CORE IN CHINA | Upcoming Compilation Project by Rock in China

An Interesting development by the good guys over at Rock in China was announced today: They’re working on putting together a compilation showcasing various ‘Core bands around the mainland and the rest of the country: Here’s what they had to say about it:

The CORE IN CHINA compilation project is a non-commercial promotional compilation record scheduled for release in May 2012. Artists and bands of the genres screamo, deathcore, nintendocore, metalcore, post hardcore and various other ‘core-styles are being approached from January to March 2012.

Up to 20 bands from Mainland China, Hongkong and Macau are being show casted as the fresh and dynamic heavy underground from China. For each band, Chinese and English biography and song lyrics are being included in the booklet to enable international accessibility of the music.

If you are interested in the project, either to participate or to hear more about the compilation contact Rock in China:


The Project now has its on page on the Rock in China wiki with more extensive description, requirements etc.. :

I’m curious to see what comes out of this as I’m one of those old school guys who’s never bothered spending my time figuring out the various ‘Cores… it used to be a core was something you’d talk about in connection with nuclear reactors, wasn’t it?

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2 Responses

  1. Markster says:

    This should be interesting, particulary curious about screamo. I have yet to see or hear anything that can qualify to be labeled with emo/screamo in China, unless it is with utter disregard of the genres history. I have checked the RIC page in the past and it also had a total lack of knowledge on this, or it might be that they just label the bands with what the bands themselves want. If this is the case with the other ‘cores too you will be better off sticking to using the word in discussions about nuclear stuff.. 😉

  2. Hi,

    first of all thanks to Badr for posting!

    @Markster: I think you refer to this page?

    As we are a wiki, please feel free to join and help us build the database in the right way.