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  • AUGUST 31, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on August 31, 2005

    our good friend Chantal (the girl who designed our two awesome new t-shirts) has started work on our King Ly Chee/Good Reason split CD!!! it looks awesome!!! we’re going to go into Touch Music studio in october to record the 4 songs that will be released on that split CD with Good Reason…we’re finishing up writing a brand new song especially for that CD – then we’ll re-record some of the demo’s you’ve heard already – but of course they’ll sound SO MUCH better because they’ll actually be recorded in a studio…

    i uploaded a new Unearth interview on our forum…not very interesting but still fun reading it…

    the new The Bled and Every Time I Die records rule…so good…if you haven’t gotten it yet then you should DEFINITELY check it out…

    we’ve been invited to be featured on a possible 3-way split CD next year with a French band, US band and us!!! that’s going to be AWESOME!!! but that’ll be some time next year…

    i have no idea when we’re going to be able to start recording our next album…right now – for all these split CD’s that we’re doing we have to pay for the recordings ourselves and they’re SOOOOOOOOOOO expensive to record in this city…hopefully we’ll be able to make some money from the split CD’s and save that to record our next album…

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  • AUGUST 30, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on August 30, 2005

    okay…set the rundown for this weekend:

    1. Izzue.crap
    2. Sau Kin Sau Mun
    3. Terror
    4. Sister
    5. Detach Me
    6. She
    7. Refuse…

    should be fun…we tried to jam on the rundown last night but there are certain parts where my wrist REALLY frickin’ hurts!!! what the hell…its so annoying…i’m going to have to simplify some stuff because my wrist is killing me…hopefully by saturday i’ll be back 100%…

    also – remember to bring extra money to the show on saturday! we’ll be selling our t-shirts, pins, etc…at that show! can’t wait:

    t-shirts: $100
    pins: $5

    no – we don’t have girl sizes…and for all those guy’s who like to wear skin tight t-shirts (all the wannabe emo kids) – sorry we don’t have XXXXXXXXXS either…for the girls – we’ll try to make girl size some time soon…for all the boys who want skin tight shirts – just buy the girls size whenever it comes out.

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  • AUGUST 29, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on August 29, 2005

    hey – thanks to the people who have sent me nice messages asking about my wrist! man – its so cool to have so many friends out there…my wrist feels better but it still hurts to play guitar – which is weird…i have NEVER in my life EVER hurt my hands so much that i can’t play guitar…so its weird – i still play though…there are certain things that i can’t play cause it hurts…hopefully it’ll be ready by saturday…

    how does a 7 year old boy get attacked by knives? so far reports are saying that this was a relative…what? there are evil people wandering this planet…truly purely evil…
    AUGUST 28, 2005:
    dude…i hurt my wrist last night at the show! sucks – we didn’t even play…but i waited all day to have some fun moshing and finally i got my chance with Irresistible Hearts were on…i think i hit someone or something and totally hurt my wrist…i hope i can still play the guitar!!! we have a show next saturday!!!…

    on October 1st we’re playing a cool show at the old cattle depot in To Kwa Wan – its part of an annual Book Festival that they have there…if you’ve never been to this place then certainly don’t miss it…its an incredibly inspiring little place. it used to be a cattle depot but has turned into a haven all types of art. its an art gallery and houses many different types of artistic endeavors and projects. every year they have a book fair and hold a show…this year they were nice enough to invite us to play!

    here’s a link for more information: http://www.mackiestudy.com/cattle2005/live/

    thanks to everyone who bought t-shirts and pins last night!!! that was so nice of all of you! we didn’t even play but people were still supporting us!!! :-) such an awesome feeling…the bands last night were all awesome and did the best they could with the strange audio system they had. our good friend Zams was in charge of sound and he did a GREAT job trying to get the best sound he could for the bands…Very Ape ripped shit up…i love that band…okay – my wrist hurts…going to bed…

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  • AUGUST 26, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on August 26, 2005

    hey – good news for all of you that will be going to the Cheung Chau bandshow tomorrow! we will be selling our t-shirts and pins, etc…we’ll be selling it for at our normal show price:

    t-shirts = $100
    pins = $5
    CD’s = $60
    DVD’s = $50

    so bring extra money to the show tomorrow and get all your KLC goodies!!! :-)

    we’ve realized that for our European split CD with the band Good Reason – that we’re going to need to go into a studio AND we need to write a special song just for THAT release…so its going to be badass…getting all these new songs done and all these split CD’s out…WOOHOO!!!

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  • AUGUST 25, 2005:

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on August 25, 2005

    woah – did you hear about the judge’s ruling on gay marriage? wow – something shocking for HK!!!

    dude…the whole Ozzfest vs. Iron Maiden debacle is getting bigger…supposedly sharon osbourne posted something on the ozzfest website about it – and Iron Maiden won’t respond. but their manager responded…you should read it…its crazy…

    hey – Records Rendezvous got a BUNCH of new INSANE stuff into the shop…go check out what they got HERE

    our touch music pals have posted ALL the shops in HK that are selling the compilation CD NOW!!! this is the compilation CD with our song “Children” on it – the new and improved version…check out the list of shops here and go buy it TODAY!!! I WANT HK MUSIC!!!

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  • AUGUST 24, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on August 24, 2005

    dude – if you’re a fan of Iron Maiden (if you play any sort of metal…this band has PROBABLY influenced you in some way…not directly…but the bands you listen to were probably inspired by Iron Maiden at some time in their lives…and thus your favorite bands have been influenced by Iron Maiden and that in turn means YOU’ve been influenced)…go read this message on our forum LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN!!! it totally blew me away – that something like this can go on at a big huge supposedly “professional” festival like the ozzfest. i think finally, the osbournes have lost all integrity and respect from a HUGE HUGE populace of metalheads (myself included)…its crazy…

    okay – on the good news front…it looks King Ly Chee will be playing a Sunday afternoon show on September 25th…its going to be in a bar and i had a meeting with the manager of the bar yesterday – he’s a BIG fan of metal, punk rock and hardcore and he’s going to try to let us organize a show there at least every month. but it all depends on how many people come to the show and how well our scene is supported! its going to be awesome…its in a great location and the door price will NOT be over $50…can’t wait to confirm this stuff…

    i’ll be contacting the 3 other bands that will be playing that show within the next week and then post the info soon…

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  • AUGUST 22, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on August 22, 2005

    okay…feeling somewhat better…saturday i called my girlfriend and was like let’s get out of hk for a day…so we took off to shenzhen to get away from HK for a few days…feel a bit better getting out of HK and being engulfed in the madness that is Shenzhen…especially with the unbelievable amounts of rain they had in just 24 hours…

    yesterday was our bro Pong’s birthday!!! happy birthday dude!!! we got him a nice little KLC birthday…the 3 people who were helping Pong last week at the show will be VERY happy that we got him this present – thanks again to our brothers Ah Heng, Ho Ma and Ah Ho for helping pong with his bass issue at the show…

    other good news – the Touch Music CD compilation is out now!!! its got our song “Children” which is the new and HUGELY improved version of the song and we’re SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy that all of you finally get to hear it now!! check out Touch Music’s website to find out where you can buy it. for english:  http://www.touchmusic.org/en/html/news.html
    for chinese:

    http://www.touchmusic.org/tc/html/news.html

    more amazing news – our brothers and sister in 5 Disciplines have uploaded their UNBELIEVABLE song called “Mourn” (which is on the Touch Music compilation CD) on to their myspace page…click: www.myspace.com/fivedisciplines – it is incredible…i was floored listening to it and was so proud that our little HKHC scene is taking things to a HUGE new level…can’t wait play with these dudes at the September 3rd show.

    we have such bad luck with sound at shows…we have high hopes that the sound at the September 3rd show is going to be MUCH better then the last show we played…oh well – better not hope for miracles…if i can at least hear my gutiar, that’s already a HUGE plus…

    please go out and buy the Touch Music compilation to show your support for all the local HK bands that are featured on it…please let us know what you think of Children as well!

