[News + Random] This Week The Trend (12 Feb – 18 Feb)



[GIG UPDATE] The Damned – Live In Hong Kong

全新香港站宣傳海報!朋克樂迷注意!繼2012年在Grappa’s Cellar作近距離演出後,英國殿堂朋克組合 The Damned 將在二月回來作更大型演出!於76年出道,與 Sex Pistols 同期的The Damned當年憑 Neat Neat Neat 和 New Rose 等名曲在朋克界贏得不少注意,其音樂亦滲透歌德朋克和新浪潮元素。小編在過去十年兩度遇上The Damned,每次均非常精彩,各位朋克樂迷不要錯過!

NEAT NEAT NEAT! New poster for The Damned’s upcoming concert in Hong Kong! After their sold-out show at Grappa’s Cellar in 2012, UK punk rock legend The Damned will be back to Hong Kong in February! The band came out in 1976 and stormed the scene with hits like “Neat Neat Neat” and “New Rose” with the infusion of gothic punk and new wave elements into strip-down punk rock sound. We have seen them twice in the last 10 years and they NEVER failed to deliver an awesome show. The Damned is definitely a must-see act on any punk followers’ bucketlist!

The Damned – Live In Hong Kong
Supporting Band 暖場樂團: The Pansies
Date 日期: 28 February 2017
Venue 地點: Music Zone @ KITEC
Time 時間: 7:00pm
Ticket 票價: $650 (advance) at thepointofsale.hk / The Underground HK

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[LIVE UPDATE] Periphery – Live in Hong Kong

雖然 Spencer 病倒而未能演出,但純音樂的金屬表演也令全場陷入瘋狂狀態!Another shot capturing Periphery and the crazy crowd at Hidden Agenda Hong Kong tonight! Full gallery will be up this week. (: @mohawkmajorie)

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[GIG REMINDER] coldrain – Live in Hong Kong

NEXT WEEK!休息一下又要跳進 Mosh Pit 了!日本金屬核中堅分子 Coldrain 將於明日來港!樂團於2007年在名古屋組成,由美日混血兒主將 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!

Time to dive in the mosh pit again! Japanese metalcore stars Coldrain are coming to Hong Kong next week! 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
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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[NEWS] Grammy Awards (Rock / Metal) Highlights – Metallica X Lady Gaga, Megadeth, twenty one pilots


1. Metallica 與 Lady Gaga 備受矚目的表演真的不負所望,充滿火焰和力量。可是表演開始期間卻由於技術問題,令人聽不到主持人介紹 Metallica 出場,James Hetfield 的麥克風開始時亦完全失聲。Gaga 亦為此創作了 #MetalliGa 的 hashtag。

2. 當憑著 Dystopia 贏得「最佳金屬表演」的 Megadeth 上台領獎時,在場伴奏樂團奏出 Master Of Puppets 而非他們的經典⋯⋯ 這也是樂隊第12次被提名,但第一次成為贏家。連樂團也開玩笑:「我們只花了11次提名便能勝出!」

3. 贏得「最佳流行音樂二人或小組表演」的 Twenty One Pilots,決定穿著內褲接受獎項和發表感言。後來樂隊解釋幾年前,Tyler邀請Josh到他家看 Grammys 時:「當時注意到屋內所有人都只穿著內衣,Josh轉頭跟我說 —— 當時我們還是寂寂無名 —— 他說:『如果我們有一天能出席格林美、如果我們能贏得格林美,我們應該這樣穿著來領獎!』」

Grammy Awards is often being criticized as “too commercial” by metal fans. But this year they got some pretty impressive moments (and some gossips) to blow your mind off.

1. Metallica and Lady Gaga’s highly anticipated performance is sensational. It is full of fire and energy, unfortunately due to technical problem, there was no sound when they introduced Metallica onto the stage or James Hetfield’s mic at the beginning.

2. When winner of Best Metal Performance Megadeth won (with Dystopia,) the house band were playing Master Of Puppets instead. It’s also the band’s 12th nomination but first time as the winner. As thy joked “it only took us 11 times!

3. Twenty One Pilots, winner of “Best Pop Duo or Group Performance,” took their pants off when accepting the award and giving their speech. Later the band explains a few years ago, Tyler asked Josh to come over to his house to watch the Grammys, “And as we were watching, we noticed every single one of us was in our underwear. And seriously, Josh turned to me — and we were no one at that time — and he said, “If we ever go to the Grammys, if we ever win a Grammy, we should receive it just like this.”

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[NEWS] Kittie Bassist Trish Doan Passed Away At 32

活躍多年的女金屬樂隊Kittie貝斯手Trish Doan 昨天去世,終年只有31歲時,暫時未有關於其死因的報告,樂迷紛紛在其社交網站悼念。樂隊官方聲明說:「我們要在極度傷感之下公布這個消息 —— 我們的姊妹好友 Trish Doan 不幸過身。真的很難用文字交代此事,她是如此閃耀、活潑和有才華的女孩,我們真的很愛她。她不僅僅是一個音樂人或樂隊同伴,她更是我們生活的一份子、妹妹和家人。沒有她的日子將會充滿挑戰,就像沒有燈塔的船,我們被摧毀了。希望大家在這個困難時刻會尊重我們和Trish家人的私隱。」Kittie於1996年在加拿大安大略省成立,音樂風格非常廣闊,從早期的Nu-metal,到氣候的死金、黑金,以致各種搖滾元素也會混合在她們的音樂裏。

Female metal band Kittie bassist Trish Doan passed away at the age of 31. No further information on her cause of death is announced yet. The band released an official statement: It is with immeasurable sadness that we share news of the passing of our sister and best friend Trish Doan. Finding the right words is tough. She was so bright and vibrant and talented and we loved her and still do. She was so much more than just a musician or member of the band. She was our blood, our sister and family. Finding our way without her will be challenging, like a ship without a lighthouse, and we are devastated. We ask that you please respect our privacy and her family’s privacy during this difficult time.

Kittie was formed in Ontario in 1996, with style range from nu metal (early,) death metal, black metal and various elements of rock music.

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[NEWS] Taking Back Sunday – Call Come Running

Emo追隨者們,Talking Back Sunday 又有消息了!新視頻 Call Come Running 可說是上個單曲 You Can’t Look Back (youtu.be/vqmKSb0kPjo) 的續集。上次説到主將 Adam Lazzara 被不明痛苦折磨,今次更邀請了多個角色容串,更包括Adam的父親!Call Come Running 收錄在樂團去年出版、被高度評價的專輯Tidal Wave內。

Taking Back Sunday dropped new music video “Call Come Running” from their critically-acclaimed album ‘Tidal Wave’ released last year. This video is a loose sequel to the previous video for “You Can’t Look Back” (youtu.be/vqmKSb0kPjo) which found vocalist Adam Lazzara suffering from an unidentified bloody affliction. Fans will be excited to see several special cameos in the new video, including Lazzara’s father!