bROKe in Korea

The star of this week’s Google Image-search Custom Header is an anonymous Korean punk rocker found through bROKe In Korea, a message board for Korean punk rockers.

I’m researching Korean speed metal bands for my third novel. If anyone can help or wants to help, leave me a message here or email me at emperor (a) rebeliloveyou dot com.

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5 thoughts on “bROKe in Korea

  1. ehkim says:

    i just met someone yesterday who produced a documentary about the punk rock scene in seoul – not exactly what you’re looking for but might be interesting nonetheless. more info at:

    http://www.filmakers.com/indivs/OurNation.htm

    and of course you could come here and see the bands for yourself … seoul and korea has changed so much, it’s worth a trip.

  2. Chris says:

    Not sure if this is what you’re looking for, but found this online store with a list of Korean metal CD’s, it goes into punk as the list goes down; the band Black Hole is highlighted: http://www.mrkwang.com/Search.bok?category=Music+CD+(Korean)%3AMetal+%2F+Hard+Core+%2F+Punk
    And two forum pages on the topic:
    1. http://www.metalcoven.com/wforum/viewforum.php?f=24
    2. http://www.asiafinest.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=82651
    I’m doing research on the whole spectrum of the American punk music scene, for what I hope to be a collection of short stories.

  3. Jon says:

    I just found this comment. The guy in the picture is Paul, a half-Korean American who played guitar for Suck Stuff and Rux. He recently joined the US army and is gone now.

    As for Korean speed metal, I know it exists but I don’t follow metal closely.

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