[News + Random] This Week The Trend (01 Jan – 07 Jan)

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回顧文章 Concert Review ★ Anti Flag – Live in Hong Kong

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一起回顧2016 最後搖滾現場演出細節 —— Anti-Flag x Joey The Gangster x King Ly Chee 荔枝王 x 共犯結構 Accomplices!「『今晚,這就是你的大家庭!』Anti-Flag 成員 Chris #2 説道。沒錯,這不僅是一個專場 —— 這是與搖滾大家庭在Mosh Pit中,向非主流觀點和朋克精神致敬的慶典。同時這也是 Hidden Agenda 4.0的開幕活動,有留意報導的樂迷們都知道,由於政府的工廈活化政策,HA 在今夏被迫關閉,幸好於年底以另覓地點重開。 那麼,又有何比政治朋克歌曲更有力向權力政府作出回應呢?這夜主將 Justin Sane 與隊友展示了「真正朋克搖滾表演」的定義,連樂隊也在社交平台上稱香港站為這個巡演最喜歡一站!」

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 [GIG UPDATE] Animals As Leaders – Live in Hong Kong

今年聖誕節已經結束,但是時候購買新年禮物給自己了!巧合地 Animals As Leaders 香港演出細節和宣傳海報亦剛剛公佈!樂隊將於2月21日在香港首演,到時還會有加拿大人氣結他 Nick Johnston 和曾與多個著名金屬單位 (如Periphery的Mark Holcomb等) 合作的日本樂團 abstracts 參與。門票已於 Hidden Agenda 有售。

Christmas may be over but it’s time to get yourself some new year present! Djent master Animals As Leaders Hong Kong stop details just announced! The band will have their debut gig in Hong Kong on 21 February, together with Canadian rising guitarist Nick Johnston and Japanese group Abstracts, who has collaborated with names like Periphery’s Mark Holcomb. Advance tickets are now available at $320 at Hidden Agenda.

Animals As Leaders – Live in Hong Kong
Supporting Band 暖場樂團: Animal As Leaders, Nick Johnston (CAN), Abstracts (JP)
Date 日期: 21 February 2017
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Time 時間: 8:00pm
Ticket 票價: $320 (advance), $420 (walk-in), $280 (student)*

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[GIG NEWS] Hiss From The Moat – Live in Hong Kong & Drummer Master Class

由金屬鼓手 James Payne 領軍的意大利黑金樂隊 Hiss From The Moat 將會在一月到港宣傳其專輯 Misanthropy,而且舉行鼓技大師班,分享有關心得。其實 MFTM 各成員本身來自不同樂團 —— James 曾效力羅馬 Technical / Brutal Death Metal 樂隊 Hour of Penance 和美國的 Vital Remains、主唱是來自阿根廷的歌手 Gabriel Dubko、結他位置則由意大利的 Giacomo “Jack” Poli 和 Carlo Cremascoli 負責。到時還會有印尼 死全樂團 Revenge 和本地的 Aether 和 FightxClub 作為暖場嘉賓。

Italian blackened metal band Hiss From The Moat will perform in Hong Kong for the first time in January. The band is leaded by famed drummer, James Payne. In additional to the concert, Payne will also hold an intimate master class to share his secret for perfect musicianship. HFTM has gathered musicians from different corner in Europe — Payne is the ex-drummer of Hour of Penance (Rome) and Vital Remains (US), Argentinean singer Gabriel Dubko, Giacomo “Jack” Poli and Carlo Cremascoli from Italy on guitar and bass 。Indonesian metal group Revenge, and local metallers Aether and FightxClub will be opening for the night。

Hiss From The Moat – Live in Hong Kong & Drummer Master Class
Supporting Band 暖場樂團: Revenge, Aether, FightxClub
Date 日期: 15 January 2017
Venue 地點: Attic
Time 時間: 8:00pm
Ticket 票價 : $200 (advance – concert), $150 (advance – master class), $320 (advance – concert + master class), $300 (door – concert), $100 (student – concert)

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[GIG NEWS] coldrain – Live in Hong Kong

有留意金屬核音樂或日本搖滾界的樂迷一定不會對 coldrain 陌生,而他們終於決定在二月來港!樂團於2007年在名古屋組成,由中美混血兒主將 Masato 領軍,憑首兩張專輯 Final Destination 及 The Enemy Inside 在日本打響旗號,再以14年的 The Revelation 成功闖入國際搖滾界!

