Long time no see!

What’s up everyone!

This website is now back in action…it’s a Monday morning two days after our album release show and the emotions are still a mess…too hard to describe in words (or any form really) what it meant to be on stage with the three different lineups of the band and the photo exhibition. Too hard to explain how therapeutic it was putting the photo exhibition together and going through hundreds of photos – photos from almost every moment over the past 15 years of this band. This thing that I have dedicated my life to – knowing that I have photos and other files to document ALL of this time means a lot. I can’t believe that all of YOU still care about this band…so many of you looked like you really enjoyed looking at the photos and that means a lot. I’ve posted on an instagram update that this is a band that did a lot of new things in Hong Kong – we were the first for a lot of things…this includes our style of music and the attitude of this band. So this has never been a band that people INSTANTLY fall in love with in Hong Kong. It takes a lot of time to understand our music and what we’re about…so when people do start to like us or support us, it’s because they’ve clearly spent time to really wrap their heads around the music and message.

To those people who have supported us at ANY time throughout the past 15 years – I want to THANK YOU so much…

Now that this site has been fixed and updated…I’ll be posting back up here frequently as I used to do in the past. I don’ t know if I can always do it bilingual anymore because it really takes a lot of time to write everything in English and then rewrite everything in Chinese…I have been a dad for the past 3 years and I really need to be spending more time with her. :-) But like I said above, this has been my life for 15 years – so I will somehow still find the time…hahahaha

Please enjoy the videos that we’ve put up recently:


Peace,

Riz

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Shenzhen

Yo,

We’re playing in Shenzhen tomorrow at a brand new club! PSYCHED to be playing in a new club in Shenzhen but even MORE excited that we are working with our good friend Mu Gua again…the last time he organized a show for us in Shenzhen it was packed full of people because he works his ass off to promote the show! This time he has done it again and it always means so much when OTHER people besides the band members themselves go out of their way to do something for us…means so much…

Go to our WEIBO to find the address…

See you tomorrow if you can come out!

CANNOT BELIEVE that in 2 weeks Sick of it All will be in Hong Kong…HOLY FUCK!!!!!!!!!!

Peace,
Riz

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dude…

So my daughter has been crying for the past 2 nights…I don’t think I’ve ever had such a pounding headache before…6:30am and I need to get to work now…teaching 20 6 year olds…this is going to suck…

Riz

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Live video of On the Road with Andrew

Yeah…this was a fucking awesome night! We started 2013 putting on a show and opening for our good friends in Canadian hardcore band called Comeback Kid. We had a great time putting on their show way back in 2009 (or 8 can’t remember)…they were humble as fuck then, and they were humble as fuck this time around too. It was cool to see Andrew, Kyle, Jeremy and Matt again and cool to see Stu (formerly of Misery Signals) back in Hong Kong. Though they were tired as fuck from a week of touring Asia – Asian touring always means waking up super early to get a flight to the next destination. By the time the last few dates come around, band members start to look fucking haggard hahahaha…they didn’t look pretty! :-)

But to hear their songs LIVE one more time…always gets me quite emotional…screaming certain words that got me through a bunch of shit (especially King Ly Chee related shit) is always a moving experience…screaming the words “don’t lose hope” for example when we keep losing drummers and other members…

Then Andrew also got on stage and sang his part in On the Road with us! SOOOOOO fucking awesome!

Watch it below and please help us spread the word!

Tonight me and some of the show organizers for Sick of it All are going out on to the streets to glue SOIA posters on the streets! Can’t wait!

Peace,
Riz

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Holy shit

Oh my god…

I am SOOOO sorry that I have neglected this website all year…the last time I made a post was fucking Dec 20th!

Anyway…the shit that has happened this year has been incredible…we started the year off with opening with our good friends in Comeback Kid. It was so good to see those dudes again and when I picked them up from the airport, it was just like seeing old high school friends again. I stuck my hand out to shake their hands, but they’re all like fuck that – let’s get a hug! Hardcore’s ethos about friendship is so important…to stay REAL and be REAL. We’re all in hardcore doing something for it, so if you’re also involved in hardcore somehow, you will always try to get in touch and get to know each other…I love hardcore…

What’s happening now is that we’re all getting ready to play with my heroes of hardcore…SICK OF IT ALL…I still can’t believe this band is finally coming into Hong Kong. I still remember when I first heard them when I was 13…a skateboarding friend of mine passed their CD “blood, sweat and no tears” to me along with Bad Religion’s “No Control” and I was hooked on this crazy world of punk/hardcore. I stayed SUPER metal during my high school years though – but I had gotten a view of hardcore that I had never gotten by metal bands.

So in honor of them coming – the band that got me into hardcore…I have organized a photo exhibition to celebrate Sick of it All through photography. I have gotten tons of photos from photographers all over the world who had the pleasure of taking photos of this band. Armand of Sick of it All also sent me some personal photos which means a lot because he took the time out to scan some of those pics in! Amazing…legendary band but STILL so hands on!

Photo Exhibition – March 9th – 6pm…FREE ENTRY and we’ll have a BBQ and drinks for all y’all! Come on down and hang out…meet other hardcore kids in Hong Kong and get to know each other!

Sick of it All – March 12 – LIVE IN HONG KONG…have nothing else to say but that you MUST be there!

Here’s all the info about the show and photo exhibition: https://www.facebook.com/events/125547830947887/?fref=ts

See you all there! Will try to post more often!

“Let’s celebrate that we don’t give a FUCK!”

Peace,
Riz

Here are all the shows we’re playing in March!!!
March 2 – Shenzhen
March 9 – Photo Exhibition (no show – you just need to be there :-)
March 12 – SICK of it ALL!!!!!
March 16 – Hang Out Bar (HK)
March 28 – WITH LMF!!! WHAT THE FUCK!?!?! Can’t wait! More info soon…

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