Heavy Metal (all subgenres) in and around Busan

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Thanos
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Heavy Metal (all subgenres) in and around Busan

Hey hey, 

New to Busan and I was wondering if anyone could answer a few questions concerning, well, metal. 

I went to a show last Friday at Club Realize and was pleasantly surprised. There was a good showing of Core styled bands, and the show was headlined by legendary Japanese Noisecore band Sete Star Sept. Are there any other good venues around Busan, or are they all up in Seoul?

Is it folly to think that major bands (as far as metal goes) will tour in Korea? I know As I Lay Dying is coming around soon, as are the Deftones, but do other, perhaps heavier acts make trips over here regularly?

Also, I'd love to know any suggestions as to where I could purchase some used instruments and then anything that has to do with metal, i.e. CDs, vinyl, posters, shirts, etc.

Lastly -- sorry -- how would you describe the metal scene in Korea? I'm thinking modest at best. 

Thanks for your help!

 

hikari21
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Re: Heavy Metal (all subgenres) in and around Busan

Hey, if you want metal,  Club Realize and I think Oz Hall are the best/only spots.  (Oz Hall used to be called Rock House, is in Seomyeon, but is not my scene so I never have gone.)  There is no real good bands here in Busan unfortunately.  The best is Gwamegi and the members own Realize so that's how sad it is here. 

Friday, a cool Malaysian hardcore band is coming, so you can count me there.

Thanos
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Re: Heavy Metal (all subgenres) in and around Busan

Yeah, I went to Realize this past Friday and had a good time. I'll be there for Incarnation, too. \m/ 

I'll have to see what Oz Hall is all about. Thanks!

Any good places to buy music/merch? CDs, vinyl, etc.

hikari21
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Re: Heavy Metal (all subgenres) in and around Busan

Hey, if you want metal,  Club Realize and I think Oz Hall are the best/only spots.  (Oz Hall used to be called Rock House, is in Seomyeon, but is not my scene so I never have gone.)  There is no real good bands here in Busan unfortunately.  The best is Gwamegi and the members own Realize so that's how sad it is here. 

Friday, a cool Malaysian hardcore band is coming, so you can count me there.

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Re: Heavy Metal (all subgenres) in and around Busan

What happened to Metal City?

Every now and then a few expats get together and form  a band so it's always worth checking popular foreigner bars to see what they are promoting.

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Re: Heavy Metal (all subgenres) in and around Busan

The Deftones are coming to Korea?  I just checked, and I didn't see Korea on the tour list.

Thanos
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Wow, thanks.  Lol, they are playing with Slash.