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  • 24 Mar 2020
    ANNOUNCEMENT: With only a month left, our team has given their hearts and hardwork towards Rakrakan Festival 2020: Peace, Love, and Music. We’ve been closely monitoring updates regarding COVID-19 these past few weeks and despite our best efforts, we have to declare once again that Rakrakan Festival 2020 will be POSTPONED until further notice.As much as we want to rock it out with you guys this April 25, your health and safety is of utmost importance to us. We will be moving Rakrakan Festival 2020 yet again on a later date, hopefully with more surprises! Stay on the lookout for updates but in the meantime, keep yourselves safe, healthy, and stocked up in this time.Please KEEP your tickets because it will still be VALID on the new date.Again, thank you for your patience and undying support for local music, arts, and culture! Don’t let COVID-19 ruin our event, let’s beat it together and make 2020 rockin’ again \m/#RakrakanFestival #PeaceLoveMusic #RHBMuziklaban
    921 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: With only a month left, our team has given their hearts and hardwork towards Rakrakan Festival 2020: Peace, Love, and Music. We’ve been closely monitoring updates regarding COVID-19 these past few weeks and despite our best efforts, we have to declare once again that Rakrakan Festival 2020 will be POSTPONED until further notice.As much as we want to rock it out with you guys this April 25, your health and safety is of utmost importance to us. We will be moving Rakrakan Festival 2020 yet again on a later date, hopefully with more surprises! Stay on the lookout for updates but in the meantime, keep yourselves safe, healthy, and stocked up in this time.Please KEEP your tickets because it will still be VALID on the new date.Again, thank you for your patience and undying support for local music, arts, and culture! Don’t let COVID-19 ruin our event, let’s beat it together and make 2020 rockin’ again \m/#RakrakanFestival #PeaceLoveMusic #RHBMuziklaban
    Mar 24, 2020 921
  • 13 Mar 2020
    Following the dreamy single “Comment,” which debuted early this January 2020, Barbie Almalbis continues to perfect her signature, swoony alt-pop sound with incisive introspection on her second single.“Iyong-iyo,” the latest track off her upcoming fourth studio album, tackles a story of strength, perseverance, and faith amidst insurmountable odds. The melodic pop tune is inspired by how the Tabing Ilog hitmaker’s cook found peace from surrendering everything to God during a very difficult time to bouncing back with another chance at life.Almalbis recounts:“This song is about Esperanza ‘Bing-Bing’ Maaño, our cook, who’s been in our family for a long time and even married our driver, Dandy. She suddenly fell very ill last year due to a diabetes complication and her medicines were not working. Needless to say, it was such a troubling time for her and everyone who loved her as her future seemed uncertain. She was brought to the hospital and had to undergo amputation surgery, and she shared that it was during this time that her faith in God became more real. While being wheeled into the operating room, she had many fears but suddenly felt peace as she surrendered everything to God. Thankfully, she had a successful surgery and recovered well, and after months of rehabilitation, she learned to walk again with a prosthetic leg.”Barbie Almalbis co-wrote “Iyong-iyo” with her partner Martin Honasan, who also shares songwriting credits on previous singles “Comment” and Tigre.” Bing-Bing’s determination and humility inspired the husband-and-wife tandem to write and produce the song.Recording of the track was done by sound engineer Magic Montano at Yellow Room Studios, formerly known as Tracks Studios in San Antonio Village, where most of the Barbie’s Cradle albums are made. “We had Nikko Rivera on keyboard, Jonard Bolor on drums, and Rommel dela Cruz on bass,” shares Almalbis about the musicians who contributed significantly in the recording process. “The main rhythm section was recorded live, and we did overdubs for vocals and guitars. I also recorded backing vocals at my home studio.”Barbie Almalbis’s “Iyong-iyo” is now out on various streaming and digital platforms worldwide via 12 Stone Records. It’s the second single off heras-yet-untitled album to be released this year. Stream it below!
