The Muziklaban finals is the biggest gathering of rock fans each year, serving the heaviest rock music in the country. For 16 years, Red Horse has helped generations of musicians as their concerts have become rites of passage for amateur bands to make a mark in the rock scene. They have unfailingly lived up to their reputation as patrons of rock, making sure the scene is alive with an unending search for the new generation of rockstars.
What makes this year’s Muziklaban finals different? The performers will include new breed of musicians that will be mentored by the best in the business. The five finalists — Blood Over Matter, Nobela, Ex Manager, Ikaco and Through the Waves will be tested before the finals in a mentorship program called “Building a Rakista” helmed by Red Horse bands Slapshock, Razorback, WilaBaliW, Greyhoundz and Kjwan.
This workshop is a game changer as the importance of a close student-mentor relationship will be greatly emphasized to guarantee that any band chosen to compete at the Muziklaban finals will deserve to perform in front of thousands of discerning fans, elevating the standard of rock which has always been the goal of Muziklaban.
“Building a Rakista” will be chronicled on social media as they transform into budding artists into contemporaries of this generations young rockstars, following the line of previous champions, Mayonnaise, A Music Theory and last year’s Manila Under Fire. A must see, since this year’s top five were handpicked out of thousands of hopefuls and will be further trained for the finals determined to build their skills from amateur to amazing.
Read more about the five finalists that will be mentored by our five Red Horse beer bands below: