Sunday, November 15, 2015

JEHOVAH THE SATYR "DEMO 2015" CD




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SURTUR "DESCENDANT OF TIME" CD




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Thursday, November 12, 2015

TERUS MENERUS BERSAMA MUZIK HALUAN KIRI

Banyak label UG underground kini memilih untuk menerbitkan semula material-material lama dengan pakej baru kerana tidak mahu menanggung risiko jika bertindak berani memperkenalkan band-band baru kepada dunia. Peminat dan pendengar muda juga lebih cenderung untuk mendapatkan stuffs lama dan terkenal kerana ia memberi status kepada pemiliknya. Namun ke mana perginya semangat label-label UG yang asal ditubukan untuk memperkenalkan dan membantu band-band yang tidak diterima arus perdana serta memerlukan sokongan rakan-rakan dari genre yang sama. Tertubuhnya label UG seringkali adalah refleksi dari ketiadaan sokongan luar dan memutuskan untuk menerbitkan karya dengan usaha sendiri (DIY), namun jika pemuzik kurang arif dalam hubungan diplomatik UG. Maka hasil seni mereka pasti berkubur selepas demo atau album pertama. Hakikatnya label adalah entiti yang memperkenalkan genre baru seperti grindcore, unholy black metal, death metal hingga menjadi satu fenomena. 

Faithcraft akan mengekalkan semangat muzik haluan kiri tersebut. Kami tidak akan putus asa menyokong dan memperkenalkan band-band baru yang berpotensi, dari benua-benua asing agar mereka ingat, dikala mereka mula bertapak dan sangat memerlukan sokongan. Kami berada di situ menghargai kesenian mereka.

Maka, terimalah dua rilisan penutup tahun ini!! Tunjukan sokongan anda. Akan terbit beberapa hari lagi.

SURTUR (Bangladeshi Thrash Metal)

 dan

 JEHOVAH THE SATYR (Indonesian Death Metal)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

KEMENYAN: BOOK OF METAL SORCERY







The astonishing archival material includes scores of 58 key historic interviews with AS SAHAR, IMPIETY, HAYAGRIVA, BETHEL, BAL-SAGOTH, CASTIGATE, BLACKFIRE, CELTIC DANCE, CALLENISH CIRCLE, DEPRESY, DEMONIFICATION, DESASTER, GRIM FORCE, CYPTIC MALEDICTION, LANGSUIR, IRONSWORD, ETERNAL MADNESS, NEBIRAS, VARATHRON, BEHEMOTH, WOLFBRIGADE, SENTENCED and many many more. 

Plus new disscussion with BLOOD LEGION, MORTUARY DRAPE, DARKTHRONE, ETERNAL ARMAGEDDON, HERETIC ANGELS, BELLIGERENT INTENT and GRUNDAR PRODUCTION. 

All in 210 pages. Killer design. A5 size. English written. Professional print and packaging. First 50 orders from us directly will get THE RAVENS demo CD exclusively. 

RM40 (incl Pos Laju for local order) or USD 16 (incl registered post for oversea order) 

Absolutely Malaysian Heavy Metal Book of the Year!!!

Send your payment to: Ahmad Raimi, Maybank, No acc: 112223207413 and text your address to: 019-2281979 after payment.
Paypal: dethcrowned@yahoo.com

OFFICIAL DISTRO:

KUALA LUMPUR

Metal Shop Uncle Lim, Tingkat 2 Campbell Complex, Jalan Dang Wangi

Basement Records Shop, Bukit Bintang (Facebook, Tel: 011-2432 8562)

Ahmad Nizang, Klang dan sekitarnya ( Facebook, Tel: 0179639316)


PUTRAJAYA, KAJANG dan BANGI

Ah Chuan, ( Tel: 017-2966640)

JOHOR BAHRU

Grundar Production, Larkin (Facebook, Tel: 019-7754600)

PAHANG

Azril, Itna Tsirhc Merchandising, Kuantan (Facebook, Tel: 012-9677581)

SABAH

Mikail Rot, Kota Kinabalu (Facebook, Email: dis_carnage@yahoo.com )

SARAWAK

Zizie Row, Kuching (Facebook, Tel: 016-8935596)

PENANG

Gerakbudaya Bookshop, Georgetown ( website, Tel: 04 261 0282 )

PERAK
Necro X Studio, Ipoh ( Tel: 019-427-1054 )

Friday, August 14, 2015

KEMENYAN ZINE MASCOT

Original artwork by Po'G in 1997
Edited by Ahmad Ra1m1
Mascot name: SKULLPION

Sunday, July 12, 2015

KEMENYAN ZINE DIARIES



I have been working hard over the past months to compile all historic interviews from Kemenyan Zine, spanning from the mid 90’s to 2006. As bonus, Kemenyan book will also features new interviews with some bands I couldn’t get in touch back in the day but dying to have them in my zine. It needs so much time and work to reproduce all those pages in great quality. In fact, some investment has been made to ensure it will come in killer design and printing. I hope you guys will buy this book for its comprehensive historical and subcultural record. The book is scheduled to be release in September 2015. Also to my old supporters and readers, this is specially made for you.

~ Rammy, Ahmad Ra1m1, Barbarossa
11th July 2015

Tambahan: Saya menghentikan aktiviti Kemenyan zine pada 2006 apabila melihat band-band tempatan sudah tidak berminat lagi untuk menyokong zine-zine fotokopi. Pengikut zine juga berkurangan. Malah, ada ketikanya band-band luar negara yang begitu popular seperti BEHEMOTH, CENTINEX, DESASTER dan sebagainya mampu membalas interview dalam hanya satu minggu, sebaliknya saya perlu memujuk, mengingatkan band-band tempatan yang selalunya membalas surat/email setelah beberapa bulan atau terus rip off. Bagi satu itulah kali terakhir saya akan menyokong mereka. Tiada peluang kedua!!. Untuk ruangan bonus dalam buku ini, saya cuba mengarang interview-interview tambahan demi menyokong kumpulan-kumpulan baru tempatan. Hal yang sama tetap terjadi. Ia sungguh mengecewakan. Takkanlah anda tunggu majalah Terrorizer atau Metal Hammer kot?

Begitu juga artwork, walaupun saya mampu melakukannya sendiri. Saya tetap mahu memberi peluang pelukis-pelukis baru untuk mengetengahkan karya mereka di kulit hadapan Kemenyan nanti walaupun berbayar. Namun setelah bayaran dikemukan, mereka diam dan terus hilang. Saya agak kecewa dengan sikap begini…

Sunday, June 21, 2015

LIMITED EDITION WRECKÄR SKATEBOARD


Custom made WRECKÄR "Born Bizarro"  8" x 29" hardrock maple deck [15" wheelbase] with barbaric artwork by Ronald Chia. Comes with sporty black bag. The first metal punk band in Malaysia ever to release an official skate deck.

Get it now:
RM200 (incl. postage)
Contact: faithcraftproductions@yahoo.com
Tel: 014-9002612

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

KHEROW BERPISAH DENGAN PELOPORNYA


KHEROW, progresif death metal dari Kuching, Sarawak mengumumkan perpisahan mereka bersama pemain dram serta pengasas kumpulan ini, Afdzal Salimi yang akan berpindah ke negeri Perlis hari ini. Afdzal telah berkhidmat dalam rakaman serta persembahan bersama KHEROW sejak 15 tahun yang lalu dan kekal meneruskan perjuangan seni walaupun mengalami banyak rombakan ahli.


Zizie Row, gitaris yang kini mengalas peneraju utama KHEROW telah mengumumkan saudara, Jonathan James Rogue sebagai penganti Afdzal. Jonathan seorang pemain dram berbakat dan berpengalaman luas sebagai pemuzik kelab bakal memberi khidmatnya dalam penerbitan album terbaru KHEROW.

