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PIA circa 2005, Become Clear promotional shot. From left: Hyeseung, Yohan, Hullang, SimZ, and Kibum.

PIA (피아) has a meaning of 'Universe and I' or 'You and I'. They are an alternative/nu-metal band from South Korea. They began in Busan in 1998 after Yohan and Kibum met during their mandatory Korean military service. The original band was made up of Hullang (guitar), Kibum (bass), and Yohan (vocals). At one time they had four members, before eventually growing as big as six members after adding a second guitarist. Since then they have had several changes on drums but have had SimZ on piano/effects and Hyeseung on drums since 2001. After a period as a local live club band, they relocated to Seoul where they released their debut album named '[email protected] Empire.xxx' in March 2001. At the end of the year 2002, PIA joined 'Goesoo Indigene Label', the indie label of Seo Taiji and in the same year they played the ETP Festival in Seoul.

After holding their own concerts in September 2003, PIA joined the Linkin Park Korea tour in October and supported Limp Bizkit in their September 2003 concert in Seoul. In May 2004, PIA joined 'Seotaiji Live in Vladivostok' in Russia. In 2004 Linkin Park invited PIA to play with them in their Hong Kong and Singapore concerts.

Tours and concerts

  • 2003 - Korea with Linkin Park
  • 2003 - Korea with Limp Bizkit
  • July 2009 - Shonan Otomatsuri
  • December 2009 - Korea (Club Ssam, Seoul x2; Interplay, Busan; Club Heavy, Daegu)
  • December 2009 - Japan (Shinjuku Loft, Tokyo; Shinjuku Live Space Marz, Tokyo; Nishikawaguchi Live House, Tokyo)
  • 2010 - Japan and Taiwan club tour

Band members

  • Yohan (요한) : Vocals
  • Hullang (헐랭) : Guitar
  • Kibum (기범) : Bass
  • SimZ (심지) : F.X (effects - turntables, samples, keyboard, etc.)
  • Hyeseung (혜승) : Drums



  • 2001-03-22 [email protected]
  • 2003-08-08 3rd Phase
  • 2005-05-31 Become Clear
  • 2007-06-14 Waterfalls
  • 2011-09-06 Pentagram


  • 2008-07-17 Urban Explorer


  • 1999 Indie Power 1999
  • 2001 Hard Core 2001
  • 2001 Indie Power 2001

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