We've been hearing a lot from MYXph.com
visitors about their insights on the invasion of K-Pop artists and it's good that we can read and learn from all your comments and views regarding the issue!!! So today, we bring you once again another release of K-Pop vs. OPM
2NE1 vs. Callalily? Super Junior vs. Slapshock? Bigbang vs. Kamikazee? Is this really what's happening right now?
We had the chance to talk to Pinoy metal band VALLEY OF CHROME
asked "Anong masasabi niyo sa mga international pop artists at K-Pop groups na tinatangkilik ngayon? Sa tingin niyo ba ay sagabal siya sa paglaganap ng OPM?"
Rogel Africa (Vocals): Wala namang problem for me ang musical climate dito sa atin. Yun ang gusto ng majority eh. Di naman sila sagabal... Challenge yun to make us fired up and write better metal songs. Marami namang avenues like Rakista, PULP and of course MYX and yes, the kids who spread the word constantly.
Jordan Constantino (Bass): Challenge and opportunity na rin siguro para sa mga local artist kung paano sila maaaccept ng "masa." sad to say, madaming talents talaga ang nasa Pilipinas, hindi lang napapansin ng mainstream media and mainstream consumers. ang nakakatakot na effect lang nito for me ay baka magsimula magexplore ang Filipino artist musicians sa ibang bansa. an example would be Cynthia Alexander leaving the country.
Jethro Mendoza (Guitar): Walang kasalanan ang mga foreign bands kasi sikat sila. Ang problema ay ang Filipino Music Industry- Hindi na nagpopondo para sa new local artists.
Tatel Marcelino (Guitar): Nope, on the other hand we're seeing a continuous rise in Filipinos' awareness of OPM. Thanks to channels like MYX and sites like Rakista. Also, Pulp Summer Slam. They gave us awesome breaks when we were starting out, and we're really thankful.
Paul Eusebio (Drums): Di naman... I donÆt like pop bands, but it helps naman para madagdagan ang mga ideas natin or ideas ng mga nagsisimula sa pagbabanda un kasi yun ang starting point nila sa pagawa ng music.
What do you guys think? Do you agree with the members of Valley Of Chrome? Has K-pop affected our own OPM industry? Share your insights through our comment box below! We want to hear more from you!
From #17, Valley Of Chrome climbs up to #13 on the Pinoy MYX Countdown! Patunayan natin na buhay na buhay ang Pinoy metal scene!
If you still haven't had the chance, watch Valley Of Chrome's official music video below:
Continue voting for "PANGAKO" on the charts!
Just type: Pangako - Valley Of Chrome
on the MYXph.com
You can also vote through the MYX Charts App, available in Android and iOS.
Valley Of Chrome's self-titled album is currently being given away for FREE so do drop by at Scarlet Jazz Bar, Timog QC tomorrow! ItÆs the first time theyÆll be launching the CD here in Manila so don't you dare miss the chance!