    332 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Following the dreamy single “Comment,” which debuted early this January 2020, Barbie Almalbis continues to perfect her signature, swoony alt-pop sound with incisive introspection on her second single.“Iyong-iyo,” the latest track off her upcoming fourth studio album, tackles a story of strength, perseverance, and faith amidst insurmountable odds. The melodic pop tune is inspired by how the Tabing Ilog hitmaker’s cook found peace from surrendering everything to God during a very difficult time to bouncing back with another chance at life.Almalbis recounts:“This song is about Esperanza ‘Bing-Bing’ Maaño, our cook, who’s been in our family for a long time and even married our driver, Dandy. She suddenly fell very ill last year due to a diabetes complication and her medicines were not working. Needless to say, it was such a troubling time for her and everyone who loved her as her future seemed uncertain. She was brought to the hospital and had to undergo amputation surgery, and she shared that it was during this time that her faith in God became more real. While being wheeled into the operating room, she had many fears but suddenly felt peace as she surrendered everything to God. Thankfully, she had a successful surgery and recovered well, and after months of rehabilitation, she learned to walk again with a prosthetic leg.”Barbie Almalbis co-wrote “Iyong-iyo” with her partner Martin Honasan, who also shares songwriting credits on previous singles “Comment” and Tigre.” Bing-Bing’s determination and humility inspired the husband-and-wife tandem to write and produce the song.Recording of the track was done by sound engineer Magic Montano at Yellow Room Studios, formerly known as Tracks Studios in San Antonio Village, where most of the Barbie’s Cradle albums are made. “We had Nikko Rivera on keyboard, Jonard Bolor on drums, and Rommel dela Cruz on bass,” shares Almalbis about the musicians who contributed significantly in the recording process. “The main rhythm section was recorded live, and we did overdubs for vocals and guitars. I also recorded backing vocals at my home studio.”Barbie Almalbis’s “Iyong-iyo” is now out on various streaming and digital platforms worldwide via 12 Stone Records. It’s the second single off heras-yet-untitled album to be released this year. Stream it below!
    Mar 13, 2020 332
  • 10 Mar 2020
    The long wait is over for Filipino fans of sensational duo BABYMETAL as the arrival of the world-renowned Japanese act is imminent. For the very first time, the kawaii pop metal band will be performing in Manila at PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, sharing the stage with Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena.     “Please fasten your neckbrace to headbang,” warns members MOAMETAL and SU-METAL as they take us on a galactic odyssey during their latest era as a world-renowned act. Having just released their brand new album Metal Galaxy last October 2019, this new era is as exciting as it is unpredictable with the duo carrying all past experiences forward on a continuing journey towards greatness and domination.   With the release of Metal Galaxy, BABYMETAL have been named as the first Asian act to ever top the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. In an exclusive interview in PULP Magazine’s latest issue, SU-METAL gushes over this feat: “I was genuinely surprised! This album was a very new challenge for us. We’re very glad and happy to hear that a lot of people are enjoying the album.”   On sharing the stage with IRON MAIDEN at the SLAM, MOAMETAL expresses her excitement: “I always wanted to have the opportunity of being on the same festival lineup as them so I can’t wait for this festival!”    “This is our first time going to the Philippines so we can’t wait to meet our fans waiting for us there,” adds SU-METAL, who sure looks forward to what’s sure to be an otherworldly first experience for both the band and their loyal, passionate fans in the country.   Truly one of a kind, BABYMETAL have indeed made a name for themselves with a unique brand of Metal, as proven by the success of their third and latest album. The Philippines is in for a full BABYMETAL experience at PULP SUMMER SLAM as the duo sets off a cosmic phenomenon that would leave everyone reeling from the impact.   BABYMETAL will be arriving at full force and they will SEE YOU AT THE SLAM. Catch BABYMETAL along with IRON MAIDEN, DEATH ANGEL, DRAGONFORCE, and KING 810. Tickets to PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, happening on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena, are on sale at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com), as well as via AirAsia RedTix.    Tickets are priced as follows:     VIP SEATED — P12,000 VIP PIT — P10,000 LOWER BOX — P8,000 REGULAR PIT — P6,000 GENERAL ADMISSION — P3,500   Ticketing charges apply.   Stay tuned for #PSS20JudgementDay updates and further information by following PULP SUMMER SLAM and PULP Live World on all social media platforms, or by visiting pulp.ph and pulpsummerslam.com. #SeeYouAtTheSLAM!
