Tayong mga Pilipino ay sadyang mahilig sa musika at dumarami na rin ang mga nahihilig sa rock music, kahit na ano pa ang edad nila.
Madaming mga banda ang nangangarap to make it big sa Original Pinoy Music Scene at ang Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban ang isa sa mga nagiging tulay para makamit ang kanilang mga pangarap.
Since year 1999 ay masigasig nang naghahanap ang Red Horse Beer ng mga bandang sumisimbolo sa pagka-astig ng mga Pilipino upang maibahagi ang kanilang pag-ibig sa musika. At ngayong taon, patuloy ang rakrakan sa Pambansang Muziklaban XVII!
Kaya tara mga ‘dre, ating balikan ang mga previous champions ng Pambansang Muziklaban!
2014 - Nobela
The most recent champion, Nobela is from Cagayan De Oro that derived their name from the word “novel.”
Their musical influences came from pop-punk rock and alternative genres fused together. The band was mentored by Kjwan during the rock collision.
Nobela is currently enjoying the fame and perks of being dubbed as the most recent champion of Pambansang Muziklaban by doing gigs here and there.
Ilan lamang sila sa mga bandang naging kampeon sa Pambansang Muziklaban. Kaya ano pang hinihintay nyo mga ‘dre? Laban ka? SALI NA!
2013 - Manila Under Fire
Manila Under Fire is a new progressive rock band from the southern side of Metro Manila. The band’s unconventional name comes from an article written about Manila’s history, with at one point, was under fire.
The band’s current members include Gino, Gab, Nikos, and Bigs. Altogether, they bring a variety of sounds and influences to the band’s music, incorporating genres such as jazz and post-hardcore.
After they won, they partnered with Red Horse and MCA Universal Music (internationally known as Universal Music), from which they recorded and released their self-titled and first full-length album.
2012 - A Music Theory
Originally, ang bandang ito ay nabuo noong 2006 para sa isang music video project sa paaralan. At di kainalaunan, bumuo na rin sila ng isang tunay na banda.
This 4-piece melodic/experimental rock band won Pambansang Muziklaban in the year 2012. Each member of their band, as they say, has different influences and combining all of those together created a sea of ideas, which makes their sound as well as their performance different and unique.
2011 - David Vs. Goliath
DVSG is composed of 5 regular guys from Davao City. The band started playing in the year 2008 and finally got a big shot when they were dubbed as the Grand Champion in the 2011 Pambansang Muziklaban.
Their songs are highly influenced by the different cultural diversities and psycho-social experiences based on their personal life struggles. After the competition, they invested their winnings in equipment and in producing their first full length album, "Pinnacles of Life Aspire," released in 2013.
2010 - Light Of Luna
This 3-piece band, Light of Luna won the Pambansang Muziklaban in 2010. Their music is made up of a whole lot of meaningful and experiential substance that only the three of them could possibly muster up on and off the stage, within the constructs of contrasts between darkness and light, hence their name and music.
They bring to the present each of their influences of old like Tool, Muse, and God Is An Astronaut, just to name a few.
2009 - Hatankaru
Originated from Valenzuela City, Hatankaru’s influences range from alternative/rock/metal/grunge in the 90s. Ang kanilang mga orihinal na musika ay hango mula sa kanilang mga musical influences at daily life experiences.
To date, this band has released their first single “Larawan,” which was also played in the now defunct radio station, NU 107. Hatankaru has also released their music video to the song “Bawal” last May 2014.
2008 - Even
“Pride of the North,” ang tawag sa naging kampeon noong 2008 Pambansang Muziklaban na nagmula sa Baguio.
Playing songs from the heart is probably one of the secrets of this band. Gayuma identifies their genre as Experimental Electronica, which is also one of the reasons kung bakit angat na angat ang kanilang musika by incorporating a DJ as part of their band.
2007 – Gayuma
A band that originated from Tanauan City, Batangas was dubbed as the Grand Champion of Pambansang Muziklaban in the year 2007.
They have branded their music as GORILYAFUNK—a product of fusing funk with a twin-guitar attack, groovy and slappy bass lines, steamy drum patterns, and smooth but aggressive vocal input.
Ang kanilang pagkapanalo sa Pambansang Muziklaban ang nagbukas ng pinto para sa mas marami pang oportunidad para sa Gayuma. Noong taong 2008, the band released their debut album under Viva Records, followed by their 2nd album entitled “SILAW” that was released in 2012.
2005 - Sunflower Day Camp
Sunflower Day Camp emerged as the 2005 Red Horse Muziklaban Grand Champion. However, due to creative differences, some members parted ways but the core members of the band continued playing.
They are heavily influenced by the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, The Police, and other musical artists from the 70s and 90s. Sa ngayon, tumutugtog ang kanilang banda sa ilang mga productions at patuloy na gumagawa ng magandang musika.
2004 - Mayonnaise
Probably one of the most successful champions from Pambansang Muziklaban, this 6-piece Filipino alternative rock band is fronted by Monty Macalino.
Mayonnaise first released their self-titled debut album in 2004 with the hit song “Jopay.” As of writing, ang bandang ito ay mayroon ng limang album, with their latest album released in 2014 with the hit song “Tayo Na Lang Dalawa.”
2001 – Zoom Zoom Lunacy
“We play for fun and passion,” is how Zoom Zoom Lunacy describes themselves on their Facebook band page.
Like the crashing waves from their hometown, this band emerged as the 2nd Pambansang Muziklaban Grand Champion that eventually opened doors to limitless opportunities ahead of them.