Best Filipino (OPM) Bands of All Time

Updated on June 20, 2020
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Best Filipino Rock Bands
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Filipino music is becoming popular around the world. These bands have paved the way to the popular rock and original Pinoy music (OPM) in the Philippines today. This is a comprehensive list of the best and most iconic Filipino bands in the Philippine Music Industry.

1. Eraserheads

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Experimental, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1989

Labels: BMG, Musiko, Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Members: Ely Buendia (lead vocal), Buddy Zabala (bass guitar), Marcus Adoro (lead guitar), Raimund Marasigan (drums and percussion)

Facts About Eraserheads

  • Eraserheads is one of the most successful Filipino rock bands.
  • This band is sometimes dubbed "The Beatles of the Philippines."
  • They are considered one of the most influential and significant bands in the Philippine music industry.
  • They are known for their songs "Ang Huling el Bimbo," "With a Smile," and "Spoliarium."

Albums: Ultraelectromagneticpop (1993), Circus (1994), Cutterpillow (1995), Fruitcake (1996), Sticker Happy (1997), Natin99 (1999), Carbon Stereoxide (2001)

2. Parokya Ni Edgar

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Pop Punk, Experimental, Novelty, Rap, Funk, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1993

Labels: Universal Records Philippines

Members: Chito Miranda (lead vocal), Buwi Meneses (bass guitar), Darius Semana (lead guitar), Gab Chee Kee (rhythm guitar), Dindin Moreno (drums), and Vinci Montaner (backup vocals)

Facts About Parokya Ni Edgar

  • Parokya ni Edgar is a famous Filipino rock band in the Philippines.
  • They were known for their original pop, rock, and novelty songs.
  • This Pinoy rock band draws inspiration from many rock bands.
  • "Parokya ni Edgar" is hailed as "the national band of the Philippines."

Albums: Khangkhungkhernitz (1996), Buruguduystunstugudunstuy (1997), Gulong Itlog Gulong (1999), Edgar, Edgar Musikahan (2002), Bigotilyo (2003), Halina Sa Parokya (2005), Solid (2007), Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rockers (2010), Pogi Years Old (2016)

3. Rivermaya

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Standard Rock, Hard Rock, Progressive

Year Formed: 1994

Labels: Star Music, Universal Records Philippines Inc., BMG, Viva Records, Warner Music Group Inc., and Revolver Records

Members: Mark Escueta, Mike Elgar, Nathan Azarcon, Rico Blanco (past member), Bamboo Manalac (past member), Perf de Castro (past member), Japs Sergio (past member), Kakoy Legaspi (past member), Jayson Fernandez (past member), Norby David (past member), and Ryan Peralta (past member)

Facts About Rivermaya:

  • Rivermaya is one of the most influential Filipino rock bands in the country's history and is considered one of the bestselling OPM artists in the Philippines.
  • "Rivermaya" was nominated for the Favorite Artist Philippines award at the MTV Asia Awards 2004, then won the Favorite Artist Philippines award in the following year.
  • Another great achievement of the rock band was their Album of the Year Award at the 2000 NU Rock Awards.
  • Some of their notable songs were "Kisapmata," "214," "Himala," and "You'll Be Safe Here."

Albums: Rivermaya (1994), Trip (1996), Atomic Bomb (1997), It's Not Easy Being Green (1999), Free (2000), Tuloy Ang Ligaya (2001), Between the Stars and Waves (2003), Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo (2006), Buhay (2008), Closest Thing to Heaven (2009), Panatang Makabanda (2013), Sa Kabila ng Lahat (2017)

4. Kamikazee

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Punk, Hard Rock, Hardcore Punk, OPM

Year Formed: 2000

Labels: Universal Records Philippines Inc.

Members: Jay Contreras, Jomal Linao, Led Tuyay, Puto Astete, Bords Burdeos

Facts About Kamikazee

  • Kamikazee are iconic Filipino rockers whose music is a mix of Pinoy pop, punk, rock, and metal.
  • Although their music is vulgar, incorporating many references to genitalia, a lot of Filipinos still admire their music.
  • This band is known for their songs "Narda," "Chiksilog," and "Doo Bidoo."

