Jumaat, 25 April 2014

SAKE OF DEATH: HELLEXIST JAPAN TOUR 2014 FAREWELL SHOW (8th May 2014)


NIKYONG by MANRON presents:
(SUPPORTED by RUMAH API)

SAKE OF DEATH:
HELLEXIST
JAPAN TOUR 2014 FAREWELL SHOW

Special opening act:
R.S.L (Rock Sampai Lebam!!!)

together with:
COMPULSION TO KILL
Oi!Kohilix
LAST MINUTE
MEMORIAL

8th May 2014 // Dark Forest Studio,
Seksyen 18, Shah Alam.
Entrance RM8 + Donation.
Show Start at 8:00 p.m.

Biografi: PERPETUAL - Sabahan Grindcore Master


Perpetual was founded in 1995 in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. This Grindcore band was originally established by Zam (bass) and Zull (drums) who later composed by Ian (guitar) and Roni (Vocal). This band took inspiration from Napalm Death, Carcass, Brutal Truth, Terrorizer,  Agathocles, Nasum and Demisor. In 1996, the band has released the first Reh /Tape entitled 'Protector Of The Truth' that was a starting point for the band established into Underground Extreme music scene. Later on June 1996, Perpetual for the first time playing outside of their hometown with some Metal /Grind band from several districts in Sabah, namely the Supreme Sonic Festival  at Kota Kinabalu. Continuing from the gig, Perpetual has received attention from the gigs promoter, zines editor and the fans of extreme music in Malaysia.

In 1997, Perpetual has experienced personnel exchange where Ian (guitar) and Roni (Vocal) have brought their bows and they are replaced by Romi (Guitar) and Rozai (Vocal). Perpetual also managed to produce a self-title Promo Tape in 1997. Perpetual also contributed a song to be included in a compilation cassette that was meaningful for the Sandakan scene a ‘Glorious Nakadnas compilation tape’ that was produced by the active label in Sandakan the ‘Dark Zone Unity. The band also contributed their song for ‘No Limits For Noise’ a comp. tape for international Grind / Crust / Punk bands by the Singaporean DIY label.

In 1999, Romi (Guitar) and Rozai (Vox) has left the band . Things that lead to new entry Pijal as vocal and Zam undertake the role of guitar and bass, while Zull remain as drummer. They continue their spirits to grind and go to the Mice Studio, the only mini studio operating for extreme music in Sandakan at around the end of the 90s. They released a Demo Tape titled "Mental Depression" released by their own label of Combat Grind Productions. The demo had getting good response from friends and fans of extreme music locally and overseas. The band then starting to get some offers to play outside of Sabah, but it was limited by money and daily work reasons.

The year 2000 also marked as the beginning of a stable lineup for Perpetual.  Perpetual consisted entirely of Zam - Guitar, Zull - Drums, Pijal - Vocal and Nasir -Bass . The band then has again recorded the song for the purpose of split project with several bands under the Grind Combat Productions. Among the projects was a split tape with Psychoneurosis, the Poland Grindcore/Crust in 2000. That split tape to some extent has brought a good name for Perpetual to the European scene. In 2001, Perpetual has released a 3 way split tape with MDK (Brazil Grinder) and Chronical Apes (Malaysia Crust/Grind).

In 2002, Perpetual were involved in the killer gig ‘Choice Of A New Generation Band Fest’ which was considered the most successful gigs in Sabah with thousands of crazy and supportive crowds. The project continues with the release of 3 way split CD "Patak - Patak Bah’ in 2002 under the label of Bob Agigi with the grinder from Johor, Damokis and Rengkong Terkeluarq , the Kedah Grinder. Perpetual also released a split cd with Singapore Grind King, Demisor in 2003, and continue their good collaboration by brings the band to play a gig in Sabah through the Grind Over Borneo 2003. In 2004, Perpetual also released a split CD with a Malaysian well known Grind unit, the Torture Incident. Another split was with Smersh, the Russian Grind troopers in 2005. During the years of grinding movements, Perpetual was also involved in several international Grind compilation cd. Among them was the Night Blast by the Japanese label, also An All Fashioned Grindcore by the Spain label.

Around the year 2006, the Perpetual quite slow in their activities because of some band members has moved out of Sandakan/Sabah besides the factors of time and distance that makes them hard to always come together . Perpetual during the years 2006 to 2012 despite not producing any materials, but they were still thick with passion of grind music by actively play a lot of gigs organized by the local gig organizer.

At that time there was a change in the position in which Zam serves as bassist and Nasir took over as guitarist. Zull and Pijal each remain in position drums and vocals duties.

By the year 2013, which completed 18 years this group an experience of joy and sorrow in the extreme music scene, where they were determined to produce the first CD album. They have made a recording in the Chromatic Studio studio owned by their companions in Sandakan. In the spirit of struggle that never fade and their madness on Grindcore music, the group has started recording session in February and June 2013.

A total of 10 songs of Brutal Harsh Grindcore, successfully recorded. This material is a tribute to their friends and those who over the years have always provided support and assistance to Perpetual.

The debut CD album entitled ‘Grind Your Mind’ will be released sometime in November 2013 under their own label The Noise Productions. This new material will prove that Perpetual will continue the passion to grind music with more releases in the future. This is just the beginning of Perpetual  grinding madness. Stayin alive. Stay Grind to the core. Cheers!

