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  • 16 Mar 2018
        The Chongkeys Signs Under Warner Music Philippines   The Chongkeys is now up for a new game. Yesterday, March 15, 2018, the band officially became a part of Warner Music Philippines’ growing family. Ian Monsod and Joey Valverde, the people behind Warner Music Philippines, officially welcomes Johan Lugtu and Benjie Estanislao as they formally signed their contract. The Chongkeys is composed of Benjie Estanislao, Johan Lugtu, Dennis Baylon, Mark Marquez, along with their percussionists Emil, Andrei, and JR. They are known for their hits like Gabi ng Lagim, Diksyonaryo, and Tignan Mo. Don’t forget to stream their music via Spotify.            By Iel Dazo  
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  • 19 Apr 2018
    EARTH DAY JAM 2018 Interactive Earth Day Jam 2018 returns to Quezon City Memorial Circle Venue The longest running music event for the environment Earth Day Jam 2018 returns to one of its original concert venues; the Quezon City Memorial Circle on April 28, 2018 starting at 5pm. It is a milestone for this annual live music event which continues to influence Filipinos through music and education to be responsible in caring more for planet Earth’s well-being. “It is a historic period for Earth Day Jam fans who have followed this annual music event over many summer years for Mother Earth. Quezon Memorial Circle brings back insightful memories about the festival’s roots and itss expanding environmental advocacies,” recalls Earth Day Jam founder singer Lou Bonnevie. This years adapted theme for Earth Day Jam emphasizes on key elements Water, Air and Trash (WAT). It is a running advocacy that has kept Earth Day Jam grounded with the youth, development organizations and government institutions working on environment welfare and protection. “Everybody has a key role when it comes to conserving the environment. We can protect Mother Earth through simple things like conserving water, keeping the air we breathe clean and managing an almost zero trash environment,” said Bonnevie.True to the festival’s defining environmental global theme, Earth Day Jam 2018 seeks to attract even more Filipinos this year, particularly the younger generation, to become sensibly pro-active on its overall campaign to save planet Earth. “It is not enough being able to simply like or post all your support for the Earth on-line. It does not work that way! We want everybody to really start participating, do their personal share through simple things like planting trees and reducing their personal carbon footprints.” More Jam Sessions: Known for its epic live pop music (open air) stagings, Earth Day Jam 2018 is set to feature over 100 musicians. “It is a grand combination between new and senior musicians in a single night of great music. It is something you look forward to in every Earth Day Jam event. Moreover, this event remains is open and free to the public,” says Bonnevie. Featured artists for Earth Day Jam 2018 include Abra, Barbie Almalbis, Chicosi, Grace Note, Joey Ayala, Lou Bonnevie, Mayonnaise, Philia, Rouge, Sandwich, Sud, Tanya Markova, the Chongkeys and Wally Gonzalez joined by Wolfgang guitarist Manuel Legarda and introducing ace guitar protégé Gabriel Lazaro. Special guest artists shall include LA “grassroot” rapper Aw Day P. “He (AW Day P) will be specially flying in from LA for Earth Day Jam 2018. He is a very talented musician who agreed to jam with us for this Mother Earth celebration,” said Bonnevie. The Jam will be hosted by award winning actor Alvin Anson, award winning indie film actress Phoebe Walker, TV personality Pam Nieva and the Earthday Jam Foundation’s Corporate Secretary and youth spokesperson Midi Gentica.  Recognizing contributions to various environmental campaigns and artist’s musical legacy, Earth Day Jam 2018 will extend a special citation to Filipino singer and known environmentalist Joey Ayala, who does a rare Earth Day Jam stint with junior musicians. Special guest resource speakers include experts and official from DENR, Earthday Jam Foundations’ partner in this endeavor with environmental luminaries supporting the event by short discussions on the most critical environmental issues. More Interactive campaign: With support from the Local Government of QC, this year’s Earth Day Jam will have a more interactive campaign. Early participants can avail of Earth Day Jam 2018’s interactive booths showcasing art and drum sessions, an environmental puppet show, electric vehicle display, biking demo, organic stalls and other interesting exhibitions. “These