Tuesday, 17 January 2017

NEWS: KREATOR (Essen, Germany) new album "Gods of Violence" release date 27/1/2017

NEWS: KREATOR (Essen, Germany) releases its new studio album Gods of Violence on 27 January 2017 through Nuclear Blast. / The new live album Live Antichrist was released on 10 January 2017 through Metal Hammer.

Track listing:
1 Apocalypticon (1:06)
2 World War Now (4:28)
3 Satan is Real (4:38)
4 Totalitarian Terror (4:45)
5 Gods of Violence (5:51)
6 Army of Storms (5:09)
7 Hail to the Hordes (4:02)
8 Lion with Eagle Wings (5:22)
9 Fallen Brother (4:37)
10 Side by Side (4:19)
11 Death Becomes My Light (7:26)
Total: (51:43)

Line-up:
1 Mille Petrozza (guitar / vocals);
2 Christian "Speesy" Giesler (bass);
3 Sami Yli-Sirnio (guitar); and
4 Ventor (drums).

Lyrical themes: Death, Evil, Politics, War, Anti-fascism, Human/Animal liberation, Rebellion.

Legendary German thrash band KREATOR made a fine return to form, with the Violent Revolution album (2001) and since then it has kept up a high-standard of precise melodic thrash with power-metal guitar parts (as seen especially on its most recent studio album Phantom Anti-Christ, 2012). KREATOR is probably the one famous old-school thrash band which is keeping up the highest standards in the 2010s. We expect another strong album in the new melodic-thrash style backed up by the usual clear, crisp modern production. Just by reading the song titles you can hear the chorus in your head already. The last song, being 7 minutes 26 seconds long, promises to be a progressive-metal feast.

Gods of Violence, Official Video:

Satan is Real, Official Video:
KREATOR (Essen, Germany) releases its new studio album Gods of Violence on 27 January 2017 through Nuclear Blast.

Monday, 16 January 2017

NEW INTERVIEW: Our first interview with PROSATANICA (West Jakarta Death Metal), 5/1/17

The new PROSATANICA full-length studio album Pisau Bernoda Darah was released on 1 October 2016 through SEM Records. 

Kieran James (Busuk Chronicles)1: Hai, bisakah kamu menceritakan sejarah awal terbentuknya band kalian hingga sekarang?
Mona Prosatanica (drummer)1. Kita main musik dari kesamaan visi misi dan sangat bosan dari apa yang sudah ada.dan biasa. Band kami terbentuk tahun 1994 sampai sekarang.

KJ2: Bagaimana respon orang-orang dengan mini album/album/demo band Kamu?
ANSWER: Dari perjalanan kita ber musik. Pasti ada perbedaan antara album nya.apalagi kami sangat sering ganti ganti member band. Dikarnakan kesibukan masing2.

KJ3: Band apa yang paling berpengaruh bagi Kalian dalam bermain musik?
ANSWER: Influence kami suffocation; gorguts; visceral bleeding; spawn of possession and more…Rencana kami ingin sekali tour; kliling dunia.

KJ4: Apa rencana kedepan kalian bersama band?
ANSWER: Untuk saat ini di tahun 2016 kami br saja mengeluarkan full album; berisi 9 lagu.

KJ5: Apakah lagu-lagu yang kalian buat menggunakan Bahasa Inggris dan Indonesia.
ANSWER: Lebih banyak menggunakan bahasa indonesia.untuk saat ini target kami untuk pasar dalam negeri dahulu.

KJ6: Apa yang kalian ceritakan dalam lirik-lirik yang kalian buat?
ANSWER: Cerita lirik kami sekitaran kejadian yg memang nyata di dpn kami. sisi gelap manusia; rasa resah; dan kecewa.

KJ7: Mengapa kalian semua suka memainkan musik death-metal?
ANSWER: Karna kami bosan dengan musik yang sudah ada.seperti musik sedih karna cinta.karna di tinggal kekas ihhahah laki-laki menari. Freak.

KJ8: Kapan pertama kali kamu menjadi fans band metal?
ANSWER: Pertama suka band metal sewaktu sepultura datang ke jakarta 1992..itu awal kita jadi tau di cover sepultura tertulis thank untuk band2 seperti cannibal corpse, obituary and moee...

KJ9: Apa yang Kamu katakan kepada orang-orang yang bertanya mengapa Kamu memainkan musik bergaya barat?
ANSWER: Yaa karna kami suka..!! Dan dan satu saat nanti akan kami kembalikan musik barat ini ke asal ny...

