Busan International Rock Festival
Overview
2014 Lineup
JEONINKWON BAND

JEONINKWON BAND

JEONINKWON BAND is seeking an intense colors and elaborate beat of rock music with JEON IN KWON who played a key role and unequaled artist in Korea. As a super band, JEON IN KWON and other musicians keep time with together about 2 years and many guest of dignity like SIN SEOK CHEOL, MIN JAE HYEON, and JEONGWONYOUNG also share their music. They keep trying to collaborate with various artists to follow a completion of music and their performance. They have immortal masterpieces of ‘CAMOMILE’, solo hits of JEONINKWON, and many classic pops which can be assimilated by JEONINKWON band. With these songs they sing a memory for thirties and forties and novel kind of song for teenage and twenties.
JEON IN KWON(Vocal), JEONG WON YOUNG(Keyboard), LEE HWAN(Keyboard), SIN SEOK CHEOL(Drum), MIN JAE HYEON(Bass), ANN JI HOON(Guitar), YANG MOON HEE(Keyboard), SONG HYEONG JIN(Trumpet)
SHINJOONGHYUN GROUP

SHINJOONGHYUN GROUP

At the 2014, SHINJOONGHYUN GROUP plan on to restart their new music career and to show the music they couldn’t do. This song is a new birth Korean Rock Music, which released in the American record company (Light in the Attic Record) and recognized from all over the world. To present their second musicality, after year of practice, they make their first appearance in the Busan International Rock Festival. Especially, this concert will be the best performance for SHINJOONGHYUN with the sixty dedicatee guitar in the world from the World-famous company ‘Fender Guitar’. It will be prove their real worth. This time, they composed with the smallest trio who selected in-depth among the best performing musicians. They are jewel like musicians. SINJOONGHYUN studied his new guitar playing style for a long time in his life. It is a decisive 3,3 guitar playing style. Through this festival we can see what is real polished and flavor music.
SHIN JOONG HYUN(Guitar&Vocal), JANG HWANG JIN HYUN(Drum), LEE BONG JUN(Bass)
DICKPUNKS

DICKPUNKS

DICKPUNKS started with interesting idea, do the punk-rock with the piano except the guitar. While they speaking of their aspiration to follow Queen, Ben Folds, Mika, they released EP album and first album. And then, they appeared many performances in the club and various festivals along with active and fun music. So they achieved recognition of a unique piano rock band in Korea. In 2012, they appeared on the audition program of M.NET, Super star K season 4. Each time, they received high praise from judges and audiences with their new way to arrange and a performance based on long experience and outstanding musicality. In 2013, they released many albums like ‘VIA YOUTH’, ‘SUNGLASSES’ ‘HELLO, GOODBYE’ and still continue to be active in the music market.
KIM TAE HYEON(Vocal), KIM HYEON WOO(Keyboard), KIM JAE HONG(Bass), PARK GA RAM(Drum)
PIA

PIA

In 1998, they formed this band by meaning of ‘world and me’, ‘YOU&ME’. They started their music career with participated in 『Indi-Power 1999』. August of that year, they were winning the grand prize at the second MBC Rock Festival in Busan. Then, they played in the club or rock festivals. In march 2001, they released debut album 『Arrogant Empire』. The end of 2002, they joined the ‘monster indigen’ of SEO TAE JI Company. And they had a production period, 2 and half years, to release the second album ‘3rd phase’. Till now, they released ‘Become Clear’ in 2005, ‘Waterfalls’ in 2007, EP ‘Urban Explorers’ in 2008. They still participating big rock festivals all across the country and they also do the whole country tour.
OK YO HAN(Vocal), HERANG(Guitar), KIBUM(Bass), SIMJI(F.X), HYESEUNG(Drum&Cut)
GALAXY EXPRESS

GALAXY EXPRESS

GALAXY EXPRESS, a rock band representative of Korea, has a reputation for energetic performance and they formed in 2006, Seoul. They got a lot of attention by showing an explosive performance that tie together finely with garage rock, punk, psychedelic which is very contagious. By ‘to the Galaxy’ and ‘Ramble Around’ they had the support of domestic critical and fans. In 2008, ‘Noise on Fire’, a regular debut album, got a good press and they received the best rock album at the Korea prize for popular song. They are expanding the spectrum which shows their rock ‘n’ roll. The goal of GALAXY EXPRESS is to propagate their noisy rock ‘n’ roll to the world.
LEE JU HYEON(Bass&Vocal), PARK JONG HYEON(Guitar&Vocal), KIM HEE KWON(Drum&chorus vocal)
ROMANTIC PUNCH