Albums: Kamikazee (2002), Maharot (2006), Long Time Noisy (2009), Romantico (2012)

5. Silent Sanctuary

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Pinoy Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 2001

Labels: Universal Records Philippines Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment (SME)

Members: Sarkie Sarangay, Anjo Inacay, Allen Calixto, Jason Rondero, Kim Mirandilla-Ng, Chino David (past member), Paolo Legaspi (past member), Norman Dellosa (past member), and Jett Ramirez (past member)

Facts About Silent Sanctuary

  • Silent Sanctuary is one of the most popular Filipino rock bands.
  • They are known for their songs "Pasensya Ka Na," "Kundiman," "Kismet," and "Bumalik Ka Na Sa Akin."

Albums: Ellipsis of the Mind (2004), Fuchsiang Pag-ibig (2007), Mistaken for Granted (2009), Monodramatic (2013), Langit Luha (2015)

6. Itchyworms

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pinoy Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1996

Labels: Viva Records, Universal Records Philippines Inc., Sony Music Entertainment (SME)

Members: Jazz Nicolas, Jugs Jugueta, Kelvin Yu, Chino Singson, and Haji Cruz (past member)

Facts About Itchyworms

  • Itchyworms is a Filipino pop and alternative rock band based in Manila, Philippines.
  • The Pinoy rock band started to gain popularity when their songs were used in television advertisements for KFC, Close-Up, Pringles, and San Miguel Beer.
  • They were also the writers and performers of the popular theme song for Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition's, "Kabataang Pinoy."

Albums: Little Monsters Under Your Bed (2001), And the Worm Jumped Over the Moon (2003), Noontime Show (2005), Self-Titled (2008), After All This Time (2013)

7. Up Dharma Down

Genres: Indie Rock, Jazz Fusion, Synth-pop, Shoegaze

Year Formed: 2004

Labels: Temo Recordings

Members: Armi Millare, Carlos Tanada, Ean Mayor, Paul Yap

Facts About Up Dharma Down

  • Up Dharma Down (also known as UDD) was the first Filipino contemporary band featured on MTV's Advance Warning.
  • They were also featured in Mark Coles' BBC Radio Show and are considered the most-likely Manila-based band to cross over to the North American market.
  • Most importantly, they were featured in the July issue of Time Magazine.

Albums: Fragmented (2006), Bipolar (2008), Capacities (2012), UDD (2019)

8. Moonstar88

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock

Year Formed: 1999

Labels: Alpha Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Ivory Music

Members: Maysh Baay, Buddy Zabala, Bon Sundiang, Herbert Hernandez, Paolo Bernaldo (past member), Acel Bisa (past member), William Pineda (past member), and Teng Marcelo (past member)

Facts About Moonstar88

  • Moonstar88 is one of the premier Pinoy rock bands in the Philippines.
  • This band is known for producing popular songs.
  • Their 2012 album, This Year, won the Best Design Packaging Category at the ADOBO Design Awards 2013.

Albums: Popcorn (2001), Press to Play (2002), Todo Combo (2007), Moonstar88 (2011), This Year (2012)

9. Apo Hiking Society

Genres: Manila Sound, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1969

Labels: Vicor Music, Universal Records Philippines Inc., Thirdline Incorporated

Members:

Facts About Apo Hiking Society

  • Apo Hiking Society is a Filipino musical group who garnered numerous awards in the Philippines.
  • Some of their notable awards were the Myx Magna Award at the Myx Music Awards, the Star of the Eastwood City Walk of Fame in 2009, the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Awit Awards, and the PMPC Star Awards for Music, and the Tanglaw ng Lahi Award (the highest accolade given by Jesuits in the field of culture and arts).

