Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Here's some upcoming shows for you. Up now is the Magrudergrind Philippine Leg of their Southeast Asian Tour. More info to be posted soon about the shows, band line-ups, etc. Don't miss out. Magrudergrind will knock you out cold. Plus, a couple of shows are happening in Paranaque City and Sta. Rosa City, Laguna so if you're down south, don't forget to check out these shows. Awesome bands.
I haven't been going out lately. I'll start my new job by Monday. Fairly anxious to do so. No shirt and food update this time because I don't have the cable to hook up my phone/camera with my PC at the work place. Definitely gonna do some shirts/food update next week. Plus I'll feature more bands that will appear in the PILIPINAS THRASH DETONATION. Keep your eyes/ears peeled for more info and keep checking this site for updates.
Good stuff; Celtics beating the Pistons for a 3-2 series lead; new shirts/records; Ignite'Past Our Means', Justice - everything; Look Back and Laugh - everything
Bad Stuff: Changing weather
Monday, May 26, 2008
Hey. I know I'm still a bit slow in updating this shit but I'm trying my best. Fckn PLDT turned down my DSL application so I'm still waiting for the Bayantel guys to step up to the plate.
Right now, I want to talk about a band who wil be part of the PILIPINAS THRASH DETONATION : Cavite's CENSORSHIT! These guys have been at it since the glory days of Cavite thrash (think FEUD, YxFxCx, AxOxDx among others) and are still kicking ass! They have a demo CD-R out called "lantarang pag lapastangan sa batas at simbahan" . That shit was dope if you still haven't heard it. I offered them a slot in the compilation and they agreed. They'll be bringing in three (3) tracks which they recorded from Earbender Studios with Macoy Manuel so you know that recording is tight. For a preivew of the new songs and more info, check them out at:
Again, not for the vegan at heart, cheese pizza, half-ziti with tomato sauce and garlic bread. Hiding behind the Coke is spaghetti with eggplant parmigiana. Heavy meal from Sbarro's. Nice. These corporations should be paying me.
Good Stuff: Magrudergrind "62 Thrax of Thrash", Verse "Agression", Blacklisted "Heavier than Heaven, Lonelier than God", Eskapo "Wind of Hell"
Bad Stuff: Detroit beating Boston 94-75 this morning, thenew Terror album (it's not that it's bad actually, it's just a letdown from the earlier Terror releases, especially "Rhythmm amongst the Chaos")
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Malaysian/Singaporean hardcore kids! Chokecocoi is coming! Dust off your dancing shoes and come to the show. Southeast Asian Hardcore Rules!!!
I got this update from 625 head honcho Max Ward as his 'Coming Soon' stuff:
SE ASIA THRASH DEMOLITION CD: I am always surprised on the quality of the demos I get from SE ASIA, ripping music, sincere members and great politics. Bands on this are: FASTGAME, EDORA, SECRET 7, DOMESTIK DOKTRINE, FEUD, plus more.....Everything from fastcore to crust to youth crew. Better than most bands coming from over-hyped scenes these days.
Now, that's something every hardcore kid from Southeast asia should definitely watch out for...
Good Clean Fun 'Putting the "ha" back in hardcore' Shirt
That's only for the next two months! wheew! That's a lot of hardcore to watch out for. Keep checking this page for updates.
Monday, May 19, 2008
I was wearing my new IRON AGE shirt that time (from Rupert of Eskapo, hi buddy!) so I was feeling mighty good that it will a good show. The trip was taking too long and we're running out of stories to tell each other. After getting a little bit lost, we finally made it to SM Batangas where we met Felix and Mike of Sauna. We ate some Lots-A-Pizza (instead of the traditional yellow Cab or tofu from Jose's Goto..hehe..that name is funny..) and headed to the venue.
There were also some Rotary Club members who made a presentation regarding the state of Thresher Sharks in the sea between Mindoro and Batangas and how the Batanguenos can work to preserve and save the different fish species in the region. Right on!
