When I’m not writing, I’m screaming. Not randomly at strangers or anything like that. I’ve been there, and it brought me nothing but misunderstandings and legal entanglements. No, I do it on stage with whatever band I happen to be in at the time.

For the past decade-plus I’ve been handling vocals in various metal and punk acts based in Taipei. I’ve even managed to tour around Asia a few times and get over to Europe. Not bad for a kid who only ever dreamed of playing one show, just to know what it felt like.

Dharma 達摩樂隊

Right now, my main gig is Dharma. It’s a Buddhist death metal band, the brainchild of our drummer, Jack Tung and guitarist Andy Lin. Basically, what we do is take Buddhist mantras and set them to death metal. Trust me, it works. At least I think it does. Check out our debut music video, pro-shot live clips, and press below. Hope to see you at a show sometime!

Great Compassion Dharani - Official Music Video

The MV was shot in flashback style, supplemented by the strong mantra, as reality and the illusion sit side by side. It is righteous to reform and repent in the wake of wicked deeds, but reincarnation will always follow. Though we may believe that everything is real, when the mind is enlightened, we may suddenly realize that everything is virtual.