Albums: Collector's Item (1975), Songwriter (1976), Pagkatapos ng Palabas (1978), Ten Years Together (1980), Twelve Years Together (1982), True to My Music (1983), Feet on the Ground (1984), Direksyon (1986), Made in the Philippines (1987), Mga Kuwento ng Apo (1990), Songbuk ng APO (1991), PaskonAPO (1991), 1-2-3 (1992), Barangay Apo (1994), Dating Alternatib (1996), Mismo! (1999), Banda Rito (2001), PaskonAPO Repackaged (2006), The Apo: Jim, Buboy and Danny (2009)

10. Siakol

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Punk Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1994

Labels: Alpha Records

Members: Noel Palomo, Miniong Cervantes, Wowie Flores, Oyie Bunao, James Rodriguez, Wally Gaspar

Facts About Siakol

  • Siakol is a Filipino rock band with songs based on Filipino pop culture, love, and observational comedy, making them popular with Filipino teenagers.
  • "Siakol" is known for their hit songs "Peksman," "Lakas Tama," and "Impyerno."

Albums: Tayo Na Sa Paraiso (1996), Rekta Rekta (1998), Pantasya (1999), Sa Pag-Ikot Ng Mundo (2000), Karoling (2001), Hiwaga (2003), Kabilang Mundo (2005), The Best of Siakol, Vol. 1 (2005), Tropa (2010), The Best of Siakol, Vol. 2 (2014), Haymabu (2015)

11. Sponge Cola

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1998

Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Universal Records Philippines Inc.

Members: Yael Yuzon, Gosh Dilay, Armo Armovit, Tmac Cruz

Facts About Sponge Cola

  • Sponge Cola was a multi-awarded Philippine rock band who became really successful in the Philippine music industry.
  • They produced top-selling albums and multiple hit singles, like "Jeepney," "Tuliro," "Gemini," "KLSP," and "Kay Tagal kitang Hinintay."
  • They received various awards at industry events, such as the NU 107 Rock Awards, the ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice awards, the MYX Music Awards, the OPM Song Hits Awards, the PMPC Star Awards for Music, the 107.5 Wish FM Awards, and the Box Office Entertainment Awards 2013.

Albums: Palabas (2004), Transit (2006), Sponge Cola (2008), Araw Oras Tagpuan (2011), Ultrablessed (2014), Sea of Lights (2019)

12. MYMP

Genres: Acoustic Music, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 2003

Labels: PolyEast Records, Star Music Records, and Ivory Music

Members: Chin Alcantara, Carmella Ravanilla, Aaron Cadaing Benj Bamba, Donna Moreno, Michael Manahan, Nina Girado, Juris Fernandez

Facts About MYMP

  • MYMP (short for Make Your Momma Proud) is the Philippine's bestselling acoustic band.
  • This acoustic band has more than 10 major awards to their name.
  • Some of these awards were the 2004 People's Choice Favorite Song at the 2004 Awit Awards, Best Duo/Group Artist of the Year at the 1st PMPC Star Awards for Music, and Most Popular Recording Group at the 2006 Box Office Entertainment Awards.
  • They are known for their hit singles "Tell Me Where It Hurts," "Only Reminds Me of You," "Especially for You," "Set You Free," and "Sa Kanya."

Albums: Soulful Acoustic (2003), Beyond Acoustic (2005), Versions (2005), MYMP Live at the Music Museum (2006), New Horizon (2006), Now (2008), The Unreleased Acoustic Collection (2011), Electrified (2014)

13. Sugarfree

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1999

Labels: EMI Group Limited and PolyEast Records

Members: Ebe Dancel, Jal Taguibao, Mitch Singson, Kaka Quisumbing

Facts About Sugarfree

  • Sugarfree was a Filipino rock band with a pop-alternative sound that was heavily influenced by the likes of Eraserheads and Oasis.
  • This Filipino rock band popularized the hit songs "Hari ng Sablay," "Wag Ka Nang Umiyak," "Makita Kang Muli," and "Prom."

Albums: Sa Wakas (2003), Dramachine (2004), Tala-Arawan (2006), Mornings & Airports (2009)

14. Callalily

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 2006

Labels: Sony Music Philippines, Universal Records Philippines Inc., Soupstar Entertainment, Sindikato Productions/ Callalily Entertainment

Members: Kean Cipriano, Aaron Ricafrente, Lemuel Belaro, Nathan Reyes, Tatsi Jamnague, Alden Acosta, Ken Tiongson

Facts About Callalily

  • Callalily is a pop and alternative rock band in the Philippines who have won multiple awards in the Philippine music industry.
  • They received awards from the GMMSF Box Office Entertainment Awards, the Paja Awards, the OPM Song Hits Music Awards, the 38th Box Office Award, the MYX Music Awards, the ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards, the SOP Pasiklaband, the MTV Pilipinas, and the Top OPM Songs 2008.

