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Formed in April 2005 with four members, however in July their vocalist left, leaving the bands with only three members. In August their guitarist changed. October 31st, they performed during Shenyang's 電大内 live halloween party. December 4th, they performed in Changchun together with German band The Lucky Punch. December 24th, they performed in the Rock Action Club in Dalian.
Early 2006, their drummer was replaced. February 25th, they performed in the 老鼠愛大米酒 bar. March 18th, they performed in the 泓尊 bar in Changchun. March 26th, they performed in the 聖保羅KTV together with Austrian punkband Sonic Bastards. April 1st they performed in the HOT PUB. April 22nd, they performed in the SCHOLAR CAFE together with Miserable Faith. May 16th, they performed in the Rock Action Club in Dalian together with The Believers. June 4th, they performed as support act to Pinocchio in the 熱 bar. June 11th, they performed in Liaoning's 尚 bar. June 18th, they performed at the 車頭体育館 bar in Shenyang during the 記念中国揺滾20年 concert. In July their drummer left and a member of the band Time Machine joined. In August their self-titled demo Candy Monster is released. August 16th they performed during the 第三届海馬揺滾音楽節 event in Water District Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia. August 19th, they performed in Dalian's Rock Action Club. September 2nd they performed in the student's cafe of the Northeast University as support act of Twisted Machine. September 30th, they performed once again at the student's cafe of the Northeast University. October 21st, they performed at Beijing's 13 Club as support act to Brainfailure. October 27th they performed at the D-22. October 29th, they performed at Tianjin's U-CLUB during the 群英会・2006天津原創音楽季 event. October 31st, they performed in the 13 Club for the live Halloween party.
January 6th 2007, they performed at the Power Nature Club as support act to System Collapse. Later that month their 1st demo's anniversary edition is released. June 9th they performed at the 派対酒 bar. June 16th, they performed in 遼寧省葫蘆島市 at the 八点半酒 bar. July 7th and 8th, they performed at the UFO迪 bar. July 14th, they rocked the D-22 in Beijing. October 3rd, they participate in the Modern Sky Festival 2007 on the ROKR Stage. In October they are included in the compilation record King-Size China 2 (VA). November 10th, they performed i nthe Get Lucky Bar. In December one of their songs is included in the So Rock! Magazine no. 70. December 22nd, they performed in the D-22. December 23rd, they rocked the Starlive. December 31st they performed in the Mao Live Club in Beijing during the release party of Queensea Big Shark's first record.
March 13th 2008, they performed in the D-22. May 20th they rocked the MAO. May 2nd they performed at the D-22. May 23rd they rocked the MAO. August 1st they performed in the MAo. August 13th, they performed in the Starlive during the event 中国現代音楽周. September 26th, they performed in the Get Lucky Bar. October 9th they performed in the MAO.
August 7th 2009, they performed during the InMusic Festival 2009 on the Zhangbei Grasslands on the Stage 2.
On May 2nd, 2010, they performed at the Midi Music Festival 2010. On May 3rd, they performed at the Strawberry Music Festival 2010. According to Beijing Gig Guide: Now, I don’t know how I got Candy Monster and Casino Demon conflated in my mind, but when the synth-pop tunes started playing I realized I had made a mistake. Candy Monster were lots of fun, very energetic, and everyone in the crowd loved the bilingual nature of the gig, with the foreign keyboardist introducing them in fairly toneless Chinese. He and the lead singer definitely compete for the spotlight in this group, but luckily it just makes for more interesting visuals rather than a fight for attention.
On January 1st 2011, they performed at the 2 Kolegas. According to Beijing Daze: It was my first time catching these guys for an extended set and they were not bad! It’s not music that’s gonna save your life but it’s non-offensive! Given their pedigree of performing with Twisted Machine, Brain Failure and Miserable Faith amongst others, I expected them to be heavier.
Candy Monster (Candy Monster) - 2006&2007
- ↑ Beijing Gig Guide (2010-05-04). "Strawberry Festival Highlights!". Retrieved on 2010-05-04.
- ↑ Beijing Daze (2011-01-04). "1/1/11 at 2 Kolegas: Aces all around as Buyi, Nucleus, Rustic and SUBS Start the New Year with a Bang". Retrieved on 2011-01-05.