Saturday, 24 May 2014 21:31

The Making of a Scene

In less than 10 years, the burgeoning metal and hardcore scene in Vietnam has done what most underground scenes take decades to do. But with the kind of dedicated audience that managed to pool VND60 million in a crowd-funding effort to bring hardcore band The Ghost Inside to Saigon last May, it’s clear that the scene here is different than most.

Published in Arts
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 07:54

Loud, Angry and Unrestrained

Lacuna Coil

European metal band Lacuna Coil played Ho Chi Minh City at the end of July to an audience of 5,000. So is metal the musical future of Vietnam? Words by Karen Hewell, photos by Francis Xavier

Published in Features

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