Coldrain, one of the brightest metalcore star from Japan, are coming to Hong Kong in February! Founded un Nagoya in 2007, they gained national success with the first two albums, Final Destination and The Enemy Inside, and have worldwide breakthrough with 2014 release The Revelation.

Coldrain – Live in Hong Kong
Supporting Band 暖場樂團: TBC
Date 日期: 18 February 2017
Venue 地點: Hangout
Time 時間: 8:00pm
Ticket 票價 : $300 (early bird), $380 (advance), $480 (door), $620 (VIP: early entry, meet & greet) at 觸STUDIO

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[GIG NEWS] Crystal Lake – Live in Hong Kong & Taiwan

更多日本金屬核樂團到港!繼上周公布的 coldrain 外,Crystal Lake 又分享將港台演出消息。他們將在3月18日到台北和4月2日到香港 Hidden Agenda 表演!Crystal Lake在2002年於東京組成,近年憑著多首單曲受到國際音樂界注Crossfaith 主唱 Kenta 合作的 Beloved、充滿力量的 Ups&Downs、重新演繹 Limp Bizkit 名作 Rollin 等。票務詳情將稍後公佈。

More Japanese metalcore to come! Besides coldrain which was announced earlier, Crystal Lake also share the news of their upcoming gig in town! The band will stop in Taipei on March 18th and April 2nd. Crystal Lake were founded in Tokyo in 2002 and slowly break into the international scene with hits like “Beloved” (featuring Kenta from Crossfaith), “Ups&Downs” and the Limp Bizkit cover “Rollin.” Stay tuned for ticketing details.

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[GIG REMINDER] Yellowcard – Live In Hong Kong (Farewell Tour!)

Yellowcard 主將 Ryan Key 與香港人樂迷們分享有關他們最後演唱會的細節!演唱會會於明年二月八日在KITEC舉行,VIP門票將包括Meet & Greet 環節,喜愛流行朋克的樂迷不要錯過。

Yellowcard frontman Ryan Key shares Farewell Tour details with Hong Kong fans! The show will be held at Music Zone on February 8th and you can meet the band at the VIP Meet & Greet Session! This will be the last tour before they disband – don’t miss this opportunity and get your tickets while it lasts!

Yellowcard – Live in Hong Kong
Date 日期: 08 February 2017
Time 時間: 8:00pm
Venue 地點: Music Zone, KITEC
Ticket 票價: $580 (Standard), $880 (VIP with Meet & Greet) at cityline.com

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[NEWS] Avenged Sevenfold X Cirque du Soleil Production For Upcoming Tour

Avenged Sevenfold 將會邀請太陽劇團 (Cirque du Soleil) 幕後團隊參與未來巡演,希望帶來意想不到效果。主將M Shadows表示樂團會考慮重整表演場地來實現特別的現場演出構思:「這個創作 (會跟太陽劇團) 原本的表演不同,設置會是特別為我們而設,也會聘請不同的成員參與。」Avenged Sevenfold 在剛在10月尾推出最新專輯 The Stage。

Avenged Sevenfold have hired the company behind Cirque du Soleil to manage the production on their upcoming live shows. Frontman M Shadows says the band will consider restructuring entire venues to realise their vision for a unique stage setting. Shadows tells Metal Hammer: “The production that’s being built is different for us, different for anyone I’ve ever seen and the people we’ve hired.” A7X had just dropped their latest album, The Stage, in late October.

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[NEWS] Austin Carlile Leaves Of Mice & Men Due To Illness

希望這是本年最後一個令人傷心的消息⋯⋯ 大家都知道 Austin Carlile 主唱 Of Mice & Men 在近一年因 Marafan 綜合症而不斷進出醫院進行手術,而今天更決定宣布退出。他在聲明提到,仍為樂隊的成績感到驕傲,現在暫時遷往哥斯達黎加休養,但不會停止音樂創作!即使如此,他確定 Of Mice & Men 會繼續下去。其實Marafan 綜合症是一種影響身體結締組織的遺傳疾病 (即全個身體也會受影響),繼而影響許多其他器官。這已使Austin被逼結束巡演,早前在Twitter上亦透露「將永不會好轉」,令樂隊不斷取消或重新安排演出日期。

Last sad news in 2016 please! Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile decides to leave the band because of his suffering from Marafan syndrome, a genetic disorder affecting the body’s connective tissue. In his statement, he says he is thankful for the band’s achievement, and has made the decision of moving to Costa Rica now to continue healing but will not quit playing music. He also says the band will go on without him.