    683 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • The long wait is over for Filipino fans of sensational duo BABYMETAL as the arrival of the world-renowned Japanese act is imminent. For the very first time, the kawaii pop metal band will be performing in Manila at PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, sharing the stage with Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena.     “Please fasten your neckbrace to headbang,” warns members MOAMETAL and SU-METAL as they take us on a galactic odyssey during their latest era as a world-renowned act. Having just released their brand new album Metal Galaxy last October 2019, this new era is as exciting as it is unpredictable with the duo carrying all past experiences forward on a continuing journey towards greatness and domination.   With the release of Metal Galaxy, BABYMETAL have been named as the first Asian act to ever top the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. In an exclusive interview in PULP Magazine’s latest issue, SU-METAL gushes over this feat: “I was genuinely surprised! This album was a very new challenge for us. We’re very glad and happy to hear that a lot of people are enjoying the album.”   On sharing the stage with IRON MAIDEN at the SLAM, MOAMETAL expresses her excitement: “I always wanted to have the opportunity of being on the same festival lineup as them so I can’t wait for this festival!”    “This is our first time going to the Philippines so we can’t wait to meet our fans waiting for us there,” adds SU-METAL, who sure looks forward to what’s sure to be an otherworldly first experience for both the band and their loyal, passionate fans in the country.   Truly one of a kind, BABYMETAL have indeed made a name for themselves with a unique brand of Metal, as proven by the success of their third and latest album. The Philippines is in for a full BABYMETAL experience at PULP SUMMER SLAM as the duo sets off a cosmic phenomenon that would leave everyone reeling from the impact.   BABYMETAL will be arriving at full force and they will SEE YOU AT THE SLAM. Catch BABYMETAL along with IRON MAIDEN, DEATH ANGEL, DRAGONFORCE, and KING 810. Tickets to PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, happening on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena, are on sale at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com), as well as via AirAsia RedTix.    Tickets are priced as follows:     VIP SEATED — P12,000 VIP PIT — P10,000 LOWER BOX — P8,000 REGULAR PIT — P6,000 GENERAL ADMISSION — P3,500   Ticketing charges apply.   Stay tuned for #PSS20JudgementDay updates and further information by following PULP SUMMER SLAM and PULP Live World on all social media platforms, or by visiting pulp.ph and pulpsummerslam.com. #SeeYouAtTheSLAM!
    Mar 10, 2020 683
  • 10 Mar 2020
    For everyone that’s been part of the PULP SUMMER SLAM community throughout the Festival’s two-decade run, the return of Death Angel for PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY feels like a full-circle moment. On May 16, 2020, at the Mall of Asia Arena, our blood brothers will be performing at the final installment of the festival, over a decade since they made history as the first international act to headline the Slam (PULP SUMMER SLAM VII: The Seven Deadly Sins in 2007). To have them by our side when we reach the end of the road, as they share the stage with the mighty Iron Maiden, truly makes for a beautiful and poetic ending.       “To be part of the final one after we’ve played it so many times it’s just an honor for us… we’re sad that it’s the final PULP SUMMER SLAM because we love that festival,” reflects lead guitarist Rob Cavestany in an exclusive interview with PULP Magazine. In between our first encounter in 2007 and what would be the final PULP SUMMER SLAM appearance for Death Angel, they have played the Festival three more times: PULP SUMMER SLAM XI: Ressurection, PULP SUMMER SLAM XIV: Children of the Damned, and most recently at PULP SUMMER SLAM XVII: Of Good and Evil. Truly, through the years, Death Angel have become an integral part of the history and legacy of Southeast Asia’s longest-running Metal festival.   Still, the final PULP SUMMER SLAM with Death Angel is more exciting than it is bittersweet. This far down the road, close to four decades since the band first emerged out of Daly City, California, more milestones deserve to be celebrated. The band has just released their ninth studio album Humanicide to high acclaim, and the title track has recently earned them their first GRAMMY nomination.    