Friday, November 28, 2008

Oh Man! Oh God show today!

from a one-man band existence to a 3-piece barrage of humongous (literally & figuratively) screaming fury and passion comes Oh Man! Oh God!. this i think is their second show ever since the band's existence, as they are a very young (but old, screamo-wise hahaha) band so do check them out. this will also be my first time seeing these guys play so i'm stoked to get a dose of their music live, not to mention the pretty impressive line-up that they have included themselves into.

this will be just a short post as i'm not really that much empowered in updating this blog, tho you'll still expect me to up a CD or so every now and then to continue promoting this kind of hardcore punk in the country. much stuff has had happened these past few months, both good and bad but there is not much reason to make us stop spreading the word. we do have some aces hidden up in our sleeves you know, but it's not for discussion now. ok, that's it, weird/vague info overload, haha, my bad. have a good day yo. thanks for reading.

p.s. the WATT tour yesterday was a blast! kudos to sampcore collective for organizing grave new world 5. sa susunod ulit! :D

Saturday, September 20, 2008


FINALLY! after eons of waiting for the scanner in the shop to be free of its duties, to have mediafire fix its uploading issues, and my own lousiness taking over in my not posting in this blog-o-ma-zine for weeks, now present to you this thrashing piece of German screamo hardcore from the bands apoplexy twist orchestra and kinetic crash cooperation.

according to what i've gathered, this is the first split release of the apoplexy twist orchestra as the original press of this album was on vinyl 2001 by react with protest records (this copy of mine was released by life on the edge records) before having this CD-version that you are about to download. further infos about this will be posted sometime this week as i am about to leave for the show in calamba laguna with jayMO(hahaha) and i have yet to prepare my belongings for that trip(a bag and shirt will most surely do anyway hehehe). thanks for dropping by and enjoy your weekend. be sure to download this shit for your listening pleasure. more updates wil be upped soon.

(click on photo to download)

P.S. if you want to own a copy of this one, i think the take-four collective's distro still has a copy of this CD. so if you like it, then buy it. stop making excuses you whiny skramoz. >:p

Monday, August 18, 2008

a re-post from my other blog. about the BJE situation in iligan city. read on

guys, if you haven't heard of it yet, there is a war going on in the city of iligan in the province of lanao del norte. several bombing incidents have already happened in the city for the past two-three days and thousands have been evacuated from the outskirts to escape the crossfire between the military and the milf today. right this moment my HS classmate who studies in msu-iit in iligan is volunteering in the evacuation centers to aid in the evacuation of the innocent civilians and is the one informing me about the situation through text. here's what he texted my last night which bothered me the most.

"Grbe mka luha man pud ni diri sa evacuation center. daghan pa la ka kaun... kulang ra amu gdala" (grabe nakakaluha naman dito sa evacuation center. madami pang hindi nakakakain. kulang yung dinala namin)

"daghan mga evacuees dri. gdala cla sa iligan. wlay fud, sanina ug 2lugan."
(maraming evacuees dito. dinala dito sa iligan. walang pagkain, dalang damit at tulugan)

now what i would like to ask is for help, because as a person coming from the beautiful land of mindanao i have experienced peaceful co-existence with everyone unlike the things you might have imagined while watching your TV or reading the news, be it the Christians, Moslems and Natives alike and i cannot believe how selfish people on both sides would want to tear our place apart, using fear, terror and power for their own gain.

right now those evacuees have no food to eat and no blanket to sleep into. this may sound crazy and far-fetched but i would like to ask your help in providing these people, our own countrymen these basic needs for their survival.

i honestly have no sure plan of what to do, as this post is only driven by the concern and worry of a plain pinoy citizen that is me right now, but if ever i'll have a concrete idea of what to do, can i count on your help? evenmoreso your own initiatives in helping the evacuees, no matter how simple that maybe, would mean a great deal not just to me but to the people that you will be giving aid to. the most realistic thing i could think of yet is to coordinate with the red cross (as i was a member in our province's chapter back then) to raise aid for those evacuees.

i will regularly update this blog to make people know what is happening and what is being done by us to help. any form of suggestions and help will really really do. thank you for reading and have a nice day ahead.


UPDATE: i received my classmate eern's text yesterday night and here's what he has to say for the matter...

"bibu na balik sa syudad.. hehehe. mejo organized na pud sa evacuation center. salamat sa mga nag-donate"
(buhay na ulit ang ciudad, medyo organized na din sa evacuation center. salamat sa mga nag-donate)

thank goodness

Saturday, June 7, 2008

THROW ALBUM LAUNCH (show on july 12)

MAIM collective presents "keeping the faith", an album launch by the hardcore/punk veterans Throw @ center for the arts timog, QC.

i will definitely be on this show even just for choke cocoi alone.

but no, the sets of hardcore punk veterans tame the tikbalang, and betrayed(trivia! trivia!: they're alumni of my university! or so i've read, hehe) would be the ones to look out for IMO, since i am really excited to experience their music for the first time. i wonder if zines will be sold there, i've gone zine-hunting for the last two weeks already but has been very unsuccessful in finding one, hmm... (sana meron dun taena nakakapagod din kayang maghanap noh! lawlz.)

anyways, see ya there folks. other real screamo interviews will be upped soon. =D

Friday, June 6, 2008


i guess there's no updates for this week, so i just thought of sharing this vid with you guys for teh lulz.