Perpetual are:
Zam – Bass
Zull – Drums
Pijal – Vocal
Nasir - Gitar 

Disgrindcoregraphy:
- Protector Of The Truth Reh/Tape 1996
- Promo Tape 97
- Mental Depression Demotape 1999
- Perpetual / Psychoneurosis (Poland) Split Tape 2000
- Perpetual / Chronical Apes (Msia) / MDK (Brazil) 3 way Split tape 2001
- Perpetual / Damokis (Msia) / Rengkong Terkeluarq (Msia) 3 way Split cd 2002
- Perpetual / Demisor (Singapore) Split cd 2003
- Perpetual / Torture Incident (Msia) Split cd 2004
- Perpetual / Smersh (Russia) Split cd 2005
- Grind Your Mind -Debut CD album 2013

For information and correspondence:

Rabu, 23 April 2014

Interview: KURASAKUASA


KURASAKUASA adalah sebuah kuasa Grindcore dari Kuching, Sarawak dan kuasanya boleh korang rasai jika korang segera membeli dan mendengar release terbaru mereka “Conspiracy Shapes Life” yang dikeluarkan pada 10 April 2014. KURASAKUASA ditubuhkan pada Mac 2003 dan selepas banyak kali bertukar ahli, line-up terkini terdiri daripada Haizan (dram), Roy (gitar), Mamat (bass) dan Kobi (vokal). Tanpa berlengah, kita bersama Haizan dalam sebuah temubual.

[01] Hello! Bila, dimana dan bagaimana bermulanya KURASAKUASA? Siapakah line-up band ini sekarang?
hello, saya haizan menjawab soalan anda di sini.. kurasakuasa ni bermula pada tahun 2003 ketika itu kami selalu jammin2 di kuching plaza.. daripada selalu jamming2 dan terlalu meminati musick grind maka berjalanlah band ini menjadi serius sehingga sekarang.. line up sekarang saya-drum, roy-gitar, mamat-bass dan kobi-penyanyi..


[02] KURASAKUASA menamakan GRINDCORE sebagai muzik mainan band ini. Mengapa memilih Grindore? Apakah band-band besar yang mempengaruhi pembentukan muzik KURASAKUASA?
kami memang meminati muzik yang laju, bising dan pantas (sekejap). jadi sudah semestinya kami buat band grind dan band2 besar yang menjadi ikutan kami adalah seperti NASUM, NAPALM DEATH, UNHOLY GRAVE, RxDxP, PHOBIA, dan band2 lokal yang menjadi idola kami adalah seperti PARKINSON, SMG, MASS SEPARATION, BANZAI606, RECONSTRUCT, DOSA, VORMIT, dan banyak lagi...

[03] KURASAKUASA telah mengeluarkan “Conspiracy Shapes Life” CD dilancarkan pada 10 April 2014. Ceritakan secara asas tentang kandungan CD ini? (Berapa buah lagu? Di mana dirakamkan? Label yang mengeluarkannya?)
di dalam cd ni kami memuatkan 13 buah lagu yang secara keseluruhannya hanya 11 minit lebih sahaja.. rakaman di buat di studio bassis kami sendiri iaitu mattaipei studio yang terletak di kota samarahan. cd ni kami rilis sendiri, dan jual sendiri, jika ada distro2 yang berminat utk menjual cd kami sila hubungi kami ya..


[04] Adakah KURASAKUASA benar-benar mencapai kepuasan dengan apa yang dikeluarkan melalui “Conspiracy Shapes Life” CD 2014 ini? Jika berpeluang untuk diperbaiki, apakah ruang yang anda nampak untuk diperbetulkan?
untuk rilisan kali ini nak kata puas 100% tu tak la tapi dengan budget dan masa yg singkat kami berpuas hati dengan rilisan kali ini dengan apa adanya... hehehe... sebenarnya kami lupa nak letakkan lirik2 lagu kami di dlm cd ni.. sesiapa yang dah membeli cd tu dan nak tau lirik dia hubungi je kami di FB k..

[05] Jika ada orang bertanya kepada KURASAKUASA mengapa mereka perlu mendapatkan dan mendengar “Conspiracy Shapes Life”, apa jawapan yang KURASAKUASA akan berikan?
jawapan kami senang saja, sebab nya cd ni ada 13 lagu dan hanya mengambil masa 11 minit je utk dgr semua lagu dalam tu.. tak banyak mana pun masa anda yang dibuang utk dgr rilisan ni, 11 minit je..hahaha.. satu lagi, kalau lama dah x dengar sound grind awal 90an yg raw, cd ni akan bagi sound yg mcm tu kat korang semua..

[06] Apakah tema atau mesej yang diketengahkan dalam lirik-lirik lagu kali ini (dalam “Conspiracy Shapes Life”)?
mesej yang kami nak ketengahkan dalam rilisan kali ni adalah tentang konspirasi dan propaganda yang dibuat oleh majoriti kerajaan yang mentadbir dunia sekarang, lihat pengaruh kerajaan dalam memanipulasikan media sehingga orang2 seperti kita tertipu dan percaya dengan dongengan mereka kerana setiap hari disuap dengan berita2 palsu dan tak masuk akal.. akhirnya banyak tempat2 yang bergolak seperti syria, mesir, palestine, iraq, afghanistan, myanmar dan banyak lagi negara yang tgh menghadapi kemusnahan tidak dapat pertolongan dunia kerana berita2 palsu lebih di highlight kan dari pada kisah2 yang benar2 terjadi di negara tersebut.. di sini kita dapat melihat kemanusiaan begitu rendah nilainya bagi mereka2 yang hanya mementingkan diri sendiri dan kuasa politik mereka.. dari hal yang sekecil-kecilnya hinggalah hal yang besar seperti perperangan di sesebuah negara.. sedar tak sedar kita hidup dalam konspirasi olahan mereka.. kehidupan kita sekarang adalah kehidupan yang penuh dengan fitnah, konspirasi dan propaganda orang2 politik yang gila kuasa dan mementingkan diri sendiri..


[07] Sebelum “Conspiracy Shapes Life” CD 2014, apakah release-release lain yang pernah dikeluarkan KURASAKUASA sebelum ini? Ceritakan / senaraikan discography KURASAKUASA.
- oh-yeah "demo 2003"
- kurasakuasa/durjana84 split 2004
- marching spree "promo 2007"
- you choose to die "demo 2011"

[08] KURASAKUASA turut terlibat dalam gig STRAIGHT TO YOUR FACE ROUND 5 pada 10 April 2014. Adakah anda melihat gig ini berjaya? Apakah menyertai gig itu penting bagi sesebuah band? Berikan pendapat anda.
bagi kami gig STYF round 5 kali ini berjaya dan kami sangat terhibur dengan aktiviti2 begini..bagi kami menyertai gig itu adalah penting kerana di gig lah tempat utk kita memperkenalkan lagu lagu kita dan mengekspresikan karya2 di dalam muzik kita sambil menemui pendengar2 baru dan meluaskan persahabatan kita.. itulah yang positifnya menyertai gig..