KJ10: Apakah para istri dan kekasih para personil kalian mendukung apa yang kalian kerjakan?
ANSWER: Istri. kekasih sangat mendukung sekali.buat kami band adalah keluarga ke 2 kami.

KJ11: Apakah hal-hal yang terbaik dan terburuk tentang komunitas di kota kalian?
ANSWER: Saat ini komunitas seperti kita sudah sangat dewasa. Dan saling menghargai .selisih faham ataw beda pendapat sudah biasa. Gimana kita menyikapinua.

KJ12: Rencana apa yang kalian buat bersama band untuk kedepannya?
ANSWER: Rencana kami dan band kami ke depan maju terus dan berkarya. Sampai titik darah penghabisan.

KJ13: Di acara apa kalian merasakan, itu stage yang berkesan?
ANSWER: Semua stage buat kami sangat berkesan. Apa lagi di tambah energy penonton yang liar.kesan ke 2 bila saya dan team sukses membuat event2 death metal tanpa ada masalah ataw kendala contoh seperti event JAKARTA DEATH FEST yg sudah KE VI.

KJ14: Ada pesan untuk kawan kawan?
ANSWER: Terimakasih untuk semua kawan2 yg sudah support band kami selama ini...cheeers...

KJ15: OK, terima kasih banyak.
ANSWER: Sama sama.

Band page Metal-archives.com

Mono Prosatanica Facebook page:
The new PROSATANICA full-length studio album Pisau Bernoda Darah was released on 1 October 2016 through SEM Records.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

NEW INTERVIEW: Lutfi from PURGATORY talks to Busuk Chronicles, 21/10/16 (English version)

Purgatory Interview Bahasa Indonesian:
http://busukchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/new-interview-al-from-purgatoryjakarta.html

Purgatory Interview English Version:

Kieran James (Busuk Chronicles)1: Could you tell me the history of the band?

Answer: Purgatory’s timeline:
Purgatory was established in 1991 - 1993 when Lutfi and Al were still in school. Having been changed several times, in 1994, we used Purgatory as our name.

In 1995, with the squad still changing, we created an EP debut “Abyss Call”, which consisted of 6 songs. We recorded it in a cassette format using our own Double Tape Recorded, Hahaha. We produced just 100 copies.

In 1999, we released an album titled “Ambang Kepunahan - The Brink of Extinction” (RotorCorp/Musica) with our squad consisting of Arie Tulanx - Grwl, Lutfi - Guitar, Die - Guitar, Bobby - Bass, Al - Drum.

In 2000 - 2002 the band was idle because of the internal problems.

In the beginning of 2002, Lutfi was running the band again by recruiting new personnel, creating a new style of music. The squad was Mad - Mor Vocal, Sand Man - Vocal Scratch, LTF - Guitar, Die - Guitar, Ntie - Bass, and Al - Drum.

The band released a single “Pathetic” (ZR Production) and collaborated with Anggy Umbara a.k.a. D’Jackal and Bonty Umbara a.k.a. Bone. They both act as filmmakers for the video. Later in 2005, both of them joined Purgatory.

In 2003 we released a full album titled “7:172” (ZR Production/PRS/Sony Music Indonesia). This album also included our single “Pathetic”.

In 2005, Ntie (bassist) was out from the band and replaced by Bonty a.k.a. Bone. In this year also we welcomed new personnel: Anggy a.k.a. D’Jackal (Scratch and Synth). When Anggy joined the band, Sand Man was just focusing on vocal. Purgatory was officially running with 7 personnel.

In 2005, we released a single “Inside You” (Dragdown Record). This single successfully became the original soundtrack of a film titled “Gerbang 13”.

In 2006, we released a single “Beauty Lies Beneath” (Dragdown Record).

In 2008, Die (guitarist) resigned from the band.

In 2009, we met Bad Art (Stupid Nation, Jet Liar). Bad Art replaced Die on guitar.

In 2012, Mad Mor (vocalist) quit the music industry.

In 2012 - 2015 Purgatory was idle. We joined some gigs, and Mad Mor was replaced by D’Jackal. The problem was our squad was shrinking in number. It occurred because each of us had another activity outside the band.

In 2015 Purgatory was active again with new personnel Mad Pit (End of The Journey.)

