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  • 29 Jul 2021
    The Ukrainian progressive metal band, Jinjer, has finally unleashed a 2nd Single called “Mediator”. Released under Napalm Records, their official video blisters viewers, and listeners on edge.       Tatiana Shmayluk, Jinjer’s vocalist, revealed in Revolver's recent cover story that "Mediator" was the result of an online personality test she took at the suggestion of a friend. "I'm always ready to do some psychology and self-analysis," she explained. "The result I got was 'mediator,' which has to do with compassionate, sensitive people. I feel this is basically another word for 'introvert' or 'wallflower' — it's all connected."   The song is from the band’s highly anticipated album, “Wallflowers”, which is set to release by Napalm Records on August 27th. According to the band, “Wallflowers” is a unique album both musically and visually. It tells their identity as a band, as individuals, and makes a strong statement that they are not like most artists… and that it is acceptable to pursue your own interests. Jinjer writes songs with various levels of emotion that ranges from the fiercest aggression they have experienced to the most intricate melodies and melancholic vibes people could ever get from their music.    “Getting older, we often realize that the world around us is far from what we expected it to be. Through the eyes of a kid, everything seemed way more colorful, better and optimistic, didn’t it? When did it all turn wrong? When did it all turn so grey? Is this really the world’s fault? Or it is only about us chasing the wrong goals..the wrong careers, ambitions, and achievements, rather than embracing one important truth...Rephrasing John Lennon, if one chases something else other than happiness, then they don't understand life at all.”   Jinjer is a Ukrainian metalcore band from Donetsk, Ukraine that was originally formed in 2009. Their dedication and passion for music have made them one of the most popular bands with many sold-out shows all over the world.   Check out ‘Mediator’ on YouTube now.  
    Posted by Maica Rubis
  • The Ukrainian progressive metal band, Jinjer, has finally unleashed a 2nd Single called “Mediator”. Released under Napalm Records, their official video blisters viewers, and listeners on edge.       Tatiana Shmayluk, Jinjer’s vocalist, revealed in Revolver's recent cover story that "Mediator" was the result of an online personality test she took at the suggestion of a friend. "I'm always ready to do some psychology and self-analysis," she explained. "The result I got was 'mediator,' which has to do with compassionate, sensitive people. I feel this is basically another word for 'introvert' or 'wallflower' — it's all connected."   The song is from the band’s highly anticipated album, “Wallflowers”, which is set to release by Napalm Records on August 27th. According to the band, “Wallflowers” is a unique album both musically and visually. It tells their identity as a band, as individuals, and makes a strong statement that they are not like most artists… and that it is acceptable to pursue your own interests. Jinjer writes songs with various levels of emotion that ranges from the fiercest aggression they have experienced to the most intricate melodies and melancholic vibes people could ever get from their music.    “Getting older, we often realize that the world around us is far from what we expected it to be. Through the eyes of a kid, everything seemed way more colorful, better and optimistic, didn’t it? When did it all turn wrong? When did it all turn so grey? Is this really the world’s fault? Or it is only about us chasing the wrong goals..the wrong careers, ambitions, and achievements, rather than embracing one important truth...Rephrasing John Lennon, if one chases something else other than happiness, then they don't understand life at all.”   Jinjer is a Ukrainian metalcore band from Donetsk, Ukraine that was originally formed in 2009. Their dedication and passion for music have made them one of the most popular bands with many sold-out shows all over the world.   Check out ‘Mediator’ on YouTube now.  
    Jul 29, 2021
  • 29 Jul 2021
    ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, known as the long-beared bassist of the million-seller Texas blues-rock trio for hits such as "Legs", and "Gimme All Your Lovin", died at the age of 72 yesterday, July 28, 2021. Hill recently injured his ass. He died while he was sleeping as confirmed in an Instagram statement by bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard. "We are saddened by the news today that our compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX,". said a statement posted to the group's social media feed. "We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature, and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the "Top". We will forever be connected to that 'Blues Shuffle in C'. You will be greatly missed, amigo." The message was signed by the group's other members, drummer Frank Beard and guitarist Billy Gibbons.  ZZ Top's single was released in 1969 after the collapse of the band Gibson previously formed, Moving Sidewalk. Their first concert with Hill was in 1970, the year their first album was released. The band rose to fame on 15 albums, best known for hits such as "Gimme Your Lovin'" in 1983, and "Legs" in 1984. They were all inducted into the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  In addition to playing bass guitar, Hill also played keyboards, calling the band's backing and lead vocals. He also appeared in Back to the Future Part III and Dead Wood and also played in King of the Hill.  According to a venue manager, the band had been scheduled to play Wednesday night at the CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park in Simpsonville, South Carolina confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the show had been canceled.  After this recent news on the iconic rock music industry, tributes from across the rock world poured on Wednesday afternoon.  
