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Thursday, February 26, 2009

INTOLERANT: Pure Filipino Metal Madness

Formed by the members of two genre-defining bands, Intolerant's music is a mixture of traditional thrash metal combined with borrowed elements from death, stoner metal, hardcore and even classic rock n' roll.

Featuring Skychurch vocalist/bassist Russell dela Cruz (who now plays guitar, and still screams), Skychurch guitarist Joey Dizon on lead guitar and former Loss of Control members Mic Gallegos and Pepo Gohu (on bass and drums respectively…), Intolerant is dead-set in the process of making heavy metal even more creative, and open-minded– without abandoning the traditional elements that have made it both timeless, and uncompromising. Though Intolerant's inception seems almost recent, the band appeals as a group that has both the know-how and the balls to deliver with each punch.

More about INTOLERANT on their Official Myspace Site

Reasons For Unrest
INTOLERANT's Debut Album Reasons for Unrest

Faith No More are Officially Back!

Faith No More , the kings of funk metal, are officially back and are no embarking on a Reunion European tour.

The official statement from the band:

Faith No More has always stood out as some sort of unique beast; part dog, part cat--its music almost as schizophrenic as the personalities of its members. When it all worked, it worked really well, even if the chemistry was always volatile. Throughout our 17 years of existence, the mental and physical energy required to sustain this creature was considerable and relentless. Though amicable enough, when we finally split, we all followed paths seemingly destined to opposite ends of the universe.

Yet during the entire 10 years that have passed since our decision to break up we've experienced constant rumors and requests from fans and promoters alike. Nevertheless, for whatever reason, none of us kept in regular touch, much less to discuss any possibilities of getting together.

What's changed is that this year, for the first time, we've all decided to sit down together and talk about it. And what we've discovered is that time has afforded us enough distance to look back on our years together through a clearer lens and made us realize that through all the hard work, the music still sounds good, and we are beginning to appreciate the fact that we might have actually done something right.

Meanwhile we find ourselves at a moment in time with zero label obligations, still young and strong enough to deliver a kickass set, with enthusiasm to not only revisit our past but possibly add something to the present. And so with this we've decided to hold our collective breaths and jump off this cliff....

We can only hope that the experience of playing together again will yield results erratic and unpredictable enough to live up to the legacy of FNM.
Who know where this will end or what it will bring up...only the future knows. But we are about to find out!

Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum, Bill Gould, Jon Hudson and Mike Patton

Faith No More Epic

Monday, February 2, 2009

Angulo: the Newest uprising Filipino band

Despite being relatively new to the scene, Angulo has consistently been winning raves and praise from their veteran peers in the band scene over the last 2 years for their intense sets, their jarringly hypnotic rock sound, and their unforgettable progressions, arrangements, lyrics and melodies. Bands as diverse as Urbandub, Chicosci, Sponge Cola, & Sandwich have asked the band to open for them regularly, signifying the trust and belief that these more-experienced bands have for them.

Aside from winning over the approval of scores of college and high school kids around the Metro, as demonstrated by the number of school gigs over the past year, they have also been staples for harder-edged Pulp Magazine events such as Summer Slam, Fete de la Musique, and the World Battle of the Bands, showing that their music is widely accepted by various sectors.

Angulo has also built a loyal core of fans through good ol’ fashioned hard work, non-stop practices, gigs and performances, online marketing, and a positive and goal-oriented attitude, and they believe that with the release of their debut album, they are ready for the mainstream.

The five members of Angulo, along with producer and engineer Pat Jalbuena of Kerplunk! Studios and co-producer Gabby Alipe of Urbandub, have completed their debut album, Blur the White Lines. It is a collection of 12 tracks that traverse a journey of emotions. From loneliness and love, to rebirth and redemption.

The carrier single, The Best Mistake, has already won the hearts of many in the online community and steadily rose up the NU107 Stairway to Seven daily countdown. It stayed at the no.1 position almost everyday for four weeks.

Music video shooting for the 2nd single, F.L.S., has finished, with established music video directors Greg Garcia & Pancho Esguerra (Bamboo, Urbandub, Sandwich, Ciudad, Sponge Cola) at the helm. Premiere date is on May 16, 2008.

Angulo has recently been chosen to open for New Jersey-based post-hardcore pioneers Thursday on May 30-31, 2008, for the Philippine stop of their tour. (source: Angulo Official Myspace Site)

If you like Urbandub and Diecast, you might wanna give this band a listen.

Band Official Website
Angulo Official Myspace Site

Angulo - FLS