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  • 11 May 2020
    It was a light and happy Mother’s Day all over the world last Sunday. But one certain Mother’s Day greeting post in Instagram took the hearts of many and well… shattered them to pieces.    View this post on InstagramHappy Mothers Day we Love You.A post shared by JAY CONTRERAS (@jaycontr3ras) on May 9, 2020 at 11:21pm PDT An Instagram post from Kamikazee’s vocalist Jay Contreras greeting his wife for 11 years a happy Mother’s Day was simple but sweet. But what crushed their fans was when Sarah Abad left a comment on Jay’s post saying, “It may not be the same between us, but ill be forever grateful for giving me 2 wonderful angels. Thank u.” She was referring to their two lovely children, Kidlat Caia and Isla Eunan. Aside from the comment Abad left, her photos were also already deleted from Contreras’ Instagram feed. In the meantime, their cause of break-up has not been yet confirmed. 
    39942 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • It was a light and happy Mother’s Day all over the world last Sunday. But one certain Mother’s Day greeting post in Instagram took the hearts of many and well… shattered them to pieces.    View this post on InstagramHappy Mothers Day we Love You.A post shared by JAY CONTRERAS (@jaycontr3ras) on May 9, 2020 at 11:21pm PDT An Instagram post from Kamikazee’s vocalist Jay Contreras greeting his wife for 11 years a happy Mother’s Day was simple but sweet. But what crushed their fans was when Sarah Abad left a comment on Jay’s post saying, “It may not be the same between us, but ill be forever grateful for giving me 2 wonderful angels. Thank u.” She was referring to their two lovely children, Kidlat Caia and Isla Eunan. Aside from the comment Abad left, her photos were also already deleted from Contreras’ Instagram feed. In the meantime, their cause of break-up has not been yet confirmed. 
    May 11, 2020 39942
  • 30 Jan 2019
    Written By: Arem V. Bolalin“Masakit man at mahirap man, kailangan na muna naming itigil ‘to. Kami naman muna.”Today, January 30, 2019, a local band who’s well-known for their song covers, Agsunta posted a Facebook video stating they are now officially “signing off”.“From then on, parang four years na, ‘noh? Nagkaroon pa tayo ng #AgsuntaSongRequests, #AgsuntaJamSessions, tapos nagkaroon na rin ng #AgsuntaOriginals. Pero sorry po, wala munang kantahan ngayon. Chill chill lang tayo,” Agsunta said.The band already deleted their videos on their official YouTube channel, and their fans are both shocked and sad about it.Numerous supporters and random Facebook users shared their different sentiments and messages for the band.“This is fine. You also have your own lives that you need to focus on and take care of. We respect that.”“Thank you for making OPM much better and more fun to hear…”However, the band is still accepting gigs and guestings. They will now just focus more on themselves. Their official Facebook page is still there so let's just wait for further announcement and hope that they'll be back very soon.
    22818 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written By: Arem V. Bolalin“Masakit man at mahirap man, kailangan na muna naming itigil ‘to. Kami naman muna.”Today, January 30, 2019, a local band who’s well-known for their song covers, Agsunta posted a Facebook video stating they are now officially “signing off”.“From then on, parang four years na, ‘noh? Nagkaroon pa tayo ng #AgsuntaSongRequests, #AgsuntaJamSessions, tapos nagkaroon na rin ng #AgsuntaOriginals. Pero sorry po, wala munang kantahan ngayon. Chill chill lang tayo,” Agsunta said.The band already deleted their videos on their official YouTube channel, and their fans are both shocked and sad about it.Numerous supporters and random Facebook users shared their different sentiments and messages for the band.“This is fine. You also have your own lives that you need to focus on and take care of. We respect that.”“Thank you for making OPM much better and more fun to hear…”However, the band is still accepting gigs and guestings. They will now just focus more on themselves. Their official Facebook page is still there so let's just wait for further announcement and hope that they'll be back very soon.
    Jan 30, 2019 22818
  • 16 Jan 2019
    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.      