ISVARAH from manila played next with more devastating hardcore. these guys never disappoint. BYSTORM came up next and we played (I think...) an awesome set. We got some videos from that show which we'll upload soon, so watch out for that. SAUNA played next to the delight of the hometown crowd and these guys whipped them into a frenzy. Awesome band with awesome people Still waiting for that Sauna shirt, though. Hehe. NUCLEAR PUNISHMENT came up next, total Cavite metallic hardcore domination. Raging! After eating and waiting for some people, we took a long walk to go to the bus terminal to go home. It was a long ride home but it was worth it. Thanks to all the people who came to the show to give their support. and Batangas, kids, watch out when MAGRUDERGRIND hits Batangas next month! It's going to be a blast!!
BLACKLISTED "Stations" shirt - Hell yeah!
Good stuff: One of the greatest games of the season - Celtics beating the Cavs in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to advance to the Conference Finals to face Detroit! ; RICHARD COLLIER 'For the Love of Death' advance copy (see download link below for a sample)
Bad stuff: Typhoon 'Cosme' which ravaged the North
Friday, May 16, 2008
I was supposed to update you folks on the upcoming PILIPINAS THRASH DETONATION but I'll save it for next week. I'll have materials from tow more bands so you know it will rage. Those two bands are CENSORSHIT from my hometown of Cavite and Bulacan's ANOTHER MORTAL SIN. Total thrashin'!
Tours: MAGRUDERGRIND will be coming from June 23-27 while CRUX from Australia will be coming from July 1-3. Anyone interested to help out, drop me a line, especially fro the CRUX shows. I'll be posting the venues for the Magrudergrind shows next week.
Tomorrow, BYSTORM will be playing in Batangas City along with Batangas heavyweights SAUNA, Cavite's NUCLEAR PUNISHMENT, CONDEMNED among others. Hope to see you there.
Good stuff: Celtics up 3-2 against the Cavs, Batangas show tomorrow, Ceremony, Thrash Talk - everything!
Bad stuff: headache
Saturday, May 10, 2008
So excited bout this show next Saturday. BYSTORM has not played in Batangas for a long time so we know it would be awesome. SAUNA and BYSTORM CD's will be available at this show. See you in the kickboxing and kung-fu fighting pit!
Please re-post this poster and come with your friends at the show!
RICHARD COLLIER's Back!
After some time in hiatus, one of Cavite's pioneering melodic punk rock bands is back and looks like thy're back for good. and to prove it, they have this loonngg overdue full-length under Take-4 Collective to be out in a couple of months. Aptly titled 'For the Love of Death', the new CD contains eleven (11) new songs plus eight (8) demo, live and rare tracks. Watch out for this release. Now, for a taste of that CD, check out a couple of tracks from the upcomng release. Download, listen and share to your friends.
Good stuff: The new VERSE record! Damn! The upcoming Batangas show this Saturday!
Bad stuff: Still no internet connection...
Thursday, May 8, 2008
SAUNA "Deeper it Goes" CD Release Party in Batangas City this May 17. After a long wait, these Batangas destroyers will finally be doing a release party in their home turf. Be sure to go there and pick this CD up if you haven't already.
PILIPINAS THRASH DETONATION. The line-up and contributions are almost complete. I'll definitely make a detailed update next week. Really excited about this release.
CHOKECOCOI Malaysia/Singapore Tour will commence in two-week's time. All you Malaysia/Singapore kids better check these girls out. I assure you they will kick your ass. Plus SICK OF IT ALL will be playing some shows in Singapore/Malaysia. Too envious I can't come.
RICHARD COLLIER. I finally got the final mix from Darwin this week and the shit sounded awesome. It has been a couple of years overdue but it will be definitely worth your wait once it's out. I'll post some sample tracks for you next week. Check it out soon.
By the way, while wandering around this week, I got to eat in two restaurants in the University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus. One was named Chocolate Kiss, where I ate some pesto pasta. Not really good and too pricey. good "college alumni" atmosphere though. The other one was a Persian-inspired restaurant which was situated in a house (I think) but with a lot of vegetarian/vegan selections. I ate their vegetable delight and some Vegetable Samosa/Pakora/Onion stuffing in a 'Combination Platter'. Really good stuff. Lots of chili to boost. Not too pricey. But no air-conditioning? Fuck. It was hot that day. Unfortunately, I forgot to shoot some pics of the food. Definitely next time when we go there again.
I'll also try to feature some more local stuf next time! Peace out!
Good stuff: Celtics up 2-0 against LeBron and the Cavs. N95. Insted - everything. Iron Age - everything.