Albums: Destination XYZ (2006), Fisheye (2008), Callalily (2009), Flower Power (2012), Greetings From Callalily (2015)

15. 6cyclemind

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pinoy Rock, Pop Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 2001

Labels: Sony Music Entertainment, Soupstar Entertainment, and Universal Records Philippines

Members: Tutti Caringal, Rye Sarmiento, Bob Canamo, Herbert Hernandez, Vic Aquino, Gilbert Magat. Chuck Isidro, and Ney Dimaculangan

Facts About 6cyclemind

  • 6cyclemind is a Filipino rock and alternative rock band.
  • They wrote the hit songs "Kasalanan" and "Prinsesa."
  • In 2010, the band became an endorser of the top car brand Suzuki.

Albums: Permission to Shine (2003), Panorama (2005), Home (2007), Fiesta: Magsasaya Ang Lahat (2007), Project: 6cyclemind (2009), Good by Sunday (2012)

16. Orange and Lemons

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Indie Pop

Year Formed: 1999

Labels: Universal Records Philippines Lilystars Records, and Terno Recordings

Members: Clem Castro, JM Del Mundo, Ace Del Mundo, Jared Nerona, Mcoy Fundales, Law Santiago, Michael Salvador

Facts About Orange and Lemons

  • Formed by Clem Castro, the guitarist and singer-songwriter of the band, Orange and Lemons is a FIlipino indie pop and alternative rock band.
  • Orange and Lemons won awards at the NU107 Rock Awards.
  • This rock band was known for their songs "Hanggang Kailan" and "Pinoy Ako."

Albums: Love in the Land of Rubber Shoes and Dirty Ice Cream (2003), Strike Whilst the Iron Is Hot (2005), Moonlane Gardens (2007), Love in the Land of Rubber Shoes and Dirty Ice Cream (2018)

17. The Dawn

Genres: New Wave, Pinoy Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1985

Labels: MCA Music Inc., Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group Philippines Inc., PolyEast Records, and Ivory Music and Video

Members: JB Leonor, Jett Pangan, Francis Reyes, Mon Legaspi, Rommel Sanchez, Teddy Diaz, Clay Luna, Atsushi Matsuura, Kenneth Ilagan, Buddy Zabala, Carlos Balcells.

Facts About The Dawn

  • The Dawn is a Filipino rock band and is considered the longest-lived and most prolific rock band in the Philippines.
  • This rock band already topped U.K. groups, such as the Colourfield, The Housemartins, and Friends Again.
  • They wrote and performed "Enveloped Ideas," "Love Will Set Us Free," and "Magtanim Ay 'Di Biro."

Albums: The Dawn (1987), I Stand with You (1988), Beyond the Bend (1989), Heart's Thunder (1990), Abot Kamay (1992), Puno't Dulo (1994), Prodigal Sun (2000), Harapin (2004), Tulad ng Dati (2006), The Later Half of Day (2008), Sound the Alarm (2009), Ascendant (2018)

18. Aegis

Genres: Pinoy Rock, Progressive Rock, Adult-Oriented Rock

Year Formed: 1993

Labels: Alpha Music Corporation

Members: Juliet Sunot, Mercy Sunot, Kris Sunot, Rey Abenoja, Stella Pabico, Rowena Adriano, Vilma Goloviogo

Facts About Aegis

  • Aegis is a Filipino adult-oriented and progressive rock band in the Philippines.
  • The band's name means shield or protection.
  • Their main record label is Alpha Music Corporation.
  • Their songs have been featured in the Philippines' longest-running jukebox musical, Rak of Aegis.
  • Some of the songs they popularized were "Luha," "Sayang Na Sayang," "Basang-Basa Sa Ulan," "Christmas Bonus," and "Halik."

