South Korea’s other music: metal makes an underground noise far from the mainstream

//South Korea’s other music: metal makes an underground noise far from the mainstream

South Korea’s other music: metal makes an underground noise far from the mainstream

Headbanging away in the shadow of the multibillion-dollar K-pop industry, South Korea’s axe-wielding heavy metal bands shred a modest trail of destruction. And in a society where conformity is widely expected, the mosh pit masters are as clean-cut as any average Seoul citizen.In the intimate, subterranean surroundings of a cramped basement room, the five members of Monsters Dive took part in a battle of the bands before a small audience, mostly seated until frontman Chu Yeonsik ordered them to…

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