ROMANTIC PUNCH

ROMANTIC PUNCH is a band who has a natural popular code. They have easy lyrics and melody that everyone can understand and their performance and ability of singing is out of the ordinary. Especially, they have surprising energy and power of command which have absorptive power to attract all the people. The fact that they captivated 2500 audience at their exclusive concert ‘Romantic Party 40th’ and also, they got a second place in the program ‘KBS Band Survival TOP Band2’ can prove their result is not just by chance. Here and now, they are the hottest icon in the band market in Korea.
BAE IN HYEOK(Vocal), CONCHI(Guitar), RAGE(Guitar), HANA(Bass), TRICKY(Drum)
MONNI

MONNI

MONNI is a mixed band of four who are pursuing the emotional and polished modern rock. The meaning of their name is ‘be crabby, be greedy’. After released the first album 『the first day, light』 in 2005, through the number of festivals and broadcasting activities, they could show their strong technical skill and a captivating voice. So they obtained various fans from teenage to forties with the appeal. Also every year they made a sold out of their concert tickets, 2000-3000 seats, they show their ticket power. Specially, the vocalist, KIM SIN EUI, spurt unflattering upper register. It evoke an admiration, he can get a nickname ‘mad vocal cords’. In short, MONNI is a general band of modern rock who stimulate sensitivity of sad sound and who can show an intense sound on the stage.
KIM SIN EUI(Vocal&Guitar), KONG TAE WOO(Guitar), LEE IN KYEONG(Bass), JEONG HOON TAE(Drum)
BULLDOG MANSION

BULLDOG MANSION

BULLDOG MANSION, who has excellent musicality and high quality music with popular melody, opened a new prospect ‘we can dance with band music’ in the field of music market. They received big praise from the public and critical with their bright spark and certain color. In 2002, they debuted as a threesome Funk Pop Rock Band and they released EP, the first album ‘Funk’, the second album ‘Salon de Musica’ in 2004. With these albums they caused a great sensation. In 2013 they made a comeback with ‘RE-Building’ in 9 years, and continue a furious activity. BULLDOG MANSION was reorganized by withdrawal of drummer JOE JEONG BEOM. On 29 May, they released new album ‘Tres3’ and show off their undiminished power. They returned with the high-quality of polished pop-music.
LEE HAN CHEOL(Vocal&Guitar), SEO CHANG SEOK(Guitar), LEE HAN JU(Bass)
EVERY SINGLE DAY

EVERY SINGLE DAY

EVERY 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 opera 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 express 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.
MOON SEONG NAM(Vocal&Bass), JEONG JAE WOO(Guitar), KIM HYO YOUNG(Drum)
DERRICK

DERRICK

DERRICK is a Brutal Death Metal band of Busan who sings Death Metal that include extreme tendency the most, and the powerful, charismatic music by constant composition and progress. In November 1998, pre- republic years of Busan seagull, KIM DONG IL, who was base of Almighty Natas and who follow Thrash/Death Metal, formed this band. Later, they keep strongly an extreme scene. They are also a host band who is planning their own metal festivals ‘METAL PIRATES’, ‘KILLGASM FEAST’. If someone who is the fan of SIX FEET UNDER, DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE who show off heavy guitar sound and the standard of brutal death metal voice, must never lose their live show!
JEONG KI SEOP(Vocal), JEONG YOUNG YOO(Drum), LEE YOU KWON(Guitar), KIM DONG IL(Bass)
DEAR CLOUD

DEAR CLOUD

DEAR CLOUD released the first album ‘dear cloud’ in 2007 and settled down as a representative modern rock band in the country. Until now, they released 3 regular albums and one EP album. Last year, they came back with the new album ‘Let it shine’ in two years. Their original songs were a music which tapped o the shoulder of the people who shrink I the darkness but this album include the meaning of go forward with them and then to be a bright light. They show another color of DEAR CLOUD with drastic synthe sound and strong beat. This fall, they have release new album ahead.
NINE(Vocal), YONGRIN(Guitar), LEERANG(Bass), TOGUNE(Drum)
SMZB

SMZB

SMZB is founded in the end of 1996, the first punk band in WuHan, one of the earliest punk bands in China. The band had 3 members at first, they had been playing in some underground places for a long time. Since the lyrics of the band are filled with oppugn toward the society and animadversion on the politics, three of its albums have failed to be released in China. Nevertheless, the lyrics of the band as well as its behaviour manner have far-reaching influence on Chinese punk bands appearing afterwards. Since 2000, the band has released several albums, EP, LP in Europe and compilation cooperating with European bands. In America, the band has released the first EP with combination of CELTIC folk elements. In 2007, the band was signed by MAYBE MARS RECORDS and released a new album-[Ten Years Rebellion] by now the band has 6 members, The style of the band combines CELTIC folk and punk music. Moreover, it’s the only one CELTIC folk-punk band in China.
Wu Wei 吴维(Vocal), 煦别(Guitar), Tudou 土豆(Guitar&Banjo), Ma Jiliang 马继亮(Bass), Ass 屁股(Drum), Tang Leichang 唐磊诚(Tin Whistle&Bagpipes), Melissa(Fiddle)
DOWNHELL