Currently, we are preparing our next full album, which is projected to be released in mid-2017.

KJ2: How are the people responding to your mini album/album/demo of your band?

Answer: Pretty enthusiastic. Some of them were driving us crazy because they keep asking and they terrorise us to produce a new album. LOL.

KJ3: Which bands influenced you the most?

Answer: Woaaah, there’s too many starting from death metal bands such as Obituary, Hypocrisy. We also had the era of thrash metal such as Metallica and Sepultura, which are apparent in our riffs. We also loved the groovy riffs that we could find in the bands like RATM, Pantera, Korn, Slipknot, Mudvayne. Meshuggah with their absurd beats also inspired us. For melody, we were influenced by pop bands such as Sting and Bjork ….. And Al is the die-hard fan of Bjork. This one is off the record: Al was dying crying when he attended Bjork live concert in Jakarta. Lolll

KJ4: What’s your plan with the band?

Answer: We’re concentrating on the making of a new album, for sure.

KJ5: Do your songs use both English and Bahasa?

Answer: Yup. Some of them are full of Bahasa but some of them use the mixture of English and Bahasa.

KJ6: What were you trying to tell us in your lyrics?

Answer: Most of them were social critiques and about the positive sides of our religious life.

KJ7: Why do you like playing thrash/death metal?

Answer: Errr, let me think. If we’re trying to rewind, in the early 90’s we were starting to play music. At that time, metal was booming in Jakarta’s youth life. Most of the bands in the city were playing metal songs.

KJ8: When was the first time you became a fan of metal bands?

Answer: In 1988-1989 when my cousin filled me with rock songs from Guns and Roses until Iron Maiden. I thought I fell in love with rock music at that time and I started to collect and hunt for the hard rock music.

KJ9:  How can you answer the people that ask you why you do you playing “western style” music?

Answer: I just keep silent and keep playing that music. Lolll

KJ10: Do your wives and girlfriends support you?

Answer: Yes, indeed. That’s why we’re still in the band.

KJ11: What are the bad and good sides about your community in your city?

Answer: Sorry, I don’t understand your question.

KJ12: What’s your plan in the future?

Answer: Planning? Hmmm, there are a lot of plans. Besides the new album, we’re preparing new merchandise, tour, etc. We’re so much willing to create new things.

KJ13: What’s your most unforgettable gig?

Answer: For me, it’s obviously Soundrenalin in 2003. After we finished our set on stage, we were taken away by the security. We were wondering why they did that. It turns out that they accused us of distributing leaflets of another event with Purgatory as the guest star. We didn’t accept the accusation and protested to the security. We found out that the Event Organiser objected to our leaflets because the event was held by their competitor. We told them “Would you be able to penalise us for the things that we didn’t do? We don’t have to follow the ethics of you guys as the EO. After all, we didn’t bring those leaflets!” Finally, we were released by the security.

KJ14: Do you have any message to your friends?

Answer: Stay positive, keep being productive, stay away from drugs, pick the positive side of western culture, and don’t forget to buy our new album, hahaha.

KJ15: Why do you call your genre as “white metal”? ‘Haha, where did you hear about that?

Answer: We mentioned about “white metal” when we released the album “7:172”. It was just a joke. We teased the “black metal”. Sometimes we also called it by “straight metal” but currently we prefer to call it “simple metal”. Lol.

KJ16: Does one finger movement still exist and do you join this movement? (Question from Teguh Prasetyo from INTERFECTORMENT Band, Bandung).

Answer: We think that One Finger Movement (OFM) somewhat exists and somewhat not, maybe not, to be honest, we don’t know, haha. Purgatory had joined the movement when it was hype because we hadn’t met the other musicians that had similarity with our vision: doing metal music in the Islamic life. However, it turns out that there’s a gap between us and other musicians that are against OFM. Therefore we decided to no longer run an OFM campaign at our gigs. It doesn’t mean that Purgatory is anti-OFM, though. For us, OFM will still be in our hearts and we don’t like to see a rupture.

KJ17: OK, thank you very much.
Thank you, Mr James! 

[KJ Note: A special thanks to Ms Okky Irmanita of University of Glasgow, Scotland for translation of this interview from Bahasa Indonesian into English.]

