Archive for April, 2008

Slapshock – Numb

Monday, April 28th, 2008

A rap-core band from the Philippines, Slapshock was formed in 1996 by several students  from UP Diliman. They played in clubs in Manila before signing a recording deal and releasing their first album in 1999. To date, Slapshock has released 5 albums, and in 2003 was nominated for Best Artist by MTV Asia.

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Cueshe – Stay

Monday, April 21st, 2008

The band Cueshe is a pop-rock group originally from Cebu City. In 2005, they released hit singles like “Stay,” “Sorry,” “Ulan,” “24 Hours,” and “Can’t Let You Go.” The band is a popular favorite among many, but critics and detractors have labeled them as a one-hit wonder. With the release of their new album, hopefully the band will prove them otherwise.

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After Image – Musikero

Monday, April 14th, 2008

After Image was a Filipino pop rock band that was active during the 1990’s. They popularized songs like “Habang May Buhay,” “Next In Line,” and “Mangarap Ka.” The band was made up of 5 members: Bobit Uson on bass, Chuck Isidro (formerly of 6cyclemind) on lead, Rogie Callejo on drums, Arnold Cabalza on keyboards and Wency Cornejo on vocals. Francis Reyes from The Dawn was the former guitarist of this band before Chuck Isidro.

Due to manager conflicts, the band disbanded in 2001 and after 7 years of being disbanded, the group returned with a new album, “The Place in the Sun” with the carrier single “Musikero.”

For After Image fans like myself, you’ll surely love the song, plus the great video. It’s great that the band’s back together and making music again. I’d have to say that After Image has grown and is a whole lot better than before.

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Noel Cabangon – Kanlungan

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Noel Cabangon has been in the underground music industry for several years already but became a household name when his hit sing “Kanlungan” went commercial. The song was an instant hit – and was used for a lot of television advertisements. But some people still don’t know much about the man behind the touching lyrics and melody.

Noel Cabangon is an active Greenpeace volunteer since 1996,  and actively campaigns for clean energy as the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior comes to Asia for its Clean Energy Revolution Tour.

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