Rock in China


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The team of ‘Rock in China’ (RiC) is committed to present the rock scene of China and to show the English speaking world that Chinese rock is existent and living. But we’re not stopping at plain rock! Whether it’s metal, punk, jazz, electro or hiphop, is dedicated to give a clear picture about what is happening in the contemporary music scene of China.

Having started in April 2004 the page was first hosted at, homepage of China’s first and biggest Heavy Music magazine, based in China. Together with Yu Yang, International Relations at Painkiller, Azchael (aka Max-Leonhard von Schaper) started the page name Metal in China giving a rough and short overview about the most known metal acts in Beijing.

Soon after, the page extended and extended with more and more information available online. Beginning to Middle of 2005 the page changed it’s approach and moved to its own domain With the new name, the focus of content changed from previous metal-concentrated content to now underground music in general with articles about Metal, Rock, Jazz, Electro, HipHop and Punk.

At the end of 2005, the underlaying structure of finally moved from plain HTML files to a content management generated php approach with databases for bands and events used by persons from all over the world.

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  • Azchael

    Guys, please download our latest release CORE IN CHINA for free and support Chinese 'core artists!

    May 2012
  • AndyBellBass

    Give a look to my expat band based in Shanghai: Monroe Stahr

    July 2009
  • bubblegreentea

    sweet! most of these bands are from beijing - you need to check out Dirt Star from Shenzhen --

    June 2009
  • mei_wong

    interesting :>

    July 2008
  • Luzabril

    Hi, I am an Argentine and independent singer due to the results obtained in my site official, from your country. I am interested in publishing my work in this country. From already many thanks

    September 2007
  • matsch_o0


    March 2007
  • dragonradio

    Rock On!

    February 2007
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