Are the Eraserheads Reuniting?

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Social media was abuzz around noontime on Saturday (September 17) when the country’s very own Fab Four all posted the same image on their Instagram: the inverted “E” that has come to be known as the symbol of the one and only Eraserheads. 

Ely Buendia, Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, and Marcus Adoro—who together forever changed the landscape of Filipino music—all simultaneously posted the image on their individual Instagram accounts. While Buendia, Zabala and Adoro all posted the exact same photo—the yellow inverted E on a plain dark background, Marasigan’s was slightly different, showing a zoomed-in version with the letter off-center.

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Comments ranged from simple emojis—smileys, fire, high-fives, heart-eyes, and many other variation—to speculations to what it could all mean.

In case you need a quick history lesson, the four artists all met each other in UP Diliman in 1989 and together formed the band that ushered in a new renaissance in OPM. Their debut album Ultraelectromagneticpop! was a critical and commercial success, launching the four into superstardom almost overnight. They went on to record six other full-length albums and released several EPs and singles.

The band officially broke up in 2002, in the process breaking the hearts of millions upon millions of their fans. Each member pursued other musical projects post-Eheads until they were all persuaded to reunite for a one-off show at the Fort Open Field in August 2008. The show was tragically cut short during a break in the set when Buendia reportedly collapsed backstage and had to be rushed to the hospital. 

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Seven months later, on March 2009, the band finally fulfilled the promise to complete the show in another reunion concert dubbed The Final Set.

The four members continued performing together in shows abroad and in at least two occasions back in Manila—first during the launch of Esquire Philippines special issue in September 2014, where they were on the cover and when they also released two brand new singles: “1995” and “Sabado,” and then during a corporate event for Smart Communications in June 2016.

What this latest tease means is anybody’s guess, but there’s no doubt that all band members have got their fans worked up and ready to receive whatever it is they put out.

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