Semoga Afdzal Salimi berjaya dalam apa yang beliau ceburi dan selamat datang ke Perlis. Kampung Sunnah.

Friday, April 24, 2015

PEDAL TO THE METAL: #4


RIDE & ROLL TO SINGORA
Tentatif:

16hb MEI 2015 (Sabtu)

07.00 pagi – semua berkumpul dititik mula, pintu sempadan Padang Besar ke Thailand. Kita akan gunakan laluan kampung untuk pemandangan yang dingin dan damai.

07.30 pagi – Selesai dengan semua dokumen perjalanan di kaunter immigration.

Kayuh ke Khlong Ngae

10.30 pagi – Dijangka tiba Khlong Ngae. (minum, rehat tubuh dan mata)

11.30 pagi – Teruskan kayuhan ke bandar Hatyai mengunakan lebuhraya Pak Kassem.

3.00 petang – Tiba di hotel. Rehat secukupnya.

7.00 petang – rekreasi di pasar terapung Klong Hae dengan mengunakan tut-tut (chillax, beli souvenir, cuba makanan exotik tempatan, berlibur lihat persembahan band tempatan, fotografi dan sebagainya selama 1 jam)

8.30 malam – Makan malam di restoran halal di bandar Hatyai.

9.30 malam – Melawat pusat pergerakan muzik bawah tanah Hatyai –Songhkla iaitu NWT Shop di Greenway Market atau Rockspace Bar ( menurut pemilik bar, mereka akan menganjurkan sebuah parti bagi menyambut kedatangan kita!!)

Meneroka kehidupan malam bandar Hatyai dan rehat.

17hb MEI 2015 (Ahad)

07.00 pagi – Sarapan pagi berdekatan kawasan hotel.

8.00 pagi – Kayuh ke Padang Besar. Sebelum tiba pekan Sadao berdekatan Ban Prik kita akan berhenti rehat di Central Mosque (sekolah pondok) untuk memberi sumbangan derma.

3.00 petang – Dijangka tiba di pintu sempadan Padang Besar.

* Jadual mungkin ada perubahan bergantung pada cuaca dan situasi semasa.

Bagi menjayakan kayuhan ini penganjur mengenakan bayaran RM100 seorang ( bank-in duit sebelum 21 April 2015 bagi memudahkan penganjur membuat perancangan.
Bayaran ini merangkumi t-shirt, sticker, sewa hotel, sewa tut-tut ke Klong Hae dan derma kepada sekolah pondok.
Jika anda datang dengan bas, maklum kepada kami. Supaya mudah kami sediakan pengangkutan anda ke Padang Besar atau penginapan sementara di Kangar. Percuma!
Berminat? Masukkan wang sebelum 21 April 2015 ke 0901 001004 8495 
(Bank Islam – Faithcraft Productions)

Friday, March 6, 2015

THE MALAYSIAN DEPRESSION COMPILATION


Adalah sebuah kompilasi cakera padat berkembar yang direncanakan oleh saudara Yunus Azinzan (SIAL) untuk mengumpulkan kumpulan-kumpulan arus ambient dan dark wave dari seluruh Malaysia.

Senarai nama band yang terlibat :-

Side A
1. Ahmad Ra1m1 - Narashangsa
2. Moniker Lifelorn - Yasmin
3. Dark Houri - Funeral Through The Fire's Tongue
4. Delusi - Inersia
5. Embracing The Void - The Ecliptic Seasons
6. Filsufatia - Laverne (A Million Miles Nowhere)
7. Animist - The Moondial
8. Lured - Absorbing Thought
9. Tersembunyi - Malam Yang Dingin

