(All photos courtesy of Joe Calixto unless otherwise stated)
Like much of the world, sitting here in Hong Kong we were super stoked to see the lineup announcement for both this year’s Sound and Fury Fest in California and This is Hardcore Fest in Philly.
While skimming through the list of bands on Sound and Fury Fest, our good friend Joe Calixto – Pinoy photographer extraordinaire – made a quick quip about how hard Asians are being represented in this year’s edition. We did a quick check and he’s frickin right…SO…since it’s AAPI heritage month in the US “celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States”, AND since we’re coming from out here in the motherland (hahahaha) we thought we’d give a huge shout out to the following members of bands repping at this year’s fest. Also, regardless of actual percentage of Asian DNA, we’re claiming you! Hahahaha…
(If we miss anyone please let us know and we’ll update this right away!)
First up, Alec – Bassist of Gods Hate (photographed above).
Josef – Vocalist of Sunami
Vince – Drummer of Militarie Gun
Cole – Guitarist of Gulch
(Photo Credit: Gabe Becerra)
Anaiah – Vocalist of Zulu
(Photo Credit: Flatspot Records)
Daniel – Drummer of Angel Dust, Praise (the new Praise album is SO DAMN GOOD)
Dennis (Guitarist), Jem (Vocalist) and Aaron (Bassist) of Australian hardcore band Speed heading out! CONGRATS FELLAS!
(Photo Credit: Jay Wennington)
For all of us out here in Asia who can’t make it out to attend this year’s Sound and Fury Fest (or ever have a chance to travel to the US due to passport/visa issues), if you’re attending as a band member, in the audience, doing merch, TM-ing, taking photos, filming, whatever, please KILL it for us!
Grab all ticketing info HERE.