Words by Ramcy Tirona
Photos by Patrick Lasanas
The biggest rock fest in the Philippines and South East Asia is returning to the Amoranto Stadium. Pulp World Live and Red Horse Beer bring you Pulp Summer Slam XVII : Redemption! Featuring homegrown kickass rock Gods including Slapshock, Greyhoundz, Wilabaliw, Kjwan, Razorback and Red Horse Pambansang Muziklaban winner Shotgun Combo!
Joining them are international acts including Michigan based rockers I See Stars, Japan’s Crossfaith, Gods Of Eden, the awesome Dragonforce and legendary Grammy award winner Megadeth. Gates open at 12nn!
A Summer to Remember
One day before the main event, the foreign acts graced the Filipino press with their presence and answered the questions from the press people.
First to join the Q and A was Gods of Eden and they talked about the concept of their video and how their set will be a special one that the Filipino fans will never forget. They also talked about the new talents in the scene that need to work and strive hard to make it to the top. Then came Michigan’s I See Stars who talked about how they were convinced to join this year’s Slam. They also gave their insights on artists who are the D-I-Y artists or “bedroom artists” that also inspired them to create new material for their latest record “Treehouse”.
Dragonforce was the next to join the Filipino press and they are really happy to be back here in Manila as they are also looking forward to an awesome crowd and “balut”. They also talked about handling the stresses of making the new record and the origins of the album cover that fans will surely recognize. Filipino fans according to the band are lucky because The Slam will be the kickoff point of the band’s world tour.
Now comes legendary Metal Gods Megadeth who is back in Manila for the second time. They gave us their insights on winning their long deserved Grammy and how being true to themselves and their craft is the secret to the bands longevity.
When asked about their message for the Filipino fans, frontman Mustaine simply uttered “WE LOVE YOU!” So now, Filipino fans are sure to get a rocking set from Megadeth as they will be playing a string of hits from their classic records and some new stuff from their latest offering Dystopia.
And finally the last to come in was Japan’s Crossfaith as they gave a candid talk about anime, guitars and their set as they’ve seen the videos of The Slam and they are so psyched to play for the Filipino Crowd. It was indeed an awesome afternoon with these Rock Gods.
So for those who are in doubt of seeing The Slam, you need to rush out of your seat and get your tickets now. This will be a summer to remember as Pulp Summer Slam 17 Redemption will surely be a rockin’ helluva good time! Strap in your shoes, ready your ears as The Slam will deliver the best concert experience in years!