    21822 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • 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.      
    Jan 16, 2019 21822
  • 05 May 2018
    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    
    16371 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • 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    
    May 05, 2018 16371
  • 29 Nov 2019
    Written by John Francis Sevilla   After starring in a music video together for almost 13 years, Eon and Arkin cover “Super proxy 2k6” at the vinyl launch of Eraserheads’ Ultraelectromagneticpop last Sunday. Eon and Arkin first met during the music video shoot of this song back in 2005. The Pupil and Apartel vocalist, Ely Buendia said that he’s proud to have witnessed this collaboration. Following in his father’s footsteps, Eons front his own band called Nobody’s Home. On the other side, the son of Master rapper, Arkin pursuing his passion as a rising R&B artist.  
    16043 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written by John Francis Sevilla   After starring in a music video together for almost 13 years, Eon and Arkin cover “Super proxy 2k6” at the vinyl launch of Eraserheads’ Ultraelectromagneticpop last Sunday. Eon and Arkin first met during the music video shoot of this song back in 2005. The Pupil and Apartel vocalist, Ely Buendia said that he’s proud to have witnessed this collaboration. Following in his father’s footsteps, Eons front his own band called Nobody’s Home. On the other side, the son of Master rapper, Arkin pursuing his passion as a rising R&B artist.  
    Nov 29, 2019 16043
  • 11 Jun 2018
    One of the pillars of Pinoy rock, Razorback just announced that their lead vocalist, Kevin Roy, have parted ways with the band. It was posted on the bands official Facebook page last night, Sunday, June 10, 2018.         Razorback is considered as one of the legends of Philippine Rock music producing 9 albums and gathering different music awards. After almost three (3) decades in the rock scene, the band is still alive and kickin’, playing in different events inside and outside the country.     Despite of their surprising announcement from their social media page, the band stated that they still forge and give the fans the “Rakenrol” that they deserve. They also wish their front man a good luck in his future endeavors. There’s no announcement yet who would replace Roy’s shoe, but the band has been touring with General Luna’s former lead vocalist, Nicole Asensio.   Razorback is composed of Brian Velasco on drums, Tirso Ripoll and Manuel Legarda on guitars, Louie Talan on bass, and now, their former vocalist, Kevin Roy.   Here are some of Razorback’s live performances with Kevin Roy            
    14748 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • One of the pillars of Pinoy rock, Razorback just announced that their lead vocalist, Kevin Roy, have parted ways with the band. It was posted on the bands official Facebook page last night, Sunday, June 10, 2018.         Razorback is considered as one of the legends of Philippine Rock music producing 9 albums and gathering different music awards. After almost three (3) decades in the rock scene, the band is still alive and kickin’, playing in different events inside and outside the country.     Despite of their surprising announcement from their social media page, the band stated that they still forge and give the fans the “Rakenrol” that they deserve. They also wish their front man a good luck in his future endeavors. There’s no announcement yet who would replace Roy’s shoe, but the band has been touring with General Luna’s former lead vocalist, Nicole Asensio.   Razorback is composed of Brian Velasco on drums, Tirso Ripoll and Manuel Legarda on guitars, Louie Talan on bass, and now, their former vocalist, Kevin Roy.   Here are some of Razorback’s live performances with Kevin Roy            
    Jun 11, 2018 14748
  • 01 Nov 2019
      The My Chemical Romance reunion is finally here. This is real. After over six years on hiatus, MCR announced that they are returning for a show on Dec. 20 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California   My Chemical Romance brought down the curtain on their 12-year career on March 23, 2013, breaking hearts with a short statement posted to their website, thanking fans for being "part of the adventure".   Back in 2013, the band called it quits, stating: “My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band — it is an idea.”   Put on some of your mom`s eyeliner and Iron your bangs and lets sing our hearts out!  Do or die, you'll never make me (we'll carry on)Because the world will never take my heart (we'll carry on).  
