No End In Sight - Overthrown

No End In Sight – Overthrown

A new music video “No End In Sight” from the most awaited album of Overthrown – Unbroken. Get your copies now!!!

Film and Directed By:
Kris Gironella
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Youth Of Today

Youth Of Today @ Bound By Honour 10

Youth Of Today @ Bound By Honour 10

It’s been almost three (3) decades since Youth Of Today hits the streets of New York to spread the word of hardcore, youth crew style! We all know Ray Cappo the musician slash guru slash spiritualist slash vegan slash – this guy is just talented! He is also known as front man of several bands like Better Than A Thousand, Reflex From Pain and my personal favorite Shelter. Youth Of Today’s Sound is way different from Shelter – is a Krishnacore band a mash up of Krishna consciousness and melodic hardcore and also promotes straightedge and vegan lifestyle. Seeing YOT at the first time is like being a kid again, Ray Cappo is like a spiritual messenger. I see in his eyes the love he gives to the crowd and the fans. He is a big fan of the fans. Everyone just loves the guy. He even did a hand stand requested by the audience showing how game he was. Speaking of audience, the crowd is just awesome! They (including me) love all the tunes YOT played, sing-song with them and mosh with them – good times! Coincidentally the same day is Singapore Youth Day – Youth Of Today on Youth Day! Hmm catchy. This is the 10th edition of the Bound By Honour created by Reconstrux Booking (Singapore). This show is like a mini Southeast Asian Hardcore Fest. Bands from Thailand’s Monument X and Philippines’ Piledriver came to celebrate this event also the Lion City favorites straight edge hardcore – Straight Forward and growing legend Overthrown shared the stage with YOT. Ten awesome hardcore events and we expect more!!!

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Overthrown – Never Again

Overthrown - Never Again (YouTube Video)

Overthrown – Never Again (YouTube Video)

Best viewed in 1080p full HD setting!!!

Singapore’s very own Overthrown (Lion City Hardcore) just finished a music video. Dedicated to all the loyal fans that’s been there since the beginning. This song is from the self-produced album “As It Is”. This video is also in preparation for their album launching this coming July 2013. Almost 2 decades of in-your-face hardcore and they’re still killing!!! Continue reading

Brutality Will Prevail – Welsh Hardcore in Singapura

Brutality Will Prevail

Brutality Will Prevail – Members: LOUIS, NICK, ASH, MARC and JORDAN

This Cymry (Welsh) hardcore band has been brutalizing youths all over the world since 2006. The quintet have spent the past few years furiously grinding the underground in the truest D.I.Y. spirit imaginable. Self-funding and self-releasing two full-length albums the 2006 “Forgotten Souls and 2010 “Root Of All Evil” and an 2011 E.P.”Sleep Paralysis”, The band have built up a devoted and crazed fan-base  both in Wales and mainland Europe, and rise to the top of road tours and shows, under the radar of the mainstream. Now with new album “Scatter The Ashes” they will take you on a new journey to brutality land.
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Memphis May Fire Live @ The Axis Hall Singapore

Matty Mullins – Power Vocals [click image]

The Show

Memphis May Fire is the fisrt concert I shot for the year 2013 and I say it’s a great start. Summer is almost here in Southeast Asia and we need rain and it came but in a form of …fire?  That is Memphis May Fire but it’s only March? Yeah I know I’m bad at jokes but seriously this band made it rain fire!

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MxPx All Stars

MxPx All Stars @ YMCA International Auditorium Singapore

MxPx All Stars @ YMCA International Auditorium Singapore [click image]

It’s been a while since I’ve watch another punk rock concert. I remember the last time was Sick Of It All and NoFX with King Ly Chee and Stompin’ Ground way back on 2008. Shooting this gig is a blast! Another quality concert from Reconstrux Booking Singapore. Special shout out to Jai of the Lion City hardcore band Overthrown for organizing this concert.

