The News Lens
By: Keith Menconi
Joe Henley talks to Keith Menconi about his new book, ‘Bu San Bu Si: A Taiwan
Even longtime residents of Taiwan could be forgiven for ignorance of the vibrant but little-known punk rock and heavy metal scene that can be found, with characteristic screaming vocals and thrashing mosh pits, throughout a select handful of the nation’s bars and clubs.
But after his arrival in Taiwan a little over a decade ago, Canadian author and musician Joe Henley managed to find his way into the scene fairly quickly, and he has been captivated by it ever since. Playing the role of participant observer, he has both performed in a number of local bands including death metal outfit Revilment as the group’s lead singer, and has also written about it extensively as a columnist and freelance journalist for a number of English-language publications. [FULL STORY