    Posted by Armie Quilapio
  • ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, known as the long-beared bassist of the million-seller Texas blues-rock trio for hits such as "Legs", and "Gimme All Your Lovin", died at the age of 72 yesterday, July 28, 2021. Hill recently injured his ass. He died while he was sleeping as confirmed in an Instagram statement by bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard. "We are saddened by the news today that our compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX,". said a statement posted to the group's social media feed. "We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature, and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the "Top". We will forever be connected to that 'Blues Shuffle in C'. You will be greatly missed, amigo." The message was signed by the group's other members, drummer Frank Beard and guitarist Billy Gibbons.  ZZ Top's single was released in 1969 after the collapse of the band Gibson previously formed, Moving Sidewalk. Their first concert with Hill was in 1970, the year their first album was released. The band rose to fame on 15 albums, best known for hits such as "Gimme Your Lovin'" in 1983, and "Legs" in 1984. They were all inducted into the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  In addition to playing bass guitar, Hill also played keyboards, calling the band's backing and lead vocals. He also appeared in Back to the Future Part III and Dead Wood and also played in King of the Hill.  According to a venue manager, the band had been scheduled to play Wednesday night at the CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park in Simpsonville, South Carolina confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the show had been canceled.  After this recent news on the iconic rock music industry, tributes from across the rock world poured on Wednesday afternoon.  
    Jul 29, 2021
  • 29 Jul 2021
    Slipknot's founding drummer Nathan Jonas "Joey" Jordison, has died "peacefully in his sleep" at 46, on Monday, July 26. His family did not specify the cause of his death, but last 2016, Joey announced that he was suffering from a neuro-immune disorder while accepting the Golden God award.The renowned heavy metal band was formed from Des Moines, Iowa, in 1995 and finally debuted in 1999. Joey was also born from this place and played several metal bands including the Pale Ones, which later become Slipknot. The name of the band "Slipknot" was originally named by Joey, after one of their song titles. The band got multiple Grammy Awards for the Best Metal Performance, Hard Rock Performance, and Best Rock Album from 2001 to 2016.Joey was also known as the co-writer of Slipknot's many biggest hits. Apart from being famous due to his aggressive rhythms and spirited drumming performances, many are proud to see Joey's talent through writing songs. The band's last live performance with Joey came as part of the Monsters of Rock Festival in Brazil was in 2013.The drummer's family asked their friends, fans, and the media to respect and understand their need for privacy as they grieve during this challenging period. A private funeral service will be held for family and close friends.
    Posted by Twinkle Intia
  • Slipknot's founding drummer Nathan Jonas "Joey" Jordison, has died "peacefully in his sleep" at 46, on Monday, July 26. His family did not specify the cause of his death, but last 2016, Joey announced that he was suffering from a neuro-immune disorder while accepting the Golden God award.The renowned heavy metal band was formed from Des Moines, Iowa, in 1995 and finally debuted in 1999. Joey was also born from this place and played several metal bands including the Pale Ones, which later become Slipknot. The name of the band "Slipknot" was originally named by Joey, after one of their song titles. The band got multiple Grammy Awards for the Best Metal Performance, Hard Rock Performance, and Best Rock Album from 2001 to 2016.Joey was also known as the co-writer of Slipknot's many biggest hits. Apart from being famous due to his aggressive rhythms and spirited drumming performances, many are proud to see Joey's talent through writing songs. The band's last live performance with Joey came as part of the Monsters of Rock Festival in Brazil was in 2013.The drummer's family asked their friends, fans, and the media to respect and understand their need for privacy as they grieve during this challenging period. A private funeral service will be held for family and close friends.