1337 OWNAGE!!1 WTH

PC (i dun has an mp3plyer, yes i suck) playlist:

mountain asleep - demo '07
algernon cadwallader - some kind of cadwallader
kid kilowatt - guitar method
sauna - deeper it goes
an albatross - Blessphemy (Of the Peace-Beast Feastgiver and the Bear Warp Kumite)

Friday, May 30, 2008

two houses show! (philippine screamo from lucena)

new era collective of lucena city presents: "NEW ERA THE BEGINNING.." a hardcore punk show on june 7, 2008 4pm @ XthinkpositiveX garage studio.

what's significant with this show for us is that it will be the first for two houses, a newly-formed screamo band. if you are new pagbilao, lucena this june 7 be sure to check it out folks.

here's a little chat with kev, the band's guitarist and the guy heading the sleepy eye collective:

PTWDA: so how are things going over at two houses?

kev: All is good. Busy with making new songs and preparing for the show in pagbilao. We're also finished with recording our songs for the 4 way split with our friends from paranaque. The bands in the 4 way split will be Two houses, Ana pascal, Kate dollenmayer collective and canopies and grapes. Better watch out for the release. Its also free to download.

PTWDA: that's great news man. anyways based on your band name, can i say that you're big fans of funeral diner? also what are the influences of the band.

kev: Yeah we're big fans of Funeral Diner. We also listen to their new band called Who calls so loud.. I also heard news about them touring here in the philippines. We love to listen to different kinds of music. But the bands who influenced us the most is Jeromes dream, Saetia, CTTS, Indian summer, Orchid, Ampere and I wrote haikus about your cannibalism in your yearbook (damn. What a name).

PTWDA: hahaha. yea, that name is ace. so on with the interview. how would you like to describe your sound? and how different is two houses from your bands scream stupid and means to no end?

kev: We sound like a noisy hardcore punk band but a lot of octave chords are used and blast beats. We try to mix hardcore, punk, some grindcore and screamo into our music. Two houses is very different from Scream stupid and MTNE. Scream stupid is a bass-and-drums power violence band and MTNE is a dead hardcore punk band. i dunno really what to call MTNE's music. 2 of MTNE is in Two houses and our drummer and the drummer in MTNE plays in Call of fate. They kinda play a metalcore/punk/hardcore/metal/whatever music.

PTWDA: ahh, i see. you'll be having your first show this coming june 7 right, so how do you guys feel? and what will the audience be expecting in your set?

kev: i dunno. We feel ok i guess. hehe. Maybe they could expect some crazyness and stupidness when we play live and i hope the audience will like our music when we play live in pagbilao.

PTWDA: what is the show for? i heard it's some despedida of sorts.

kev: The purpose of the show is for the despedida party for jepoy (drummer of scream stupid and final resistance and a good friend of ours) and for the new bands to experience playing live.
kev: Oh yeah we're also playing with All affected in June 7th. They're a hardcore punk band from pagbilao and they are playing for 5 years already. So we're so excited.

PTWDA: that's good news man. hope all goes well over at the two houses' camp. ok here's a random question before we end this interview...
*if ever you guys get inside a battle royale-type of island, who do you think will survive? and how?

kev: Uhm i think no one. Because we're going to suicide together because we're all EMOOOOOO. haha, peace out.

PTWDA: ahaha. ei thanks for the interview man, hope to see that split CD soon.


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Magrudergrind Philippine Tour

Yes folks, you saw it right. The Washington D.C.-based DIY grindcore band
magrudergrind will be hitting our shores this coming june 23-27, starting here in Manila (i think the venue is in dayo bar). my friends and i will try to go to the first and last legs so that we'll get to see two shows from them. Hopefully we'll find a place to stay in the Malolos leg or else we will have to settle sleeping in their bus station hahahaha. no tix prices yet but i'm sure it will just cost around 80-150 php so be sure to check this out. this will surely be a blast!

mad props to the sampcore and takefour collective for making the manila leg possible.



it's been a long time since i've visited this page, primarily because of some issues with my acad stuffs but ill make it up with a tonnage of news and events to keep you posted. hopefully the band interviews will be up by next week, so as soon as i get the replies i'll have it posted here ASAP.

gig posters will be upped in a bit so take note of the dates and start saving your spare moolah for the shows. let's get it on!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

and 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Welcome. This is a trial post so there's not much stuff in here. the name's tadsz, i am a net and pseudo-music geek who just recently found my way into hardcore punk, and i made this blogspot as a webzine primarily for Asian and Oceania screamo scenes, most especially my country's (or the lack of) Philippine screamo because seriously, only a few people seem to care about this in the country and even fewer would actually want to do something for it. So in here i will post interviews, news, band updates, show skeds, random mumblings and of course downloads so you could get a taste and idea of what people here do (or not do, hahaha) and maybe, just maybe, we could generate noise that would be loud enough for people to hear what we say.

I really, really encourage interaction amongst readers so if you stumbled upon this page, feel free to post a comment and i'd be more than delighted to reply. the internet may have made the world small but had that sad effect of humans being used by the net rather than them using it. don't be one of them.

i will be leaving this post with a download link from one of my favorite emo bands from the nineties. too bad i missed out on it when this kind of music was still alive. anyways thanks for reading and have a good day.

(credits to Mr. kissmysoundsystem for the link)

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