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{Updated 05/09/2015 for additional content}

Plug in your headphones because I give you now the complete list of Philippine rock bands and pop bands. The following are, of course, OPM (Original Pilipino Music). The bands listed here are in random, and are both commercial and undeground bands. It means, listed here are signed and unsigned bands, bands that are under major record companies and under independent record labels. See also: New Wave bands in PH.

Also, these are categorized through era, the 60’s and 70’s, 80’s, the 90’s and new millennium. Most of the bands listed here are from the 90’s and from the year 2000; only a few in 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. It’s pretty obvious that the Philippine music industry, especially the rock genre, is growing. Although these are pure rock, pop rock, punk rock, new wave, heavy metal, hard rock, blues, rock n roll, grunge, post-punk, alternative, indie pop, emo…the important thing is these bands are original Pinoy Rock.

ALSO READ: Filipino rock songs you probably think are genuine but no.

The list is based on me and my brother’s data base inside our brains since we started listening to rock music at the age of 12. Some are based on other sources on the Net since we just can’t remember all the bands we listened to since high school (early 90’s). So here’s the list:

60’s and 70’s

  • Apo Hiking Society
  • Asin
  • Boyfriends
  • Cinderella
  • Eddie Mesa and the Hi-Jàcks
  • Hagibis
  • Hotdogs
  • Jose Marie and the Electromaniacs
  • Juan De La Cruz Band
  • Maria Cafra
  • Orly Ilacad And the Ramrods
  • RJ and the Riots
  • RubberSouls
  • Sampaguita
  • Tito Vic and Joey
  • VST and Company

80’s

  • Urban Bandits
  • The Jerks
  • Ethnic Faces
  • Deans December
  • Khumbmela Band
  • Violent Playground
  • Animo
  • Happy Shrimps
  • Smokey Mountain
  • NeoColours
  • Kundirana
  • Identity Crisis
  • The Dawn
  • Dead Ends
  • I.O.V.
  • Deceased
  • Betrayed
  • G.I and the Idiots
  • Philippine Violators
  • Under Blue Skies
  • Wuds
  • Distorted Minds
  • UdK
  • Third Light
  • Killing Screams
  • Right Directions
  • Frontier
  • The Thought