Side B
1. Maqâbir - Lost & Never Found
2. Mati - Hear My Sadness
3. Mhourong - Bunuh Diri
4. Shadowed Grace - A Mothers Lullabye
5. Sial - Murung II
6. Tears of Grief - Isolated
7. Al Azazhil - Thy Greatness
8. Leflangrisser - Bapthogoat
9. Unsilent Apparition - Abyss Of Damnation

HANYA ADA 4 KEPING DARI FAITHCRAFT PRODUCTIONS.
RM20 (termasuk pos laju)
Contact:  014-900 2612

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

INTERVIEW WITH DECONSTRUCTING SEQUENCE


I praised their brand new EP “Access Code” as one of the best from 2014, which leads me to do this interview. What is really on their minds? An answers we need to know…

Greetings from Malaysia. Who’s answering to this? How are you?
Tiberius: What’s up Malaysia?! This is Morph and Tiberius from Deconstructing Sequence. We’re doing really good, currently making plans how to blow you all into outer space with our music haha!

2. Before we go to “Access Code”, tell me more about NORTHWAIL and your other musical background?
Morph: Northwail was a band I’ve started as a teenager. Me and my friend were the only people listening to black metal in our little town. There were some death metal bands around so by the time we picked up our instruments we’ve started a black metal band inspired by Satyricon, Emperor, Immortal, Mayhem, Taake and stuff like that. As time passed I’ve stumbled upon more avant-garde and progressive forms of metal, which instantly fitted my taste and had a major influence on the music I’ve created. From tr00 kvlt black metal band we’ve evolved into ambitious prog/avant-garde BM group. We were looking for a guitar player and that’s how I’ve met Tiberius.

3. Why choose the name, DECONSTRUCTING SEQUENCE?
Tiberius: The name Deconstructing Sequence is a result of looking for something that is going to describe our music. Our songs are a huge mind-blowing sequence of riffs and ideas. This sequence is then deconstructed through odd time signatures and unconventional arrangements. The name stands also for mixing Extreme Metal with Progressive/ Post Rock Music. Mayhem’s LP title “Ordo ad Chao” is a good description of our music - Order through Chaos! Brilliant!!!

Morph: Yeah, we went through a lot of different names and finally ended up with this one. When you hold our CD in your hands and read the name, you can expect what’s to come! It’s not easy to digest, just like our music, haha! 


4. Let’s get to the visual first. Who came out with the idea? Looking back to “Year One”, even it looks like a typical pop or R&B design. Ironically it best fits DECONSTRUCTING SEQUENCE’s musical direction. It has the ‘here and beyond’ agenda.
Tiberius: Because we’re science fiction freaks we watch loads of si-fi movies. One day I seen looking for something new I came by a description to the movie “Another Earth” by Mike Cahill. After watching it I though “wow this is what we are looking for!!!” It didn’t take us long to decide this will be our visual side to the first EP. Personal struggle, looking for a place in this world and all this inside a science-fiction story about the discovery of a planet that seems exactly like ours. Going there you can change Your life, getting back the things and people you lost in the past. Great movie!

Morph: For our second EP we’ve got into collaboration with Costin Chiorineau. One day Tiberius sent me a lyric video to new Mayhem song “Psywar”. We are both great fans of the band, so we were waiting to see what they can do seven years after “Ordo ad Chao”. Song was ok, but the thing that got my attention was the video itself. Hand drawn animated objects, very cold and dark atmosphere. I thought “man, this is cool, it could work for us!” So we’ve contacted him, he liked our music and after some email exchange we got him to work with us! Apart from being a great dude he is a very talented graphic artist. He did both the video to our song “A Habitable World Is Found” and designed all the graphics for the EP “Access Code”. His style is exactly what we needed, cold, futuristic and yet very different from the generic flashy sci-fi imagery you get nowadays. He collaborated with Attila Csihar from Mayhem on a very atmospheric animated short, and you should definitely check out his work for Carach Angren!

