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Years active  2004–present
Past members  Ivan Garcia
Albums  NutHouse, Hilera
Labels  PolyEast Records
Record label  PolyEast Records
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Associated acts  EraserheadsEly BuendiaThe OktavesKamikazeeThe ButcherconsTypecast
Origin  San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Members  Chris Padilla, Buddy Zabala, Bobby Padilla, Ivan Garcia
Genres  alternative rock, skate punk, pop punk, rockabilly

Similar  The Oktaves, Typecast (band), Buddy Zabala

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Hilera is a Filipino rock band formed in December 2004. The band currently consists of Chris Padilla, Buddy Zabala and Bobby Padilla. Their style of music is a mix of punk rock, Alternative rock, and rockabilly.




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In February 2004, band mates Chris Padilla and Ivan Garcia decided to form their own 3-piece band. After months of searching, Chris' brother Bobby was showing potential with his drumming skills. They decided to move forward with their lineup and in December 2004 “Hilera” was officially formed.

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The band joined the “Nescafe Soundskool Battle of the Bands” in 2005. The competition saw the young band winning the top spot and scoring a recording contract with EMI Philippines. Since then, the band has been very active and has been nominated in various award shows such as the NU Rock Awards, Myx Music Awards, IFM Pinoy Music Awards, SOP (Pasiklaband) and other local award giving bodies.


In late 2015 Ivan Garcia have left the band due to personal reasons. He was later replaced by former Eraserheads and The Dawn bassist, Buddy Zabala. The band also announced that their new upcoming album will be release in 2016.

Musical Style

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Padilla and Garcia had a fascination with metal and other genres starting out. However, listening to bands like The Clash, Green Day and the Stray Cats defined the band’s musical direction.


  • Kami nAPO Muna Ulit (Universal Records, 2007)
  • In Love and War (Sony Records, 2010)
  • The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album (Star Records, 2012)
  • Band Members

  • Chris Padilla – lead vocals, guitars 2004–present
  • Buddy Zabala – bass guitar 2016–present
  • Bobby Padilla – drums, percussions 2004–present
  • Former Members

  • Ivan Garcia – bass guitar, backing vocals 2004–2015
  • Awards

  • 2009 NU Rock Awards - Best Live Act
  • 2009 NU Rock Awards - Bassist of the Year (Ivan Garcia)
  • 2007 NU Rock Awards - Best New Artist
  • 2007 iFM Pinoy Music Awards - Song of the Year ("Pilit")
  • 2005 Nescafe Soundskool - Grand Champion
  • Nominations

  • 2010 Myx Music Awards - Favorite Music Video ("Radical")
  • 2010 Myx Music Awards - Favorite Rock Video ("Radical")
  • 2009 NU Rock Awards - Artist of the Year
  • 2009 NU Rock Awards - Album of the Year
  • 2009 NU Rock Awards - Vocalist of the Year (Chris Padilla)
  • 2009 NU Rock Awards - Guitarist of the Year (Chris Padilla)
  • 2009 NU Rock Awards - Drummer of the Year (Bobby Padilla)
  • 2009 NU Rock Awards - Best Album Packaging
  • 2009 NU Rock Awards - Producer of the Year
  • 2009 NU Rock Awards - Video of the Year ("Radical")
  • 2008 SOP Pasiklaband - Breakthrough Artist
  • 2008 MYX Music Awards - Favorite Remake ("Mahirap Magmahal ng Syota ng Iba")
  • 2007 NU Rock Awards - Best Live Act
  • 2007 NU Rock Awards - Bassist of the Year
  • 2007 MYX Music Awards - Favorite New Artist
  • Sponsors and Endorsements

  • Draven Shoes
  • PRS Guitars
  • Songs

    PilitHilera · 2014
    Mahirap Magmahal Ng Syota Ng Iba2007
    Rhyme Without ReasonHilera · 2014


    Hilera Wikipedia