shaddix 四十歲生日快樂! 作為 Papa Roach 的創團成員 (1993),在他的帶領下,於二千年慿專輯 Infest 打進主流搖滾圈,當中包括他們的代表作 Last Resort。樂團會於今年年尾在台灣演出。

Happy 40th birthday Jacoby Shaddix! He founded Papa Roach in 1993, and successfully broke into the scene with 2000 album, Infest, including their anthem “Last Resort.” The band will be playing in Taiwan later this year.

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Calling all drummers 🛠  鼓手在樂團裏經常被忽略,但沒有這個拍子根本算不上真正的搖滾樂團!

We’d like to dedicate this week to everyone working hard behind the kit 💥

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