Alter Bridge – Singapore Rock Fest 2014

Alter Bridge – Singapore Rock Fest 2014

I don’t really miss Creed and I think it’s better that they don’t bother reuniting ever again. The new line-up is way more cooler than the former line-up. Songs are more deeper not that catchy (as Creed) which is good in a way. I just hope I don’t see KTV machines  flooded with Alter Bridge songs. Most likely that a Creed song will be sang on a KTV bar (bet my a$$ on that) 3 out of 10 guy will do. It’s a good thing that Alter Bridge’s sound is an acquired taste of music – either you love it or hate it specially for the fans of the old Creed. I think they’re awesome and damn good musicians, can’t wait to see them again. Here are some photos of day two March 6, Singapore Rock Fest 2014.

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Rob Zombie – Singapore Rock Fest 2014

Rob Zombie crowd photo – Singapore Rock Fest 2014

Rob Zombie was first known as the lead vocals of White Zombie which actually sounds similar to his later songs minus the gimmicks. One example is the song Thunder Kiss ’65 which is from the early White Zombie album titled “La Sexocristo: Devil Music Volume 1”. Rob Zombie’s song has a more industrial metal and electronica combined sound to it with matching horror or shock rock imagery. Continue reading

Korn – Singapore Rock Fest 2014

The comeback of Korn’s guitarist Brian “Head” Welsh

March 5, 2014 is a very special date for me and for most people who lived on the mid-90’s which is my college years. Korn and White Zombie were the main feature on MTV’s Headbangers Ball and on Beavis and Butthead. Maybe most of younger ones doesn’t know the significance of Korn and White Zombie in the scene, they revolutionized (or modernized) Metal and brought Metal to the mainstream. Some might think this was a wrong move from them ‘coz these two juggernauts of Nu Metal have a very strong underground fan base before they became “Rock Stars”.

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Five Finger Death Punch – Singapore Rock Festival 2014

Five Finger Death Punch – Singapore Rock Festival 2014

This guys are awesome. They reminded me of Pantera, very Southern… the eagle on the backdrop is a dead give away. The music not quite ‘coz their style is more of Southern Metal rather than Groove Metal like Pantera or Throwdown. The music is more inclined to the likes of Godsmack and Disturbed more formulaic. I also like bands with mascots like Iron Maiden’s “Eddie the Head” and Megadeth’s Vic Rattlehead, if you haven’t notice the skeleton character on their artwork is their legendary mascot named “Knucklehead”. Continue reading

Manny Librodo Boudoir Singapore 2013 - Video

Manny Librodo’s Boudoir Singapore 2013 – Video

Manny Librodo Boudoir Singapore 2013 - Vimeo Version

Manny Librodo Boudoir Singapore 2013 – Vimeo Version

Manny Librodo Boudoir Singapore 2013 - Facebook Version

Manny Librodo Boudoir Singapore 2013 – Facebook Version

Manny Librodo Boudoir Singapore 2013 – YouTube Version

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Overthrown @ Bay Beats 2013

Overthrown - Front man Racthmad Zainal

Overthrown – Front man Racthmad Zainal

I really don’t know how to start this article but all I can say is that Overthrown is one of the best hardcore bands of this era not just in Southeast Asia but globally. I’m always a big fan of New York Hardcore (NYHC) and always looking for the traditional sound of it. Look no further ’cause OT is very true to the sound, the message and idealism behind what HC is all about. They truly are “hardcore” figuratively speaking. If you grew up listening to Agnostic Front, Madball, Strife, Earth Crisis, Terror, Hatebreed and SickOf It All you would definitely like OT they’re kinda mix of those influences.  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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Ang Batang Yagit (The Vagabond Child)

Ang Batang Yagit (The Vagabond Child) pt.1

Ang Batang Yagit (The Vagabond Child) pt.1

This is one of my personal project that I’m itching to do for a long time. I had a lot of  fun doing this themed photo shoot and Kirsten Jae (Baby Kae) is so cute with her ragged outfit. She never gave any problem while shooting, she just roam around like a “Vagabond Child”, very innocent and full of life. It’s really heartbreaking to see a child stripped off all the convenience in life and force to beg on the streets. Continue reading

Intolerant – Carnival Of Chaos 3

Intolerant

Carnival of Chaos 3 feat. Intolerant Live @ The Actors Bar Singapore

Intolerant – from the ashes of Skychurch rises a new brutal threat. Hard hitting bass and blade slashing guitars will send you back into the dark ages.

Brutalizing the stage with:

Jinx ODA (Ph)
Saints with Sin (Ph)
Pariah (Ph)
Truth Be Known (Sg)
Fall of Mirra (Sg)

Visit my Flickr Photostream to see the complete set.

Spin Asia Issue #20 – Groundforce 2011 Press Release

Spin Asia Magazine #20 - Groundforce 2011

Spin Asia Magazine #20 – Groundforce 2011

This is the press release for Groundforce 2011 by Spin Asia Magazine – the #1 bicycle magazine in Singapore and in Asia. Photos taken by yours truly (Kris Gironella) and my friend Anton Tang.

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