LEE SEUNG-HWANLee Seung-hwan have been holding his single performances over about 1000 times with total 11 pieces of regular albums after his debut in 1989. Consider as a performance Bible, he have dedicated his time and effort to the growth and development of the skills of domestic performance with a establishment of performing system. His living performance coupled with a variety of show and stable live ability is a paragon among many young musicians. In 2015, he gained the recognition of his devotion to the musical completion for 26years with being awarded the year’s musician at the 2015 Korean Famous Music Awards. He has a concrete belief that his musical purpose is to make people happy and comfort isolated people. Thanks a lot to his strong belief, he might have been on the one way as musician for 26years, unwearyingly.
YBKorea's Representative rock band YB was formed after vocalist Yun Do Hyen's, solo debut in 1994. They have released eight regular album since and they focus on live performance. YB music evokes honest feelings of anger, and true courage. They play music based on rock with a twist. From Folk Rock, to Club Rock ; collaborate with orchestras, DJs , Korea traditional instruments, they cross the borders of genre. In 2002 during the World Cup, Koreans could be heard singing YB's songs, ' Oh Fighting Kora', and ' Arirang". Yun Do Hyen's strong voice is admired by people around world, which is why YB's music is Korea's Representative rock band.
FINCHFINCH is an American quintet which formed in mid 90’s. They represent ‘Emocore’ and they affected for many bands with their own characteristic melody based on hardcore sound and a sensitivity of pop-punk. They presented ‘Say Hello to Sunshine’ and other albums after ‘What it is to born’ which is well received as a great album. After several years rest, now they try to revive to the popularity of 2000’s again with stiffened sound and a lineup. Domestically, FINCH gave a profound effect to SEO TAE JI, so they have a big fan in Asia.
SO CHAN-WHEEIt is said that she is a top rock vocalist in Korea, who have shown her performance with a collaboration of dance and rock music since the late 80’s. Her peculiar, revolutional style started from the rock rooted deep in her mind long time ago. She will stand up before the audience at Busan Rock Festival. She is still proving herself by boasting her appealing voice to the audience in several performances, of which “So Chan-whee and Street Guns” is a truly compelling event. Nodoby could deny that the Busan Rock Festival would be the best stage for her music history.
NOBRAINNo Brain is a Korean punk rock band widely considered one of the godfathers of the Korean punk scene, boasting over 3000 times live concerts. The group formed in 1996 in a small club in Hongdae (an artistic district of Seoul). In recent years the group has enjoyed mainstream success both with their music and their emerging acting and hosting careers. They have made their name as a pioneer in Korean music market by striving for the way to the top in the area for the last 19 years. Their unconfined appetite for the rock will throw them into the unpredictable yet awesome world.
ROMANTIC PUNCHROMANTIC PUNCH is a rock band showing popular and natural code to the public. They have everybody understanding lyrics and melody with an overwhelming ability to sing. Especially, their awesome energy on the stage has absorptive power to make people from all walks of life immersed in their performance. They demonstrated their ability by winning the second place in the KBS Band Survival Top Band 2, and attracting 2500 audiences at a monthly solo performance brand, Romantic Party 40th. No one could probably deny their popularity now.
JANGMI YUGWAN“JangMi YuGwan”, Rose-Inn in English was formed in 2011 with a vocalist, Junwoo Kang, and a guitarist, Jungwan Yuk, before the rest members teamed up in 2012. They appealed their own music by singing ‘BongSuki’, on the TV show, Survival TopBand2, in 2012. With an empathical music line, they have spent busy days for casting demands, and succeeded in getting along with audiences. Their music is so mesmerizing, exciting that they are placed as the hottest icon in Korean music market and beloved by Korean citizens from all walks of life.
SWEET MULLETSweet Mullet is a stand rock band in Thailand. Their music features a powerful and mesmerizing live performance with a variety of experimental sounds of rock and ballad. They started perfoming from the underground in 2003, beloved via their first album, Panaphobia. They have proceeded all processes to produce their own album. As their songs spreaded through radio broadcasting, they became more famous. After being chosen in the special album called Showroom Vol.1, a collectiion of new artists, they keep proving their popularities by joining a number of music festivals.