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  • AUGUST 20, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on August 20, 2005

    this goddam rain is so depressing…all last night i was depressed about the millions of things that i have going on in my life (most of which seems like they’re going wrong) – i think ended up depressing my girlfriend…sucks…too much to think about, too little time to do it, to much hell to be dealing with. sometimes i think the most difficult job on this planet is being a person. think about it – there are all these expectations you have to meet for your job, for your school, for your parents, for your teachers, for your boss, you practice with your band and you show up at a show where an idiot is in charge of sound and everything ends up sucking, you buy new equipment that works everyday – except for when you need it most like at shows, if you’re religious then for your religion, and when you feel like you fail in every one of those things you can feel worthless. of course, when you look at people who are worse off then you then you can realize that you have no reason to complain. but does that mean you should ignore your feelings? you still feel like you fail in millions of things…i wish there was a way to celebrate failing or disappointment. that’d be the best thing in the world…”you failed at being a good son? WOOHOO!!! good for you!” “you failed to be a responsiblty Muslim, Jew, or Christian? WOOHOO!!! i am SO happy for you!”…being a person sometimes sucks…its too annoying to be a person and having to deal with your OWN issues, but the issues of others which you can’t control either…i should’ve put a big warning on today’s posting…don’t want to depress others in this horribly depressing weather. it just rains and rains in this city…

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  • AUGUST 19, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on August 19, 2005

    so for those who don’t know…yesterday was the start of the “ghost festival” the annual event that takes place in the Chinese calendar…its a pretty scary festival – i guess the “door” is open between their world and ours…ghosts come into the real world now…after i got off work yesterday things got worse and worse…it was VERY weird…weird things were happening to me…i got home from work tired as hell and went to print something – all of a sudden, my printer didn’t work. for no reason at all…its still fucked. then when i went up to the bandroom ming told me that the other day he was in the elevator and it plummeted! luckily nothing bad happened to him…he said the elevator just went down but at least it went down slowly. then we moved our amps into the van and it stopped raining for like a second…but as soon as i stepped outside with my amp to put it in the van, it starting raining. got to the show late because we all were working all day…met everyone at the show and said our hello’s…when Shepherds the Weak were playing the power went out. not in the whole place – but just on the stage…then when it was our turn – my amp didn’t work. for NO reason at all…its a brand new amp that andy and i bought at the same time. his was fine – mine didn’t work…for no reason. stuck using a metal zone – i hate metal zone’s…should’ve just used the Marshall guitar amp like the destiny dudes did – they had a much better sound. when we played – bong’s bass string broke…he had like 4 guy’s helping him put it all back together – but they couldn’t…he didn’t play 3 songs – can you believe that? poor guy….

    weird night for sure…the only thing that makes me smile at all right now is when i close my eyes and can you guys singings along to our songs in my head…from tonight’s show – even though we had so many problems – you guys never stopped moving…thank you so much – i am bowing in front of my PC as i type this – THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING US…

    we’d like to thank benny for organizing last night’s show…poor guy did so much for the show and i don’t think most people realized how much he did…

    okay – its 1am…have to get up in 5 hours and go to work…

    be careful everyone…the ghots are among us…ming told me one super scary thing – if you go around many places in HK you will notice that there are a lot of outdoor stages that have been built. these stages are built to hold Chinese opera’s but guess what, these performances are not for people – they’re actually for the ghots. he said that in the olden days, NO ONE would come to these performance – they would be totally empty…how spooky!!!

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  • AUGUST 18, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on August 18, 2005

    check out this HK metal band called Bereavement!!! DUDE – they RULE!! here’s the link to their LLNR music page: GIVE ME HK METAL BABY!!!  this band is so good and features members of Departing Cross and Hermetic Silence (though i don’t know if they’re actually IN the band or just helping the main singer/guitar player)…

    meeting the kids yesterday was so much fun! some of them were shy of course…then some of the kids that we had LAST year also came down to say hello and give us big warm hugs! :-) that was the best part…seeing all our past kids…they all get taller over the summer! even the smallest ones at least grow a few inches over the summer…i know teachers shouldn’t have “favorites” but my favorite kid from last year is this kid named Wen Bo – SUPER cute, but a great kid with a big heart!!! he came down and gave me a huge hug today and that made my day! :-) i still remember that for one of his writing assignments last year he wrote a whole story about how he wanted to ask his parents to buy his little sister her own computer! hahaha…SOOOOOOOOO cute! he wrote a huge thing about how she loves computers and he really hopes that his father will buy her a computer because she likes them so much! he’s such a great older brother – and he’s only 6! :-)

    okay – after working the whole today…being tired out of our minds…we still have to go back to the bandroom to pack up our crap and go all the way out to the warehouse to play…hopefully we’ll see you there! our brothers in HKHC band Embryo are playing first so please get there early if you are going to check these guys out!

    seeya…

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