[News + Random] This Week The Trend (07 May – 13 May)

[CONCERT REVIEW] Whitechapel x A Night In Texas – Live in Hong Kong

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Review 回顧文章 (Photo: Mohawkmajorie)

你能夠想像沒有 Hidden Agenda、就再沒有這麼多金屬專場的日子嗎?上週才看過 Whitechapel 與 A Night In Texas 的演出,昨晚就發生這樣不公的事情,甚至連主辨和樂團也被捕。Anyway,就回顧一下活動的點滴,反思 LIVEHOUSE 對音樂愛好者的意義 !  

(Hidden Agenda 事件始末在本頁下 // Scroll down for the brief summary of the Hidden Agenda incidence)

「⋯⋯樂隊在每個專輯均展示了低調的音樂實驗 —— 從初期包含不少Breakdown和爆炸節拍的純粹死核音樂,到漸漸有些作品加入更多的技術性探索,有時又偏向前衞金屬,總之你這晚就可以聽到不同特色的Deathcore聲音。 (但就沒有 Phil Bozeman 在最近專輯的Clean Vocal 啦,真的很有 Tool / A Perfect Circle 的影子!)Possibilities of an Impossible Existence 一直是我們特別喜歡的歌曲,它在現場版本更是精彩⋯⋯」

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[CONCERT REVIEW] Dreamtale – Live in Hong Kong

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Review 回顧文章 (Photo: Mohawkmajorie)

「⋯⋯樂隊敦促在場觀眾保持安靜,因為將要奏走 The Dawn 的鍵盤Intro,美麗得令人窒息,可說是我們最喜歡的power metal 前奏之一!五十秒鐘的獨奏,時間像是停頓了,空氣也靜止了。歌曲然後轉移到 Memories of Time、Dreamland、Fallen Star 和 Heart’s Desire 的混合曲 —— 是另一個 headbang 的時刻!」

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[LIVE UPDATE] Megadeth – Live in Hong Kong

剛收到攝影師幾張在 Megadeth 演出的照片,Dave Mustaine 近幾年狀態回勇,今年更憑 Dystopia 在 Grammys 贏得「最佳金屬表演」。

Sneak peek of our photo gallery  Megadeth – Live in Hong Kong  Full gallery and review will be up this week* (: @mohawkmajorie)

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THE HIDDEN AGENDA COVERAGE

[FEATURES / FLASHBACK] Hidden Agenda 與您何關?Why Does Hidden Agenda Matter To You?

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去年夏季,我們因 Hidden Agenda 被逼遷至撰寫此文,幾個月後 HA 成功重開,但想不到本周又再次重回起點,打壓甚至更加嚴重,令人有想起當日各界爭取的努力。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!

It’s the same time of the year… Last summer, we published this article in response to the relocation of Hidden Agenda. 10 months later, the reopened HA is facing the most challenging situation – from licensing issue to even performers’ visa application. (See TTNG and HA founder being arrested) Whilst the future of HA is still unforeseeable, we decide to take a look at why they matter to everyone who loves music here!

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Posted by Hidden Agenda on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

[NEWS] Hidden Agenda 就打壓事件發表聲明 Released Official Statement

The Hidden Agenda Team later released official statement on TTNG and Mylets being arrested, and the possible future plan for HA.

// 首先,噚晚HA嘅負責人阿和、手足阿源同一名觀眾均被控不同罪行:
1) 阿和與該名觀眾均被警方控以「妨害公務」;另外,阿和同時被入境處控以4項罪名:
一、涉協助教唆他人以旅客身份在港非法工作,違反逗留條件
二、聘請不可合法受僱人士
三、聘用他人時未有查閱身份證明文件及旅遊證件
四、聘用他人時未有為其登記及備存僱員紀錄

2) 同事阿源則被警方控以襲擊執法的公職人員。

【申請「工作簽證」談何容易?】
直至依一刻,一般公眾都簡單將事件了解成「Hidden Agenda聘請外地音樂團體演出 = 請黑工 = 犯法」。 我哋重申,一直以來HA都有為來港演出既單位申請「工作簽證」,但需時處理嘅申請並非容易。加上,政府部門多年來都將HA同「違規經營」掛勾,基本上我哋每每申請都好似入咗「特別名單」,經歷嘅程序更繁複,被拒絕嘅次數將更多;而今次入境處亦強調HA依個場地實屬違規經營,佢哋會繼續執法,對HA未來一切請來嘅團體都有更嚴謹嘅調查,即係話,我哋每行一步都會更加難。 政府部門多番阻撓 更甚者,每一代嘅場地都受到政府各個部門特別嘅「照顧」,由控煙辦、警察、食環、地政署、消防處等等唔同部門與方法、馬不停蹄去以「法律」清算我哋。