But perhaps the most important cause for celebration is the unbreakable connection that they’ve inevitably forged with their fans in the Philippines. Their integration into this unparalleled Philippine Metal tradition is something that is made even more meaningful by their Filipino descent. “Me, Ted, and half of Mark are Filipino. The original band had even two more Filipinos, so clearly, we’re known as this band of Filipinos. For us, playing in the Philippines, of course for our families, our parents, it’s like a big deal. And to us, it’s the Motherland, so that’s just amazing,” Cavestany tells PULP.   Death Angel are indeed making their way back to the Motherland to complete this beautiful circle and they will SEE YOU AT THE SLAM. Catch DEATH ANGEL along with IRON MAIDEN, BABYMETAL, DRAGONFORCE, and KING 810. Tickets to PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, happening on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena, are on sale at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com), as well as via AirAsia RedTix.    Tickets are priced as follows:     VIP SEATED — P12,000 VIP PIT — P10,000 LOWER BOX — P8,000 REGULAR PIT — P6,000 GENERAL ADMISSION — P3,500   Ticketing charges apply.   Stay tuned for #PSS20JudgementDay updates and further information by following PULP SUMMER SLAM and PULP Live World on all social media platforms, or by visiting pulp.ph and pulpsummerslam.com. #SeeYouAtTheSLAM!
    289 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • For everyone that’s been part of the PULP SUMMER SLAM community throughout the Festival’s two-decade run, the return of Death Angel for PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY feels like a full-circle moment. On May 16, 2020, at the Mall of Asia Arena, our blood brothers will be performing at the final installment of the festival, over a decade since they made history as the first international act to headline the Slam (PULP SUMMER SLAM VII: The Seven Deadly Sins in 2007). To have them by our side when we reach the end of the road, as they share the stage with the mighty Iron Maiden, truly makes for a beautiful and poetic ending.       “To be part of the final one after we’ve played it so many times it’s just an honor for us… we’re sad that it’s the final PULP SUMMER SLAM because we love that festival,” reflects lead guitarist Rob Cavestany in an exclusive interview with PULP Magazine. In between our first encounter in 2007 and what would be the final PULP SUMMER SLAM appearance for Death Angel, they have played the Festival three more times: PULP SUMMER SLAM XI: Ressurection, PULP SUMMER SLAM XIV: Children of the Damned, and most recently at PULP SUMMER SLAM XVII: Of Good and Evil. Truly, through the years, Death Angel have become an integral part of the history and legacy of Southeast Asia’s longest-running Metal festival.   Still, the final PULP SUMMER SLAM with Death Angel is more exciting than it is bittersweet. This far down the road, close to four decades since the band first emerged out of Daly City, California, more milestones deserve to be celebrated. The band has just released their ninth studio album Humanicide to high acclaim, and the title track has recently earned them their first GRAMMY nomination.    But perhaps the most important cause for celebration is the unbreakable connection that they’ve inevitably forged with their fans in the Philippines. Their integration into this unparalleled Philippine Metal tradition is something that is made even more meaningful by their Filipino descent. “Me, Ted, and half of Mark are Filipino. The original band had even two more Filipinos, so clearly, we’re known as this band of Filipinos. For us, playing in the Philippines, of course for our families, our parents, it’s like a big deal. And to us, it’s the Motherland, so that’s just amazing,” Cavestany tells PULP.   Death Angel are indeed making their way back to the Motherland to complete this beautiful circle and they will SEE YOU AT THE SLAM. Catch DEATH ANGEL along with IRON MAIDEN, BABYMETAL, DRAGONFORCE, and KING 810. Tickets to PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, happening on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena, are on sale at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com), as well as via AirAsia RedTix.    Tickets are priced as follows:     VIP SEATED — P12,000 VIP PIT — P10,000 LOWER BOX — P8,000 REGULAR PIT — P6,000 GENERAL ADMISSION — P3,500   Ticketing charges apply.   Stay tuned for #PSS20JudgementDay updates and further information by following PULP SUMMER SLAM and PULP Live World on all social media platforms, or by visiting pulp.ph and pulpsummerslam.com. #SeeYouAtTheSLAM!