    13915 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   The My Chemical Romance reunion is finally here. This is real. After over six years on hiatus, MCR announced that they are returning for a show on Dec. 20 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California   My Chemical Romance brought down the curtain on their 12-year career on March 23, 2013, breaking hearts with a short statement posted to their website, thanking fans for being "part of the adventure".   Back in 2013, the band called it quits, stating: “My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band — it is an idea.”   Put on some of your mom`s eyeliner and Iron your bangs and lets sing our hearts out!  Do or die, you'll never make me (we'll carry on)Because the world will never take my heart (we'll carry on).  
    Nov 01, 2019 13915
  • 25 Jun 2018
    Monday, June 25, 2018 – SkyChurch announced that their drummer, Robert Dela Cruz will be indefinitely out of the band’s roster. There are no further reasons given yet but the band assured that they are open for him to come back whenever he is ready and finished with his personal endeavors. The band also states that they will be stronger and promised that they will release a series of materials as soon as possible.     Here is the band’s official statement from their official Facebook count.  
    13571 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Monday, June 25, 2018 – SkyChurch announced that their drummer, Robert Dela Cruz will be indefinitely out of the band’s roster. There are no further reasons given yet but the band assured that they are open for him to come back whenever he is ready and finished with his personal endeavors. The band also states that they will be stronger and promised that they will release a series of materials as soon as possible.     Here is the band’s official statement from their official Facebook count.  
    Jun 25, 2018 13571
  • 26 Jun 2018
    A few weeks ago, Alternative rock band, Maryzark together with some other local artists and their fans, gathered at Cabin 420 Bar & Bistro for the music video launch of their latest single “Sshhh”. And yesterday, June 25, 2018, the band uploaded it on their official Facebook account.       “Sshhh” is the band’s latest single that was released a few months ago. It is available now on Spotify, iTunes and you can request and vote for it for streaming at Myx Philippines. The music video was directed by Eric JP and Nicole Monta of Nojire Studios. It was recorded at Yellow Room Music Philippines, mixed and mastered by Jam Bumanlag, under Warner Music Philippines. The cast for the music video was from the Philippine School for the Deaf namely Ella and Ghen Vhan.       Maryzark is composed of Ice Gecolea on vocals, Paolo Segura and Niko Bacani on guitars, Axel Vito Cruz on synth, Sean De Leon on bass, and Paulo Mendoza on drums.     Here is Maryzark’s new official music video for their song “Sshhh”  
    12164 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • A few weeks ago, Alternative rock band, Maryzark together with some other local artists and their fans, gathered at Cabin 420 Bar & Bistro for the music video launch of their latest single “Sshhh”. And yesterday, June 25, 2018, the band uploaded it on their official Facebook account.       “Sshhh” is the band’s latest single that was released a few months ago. It is available now on Spotify, iTunes and you can request and vote for it for streaming at Myx Philippines. The music video was directed by Eric JP and Nicole Monta of Nojire Studios. It was recorded at Yellow Room Music Philippines, mixed and mastered by Jam Bumanlag, under Warner Music Philippines. The cast for the music video was from the Philippine School for the Deaf namely Ella and Ghen Vhan.       Maryzark is composed of Ice Gecolea on vocals, Paolo Segura and Niko Bacani on guitars, Axel Vito Cruz on synth, Sean De Leon on bass, and Paulo Mendoza on drums.     Here is Maryzark’s new official music video for their song “Sshhh”  
    Jun 26, 2018 12164
  • 13 Mar 2019