GOGOSTARGOGOSTAR, the leading band of disco-punk, features rhythmical and haunting melody, striving for the way to the top of its music life. It has aimed to be in the first position of live band with an efforts to pursuit a new creative form of music by releasing diverse albums such as "Last Show", "Black Comedy", and "Broken Night". The enthusiastic band dedicates their time and effort to perform better with the expansion of its music style, exhibiting a new EP album "LOVEIN". So far it is beloved by huge fan bases for the several successes of its independent performance and the confirmations for line-up at many festivals.
GALAXY EXPRESSWell known for energetic performance in South Korea, Galaxy Express is composed of threesome musicians, vocalist and guitarist Jong-hyun Park, vocalist and bass Joo-hyun Lee, and drummer Hee-kwon Kim. They got the attention by exhibiting the super hottest performance featuring a huge contagious combination of garage rock, punk, and psychedelic sounds. Their musics have a fluttery freshness of garage rock, a dazzling illusion of psychedelic, and a impurity of energy of punk. Their insatiable appetite for the music is ceaselessly expanding a potential spectrum of Rock N Roll, aiming at spreading a Galaxy style of Rock N Roll across the world.
KILLING ME INSIDEEmotional Rock Band “Killing Me Inside” is an Indonesian popular band formed in Jakarta, India, in 2005, consisting of five musicians, Savira(Vocal), Josaphat(Guitar), Rudye(Keyboard), Angga(Bass) and Putra(Drum). They have performed in a variety of music festivals and concerts with a single album ‘Suicide Phenomena(Awake)’, ‘Letter of Memories’, ‘Blessed by the flowers of Envy’, and ‘Torment’. Since 2010 when album ‘BIARLAH’, ‘KAMU’ hitted, they have gained the popularity, achieving good results in Indonesian Music Industry.
EVERY SINGLE DAYEVERY SINGLE DAY debuted 17years ago. They are a threesome band who represent domestic band. They recognized polished melody, lyrics and high quality ability of producing and took a music director of various popular soap operas like ‘I can hear your voice’, ‘Golden time’, ‘Pasta’, ‘Alice of Cheongdam-dong’. They are great musician called ‘Midas touch of OST’. Their songs can be expressed as a ‘modern rock with beat’ and they didn’t stick up specific genre. EVERY SINGLE DAY grow as time goes by and aim at ‘unfixed flexibility’. They released 5 regular albums and EP album ‘Cloud Bridge’ in September 2013.
TRANSFICTIONTRANSFICTION has long been showing us an active performance for 16years since 2000. The group debuted with the first regular album "ComeBack To ME". They gained the recognition as a paragon of rock band equippped with a good musicality by writing, arranging, and even producing the music. Their music has a good commnad of various genre music with easy and comfortable melody based on their own particular sound mixed with modern rock, punk rock, alternative, and hard rock. They are regarded as a best rock band in Korea after being awarded the grand prize for indie rock band at the Music Video Festival. From the start of the Red Devil's official cheering album "For the Victory" of the 2006 German World Cup to "A Shout of Victory" of the 2010 South African World Cup, just as they are tied with the World Cup, they have close connection to other sport events like Baseball and Basketball as well.
GWAMEGIGwamegi is a kind of super band which formed with a combination of famous bands in Busan and Daegu such as Hell This Time, Golzp, Dextro Delta-9, Sahyung Jiphaengdan. They are a Korean leading metal, hardcore band boasting their unbelievable live with much more powerful sound over any combinational ones. They are spreading out their name by showing up their endless passion for performances at not only their hometown, Busan, also everywhere underground scene is, and by boasting their furious activities at Busan Rock Festivals twice and Gegey Fest in Malaysia in 2014. With various attractiveness, they was dubbed ‘the Korean best heavy band now’.
