Hi I'm Alvin. I'm one of the true metalheads around these parts. There isn't much activity as far as metal goes in the Philippines. Most people listen to the usual mainstream pop shit. As for a rock scene, there's such a thing but its mainly alternative bands. There's a rap metal scene populated by Korn wannabes and followed by kids who think metal started with Korn etc. There are some underground metal gigs with death and black metal bands but they're few and far between. The real metal scene here is a small circle of metalheads who sell and trade metal releases with one another. Tell me about your scene in the other part of the SEA region. I know it's much better in Malaysia and Thailand where well-known metal bands play gigs at. Oh btw, DEATH ANGEL RULES!