SCENE REPORT: Rising City Hardcore from the Philippines

This is sick…


Our buddy Pam from Mindanao just sent some information in about an awesome 4 way split CD that’s coming out featuring hardcore bands from Cagayan de Oro City in Mindanao (Philippines). But while talking to him (goddamn Facebook messenger is so rad hahaha) he started telling me more about the scene that he’s from and how it’s really starting to take off there. What started as a conversation about the 4 bands on the split soon became a discussion about the making of this new underground community that they’ve got going on – and they go by the BADASS name “Rising City Hardcore”.


You may want to know, as I did, what “Rising City” stands for. Homie came back with this tear-jerker of an answer that makes me want to support EVERYTHING these guys are all about:

“We named our hardcore community RCHC – Rising City Hardcore right after the typhoon “Sendong” or Haiyan tragedy happened to us. It hit our city hard. So many casualties and people missing but then after that tragedy every single person in this city worked hard and helped each other to rise back up again. Everyone wiped the dirt off their shirts and stood up to help each other.

That’s why we call it rising city hardcore.  Actually this tragedy gave birth to this scene.”

Alright, wipe them eyes and start checking out the bands from Cagayan de Oro City and support this scene with your hearts.
The 4 way split release features the following bands from Rising City:





Check out Dienasty’s full bandcamp release below and then hit up Dienasty and Deadpoet’s Facebook for more info (once we get Youngblood and Sabotage’s Facebook or website link we’ll put it up too!)…once the release is out we’ll let you know!

Dienasty facebook:

Dead Poets Facebook:

Rising City Hardcore:





Cover art for the 4 way split:


If you’re feeling this scene (how could you not?) then you’ll be psyched to know that this year’s Mindanao Hardcore Fest is being held in Cagayan de Oro City on August 29! What a great way to support Rising City Hardcore!


Check out this killer video teaser for the fest: is an underground Asian music news website created for the sole purpose of supporting our own world. We support all bands and genres HOWEVER we do not support nor have any sympathy for homophobic, racist, sexist rhetoric in lyrical content or band material. UNITE ASIA!