5. Thanks man. I will check it out! “Access Code” is your best work so far, musically and lyrically. It is perfect blend of aggression and melody. It is a very intense, yet harmonic experience. Some experts said, DS sounds like combination of NILE, MESHUGGAH, GOJIRA, EMPEROR. How can DS can be related to such compliments? Do you agreed with those opinion?
Tiberius: Yes, we are very happy with “Access Code” and it’s feedback. We had over 40 reviews from Canada, US and Europe, nomination to the albums of the year in canada and video of the year as well. The name Deconstructing Sequence is slowly getting in peoples heads. As it is still a new name it obviously needs time. With this EP we reached the level we wanted but also realized there are things we can do better both musically and production. And Yes, we will do better! Nile, Meshugga??? Definitely we listen to this bands but what is the point of copying these bands. They already exist and probably there is 100 bands playing like them. There is small elements, ideas but nothing else than that. Also, do you think we can play like Karl Sanders?!!

Morph: fuck no…

6. Hahaha! Karl Sanders conjured ancient wisdom to play such guitar tunes. Nowadays, when they say ‘musician’, even computer nerd who know 4 guitar chords claimed to be a musician. Last month, in Malaysian Music Awards (AJL) the winner was using sampling to karaoke on stage and grab the grand price. Do you think, this is the era of cyber music? I mean you don’t have to keep it organic anymore?
Morph: As long as technology isn’t abused it’s ok. They say 4 chords is everything you need for every pop song ever, haha! If that guy can’t play instruments, but has thousands great ideas, like Skrillex, then why not?. Ok we can brag if dubstep is music or just sounds of transformers copulating, but the point is, technology is ok as long as you are not trying to use it to mask your flaws as a musician. If the band can’t match their studio work because of tremendous amounts of punch-ins, copy/paste, quantisation, auto-tune and stuff like that used on the recording, then we have a serious abuse. And you can really tell when you see band live. Songs don’t have the same punch and sharpness anymore, vocals are weaker… generally “it’s not the same anymore”. One extreme situation was several years ago in Poland. Our friend was producing a band with completely inept musicians. He had to track them literally note by note and when they played their first gig right afterwards they even didn’t make it to the third song. They fell apart on stage and left. On the other side of spectrum you have bands like Nile or Gojira… Have you ever heard them live? You should, even if you are not into them. It’s kind of a live experience that crushes your soul. They are 100% tight and reproduce their studio work perfectly aiding it with the wall of sound of the live performance. When I go to concert I want the same experience I know from the album, but reinforced with the gig atmosphere, I don’t want any substitutes, reduced or simplified parts. So if you are using studio chicanery to create great music please continue, but don’t pretend you can match it live and don’t try to sell it that way. I got very disappointed by Mastodon. Their guitarwork is flawless, but their vocal performance… Hit youtube and compare album version of The Motherload with live performance. First – all the effects they used in studio are very creative and fit the song, but in the consequence live vocals sound flat without them. Second…. They should take some vocal lessons.. seriously, they would lose even in a karaoke contest in some smelly pub on the Saturday evening. I won’t buy a ticket to their gig, they cheat, pretend they can deliver you the same experience. Fuck them… 