[09] Saya ingin tahu apakah pengertian sebenar disebalik nama band KURASAKUASA?
pengertian sebenar disebalik nama band ni terpulanglah kepada anda sendiri kerana asal nama band ini adalah dari vokalis asal kami line up 2003 dahulu iaitu ajis, menurut ajis dia memberikan nama band ni kurasakuasa kerana melihat satu lukisan sebuah kerusi yang bertajuk kurasakuasa ketika dia di kolej nya dahulu.. itu saja..

[10] Kata-kata terakhir KURASAKUASA untuk diabadikan dalam temubual ini?
seperti biasa kami mengucapkan terima kasih kepada kamu kerana terfikir dan sudi menemubual band grindcore yang tak sehebat mana ni..hahahaha... untuk yang di luar sana teruskan lah perjuangan hidup dan sama2 kita bangkit untuk mengembalikan keamanan dan keharmonian yang telah lama dirampas oleh anjing2 politik.. sekian, wassalam.

ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS OF THE YEAR - 3 MAY 2014


The struggling coalition of (H8)6400 HardCore presents..

"From these shitty jobs and mold houses, broken bones and overdoses, The fact that we survive at all is kind of a surprise"
PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS OF THE YEAR

with;

RVIVR (us)
Four piece punk rock with an energetic live performances, dual male and female vocals, rapid-fire guitar picking - hails all the way from Olympia, Washington DC. Members of Latterman & Shorebirds..

and fellow supports;

THE BOLLOCKS
http:/no.bandcamp.com/
Yeah you read that right - it's fucking Viva La Punk, people. You need no bandcamp, no further introduction.

GAUR
Epic hardcore crust with dual male and female vocals. Members of The Pips and now defunct Thrash Ohoii!.

THE GARRISON
Punk rock with punk philosophy, no cliché popular culture with strong dub and reggae influences. Subversive rock!

DAILY RITUAL (sg)
P-Town's instant catchy yet politically fueled garage punk rock with members of Vaarallinen, Yumi and Life/Lock.

PUSHER
Often being acronymed with The Clash, now it's time for them to redefine. Give way everyone, it's the culture shaker.

5 PM. RM15. Batu Pahat's The Wall.
LISTEN TO THE BANDCAMP AND GO SING-ALONGS!

24 REASONS - why they're starving, while other gain billions demo '96 7"


OUT NOW:

24 REASONS - why they're starving, while other gain billions demo '96 7"

Normal Version: RM20
Test Pressing: RM60

Price excluded postage
TRADE always welcomed, but please write first..

Record Store Day Version: please visit Tandang Store - RM25

contact: 

Sabtu, 19 April 2014

Plague of Happiness - Febuari [official music video]


Plague of Happiness – the legendary third-wave ska-punk act formed in 1999 in Johor Bahru has unleashed a new single entitled "Febuari" on 17th February 2014. The single which said to be included in their upcoming new album is available through download via iTunes: itunes.apple.com.

Perjalanan FEBUARI masih lekat di JIWA
Senyum dan tawa anak pulau JAWA, TAK KAN LUPA
Walau dimamah MASA
Ia tetap di dalam MINDA
Semangat KAWAN takdi LUNTUR WARNA
BUDAYA dan NEGARA... owh

Kita tak sendiri
Walau beda FRASA KATA
Tutur HATI tetap sama
Bisik kan, Rasa hormat ini
Itu yang kita pelajari
Dari JAKARTA ke KOTA SURABAYA

Tak kan lupa setiap DETIK pengalaman bermakna
Seni BERTEMU dan BERPISAH, di lukis penuh warna
Bisik SEMANGAT ini, tanamkan didalam hati
PENAMPUNG dikala kekeruhan
Untuk dimasa hadapan

Kita tak kan lupa
Detik teriak bersuara
Detik wajah bertemu wajah
Tinggikan, Rasa sayang iniItu yang kita pelajari
Dari JAKARTA ke KOTA SURABAYA

Persahabatan kita di CONTENG media
Yang sudah lama terbina oleh SENI YANG TERINDAH
Laungkan
Owh Owh Owh
Kita tak kan MENGALAH

Kita berusaha
Menjalinkan kata kata
Semangat KAWAN yang indah
Tinggikan, Rasa setia ini
Itu yang kite pelajari
Dari JAKARTA ke KOTA SURABAYA


"Febuari" was also delivered on an official music video released by The Wknd Sessions – facebook.com/thewknd – launched / published via YouTube.com – youtu.be/FKlfdOv92iU – on 25th February 2014.

"Febuari" features footage taken from the various shows and venues Plague of Happiness played during their eight-day tour of Indonesia – which saw them perform at venues in Bandung, Jakarta, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Solo, Malang and Surabaya. The video is a sort of behind-the-scenes look at that point in time, interspersed with them performing their latest track. Read more at: the-wknd.com.

Further information:
facebook.com/plagueofhappiness

REPRINT | Back to the future: Celebrating Record Store Day in Malaysia


BY DARYL GOH | Need a vinyl-hunting adventure? Just swing over to these independent record stores in the Klang Valley.

New independent record stores opening up in Klang Valley suburbs. A new breed of vinyl-loving fans getting hooked on record-hunting. Young and old music fans crate-digging side-by-side at these stores. 

To round if off, there’s the Record Store Day (RSD) 2014 celebrations, which takes place today, thrown into the mix.

It’s not a dream. Don’t rub your eyes. It’s true. The Malaysian masses are waking up to vinyl. Here’s a phenomenon that mirrors the current renaissance of vinyl abroad. Even closer to home, there has been a buzz of new record stores in Singapore, Jakarta and Bangkok catering to this demand for vinyl.