    Written By: Arem Bolalin “Paano ka nakakatulog sa gabi, tuwing tinatapakan ang sawi…”Yesterday, March 12, 2019, Laguna based Rock band, Typecast officially released their newest and first ever single that is written in Filipino entitled “Mulat na Mata”. “Mulat Na Mata” was written by the band’s frontman, Steve Badiola, and recorded, mixed, and mastered at Glasstone Studio.It is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, iTunes Store, Amazon Music and other digital music platforms.  Typecast is composed of Steve Frank Badiola on guitars and vocal, Chi Resurrection on bass guitar, Pakoy Fletchero on lead guitars, and Sep Roño on drums. Here is Typecast’s newest and first-ever tagalog song “Mulat Na Mata”
    9821 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written By: Arem Bolalin “Paano ka nakakatulog sa gabi, tuwing tinatapakan ang sawi…”Yesterday, March 12, 2019, Laguna based Rock band, Typecast officially released their newest and first ever single that is written in Filipino entitled “Mulat na Mata”. “Mulat Na Mata” was written by the band’s frontman, Steve Badiola, and recorded, mixed, and mastered at Glasstone Studio.It is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, iTunes Store, Amazon Music and other digital music platforms.  Typecast is composed of Steve Frank Badiola on guitars and vocal, Chi Resurrection on bass guitar, Pakoy Fletchero on lead guitars, and Sep Roño on drums. Here is Typecast’s newest and first-ever tagalog song “Mulat Na Mata”
    Mar 13, 2019 9821
  • 10 May 2020
    Manila, Philippines -- In the face of uncertainty and panic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, heavy metal band Slapshock delivers a hopeful message to all front line workers and fans in isolation in the new song “Sana Pag Gising.” Slapshock vocalist Jamir Garcia says, “The song started nung mga nakikita ko yung frontliners na hindi man lang nila mayakap ang mga anak nila so, yung song ay nasa perspective ng isang frontliner at tungkol sa hirap at dasal nila-- na sana pag gising tapos na ‘to lahat.” Slapshock is known for the band’s heavy music and angsty lyrics but during these difficult times, the band created a brand new song they felt resonated now in the hope of turning the word ‘fear’ into positive. Jamir said, “Mahirap mag-rock out dahil nangingibabaw yung emotions and burden to know na maraming nahihirapan at nagdadasal.” After taking inspirations from our modern-day heroes -- medical workers, policemen, and volunteers -- Jamir wrote the song and passed it to his bandmates while they are all in their respective quarantines. “I think that’s what makes it good with Slapshock, we don’t have to be conscious about being heavy. We just want to deliver what our emotions dictate and give hope for everybody na sana matapos na to,” Jamir adds. Jamir together with Lee Nadela (bass guitar), Lean Ansing (guitar), Jerry Basco (guitar) and Chi Evora (drums) took advantage of the digital technology and collaborated separately in their respective studios/homes-- sending audio and video files back and forth until “Sana Pag Gising” came into reality. “The band has been around for 23 years and we didn’t want this situation to hinder us from working hard, being creative and getting the message out there—sana pag gising bumalik sa dati ang lahat.“ Watch Slapshock’s new song “Sana Pag Gising” is available on their digital platforms: Facebook: www.facebook.com/slapshock.official Youtube: www.youtube.com/slapshockpilipinas Instagram TV: @slapshock_official
    8912 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Manila, Philippines -- In the face of uncertainty and panic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, heavy metal band Slapshock delivers a hopeful message to all front line workers and fans in isolation in the new song “Sana Pag Gising.” Slapshock vocalist Jamir Garcia says, “The song started nung mga nakikita ko yung frontliners na hindi man lang nila mayakap ang mga anak nila so, yung song ay nasa perspective ng isang frontliner at tungkol sa hirap at dasal nila-- na sana pag gising tapos na ‘to lahat.” Slapshock is known for the band’s heavy music and angsty lyrics but during these difficult times, the band created a brand new song they felt resonated now in the hope of turning the word ‘fear’ into positive. Jamir said, “Mahirap mag-rock out dahil nangingibabaw yung emotions and burden to know na maraming nahihirapan at nagdadasal.” After taking inspirations from our modern-day heroes -- medical workers, policemen, and volunteers -- Jamir wrote the song and passed it to his bandmates while they are all in their respective quarantines. “I think that’s what