Collected photos about the ever-growing Chinese underground music scene. Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Lanzhou, they all have concerts, they all have bands. Post your concert photos!!!
History of Rock in China
Having started in April 2004 the page was first hosted at www.painkillermag.com, 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 www.rockinchina.com. 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 rockinchina.com 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. From content management to a wiki, Rock in China has even strengthend its community ideas.
As official partners of the Midi Music Festival Beijing in 2007 and 2008 and the media partners of institutions such as the Goethe Institut Beijing, Rock in China is constantly developing, evolving and growing. Why don't you join today?