In Malaysia, it looks like this niche market is finally starting to go places with the arrival of independent record stores, like Hard Graft Records, Teenage Head Records, Tandang Store and the recent Ruby Music Centre/Cool Record Shop collaboration. More new players are reportedly on the way with brick and mortar stores. The vinyl-hunting map now stretches from Subang Jaya to Petaling Jaya in Selangor and all the way to Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur. 

There is also an imminent upgrade for one of the more established crate-digging haunts in the country.

“The noise you hear about vinyl is real, and the excitement for the format is contagious,” said Joe Rozario, 65, the owner of the Joe’s MAC (Music, Art & Collectible) store in Amcorp Mall in PJ. 

“I don’t think you have to convince people about the romance of a physical product. People are in deep love with this format. This is a long-lasting relationship,” he added.

Joe’s MAC, which started as a flea market stall at Amcorp Mall back in 2003, has emerged as a recognised vinyl destination in Malaysia. A recent mention in British experimental music magazine Wire in March has upped its global profile as a record store boasting rare Asian LPs.

It is not an exaggeration that Joe’s MAC, which is home to more than 11,000 pre-loved/new records, has become a first-stop for many newbie collectors as well as a meeting point for veteran vinyl enthusiasts. He expects a healthy record-hunting crowd today at his store to celebrate international Record Store Day 2014. There will be bargains galore (the 2-for-1 deals) through the weekend but Rozario reckons: “every day is a good day to buy records.”

Rozario says it’s great to have younger music fans on board, too. He put the whole trend into perspective: “We still have our regulars from the old days, but the walk-ins have increased, too. Now you find younger fans at Joe’s MAC. They come in with their smartphones at the ready, as they check the LP pricings on (marketplace guide) Discogs. 

"Some just come to Instagram the vinyl. Hey, no problem! As long as people are talking and sharing the news about Joe’s MAC.”

For the record: ‘When the idea of opening an independent record store came about, I wanted it to only sell vinyl. Proper racks. Proper browsing. Something for music fans,’ says Nick Mun, owner of Hard Graft Records in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

This business, or “labour of love” as Rozario claims, is about to get a bigger home soon.

“In August, we’re moving to a bigger shoplot right across from where we are located right now. The floor space is huge (4,000 sq ft/371.6sq m) and that means more vinyl and more elbow room,” said Rozario, who revealed that classic rock, pop and Chinese LPs have been regular sellers at his store.

Rozario added, his store, which mostly sells vintage LPs, shifts an estimated 12,000 pieces of vinyl a year. Rozario’s vinyl selling philosophy is simple – just give the masses a comfortable space to browse for LPs and always be on hand to talk to them.

“A bit of knowledge-sharing goes a long way. I talk to vinyl collectors about rock music from my era and in return, I also get to learn about newer bands.”

Rozario has also seen local music tastes getting more sophisticated and plans to ramp up the diversity at his new and improved store.

“No doubt, there is constant demand for classic artistes (Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix). But we’re getting more requests. Some customers ask if we carry Serge Gainsbourg LPs, others come looking for classic soul LPs. Three months ago, we also received a shipment of 2,000 classical records. That supply has nearly finished.

“We’ve also sold a few Sonic Youth deluxe box set reissues ... well, you wouldn’t think Joe’s MAC is the kind of store to attract alternative music fans, would you? But we do!”

The jovial gentleman, while adjusting his trademark beret, definitely is looking forward to one of his biggest years in the vinyl selling business when his shop moves.

More than a decade ago, Rozario was a one-man-show business. Today, he hires runners in the United States, Australia, Britain, Singapore and Germany to supply LPs. There is also a Joe’s MAC branch in Central Market in Kuala Lumpur. If Rozario is an established name in the homegrown vinyl community, then look out for the new players, too.

Hard Graft Records, which started from home two years ago in Kuala Lumpur, relied heavily on word-of-mouth to gain a following.

The crew — (from left) Wan Hazril, Alak Idle and Sanan Anuar — behind Tandang Store in Kuala Lumpur. Apart from DIY releases, punk LPs and underground titles, the record store has also begun to embrace dub reggae and indie LPs.

“The main focus for Hard Graft is to bring in new LP releases that are not readily available here. I used to hand deliver the records to customers by meeting them in MidValley Megamall or the Bangsar area. It was a cash-on-delivery thing,” said Nick Mun, the owner of Hard Graft Records, who finally realised his dream of running an independent store.

Hard Graft Records opened its doors in Petaling Jaya last December. Tucked on the first floor of an office building in the PJ New Town area (near Tong Woh Medical Hall), the store welcomes customers with rows of new releases on the racks and also classic rock reissues on the walls.

Now, with the store opened, Mun, in his early 40s, joked that he no longer has to deal with the back-breaking work of carting heavy vinyl boxes to gigs or vinyl-only parties, where he used to sell direct to music fans. A change in fortunes has bestowed him a comfortable couch and a sound system at his store for customers to take in the music.

“It’s good to have a proper place, because with a store, I can put up more records and people can come over to browse and hang out,” he added.

On the day of this interview, Mun received a steady stream of regulars who also brought their friends over to the store.

“They say that music fans don’t bother about record stores any longer. I beg to differ. I think people still do care,” he argued.

“The challenge is to let the masses know they can get new releases on vinyl here. That awareness needs to be heightened.”

For this year’s RSD, Hard Graft Records will be having a vinyl listening party and live in-store bands.

Cheah Mun Kit (right), the main man behind the Cool Record Shop, which shares a shoplot with the neighbourhood vinyl haunt Ruby Music Centre, owned by Tham Peng Kee, in Petaling Jaya in Selangor.

Mun has already stocked up well for his customers with classic rock, alternative music, punk, indie and metal LPs. Contemporary new releases from Mogwai, Arctic Monkeys, Ghost and Chvrches catch the eye at this store, while LP reissues from Ramones, Fugazi and Slayer provide finger-itching temptation for record-hunters out there.

For publicity, Hard Graft’s Facebook page has more than 3,000 followers, which goes a long way in directing traffic to his store.