大家會問點解其他單位申請到,我哋好似不可能的任務? 原因係HA嘅場地屬於工廈單位,按照1967年及1973年訂下嘅租契法律——「工廈場地不能作工業/貨倉用途以外的任何用途」;所以一日我哋係工廈使用者,一日我哋個場地都係違規;但凡有外國團體以「HA」作演出地方作申請工作簽證,都極有機會被入境處拒絕申請。

【租金問題引申萬劫不復嘅循環】
HA租用工廈嘅原因又要返去香港租金問題等,一切都係一個萬劫不復嘅循環:租用工廈 → 工廈演出 → 違規 → 外地樂隊無工作簽證 → 外地樂隊演出犯法 → HA同樂隊有法律責任 →(究竟仲會點?)

遇到一個又一個難關,我哋都嘗試去用唔同方法解決;但如今嘅法律話畀我哋知將會連累到HA嘅同伴、樂隊、觀眾等更多人士,我哋都思考緊到底下一步仲可以點走落去。現有嘅法律條文對於我哋既經營絕對係無可避免嘅掣肘,任我哋再搬去下一個工廈,我地都被困原地,只要HA仍然生存喺工廈,我哋有嘅演出都極可能違法。 HA、又或類近嘅劇場、民間組織,都剩餘好渺茫嘅生存機會;但講到底,我哋一班HA手足都只係想喺一個僅餘既空間裡畀大家繼續聽我哋鍾意嘅現場音樂,到底我哋仲可以點? //

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[NEWS] TTNG & Mylets Crowdfunding Campaign

相信大家都知道 TTNG 與 Mylets 本週因簽證問題而被捕,各人已於兩日後飛回英國,但必須與四周後返回香港處理事件。樂團於今天發起眾籌,目標為$5000英鎊。你可在以下連結參與。

TTNG and Mylets, who were arrested for performing with valid working visa in Hong Kong, are requested by the Hong Kong government to come back for follow-up procedures. The bands are now raising money via a Gofundme campaign. Click here to view.

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[GIG UPDATE] Insomnium – Hong Kong Private Party 私人派對

主辦確定今次芬蘭旋律死亡金屬團隊 Insomnium 活動將以私人派對方式進行,各位金屬頭必須帶同 邀請函 赴會。再次提醒要在5月17日前RSVP! (5月19日台灣站請參閱 ICON promotions 專頁!) 同場會有曾於14年來港演出的澳洲旋死代表 Orpheus Omega、及將在短期內不會在香港與大家見面的本地樂隊 Pave The Path

Read more: Orpheus Omega 香港演唱會2014
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For members only! This special event with Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium will be held as a Private Party. Bring your invitation card for entry, or RSVP before May 17! (Head to HA Page for details) Aussie melodeath group Orpheus Omega, who performed in Hong Kong in 2014, and our local representatives Pave The Path will be joining the force! This will also be the last gig PTP participated in Hong Kong in short while.

Insomnium – Hong Kong Private Party
Opening Band 暖場樂團: Orpheus Omega, Pave The Path
Date 日期: 17 May 2017
Time 時間: 8:00pm
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda

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[GIG UPDATE] Childs – Live in Hong Kong Cancelled

墨西哥後搖樂團 Childs 被迫取消正在舉行的中國與香港巡演,原因據報與中國文化局有關。但活動仍會以其舉行,主辦將會公布另一樂團作領導,敬請留意 Nowed Music Records 更新。

Mexican post-rock outfit Childs is forces to cancelled majority of their upcoming China and Hong Kong Tour due to application issues. The event will continued with another headliner. Details to be announced soon*

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[NEWS] Fall Out Boy – Young And Menace

Fall Out Boy 發佈新視頻 Young And Menace,並公布新專輯名稱及封套設計等 —— 社會時計他們2015年推出的 American Beauty/American Psycho 後首個作品。

Fall Out Boy drop new video “Young And Menace,” new album cover art and details  – this will be the first new work since 2015’s American Beauty/American Psycho.