    Mar 10, 2020 289
  • 10 Mar 2020
    Released last January 22 on all digital streaming platforms, the track "Nothing's The Same" by 4-piece alternative rock outfit Underclass will then showcase their music video on their official YouTube channel on March 14.     Filmed and edited by John Sebastian Valderrama and with the direction of Shara Francisco, Underclass created a story tackling how one’s love will never be enough for someone who seeks something else. Starring Tyrone Tan and Thea Cuaresma, the music video of Nothing’s The Same shows how an individual can do anything for the person he loves, but she can still betray him for someone who can buy her everything instead.   Getting to know Underclass   Underclass is a pop-punk/alternative rock band giving out nostalgic tunes since 2016. The band was formed by Zach Alcasid (vocalist/rhythm guitarist) and Marcus Ambat (lead guitarist) who started performing together as a hobby back in junior high school. But their passion made them push their music career when they decided to finally write their original songs. After several changes with its band members, Underclass’s lineup is now complete with their drummer, Americus Inofinada and their bassist, Patricia Vendiola. Showcasing their love for pop punk and alternative rock, Underclass is making its way in the local indie scene with songs about relationships, teenage angst, and being young and naive.    
    1074 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Released last January 22 on all digital streaming platforms, the track "Nothing's The Same" by 4-piece alternative rock outfit Underclass will then showcase their music video on their official YouTube channel on March 14.     Filmed and edited by John Sebastian Valderrama and with the direction of Shara Francisco, Underclass created a story tackling how one’s love will never be enough for someone who seeks something else. Starring Tyrone Tan and Thea Cuaresma, the music video of Nothing’s The Same shows how an individual can do anything for the person he loves, but she can still betray him for someone who can buy her everything instead.   Getting to know Underclass   Underclass is a pop-punk/alternative rock band giving out nostalgic tunes since 2016. The band was formed by Zach Alcasid (vocalist/rhythm guitarist) and Marcus Ambat (lead guitarist) who started performing together as a hobby back in junior high school. But their passion made them push their music career when they decided to finally write their original songs. After several changes with its band members, Underclass’s lineup is now complete with their drummer, Americus Inofinada and their bassist, Patricia Vendiola. Showcasing their love for pop punk and alternative rock, Underclass is making its way in the local indie scene with songs about relationships, teenage angst, and being young and naive.    
    Mar 10, 2020 1074
  • 10 Mar 2020
    MANILA, Philippines – In less than four years since “Location” blew up online, Khalid has achieved greater success worldwide, breaking records and selling stadiums on the strength of two studio albums, American Teen (2017) and Free Spirit (2019). More than a year ago, the American recording artist has performed to a sold-out crowd at the Araneta Coliseum on November 2, 2018 as part of the American Teen tour. Thanks to his arsenal of urban hits “Young, Dumb, and Broke,” “Love Lies,” “Talk,” and “Better,” the R&B sensation also found prominence on Philippine radio, joining the elite ranks of Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, and LANY as one of the most played artists in mainstream/top 40 formats. His success on radio and concerts eventually caught up on streaming, with Spotify Philippines recently declaring Khalid as one of 2019’s most streamed male artists, placing second to British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. This year, the Platinum-certified artist has once again wielded his star power with the latest single, “Know Your Worth,” a collaboration with electronic music duo Disclosure. The third song off Khalid’s upcoming music project, according to Billboard, “floats over the soft electronic production” and blends easily with top 40’s massive love for sleek, disco-pop and R&B vocal styling. The bouncy tune has been a formidable force on local radio airplay, digital sales, and streaming for months, and continues to bolster its presence on key metrics, despite Khalid’s postponement of his second visit to the Philippines, along with the rest of Asia, on April 2, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena due to the recent advisories and restrictions regarding covid-19. For fans who are looking into celebrating the Love Lies singer’s string of hits, fret no more. Production outfit Bad Decisions and Sony Music Philippines are hosting an Urban Night featuring the songs of Khalid and more, happening on March 11, Wednesday at the Black Market in Makati City, from 10:30 pm onwards.Filipino R&B and hip-hop artists such as Zelijah and Malli are headlining the show, along with DJs Mikki dela Rea, Sensei Shaun, and Lane.For more details, check out the announcement on Sony Music Philippines’ Facebook page. “Know Your Worth” is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide.
