Wow…read this press release and check out the metal-tinged political madness that is this talented and highly opinionated band from the Philippines:
“Alpha Subanon has made their EP Disco Subanon a free download. This is their first release and is a testament against the oppression of the Lumads (Indigenous People) by the Philippine Military. There are no current initiatives from any sector of the Philippine Government who is taking action about the extrajudicial killings of the native peoples which openly led to the collective manifesto against ethnocide, poverty, globalization, militarization, hunger and representative democracy in favor of radical community organizing.
Alpha Subanon, is a folk power violence jazz punk quartet from the Philippines, their music blends the rudiments of the punk hardcore style, experimenting with jazz and metal fusion with their own blend of punk and improvised music as well as folk with strong hardcore tradition. They sought to create improvised sheets of sound aesthetic similar to that of Sun Ra, Pharaoh Sanders, John Coltrane and King Tubby. Each member shared instrumental duties, usually changing in sequence from line to line.”