Purgatory Interview Bahasa Indonesian:
http://busukchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/new-interview-al-from-purgatoryjakarta.html

Friday, 6 January 2017

TRIBUTE: The Lights Go Down on Upton Park, Tribute to Micky Fitz, The Business, died 1/12/16

Nothing is more English than The Business and pub fish and chips and a pint of beer. This pub is in Greenwich Village, New York City. The CD is from Generation Records (*punk / metal / hardcore).
OI punk began as a genre in the early-1980s when East London bands The Business, Cock Sparrer, Cockney Rejects, and 4-Skins started writing about football casuals culture and their love for West Ham United. These were the days when the football hooligan casuals culture was at its peak with football firms up and down the length of Great Britain causing mayhem and destruction. In the UK you had Millwall Bushwackers, Portsmouth's 6.57 Crew, West Ham United's Inter-City FIrm, Chelsea Headhunters, Hull City Psychos, and many others. In Scotland you had Inter-City Firm (Rangers), Celtic Soccer Crew, Aberdeen Soccer Casuals, Capital City Service (Hibs), Motherwell Saturday Service, Dundee Utility (supporting both Dundee and Dundee United) and even small clubs like Airdrie had their own firms (Section B at Airdrie for example). 

The OI punk bands were the first to connect with and appropriate casuals hooligan culture. Early classic OI songs include: "OI OI OI", "West Side Boys", "War on the Terraces" and "We are the Firm" by Cockney Rejects; "Trouble on the Terraces" and "England Belongs To Me"  by Cock Sparrer; "Saturday's Heroes" and "Harry May" by The Business; and "Chaos" and "Waiting for a Friend" by 4-Skins. OI punk avoided the hardcore shouting style adopted by The Exploited and GBH and others in the 1980s. Instead it kept the melody and clean singing of the original punks Sex Pistols, the Clash and the Damned. OI punk was also important for uniting punk culture and skinhead culture. 

The Business was formed in 1979 by school friends Steven ('Steve') Kent (guitar); Michael Fitzsimons ('Micky Fitz') (vocals); Nicholas ('Nick') Cunningham (drums); and Martin Smith (bass). Even though The Business were from Lewisham, South London they supported West Ham rather than Millwall.

On 1st December 2016 The Business vocalist Micky Fitz passed away from cancer. His cockney East London snarl, sounding so similar to Colin McFaul from Cock Sparrer, and sarcastic politically- and socially-aware lyrics were one of the voices of OI from the early days up until now. He had a good melodic voice too on excellent, more mature work such as "Coventry" and the Welcome to the Real World album (1988). He will be sadly missed. The OI tradition continues through bands such as Booze & Glory; The Skinflicks; Discharger; Evil Conduct; and the excellent Prague band SAINTS'N'SINNERS. Old legends Cockney Rejects showed their continued relevance with the excellent and very moving new single and video-clip "Goodbye Upton Park" released on 11 April 2016 which is about West Ham United's permanent move from Upton Park to the London Olympic Stadium for the 2016-2017 season [by Kieran James, 6 January 2017].

The Business - Studio albums

TitleYearLabel
Suburban Rebels1983Secret Records
Saturday's Heroes1985Harry May
Welcome To The Real World1988Link
Keep The Faith1994Century Media
The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth1997Taang! Records
No Mercy For You2001Burning Heart Records

The bUsiness - Singles/EPs

TitleYearLabelNotes
"Harry May"1981SecretCharted #13
Smash the Discos EP1982SecretCharted #3
"Out of Business"1983Secret(withdrawn)
"Get Out of My House"1985Wonderful World
"Drinking and Driving"1985DiamondCharted #27
"Do a Runner"1988Link
"Anywhere But Here"1994Walzwerk
"Death II Dance"1996Taang!
"One Common Voice"1997Taang!
"Hell 2 Pay"2002TKO Records
Mean Girl EP2008Bad Dog
Back In The Day EP2014Sailor's Grave
Classic OI tunes (my picks):
1 Cockney Rejects, OI OI OI"
2 4-Skins "Chaos"
3 The Business, Saturday's Heroes
4 The Business, Saturday's Heroes full album
5 The Business, Coventry

New OI Tunes (my picks):
1 Skinflicks, Kings Without a Crown
2 Saints'N'Sinners (Prague) - Skinhead 4 Life
3 Booze & Glory - London Skinhead Crew
4 Saints'N'Sinners - Keep Hold
5 Cockney Rejects - Goodbye Upton Park (11 April 2016)
6 Cockney Rejects (live) - I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, 
Upton Park farewell, 2016