30 Jun '16, 11am

Local jamming studio refuses band from booking rehearsal room over fears of heavy metal.

Local jamming studio refuses band from booking rehearsal room over fears of heavy metal.

In an environment that's notoriously stifling for arts and culture to bloom organically, it's a difficult endeavour to keep strong the spirit of playing and performing music with friends. To be in a band whose music that not many may comprehend, it's even more harder to exist and keep the music going — and that's exactly what Subash Ramone recently faced. The vocalist of local grindcore outfit Truth Be Known got hit by some genre prejudice when he booked a jamming session at Backbeat Studios . As soon as the management found out that the band played heavy metal, they were promptly shown the door even before they stepped foot in it. All this despite Subash having booked the place earlier on, and was a paying customer. The fury over the no-metal policy was apparent in the local music community, who were shocked about yet another music venue refusing service to a group over t...

Full article: http://singapore.coconuts.co/2016/06/30/local-jamming-stu...

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