    91 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • MANILA, Philippines – In less than four years since “Location” blew up online, Khalid has achieved greater success worldwide, breaking records and selling stadiums on the strength of two studio albums, American Teen (2017) and Free Spirit (2019). More than a year ago, the American recording artist has performed to a sold-out crowd at the Araneta Coliseum on November 2, 2018 as part of the American Teen tour. Thanks to his arsenal of urban hits “Young, Dumb, and Broke,” “Love Lies,” “Talk,” and “Better,” the R&B sensation also found prominence on Philippine radio, joining the elite ranks of Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, and LANY as one of the most played artists in mainstream/top 40 formats. His success on radio and concerts eventually caught up on streaming, with Spotify Philippines recently declaring Khalid as one of 2019’s most streamed male artists, placing second to British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. This year, the Platinum-certified artist has once again wielded his star power with the latest single, “Know Your Worth,” a collaboration with electronic music duo Disclosure. The third song off Khalid’s upcoming music project, according to Billboard, “floats over the soft electronic production” and blends easily with top 40’s massive love for sleek, disco-pop and R&B vocal styling. The bouncy tune has been a formidable force on local radio airplay, digital sales, and streaming for months, and continues to bolster its presence on key metrics, despite Khalid’s postponement of his second visit to the Philippines, along with the rest of Asia, on April 2, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena due to the recent advisories and restrictions regarding covid-19. For fans who are looking into celebrating the Love Lies singer’s string of hits, fret no more. Production outfit Bad Decisions and Sony Music Philippines are hosting an Urban Night featuring the songs of Khalid and more, happening on March 11, Wednesday at the Black Market in Makati City, from 10:30 pm onwards.Filipino R&B and hip-hop artists such as Zelijah and Malli are headlining the show, along with DJs Mikki dela Rea, Sensei Shaun, and Lane.For more details, check out the announcement on Sony Music Philippines’ Facebook page. “Know Your Worth” is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide.
    Mar 10, 2020 91
  • 10 Mar 2020
    Prepare to explore a a whole new world of music with Gracenote's newest album 'Small World.' The four-piece band, composed of Eunice Jorge (vocals), Jazz Jorge (Bass), Tatsi Jamnague (guitars), and EJ Pichay (drums), are ecstatic for the world to listen to their new offering, which aims to make the world smaller through the Gracenote brand of music.   Gracians and OPM fans alike will be delighted to hear all 15 tracks of the album, which was produced by Nick Lazaro of La Balls Studios. Small World features the carrier single "Kalawakan," along with "Here I Go Again," "Oh Darling!," "City of Vulnerability," "Paulit-ulit," and many more tracks that go through their journey in music.    The band considers the album a convergence of multiple points on a road map (one that also serves as the album cover): from their exploration of different musical genres,  creating their own sound from musical exploration, the people that went along with them on the journey, and their hopes to bring this music to a wider audience as well. Coinciding with the album's release last February 29, the band held the well-attended Small World album launch at Eton Centris, which was a night filled with out of this world fun, live performances of the album tracks, merch selling, and a secret session that will be revealed as promotions continue on for the album. 
    119 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Prepare to explore a a whole new world of music with Gracenote's newest album 'Small World.' The four-piece band, composed of Eunice Jorge (vocals), Jazz Jorge (Bass), Tatsi Jamnague (guitars), and EJ Pichay (drums), are ecstatic for the world to listen to their new offering, which aims to make the world smaller through the Gracenote brand of music.   Gracians and OPM fans alike will be delighted to hear all 15 tracks of the album, which was produced by Nick Lazaro of La Balls Studios. Small World features the carrier single "Kalawakan," along with "Here I Go Again," "Oh Darling!," "City of Vulnerability," "Paulit-ulit," and many more tracks that go through their journey in music.    The band considers the album a convergence of multiple points on a road map (one that also serves as the album cover): from their exploration of different musical genres,  creating their own sound from musical exploration, the people that went along with them on the journey, and their hopes to bring this music to a wider audience as well. Coinciding with the album's release last February 29, the band held the well-attended Small World album launch at Eton Centris, which was a night filled with out of this world fun, live performances of the album tracks, merch selling, and a secret session that will be revealed as promotions continue on for the album. 
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  • 10 Mar 2020
      BABYMETAL SET TO PERFORM IN MANILA FOR THE FIRST TIME AT PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY The long wait is over for Filipino fans of sensational duo BABYMETAL as the arrival of the world-renowned Japanese act is imminent. For the very first time, the kawaii pop metal band will be performing in Manila at PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, sharing the stage with Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena.   “Please fasten your neckbrace to headbang,” warns members MOAMETAL and SU-METAL as they take us on a galactic odyssey during their latest era as a world-renowned act. Having just released their brand new album Metal Galaxy last October 2019, this new era is as exciting as it is unpredictable with the duo carrying all past experiences forward on a continuing journey towards greatness and domination.   With the release of Metal Galaxy, BABYMETAL have been named as the first Asian act to ever top the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. In an exclusive interview in PULP Magazine’s latest issue, SU-METAL gushes over this feat: “I was genuinely surprised! This album was a very new challenge for us. We’re very glad and happy to hear that a lot of people are enjoying the album.”   On sharing the stage with IRON MAIDEN at the SLAM, MOAMETAL expresses her excitement: “I always wanted to have the opportunity of being on the same festival lineup as them so I can’t wait for this festival!”   “This is our first time going to the Philippines so we can’t wait to meet our fans waiting for us there,” adds SU-METAL, who sure looks forward to what’s sure to be an otherworldly first experience for both the band and their loyal, passionate fans in the country.   Truly one of a kind, BABYMETAL have indeed made a name for themselves with a unique brand of Metal, as proven by the success of their third and latest album. The Philippines is in for a full BABYMETAL experience at PULP SUMMER SLAM as the duo sets off a cosmic phenomenon that would leave everyone reeling from the impact.   BABYMETAL will be arriving at full force and they will SEE YOU AT THE SLAM. Catch BABYMETAL along with IRON MAIDEN, DEATH ANGEL, DRAGONFORCE, and KING 810. Tickets to PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, happening on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena, are on sale at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com), as well as via AirAsia RedTix.   Tickets are priced as follows: VIP SEATED — P12,000VIP PIT — P10,000LOWER BOX — P8,000REGULAR PIT — P6,000GENERAL ADMISSION — P3,500 Ticketing charges apply. Stay tuned for #PSS20JudgementDay updates and further information by following PULP SUMMER SLAM and PULP Live World on all social media platforms, or by visiting pulp.ph and pulpsummerslam.com. #SeeYouAtTheSLAM!
