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

 

Gentle Reminder 經過上兩週一連串風波後, Hidden Agenda 堅持會盡全力,保護這個音樂場地!以下是英文版本簡報昨晚的事情:Hidden Agenda’s upcoming events will remain UNCHANGED! Shout out to the HA Team!!

In case you missed it, FEHD, police force and other government departments gathered together at Hidden Agenda in the last 2 weeks because of the accusation that HA is holding live gigs illegally. Head to their Page for details. It’s a Space For Live, a space for all music lovers in Hong Kong! The Team will prepare a Q&A section for you in these few days to let everyone understand the unachievable license application.

記得這些在 Hidden Agenda 的難忘時刻嗎?本地音樂場地要由音樂愛好者來保護 🔥  以下是我們最近期的活動紀錄,由 Periphery (2月15日) 和 Animals As Leaders (2月21日) 在 Hidden Agenda 帶大家步入Djent世界! –  : @mohawkmajorie

These awesome moments at Hidden Agenda!!! Save our local venue  – Flashback to our most recent live recap of djent-ing with Periphery (Feb 15) and Animals As Leaders (Feb 21) at Hidden Agenda!

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[GIG NEWS] Bang Gang – Live in Hong Kong

聆聽。呼吸。由音樂人 Bardi Johannsson 領軍的冰島Trip Pop / Indie Rock 樂團 Bang Gang 繼14年在香港首度演出後,決定於5月9日舉行第二次演唱會,再次帶獨立搖滾樂迷進入一個充滿迷幻空氣的角度。

Listen & breathe. Icelandic trip pop / indie rock group Bang Gang will be back to Hong Kong on May 9 for a dreamy night in the utopia. Fronted by Bardi Johannsson, the band had won our local indie rock fans’ hearts with their debut gig here in 2014.

Bang Gang – Live In Hong Kong
Opening Band 暖場樂團: TBC
Date 日期: 09 May 2017
Time 時間: 8:00pm
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Ticket 票價: $300 (advance), $380 (walk-in) at Etickets.HK

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[GIG NEWS] Foxblood – Live in Hong Kong

澳洲金屬核心/硬核新樂團 Foxblood 將會在3月到港宣傳首張專輯 The Devil, The Dark &The Rain,此作由Periphery 的Adam Getgood製作,於去年9月發行。如果你喜歡 While She SleepsNorthlane等,你定不能錯過這澳洲團隊的第一次香港演出!

Australian metalcore / hardcore newcomers Foxblood will be here in Hong Kong to promote their debut album, ‘The Devil, The Dark & The Rain,’, produced by Periphery’s Adam Getgood, released in last September. If you like music from the genre-mates such as While She Sleeps or Northlane, you can’t miss these Aussie rockers’ first gig in town!

Foxblood – Live In Hong Kong
Opening Band 暖場樂團: TBC
Date 日期: 23 March 2017
Time 時間: 8:00pm
Venue 地點: 蒲窩青少年中心 WAREHOUSE teenage Club
Ticket 票價: $150 at etickets.hk

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[GIG NEWS] Dreamtale – Live in Hong Kong

芬蘭旋律力量金屬樂團Dreamtale 將於4月21日首度來港。被譽為「最被低估的Melodic Power Metal 團隊」,他們自1999年以來一直默默耕耘,忠於自己音樂風格的作品。這專場將會是最新專輯 Seventhian… Memories of Times 亞洲宣傳巡演的一部份。 我們推薦給你的還有其13年出版的 World Changed Forever。如果你是Stratovarius和Sonata Arctics等的粉絲,Dreamtale絕對不會讓你失望!門票現於 etickets.hk 平台發售。

Finnish Melodic power metal Dreamtale will be coming to Hong Kong for the very first time on April 21. Being praised as “the most underrated melodic power-metal scene,” the band have delivered consistent works since 1999. This will be part of the promotional tour for their latest album, ‘Seventhian… Memories of Times.’ Tunes we recommend to you will definitely be their 2013 full-length release ‘World Changed Forever.’ If you are fans of Stratovarius and Sonata Arctics, Dreamtale are not going to disappoint you! Tickets are now available at etickets.hk

Dreamtale – Live In Hong Kong
Opening Band 暖場樂團: TBC
Date 日期: 21 April 2017
Time 時間: 8:00pm
Venue 地點: MOM Livehouse
Ticket 票價: $330 (advance), $400 (walk-in) at etickets.hk

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[GIG REMINDER] Defeated Sanity – Live In Hong Kong

三月 mosh pit 之選!門票已公開發售!德國死亡金屬樂團Defeated Sanity會於22日首次亮相香港。樂隊最初是一個父子檔團隊,由結他手父親Wolfgang Teske和兒子鼓手Lille Gruber於1994年組成 ,音樂受美國死亡金屬樂隊如Cannibal Corpse和Suffocation等影響。主辦單位更邀請了來自日本的兀突骨作為暖場嘉賓,喜愛亞洲獨立金屬的樂迷都知道,他們以把死亡金屬音樂與文化武士故事完美結合而聞名。本地代表方面會有與多年沒有作公開演出的Adversary!還有近年重投現場演出懷抱的 Cadaver 決定加入戰團!

