Wednesday, 22 March 2017

NEWS: Bassist Teguh Prasetyo joins DIGGING UP band again (Bandung Death Metal), 14/3/17 (Indonesian)

DIGGING UP new line-up 2017, Teguh Prasetyo first on right.
Bassist Teguh Prasetyo joins DIGGING UP again (Bandung Death Metal)
Teguh Prasetyo says: "One year ago I left Digging Up IDDM because of my lack of time and being unable to manage between work, family, and bands. But today I gladly say that I'm joining the line-up again, and am doing some recording for the upcoming promo. And this week we will do a tour to Batam and Padang; I hope everything is ok and we will see you soon".

DIGGING UP band says: "Welcome back to Digging Up IDDM a Teguh Prasetyo. 
Tepat pada hari ini sebelum perilisan Promo 2017. Kami akan mengumumkan line-up terbaru (Bass)...
"Welcome back home brother TEGUH PRASETYO for joining again as Bass Player in Digging Up..."
Semoga dengan line up terbaru ini kita bisa memberikan warna baru untuk membuat suatu konsep yang lebih matang dan maksimal.
Teguh Prasetyo with BLEEDING CORPSE band. Left to Right: Kieran James (Busuk Chronicles), Uus Death (Bleeding Corpse guitarist), Teguh Prasetyo, Ari Bejo (Bleeding Corpse drummer), and Yadi Behom (Bleeding Corpse vocalist) @ SERAK shop, Bandung, 12 July 2016. 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

CD REVIEW: INTERFICERE (Bekasi) - "Human Revolution Absurd", by Andrew Sick, 14/3/2017

Interficere (Bekasi Death Metal Horde) - Human Revolution Absurd (Necrology Records)

Bekasi water is for sure contaminated by some chemicals making the population completely f***ing insane by wishing to annihilate everything in their f***ing way and this time another group of people are marking Indonesia by their cruelty and extreme f***ing violence by creating a serie of cannibalistic f***ing orgies under the gory name of "Human Revolution Absurd"! This gang of bloodthirsty f***ing monsters is called "Interficere" and run into the streets to perpetrate 5 bloody f***ing crimes including an introduction to the macabre journey of these brutal f***ing souls by sharing four scenes of an unnamed turmoil being extremely f***ing brutal and successful but maybe having a few rare parts a little less interesting! This insane Brutal F***ing Death is created by Ahmad Supandi (Vocals); Arip Sopiyan (Guitars/Bass); Hunter Panjaitan (Drums) and the trio is giving an amazing f***ing composition for the creepy gore scenes by adding some catchy f***ing parts, maybe not enough to do a total addictive work but still delivering some insane and brilliant f***ing material! Interficere really managed to give an oppressive and butchering f***ing atmosphere to their first EP increasing of course the quality but also the level of enjoyment of this putrid f***ing shit! Ahmad is giving a powerful and sick f***ing guttural perhaps a little redundant after a while but doing such a great f***ing job, Arip is performing almost only awesome f***ing riffing having some rare a little les enjoyable but able to write some chaotic brutal f***ing shit and finally, Hunter is insane as f*** with a non stop blasting f***ing drumming and having of course some diversity by the musical direction! The production is very good and f***ing heavy with an excellent mixing, not perfect but helping this murderous act of total f***ing debauchery to sound like a ton of shitty guts launched on the f***ing floor! "Human Revolution Absurd" is not perfect but able to give us some brutal twisted f***ing moment by the quality of brutality emerging from these 16 f***ing minutes of pure f***ing insanity! Interficere managed their debut into this shitty f***ing world of sickness by giving a great f***ing work being still not totally perfect but mandatory to all insane sickos around! Excellent Perverted F***ing Scenes of Pure Gore F***ing Debauchery! 9/10. [This review was first published by Andrew Sick of Sick Reviews and is used here with his kind permission.]

1. Funeral Flesh (1:58)
2. Entombment (2:34)
3. Human Revolution Absurd (2:53)
4. Shred of Lives Insulted (3:41)
5. I Saw Thousand Sins Devour Your Flesh (5:17)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

CD REVIEW: CRAWL SICK EPIDEMIC (Bekasi) - "Killed, Stabbed, and Mutilated into Pieces", by A.Sick, 12/3/17

CRAWL SICK EPIDEMIC (Bekasi Death Metal Horde) - Killed, Stabbed, and Mutilated into Pieces single (Brutal Mind

From the extreme f***ing land of Bekasi in Indonesia, the plague named Crawl Sick Epidemic has come to devastate the shitty world by its virulent f***ing virus of great efficiency making people mentally f***ing disturbed with many acts on species reported as "Killed, Stabbed, and Mutilated into Pieces''! This murderer shitty effect is very short by lasting 7 brutal f***ing minutes and giving an insane Brutal F***ing Death to all those being infected by this auditory disease of the most f***ing violent! This extreme f***ing butchery divided in two parts have an atmosphere of death and cold f***ing brutality piercing us to the f***ing bones by its violence of execution and its high f***ing level of addiction coming to increase the enjoyment of the acts of cruelties of this gory f***ing experience totally f***ing grandiose! This infectious f***ing disease has been spread by Eicko (Vocals), Ibor (Guitars), Rakes (Bass), Balok (Drums) and the insane f***ing quartet is doing a complete splendid work by giving a brilliant f***ing performance with a flawless composition by their know-how in the matter and the high f***ing degree of addiction making us live! The production of this killer f***ing shit is for me f***ing perfect having a great mixing and this bomb sounds like some real battlefields of weak infected f***ing minds killing each other and creating an unimaginable f***ing bloodbath! "Killed, Stabbed, and Mutilated into Pieces" have everything to be perfect by having some sick, addictive and disgusting f***ing gutturals, including only great f***ing riffing and a plenty of them being catchy and completely successful with a brutal f***ing drumming adding to the awesomeness of this gory f***ing piece of total insanity! Indonesia again show us they are the best since a few years with this beast of true and pure f***ing sickness having everything to please to all brutal heads around by its addictive, brutal and amazing f***ing songwriting! Crawl Sick Epidemic did a perfect promo demonstration of its high f***ing quality by infecting all souls with its brilliant f***ing brutality and "Killed, Stabbed, and Mutilated into Pieces" is without any f***ing doubt among the best material coming out from this insane f***ing country! Blasterpiece of Pure and Cold F***ing Brutality! 10/10. [This review was first published by Andrew Sick of Sick Reviews and is used here with his kind permission.]

