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"Core In China" Compilation Available For Download

A new, 20 track compilation release has been posted online featuring all Chinese bands. You can check out the "Core In China" compilation in the player below or over at Bandcamp. Further details on the compilation and individual bands can be found at this location.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Why Lazy - Dying in the dream
2. NewTank - The Dreamer
3. Meat Sucks - Buried the Truths
4. Ordnance - Ask for a justification
5. Partisan - Selfish
6. Monkey King - Until You Come
7. Multi-Ego - End of Me
8. Mensheng - Ballad of Fallen
9. Die In Velvet - ??????
10. Ashtemato - Joker
11. Saving Molly - To My Friend
12. Luktomo - We Are Luktomo
13. Beyond Cure - Self Destruction
14. DustFall - Dawn Late
15. Thyhazard - Liar
16. King Ly Chee - ??? feat. Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid)
17. Shut Up! Shut Down! - Bros Holds On Firm Bloods
18. Raving Jokes - No Vain
19. The Falling - Circle II Circle
20. Mary Dolls - 2012 More...

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Unearthing the Metal Underground in Taiwan

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 offering a brief glimpse of the dynamic Taiwan metal scene.

In the past few years, the metal scene in Taiwan has exploded and now boasts an active roster of more than 50 bands. This is a significant number for the relatively small island nation of 23 million that lies less than 200 kilometers off the east coast of China—with geographical, political, and historical factors playing a key role in Taiwan’s metallic output. The repressive Chinese government currently has well over 1,000 ICBMs aimed at Taiwan, and has maintained that it will use military force if necessary to bring Taiwan back under its control. Taiwan has been governed separately from China since the KMT was defeated by the Communists in 1949 following a four-year civil war, after which the KMT leadership and soldiers fled across the Taiwan Strait. Since then, Taiwan has held de-facto independence that is only officially recognized by an ever dwindling number of African, Central and South American, Caribbean, and South Pacific states. The perpetually tense political standoff with its impossibly imposing neighbor to the west, combined with an ongoing struggle for inclusion in international organizations and increased diplomatic recognition, has made Taiwan the ideal breeding ground for the world’s angriest, loudest, and fastest form of musical expression.

Here are three such examples warranting your attention: More...

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