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[NEWS] Marilyn Manson New Album “Heaven Upside Down”

Marilyn Manson 宣布改變即將發行的專輯名字。事緣 Manson 原本將它命名為Say10,但近日卻表示會改為Heaven Upside Down,並分享多個神秘預告,更會在7月舉行巡演。這原定於今年2月14日出版,是繼2015年的The Pale Emperor後的首個作品。去年11月當問及專輯命名為 Say10 原因時,Manson解釋:「這個名字我在基督教學校念的筆記中的。」他又表示 Say10 與撒旦 (Satan) 的讀音十分相似,所以決定以此為下個專輯之名。

Marilyn Manson has announced that he’s changed the name of his upcoming album.
The follow-up to 2015’s The Pale Emperor was due to be called Say10 and was expected to launch on February 14 this year. However, that date passed with no news. He tells Fabulous TV: “I just finished my new album and I’m going on tour in July. The record is called Heaven Upside Down.” (via teamrock)

Last November, Manson tells The Los Angeles Times that “I found that title in my twelfth grade yearbook at Christian school” and that “Say10” reminds people of “satan.”

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[NEWS] Slipknot – The Shape

Slipknot推出360度現場視頻 The Shape,以慶祝樂團在其YouTube頻道上取得超過10億次觀看次數。敲擊樂手M. Shawn Crahan說:「這個視頻在我們的音樂節KNOTFEST 上拍攝。從一開始,Slipknot 的目標一直是統治世界,到今天為止仍是一樣,而我們的YouTube頻道上有超過10億觀看次數,就證明了這一點。」 (另外,由 Slipknot 主將 Corey Taylor 主理的 Stone Sour 也於兩週前分享全新視頻Fabuless,並確定久等的新專輯 Hydrograd 將會於6月30日經 Roadrunner Records 出版。)

Slipknot have unveiled a 360-degree live video “The Shape.” The video is being released in celebration of the group surpassing 1 billion views on their YouTube channel. Percussionist M. Shawn Crahan told Rolling Stone: “From the beginning, Slipknot’s goal has always been world domination. That goal is still the same today. The video for ‘The Shape,’ filmed at our festival Knotfest with our ‘maggots,’ and over 1 billion views on our YouTube channel, proves it’s happening. Like it or not.” (On the other hand, Corey Taylor-fronted Stone Sour also dropped brand new video “Fabuless” 2 weeks ago and confirmed their new album, Hydrograd, will be released on June 30 via Roadrunner Records.)

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[NEWS] Sum 41 – Goddamn I’m Dead Again

Sum 41 發佈新視頻 Goddamn I’m Dead Again,樂團更特別邀請了過百粉絲前往南加州一同拍攝。主唱 Deryck Whibley 介紹:「我們為新視頻感到非常興奮,這可說是『for the fans,by the fans』。你看到的都是Sum 41的死忠,感謝所有花了整個下午參與的樂迷們。」

Sum 41 drops new video “Goddamn I’m Dead Again.” The band invited hundreds of fans out for a very special filming in Southern California earlier this spring, Frontman Deryck Whibley says, “We’re very excited to release this new video. This one is for the fans and by the fans. What you are seeing are dedicated Sum 41 super fans, not one extra and I love that. Thank you all for being a part of it and spending that Sunday afternoon with us!”

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[NEWS] Avenged Sevenfold – God Damn (Behind The Scene + Teaser)

Avenged Sevenfold 分享新曲視頻 God Damn 的預告,當中包含製作花絮和訪問,全個音樂視頻將會在星期五播放。

Avenged Sevenfold shared a teaser features behind the scenes footage of their new video “God Damn” which will be out next Friday.

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[NEWS] Paramore – Hard Times

由 Hayley Williams 領軍的Paramore 推出全新視頻 Told You So,歌曲將收錄在5月12日推出的新專輯 After Laughter 內。早前樂團已推出另一單曲 Hard Times。

Paramore dropped new video “Told You So” taken from their upcoming album After Laughter, which will be out on May 12th. The band had released another new video for their single “Hard Times.”

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[NEWS] Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo x Korn – Blind

上回講到 Metallica 低音結他手 Robert Trujillo 的12歲的兒子 Tye Trujillo 將會在Korn的北美巡演中替補Fieldy作bass結他手一職,在這幾次演出也獲得不少讚賞,而其父親 Robert 決定加入,在本周六與Korn一同演奏Blind!

So many of you may have heard Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s 12-year-old son Tye Trujillo will be filling in for Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu in Korn’s Norh American Tour! And last Saturday, daddy Robert decided to join the force and perform “Blind” together! WATCH the clip below!

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[NEWS] All Time Low – Life of the Party

All Time Low 發佈新視頻Life of the Party,歌詞講述內向的人在派對上感到的不安,歌曲收錄在樂團剛推出的新專輯 Last Young Renegade。

All Time Low released new video “Life of the Party,” taken from their latest album Last Young Renegade.

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