Over at the newly-opened Teenage Head Records in the SS14 neighbourhood of Subang Jaya, Selangor, the feelgood buzz for vinyl can already be felt before you enter the shop. A few tables are lined up outside the store, with vinyl hunters sipping coffee (available at the store), while chatting and unwrapping their newly-purchased records.

The store, which is operated by Mohd Radzi, 37, has a true “mom and pop” record store vibe. After quitting their day jobs, Radzi and his wife Linda decided to take the plunge and start a record store with a youthful exuberance. A giant Sonic Youth poster on the wall gives music fans a clue on the “indie/alternative” slant here.

The range of vinyl records – new releases and second-hand – reflects the owners’ personal tastes. If anything, Teenage Head Records (named after Singapore indie band The Oddfellows’ debut album) can easily be regarded as the local version of Championship Vinyl (the store from the cult movie High Fidelity).

“We’re definitely looking to add to the vinyl fun. We only started this month, so, give us time to get the balance right. That said, I’m sure we can get some people excited over the vintage My Bloody Valentine EPs and Morrissey LPs,” said the affable Radzi, who also goes the extra mile to clean each and every pre-loved record that can be purchased at Teenage Head Records.

“It’s extra counter service! You always want to go home with a record that is ready rock. Actually, it also gives me time to have a conversation with the customer. That way, I can find out what else I can bring in to Teenage Head to improve the store,” he added with a smile.

Radzi has fortunately gotten his RSD 2014 releases sorted out in time. He has also invited a bunch of local musicians to play an acoustic show (11am onwards, today) in his store.

For those seeking out underground metal, obscure punk and dub reggae LPs, then a dash to the Tandang Store in Kampung Baru Ampang, Kuala Lumpur is a must.

“Since we opened this trading space last October, we have been selling lots of hardcore/punk LPs as well as many different styles of metal music, be it doom, death metal or grindcore,” said Wan Hazril, 32, who is one of the hands-on partners in the store’s operations.

“We have also started to carry some dub reggae, pysch rock, blues, indie and jazz LPs. Many kids don’t really associate these LPs with the punk/hardcore/metal stuff. But at Tandang, we are trying to change mindsets. You might like doom metal, but we can recommend some experimental jazz that is equally interesting. We think it’s really important to introduce music when you have the opportunity, and with a record store, you can build a connection with the people who come through the door,” he added.

Elsewhere, there’s an inspired collaboration between Ruby Music Centre and Cool Record Shop in Petaling Jaya. Ruby Music Centre, which opened in 1972, is still being run by Tham Peng Kee, who has defied the odds and kept his neighbourhood store going with surplus vinyl stock from warehouses and closed down record stores nationwide.


“Maybe this is the oldest vinyl shop in the country. I don’t know, I just enjoy doing what I do ... selling records,” said Tham, 68, who proudly claims that his “new old stock” selections have attracted crate-diggers from Europe and South-East Asia.

“I have loads of Chinese records from the 1970s and there are many unopened boxes of disco-era LPs and pop/funk records. All unplayed. Where do I get my stock from, you ask? Of course, I can’t tell you. It’s a trade secret,” he said with a laugh.

These days, Ruby Music Centre shares floor space with Cool Record Shop, which is run by Cheah Mun Kit, 55. This two-in-one shoplot arrangement works out to be a treat for record hunters. Ruby Music has the surplus LP bargains while Cool Record Shop, which opened last August, is slowly drawing the masses in with its range of mainstream jazz, pop, Chinese and audiophile quality LPs.

“The good news is, we also have a stash of limited edition Record Store Day titles. Some REM, The Doors, Green Day ... the list looks good. Just come over (today), we’ll be more than happy to show you around both our ‘stores’. This vinyl revival has also made it possible for music fans to shop in a real vintage record store like Ruby Music Centre. Who would have thought that this would be happening in 2014,” declared an amused Cheah.

> More info on Joe’s MAC (Music, Art & Collectibles), Hard Graft Records, Tandang Store and Teenage Head Records can be found on Facebook. Ruby Music Centre/Cool Record Shop is located at 26, Jalan 21/19, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

source:
THE STAR ONLINEPublished: Saturday April 19, 2014

Review: PERPETUAL "Grind Your Mind" CD 2013


Padat, ketat dan berat! Istilah-istilah tepat untuk menggambarkan isi kandungan album "Grind Your Mind" dari PERPETUAL. Sepertimana definasi mereka Brutal Harsh Grindcore, band berasal dari Sandakan, Sabah ini menggunakan sepenuhnya pengalaman luas dan perjalanan jauh mereka semenjak ditubuhkan pada tahun 1995 untuk menghasilkan muzik yang benar-benar Grindcore, memenuhi piawaian Grindcore antarabangsa.

Dengan bantuan seorang rakan dari Sabah juga, saya perolehi CD mengandungi 10 buah lagu keluaran label The Noise Productions. Berikut adalah senarai lagu yang dimuatkan:

1. The Intruders
2. Grind Your Mind
3. The Downfall of Humankind
4. Deadworld
5. New World Destroyer
6. Insanity of War
7. Disversus Suspicio
8. Dominator
9. Protector of the Truth
10. Life Disorder


Kualiti PERPETUAL dalam album cukup terserlah melalui pengendalian instrumen, kegarangan vokal, kepaduan bunyi dan profesionalisma yang ditonjolkan. Muzik mereka bukan kebisingan sembarangan tetapi kebingitan maksima yang berkarisma! Seperti yang saya katakan di peringkat awal tadi, anda sepatutnya tidak perlu memikir panjang untuk mendapatkan CD ini kerana "Grind Your Mind" adalah hasilkerja dari sebuah band yang telah lama memperjuangkan muzik mereka dan band yang benar-benar memahami apa itu Grindcore!

RM25 termasuk pos. Hubungi zamodox@gmail.com atau 013-8724406 (Zam).


90/100 - Intensely harsh grind to the core!

