Seoul is not the only music scene in South Korea. Busan, the second-largest city in South Korea, has been known for heavy music. Formed in 2001, Unchained (체인드) have been a vital part of the Busan’s landscape with their music inspired by Seattle grunge bands like Alice In Chain and Soundgarden.

The idea for “Porcupine” (호저) comes from “Porcupine’s Dilemma” by the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. The songs appears on the band’s new album “Thorn” (가시), which describes relationships, conflicts and inner weaknesses – but Unchained’s preserves energy and a local color.

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