Super stoked to join forces with Bridge 9 Records and all the amazing Asian promoters and announce that brand new NYHC band Roll Call will be hitting SE Asia in February of 2023. Some of the dates include them hopping on the already announced One Step Closer dates so MAD thank you to those promoters for allowing our boys to jump on.
Whenever we put these things together it always takes an immense amount of time and heart. None of these promoters do this for a living – it’s all a side gig that they do simply for the love of this music and culture. Often, they put on shows at a loss and they just quietly eat that shit. So big ups to any promoters anywhere on the planet who are still doing this shit on a DIY level putting in what they can, when they can to keep this shit moving.
Though Roll Call is a newer NYHC band, the members are veterans of the hardcore scene playing and traveling the world in acts like Outbreak and others. Mainman behind this beast is someone very familiar to Unite Asia – Brian Kemsley who we’ve covered extensively on the site on many occasions because of his time growing up in Hong Kong and through his Muaythai accolades (read about that HERE and HERE). But it’s his most recent project – a straight-up in-your-face hardcore band – that we’re stoked to talk about today.
“Cornell and I are both Muaythai fighters and will be in Thailand training this winter, so since half the band was already gonna be in Southeast Asia, we just needed to convince Chad and James to fly over in order to do some shows. Thankfully Riz from Unite Asia, along with each local promoter, was able to help us out. We’re a new band and grateful for the opportunity to play in Asia. I was born in Taiwan and grew up in Hong Kong, so this is extra dope for me to get to do this. Asia fucking rules!” states Brian when asked about his thoughts on finally getting to be in a band that’ll be playing out here in Asia.
We’ve teamed up with the following promoters so to get more details hit them all up directly! To read up more on the band hit up this link for a dope write-up on DSCVRD Magazine HERE.
Feb 4 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – RVDA Records
Feb 5 – Manila, Philippines – Still Ill Records
Feb 6 – Cebu, Philippines – Friends Fun Hardcore
Feb 8 – Bangkok, Thailand – Holding On Records
Feb 9 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Driftt Records