MISGIVE - "SHORT SKIRTS, SHOT GUNS" EP


Most talented all-female punkers MISGIVE proudly announced the release of the 5-track EP entitled "Short Skirts, Shot Guns". Fans of NOFX, Blink-182, Rancid, Anti-Flag and the likes should immediately get it by now! Available for purchase at RM10 each! Songs appeared in this debut EP are:

1. Don't Need No Words
2. Short Skirts, Shot Guns
3. Music Sucks
4. Fluttered
5. Broken Society


An acoustic show will be held at Mint Store Wawasan Plaza (Kota Kinabalu) this coming Sunday, 20th April 2014 stands as the EP Launch event. Do come to see them play and show your support to MISGIVE by purchasing their EP at the venue. Show started at 4pm.

The promotional effort will be followed by an already planned Short Skirts, Shot Guns Malaysian & Singapore Tour scheduled on end of April and May 2014. Be there!

For ordering by post, do contact +01112637779 (Sky). Its LIMITED so get yours now!

HELLEXIST - AGE OF DEATH JAPAN TOUR 2014


Crust Punk Johor Bahru, HELLEXIST akan mengadakan dua persembahan di negara matahari terbit, Jepun pada Mei 2014. Dinamakan AGE OF DEATH JAPAN TOUR 2014, mereka akan beraksi pada 10 Mei bersama Power Of Idea, Sekien, Goum dan Money Is God pada 10hb Mei di Morgana Livecentre, Tokyo. Hari berikutnya bertarikh 11hb Mei pula HELLEXIST muncul bersama Flex Eye, Plasmodia, Patato Destroyer dan Sweety di Sogen, Shizuoka. Label mereka, BROKEN NOISE RECORDS turut mengeluarkan t-shirt eksklusif bersempena tour ini diedar pada harga RM40. Hubungi ladingsatu@gmail.com untuk maklumat lanjut.

Sabtu, 12 April 2014

MISGIVE - SHORT SKIRTS, SHOT GUNS TOUR


Not just suprising but amazingly talented all-female KK-based Punkrockers MISGIVE is on their right way for the "Short Skirts, Shot Guns" Malaysian and Singapore Tour. Their rousing-to-be shows are scheduled as follows:

24/04/14: Channel-A Studio, Bandar Sri Permaisuri KL
25/04/14: URock Studio, Subang Jaya Selangor
26/04/14: Pink Noize Studio, North Bridge Road, Singapore
27/04/14: Stop Zone Gig Hall Larkin, Johor
03/05/14: Kuching, Sarawak (venue tbc)
24/05/14: Appleseed Studio Satok, Sarawak

One of the pit stop. More at their Facebook.

Damn! This bunch of pretty girls is more than what you'll expect. Check them out at your nearest venue and find yourself how impressive they are! While waiting for MISGIVE, get a little warm-up by watching this cool music video.


Well said. They play, they make.

COMING SOON: MINUS DOUBLE TAPE


COMING SOON: MINUS DOUBLE TAPE - ANGER ARISE YEAR 2014. Get further information from bloodofwar_records@yahoo.co.uk or ladingsatu@gmail.com.

NOISE FOR SALE @ BROKEN NOISE RECORDS


Korang kasi tekan (klik) imej flyer kat atas ni baru boleh nampak jelas. Support produk keluaran Broken Noise Records. Kontakt ladingsatu@gmail.com kalau ada yang berminat. 

Selasa, 8 April 2014

Review: SKINBASHER "Punkapak" CD 2012


Sebagai permulaan, gua mengambil kata-kata Ajax selaku frontman (gitar & vokal) kumpulan ini di mana dalam usaha mengimbau kembali era Rock Kapak yang telahpun lama berlalu, SKINBASHER telah mengambil langkah merombak kembali kegemilangan muzik tersebut, membuat sedikit modifikasi muzik Rock Kapak atau juga ada kalanya digelar Rock Kangkang disulami dengan elemen-elemen muzik Punk Rock maka terhasillah apa yang dipanggil "Punkapak". 

Dilancarkan pada 6 Oktober 2012, "Punkapak" merupakan album ke-empat SKINBASHER selepas "Transglobal Confusion" (1999), "Mama Beta" (2001) dan "Infiniti" (2009). Untuk pengetahuan, SKINBASHER telah ditubuhkan semenjak tahun 1993 lagi oleh pemuzik-pemuzik berpengalaman di persada underground tempatan. Mereka mula mencipta nama menerusi demo "Hypertension" (1995). 

Dengan kehadiran Tom THE BOLLOCKS sebagai jurutera rakaman, "Punkapak" mengangkat 10 buah lagu yang sesungguhnya Punk dan Rock! Anda boleh samada mengatakan ini sebuah album Punk yang bernafaskan Rock ataupun sebuah album Rock yang bernafsukan Punk. Hakikatnya, Punk dan Rock adalah bersaudara! Sembilan daripadanya adalah lagu yang penuh dengan sifat Punk-Rock-Kapak-Melayu, manakala hanya sebuah lagu berteraskan Bahasa Inggeris. 

01. Gitar dan Conga (feat. Aca Shaqeera)
02. Tentang Chinta
03. Dari Tuhan
04. Punkapak 
05. Akupunktur
06. Kleptomania
07. Berjalan dalam hujan
08. Dosa dan Pahala
09. Natesria
10. Runaway

Gua cukup kagum dengan irama-irama, melodi dan susunan muzik yang dipersembahkan oleh SKINBASHER dalam album "Punkapak" ini. Setiap darinya sangat-sangat menarik, menangkap dan melekat di samping nyanyian-nyanyian yang selamba dan mudah difahami. Setiap lagu yang diperdengarkan boleh dikatakan radio-friendly (mesra radio) yang mana sedikit sebanyak dapat melonjakkan nama SKINBASHER di peringkat arus perdana. Walaupun ini kedengaran agak menjurus kepada komersial, gua percaya SKINBASHER kekal dengan akar umbi dan identiti underground sejati!