90’s and the New Millennium

  • Rizal Underground
  • Tame the Tikbalang
  • The Dawn
  • Introvoys
  • Put3 Ska
  • Francis Magalona band
  • Andrew E
  • April Boys
  • 40 the Band
  • Shiela and the Insects
  • Eraserheads
  • River Maya
  • Wolfgang
  • Razorback
  • Parokya ni Edgar
  • Yano
  • The Youth
  • Grin Department
  • Siakol
  • Datu’s Tribe
  • Advent Call
  • Barbie’s Cradle
  • Binky Lampano
  • Cambio
  • Chico Science
  • Chicosci
  • Ciudad
  • Queso (or Cheese)
  • Color It Red
  • Daydream Cycle
  • DeLara
  • Duster
  • Faust!
  • Greyhoundz
  • Grupong Pendong
  • Hayp
  • Hungry Young Poets
  • Identity Crisis
  • Imago
  • Introvoys
  • Jess Santiago
  • Joey Ayala At Ang Bagong Lumad
  • Lito Camo
  • Keltscross
  • Mojofly
  • Walibaliw
  • Monsterbot
  • Orange And Lemons
  • Kitchie Nadal
  • Pan
  • Pedicab
  • Private Stock
  • Pupil
  • R.D.A.
  • Radioactive Sago Project
  • Tanya Markova
  • Rico Blanco
  • Rivermaya
  • Dong Abay
  • Sandwich
  • Sheila And The Insects
  • Kamikazee
  • Cattski
  • Taken By Cars
  • Tame The Tikbalang
  • The Ambassadors
  • The Breed
  • The Camerawalls
  • The Dorques
  • The Gentle Isolation
  • Us – 2 Evil – 0
  • Urbandub
  • The Late Isabel
  • The Pin-Up Girls
  • The Teeth
  • Tribal Fish
  • Tropical Depression
  • Turbo Goth
  • Typecast
  • Up Dharma Down
  • Violent Playground
  • Yano
  • Lampano Alley
  • Poppy Field
  • Sugar Hiccup
  • Feet Like Fins
  • Children Of Cathode Ray
  • Inquisition
  • Half Life Half Death
  • Gel Boys
  • Buklod
  • Asin
  • Lokal Brown
  • Ed Formoso
  • Pol Galang
  • Rizal Underground
  • Cantoots
  • Gen Luna
  • Dead Sperm
  • Camote Chunks
  • Putang Inas
  • ADA
  • Bad Omen
  • Brain Drain
  • Crazy Beat
  • Power Of Authority
  • Dear Dingo
  • Hard Kulangot
  • Depth Charger
  • Good For Nothing
  • HIV
  • Philippine Violators
  • The Next
  • Askals
  • Sex Militants
  • Public Scandal
  • Dead Beat
  • Zoot Suit
  • R.D.A.
  • The Sake
  • Integrated Circuit
  • Silos
  • Strange Days
  • The Vamp
  • Eizen Kreuz
  • Discant X
  • Infernal Wrath
  • M.A.D.
  • Banned
  • V.O.D.
  • Death Threat
  • Fatal Disguise
  • Typecast
  • Prank Sinatra
  • Franco
  • Sanctuary
  • Join The Club
  • Mongols
  • Project 1
  • Sampaguita
  • Maria Cafra
  • Marcus Highway
  • Cynthia Alexander
  • Popong Landero
  • Noel Cabangon
  • Gary Granada
  • Jose Feliciano
  • Imelda Papin
  • Dina Bonnevie
  • Eddie Peregrina
  • Renz Verano
  • MYMP
  • Freestyle
  • South Border
  • 6 Cycle Mind
  • 7 Foot Jr.
  • 7th Skool
  • After image
  • Agape
  • Agaw Agimat
  • Agressive Audio
  • Alibata
  • Anak Bayan
  • Ancient Warlord
  • Ang Bandang Shirley
  • Ang Tunay Na Amo
  • Angulo
  • Anointed Cherubs
  • April Morning Skies
  • Archipelago
  • The Bloomfields
  • Basurak
  • Tubero
  • Lea Salonga
  • 13th Floor Elevators
  • 4 Sided Circles
  • Side Of the moon
  • Spasm
  • The Ventolins
  • The Happiest
  • Tough Noise
  • Emotional Refrigerators
  • Emotional Elevators
  • Eric Gancho
  • Arangkagano
  • Jun Lupito
  • The Jerks
  • Lokal Brown
  • Chained Gang
  • Arko
  • Asin
  • Assembly Language
  • Aurora
  • Backdraft
  • Badburn
  • Bad Omen
  • Ba’giw
  • Bahaghari
  • Bamboo
  • Bambu Spliff
  • Balahibumpooza
  • Heber Bartolome
  • Battery
  • Bayang Barrios
  • Bembol Rockers
  • Bersus
  • Bernardo Carpio
  • Biofeedback
  • Blah
  • Blakdyak
  • Boldstar
  • Bonehead
  • Cuarenta
  • Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

If you think there are bands that should be included on the list, please leave them at the comment section below.

Please share the Philippine bands that are still not included on the list. Thanks my brothers and sisters! Rock on! 🙂

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Here are some of the bands that are not included above shared by Marvin:

  • Affinity
  • Edmund Fortuno’s Band na Bosyo
  • Spy
  • Cocojam
  • Rage
  • The Boss
  • Noli Aurillo
  • Bobby Balingit
  • Pinikpikan
  • Makiling Ensemble
  • Julianne
  • Mishka Adams

Here’s additional rock bands in PH that are not included above:

Emotional Elevators
Pen Cap Chew
Exotic Gays
Aggression Versus Aggression
The Dutertes
Hide and Seek
Alamat ng Lasenggero
Naben the Original Segben
General Luna
Save me Hollywood
Protein Shake
Shampoo ni Lola
Silent Sanctuary
Throw
TOI
Top Junk
True Faith
Unica
Up Dharma Down
Voice Of Tranquility
Zoo
Zelle

Partial List of Bisrock (Bisaya Rock) bands:

Yadyinosis
What’s the frequency
Wet Slipperz
The Otherside
The Cousins Timeslot
The Ambassadors
The Happiest
Topnoises
Stone Edge
Side of the Moon
Sisterheads
Sixteen Minutes
Scrambled Eggs
Republika
Ossified
Observe
Overture
Phylum
Puppy Eyed Kirtmen
Pospas
Perverted File
Jimmycycle
Jarc
KDB
Kabobo
Missing Felimon
Medias
Meetroll
Mantequilla
Makadawa
Indephums
Glass of Dirt
Gangrene
Flirt
Fervent
Englisera
Enchi
East Armada
E2oy E2oy
Dale’s Fork
Breeding Ground
Blood of the Stone
Birth Control
Assembly language
AlagadniMangTomas
Andrewfly
Ano-os Combo
Anorexia
Ainos
Aggressive Audio
Agadiers

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About the author: Nonoy

 

A former musician who branched out his interest in creative writing and the World Wide Web.

He writes fiction on his spare time.

 

62 Comments

  1. Mr. Bones & The Boneyard Circus
    Hilera
    Neruda
    Maryzark
    Nyctinasty
    Giniling Festival
    The Butchercons
    Kjwan
    Reklamo
    Oremuz
    Arcadia

    These are what I currently remember that were not on the list yet. 😀

  2. Naks! Nice reference to Sir Noy!

  3. That is a well researched list!

  4. Isa sa mga favorite ko nuon kahit di ko naiintindihan kanta nila eh yung Slapshock, napapa headbang ako eh! hehehe! =)

  5. Bakit walang “the happy” bey? hehehehe

  6. naku sir medyo kulang pa yung mga nasa lists, if you’ll list ’em all including the underground artists of different eras, of different genres, nakakabaliw sa sobrang dami hehe. affinity, edmund fortuno’s band na bosyo, spy, cocojam, rage, the boss, noli aurillo, bobby balingit, pinikpikan, makiling ensemble, julianne, mishka adams, etc.

    include na din mga nandito, indiepinoy.com, na may close to 1k independent groups and artists on its roster. Then may mga artists din na wala dun, most never heard of but has released albums and EPs

  7. you forgot SIDE A, omg =)))))))))

  8. sir pdeng pasali ng
    hungry young poets
    moonstar88
    after image
    stonefree
    sugarfree
    itchyworms
    rocksteddy
    mayonaise
    soapdish
    craeons
    i listen to these bands back in my college days. wla din po kz sa list. masali lng. hehe.

  9. sir gud mwng i would like to ask cebu institutue of technology bisrock band of late 90s or2000 i her thier song played at 99.5rt fm during ka pedro time this band call pipes or fives maybe sounds like sir.and thier called GIRL. pls post it sir and thank you and i hope you post all more band as many as you cant more power to you and god bless.

  10. chito presingular

    maraming bagong rock band ngayon. Have you heard ” A Music Theory” ?

  11. meron bang “Suzuki GIrls”?
    yung kumanta ng pichara pichara

  12. Ralph Cabayao

    Cushe sponge cola hale calla lilly

  13. Ralph Cabayao

    Cushe hale callalilly spong cola mayonnaise

  14. Froilan Alegre

    Listen nu nlng kya ung songs ng sandwich na BETAMAX

  15. Eldwin Marrfil

    Check-out this link to a Red Rocks poster in the 80s. This should give you more ideas about the underground pinoy music scene back then. Cheers!
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/934806_551712694879573_121032258_n.jpg?oh=2a2bebca0fb54c4353f7b5dbcecdc449&oe=54AEB1E3&__gda__=1424365003_85127d9fcd3a787498db01ee5adacad3

  16. the band MARIA CAFRA in teh 70’s was never remembered. why?