    Jul 29, 2021
  • 26 Jul 2021
    Eight-piece reggae collective We Got has released the official music video of their new single “Panahon.”  Directed by Shai Advincula, the story takes place in the time of pandemic, where a woman in isolation found unexpected companionship in the unlikeliest of circumstances. According to Advincula, the concept behind the music video revolves around the idea of isolation and the crazy things that we do to cope with the loneliness that comes with it. She explains, “Over the past year, our lives have shifted by being stuck at home most of the time. There are a lot of things that we’re missing from our pre-pandemic life, one of which is the affection we get from a companion. But how do we cater to our need for affection in a socially distanced world? The music video shows a bizarre but refreshing take on coping.”  Vocalist and guitarist Mack Dela Cruz reveals that it was the band’s first time to work with Advincula. “She’s very professional, and her ideas blew our minds. We had so much fun and it was a great experience for us working with such a tremendous team.” Written by the band’s guitarist Mike Quebral and arranged by vocalist and guitarist Mack Dela Cruz, “Panahon” was recorded at Kodama Studio with the goal to produce a calm, soothing piece of music that finds worth in spontaneity, and not having to waste life worrying about the daily grind. “We know a lot of people suffering from depression, so I wrote this song to remind people that there is hope, and slowly but surely, you’ll be able to get past it with a renewed perspective in life,” Quebral shares. The song is part of We Got’s debut EP, Hiwaga, which was released on all digital music platforms worldwide last week. Produced by Raymund Marasigan and mastered by Shinji Tanaka, the 7-track release delivers infinitely hummable jams that prove to be both fun and heartwarming.  Stepping into the spotlight with staccato chords, infectious horns, and syncopated rhythms, the mini album features five previously released tracks, and two new songs: the effervescent jam “Kakaiba Ka” and the EP’s lead single “Panahon.” The latter brings some exciting new energy to this season’s predictable nature, taking into account the importance of weeding out the negativity to enjoy what life has to offer.  We Got’s debut EP, Hiwaga is available on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines. Its lead single “Panahon” has a music video that you can watch via YouTube.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Eight-piece reggae collective We Got has released the official music video of their new single “Panahon.”  Directed by Shai Advincula, the story takes place in the time of pandemic, where a woman in isolation found unexpected companionship in the unlikeliest of circumstances. According to Advincula, the concept behind the music video revolves around the idea of isolation and the crazy things that we do to cope with the loneliness that comes with it. She explains, “Over the past year, our lives have shifted by being stuck at home most of the time. There are a lot of things that we’re missing from our pre-pandemic life, one of which is the affection we get from a companion. But how do we cater to our need for affection in a socially distanced world? The music video shows a bizarre but refreshing take on coping.”  Vocalist and guitarist Mack Dela Cruz reveals that it was the band’s first time to work with Advincula. “She’s very professional, and her ideas blew our minds. We had so much fun and it was a great experience for us working with such a tremendous team.” Written by the band’s guitarist Mike Quebral and arranged by vocalist and guitarist Mack Dela Cruz, “Panahon” was recorded at Kodama Studio with the goal to produce a calm, soothing piece of music that finds worth in spontaneity, and not having to waste life worrying about the daily grind. “We know a lot of people suffering from depression, so I wrote this song to remind people that there is hope, and slowly but surely, you’ll be able to get past it with a renewed perspective in life,” Quebral shares. The song is part of We Got’s debut EP, Hiwaga, which was released on all digital music platforms worldwide last week. Produced by Raymund Marasigan and mastered by Shinji Tanaka, the 7-track release delivers infinitely hummable jams that prove to be both fun and heartwarming.  Stepping into the spotlight with staccato chords, infectious horns, and syncopated rhythms, the mini album features five previously released tracks, and two new songs: the effervescent jam “Kakaiba Ka” and the EP’s lead single “Panahon.” The latter brings some exciting new energy to this season’s predictable nature, taking into account the importance of weeding out the negativity to enjoy what life has to offer.  We Got’s debut EP, Hiwaga is available on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines. Its lead single “Panahon” has a music video that you can watch via YouTube.
    Jul 26, 2021
  • 26 Jul 2021
    TERAZZA Drop their First Single "Tagu-Taguan"Filipino band TERAZZA dropped their new single "Tagu-Taguan," a Pop-Rock-Alternative act that tackles on a certain individual seeking for her one true love, and how she handles it with ease.Released under Ivory Music and Videos, Terazza's latest song amidst the crowd, with its message offers every individual a distinctive and catchy sound that truly defies rock sound."Tagu-Taguan is about one's seeking of true love, been on failed relationships many times... But in the game Tagu-Taguan you bet, you can also find someone for you," band leader explains its meaning.Song produced during the pandemic, Terazza reflects on how they cope up with the ideas and eventually comes with a distinct sound to cater it's audience. With the help of our songwriter-composer JP Boller and our arranger Jayr Corre and Doodz Corre of The Knobs, we've acomplish it and very proud of it.Terazza's "Tagu-Taguan" is out now on all digital streaming platforms worldwide via Ivory Music and Videos.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------About TERAZZA:--TERAZZA is a Filipino band, known for its perfect vocal blend, special acoustic arrangements and excellent rapport. Their sound defines what the mixture of Pop, R&B, Rock, Alternative and Standards is. With various collections of songs, unique music and outstanding performances never failed to capture the audiences’ ears, indiscriminating the youth from that mature crowds.TERAZZA is composed of six musical personalities (Jhie, Carlo, Ben, Lyndon, Aljon and Ross), blended perfectly to produce today’s fullest sounding pure acoustic set-ups.-- TERAZZA came from the Spanish term “terazza femenino “,which means “terrace”. First night happens in a terrace in Malate (Club Indios) thencame out with the idea of Terazza.-- pack of 6 talented individuals (originally 4 members)-- soothes your needs and music prowess…-- TERAZZA Band means “business”.