German death metallers Defeated Sanity are bringing their debut gig to Hong Kong in March. The band was initially a father-and-son project formed by guitarist Wolfgang Teske and his son, drummer Lille Gruber, in 1994. Their music is hugely influenced by American death metal bands like Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation. The organizer also invites Gotsu-Totsu-Kotsu 兀突骨 from Japan, who’s known for their perfect blend of death metal music with cultural samurai stories; and our local representative Adversary who is ready to be back to the live scene since 2010! Cadaver are also added to the lineup to bring you a night full of blood and sweat!

Defeated Sanity – Live in Hong Kong
Supporting Band 暖場樂團: Gotsu-Totsu-Kotsu 兀突骨, Adversary, Cadaver
Date 日期: 22 March 2017
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Time 時間: 7:30 pm
Ticket 票價: $350 (advance), $420 (walk-in) at Hidden Agenda

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[GIG REMINDER] sleepmakeswaves – Live In Hong Kong

15年曾經來港演出的澳洲後搖sleepmakeswaves再度於今天重臨,一起跳進情感的漩渦裏,讓旋律在這個晚上洗滌大家一週的煩惱。樂團最廣為人知的 It’s Dark, It’s Cold, It’s Winter 由斯斯的紙筆摩擦聲走過中版節奏,到最後歇斯底里淡淡逝去 ; 其他較激盪的推介有 So That the Children Will Always Shout Her Name 和 Tundra 等!

Australian post rock chillwave SLEEPMAKESWAVES will be back to Hong Kong TONIGHT! Let the waves of sincere melody cleanse your tired soul after a week of hard work* Here’s their best-known work, “It’s Dark, It’s Cold, It’s Winter,” for your enjoyment!

SLEEPMAKESWAVES – Live In Hong Kong
Supporting Band 暖場樂團: Topsy-wave
Date 日期: 19 March 2017
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Time 時間: 8:00pm
Ticket 票價: $250 (Advance), $300 (Walk-in), $200 (Student) at etickets.hk

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[NEWS] Floor Jensen Gave Birth To Baby Girl

NightwishFloor JansenSabaton 的 Hannes Van Dahl 公佈小女兒 Freja 已經出生了 !

Congratulations! Nightwish’s Floor Jensen and Sabaton’s Hannes Van Dahl posted the first photo with their new born baby girl Freja!

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[NEWS] Linkin Park feat. Kiiara – Heavy (official video)

Linkin Park 首播與女歌手 Kiiara 合作的全新視頻 Heavy,早前只推出錄音版本時,被樂迷評為是LP音樂生涯之中最流行的作品!此曲將收錄在5月16日推出的第七張新專輯One More Light,這亦是14年The Hunting Party後的首個錄音室專集。

Linkin Park revealed new video “Heavy” featuring singer Kiiara, which is taken from their 7th studio album, One More Light, to be out on May 16. This is their first release following 2014’s The Hunting Party.

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[NEWS] Have Mercy – Coexist

來自馬里蘭州、 Hopeless Records 旗下的 Have Mercy 一直是我們近年最喜歡的新進樂團之一。他們是那種不靠花巧宣傳、默默努力的創作團隊,音樂上永遠能夠透過中版節奏搖滾旋律、融合流行朋克和另類搖滾元素,帶出歌詞故事當中的真誠。他們剛首個新視頻Coexist,由 Erik Rojas(Yellowcard,Somos)主理,片段中可見主唱Brian Swindle 為拯救自己生命而搏鬥,最後發現所有看似很重要的事也只是過眼雲煙。歌曲將收錄在Have Mercy備受期待的第三張錄音室專輯Make It Best of It,並會於4月21日正式發行。

Have Mercy have been one of our favorite new band in recent years. They never fail to brig out their sincerity through their mid-tempo rock tunes fused with pop punk and alternative rock elements. The bande just dropped the new music video for “Coexist,” directed by Erik Rojas (Yellowcard, Somos) the video has frontman Brian Swindle fighting himself to save his own life only to find out in the end none of it matters. The song was taken from their highly anticipated third studio album ‘Make The Best Of It’, out on April 21 via Hopeless Records.

