Friday, April 27, 2007

Pinoy Band Artist

The Eraserheads

Eraserheads was one of the most popular Pinoy rock bands in the Philippines during the alternative rock explosion of the early 1990s. The Eraserheads was also regarded as the band that opened the commercial doors for other aspiring Filipino Rock bands, like Rivermaya, Parokya ni Edgar, and Yano. Their fans affectionately call them "E-heads."

The band's debut album, Ultraelectromagneticpop, released in 1993 by BMG Records, was a commercial success. The album also brought the underground "college rock" scene into public awareness.

Their influence and contribution to Philippines music today is so great that they have often been called the "The Beatles of the Philippines."

In 1997, they won an award in the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, USA and the song "Ang Huling El Bimbo", won the Asian Viewer's Choice Award the previous year.

Original members (1989-2002)
Ely Buendia - lead vocals, rhythm guitars
Raimund Marasigan - drums, samples, percussions, back-up vocals
Marcus Adoro - lead guitar, back-up vocals
Buddy Zabala - bass guitar, back-up vocals


Never quite edgy enough to be considered alternative, yet too influenced by '80s new wave to be called pop, the Philippines' RiverMaya have been swimming between the waters of mass appeal and cutting-edge credibility since the early '90s. RiverMaya was actually created by the band's manager, Lizza Nakpil, in 1993. Nakpil wanted to construct a rock group and after auditioning numerous musicians and undergoing lineup changes, RiverMaya was formed with Bamboo Manalac (vocals), Perf de Castro (guitar), Nathan Azarcon (bass), Rico Blanco (keyboards), and Mark Escueta (drums). In 1994, the band released their self-titled debut album on BMG Records Pilipinas. Caught in the midst of a modern rock revolution in the Philippines, the LP went gold in a few months; it was eventually certified triple platinum. However, Castro then departed from the group to start his own band, Triaxis. With Castro gone, Blanco became the lead guitarist. In 1996, RiverMaya's second album, Trip, hit the shelves; it toppled its predecessor in sales, going quadruple platinum and receiving critical acclaim. A year later, the group's third effort, Atomic Bomb, continued their massive success. Manalac left RiverMaya in 1998, deciding to stay in America after a U.S. tour. Consequently, the band re-recorded their fourth album, 1999's It's Not Easy Being Green with Blanco singing. Although It's Not Easy Being Green sold well, it wasn't as popular as their previous hits; nevertheless, the group's rougher sound gained them more respect. In 2000, RiverMaya released Free through the Internet; true to its name, it didn't cost their fans a cent to obtain.

6 Cycle Mind


Ronel "Ney" Dimaculangan - vocals
Ryan "Rye" Sarmiento - guitars, vocals
Carlos "Chuck" Isidro - guitars
Roberto "Bob, Bobby" CaƱamo - bass
Tutti Caringal - drums

Interesting Facts

They are managed by Darwin Hernandez who they consider part of the band hence "6"
The band was
formed in 2001
Former members
include Gilbert Magat on drums
Chuck Isidro is the former guitarist of After Image
Ney and Bobby came from the band "Angel in Disguise"
Tutti is the lead vocals of the band Protein Shake



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