Author: Christian Banx


Happy Hunting Grounds is a hard rockin’ progressive band from Tacloban that spawned in the year 2003. Amidst the Reggae and SKA atmosphere of the time, they managed to shine a light on 90s Rock Music and pay tribute to it especially during Battle of the Bands contests (which they won almost all the time [...]
January 24, 2020

CHUBBY BOYS: Pedal To The OPM Metal

Chubby Boys is an OPM metal band with members who hail from all over Leyte. They used to stick to alternative music as their preferred genre but then decided to switch to metal when they found out that their singer actually had the vocal skills to do the job. Chubby Boys comprises Andree ‘Samboy’ Epilogo [...]
September 11, 2019

Descended To Salvage: Organized Complexity

Descended to Salvage is a straight-up headbanging, guitar-crunching, drum-rumbling, vocal screaming Metal band from Tacloban whose members come from various genres that complement, and at the same time, reflect each other. Their current lineup is Atip Christian (Guitar), Kempz Cartalla (Vocals), Mark Urbaneja (Drums), Carl Solite (Bass), and Martin Leo Cabz (Guitar). The group started [...]
August 27, 2019

FINGERCHAIN: Combos, Switcheroos, and Nu Metal

Fingerchain is a hard hitting Nu Metal band from Tacloban with a history of metamorphosis like no other band from Leyte. Throughout their years of rockin', they've been loyal to each other even with all the changes they've experienced. Fingerchain is composed of Jason Ilao (Guitars), Victor Romualdez (Guitars), Glenmore Silvano (Drums), Timoteo 'Tots' Prisno [...]
June 20, 2019

ISOTONES: Passions and Priorities

Isotones is a Tacloban band lined with OPM rock elements.  They're filled with lots of passion and hopes to inspire people through their music. They’re originally from various bands but they started the idea to form a project around April 2014; like sort of a trial run. Their first gig was in Calbiga, Samar. Obviously, [...]
April 2, 2019

PIZKATZ: Dancing To The Bump and Grind

PIZKATZ is a Rock Ska band from Tacloban that spans nearly a decade of rockin' and bangin'. Their name comes from the original Waray-waray cuss word. The band’s overall sound is an amalgam of Ska, Punk, and Grebo Rock. Their members include Alex Risos (Vocals), Jasper Cabrera (Vocals), Lemuel Acerden (Vocals), Derek Delgado (Guitars), Marti [...]
March 20, 2019

NRS: Rockin’ Dat Riddim

NRS is a band with elements of Ska, Reggae, Punk, Funk and Alternative Rock aspects fused together. This came about due to Cheno Margallo (Vocals, Guitars) and his creative aspiration to incorporate various genres and influences into their music. However, they suggest a simpler term, in that they could be a Progressive Rock and Reggae [...]
March 5, 2019

SAMOAN: Breaking The Punk Sound Barrier

Samoan is an alternative punk rock band that more than likely surpasses the boundaries of genres that've been set upon them. Curiously, the name of their band came from watching a lot of wrestling shows on television — combined with the fact they admired certain aspects of Samoan Polynesian Culture. Ace Loreche (Vocals, Guitar) and [...]
February 26, 2019

Cerebro’s 7th Anniversary: A Whole Lotta Jammin’ Goin’ On

Last year, during the whole month of September 2018, Cerebro Bar celebrated its 7th anniversary with weekend performances of great Tacloban bands and musicians that rocked the stage and the audiences. It was an awesome sight to behold every sundown on Friday and Saturday. There were different themes for each evening as the performers conformed to [...]
February 18, 2019