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[NEWS] Arch Enemy – Nemesis (Live at Wacken Open Air)

Arch Enemy 推出另一現場拍攝視頻 Nemesis,片段會收錄在3月31日發表的官方DVD中,當中全部曲目均攝於樂團去年在Wacken Open Air音樂節及War Eternal專輯宣傳巡演。

Revisit Arch Enemy’s Nemesis live performance – the band dropped this new video this week for their upcoming live album As The Stages Burn which will be released on March 31. It features footage of the band’s headline performance at Wacken Open Air 2016, and their highly successful promotional tour for album “War Eternal.”

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[NEWS] HIM Announced Farewell Tour

1991年成立的芬蘭HIM今天宣布即將解散,並會舉行告別巡迴演出,作為他們26年職業生涯的最後一章。主唱 Ville Valo 表示:「我們在過去接近四分之一個世紀讓愛情(Love)和金屬(Metal)交織 —— 註:HIM 其中一個專輯叫 Love Metal,漸漸樂團的音樂也被稱作Love Metal —— 我們真心感覺到HIM已經經歷了不尋常的旅程,而這一刻必須說再見,好讓繼續用視線、氣味和聲音去探索尚未發掘的可能性。我們走過這個道路,解決了途中的難題,現在一切已到尾聲了,謝謝!」

Right Here In My Arms 於1999年出版,收錄在第二張專輯 Razorblade Romance 內,視頻於二千年另類搖滾金屬圈中被經常播放,其中一首HIM最廣為人知的作品。

Formed in 1991 in Finland, HIM announce their farewell tour today as the final chapter on their 26 year career. Frontman Ville Valo says “After quarter of a century of Love and Metal intertwined we sincerely feel HIM has run its unnatural course and adieus must be said in order to make way for sights, scents and sounds yet unexplored. We completed the pattern, solved the puzzle and turned the key. Thank you.”

Here’s one of their most well known song in their career. “Right Here In My Arms” was released in 1999 in HIM’s second album “Razorblade Romance.” The video was widely played in the alternative rock / metal scene in the 2000.

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[NEWS] Metallica x Iggy Pop – TV Eye

Metallica 再次在現場演出中加入與其他樂手合作驚喜,繼近期在北京與Lang Lang – 郎朗、及在格林美音樂大獎與 Lady Gaga 備受矚目的表演後,前天在墨西哥城與殿堂朋克人物Iggy Pop一同重新演繹Iggy所屬樂團The Stooges的經典作品TV Eye!

Once again, Metallica had surprise collaboration at their live performance, recent – Lang Lang at Beijing, Lady Gaga at Grammy Awards – this time in Mexico City, the band teamed up with the legendary Iggy Pop to cover The Stooges’ TV Eye!

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[NEWS] The Maine – Bad Behavior

向大家介紹一首周末的完美主題曲!流行朋克中堅份子 The Maine 推出全新視頻 Bad Behavio。去年我們有機會與樂隊詳談有關他們決定離開唱片公司,自資推出唱片,本星期終於收到他們的努力成果了!

樂隊趁着今年自己創立的 8123 Fest音樂節10年周年紀念,決定在現場拍攝此視頻。歌曲收錄在樂團最新推出的首張獨立發行作品Lovely Little Lonely,但其實已是The Maine音樂生涯第六個專輯,並會在4月7日上市。Bad Behaviour歌曲自1月發布以來,在Spotify上已有50萬播放次數,在多個獨立流行榜上佔據高位。

Perfect song for the weekend! Pop punk noisemakers The Maine drop new video for their new single, “Bad Behavior”. Last year we had the chance to talk to the band on their independent move and finally their hard work is out!

Filmed at the bands’ 10 Year Anniversary festival “8123 Fest”, the video features live festival footage and a behind the scenes look into the world that the band has created over the last decade. It is the first single from the new album and sixth studio release, Lovely Little Lonely. Available April 7, this is the first record the band are releasing entirely independently. Garnering half a million Spotify streams since it’s release in January, “Bad Behavior” is currently creeping up the alternative radio charts.