Albums: Halik (1998), Mahal Na Mahal Kita (1999), Awit At Pag-ibig (2001), Back to Love (2009), AEGIS 20 &Beyond: Sa Ikaw lawang Dekada Ng Musika Natin (2018)

19. Wolfgang

Genres: Heavy Metal, Grunge, Hard Rock, Pinoy Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1992

Labels: Ivory Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, and Semenelin Music

Members: Basti Artadi, Manuel Legarda, Francis Aquino, and Mon Legaspi

Facts About Wolfgang

  • Wolfgang is a Filipino heavy metal and hard rock band.
  • They are known as the only Filipino rock band to release albums in Japan and the United States.
  • They are known for their songs "Mata Ng Diyos," "Ang Halik ni Hudas," and "Sandata."

Albums: Wolfgang (1995), Semenelin (1996), Wurm (1997), Serve in Silence (1999), Acoustica (2000), Black Mantra (2001), Villains (2008), Ang Bagong Dugo Sa Lumang Ugat—Unang Kabanata (2012)

20. True Faith

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Pinoy Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1991

Labels: Star Records, Viva Records, and PolyEast Records

Members: Medwin Marfil, Eugene Marfil, Macky Macaventa, Allan Elgar, Jake Lumacad, Kaka Quisumbing, Caryl Campos, Eazer Pastor, Ferdie Marquez, Francis Guevarra, Yeng Remulla, Jay Valencia, Jun Dizon, Carlo Sison, Kenneth Ilagan, Bimbo Yance, and Benedict Esguerra

Facts About True Faith

  • True Faith is one of the most popular and accomplished Pinoy rock bands in the Philippines.
  • The rock band has produced numerous bestselling albums.
  • They have won numerous music awards and received nominations for awards both local and international.
  • Some of the songs they popularized were "Huwag Na Lang Kaya," "Dahil Ikaw," and "Alaala."

Albums: Perfect (1993), Beyond Doubt (1994), Build (1995), Looking Up (1997), Bliss (1998), Memories Are Cheap: The Best of Truefaith (2000), Legalized Intense Vague Emotions (L.I.V.E.) (2001), Truefaith Live: MYX-ed Emotions At Halo-Halo (2001), Grace (2002), Eto Hits...Acoustic (2004), Stray To Be Found (2006), Dream Journal: The Very Best of Truefaith (2007), Love Parade (2010), Sentimental (2018)

21. Urbandub

Genres: Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative Metal, Pop Punk, Emo, Indie Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 2000

Labels: MCA Music Inc., PolyEast Records

Members: Gabby Alipe, John Dinopol, Lalay Lim, JanJan Mendoza, Jed Honrado and Jerros Dolino

Facts About Urbandub

  • "Urbandub" is the first indie rock band in the Philippines to be under a major record label and still release albums locally.
  • They won the award for Best Group at the 2008 Junk Magazine Regional Music Awards held in Malaysia.
  • They were also awarded the Best New Artist at the 2nd SMB Cebu Music Awards.

Albums: Birth (2001), Influence (2003), Embrace (2005), Under Southern Lights (2007), The Apparition (2009), Esoteric (2013)

22. Imago

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pinoy Rock, Pop Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1997

Labels: Viva Records, Universal Records Philippines Inc., Soupstar Entertainment

Members: Myrene Academia, Kiara San Luis, Tim Cacho, Zach Lucero, Mervin Panganiban, Aia de Leon, Michelle Pritchard, Arvin Gatmaitan, Mayumi Gomez

Facts About Imago

  • Imago is a Filipino rock band in the Philippines and has bagged a handful of NU107 Rock Awards and Myx Music Awards nominations.
  • They became the 2006 Favorite Indie Artist at the 2006 Myx Music Awards.

Albums: Probably Not But Most Definitely (2001), Take 2 (2004), Blush (2006), Effect Desired None (2010), Kapit (2015), Miscellaneous

23. Teeth

Genres: Grunge, Alternative Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1993

Labels: Warner Music Philippines

Members: Glenn Jacinto, Jerome Velasco, Andrew "Dok" Sergio, Pedz Narvaja, Mike Dizon

Facts About Teeth

  • Teeth is an alternative rock and grunge band in the Philippines.
  • They are known for their hit songs "Laklak" and "Prinsesa."
  • Their single, "Shooting Star," was awarded Song of the Year at the NU 107 Rock Awards in 2000.

