KMA2016: Album of the Year

The nominees for the 13th Korean Music Awards were announced last week. The weeks leading up to the actual awards show I’ll be introducing the nominees from the “total” categories, starting with Album of the Year. Black Medicine – Irreversible With roots in some of Korea’s first generation death metal bands, Black Medicine formed in… Continue reading

Top Band 3: Final

KBS2’s band survival show Top Band 3 launched early October 2015. A total of 11 episodes were broadcast until the winner was crown. Indieful ROK’s Top Band 3 commentary series fell a bit behind, but here is finally what myself and Kevin had to say about episode 11, broadcast December 11. If you want to… Continue reading

Top Band 3: Semi-Final

We’re almost at the end of Indieful ROK’s Top Band 3 commentary series. Today myself and Kevin have a look at episode 10, broadcast December 4. If you want to watch the show yourself all episodes can be streamed from the official site The Top 4 bands meet in the semi-final to battle for a… Continue reading

Zandari Festa 2015 Review

Beginning of October 2015 I happened to be on vacation in Korea. I had already been there for a couple of weeks of vacation, meeting friends and going to various shows, without being able to make up my mind about whether or not I should go to Zandari Festa the last weekend before going back… Continue reading

Top Band 3: Quarter-Final

KBS2’s band survival show Top Band 3 finished a month ago, but here at Indieful ROK we’re still not done with our Top Band 3 commentary series. Last week we found out which 2 more bands would be included in the Top 8 for this season. This week Kevin and myself have watched episodes 8-9,… Continue reading