Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Moz in Manila.

Got some confirmatory news that indeed, the almighty MORRISSEY, is coming to Manila on May 2012. Just wait for the details.

In the meantime, check out this 'boot' The Smiths 'Meat is Murder' tee. Good colorway. Really brings out the green ink used on the Meat is Murder cover art. If you don't like Moz, I'm sorry, but you can't be my friend.

Currently listening to: Morrissey 'Your Arsenal'

March 3, BKB.

Just picked this up at the interwebs, where all the promotion for shows and records are happening. No more flyer pasting, although there are just a few spots to post flyers anyway. It used to be just the Cartimar, Recto area or a bunch of skate shops but now its just the web, social networking, blogs, etc. Not that its bad, just kinda missed the tight-knit community feel when you just knew where to check out the shows and records.

Anyway, this is a show happening at BKB at West Ave., QC. They got a pretty sweet venue over there so check it out. Cool hardcore bands playing on a Saturday night.

Currently listening to: Outburst 'Miles to Go'

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mojos and pizza.

Have you eaten at Shakey's lately? Most of their branches underwent an extensive renovation. They got good pizza and mojo potatoes too. Too bad they don't have onion rings. And any kind of vegie pasta for that matter.

Dis you see the Dunk contest today? Bleh. Most boring dunk show ever.

Currently listening to: Reign Supreme 'American Violence'

Vocal tracking.

Dregala doing the vocal tracks for the new Bystorm record. It was hot as hell yesterday so even in the cold confines of Positivity Studios, the heat was on. Recording's almost done.

The past week was fckd up so this is to hoping that things get sorted out quickly.

Currently listening to: Miles Away 'Live set'

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Feb. 25, 2012 @ IDB, Paranaque City.

IDB studios at Paranaque City will be rattled this coming Saturday as some of the heaviest bands take out the small IDB stage. Although the venue is a bit far from the usualvenues, kids from the south should definitely check this venue out. And if you've got a band in the area and you're looking for a cool place to practice, you should definitely check the studio. Nice people all around. See you this Saturday.

Currently listening to: Rotting Out 'Street Prowl'


Sbarro's sbetter? It's been a long time since I actually had a meal at his joint. Classi cheese pizza and of course the penne with tomato sauce. Just a legit meal. Throw in some chili flakes and granulated garlic and you're set.

Currently listening to: American Nightmare's reunion show 12/31/11.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

This Thursday.

Check out this show happening on the 16th of February at Ten02, Quezon City. Lots of older bands playing. Check em out.

Currently listening to: Motorhead 'Ace of Spades' (sup Waled?!)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hot air balloon.

Took this picture last Friday when I went to that far-flung province of Balanga, Bataan. Totally bored driving when I chanced upon these giant balloons somewhere in Clark. Good sht.

Currently watching: Modern Family Season 2.


Got this really cool hoodie from Mr. Motorhead himself, Arjelou, as one of his rare finds from Baguio City. Thanks brother.

In the aftermath of the Backtrack tour, Still Ill will be focusing on its long overdue releases such as the Bystorm 'Sumalangitnawa' full length and the 'longer' overdue PLAY record. Can't really comment on the Rush IxDx record as that is now beyond my control. Hopefully, the BFK tribute gets sorted out this month. Also been talking to Dane about the possibility of a live KILL RATIO record with probably some demo songs. Let's do this.

Currently listening to: Tame The Tikbalang 'Forever Shall Be'

Friday, February 10, 2012


Rare CHOKEHOLD shirt given by man Rups of Exkapo fame (sup brother?). If you haven't listened to Chokehold, a reeducation may be in order. This is the best band to come out of Canada. Up front with their beliefs, pro-choice, political and always up for a debate. Yes.

The BACKTRACK show last night was insane. Although the attendance was a little smaller than we expected it to be, kids went apeshit when Backtrack hit the stage. It was just funny cause the people who are 'outspokenly influenced' by NYHC was nowhere in sight when an OG NYHC band hits our shores. What's up with that? Erase the rat!

Currently listening to: Backtrack 'Darker Half'

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bystorm hard at work.

Just finished recording guitar and bass tracks at Positivity Studios last Saturday. This pic just shows how hard BS works on the record.

Friday night. Be there early. Backtrack at Ten02, Quezon City. See y'all there.

Currently listening to: Backtrack.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

TBOD is Dead.

Just learned that TBOD played their final show last night. We greeted each other last night and Ron didn't mention that this will be their last show. Could've made me stayed to watch instead of doing other stuff.

The Beauty of Doubt was one of the best bands to exist in the last decade (give or take) and although they were a seasonal band of sorts, it just made people more excited about them. We could just hope that they will be making a new project soon. Thanks for the music.

Currently watching: Yu-Yo Hakusho series on a Sunday morning.

Friday, February 3, 2012


Bystorm's playing tonight at Black King's Bar, West Avenue, Quezon City along with some of the best hardcore bands in the metro right now. Pretty wicked line-up. Make sure to be there.

Also going to Positivity Studios to do bass and guitar trackings for the 'Sumalangitnawa' full-length. Gonna be a good long day.

Good stuff: Running around UP while listening to a shuffled ipod. Good weather too.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Next Time I See You.

This is one of the shirts I can't really wear without cringing a little bit because it says 'YOU'RE FUCKING DEAD' in big, bold letters at the back. Ha. Pretty cool color combo and design though. First F'n Blood.

To update you on the upcoming Backtrack show, here's the line-up:

Gates open at 7:30 PM.

The Beauty of Doubt - 8:31 - 8:50
Tame The Tikbalang - 8:55 - 9:15
Bystorm - 9:20 - 9:40
Prayer of Endurance - 9:45 - 10:05
Isvarah - 10:10 - 10:30
Piledriver - 10:35 - 10:55
Staid - 11:00 - 11:20
Backtrack - 11:30 - 12:30

Come early. Merch/records will be available. Don't come if you do not intend to pay the entrance. No hand-outs. Stay at home and whine. Support all the local bands. Respect the space and of course, each other. Have fun!

Currently listening to: Loonie 'The Ones who never made it'