AJL 2014
Behemoth in Brazil 2014
 
7. Anything good and interesting to tell about metal scene in Poland? The media is constantly promoting BEHEMOTH and the story of their leader, Nergal. How big is BEHEMOTH really? Just to tell you, I got a cassette of TURBO first album in my gold collection.
Tiberius: The Metal scene in Poland was always very strong. Years and years pass and we still deliver one of the best bands in the world. In soviet union Poland getting an instrument, amp was very hard. If You got it You would just spend hours on it because you were so happy. This way we produced bands like Vader or Turbo which You mentioned. Full dedication was the only choice, and with dedication came great results. Nowadays we got several bands, the music scene is in great condition. People can get instruments easily, they start playing when they still are young. Obviously the biggest band is Behemoth. Not popular in catholic Poland though. Anywhere else they are huge but in Poland they got still concert that get canceled cause of Catholic fucking fanatics. Secondly because of Nergal’s love story with pop singer Doda, most of the metal maniacs just shit on him and Behemoth. Nergal became a TV star, a V.I.P, an actor, a businessman. All his talking about being honest to yourself is just a piece of bullshit! The music itself was high class, but just till Demigod era. Later on it was just weak and reached the bottom with The Satanist. Don’t get me wrong, they deserve to be huge cause they went through years of hard work and dedication. Nowadays though Behemoth is just a cash machine. With their Music Status they can deliver even shit albums but will still get them sold and they will make people believe what they do is supreme. There are better bands in Poland than Behemoth. Not Vader though haha : ) They play the same stuff for years now. Vesania, Azarath, Decapitated, Morowe are the bands You should look for!


8. Modern Metal, Nu Metal, American Metal. Your opinion?
Tiberius: SHIT, SHITTIER, THE SHITTIEST!!!

Morph: Yeah Tiberius has very strict opinion about that, haha! Personally I’m not rejecting any music genre. I enjoy some pop bands, dubstep, electronica, rock, ambient, all different kind of stuff that has some artistic values, even mainly production-wise like In This Moment. I like Slipknot, not all of their material, but some songs. They focus on making energetic music and do their job good. I’m a great fan of System Of A Down! Their songwriting is very eclectic, they did a lot of great music. Also if you consider Gojira or Tesseract a “modern” metal then yeah I’m definitely into them! I don’t enjoy the “old school” that much, I’m not into old Metallica, Slayer, Death and stuff like that. I dislike nowadays bands proud to recreate “that 80’s metal style”. 80’s were thirty years ago, move on dude… music is about innovation.

9. What you do for a living beside music? Do you like any other form of art?
Tiberius: The best artist in history we're drinking and taking drugs to help their imagination. We just learn from them hahhaha. My hobby beside music is drinking Rum and planing on conquering the world! There might be weed there too haha.

Morph: Yeah we like to relax at 4:20, haha! Besides music I’m a very busy person. I’m working with nature protection and research, also I’m finishing my PhD in biology. I was always a scientific person, even as a kid. I had a bunch of books about nature of universe. Ancient civilizations, animals, space… I was really into that and it determined not only my carrier choices but also musical choices. I’m techy guy and I like to incorporate technology into music, right now we are planning our rig for live shows. Recreating DS extreme space opera experience live will be a daunting task not only in terms of performance, but also rig configuration and we have some edgy ideas to accomplish that. Probably everything will be computer-controlled, otherwise we are into some serious tap-dancing with foot controllers, haha!

10. What are your personal beliefs? Are you Jedi or something?
Tiberius: No God, No Jesus, No Budda, No Allah. We are alone in this world. Don't blame them for the shit things about your life, blame yourself. There won't be any divine intervention to cover Your fuckups!!! Believe in Yourself!

Morph: Pagan! I’m empowered by nature, this is the only force not to be messed with if we don’t wanna be into some serious trouble! So remember kids, protect the environment or Captain Planet WILL kill you!

11. Tell me more about your plan for a debut album which in recording process now?
Tiberius: The idea of making a full length started already a year ago when we still were doing "Access Code" From March till October we were writing riffs as many as we could. When we finished we had about 70 minutes of music from which we took about 55 and created 9 songs. From October till January we practiced and during 4 days in the begging of January we recorded nearly all guitar tracks. For recordings we used a Engl Powerball just to get this tube motion and good feeling while playing. The main goal was to record clean guitar tracks that will be re-amped later on to get the sound we want. We recorded guitars on my Artimus "Dark Forest" custom guitar. Probably for the first time we didn't have to think about the sound. We just plugged it in and it was perfect!!! At this moment we are prepping the songs for our drummer who is going to arrange and record drum tracks. After that we gonna focus on bas and vocals and then mix and mastering will take place. If we run on schedule we should release our debut LP still in 2015! We will destroy You guys!!!