Marafan syndrome has lead to a whole lot of other issues, forcing Carlile to end up missing tours, with the band constantly having to drop off or reschedule dates. He tweeted earlier that he will “never get better.”

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[NEWS] Add The Rolling Stones Tongue To Your Photo!

繼 Metallica 推出程式讓你以他們的字型來製作自己的名字後,The Rolling Stones 又分享自家網站,讓你把他們的舌頭標誌加到自己的頭像!值得留意的是,今次是藍色的舌頭,以宣傳樂團剛推出的專輯Blue & Lonesome,所有曲目均是以獨特方式重新演繹藍調歌曲。上周我們有介紹The Rolling Stones 與 Twilight 女主角 Kristen Stewart 合作的全新視頻 Ride ‘Em On Down,片段非常誘人!

Add The Rolling Stones’ signature tongue to your profile image! This is part of the band’s promotional campaign for their latest of blues covers called Blue & Lonesome. The Stones had teamed up with Twilight actress Kristen Stewart in the new, sexy video “Ride ‘Em On Down,” a cover of Eddie Taylor’s 1955 song.

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[NEWS] Suicide Silence New Song “Doris” + New Album Teaser

Suicide Silence 新專輯、新標誌、新形象!繼續由 Eddie Hermida 領軍!SS 即將在2月24日推出同名新專輯,並於今天分享首支歌曲Doris,其實他們在去年 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 音樂節已曾經演奏此曲。這個新作將會是樂團於2014年出版的 You Can’t Stop Me 後首個新專輯。不少樂迷於網站上留言指作品離開了 Deathcore 主軸,你又有何看法呢?

Suicide Silence revealed “Doris”, the first song off their upcoming self-titled album which will be out on February 24. They first performed it at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest last year. This will be their first 作release after the 2014 You Can’t Stop Me. Many think this is deviating from their deathcore root, what do you think? 

Tracklisting
1. Doris
2. Silence
3. Listen
4. Dying in a Red Room
5. Hold Me Up, Hold Me Down
6. Run
7. The Zero
8. Conformity
9. Don’t Be Careful, You Might Hurt Yourself

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[NEWS] George Michael Pased Away

雖然與重金/另類音樂無關,但西洋音樂樂迷不會陌生的 George Michael,即組合 Wham! 成員,在昨天聖誕節逝世,終年53歲。諷刺的是,他最廣為人知的作品就是大家很熟悉的 Last Christmas。

George Michael, Wham! singer and also a solo artist himself, passed away on Christmas at the age of 53.

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[NEWS] Metallica “Performed” In Supermarket

Metallica 早前以不同創新方法宣傳剛推出的新專輯 Hardwired… To Self-Destruct,而上週五樂團又有新動態。他們在喜劇演員 Billy Eichner 節目 Billy on the Street 上前往洛杉磯一個超級市場突擊員工,即興演出 Enter Sandman,賣肉的員工也立即加入合唱。想不到超市也有音樂驚喜!

Metallica has a series creative promotional campaign for their latest release, Hardwired… For Self-Destruct. Last week, the band took it one step further to “sing” at a LA supermarket! It was part of comedian Billy Eichner’ show Billy on the Street, they surprised employees and shoppers with an impromptu version of their classic hit “Enter Sandman”!

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[FLASHBACK] Bring Me The Horizon – Suicide Season

Bring Me the Horizon 第二張專輯 Suicide Season 於2008年9月29日出版,以手執淌血內臟的年輕女孩作封面設計,下面可見當時幕後照片。

Suicide Season is Bring Me the Horizon’s 2nd album released on 29 September 2008. The cover featuring a teenage girl holding bloody guts in her hands.

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[FLASHBACK]Happy 48th Birthday To Marilyn Manson!

今天是 Marilyn Manson 的48歲生日!雖然他經常「血惺」作賣點,更被稱為 God Of Fuck,但 MM 對人生的一些看法,卻很值得深思——他曾說:「我害怕變成我憎恨的人。我害怕失敗,怕失去控制。我喜歡在混亂和控制中尋找平衡點。我一直害怕在路上迷失或因失去一切而感到迷失。而我更害怕變成被社會完全接受的人!」

Happy birthday Mr. brian Warner a.k.a. Marilyn Manson! Despite of his bloody, brutal image, he always shows his intelligence via lyrics and speeches. He once shares, “I fear being like everyone I hate, I fear failure, I fear losing control. I love balancing between chaos and control with everything I do. I always have a fear of going one way or another, getting lost in something, or losing everything to get lost in. And I fear being a completely acceptable sheep in society.”

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