  17. The Steel Onion-2012:)

  18. emil francisco

    Just to add some well known bands of the 6O’s are the RJ and the Riots, Orly Ilacad And the Ramrods plus i have Another 3 in mind that cant remember the names , I’ll let you know soon

  19. emil francisco

    Another list of bands from the 60’s are Jose Marie and the Electromaniacs, RubberSouls, Eddie Mesa and the Hi-Jàcks,

  20. Labuyo, Kerplunk, Anibughaw, Tame the tikbalang, Kabaong ni Kamatayan, The Brownbeat All stars, Pu3ska, Skavengers, Barang, Salatin, Grupong Pendong, Deans December, Blue Jean Junkies, Violent Plaground, Coco Jam,

  21. glitch, piranha, scalad,

  22. glue and edge of illusion

  23. death by stereo

  24. Has anyone heard of Aunt Irma?

  25. How about female pop rock band Aegis

  26. Afterschool 90’s

  27. Resurrected, Genital Grinder, Kabaong Ni Kamatayan, End Of Man, Mind Heart Blood, Barabbas, Co-Arse, Death After Birth

  28. bhong salazar

    death by stereo jerome abalos. dark orchestra.warlock.the youth.bonehead.erectus.the breed.

  29. Excerpts
    Myst

  30. Bodjie’s Law of Gravity

  31. Rockstar at Arkasia wala sa lists

  32. roger salindong

    Sir Noy… may party motiff is “ROCK EN ROLL 50’s 60’s…. any band na you recommend here in Manila… thank you

  33. Bakit wala sa list yung DICTA LICENSE ?? sila pa naman ung “Rage Against the Machine ng Pinas” 🙂 kasing genre ng Bamboo at Kjwan around 2004… although disband na sila may mga gigs pa rin sila… and ung later band ni Pochoy Labog.. ung MALAY..

  34. Pwede po paki update na ng list mo para maayos na for research purposes..
    aside from mga na comment na… eto pa po dagdag…
    Greyhoundz
    Peso Movement
    Hale
    Rico Blanco
    Talata
    Stick Figgas band
    Dicta License
    Sponge Cola
    Love Me Butch
    Kamikazee
    Taken By Cars
    Sun Valley Crew
    Itchyworms
    Inyo
    Frank!
    Craeons
    Gracenote
    B.O.B.
    Midnight Meetings
    Malay
    Sugarfree
    Orange and Lemons
    Moonstar 88
    Cueshe
    Rocksteddy
    Mayonnaise
    Tanya Markova
    Brownman Revival
    Hemp Republic
    Session Road
    Peace Pipe
    Tropical Depression
    Nyctinasty
    Drive Me To Juliet
    Stonefree
    Menaya
    Juana
    and marami pang wala dito… na di ko nabanggit at wala sa list ninyo… 🙂
    update update pag may time…

  35. yoown, nawala H8RED, GENITAL GRINDER

  36. we’re searching for a local band that will cater our forthcoming event…

    any interested group, may tweet us at @MarylouBGamir

  37. The list of rock bands was pretty impressive! it even has bisrock bands that are new to me. Good job sir.

    I have a blog about my the top 3 successful bands which made a mark in the rock society I would appreciate if you would
    refer and check this blog: https://wordpress.com/stats/insights/opmlife.wordpress.com

  38. Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    The list of rock bands was pretty impressive! it even has bisrock bands that are new to me. Good job sir.
    I have a blog about my the top 3 successful bands which made a mark in the rock society I would appreciate if you would
    refer and check this blog: CLICK HERE

  39. Iyong Drone at Revelation band hindi napasama

  40. Ang Vanishing Tribe wala misali sa list at ang mga Brown Underground Sound (BUGS) na itinatag ni Ka Perdo noon sa 99.5rt isa doon ang Damian Paniki

  41. Thanks Sir! Informative page:)

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