"Punkapak" pada kesimpulannya diujudkan untuk mencipta satu fenomena baru dalam industri muzik di negara ini. Dipercayai kebanyakan di kalangan peminat muzik rock dan metal tempatan telah dewasa bersama atau paling tidak pernah meminati muzik SEARCH dan WINGS maka "Punkapak" adalah sesuatu yang unik datang dari usaha menggabungkan citarasa muzik dahulu dan sekarang!


Review oleh: Asid KRÜSTed - krusted.blogspot.com

REPRINT | Interview: DOOM


CVLT Nation Interviews DOOM | By SeanFitz | April 7, 2014 | DOOM headlines TEMPLES Fest May 2nd to 4th, 2014.

A bit of a Rolling Stones type of question, but why do you think Doom has had such staying power? Where does inspiration come from these days?

SCOOT – Doom inspired me in 1988 before I ever knew I would be playing with them or touring/traveling meeting people. I think Doom has something sincere and it shows especially with the music/noise that is made and the conviction of the lyrics! Not all of us were lucky enough to know bands like Discard/Asocial/Disarm/Crude SS etc back in the mid to late 80s, so when I heard Doom for the first time, it was something different from all the other “fast” bands, and opened the door to many ethical and musical paths.

BRI – Not sure. Maybe because it’s always been a part of us – even when we were in hiatus or when I wasn’t in the band, it still meant something to me. We’ve always tried to keep Doom DIY and not to let it get watered down. The inspiration now is the same as when I started the band. It is my way of expressing my anger at how the world is. A way to make noise & speak out and to hopefully inspire others to do the same.

Do you think that, lyrically, songs bother people as much as they used to, or make them question things in the same way? Is it a very conscious thing for you when writing a song that they be political or sociological statements? Do you still have the same convictions as you did with the earlier lyrics?

SCOOT – I think there are a core of people who care about the lyrics and music, and then some who only care about the one or the other. It frustrates me if people don’t read/understand what we shout about, as the lyrics are important and we are saying “open your fucking eyes and see what is happening around you, happening TO YOU – start to give a damn”!

BRI – Lyrics are important. It was, and still is, a conscious decision to make our lyrics simple and to the point, whether they are political or sociological. My lyrics are usually a statement/comment on things that piss me off, things that need exposing/challenging. Whether people are bothered or not is something we can’t control, but the feedback I’ve got from all over the world over the years reveals the answer to be ‘yes’. Lyrics/punk changed my life and the way I think, and I hope our lyrics still have that effect. I might think slightly differently now than when I did in my teens, but in general the same things piss me off. The older I get the angrier I get.


On the new album, you have a song ‘Con Dem Nation’ about voting. An age old question, but do you think voting changes anything?

SCOOT – Not from what I can see, and I don’t have a smart answer, but again, is it the lesser of two evils or merely swapping shit for shite? I think this con-dem government just shows you how we are stuck, and no matter who you vote for, they are gonna shaft us! Very depressing really.

BRI – No. The only political parties that get voted in are the ones that tread the middle ground and those who protect the ruling classes and the business elite. This is not democracy, it is merely a charade to make people think they have a say and that they are in control of their lives. In reality, it is a capitalist plutonomy, where the only winners are the rich ruling classes. Of course some parties are worse than others, but there is not really any difference.

Do you think being involved with a band like Doom and the underground diy punk scene has changed your life in many ways?

SCOOT – Yes! It showed me there was a scene out there – actually I prefer the word “community” – and that there still IS, no matter how jaded some people can be about it at times! There are people putting on gigs, releasing their own stuff, making zines, holding groups etc. – it isn’t always easy, but it’s there!

BRI – Yes. It has empowered me. It has taught me that things are possible when you take greed, profit and the “music business” out of the equation. This is our music/scene, not some faceless business opportunity to be exploited.


Is it harder to keep down a job when your off gigging and sleeping on floors around Europe at every turn about? What have been the best experiences as a band?

SCOOT – Yeah, it’s mental trying fit work shifts around my job but we make it work somehow. Sleeping on floors nowadays though? Come on, we are too old, it’s 2014 – surely a mattress or sofa isn’t too much to ask?? :) Best experiences? I’ve spent 6 yrs in Doom so far, and for me recording, hail to Sweden – writing and recording the new LP were some faves. Live, something seems to click these days when we are on form and I find it very satisfying. Denis gives the gigs a lot of energy, Stick and Bri obviously still have that knack of pummeling everything in sight too. Recently, Doom raised money via Bandcamp, reissuing the Police Bastard 7″ for a person wrongly imprisoned in Columbia. He was at death’s door, now he is “released” under house arrest, but at least out of the ghetto prison he was in – check the story out here

BRI – I work part-time at a college, term time only, so I have to fit tours around school holidays. Quite difficult, but they are quite flexible if I want to take some extra days off/swap them around. I cannot sleep on floors anymore, too old. It’s not like we ask for warm towels and blue m&m’s, but a mattress or something soft to sleep on is a must. Like Scoot said, the help we were able to offer Luis in Columbia was pretty awesome, and receiving messages from all the world from people thanking us for inspiring them to form bands etc. always makes me feel good.

You’ve played some big festivals in this last while, but all very independent ones. Do you think diy punk ethos has spread into the more mainstream/underground music scenes? What do you think this ethic has had the most impact on?

SCOOT – Yeah, I think it has, some others might disagree with me but the internet has opened many pathways – should punk be just for the punks? We have met many people that got into the diy scene through hearing us or like-minded bands and this is what it’s all about. I have no problem doing a big fest anymore, as we know where our heart lies and I’d rather Doom play than some cock rock-minded band or someone singing about wizards and elves! :D Doom still play more diy gigs, we try do what we can, when we can!

BRI – Maybe it has, but I think the internet/technology has actually done a lot to make people/bands realize that you can record yourselves and distribute your music far and wide without someone exploiting you for money. I think it’s good that we get the opportunity to play big festivals, we’re lucky in that respect that we now get asked to. Otherwise it can feel a bit like you’re preaching to the converted a lot of the time. It’s good to be able to turn people onto underground music that they would normally never hear.

I see Denis’ vocals were recorded in Sweden – is it hard to write new songs and record with him living there? Could you tell us about who else appears on the new album?