exhibiting booths engage people to learn about Mother Earth through actual social participation with other guests.” There will also be a film showing featuring environmental documentaries before the concert. The Earthday Jam Recyclable Trading will take place starting at 3 pm with the Quezon City Government spearheading the campaign on recycling with participants who will be bringing in paper, pet bottles and aluminum cans receiving concert VIP pass and freebies. Anti-trash Experiment: A special waste garbage collection activity will be implemented throughout the concert. “It is an experimental activity wherein concert goers are encouraged to collect accumulated garbage during event and weigh them after so that they can see how much trash can be accumulated from throwing garbage,” said Bonnevie. Earth Day Jam regularly uses this anti-garbage exercise for actual public awareness. GAIA Awards: The Foundation’s own “GAIA Awards” will be bestowing individuals and organizations who have successfully contributed to the welfare of the overall environmental campaign and advocacy efforts in the Philippines. This year’s awardees include green advocates Gina Lopez, Ipat Luna and the Environmental Science Institute of Miriam College along with Earthday Jam supporters Abra and Brownman Revival in the category of Earth friendly music artists. Special Citations will be given to the Peace and Equity Foundation and Lifebank Foundation. Pre-Concert Contest: Raising awareness before actual concert, Earth Day Jam 2018 shall also launch “Future Green”. This special on-line initiative engages Filipinos to submit their best ideas concerning renewable energy on Earth Day Jam’s official social media page. The top ten ingenuities will be announced during the event. Earthday Jam 2018 is presented by the Earthday Jam Foundation in cooperation with the DENR and the Quezon City Government. Supporters include First Gen Corporation, Maynilad, PRRC, Tagbalay Foundation, peace and Equity Foundation, Lifebank Foundation. Also supporting are Ministop, Dickies, 888 Electric Vehicles, Cravings, Philippine Star, Business Mirror, Philippine Concerts, Manila Concert Scene, Rakista Radio and ABS CBN as our official network. For more info,log on to www.earthdayjamfoundation.com and like the earthday jam foundation page.    
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  • 13 Mar 2018
      Rising OPM band Better Days, composed of Daniel Paringit (Vocalist and Lead Guitar), Rosner Mabuti (Pianist), and Gelo Cabigon (Bassist), launched their music video for their hit debut single ‘Sige Lang’ on March 7, 2018 (Wednesday). The single was recently featured as Barangay LS FM 97.1 ’s most wanted song of the week. This, together with their other single ‘Nararamdaman’ are already highlighted on multiple Spotify Playlists, including ‘I Love You Sabado,’ ‘Pinoy Love Ballads,’ ‘New Music Friday Philippines,’ ‘Relax Tayo,’ and ‘Philippines Viral 50’ with both songs having over 200,000 plays in only a month. Among their growing number of gigs, they have already been included in various major events such as Rakrakan Festival 2018: Pinoy Muna! and UP Fair 2018: Elements. The premiere of Better Days’ ‘Sige Lang’ Music Video happened on March 7, 2018 (Wednesday) at 70s Bistro, Anonas, Quezon City, which also showcased live performances from Better Days, Hilera, Banda ni Kleggy, Where’s Ramona, and Stellar. The video was likewise launched on the Number 1 Music Channel MYX last weekend and is currently drawing raves. Better Days’ two singles, ‘Sige Lang’ and ‘Nararamdaman’ are now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Spinner, and Amazon. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter @betterdaystour and on Facebook at facebook.com/betterdaystour
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  • 05 Apr 2018
    On this day in 1994, rock icon Kurt Cobain committed suicide inside his home in Seattle, Washington in 1994. On March 4 of that year, Cobain was taken to hospital in a coma. It was officially stated as an accident but many believe it to have been an unsuccessful suicide attempt or heroin overdose. He reluctantly checked into a rehabilitation clinic in Los Angeles at the end of March, but was said to have fled after only a few days.On April 8, Cobain's body was found in his home. In his arms was a shotgun, which had been fired into his head. Near him laid a suicide note written in red ink. It was addressed to his wife Courtney Love and his daughter Frances Bean Cobain. On his suicide note, he quoted Neil Young’s lyric that it was “better to burn out than to fade away.”
