Make no mistake: Suffocated (窒息)fucking rocks. They've recently released their debut CD, Dead Wind Rising, and I can say of it that for the first time there's a Chinese Metal recording genuinely on par with western Metal bands.
Here they are at the press conference they had yesterday at Melody in Beijing. I put in a little guest appearance to throw the horns with the boys and tell the media that these guys rule.
Kou Zhengyu, lead guitarist (second from left), plays with me in my own outfit, Chunqiu (春秋) Spring & Autumn), and has from the very inception of the band back in 2001. He's a truly awesome player--taste, chops, and none of the ego ordinarily associated with being a guitar-god. You can see us on YouTube here, here, and here. I'm not going to bother to imbed these because it may roll slowly if you're reading this in China. I'll dig up some Suffocated vid links too.
E-mail me or leave a comment if you're interested in picking up a copy of Suffocated's CD--don't be put off by the Cookie Monster vocals, because there's amazing musicianship going on and some good lyrics--or if you want a copy of Chunqiu's disk, which we put out last year. Cheap cheap!