Singer Chu Yeonsik (centre) and guitarist Kim Sangwan (left) of post hard core metal band Monsters Dive during their set at a venue in Seoul. Photo: Ed Jones/AFP Singer Chu Yeonsik (centre) and guitarist Kim Sangwan (left) of post hard core metal band Monsters Dive during their set at a venue in Seoul. Photo: Ed Jones/AFP
Singer Chu Yeonsik (centre) and guitarist Kim Sangwan (left) of post hard core metal band Monsters Dive during their set at a venue in Seoul. Photo: Ed Jones/AFP

South Korea’s other music: metal makes an underground noise far from the mainstream

  • South Korea’s tiny contingent of metal fans gather in an underground mosh pit in Seoul
  • Monsters Dive guitarist Kim Sangwan admits that Korean metal is very much a niche genre

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
Singer Chu Yeonsik (centre) and guitarist Kim Sangwan (left) of post hard core metal band Monsters Dive during their set at a venue in Seoul. Photo: Ed Jones/AFP Singer Chu Yeonsik (centre) and guitarist Kim Sangwan (left) of post hard core metal band Monsters Dive during their set at a venue in Seoul. Photo: Ed Jones/AFP
Singer Chu Yeonsik (centre) and guitarist Kim Sangwan (left) of post hard core metal band Monsters Dive during their set at a venue in Seoul. Photo: Ed Jones/AFP
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