makes it good with Slapshock, we don’t have to be conscious about being heavy. We just want to deliver what our emotions dictate and give hope for everybody na sana matapos na to,” Jamir adds. Jamir together with Lee Nadela (bass guitar), Lean Ansing (guitar), Jerry Basco (guitar) and Chi Evora (drums) took advantage of the digital technology and collaborated separately in their respective studios/homes-- sending audio and video files back and forth until “Sana Pag Gising” came into reality. “The band has been around for 23 years and we didn’t want this situation to hinder us from working hard, being creative and getting the message out there—sana pag gising bumalik sa dati ang lahat.“ Watch Slapshock’s new song “Sana Pag Gising” is available on their digital platforms: Facebook: www.facebook.com/slapshock.official Youtube: www.youtube.com/slapshockpilipinas Instagram TV: @slapshock_official
    May 10, 2020 8912
  • 29 Nov 2019
    Musika Laguna, a well-recognized independent music producer who has been dynamic in the south scene came up to the idea of putting up something new and decided to initiate the first musician rock mob in the Philippines which will be held on Nov 30, 2019, at Old Calamba Plaza, Calamba, Laguna. Hundreds of Laguna artists and musicians will showcase a harmonized public performance featuring 4 OPM songs from 4 iconic bands: Narda By Kamikazee, Salamat by The Dawn, Laguna by Sampaguita and Awit ng Kabataan by Rivermaya, as support to OPM music.  The show will start at 1 PM onwards. Visit Musika Laguna page here for further details.
    7455 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Musika Laguna, a well-recognized independent music producer who has been dynamic in the south scene came up to the idea of putting up something new and decided to initiate the first musician rock mob in the Philippines which will be held on Nov 30, 2019, at Old Calamba Plaza, Calamba, Laguna. Hundreds of Laguna artists and musicians will showcase a harmonized public performance featuring 4 OPM songs from 4 iconic bands: Narda By Kamikazee, Salamat by The Dawn, Laguna by Sampaguita and Awit ng Kabataan by Rivermaya, as support to OPM music.  The show will start at 1 PM onwards. Visit Musika Laguna page here for further details.
    Nov 29, 2019 7455
  • 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  
    7105 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •     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  
    Mar 16, 2018 7105
  • 27 Jun 2018
    From frontman Sud's back tat which means, "From delight we came into existence", we now exist in delight from all the good that's been happening to the band and all our peers in the scene. A current line-up of 5 members strong with Sud Ballecer on vocals and guitar,Jimbo Cuenco on drums, Kohl Aguilar on keys, Carlos Dela Fuente on sax, Raisa Racelis on bass, SUD is still on a mission for your pleasure, but way better and way more different. “Sana Bumalik” is a song that talks about the simplest, most basic core of longing for something you’ve lost. May it be a break up, death in the family, friendship, what have you, losing something you never wished to lose is always painful. And the song talks about just that- the dark place we find ourselves in when we’re in state of grief. All the conversations you have with a memory. The pleading for something you know you can never have again. Line per line is vivid display of defeat, irony, indecision, wastage, and desolation all rolled up in one bite-size sushi of a song. But as much as the track is undemanding and elementary, the music behind the straightforward lyrics is just as grand and immense; almost like the perfect musical score to a downcast scene in a film. This is also SUD’s first heartbreak song. A tearjerker of a soundtrack even for the happiest of people. SUD is OPM’s hottest when it comes to the band scene, so don’t forget to like their official Facebook page for updates on their amazing music. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram, and catch them in videos by subscribing to their official YouTube channel.   For only the best in international and local music, like and follow Warner Music Philippines’ official Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Get exclusive content in videos when you subscribe to Warner Music PH’s official YouTube channel.  
