Get to know the Hong Kong bands playing the next Unite Asia x HKMA event

On July 29 we have teamed up with Hong Kong Metal Alliance to bring you a fully Hong Kong-centered event showcasing some of our heavy acts from right here within our own borders. There has been a lot of socio-political issues plaguing our city and so when we were brainstorming themes for the event – Boy Sets Fire‘s iconic lyrics “Where’s Your Anger? Where’s Your Fucking Rage?” immediately popped into our heads. There is a lot of anger brewing within the confines of our hometown birthed from our utter hopelessness with the decisions that are being made by the powers that be up in Beijing. So a night of pure rage seems only the most appropriate event to organize!

DATE: July 29, 2017
VENUE: VS Music (Unit A&C, 7/F, First Group Centre, 14 Wang Tai Road, Kowloon Bay)
TIME: 8PM
TICKET: 100HKD (Walk-In Only)
FURTHER DETAILS: https://www.facebook.com/events/178287396043965?%3Fti=ia

Today we thought we’d take some time to introduce to you the phenomenal bands that are taking part at this event. Check out the bands and see you at the show!

All artwork (poster and individual band photos) by tremendous Hong Kong graphic artist Sam Lau (Contact him here if you’re in need of getting artwork done: https://www.facebook.com/samdaguy?fref=ts)

BAND: Cadaver
GENRE: Death Metal
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/CadaverHongKong
LATEST RELEASE: The Doppler Effect EP

We recently conducted an in-depth interview with these death metal giants so please head on over to this link to read up on the band’s history and what they’re about: https://uniteasia.org/interview-hong-kong-death-metal-band-cadaver-share-wisdom-us/

BAND: Protoss
GENRE: Deathcore
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/protosshk/
LATEST RELEASE: Divine Sanctuary

Protoss is a deathcore band that began back in 2006. The band has released a demo and one full length album entitled Divine Sanctuary. The band is also one of Hong Kong’s hardest work bands as they are constantly heading up to China perform including quite a few nationwide tours. Unfortunately, Protoss has been plagued with several lineup changes since their inception – anyone that is familiar with band life in Hong Kong knows that member changes are very normal here. Protoss has stood steadfast through it all and continue to keep looking forward with a brand new vocalist. We’ve seen him perform live earlier this year and he fucking KILLS IT!

BAND: Dagger
GENRE: Metallic Hardcore
WEBSITE: http://facebook.com/daggerhk
LATEST RELEASE: Self-Titled EP

Formed only in January of this year, Dagger is 4 piece metallic hardcore band formed by members of King Ly Chee, Yau Dong and Fight Club. The band pay homage to the sounds of 90’s more metallic world of hardcore through embracing their love for bands like Turmoil, Converge, Botch, Snapcase, etc., yet firmly adding their own touch to the sound so the music doesn’t sound dated. The band has released their debut 6 song EP recorded in Hong Kong by Naseem Khan of Parallel Horizons fame, and mixed by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues) out in California. The EP was also released on limited edition cassette by Singapore label Dangerous Goods.

BAND: North Chamber
GENRE: Deathcore
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/northchamber
LATEST RELEASE: n/a

No scene can call themselves a scene without being a place that welcomes and encourages new bands to take part. We are proud of having a brand new Hong Kong band, North Chamber, as part of this already stacked lineup. This will be the band’s first show! Check out the band on their debut single below. The band has also said that this track is actually one of their more mellower tracks! WHAT?! This shit is heavy! Can’t wait to hear the rest of their work which they will be playing at this show.

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