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Drummer Mahesha of Singapore act Xanadoo has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:
"Okay so since we haven't really done this in a while, I thought I'd post something here so it looks like something's happening in the band (even though there really isn't). Anyway, since we haven't done an 'official' announcement of our gig in October, here it is: We're going to open for Hirax in Osaka, Japan! Yeah it's actually really true. Details of the gig are already up on our events section of the page so you can check it out there. We haven't received any poster yet, so we'll put that up whenever we do.
"We're also working on putting together some more things in December this year. Some pretty cool shows coming up for us. Oh and we're working on some designs for our very first T-shirt! Yeah yeah yeah! Hmmmm other than that... We still have copies of our full length album, split with the wonderful W.O.T, and also our demo 'This Demo is Shit,' so you can get them from us. Oh and watch the tour documentary that we posted up. It's really good. Okay I think that is too many words for one post. Bye!"
Hirax will be touring Japan this fall. Here are the dates so far, as well as support:
XANADOO (SINGAPORE/ONLY OSAKA SPECIAL GUEST]
MARKED FOR DEATH (OSAKA)
HELL AND HELL (AICHI)
NOV.3rd (WED/NATIONAL HOLIDAY)
GENOCIDE NIPPON (FUKUI)
Singapore thrash act Xanadoo has posted several tour documentary videos online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the footage:
"Alright so we filmed most of our May 2010 European adventure and put together a little 'documentary' for everyone. It was really difficult trying to condense 2 weeks worth of footage into a short little clip (by short I mean around 1 hour) so there's a lot more stuff that didn't make it. ENJOY!"
Singapore thrash act Xanadoo has issued the following recap of their recent tour dates:
"OI! Alright so we're finally back home here in Singapore so I thought I'd write a little something to round up the whole tour and thank a few people that we really owe a lot to for helping us out with the tour.
"First up there are all the promoters that were kind enough to invite a small little band all the way from damn Singapore to play at their shows. I wish I could remember everyone's names and all but I can't and I'm really sorry about that. But we really appreciate the support. And the constant concern about our safety, money and all round well being. Also, thank you for inviting us into your homes and letting us invade your living space for the night. It sure beats sleeping out in our van or on the streets so it is something we are very grateful for.
"OK so next we wanna thank all the bands that we played with for lending us use your drums, amp heads and other instruments. Without all your shit, we obviously would have nothing to play on so you guys were great. It was also great hanging out with you guys before/after the show. I wish we could have hung out/talked more but we don't really parlez francais so yeah. In any case, thank you also for playing these shows with us and making us feel welcome and teaching us so much about your country, music, everything. More...
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am exploring the Singapore scene.
The music scene in Singapore is predominantly indie and pop, with the biggest musical output being from indie bands. Rarely is metal heard over the airwaves with the exception of a one-hour metal show every Saturday midnight on a Malay radio station (the main spoken language in Singapore is English, so that shows how little exposure to metal there is over here). However, this has not stopped a large number of metal bands from sprouting up in recent years, with the wide availability of alternative forms of music via the Internet.
Whether locally or over the Internet, here are three underground metal bands from Singapore worth checking out: More...