    6654 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • From frontman Sud's back tat which means, "From delight we came into existence", we now exist in delight from all the good that's been happening to the band and all our peers in the scene. A current line-up of 5 members strong with Sud Ballecer on vocals and guitar,Jimbo Cuenco on drums, Kohl Aguilar on keys, Carlos Dela Fuente on sax, Raisa Racelis on bass, SUD is still on a mission for your pleasure, but way better and way more different. “Sana Bumalik” is a song that talks about the simplest, most basic core of longing for something you’ve lost. May it be a break up, death in the family, friendship, what have you, losing something you never wished to lose is always painful. And the song talks about just that- the dark place we find ourselves in when we’re in state of grief. All the conversations you have with a memory. The pleading for something you know you can never have again. Line per line is vivid display of defeat, irony, indecision, wastage, and desolation all rolled up in one bite-size sushi of a song. But as much as the track is undemanding and elementary, the music behind the straightforward lyrics is just as grand and immense; almost like the perfect musical score to a downcast scene in a film. This is also SUD’s first heartbreak song. A tearjerker of a soundtrack even for the happiest of people. SUD is OPM’s hottest when it comes to the band scene, so don’t forget to like their official Facebook page for updates on their amazing music. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram, and catch them in videos by subscribing to their official YouTube channel.   For only the best in international and local music, like and follow Warner Music Philippines’ official Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Get exclusive content in videos when you subscribe to Warner Music PH’s official YouTube channel.  
    Jun 27, 2018 6654
  • 06 Jun 2018
    Rakista Radio, the no.1 online radio station that plays 100% Pinoy Rock, has a new, better, and easier for artists to submit their music and be included on our playlist. Just follow these simple steps for sending your material: 1. Use your Facebook account to register as an artist, click the Login with Facebook button.   2. Fill up all the required information; don’t forget to choose “Artist” as profile type.    3. To submit your song, go to Radio and click -> Submit Your Song  4. To check the status of your music, go to Radio and click -> My Songs  5. Wait for the status of your song, as the Rakista Radio team will review your material for approval. Once your music was approved, it will be automatically included on Rakista Radio’s library and listeners can search and request your song. Most requested songs will be featured every week so keep those requests coming.Please be reminded that all songs are subject to review by the Rakista Radio team and will not guarantee inclusion on our playlist. Thank you and long live OPM! \m/
    6359 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Rakista Radio, the no.1 online radio station that plays 100% Pinoy Rock, has a new, better, and easier for artists to submit their music and be included on our playlist. Just follow these simple steps for sending your material: 1. Use your Facebook account to register as an artist, click the Login with Facebook button.   2. Fill up all the required information; don’t forget to choose “Artist” as profile type.    3. To submit your song, go to Radio and click -> Submit Your Song  4. To check the status of your music, go to Radio and click -> My Songs  5. Wait for the status of your song, as the Rakista Radio team will review your material for approval. Once your music was approved, it will be automatically included on Rakista Radio’s library and listeners can search and request your song. Most requested songs will be featured every week so keep those requests coming.Please be reminded that all songs are subject to review by the Rakista Radio team and will not guarantee inclusion on our playlist. Thank you and long live OPM! \m/
    Jun 06, 2018 6359
  • 25 Jan 2020
    Written by John Francis Sevilla     On Friday, Fliptop rapper, Marlon Peroramas a.k.a. "Loonie" and two other companions including his sister, Idyll Liza Peroramas, and cohort David Rizon has been released from Makati City Jail after posting bail for two million pesos.         For granting the rapper bail, the Makati City Regional trial court branch 150 stated three grounds. First, the court found out that "Full of inconsistencies and contradictions" on the arresting officer's testimony. Second, there are lack of media representative and absence of the elected officials during a buy-bust operation. Last, the court also said that the arresting officers lack of credibility.         Last September 18, 2019, Loonie and 4 others were nabbed in a buy-bust operation at a hotel in Poblacion, Makati. Police confiscated high-grade marijuana worth of 100,000 pesos.
    6349 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written by John Francis Sevilla     On Friday, Fliptop rapper, Marlon Peroramas a.k.a. "Loonie" and two other companions including his sister, Idyll Liza Peroramas, and cohort David Rizon has been released from Makati City Jail after posting bail for two million pesos.         For granting the rapper bail, the Makati City Regional trial court branch 150 stated three grounds. First, the court found out that "Full of inconsistencies and contradictions" on the arresting officer's testimony. Second, there are lack of media representative and absence of the elected officials during a buy-bust operation. Last, the court also said that the arresting officers lack of credibility.         Last September 18, 2019, Loonie and 4 others were nabbed in a buy-bust operation at a hotel in Poblacion, Makati. Police confiscated high-grade marijuana worth of 100,000 pesos.