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[NEWS] Gavin James – I Don’t Know Why

如果你喜歡indie或alternative音樂,Gavin James的名字對你來說應該絕不陌生,而他的音樂已取得國際音樂界的注意,特別是在挪威和荷蘭!。他承接16年音樂事業的之成功後,推出新單曲 I Don’t Know Why,Gavin 解釋說:「這首歌是關於年輕人的愛,並希望成為那個比其他人優勝、希望突出自的思想。」最近他更在其家鄉都柏林舉辦了達15,000人的演唱會,相信喜愛流行另類音樂的朋友會喜愛他。

If you like indie / alternative music, Gavin James’ name should be no strangers to you. The Irish singer-songwriter drops new single “I Don’t Know Why,’ after a successful 2016 with a sold-out headline show to 15,000 people in his hometown of Dublin. His music has break into international music scene, especially in Norway and Holland! The song is about young love and wanting to be with that one person who stands out above anyone else, came to be in a rather interesting way, says Gavin. “

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[NEWS] All Time Low – Last Young Renegade Album Details

All Time Low 宣佈加盟廠牌 Fueled By Ramen 後,立即推出上周介紹過的新視頻Dirty Laundry,更預告新專輯將會命名為 Last Young Renegade,封套設計具漫畫感,並會於6月2日正式發售。

After announcing their move to Fueled By Ramen, All Time Low premiered first new video “Dirty Laundry” which we shared earlier on and now revealed album name ‘Last Young Renegade,’ release date (June 2nd) and cover sleeve.

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[NEWS] Suicide Silence – Dying in a Red Room

Suicide Silence 首播新視頻Dying in a Red Room,歌曲收錄在上周推出、仍然因為歌曲風格二備受爭議的同名專輯內。視頻敍述有關穿着黃色保護衣和口罩的工作人員、綠色不明液體和躺在路上的受害者的懸疑故事。有趣的是,樂團自己也幽自己一默,把 #Teehee 用噴漆寫在場景的牆上。當記者問到主唱Eddie Hermida有關樂迷對其專輯的反應時,他表示:「Honesty —— 我們一向忠於我們的音樂。」

Suicide Silence drops new video of “Dying in a Red Room” off their debatable, self-titled new album out last week. The video tells an interesting story of yellow-masked tech, green liquid and dead victims. It seems the band are not affected by all the negative comments that they decide to laugh it off and even have “Teehee” sprayed on the wall in the video. When asked how he deals with such criticism, Eddie Hermida says “Honesty. We have always been honest with our music.”

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[NEWS] Sonny Moore aka Skrillex Back In From First To Last

From First To Last 確定與2007年離隊、現時人稱Skrillex的世界級DJ 的 Sonny Moore 重組,昨天更把照片轉成跟Sonny的合照、亦把他的名字顯示在專頁上。樂團今年較早時間已推出全新歌曲 Make War。Sonny雖不是樂團原主唱,但由他主理的Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count 和 Heroine專輯當年廣受追捧,但可惜到07年決定以Skrillex藝名追求DJ夢想。

Sonny Moore aka the now world top DJ Skrillex is back jn From First To Last by changing their profile picture to a photo including Moore and his name is bio information. The band revealed new song “Make War” with Sonny Moore earlier this year. Make War is the first new music Sonny has made with the band since his department way back in 2007. Moore sang for the band on, Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count and Heroine. He then left in 2007 to pursue his solo DJ career as Skrillex.

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NEWS] Norma Jean – 1,000,000 Watts

自05年的O God, The Aftermath,Norma Jean 一直是我們非常喜愛的樂團。昨天他們首播新視頻 1,000,000Watts (一百萬伏特!),歌曲收錄在令人讚嘆的新專輯Polar Simila內。

Since the band’s 2005 ground-breaking album O God, The Aftermath, Norma Jean have always been one of our favorite band. The band premiered new video “1,000,000 Watts” yesterday, which is taken from their critically-acclaimed new album Polar Similar.

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[NEWS] Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare 即興演出!

Avenged Sevenfold 前幾天在芬蘭赫爾辛基巡演時到當地的Hard Rock Café 消遣,其間即興走上餐廳內小舞台,拿起樂器演奏其作品Nightmare,當時只有少數觀眾有幸看到這個表演!

At a recent tour stop in Helsinki, Avenged Sevenfold did a spontaneous performance of “Nightmare” on a small stage at Hard Rock Café. Only a handful of lucky people got to see that!

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[FLASHBACK] Avenged Sevenfold – Live in Hong Kong

說起 Avenged Sevenfold 在芬蘭 Hard Rock Cafe 的即興表演,令人又會想到樂團兩年前在香港的演出⋯⋯

The A7X Hard Rock performance takes you back to their long-awaited gig in Hong Kong 2 years ago.

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[FLASHBACK] Dropkick Murphys – Shipping Up To Boston

St Patrick’s Day 當然要配上一些充滿愛爾蘭傳統風格的朋客音樂,首選當然是 Dropkick Murphys!這首曲子作為 The Departed 電影的片尾曲,相信大家對這首歌不會陌生。

It’s St Patrick’s Day so here’s the most Irish punk band of all time for you – Dropkick Murphy’s classic “Shipping Up To Boston.” 

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