Origin San Juan City, Philippines
Years active 2004–present
Labels PolyEast Records
Associated acts
Members Chris Padilla
Buddy Zabala
Bobby Padilla
Past members Ivan Garcia

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.


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.

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

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.


Studio albums

Album Title Tracks Year Released by
Hilera Rhyme Without Reason
The Pot Of Gold
Pass The Walls
Lies In The Head
Up The Heavens
All Of This
Sun Grass
Nothing New
Smiles And Fades
2006 PolyEast Records
NutHouse Stop The Fight
Not This Time
Ded Ded Ded
It's A Crime
Another Face
No Lizard King
I'll Get By
So Be It
Floating In A Freewall
Wala Akong Alam
Stop Looking At Me
It All Ends
Doo Wop Pop
2009 PolyEast Records
Kid In A Coma Kid In A Coma
Armageddon Time
No Future
Bad Boy
Going Nowhere
It Sucks
Dead End Street
World On Fire
Who's Gonna Save Us Now?
2010 PsychoLab Records


Band Members

Former Members

Awards and Nominations



Other media

Sponsors and Endorsements


Preceded by
Up dharma Down
NU Rock Awards
Best New Artist

Succeeded by
The Out of Body Special
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