    Jan 25, 2020 6349
  • 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.    
    6321 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • 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.    
    Apr 19, 2018 6321
  • 14 Aug 2019
    Heartstrings were pulled with December Avenue’s music video release for their latest track, “Huling Sandali.”     The track, which was also featured in the official soundtrack of the movie, “Tayo Sa Huling Buwan Ng Taon”, was given a music video with a completely different story from the mentioned film. In this visual, directed by Andrei Antonio, it revolved around the relationship between a nurse, a kid cancer patient, and his mom. The message was completely clear: that medical professionals give more than just medical care. The execution was amazing as it deeply connected to the track and just fueled it up to a whole new level.     Watch the music video here:    
    5689 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Heartstrings were pulled with December Avenue’s music video release for their latest track, “Huling Sandali.”     The track, which was also featured in the official soundtrack of the movie, “Tayo Sa Huling Buwan Ng Taon”, was given a music video with a completely different story from the mentioned film. In this visual, directed by Andrei Antonio, it revolved around the relationship between a nurse, a kid cancer patient, and his mom. The message was completely clear: that medical professionals give more than just medical care. The execution was amazing as it deeply connected to the track and just fueled it up to a whole new level.     Watch the music video here:    
    Aug 14, 2019 5689
  • 12 Jun 2019
    "Breathing life and hope to our fresh collab group, with all love and pride, we give you –Badiola Renia Bolivar!!!"This frontmen from different iconic acts (Steve Badiola of Typecast, Biboy Renia of Join The Club, and Jeff Bolivar of Soapdish) is cooking something for their fans.Here is the official post from their newly made official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/badiolareniabolivar/).Badiola, Renia and Bolivar will be releasing their debut single this coming June 14, 2019, at 12 midnight.Whatever their new sound will be, we're pretty sure their fans are so much excited for their collab and can't wait to hear and watch them play together with their new materials as Badiola Renia Bolivar.
    4826 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • "Breathing life and hope to our fresh collab group, with all love and pride, we give you –Badiola Renia Bolivar!!!"This frontmen from different iconic acts (Steve Badiola of Typecast, Biboy Renia of Join The Club, and Jeff Bolivar of Soapdish) is cooking something for their fans.Here is the official post from their newly made official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/badiolareniabolivar/).Badiola, Renia and Bolivar will be releasing their debut single this coming June 14, 2019, at 12 midnight.Whatever their new sound will be, we're pretty sure their fans are so much excited for their collab and can't wait to hear and watch them play together with their new materials as Badiola Renia Bolivar.
    Jun 12, 2019 4826
  • 04 Nov 2019
    Politically-charged rap-metal band band Rage Against The Machine is set for a comeback next year!      For the first time since 2011, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commferford will take the stage together for a new 2020 tour.    They also just created an official RATM Instagram account and announced a series of Concerts in cities close to the Mexican border. They also confirmed a headlining slot for Coachella.    
    4812 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Politically-charged rap-metal band band Rage Against The Machine is set for a comeback next year!      For the first time since 2011, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commferford will take the stage together for a new 2020 tour.    They also just created an official RATM Instagram account and announced a series of Concerts in cities close to the Mexican border. They also confirmed a headlining slot for Coachella.    