12. You guys seem to be happy working with Aro and Monroe Studio so far? Will you stick with this studio in the future?
Morph: Aro is creative, so we argue a lot, we like that, haha! He is doing his job as a producer, he is not there to merely glue the tracks together. Before dedicating himself to music production he was running a pretty successful band Shadows Land, so he is not only technician, but also a fellow artist and an experimenter. He had some great ideas that we incorporated into mixing process. If you wanna do metal around here you work with him, no doubts.

13. DS played any gigs lately?
Tiberius: Because of living in different counties (England-Poland) any life performance is not possible. It should change this year, we have plans for playing live but this topic is for further time.

Morph: First things first, we need to focus on the album right now. But be sure DS live will be as sick experience as it is on CD!

14. Thanks for your time. Any message or access code to your music before we stop this session?
Tiberius: Many thanks for the interview! For you Malaysian Metal Heads, stay in tune and follow us on our facebook page. We are going to blow You into Mars and back with our LP. Prepare Your space ship and wait for the messages from the MotherShip!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

DUKUN SELINGKUH "PUJA. SETUBUH. GILA" DEMO KASET


akan berada dipasaran bawah tanah mulai 22/2/2015. 
Cepat bertindak!

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Friday, January 30, 2015

STAY STRONG ZIZIE ROW

 
We just got the news that a newly customized chopper by Zizie Row, the guitarist of AU REVOIR went inferno on the road. He was on the way to work when its engine suddenly burst into flames. Lucky he survived. Son of a gun, he is!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

DEATH WAR THRASH TOUR 2015


We regret to tell you brothers. We can’t perform on that day. Sadly, due to Haidir @ Melayu, our bassist is busy in studio from February to March because HEREAFTER is going to record their new album. We're very much love to play in Hatyai, Songkhla again. And hopefully Wreckar can play at your gig right after this. I am sorry again bro. But I will come and support you. ~ Barbarossa

Thursday, January 15, 2015

THE BEST OF 2014

EVENT OF THE YEAR
Pedal to the Metal: to meet up with FRANK BLACKFIRE in Stopzone Larkin. Frank Blackfire was the guitarist for iconic thrash legends SODOM and KREATOR.

ILLUSTRATOR OF THE YEAR
- H.R. Giger, died on May 12, 2014 (Xenorotica was one of his final art by H.R Giger back in 2006. The world of heavy metal and sci-fi horror films wouldn't be the same if not because of his dark vision. To honour his contribution to metal. We choose H.R Giger as illustrator of the year! 

- Somluck Sapeanthong

BLOG OF THE YEAR
- DISSECTING THE EUPHONY (http://dissectingtheeuphony.blogspot.com)

THE BEST CONCEPT FOR COVER ARTWORK
- DAARCHLEA “Suns” (MALAYSIA)

UNDERGROUND ZINE OF THE YEAR
- SHOCK & AWE! ZINE

THE MOST AWAITED COMEBACK
- GOD DETHRONED
- CANCER
- CENTINEX
- GODFLESH
- PURNAMWULAN

THE YOUNG AND DANGEROUS LOCAL BANDS OF THE YEAR
- UNKNOWN
- INSULTOR
- BLACK SEED
- PHENOMISTIK

FILMS OF THE YEAR
- THE EQUALIZER
- THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
- SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
- HOMEFRONT

THE BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
By world fusion/sufi band, DEBU at Caravan of Praise gig and hang out with Mustafa Da’ood right after the show. One of the best moment in my life.

LOCAL DEMO OF THE YEAR
- BLOOD LEGION “Dawn of the Pariahs” 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- DAARCHLEA “Suns” (MALAYSIA)
- BEHEMOTH “The Satanist” (POLAND)
- SEPTIC FLESH “Titan” (GREECE)
- GORESLUTS “Divisi Panji Merah” (MALAYSIA)