    77 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   BABYMETAL SET TO PERFORM IN MANILA FOR THE FIRST TIME AT PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY The long wait is over for Filipino fans of sensational duo BABYMETAL as the arrival of the world-renowned Japanese act is imminent. For the very first time, the kawaii pop metal band will be performing in Manila at PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, sharing the stage with Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena.   “Please fasten your neckbrace to headbang,” warns members MOAMETAL and SU-METAL as they take us on a galactic odyssey during their latest era as a world-renowned act. Having just released their brand new album Metal Galaxy last October 2019, this new era is as exciting as it is unpredictable with the duo carrying all past experiences forward on a continuing journey towards greatness and domination.   With the release of Metal Galaxy, BABYMETAL have been named as the first Asian act to ever top the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. In an exclusive interview in PULP Magazine’s latest issue, SU-METAL gushes over this feat: “I was genuinely surprised! This album was a very new challenge for us. We’re very glad and happy to hear that a lot of people are enjoying the album.”   On sharing the stage with IRON MAIDEN at the SLAM, MOAMETAL expresses her excitement: “I always wanted to have the opportunity of being on the same festival lineup as them so I can’t wait for this festival!”   “This is our first time going to the Philippines so we can’t wait to meet our fans waiting for us there,” adds SU-METAL, who sure looks forward to what’s sure to be an otherworldly first experience for both the band and their loyal, passionate fans in the country.   Truly one of a kind, BABYMETAL have indeed made a name for themselves with a unique brand of Metal, as proven by the success of their third and latest album. The Philippines is in for a full BABYMETAL experience at PULP SUMMER SLAM as the duo sets off a cosmic phenomenon that would leave everyone reeling from the impact.   BABYMETAL will be arriving at full force and they will SEE YOU AT THE SLAM. Catch BABYMETAL along with IRON MAIDEN, DEATH ANGEL, DRAGONFORCE, and KING 810. Tickets to PULP SUMMER SLAM XX: JUDGEMENT DAY, happening on May 16, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena, are on sale at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com), as well as via AirAsia RedTix.   Tickets are priced as follows: VIP SEATED — P12,000VIP PIT — P10,000LOWER BOX — P8,000REGULAR PIT — P6,000GENERAL ADMISSION — P3,500 Ticketing charges apply. Stay tuned for #PSS20JudgementDay updates and further information by following PULP SUMMER SLAM and PULP Live World on all social media platforms, or by visiting pulp.ph and pulpsummerslam.com. #SeeYouAtTheSLAM!
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    5-piece rock band Philia announced yesterday, February 24, that their guitarist Paulo Pampuan got involved in a vehicular accident just after their gig in Upperhouse, BGC last February 20. According to the band’s Facebook posts, CCTV footages are still yet to be obtained.A fundraising activity for Paulo is already in the works but the band is already accepting donations as of today. The said guitarist is currently confined in St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City and cannot be visited as of the moment.Stay tuned at Philia’s official Facebook page for more details.
    1687 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • 5-piece rock band Philia announced yesterday, February 24, that their guitarist Paulo Pampuan got involved in a vehicular accident just after their gig in Upperhouse, BGC last February 20. According to the band’s Facebook posts, CCTV footages are still yet to be obtained.A fundraising activity for Paulo is already in the works but the band is already accepting donations as of today. The said guitarist is currently confined in St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City and cannot be visited as of the moment.Stay tuned at Philia’s official Facebook page for more details.
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  • 16 Jan 2019
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  • One of the rock legends in the local music scene has passed away today. Brian Velasco of Razorback jumps off a building while filming it using his phone's Facebook Live app. May you rest in peace sir Brian. The music scene will really miss you.      
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  • 05 May 2018
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  • For the past weeks, the band, IV of Spades have been playing around the country without their lead vocals, Unique Salonga.  Embracing the full support and love of their fans while waiting for their band member.   But yesterday, May 4, 2018, the band released a statement from their official Facebook page that they had a chance to meet and discuss as a group and its official that their lead singer, Unique Salonga, officially left the band to continue his personal endeavors.   After all what happened, the band said that they will continue to create and share more music, and play more shows in the coming weeks.   IV of Spades is composed of Blaster Silonga on guitars, Badjao De Castro on Drums, Zild Benitez on bass, and now, their former lead vocals and guitars, Unique Salonga.   Here is the band's official statement from their official Facebook page    
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  • 29 Nov 2019
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    15457 Posted by Rakista Radio
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  • 11 Jun 2018
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  • 01 Nov 2019
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  • 26 Jun 2018
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  • 13 Mar 2019
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