Albums: Teeth (1995), Time Machine (1997), I Was a Teenage Tree (1999)

24. Asin

Genres: Manila Sound, Folk Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1976

Labels: Vicor Music Records and Ivory Music

Members: Mike Pillora Jr., Lolita Carbon, Cesar Bañares Jr., Pendong Aban Jr.

Facts About Asin

  • Asin is a Pinoy folk rock band in the Philippines and was originally called Salt of the Earth.
  • Some of their notable awards are the Best Folk Song of the Year in the 1984 Awit Awards, the Best Album of the Year award in the 1984 Jingle Magazine Awards, and the Best Rock Recording at the 1990 Awit Awards.

Albums: Asin (1978), Himig ng Pag-ibig (1979), Himig ng Lahi (1983), Ang Mga Awitin ng Bayan Kong Pilipinas (1984), Asin sa Atubiling Panahon (1986), Himig Kayumanggi (1987), Sinta (1988), Pag-ibig, Pagbabago, Pagpapatuloy (2002)

25. Neocolours

Genres: Pop Music, Original Pinoy Music (OPM), Pop Rock

Year Formed: 1987

Labels: Universal Records Philippines

Members: Ito Rapadas, Jack Rufo, Jimmy Antiporda, Niño Regalado, Paku Herrera, Marvin Querido, Josel Jimenez, Dan Gil

Facts About Neocolours

  • In the Philippine music industry, Neocolours was widely recognized as one of the best vocal groups of the mid-1980s.
  • They wrote the hit songs "Maybe," "Tuloy Pa Rin," and "Say You Never Go."

Albums: Making It (1988), Tuloy Pa Rin (1990), Truth & Consequence (1992), Emerge: The Best of Neocolours (1999)

26. Freestyle

Genres: Contemporary R&B, Pop Music

Year Formed: 1996

Labels: Viva Records, Warner Music Group Inc., and Independent Record Label

Members: Joshua Desiderio, Mike Luis, Ava Santos, Gerald Banzon, Bobby Velasco, Joel Guarin, Gino Aguas, Jinky Vidal, Top Suzara, Tat Suzara, Rommel dela Cruz, Nikki Cabardo, Carlo Tapia, Obet Luzon, and Tzuki Garcia

Facts About Freestyle

  • Freestyle is a contemporary R&B and pop band in the Philippines.
  • They became famous for their songs "Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang?," "Before I Let You Go," and "Don't Stop the Rock."

Albums: Freestyle (1999), This Time (2000), I Wanna Get Close (2002), Once in a Lifetime (2004), Back at the Yard (2007), Playlist (2009), Mga Kwentong Kinanta (2014)

27. Rocksteddy

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pinoy Rock, Pinoy Punk

Year Formed: 2003

Labels: Universal Records Philippines, 12 Stone Records, and PolyEast Records

Members: Teddy Corpuz, Jeff Cucullo, Christian Sindico, Juven Pelingon, Howie Ramos

Facts About Rocksteddy

  • Rocksteddy is an alternative rock band in the Philippines.
  • Their music was mainly influenced by hard rock, pop punk, alternative rock, metal, punk rock, and rap.
  • They popularized the songs "Magpakailanman," "Leslie," "Superhero," and "Boy Kulot."

Albums: Tsubtsatagilidakeyn (2006), Patipatopanabla (2007), Ayos Lang Ako (2008), Kinagat Ng Seven Lions (2014)

28. South Border

Genres: Contemporary R&B, Soul Music, Pop Music, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 1993

Labels: Brown Hand Records, Hot Seat Records, Sony Music Entertainment (SME)

Members: Jay Durias, Janno Queyquep, Otep Concepcion, Manuel Tabuñar, Edward Picache, Kell Gatdula, Brix Ferraris, Luke Mejares, Duncan Ramos, Vince Alaras, Ric Junasa, Tata Balane, Paul Benitez, Butch Victoriano, Pido Lalimarmo, Jack Rufo, Rancis de Leon, Bagets Mendez, Maki Ricafort, and Marlowe Mata

Facts About South Border

  • South Border is a Filipino pop and R&B band who were popular from the late 1990s to the early 2000s.
  • They also won the Best Performance by a New Duo or Group, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Produced Record of the Year awards at the 10th Awit Awards in 1997.
  • They also received a lot of awards at the Katha Music Awards—19 in total.