SUGARDONUT“Sugardonut” was formed in 2001 when their hidden talents were dicovered in SsamJi Sound Festival. After that, with support from big fans, they have spread out their name through not only domestic festivals but also overseas. In 2011, the team which have been beloved by big fans for 10 years ended in breaking up. Since then, the team was struggling for 3 years to overcome some bad situations and finally came back to us with a new member with refreshed mind. Since all members of the reborn group.
BIURETBiuret is an excellent, renowned band who debuted 13years ago, consisted of vocalist Hye-won Moon, guitarist Gyo-won Lee, bass Jae-Hyun Ahn, and drummer Jin-yong Um. They hold their solid place as an international band by succeeding in performing the opening event of the legend rock band, Oasis, in South Korea and winning the Asian version of competition program, SUTASI, which 37 teams joined from 14 Asian countries in 2009. Since the end of the overwhelming performance in 2011, they have not shown up before the audience, but thanks to pertinent support from their fan, they could regain an opportunity to release a new single album.
JAMBINAIJAMBINAI is now creating new genre music by combining Korean traditional music played by the traditional instruments such as Geomungo, peerie, and Haegeum with Jazz, Post Rock, Avant Garde, Hardcore Punk, and Metal. They are the most famous Korean rising musicians receiving many requests for performance and releasing album, and supported by big fans for their enthusiastic, explosive live performance.
YELLOW MONSTERSYELLOW MONSTERS is a threesome rock band formed on April 16th in 2010. The team name, YELLOW MONSTERS, imposes their great purpose to show the power of Easterner to the world beyond the domestic market. They debuted in 2010 with an undefined style album with gorgeous melody and straightforward lyrics, which aroused an echo across the nation. Since then, all of their albums released have been nominated in Korean Music Awards every year, entitled as a Monster Live band by performing through over 150 times. They are also recognized as an examplary DIY band keeping high quaility music and touching live in their mind.
THE HYSTERICSAt a time when something new is no longer new and sensatioanl, The Hysterics in a new costume appears to revive the previous glory days of LA Metal genre in 90’s. At a center of a vocal, Kim Se-heon, who was beloved by the public despite a Korean traditional rocker, teamed up five members. Jung Yu-Hwa, an aerial fantasy musician playing the guitar in the team EVE, Lee-Chang Hyun, Bassist, from the band THE THE, the first generation of Korean modern rock, Nick, Young guitarist, and Jodok, Drummer. With their new, powerful music, before starting their play, they are already to the fore by many authorities and mania.
PARK SI-HWANPark Si-hwan was born in 1987 in the city of Busan. While working at the Busan port, he participated in the Superstar K audition and got second place nicknamed Boltguy. Owing a lot to his good appearance and sweet voice, he have been beloved by many fans, releasing his first mini album of 2014, Spring Awakening, and first regular album of 2015 ’Reinbow Taste’. All tickets sold out in his ever first concert which will be held in this July prove his popularity once again.
SKAWAKERSThe meaning behind the band's name, “SKA WAKERS” refers to people who awaken people with SKA music. Everywhere they perform, audiences always dance along to their sound. It is said, that getting along with people and talking about society, IS the spirit of SKA. Their performances range from large mainstream venues to intimate street concerts for those who are social outcasts. In January of 2013, their first major concert was held in downtown Busan. They have released EP(Aug 2012) and Single(Jul 2013)album. In January 2014, they set up their own label 'rooTs record' and first regular album was released through there at July 1st,2014.Album release concert, nationwide tour in Busan, Seoul, Gwangju, Daegu, was ended in great success and this album got the nod from ‘MusicToday(NAVER)’ &‘NAVEROn-stage’. Also they completed Taiwan invitation tour (Taipei-Kaohsiung) successfully at end of last year.
RYUNGKYO BANDRyungKyo Band is a foursome rock band that features the emotional melody, RyungKyo(Vocal), as a leader of the team, is now teaming up with a formal member, Lee-DoHoon(Guitar). From the start of the EP release, Loving you, in 2013, they have actively performed in many events. The second album, coming soon, is expected to contain their own colored music with a bit different atmosphere from the first EP album.
