Monday, March 26, 2007

One Man Down

One Man Down is a work in progress of three musicians from the Queen City of the south. The band started out way back '97-98 and used to be known as Negative Ska. After getting support and recognition in the local punk scene the band decided to record their first album which was produced by Gumer of Happy Days. Unfortunately, the original drummer had to leave the band which put the Negative Ska album on hold indefinitely.

After a month in hiatus the band hired veteran Drummer Englebert (stickshift, 5 yr. suicide) and thus One Man Down was born. Armed with new songs injected with the metal roots and technical know-how of the new drummer, Heavier, more technical, more aggressive straight in your face combination of melodic punk, hardcore and ska. The trio is back with a vengeance. A new sound for the southern underground!

Band Members
Daryl: Guitars, Vox
Eng2x: Drums
Xtian: Bass

Suicide machines, Greenday, Authority Zero, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Alkaline trio, The Specials, The Chinkees, MxPx, Bad Religion, The Ramones, Rxbandits, Shrapnel, Left OF Center, The ambassadors, Six Flag Ahead, PipeBombLandMines, Faith no more, Skidrow, Megadeth, The Clash, Vision of Disorder

Type of Label: Indie


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sonic Boom in Cebu

On March 17 Saturday, SONIC BOOM: Manila will be at Club O (formerly Dish) ABS-CBN Complex QC with performances by URBANDUB, DICTA LICENSE, TYPECAST, HILERA, THE AMBASSADORS, SWITCH, THE OUT OF BODY SPECIAL and TAKEN BY CARS! So make sure to be there!

On March 30 Friday, SONIC BOOM: Cebu will be at Club Royale Concourse with performances by URBANDUB, FASPITCH, THE AMBASSADORS, STILL, PELICAN STREET and THE LINE DIVIDES! Also DJ Duo TECHISOBA VS. MIDI OK! So make sure to be there!

SONIC BOOM is music community. A production. Bringing in music; independent, mainstream and experimental. Providing an experience; fresh, new but addictive. It's an explosion of sound. It's a statement. We'll be around. We'll make noise. We shall be heard. Did you see this coming? No? But you're definitely gonna hear the BOOM!

Sonic Boom Gig this April 18

April, 18 2007 at SONIC BOOM with NOFX and King Ly Chee - Limited Tickets Only, Reserve Now! Amoranto Theater Hall, beside Amoranto Stadium, Amoranto Theater Hall, Quezon City, Cost : Php500 with 2 Beers.

SONIC BOOM with NOFX (US) and KING LYCHEE (Hongkong) with guest performers: URBANDUB, THE AMBASSADORS and FASPITCH!


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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Urbandub--The Sound Of The Giant South

The Sound Of The Giant South is gaining more recognition around the nation like never before. At the forefront of the whole movement is a band that has a record that surpasses most bands than that of the bands that have come out of the Queen City of Cebu. They are none other than Urbandub.

From the very first day that this band was formed (in the year 2000), they were destined to be something more than the ordinary. Forced to be independent due to the lack of support coming from major record companies, Urbandub released their debut album called BIRTH. Off of this album, the hit tracks "Come", "Give" and "Would You Go" launched and took their world by storm. Unique, timely and yet experimental, it was something that entertainment scenes around the Philippines needed: a kick start into the future of original music.

With the release of their sophomore effort, INFLUENCE (Lighter Records), Urbandub took on a new form, changing their sound with a new drummer (From Jed Honrado to Jerros Dolino). It was the sound in this album that clearly defined the steps that Urbandub would start to take. The track "Soul Searching" later won the award as Best Song of the Year in the NU107 Rock Awards 2003. Pushing the sound further, the collection bagged the Album Of The Year Award in the NU107 Rock Awards 2004.

Today, Urbandub now offers yet a third helping of what they are capable of. With the 2005 release of the album EMBRACE, Urbandub has proven that there is hope for the struggling artist. With help from their community and the noise they have created, they were able to grab the attention of EMI Music Philippines. Not one to take chances, the band has kept Lighter Records as their management arm and guide. In line with their ideals, EMI allowed them the creative freedom to record their album on their home soil of Cebu. Added to that, they have been able to maintain their independent principles while taking major steps into the scene that has awaited their new sound.

Urbandub is Gabby Alipe (Vocalist / Guitarist), Lalay Lim (Bassist), John Mendoza (Drummer) and John Dinopol (Lead Guitarist).

Urbandubs career thus far has given much inspiration and support to upcoming acts, most of which fall under the Lighter Records stable such as Faspitch, The Ambassadors, Still, Nuncyspungen (Cagayan) and Point Click Kill (Ilo Ilo). Each of them now aspire to take their own roads in music, paving their own way and modeling some of their steps after the success of Urbandub.