Bức Tường

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Bức Tường
Bức Tường concert 1.jpg
Concert in 2011
Background information
Genres modern rock, hardrock
Years active 1995 – 2006 (2010 – present)
Website http://buctuong.com/
  • Trần Lập (founder-composer-vocal)
  • Trần Tuấn Hùng (founder-guitarist)
  • Nguyễn Minh Đức (bassist)
  • Vũ Văn Hà (guitarist)
  • Phạm Trung Hiếu (drummer)
Past members
  • Nghiêm Mạnh Tuấn
  • Trần Quốc Khánh
  • Nguyễn Hoàng
  • Nguyễn Duy Hùng
  • Nguyễn Đức Hiệp
  • Trần Nhất Hoàng
  • Phan Thanh Bình
  • Trần Hồng Trường
  • Võ Anh Tuấn

Bức Tường ("The Wall") is a Vietnamese Hair Metal band formed in Hanoi on 26 March 1995 from National University of Civil Engineering . The band is considered the leader of Hanoi's rock scene.[1][2][3]

Process of the Establishment[edit]

In early 1996, Bức Tường had the opportunity to introduce themselves before the student crowd and national television audience with the song "We're the Wall" in the opening game of SV96 between three teams: Hanoi University of Technology, University National Economics, and the University Building. Then, four years later, the in SV2000 finale, with upbeat tunes, vibrant of Dawn 2000 students and Road to glory days, Bức Tường had wowed audiences in Vietnam. This event marked a turning point in their musical career.

The Bức Tường band was chosen as representative of contemporary Vietnamese music attended the Vietnam Festival Faces – Face of the French language is organized in the city of Cahors in the South of France from 26 September to 7 October 2003.[4]

On 25 April 2004 , Bức Tường became the first band to perform concert program in Music and VTV3 friends.[5]

In November 2005, Bức Tường was the first band in Vietnam (and only to this point) has a trans-Vietnam tour performances. 4 concerts "9 +" turn to be held in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

After nearly 12 years, on 2 December 2006 farewell concert entitled "The last Saturday" took place in front of 20,000 fans (supposedly the largest of the concerts of Bức Tường) at the Trade Center Giang Vo Exhibition (Hanoi).[6][7]

2010 Reconstruction[edit]

July 2010 Wall reunited with new members are bass guitarist Minh Duc (former member of the Marble Palace, Rosewood ).[8]


  • The Soul of Stone - Tâm Hồn của Đá (2002)
  • Invisible - Vô Hình (2003)
  • Magnets - Nam Châm (2004)
  • Another Day - Ngày Khác (2010)
  • Viet Land - Đất Việt (2014)


  • White Board (2012)
  • Road to Glory - Đường Tới Ngày Vinh Quang


Music of mainly Hard Rock and Power metal. The composition of Bức Tường was loved by rich meaning and humanity, difference compared to some songs easy, cliché same time. Music of the Wall are directing people to your thoughts and good purpose.

"Rock through the night","road to glory", " Discover (song)", "Dawn of students in 2000" is a thirst for knowledge, is the effort to overcome difficulties and beyond over themselves to go to success.

"Hands" is about mutual caring between people in the community. "For Dust Confidence", "Sleepwalking", "Low", "Blind Girl" is the song for the unfortunate fate of society.

Bức Tường also has the ballad also gives them more famous, as "Glass Rose" "Black Eyes".

In addition, it is also known as night Vietnamese folk music into rock . Represented as "Song of the Red River" used the sound of the guitar and is coordinated by the negative effects of the northern plains folk, "Out to sea" is a "cover"is the success of all Southern folk " fishing Ly pull "(the latter song has a lot of other singers).

Some other songs are written in the direction of folk-based epic storyline, as "Petrified Woman "(based on the area of her Thi), " Love Story of the Water Spirit "(Story of Son Tinh Thuy Tinh), "Trace grim" (written about An Duong Vuong build Co Loa).

Live Performances[edit]

  • Live I show soul of rock 2002 – attracted 11,000 spectators
  • II Wall live show and his 2003 attracted 9,000 spectators
  • Live show song Red River in the Republic of France in 2003 – not statistically audience
  • Glass Rose Live show – 2004 – live broadcast VTV3
  • Across Vietnam 9 + (4 live show) – 2004 – attracted an average of 32,000 spectators
  • Rolling Stones 2005 live show attracted 9,000 spectators
  • Live show farewell The Last Saturday – attracted 20,000 spectators
  • Heat 17/12/2011 live show – posted on iTV
  • Live show - 12/2013 - live broadcast VTV9


  1. ^ Dale Alan Olsen Popular Music of Vietnam: The Politics of Remembering 2008 "Bức Tường" pp100-104, 108–109, 127–128
  2. ^ Barley Norton Songs for the Spirits: Music and Mediums in Modern Vietnam - Page 51- 2009 "Following the karaoke craze in Vietnam in the mid-1990s, young popular musicians have found inspiration in diverse idioms including jazz, pop, rock, and rap: there is now a thriving rock scene in Hanoi led by the group Buc Tuong (The Wall);"
  3. ^ Asian music journal of the Society for Asian Music: Volume 39 Society for Asian Music – 2008 "Love is a not a frequent subject for Vietnam's rock lyricists. Instead they engage, as one writer on an online bulletin board has said about Buc Tuong, with issues like "ideology" (tit tuong) and "education" (gido due), much as communist political ..."
  4. ^ "The Wall dự Festival Cahors ở Pháp". vietbao. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ban nhạc Bức tường "Nam tiến"". tuoitre. 2004-04-17. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ban nhạc Bức Tường biểu diễn live show cuối cùng". vietbao. 29 November 2006. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Huyen, Pham Thanh (2006-11-28). "Ban nhạc Bức Tường và "Ngày thứ 7 cuối cùng"". qdnd. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Album4 đang đến!". buctuong. 13 July 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2013.