SLAPSHOCK Releases 7th Album: "Kinse Kalibre"
|Slapshock will blow your mind with an accumulation of 15 years of expertise in their lates album, Kinse Kalibre.|
The Korn counterpart of the Philippines, nu metal band Slapshock returns to the Philippine rock scene armed with a 15-year caliber of excellence and experience in their seventh studio album, Kinse Kalibre, released by Polyeast Records, featuring the single "Ngayon Na," which is on the number one spot for a month now on MYX Channel.
All 12 tracks in Kinse Kalibre are originally written by Jamir Garcia, mixed in Malaysia and mastered at John Greenham Mastering in San Francisco, USA, and produced by the band, composed of Jamir Garcia (vocals), Lee Nadela (bass), Lean Ansing (guitars) and Chi Evora (drums).
So what do we expect from Kinse Kalibre?
Jamir said, “In this album, we we’re challenged to produce something that will cater more to our Filipino listeners. This time, I have challenged myself to write five Tagalog songs.”
Following the 6th album Carino Brutal’s commercial success, the band, who signed their first record deal in 1998 with OctoArts (now Polyeast Records), took three years touring the country and abroad before producing Kinse Kalibre, which marks the band's 15th year this February 2012.
“We have released seven albums and each release gives us the pressure of coming up with something not better than the other-- but the best the band can deliver,” Jamir said. He also explained, “Kinse Kalibre represents our 15 years of existence as a band. 'Kalibre' means that after 15 years, the band is still here—creating what we’re known for."
“This album sets an example of a phenomenon… because for 15 years, we have come a long way building relationships. We are the same members, we never switched music labels, we’re under the same management and we still work with the same crew. People who supported us from the very beginning are still the same people around us up to this moment. That probably made us stay stronger—we work with people we trust and people who trust the band at the same time.”
At this point, Slapshock has already bagged numerous awards and sold thousands of albums both locally and abroad. Indeed, they are already established as one of the most important and highly esteemed local metal bands of the last two decades.
As Jamir ended, “Lahat ng banda dumating, andito na kami. Umalis na sila, andito pa rin kami...” *
Album tracks include "Kinse Kalibre (intro)," "Ngayon Na," "Reset, Deliryo," "Asal Demonyo," "Burn In Hell," "In The Line of Fire," "Langit," "Under The Needle," Heartless," "Salamin," and "All Hope Is Gone."
Kinse Kalibre is now out in stores nationwide at Php 350.
Watch Slapshock promote their new album: