About us


Having started in April 2004 the page was first hosted at http://www.painkillermag.com, homepage of China’s first and biggest Heavy Music magazine, based in China. Together with Yu Yang, International Relations at Painkiller, Azchael (aka Max-Leonhard von Schaper) started the page – named Metal in China – giving a rough and short overview about the most known metal acts in Beijing.

The main reason for starting the page had been the simple fact that there had been no English information available about Chinese metal or rock at all in the internet at that time. Those pages that popped up, died quickly and where soon not reachable.

Soon after, the page extended and extended with more and more information available online. Beginning to Middle of 2005 the page changed it’s approach and moved to its own domain http://www.rockinchina.com. With the new name, the focus of content changed from previous metal-concentrated content to now underground music in general with articles about Metal, Rock, Jazz, Electro, HipHop and Punk.

At the end of 2005, the underlaying structure of rockinchina.com finally moved from plain HTML files to a content management generated php approach with databases for bands and events used by persons from all over the world. From content management to a wiki, Rock in China has even strengthend its community ideas.

As official partners of the Midi Music Festival Beijing in 2007 and 2008 and the media partners of institutions such as the Goethe Institut Beijing, Rock in China is constantly developing, evolving and growing. Why don’t you join today?

Our team compromises so far of Azchael, Yang and Matsch.

Check out the wiki at wiki.rockinchina.com

How to contact us

Just send me an email to mlvonschaper AT yahoo.de


17 responses to “About us

  1. (das folgende hatte ich schon mal gepostet… bin mir aber nicht sicher ob es angekommen ist…)

    Hi Max,

    danke für dein Kommentar auf lihai.de. Ich bin die letzten Tage leider mit allem möglichen beschäftigt gewesen (was kommt nach dem Studium?) und habe die Seite ein wenig vernachlässigt. Über eure Seite bin ich schon vor einer Weile gestolpert; wenn du dir die Beschreibung zum Link auf der linken Seite anschaust siehst du meine Begeisterung. Den RockinChina-Blog werde ich auch noch zu den Links hinzufügen.

    Keep up the good work,


  2. Our band “The Deadly Vibes” will tour China this summer.
    Any help promoting the show would be great!!
    You can find us on http://www.myspace.com/thedeadlyvibes
    or email and I will send our press kit.
    Thank you!
    Jerrod Long


    06/1 Beijing 2kolegas w/Arrows made of desire
    06/2 Beijing D-22 w/ p.k.14 Scoff, Casino demon
    06/3 xian TBA
    06/4 Shuang Xi TBA
    06/7 changsha 6498
    06/8 Wuhan Vox bar
    06/9 Shanghai Eno shop (afternoon)
    06/9 shanghai Yu yin Tang w/Queen sea Big shark
    06/10 nanjing Castle Bar w/ July 16th, Angry jerks

  3. hi im a music producer from canada but now im in china guangzhou i would like to do production for chinese artists and i think it would be great to have a western production mixe whit chinese maybe you can contact me at 13434286694 i did many album in canada and im looking foward to work whit chinese

  4. Dear Max,

    This is Clare Li from eChineseLearning in Beijing,China. I’m impressed by your blog. We would like to offer you some free 1 on 1 live Chinese lessons online to help you to get to know China better. Of course, we would love to hear your comments about our service.

    Please let me know if you’re interested. Looking forward to your reply.

    Clare L

  5. Definitely up your alley:


    “rock under the red flag”…hope you get it in china

  6. Thanks for the link. Great stuff! i especially like the PK14 video… matsch

  7. Just a line to introduce ourselves and to see if we can provide with some Pictures and words from this years Glastonbury festival. We are a freelance photographic agency and are always seeking new clients and outlets for our work.

    We have applied for media press passes and if granted passes we can shoot the bands, backstage, press conferences, general crowd scenes odd ball acts etc etc The whole event.

    I can send more info about us via our FTP site as its 12Mb and email hates big files.

    Let me know if you would like us to cover GLASTONBURY 2009

  8. Hi! Great blog, great info. I’m planning on visiting China in December, I have some emails can you hit me with an email of phone? I have lots of questions, and you seem to be the people who know!

  9. Hi there

    We’re a band based in HK.
    We need to do some shows in Beijing, and I was wondering if could give me a heads up, on who to contact.

    I realise this is a bit of a shot in the dark, but any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks man

  10. Hey. My name is Josh. Our band (Stegosaurus?) has been using rockinchina for a while now. I always read the English language sites about the China music scene, but I’ve never heard of this one! Since 2006!! I stumbled upon Screaming Savior on some website and saw this site. Good work, I’ll come to check this site when I do my daily Chinese-music-scene-browsing.

    • Hi Josh, thanks for the thumbs up, RiC blog wasn’t really active in the past, but we try to put more “discover the music” videos online of promising or already pomised-fulfilled bands. Cheers Azchael

  11. Dear RIC,
    My name is James.
    My band is called DELILAHS EYE / DE.
    China is somewhere we plan to tour in the near future.
    Check out http://www.youtube.com/user/DelilahsEye I really enjoy this song, ‘kiss’.
    There are heavier ones on our next album we are currently recording.
    Do get in touch if you can offer any contacts for us.

    Thank you!

  12. ̿’ ̿’\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿

    This Is Ammunition.
    We’re from Hong Kong

  13. the capitan likes

  14. Hi, I would like to present you “my”
    tibet reggae:

    regards from germany

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