    Nov 04, 2019 4812
  • 24 Aug 2018
    Filipino "Grindcore" or "porno grind" band, Tubero just released their newest official music video for their latest and probably shortest single entitled “Mamatay Ka Na” that was uploaded on their official YouTube Channel.     Right now, “Mamatay Ka Na” is considered as the shortest local music video and shortest track that was released by a band running only for 6 seconds. The music video was directed by Sirit Ungol and it was mixed and mastered by Lovel (Birjin Pakir) under Skingame Records.   Tubero is composed of Birjin Pakir on guitars and vocals, Casket Maker and Eyebag Darrel on guitars, Sirit Ungol on bass, Tangke Ng Tae on drums, and Watdashit on keyboards.   Here is Tubero's new and shortest official music video of “Mamatay Ka Na”  
    4505 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Filipino "Grindcore" or "porno grind" band, Tubero just released their newest official music video for their latest and probably shortest single entitled “Mamatay Ka Na” that was uploaded on their official YouTube Channel.     Right now, “Mamatay Ka Na” is considered as the shortest local music video and shortest track that was released by a band running only for 6 seconds. The music video was directed by Sirit Ungol and it was mixed and mastered by Lovel (Birjin Pakir) under Skingame Records.   Tubero is composed of Birjin Pakir on guitars and vocals, Casket Maker and Eyebag Darrel on guitars, Sirit Ungol on bass, Tangke Ng Tae on drums, and Watdashit on keyboards.   Here is Tubero's new and shortest official music video of “Mamatay Ka Na”  
    Aug 24, 2018 4505
  • 17 Apr 2018
    It’s been a month since Wilabaliw released their official music video of their first Tagalog song entitled “Hindi Na Makita”. It is also the first song that was released in Filipino language by Ian Tayao. Since the song was written in Tagalog, the concept of the music video has elements of Filipino folk monsters. The lyrics were dark and at the same time deep, enough for the listeners to ask more questions about greed, politics, power or basically, about life. The said music video was produced by Wilabaliw and Tower Of Doom’s Carlos Perlas and Eric Perlas. It was also directed by the band’s frontman, Ian Tayao.  Wilabaliw is composed of Ian Tayao on vocals, Louis Isok on guitars, Keith Francisco on Bass and Jesso Montejo on drums. Here is the official music video of “Hindi Na Makita” by Wilabaliw
    4127 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • It’s been a month since Wilabaliw released their official music video of their first Tagalog song entitled “Hindi Na Makita”. It is also the first song that was released in Filipino language by Ian Tayao. Since the song was written in Tagalog, the concept of the music video has elements of Filipino folk monsters. The lyrics were dark and at the same time deep, enough for the listeners to ask more questions about greed, politics, power or basically, about life. The said music video was produced by Wilabaliw and Tower Of Doom’s Carlos Perlas and Eric Perlas. It was also directed by the band’s frontman, Ian Tayao.  Wilabaliw is composed of Ian Tayao on vocals, Louis Isok on guitars, Keith Francisco on Bass and Jesso Montejo on drums. Here is the official music video of “Hindi Na Makita” by Wilabaliw
    Apr 17, 2018 4127
  • 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
    4126 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   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
    Mar 13, 2018 4126
  • 11 Sep 2019
        Yep, you read that right! Hall-of-Famer rock band Green Day is finally coming to Manila on March 14, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena!   The iconic band announced their Asia stops—which included the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila—on a Wednesday, which had shaken up a hella lot of fans onto a great start of the day. However, the Manila stop isn’t part of their Hella Mega Tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer; meaning, it’s a solo concert for Green Day just for us Pinoy fans! Following the confirmation, Green Day also revealed and previewed their new album “Father of All…” which will be released on February 7, 2020.    Gotta save up for tickets as early as now!   In the meantime, stream Green Day’s title track for their new album here:  
    3927 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •     Yep, you read that right! Hall-of-Famer rock band Green Day is finally coming to Manila on March 14, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena!   The iconic band announced their Asia stops—which included the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila—on a Wednesday, which had shaken up a hella lot of fans onto a great start of the day. However, the Manila stop isn’t part of their Hella Mega Tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer; meaning, it’s a solo concert for Green Day just for us Pinoy fans! Following the confirmation, Green Day also revealed and previewed their new album “Father of All…” which will be released on February 7, 2020.    Gotta save up for tickets as early as now!   In the meantime, stream Green Day’s title track for their new album here:  
    Sep 11, 2019 3927