Guckkasten( Korean :국카스텐) is a South Korean independent rock band. Formed in 2003 under the nameThe C.O.M.(더 시오엠), the original lineup consisted of vocalist Ha Hyun-woo, guitarist Jeon Kyu-ho, drummer Lee Jung-gil, and bassist Kim Jin-eok. Due to conscription , The C.O.M. disbanded. In 2007, they regrouped with Kim Ki-bum as bassist under the name Guckkasten, which translates from the German language as "Chinese-style kaleidoscope ". Inspired by Hague's piece calledArt and Fire, the band intends to make music with psychedelic images hidden under analogous art.

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 Guckkasten's History

Due to their conscription , the band was dismantled.

  • Released: April 20, 2010
  • Label: Blue Entertainment
  • Format: CD
  • Notes: Re-recording


TitleAlbum detailsTrack listing
  • Released: December 7, 2010
  • Label: Blue Entertainment
  • Format: CD


TitleAlbum detailsTrack listingAlbum
  • Released: December 30, 2008
  • Label: Blue Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
  • Released: June 18, 2012
  • Label: Blue Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download

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 Guckkasten's Awards

2003 The C.O.M.Samzi Sound Festival for Hidden Whiz Award
2008 EBS Space Sympathy for Hello Rookie of June
Samzi Sound Festival Murim Whiz Award
EBS Space Sympathy Grand Award for Hello Rookie of the Year
2010 7th Korean Music Awards for Rookie of the Year
Mirror (거울; Geoul) 7th Korean Music Award for Best Rock Song Award

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 Guckkasten's References

  1. "만화경에서 튀어나온 록 밴드" (in Korean). Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation. December 15, 2008. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  2. Jeong Ho-jae (February 9, 2009). "인디밴드의 고수 국카스텐" (in Korean). News Donga. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  3. "국카스텐" (in Korean). Nate. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  4. Im Jin-hwan (December 8, 2011). "국카스텐 '인디음악의 배신자 NO! 실험음악은 계속됩니다'" (in Korean). Sports Donga. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  5. Lee Ji-yeong (November 15, 2010). "인천부평아트센터, 자력갱생 프로젝트 콘서트 개최" (in Korean). Kihoilbo. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  6. "국카스텐 (Guckkasten)" (in Korean). Busan International Rock Festival. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  7. "[Interview] Indie Band Guckkasten". Asia E. August 18, 2010. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  8. Lee Hyun-woo (March 30, 2010). "국카스텐 "우리는 진짜로 짱이다" 수상소감 눈길[한국대중음악시상식]". Maeil Business Newspaper (in Korean). Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  9. Lee Eon-hyeok (March 11, 2012). "'루팡' 섹시 카리스마 카라 선보일 록버전 '성인식' 어떨까?" (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  10. Lee Joon-bae (May 23, 2011). "인디밴드 공연 역사 새로쓰는 '국카스텐'" (in Korean). Kyeongin. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  11. Kang Hyo-seon (August 25, 2011). "리쌍 7집 '아수라발발타' 공개 동시에 10위권 차트 올킬 '대박'" (in Korean). Kyeongin. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  12. "국카스텐" (in Korean). Daum Communications. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  13. Jung Ye-min (January 20, 2011). "국카스텐 하현우, 난장 MC 데뷔". Korea Economic Daily (in Korean). Hankyung. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  14. Yu Jun-ki (December 9, 2011). "밴드 국카스텐, 세계적인 비쥬얼 아티스트 룸펜스와 손잡다" (in Korean). JK Stars. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  15. "색다른 충격! 록밴드 국카스텐 단독 콘서트" (in Korean). Diodeo. December 13, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 

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