The long wait for live events to return is finally over, and throngs of excited music enthusiasts and loyal fans can’t seem to contain their collective excitement – bar gigs and special events have taken place and it’s really an exciting thing that the local music scene is opening up again.
But let Macbeth Philippines be at the forefront of pushing the boundaries and leading the charge of local Filipino hard rock and heavy metal, as the forward-thinking lifestyle brand proudly announces its first-ever major production. in the form of the launch of its official artist CHELSEA ALLEY.
Officially dubbed Macbeth Presents: Chelsea Alley – 1st Shot, the band’s first official public appearance and concert is taking place this April 29, 2022, at The Elements in Eton Centris (located in the heart of Quezon City…) as local hard rock and heavy metal fans are expected to rejoice and flock towards the event, since there really is no other of this kind and/or this magnitude happening this early in the year. The show – which is 100% free entry for all and sundry – promises to be the biggest and loudest, and also includes three upcoming opening acts, namely a popular pop-punk outfit SNAKE FIGHTBaguio-based hard rock act DIVINE and the dazzling CARISSA (aka Carissa Ramos) who are surefire musical superstars in the making, and who are sure to pump up the crowds and heat up the stages for the evening’s gloriously heavy burst of music.
Officially formed at the height of the pandemic in 2020, Chelsea Alley is made up of the surviving members of Filipino heavy metal legends SLAPSHOCK – guitarist Lean Ansing and drummer Chi Evora, who are joined by guitarist Ariel Lumanlan (currently also of ARCADIA fame and formerly of CHICOSCI…) and vocalist John Borja, a seasoned live performer and former competitor to face international rock superstars STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. On Christmas 2021, the band released their debut single “Heneral”, a heartfelt yet impactful tribute to the late Slapshock frontman and their dear friend Jamir Garcia. Since then, the clamor and demand for a live show from the band’s very loyal fans has only grown stronger and stronger.
This is precisely why Chelsea Alley: 1st Strike promises to be nothing short of amazing and groundbreaking for veterans and new fans of the collective and the genre in general. Again, this will be the very first time audiences have seen the band together on stage, and it will be the first time audiences have heard the band’s other collection of original material live. (Incidentally, bassist Jose Siscar of local girl-front modern metal band EVEN and PHILIA – another local heavy rock band featuring celebrity Arci Muñoz on vocals – will handle live bass duties for the show… )
So save the date, tell your friends, and spread the word – April 29th is destined to be another milestone date in local rock history as one of the country’s most exciting rock bands finally makes its feel. his live presence. It’s guaranteed to be strong – and as the saying goes – definitely one for the pounds. We’ll see each other there!
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