BRI – Yes, it was quite difficult, but that was mainly down to bad communication. I ended up having to go to Sweden and oversee some of his recording in the end, as his first session wasn’t quite right. The actual technical side of things is pretty straightforward, but it was quite a stressful time for me. I always find it quite hard recording my own bands, it’s sometimes difficult to judge when you’re actually part of the songwriting process. The writer and performer on “Prey For Our Souls” is the anarchy-punk poet Andy T. Scoot has known him for years, but I only recently got to know him when I recorded his last album. Now I consider him a good friend and a very talented one at that, so it was a great when he agreed to write us a poem and to perform it for us. I actually recorded his vocals in his front room, as he only lives a few miles away. “Fag Ash Lil” who does the spoken word on “Corrupt Fucking System,” lives even closer…as that is Lisa, my wife! I wrote the lyrics to CFS with the old Antisect style in mind, Denis said he wouldn’t be able to pull it off so I asked Lisa. It’s not really her style, as she has a very gruff vocal (Corpus Vile). But we did a few takes in different styles and this one seemed to work best as I’d imagined it. On “Yes, They Still Test on Dogs,” Charlie (Anti Cimex) added some backing vocals (in Denis’s front room, after I’d just beaten everyone at 10 pin bowling!).

Photo by Ricky Adam

What were the main reasons for starting your own label, Black Cloud? Do you have to be a bit more businesslike in your dealings, and how are you influenced by past experiences with labels like Peaceville? Will you be releasing any of your other bands on the label?

BRI – It’s been something I’ve always wanted to do. We’re really fortunate that the interest is there for Doom, that we’ve have finally managed to make it happen. It’s taken us 25 years to actually be able to release our own record and it feels good. Stick deals mostly with the “business” side of things, as I am crap at that sort of thing. He works hard at it, but it is a lot to take on. We don’t have any plans to release other bands, but I can’t say it will never happen. One thing at a time. As for past experiences, they have definitely influenced us. We have been ripped off by labels and friends, so it’s good to have complete control.

Doom’s plans for 2014?

SCOOT – We just got back from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and Australia – very intense traveling. We hope to maybe write/record a new 7″ later in the year, we want to shift all the cds and remaining vinyl we have left of CORRUPT FUCKING SYSTEM, so get in touch via ukdoom@gmail.com or doomcrustpunk.com/shop

BRI – We play two gigs in Russia this weekend, then Temples and Punk Illegal. Later on, we might be going back to the U.S. for a one-off fest and hopefully some gigs in Scotland. As far as CFS goes, we plan to get it released under license (with friends) this year in the U.S., South America and Europe. We’ve also talked about writing some new songs for an EP.


Originally appeared on: CVLT Nation

LETS UNITE! (3 Mei 2014)


LETS UNITE! GIG
Saturday, May 3 @ 12:00pm (not on 26/4 as mentioned on flyer)
Dewan Motel Desa, Kuala Terengganu

This is benefit gig to raise money in conjuction of our collective in seeking a place to open a studio/diy/gig space in Kuala Terengganu.. let's unite for the scene!...

BRUSOM
(extokku punk rockers blend with 90's seattle sound)

KILING AS BLOODHOUND-K.A.A.B
(k.terengganu metalcore/posthardcore)

VOICETEROUS OI!
(kuantan oi!)

TRIPHASE
(indie rock n roll alternative)

DCO
(terengganu pop punk)

SKASOAP
(kuala terennganu newly skapunk band project)

THE BROLOCK
(wakaf tapai street oi!)

HUMAN CHOP
(kuala terengganu hardcore punk)

DAHLIA
(kota bharu heavy metal/rock)

DROHONG
(terengganu grindcore)

DISOBEY
(kota bharu chaos punk/d-beat)

STREET YOUNGSTER
(kota bharu oi!)

FAGGY NOISY 
(wakaf tapai streetpunk)

BRITIT MASTER 
(marang indie rock and roll)

info:

WxIxDxBx - Rubber Duckie Cumie Cikkie (Official Video)


Song: Max Sayuthi
Lyrics: No-Risk
Album: Velcum To Penice
Published: 2012

All audio recording and song rights are under:
QUANTIZE STUDIO & PRODUCTION

Published on Jan 25, 2014
Source: http://youtu.be/leGvrqzOi38
Info: WxIxDxBx (What Is De Because)

WxIxDxBx - Malignant Outbreak (official video)


Song: Malignant Outbreak
Album: Velcum To Penice
Year: 2012
Origin: Kuala Lumpur

WxIxDxBx are:
Tepung Gomak Monster - Vocal
No-riskgrinDDz - Vocal
Dynbai - Guitar
Max Sayuthi - Guitar
Sang Kelembai - Drums

Cameraman: Man Tulang
Director: Max Sayuthi

Published on Sep 10, 2012
Source: http://youtu.be/-AcW-kKLtU8
Info: WxIxDxBx (What Is De Because)

IPOH GRINDFEST | 31/05/2014


IPOH GRINDFEST
31 MEI 2014
Rainhouse Music Studio, Ipoh

Featuring:
++TOOL OF THE TRADE
++SHITNOISE BASTARD
++ALTERATION BROKEN SYSTEM
++BAHAJANG
++COMPLUSION TO KILL
++UNITED NONSENSE
++PSYCHOCTIC SUFFERANCE

detail info:
012 743 4530 (ein)
017 550 8730 (madi)
012 524 0697 (zul)
*ticket on grind door: RM10
BRING EXTRA MONEY FOR ALOT OF DIY STUFF!!!!!

www.facebook.com/events/701134816610412/

Rabu, 2 April 2014

LU APAHAL?? - 5 April 2014


LU APAHAL??
SABTU 5 APRIL 2014
UROCK, SS15 SUBANG JAYA
TIKET RM13

- BERANTAKAN
- TONGUE TWISTER
- KARRAK
- NO SECURITY
- DUCKHEAD
- BEHIND THE DEATH
- W.A.R

www.facebook.com/ProduksiTikamLidah