Bad stuff: no internet connection at home. Kobe winning the MVP plum.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I was not able to go to the Cavite show the past week. The Bystorm members was also very busy that time. Sorry guys. I heard things took an unfortunate turn at the Cavite show when some unexpected shit occured. The guys should have a rebound gig to make up for it. Hehe.
Ok, some things to get excited about. Some updates for upcoming tours:
June 23 - Quezon City
June 25 - Lucena City
June 26 - Batangas City
June 27 - Malolos, Bulacan
June 29 - July 2
July - 20
VICES FOR VIRTUE
August - 31
DIE YOUNG(TX) (USA) / OVERTHROWN (SINGAPORE)
September 1- 6
CONQUEST FOR DEATH
If you can help up at a show or accomodations or what-have-you's, send me a message.
More shows are due this month. Bystorm is writing new songs. Keep your ears to the ground or to your ipod. Hehe.
Good stuff: Celtics beating Atlanta 4-3, upcoming tours, Conquest for Death - everything
Bad stuff: aching back
Friday, May 2, 2008
Some more Ve-G food postings. I ate out all day since I've been pretty busy (as the whole week was). The first pic is Vegetable Kare-kare (thats's veggies with oeanut sauce for you foreigners, veggies include, eggplant, pechay, string beans, etc. on thick peanutsauce) from Guilly's Island in Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City. Average. The Dencio's version is better.
WHATCORE RECORDS UPCOMING THIS MAY-
WR-05"FAST,FUN & INSANE"compilation vol.1*
THRASH, GRIND, FASTCORE, PV bandsmostly from south east asia & other parts of this fucking worldin one hell of a ride-
WR-043 way split programVEX / JCVD / SMGVEX - is Philippine in your face grindcore with - JCVD - U.S powerviolenceand Malaysian grind blast SMG-
WR-06 - 4 way split program ANOTHER MORTAL SIN / KILL OUR LEADER / BLEAURRGGGHH / SISTER BASTARD-a total intense of powerviolence straight to your fuckin' face split of fourbands from different countries of the south east
WR-03 ACCIDENT PRONE / KICKING IT DOWNsplit albumA.P-bulacan philippines thrash punk kids along with Hungary's K.I.D a positive 80's style hardcore.
STILL ON OUR LIST
WR-01ILL ASKATRACH-geeky noise EPCDthe only release of the now defunctpioneer of malolos city bulacan Ph-
WR-02ANOTHER MORTAL SIN-furious anger EPCDfatal power violence killer eardrums from calumpit bulacan Ph
Re-press copies is only available for whole salewith minimum of 5just contact us
What are you waiting for? Get those releases and thrash hard!!! - MIC
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Check out this recent post on ESKAPO'S Myspace! 'Nuff Said!
We are proud to announce our first release on Take Four Collective Records based out of Manila, Philippines to be released in 2008.
The split will feature two bands from the bay area, Eskapo (Vallejo Ca.) and La Grita (San Jose Ca.) and two bands from the Philippines, Kill Ratio (Manila) and Istukas over Disneyland (Pampangga).
The two American bands on this release can be seen playing around venues in California or elsewhere in the States. Catch them if you can , support the DIY punk scene and hear some bastards spit venom in another language.A brief and somewhat accurate description of the other bands:
Kill Ratio - is Manila Destructo D-Beat with churning riffs, thunderous drums and throat ripping screams about society's decay.Many have called them the Philippines answer to Victims and bands of that variety.The lyrics paint a stark horizon ahead as the global crisis continues and unrest stirs the masses, Kill Ratio will play the dirge.
Istukas over Disneyland - are the long standing flag bearers of their provincial punk scene, Pampangga. I.O.D. play a unique style of hardcore punk influenced not only by the inflection of their dialect but by the early Pinoy punk bands that were around during the 80's. Melodic , old school hardcore punk is what I'd call them, played by those who never surrendered.
watch out for more details on this coming release!
-- Yeah! So excited bout this release! - MIC
For more info, check out:
Good stuff: Celtics up 3-2 against Atlanta, Blacklisted 'Heavier than Heaven, Lonelier than God', Extortion 'Sick', On 'Demo'
Bad stuff: So much to do, so little time...