END THESE DAYSEnd These Days is a main band from a group of 24Crew and Realize Records who try to preserve a style of hardcore and extreme music. Stepping further from the style of both The Ghost Inside and Parkway Drive, they are pursuing the way for overwhelmingly melodic music with the use of low tunning and djent riff. They are making their name by participating in several events in the city of Seoul, Daegu, Gwangju, and Busan. Since 2014, they have worked with a record company like Realize Record, Youth Anthem, and released a demo-album, two digital single-albums, and a split-album with well-renowned hardcore band, All I Have. They are also in charge as a host band of Beyond The Ocean who plan and organize its own events by themselves.
LOWFEELSIn 2011, singer song-writer, Kim Sung-hyun, was working with Busan as the center, whose songs entirely conceive a feel of blue and desire, before LOWFEELS was created with the coincidentally natural join of Lee Won-sun, Lee Sin-hyo, and Jo jong-won. In 2014, they built their nest in the Jinjer label run by a godfather of Busan local scene, Unchained. The have been working successfully through both their nationwide tour and the release of EP album. LOWFEELS is now trying to hold truthful music with their honest voice and by playing almost everything that foursome rock band can show up.
MANIXIVEThe most powerful heavy band in Busan, MANIXIVE, formed in March 2013, consisting of 19year-old woman, Oh Na-un, and Park Jun-yong who had performed as a member of two teams, Exodus of contemporary, and Nifheim. After that, with the join of the rest of members, Lee Wan-gi, drummer in Nifheim, and Kim Se-jun, guitarist in Street Fight Man, as well as Kim young-mok who performed as a session in Busan, the group completely formed. They are making various styles of music based on Metalcore that features groove, aggressive, and melodic.
UNCHAINEDFormed in April 2001, UNCHAINED has been proceeding their sound based on Seattle Grunge with present members after several replacements. Sticked to their basic principle on exciting and enjoyable music, without the concern about a popular success, they are performing dark heavy play and sound containing a individual story about you and I, and us.
EGO FALLEgo Fall is a Chinese Mongolia nomadic metal band from Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia, China. Formed in January 2000, Ego Fall has become one of the most influential metal bands in China, having published three full-length albums and one EP. Their music conveys the authentic Mongolia music element with melodic death metal, metalcore, folk metal, industrial metal, power metal, and new trash metal. This is their own way to tell the whole world the story, actuality, and history of Mongolian. Ego Fall band’s Chinese name is Diān Fù M. Diān Fù means to subvert or overset, and the letter M here refers to myself. Since the band was formed, they have been subverting their own dated ideas and overcoming all obstacles they meet for their new orientation. They believe in their faith in music, which is like the Mongolia Wolf’s fangs, can give them the incisive energy, and make them braver and more unwavering.
SKETCHSketch is a four piece pop punk band from Macau, formed in 2012. The songs of Sketch were composed by member’s own experience and reflection of the real society. Sketch was one of the bands who performed in the biggest rock festival of Macau in 2014.
TONICKFormed with foursome members loving Punk-Rock in 2007, TONICK is mainly performing in Hongkong and China. After releasing the first regular album in 2010, they recorded their first sold-out of 600 seats at a CD release party. In 2011 and 2013, they showed up their second and third album, attracting over 1500 audiences at each CD release parties. They are now preparing for a concert and a EP album and expected to perform more in China soon.
PISCOThe performance of PISCO was awesome enough for all fans to be excited at the rock festivals held in Thailand, Japan, Hongkong, Macao, and Malaysia. Also they ended their Japan tour with success by showing up the channels of broadcasting company, Fuji TV and TV Aichi. The reason for their popularity lies in ceaselessly enthusiastic performances harmonizing a variety of sounds with electronic, classic piano, synthesizer, dance and particular disco beat. Especially, they specialize in initiating conversation with the audience.
NERVO CHAOSNervo Chaos is a Brazilian band formed in spring of the 1996. They still stick to the aggressive sound and the similarity with Sepultura, a Brazilian Metal band. They have released two DVDs and over five regular albums by far with the contributions to various compilation albums. Their music conveys death metal and old school trash. They had a lot of tour and festival experiences with many bands, well known as a live actor doing enormous amounts of tours now.