Category: Views From the Pit

Views from the Pit: Singapore Rock Festival 2014

The very first edition of Singapore Rock Festival finally ended last night with a bang, with Alice in Chains bringing the festival to a close. It has been a tiring two-day event for fans of rock music, but this was not without its ups and downs.

Day 1

Day 1 saw Black Veil Brides, Five Finger …

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Views from the Pit: Behemoth Asia World Tour Singapore

The weekend of November 1st 2013 was a very festive one in Singapore. Depending on the culture you were born into, you were probably celebrating either Diwali or Halloween/Samhain. But the subculture of metal was celebrating something else on that Friday: the debut performances of possibly the most legendary Polish metal band till date …

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Views from the Pit: ChthoniC “Next Republic” live in Singapore

11st October 2013 saw the return of Taiwanese Oriental Metal overlords ChthoniC back onto Singaporean soil for their Asia leg of their “Bu-Tik: Next Republic” tour. Despite this being my third time watching them play, the first was their 2010 “Mirror of Retribution” Singapore date and then at Jakarta’s Hammersonic Festival 2012, I was …

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Views from the Pit: Creative Chaos Vol. 2

What a night. Cynical Sounds has certainly outdone themselves once again with Creative Chaos Vol. 2, this time featuring local melodic death metal act Assault, UAE death metal tyrants Nervecell and the legendary tech-death masters Decapitated. And for the very first time ever, an extreme metal event at Zouk! As early as 5, crowds …

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Views from the Pit: Baybeats 2012

Over the past couple of years, Baybeats has been a festival that I have eagerly looked forward to, especially with the increasing presence of metal, extreme or traditional bands in this free, local alternative music festival. This year sees Rudra back once again, taking the main stage on Friday night, the second time in three …

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