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Pulp Summer Slam 18: Of Good and Evil


PULP LIVE WORLD proudly announces the full line-up of PULP SUMMER SLAM 18: OF GOOD AND EVIL. The 18th edition of Southeast Asia’s longest-running metal festival takes place on May 5, 2018 at Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City. The line-up boasts of 13 international bands and 3 of our very own, making it the largest international roster in the festival’s history. Headlining the festival are metal gods BEHEMOTH, AT THE GATES, and CRADLE OF FILTH, while supporting acts DEATH ANGEL, CROWN THE EMPIRE, JINJER, ATTILA, CRYSTAL LAKE, NERVECELL, SECRETS, FLESH JUICER, BURNING ISLAND, and BLOODY TYRANT complete the globally diverse list. The local acts include SKYCHURCH, TYPECAST, and VALLEY OF CHROME.
Making their Manila debut is Poland’s blackened death metal legends BEHEMOTH. The band is currently comprised of guitarist and vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski, drummer Zbigniew “Inferno” PromiƄski, bassist Tomasz “Orion” Wróblewski, and guitarist Patryk “Seth” Sztyber. With their albums like Satanica, Demigod, and their most recent, The Satanist, not only did they have a significant role in the development of the Polish underground metal scene, but also extreme metal as a whole.
Also making their Manila debut is Sweden’s AT THE GATES. One of the bands that were at the forefront of the melodic death metal movement with their seminal albums Terminal Spirit Disease and Slaughter of the Soul, the band is currently comprised of vocalist Tomas Lindberg, drummer Adrian Erlandsson, bassist Jonas Björler, rhythm guitarist Martin Larsson, and lead guitarist Jonas Stålhammar.
After giving their Filipino fans a taste of their brand of symphonic black metal back in Pulp Summer Slam XV: Angels Descend, England’s CRADLE OF FILTH – who are hot on the heels of their latest full-length Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay - are making their much-awaited return. The band is currently comprised of vocalist Dani Filth, drummer Martin “Marthus” Škaroupka, bassist Daniel Firth, keyboardist Lindsay Schoolcraft, guitarist Richard Shaw, and guitarist Marek “Ashok” Šmerda.
For the supporting acts, two more bands are about to make their return to the Slam. Thrash metal legends DEATH ANGEL, who are known for their anthems “Bored,” “Thrown to the Wolves,” and “Truce” among others, are coming back for the fourth time, while Dubai-based technical death metal band NERVECELL, who just came out with their latest album Past, Present… Torture, will be coming back for the second time. Also in the line-up are acts that are making their Slam debut. Hailing from Ukraine, JINJER is a progressive metal band with hard-hitting hardcore and groove metal influences. From Japan comes CRYSTAL LAKE, known for their djent-infused metalcore sound. Hailing from America are metalcore bands SECRETS, CROWN THE EMPIRE, and ATTILA. Secrets are known for their equally melodic
and heavy sound, while Crown The Empire have caught the attention of many with their anthemic hard rock leanings. Attila have amassed a strong following across the globe with the integration of rap in their sound and their uncompromising and no-holds-barred attitude.
Making the Slam even bigger are three bands bringing in more Asian metal to the mix. With the triple threat of FLESH JUICER, BURNING ISLAND, and BLOODY TYRANT just added to the lineup, the Slam presents the best that Taiwan’s metal scene can offer.
As for the local acts, metal statesmen and local legends SKYCHURCH head the trio. To add more musical diversity, TYPECAST are added into the mix as the only representatives of emo in the whole festival. VALLEY OF CHROME, one of the driving forces of modern pinoy heavy metal, completes the list.
This year’s Slam isn’t just largest international line up yet—it’s also the most globally diverse, drawing talent from different corners of the world.
PULP SUMMER SLAM 18: OF GOOD AND EVIL featuring BEHEMOTH, AT THE GATES, CRADLE OF FILTH, DEATH ANGEL, CROWN THE EMPIRE, JINJER, ATTILA, CRYSTAL LAKE, NERVECELL, SECRETS, FLESH JUICER, BURNING ISLAND, BLOODY TYRANT, SKYCHURCH, TYPECAST, AND VALLEY OF CHROME is presented by PULP Live World. Tickets are available nationwide through SM Tickets and Ticketnet at P777 (ticketing service charges apply). Gates open at 12NN. Log onto www.smtickets.com / www.ticketnet.com.ph and www.pulpliveworld.com for more details. For PULP Royalty inquiries that offer special and exclusive fan privileges, you can e-mail [email protected] or contact the PULP Royalty hotline at 727-4957.