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • TERAZZA Drop their First Single "Tagu-Taguan"Filipino band TERAZZA dropped their new single "Tagu-Taguan," a Pop-Rock-Alternative act that tackles on a certain individual seeking for her one true love, and how she handles it with ease.Released under Ivory Music and Videos, Terazza's latest song amidst the crowd, with its message offers every individual a distinctive and catchy sound that truly defies rock sound."Tagu-Taguan is about one's seeking of true love, been on failed relationships many times... But in the game Tagu-Taguan you bet, you can also find someone for you," band leader explains its meaning.Song produced during the pandemic, Terazza reflects on how they cope up with the ideas and eventually comes with a distinct sound to cater it's audience. With the help of our songwriter-composer JP Boller and our arranger Jayr Corre and Doodz Corre of The Knobs, we've acomplish it and very proud of it.Terazza's "Tagu-Taguan" is out now on all digital streaming platforms worldwide via Ivory Music and Videos.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------About TERAZZA:--TERAZZA is a Filipino band, known for its perfect vocal blend, special acoustic arrangements and excellent rapport. Their sound defines what the mixture of Pop, R&B, Rock, Alternative and Standards is. With various collections of songs, unique music and outstanding performances never failed to capture the audiences’ ears, indiscriminating the youth from that mature crowds.TERAZZA is composed of six musical personalities (Jhie, Carlo, Ben, Lyndon, Aljon and Ross), blended perfectly to produce today’s fullest sounding pure acoustic set-ups.-- TERAZZA came from the Spanish term “terazza femenino “,which means “terrace”. First night happens in a terrace in Malate (Club Indios) thencame out with the idea of Terazza.-- pack of 6 talented individuals (originally 4 members)-- soothes your needs and music prowess…-- TERAZZA Band means “business”.
    Jul 26, 2021
  • 22 Jul 2021
    Linggo Ng Musikang Pilipino (LMP) marks its second digital edition this year with a commitment to promoting awareness and appreciation of OPM artists from all over the world through multiple social media platforms.The weeklong celebration promises a wide variety of music programs that not only cater to a specific format, but also encompasses concerts and gigs, open mic challenges, exclusive premieres, workshops, and a lecture series.The series of virtual events will run from July 23 to August 1, and will be streamed live via Facebook and KUMU.Aside from a diverse set of homegrown talents performing online, LMP also partners with key and emerging stakeholders in the music industry such as AmiananPop, MinPop, Kadasig & Artist Ko, Soupstar Music, and Warner Music Philippines to ensure that artists with different backgrounds, and from different regions, are given equal opportunities to perform and engage with the community.As Christian Bautista puts it, “We wanted there to be a balance between independent artists and mainstream/signed artists from all over the country and to try to cover as many styles and genres as possible. OPM already has a large roster of artists and we wanted to be able to feature as many as we can from the organization. We took into consideration their music and styles as well as the platforms that they are active in for the artists performing the LMP DigiGigs.”Aside from the music shows and online concerts featuring the roster of PhilPop’s past champions and finalists, LMP is partnering with PETA for a special online showcase featuring the songs from Rak Of Aegis, as well as songwriting and learning opportunities that are spearheaded by the institution’s other partners, FILSCAP and PhilPop.Even as the music industry is struggling to get back to its former glory and a lot of plans are derailed by the pandemic, LMP refuses to back down in its efforts to persevere and push through with mounting an online celebration that champions Filipino musicians not just from Metro Manila, but also from other parts of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and the rest of the globe.Hence, the tagline ‘Ituloy Ang Awitan’ was formed. In the words of LMP Project Manager Gab Cabangon, it was developed as part of a “desire to just challenge the situation that we are in.” He explains, “We wanted to highlight how Filipino Music is here to stay and will continue to be a part of our lives and a sense of hope despite the challenges in these trying times. The creation and support of Filipino music should never stop because our songs are able to reflect the story and the culture of the Filipino people.”OPM Icon and OPM Board Member Noel Cabangon maintains that nothing can stop this important milestone in the history of Philippine music from happening. He reaffirms, “In an ideal situation, we would have wanted to have live shows and concerts so that fans of Filipino Music will get to have that real-life concert experience once again. But of course, there are a lot of considerations that we have to make. Our priority is to mount this festival safely and responsibly for everyone. For the time being, the social media platforms are a suitable alternative to allow artists to perform without the health risks brought about by the pandemic.”Organized and produced by Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), LMP has been around since 2014, and has established itself as the premiere annual music festival of Filipino music.This year’s edition will be headlined by some of the biggest and most promising artists in local music such as Noel Cabangon, Christian Bautista, Sandwich, 6cyclemind, Gracenote, Bayang Barrios, Cookie Chua, PhilPop Grand Champions reon and Chud Festejo, Miss Ramonne, artists from Warner Music Philippines like Ferdinand Aragon and Y ARA, and many many more!This event is also supported by private companies such as Max’s Restaurant, KUMU and KUMUSIKA, The Medical City and Shopee among others.  
    Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Linggo Ng Musikang Pilipino (LMP) marks its second digital edition this year with a commitment to promoting awareness and appreciation of OPM artists from all over the world through multiple social media platforms.The weeklong celebration promises a wide variety of music programs that not only cater to a specific format, but also encompasses concerts and gigs, open mic challenges, exclusive premieres, workshops, and a lecture series.The series of virtual events will run from July 23 to August 1, and will be streamed live via Facebook and KUMU.Aside from a diverse set of homegrown talents performing online, LMP also partners with key and emerging stakeholders in the music industry such as AmiananPop, MinPop, Kadasig & Artist Ko, Soupstar Music, and Warner Music Philippines to ensure that artists with different backgrounds, and from different regions, are given equal opportunities to perform and engage with the community.As Christian Bautista puts it, “We wanted there to be a balance between independent artists and mainstream/signed artists from all over the country and to try to cover as many styles and genres as possible. OPM already has a large roster of artists and we wanted to be able to feature as many as we can from the organization. We took into consideration their music and styles as well as the platforms that they are active in for the artists performing the LMP DigiGigs.”Aside from the music shows and online concerts featuring the roster of PhilPop’s past champions and finalists, LMP is partnering with PETA for a special online showcase featuring the songs from Rak Of Aegis, as well as songwriting and learning opportunities that are spearheaded by the institution’s other partners, FILSCAP and PhilPop.Even as the music industry is struggling to get back to its former glory and a lot of plans are derailed by the pandemic, LMP refuses to back down in its efforts to persevere and push through with mounting an online celebration that champions Filipino musicians not just from Metro Manila, but also from other parts of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and the rest of the globe.Hence, the tagline ‘Ituloy Ang Awitan’ was formed. In the words of LMP Project Manager Gab Cabangon, it was developed as part of a “desire to just challenge the situation that we are in.” He explains, “We wanted to highlight how Filipino Music is here to stay and will continue to be a part of our lives and a sense of hope despite the challenges in these trying times. The creation and support of Filipino music should never stop because our songs are able to reflect the story and the culture of the Filipino people.”OPM Icon and OPM Board Member Noel Cabangon maintains that nothing can stop this important milestone in the history of Philippine music from happening. He reaffirms, “In an ideal situation, we would have wanted to have live shows and concerts so that fans of Filipino Music will get to have that real-life concert experience once again. But of course, there are a lot of considerations that we have to make. Our priority is to mount this festival safely and responsibly for everyone. For the time being, the social media platforms are a suitable alternative to allow artists to perform without the health risks brought about by the pandemic.”Organized and produced by Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), LMP has been around since 2014, and has established itself as the premiere annual music festival of Filipino music.This year’s edition will be headlined by some of the biggest and most promising artists in local music such as Noel Cabangon, Christian Bautista, Sandwich, 6cyclemind, Gracenote, Bayang Barrios, Cookie Chua, PhilPop Grand Champions reon and Chud Festejo, Miss Ramonne, artists from Warner Music Philippines like Ferdinand Aragon and Y ARA, and many many more!This event is also supported by private companies such as Max’s Restaurant, KUMU and KUMUSIKA, The Medical City and Shopee among others.  
    Jul 22, 2021

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