DOWNHELL

Korean authenticity heavy metal band, DOWNHELL is a great band who released 2 regular albums and 2 mini albums till now. They were belonging to the major label of Japan ‘King Records’ as a very first Korean. Also they are a regular endorser artist of international guitar brand IBANEZ. They were disrupted by withdraw of bassist, but went through dozens of auditions, they picked new member. With him, this summer they notice their real activity. They get along with Kiko Loureiro, a guitarist of Angra, and recorded a new song as well as a World cup song ‘Samba’. By this song they start to produce the 3rd regular album.
MARK(Vocal), ALEX(Guitar), DOMINIC(Guitar), MIGUEL(Drum)
WIRETAP IN MY EAR

WIRETAP IN MY EAR

They debuted in 2002 with the first album ‘Wiretap in My Ear’. At that time, they were a band in the public eye who breathes new energy into the musical world with a unique name. In the beginning, their music was mainly made up of psychedelic and florid music which remind David Bowie, Iggy pop who was overwhelming in 1970’s and they called an emperor of glam-rock. Since 2002, with their first album, they are loved steadily until now, by unique melody and colorful performance.
LEE HYEOK(Vocal), KIM TAE JIN(Guitar), HWANG EUI JUN(Bass), JUNG JAE HOON(Drum)
NYF

NYF

NYF is a unique loudpop band who inserted exquisitely the melody and shout into the heavy sound. They have a highly original musical that sounds are exciting and exceed genre. They changed their name ‘nymph’ to ‘NYF’ in the sixth years of their singing career. Until now they released 2 mini-album, 4 maxi singles, and 1 compile album. They are making the most of an opportunity for their career on the Fukuoka, the gateway of Asia. So they are active in Asia, USA, and Europe and give a challenge to the new ground. Summer 2014, they plan to release the second album.
AJ(Vocal), ZePeL(Bass), MAPPO(Drum), aki(Guitar), Ryo(Guitar)
YERI BAND

YERI BAND

YERI BAND IS a mixed rock band of four, they show the voice of cute but aggressive and rough vocal and various form of music based on rock sound. The aims of their career are a diligence that does not neglected musicality and popularity either, anyone can enjoy without special musical knowledge or explanation. Meanwhile they want to express natural value of music. In 2009, they released the first regular album, ‘HEY! SNOW MAN’ and then they also shows their own music; ‘Drunken Madonna’, ‘B-BOY’, ‘Romeo mannequin’, ‘Memory of geisha’. Through all sorts of performance and broadcast, they communicate with the audience steadily.
YU YE RI(Vocal), HAN SEUNG OH(Guitar), NAM GUNG HYEOK(Drum), guest member LEE HAK IN(Bass).
MANIXIVE

MANIXIVE

Formed in March 2013, and a number of live shows in BUSAN, DAEGU, and SEOUL at the same time announced their name immediately. They released ‘3 track’ self-titled limited edition with Realize Records and sold out all of 100 albums. PARK YONG JUN(Bassist) who was played in NIFLHEIM and Brutal life which draw a stroke in the extreme music of Busan. Guitarist, who used to hear the incredible heavy music, at the young age, And female vocalist OH NA EUN, based on solid foundation and a power drumming which hit intensively, and she can have a command of a growling like ANGELA GOSSOW of Arch Enemy. MANIXIVE is dynamic band, their powerful extreme metal sound, groove and melodic can marked a new era in heavy music scene.
OH NA EUN(Vocal), PARK YONG JUN(Bass), KIM SAE JUN(Guitar), KIM YOUNG MOK(Guitar), LEE WAN KI(Drum)
AMERICANO BAND

AMERICANO BAND

AMERICANO BAND play mainly African-American music genre. We can enjoy lively and groove songs with various fields like disco, punk, rock etc… they are rare band who can show the sound that have a flavor like soul, boss nova jazz. Organization of the band is analogue and sweet, soulful melody is their character. We can feel a stable performance, an essence of polished melody of acoustic music. They deliver soul music, one of the African-American music, without repulsion.
BYEON JIN HYEOK(Vocal), LEE WON JU(Guitar), KIM JIN JAE(Bass), LEE SOO LYEON(Keyboard), LEE SEUNG IL(Keyboard), HAN SEUNG BO(Drum), HEO YOO JIN, CHOI SO JIN, KIM BO KYEONG, KIM MIN SEON (Chorus)