Albums: South Border (1996), South Border Bump! (1998), South Border 'The Live Album (1999), The Way We Do (2001), Retrospective (2002), Episode III (2004), Episode III Platinum Edition (2005)

29. December Avenue

Genres: Pop Punk, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, Emo Music, Indie Pop, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 2007

Labels: Tower of Doom Records

Members: Zel Bautista, Jem Manuel, Don Gregorio, Jet Danao, Gelo Cruz

Facts About December Avenue

  • December Avenue is an indie pop and alternative rock band in the Philippines.
  • This Pinoy rock band is one of the most-streamed bands in the Philippine music industry.
  • They were nominated for multiple awards at the Wish 107.5 FM Music Awards in 2019.

Albums: December Avenue (2016)

30. Bamboo

Genres: Jazz Fusion, Hard Rock, Alternative Rock, Original Pinoy Music (OPM)

Year Formed: 2003

Labels: PolyEast Records

Members: Bamboo Mañalac, Nathan Azarcon, Ira Cruz, Vic Mercado

Facts About Bamboo

  • Bamboo is a Filipino alternative rock band that has won more than 50 awards.
  • Some of their awards include the International Artist Award at the 2009 Philippine Radio Music Awards, the Artist of the Year at the 2004 NU Rock Awards, the Listener's Choice Award at the 2007 NU Rock Awards, and the New Local Artist of the Year at the 93.1 RX Year End Awards and the 89.9 TM Year End Awards.
  • One of the the bands most successful songs was "Noypi," which garnered numerous awards from the Philippine music industry.

Albums: As The Music Plays (2004), Light Peace Love (2005), We Stand Alone Together (2007), Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday (2008)

Other Great Filipino Bands

Filipino Band
Year Formed
"Introvoys"
1986
"Mayonnaise"
2002
“Slapshock”
1997
“Yano”
1992
“Gracenote”
2008
“The Juans”
2013
“Pupil”
2005
“Shamrock”
2003
“Side A”
1985
“IV of Spades”
2014
“This Band”
2017
“The Company”
1985
“VST&Co.”
1978
“Nexxus”
1991
“Grin Department”
1995
“Sandwich”
1998
“Join The Club”
2001
“BoybandPH”
2016
“Wuds”
1980
“Franco”
2008
“Paraluman”
1940
“Francism & Hardware Syndrome”
1984
“Razorback”
1990
“Hale”
2004
“Ginoong Vitalis”
2003
“Tanya Markova”
2006
“Typecast”
1999
“Piranha”
1995
“Saydie”
2003
“Oktaves”
2011
“The Youth”
1989
“Valley of Chrome”
2000
“Paramita”
2013
“Chico Sci”
1996
“Giniling Festival”
2003

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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    • JR Cuevas profile imageAUTHOR

      Ray 

      3 weeks ago from Philippines

      Hi, guys! This list is to be updated every 6 months. If you want your favorite band to be included in the top 30, please vote and let your friends vote too. If your favorite band is not included, please do write them here in the comment section. Thanks guys!

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      Toto Romero 

      3 weeks ago

      Where is Cueshe??? Seriously???

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      njavier 

      5 weeks ago

      Sida A not on the top 30? Seriously?

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      WARBLADE 620 

      6 weeks ago

      No offense. This is just a survey from mainstream masses. NOT fans of Pinoy ROCK.

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      Paulo oledan 

      5 months ago

      Embarrassing why slapshock is not even in your top 30 list!after 20+ years in a real rock scene, you have just ignored them

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      NEW 

      5 months ago

      wow December Ave, just wow.

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      Twinky Lagdameo 

      5 months ago

      I can’t believe you didn’t include Juan dela Cruz, Maria Cafra, Anakbayan, Pinikpikan, Barbie’s Cradke. You can go per decade but certainly not “of all time.”

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