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Cruel Hand – 100% Hardcore

Hardcore punk with crossover trash is is the thing of my favorite bands like Cro-Mags, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (DRI) and Suicidal Tendencies (okay I know you guys will think I’m freakin’ oldschool) but Cruel Hand is top on my favorite list. Songs like “Dead Weight” makes you wanna stomp your feet until the ground breaks and the song “Under The Ice” every body screams “Get up!!!” – youth crew style. Few songs from the new album “Lock & Key” unleashed new inspiration to all hardcore fans who mosh, tumble and slammed until *Scape Lab is just a pile of rubble – kidding just a figure of speech. Both front-man Chris of Cruel Hand and Kurt of Straight Forward have something in common – both have Filipino mums – what are the chances of that? Did the promoters knew? Nah it’s just probably coincidence. I’m always proud to see Pinoys making a difference specially on the hardcore scene.

“Cruel Hand”
Vocals – Chris
Guitar – Nate
Guitar – Sam
Bass – Seger 
Drums – Derek
Opening Act

June 8, 2011 – Seen familiar faces on the crowd from the past few hardcore gigs. It’s a week night so I expected not a lot of crowd but in my surprise the venue is almost filled up with raging hardcore fans and bands trying to get a piece of hardcore fix. The show was opened by local favorite Straight Forward brutalizing everyone in the crowd with powerful vocals and lyrics preached by Kurt a half Filipino, half Italian Singaporean and backing him up the symphony of destruction made by musical talents – Nerd on bass, Danila & Fhamy on guitar and beat maker Naem. They look like regural dudes but they are freakin’ brutal. As usual it was a great performance. For exif info of the photos visit my flickr photostream. Continue reading

A Strength Within – Live & Raw

A lot of people think that hardcore is dead sadly the ones who started the scene thought so (You know who you are) but they’re all wrong. Sprouting from Belgium the northernmost part of Gaul (somewhere in Europe) a band named “A Strength Within” possesses raw hardcore sound the same sound of the hardcore bands we’ve love from Agnostic Front, Strife, Madball, Earth Crisis, Ratos de Parao, Cro-Mags and more (a lot to mention). A lot of bands now a days change their sound to get into the band wagon. From Hardcore to Post-hardcore to even Metalcore. Why the sudden change of musical style? It’s all about demographics baby! It’s where the money’s at. There is nothing wrong with that (there’s always room for progress) it’s just a brave move to all aspiring hardcore bands out there to join the hardcore movement were money is out of the question ‘coz their ain’t no money in hardcore.

“A Strength Within”
Mike Nijs – Vocals
Kevin Nijs – Guitar
Yves Wils -Bass
Tom Overloop – Drums

This is pure D-I-Y no bull brotherhood. You wanna make it to the top you have to work from scratch no major label backing you up. You’ll be your own manager, you’ll do the merch, the sound checks, the bookings and you have to do your own advertising. It does’nt matter how many kids come to the show as long as they give their ALL – that’s the true essence of hardcore. Continue reading

HATEBREED Live in Singapore!!!

HATEBREED concert in Singapore is a blast!!! Seen familiar faces from different places following Hatebreed’s Southeast Asian Tour. That is hardcore life. Their next stop Philippines. Get ready to be blown away!!!

Hatebreed is a hardcore/metal band from US associated with bands like Agnostic Front, Madball, Biohazard, Earth Crisis, Downset, Vision of Disorder, Strife and many more. They cater a different audience but sometimes death metal fans also go to their gig/concerts because of the same intensity and brutality but message and principles they’re sending is different. Mostly Hardcore songs inspire people to crush oppression, push through hardships in life, fight for what’s right and destroy any kind tyranny. The songs are mostly distinguished by choruses shouted out loud by a group of people demonstrating UNITY. That is what hardcore is all about!!! HARDCORE LIVES!!!

*To view complete album visit My Deviantart Concert Photography
“The Mosh Pit”