1. Killed, Stabbed, and Mutilated into Pieces (3:08)
2. Processing Mutilation of Bleeding (3:48)

Friday, 10 March 2017

NEWS: ASPHYXIATE (Bekasi Death Metal Horde) releases new 2017 promo (Groupies Merch), 21/1/17

NEWS: ASPHYXIATE (Bekasi Death Metal Horde, West Java, Indonesia) releases its new 2017 two-track promo on 21 January 2017 through Groupies Merch (Bandung).

Track listing:
1 Blood Feast Ripping Putrescent (3:57)
2 Sickening Canvas of the Dead (3:07)
Total: (7:04)

1 Reno (drums)
2 Josh (guitar / vocals)
3 Adi (bass)

Lyrical themes: Psycho, Mysteries, Gore, Murder, Violence.

Official Video, Blood Feast Ripping Putrescent

Promo track 2, Sickening Canvas of the Dead

Information provided by: Josh Asphyxiate and Metal Archives.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

NEWS: KILLHARMONIC (Kediri Kingdom Death Metal) releases fourth album "Hymn of the Apocalypse", 1/3/17

NEWS: KILLHARMONIC (Kediri Kingdom Progressive Death Metal, East Java, Indonesia) releases its fourth studio album Hymn of the Apocalypse on 1 March 2017 through Armstretch Records.

Track listing:
1 Ended and Eliminated (7:40)
2 Human Destruction (6:24)
3 Reality is Destiny (4:26)
4 Everything has been Perished (5:54)
5 Wrath after Wrath (6:36)
6 Divine Warfare (5:38)
7 Hymn of the Apocalypse (8:58)
8 Revenge for Betrayal (6:58)
9 Monster (Malevolent Creation cover) (2:46)
Total: (55:20)

1 Lohan (bass)
2 B-Lee (drums)
3 Innu (guitar)
4 Matto (vocals)

Lyrical themes: Life.

Killharmonic (live), Hymn of the Apocalypse
Killharmonic Live performance @ Banyuwangi Metal Gerilya 12

Thursday, 2 March 2017

NEW INTERVIEW: Our first interview with MATIANAK (Chicago, IL., USA Black Metal Band), 28/2/2017

Kieran James (Busuk Chronicles): Hi, can you tell me the early history from the formation of the band up to now?
Arelys Jimenez (female vocalist): Greetings! I have been trying to form my own black metal band for many years now. Finally got it to happen! It started by the end of 2014, with a complete different line-up which I was contacted from a post I had on craigslist looking for members and we were called Enochian Ritual. I felt the band was not progressing as I wanted to be. I told them it is best to depart ways as I pursue what I am looking for in creating this band. I went through a few line-up changes from members moving out of state, wanting to focus on their own project, or simply work-related interference. Now we are back with a full line up and new band name “Matianak” (which is an Indonesian folklore witch that died from stillbirth.) The band now consists of 2 guitarists, bass player, drummer, and me on vocals and I hope that there are no changes again so that I can continue this project.

KJ2: You sent me two songs which I think are excellent (see further comments below). How many songs have you got and what are your plans for a demo / album / EP?
ANSWER: Thank for digging our wicked tunes. Right now we have 5 complete songs and a 6th song that we are currently working on at the moment. We did give out demos at our first show that consist of 4 of our songs. We are looking at recording by the end of this year to release our first album by 2018.

KJ3: What are the most influential bands for you guys in playing music?
ANSWER: We all have our own influences in different styles and Genres. The main bands I feel impacted me the most to inspire me to create Matianak are Emperor, Watain, Nattefrost (Carpathian Forest), Anaal Nathrakh, Taake, Naglfar, Wardruna, Dark Funeral, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Limbonic Art, Dark Fortress, and the list can go on and on. 

KJ4: What are your future plans and dreams for the band?
ANSWER: Wherever the band leads us, we will follow. I am not aiming to be famous. My only goal for this band is to be able to express, perform, and give out the wicked/evilest/disturbing show we can possibly give. We get into the minds of the psychotic. We definitely look forward to touring other states and hopefully get to play big shows in other countries alongside with our inspirational bands. I am working on making bone jewelry to sell as merch. Getting some clothing to sell as well. We also want to release not only CD’s but cassette tapes and Vinyl’s along the road.

KJ5: How many shows have you played and what has the support and response been like? Where have you played shows? 
ANSWER: We have played a total of 2 shows. Our first one was at the fallout. Not my favorite of places to play a show since it is basically like an empty room and that’s pretty much it. We had an incredible good turnout besides one of our guitarist’s breaking a string for the first song. I felt everyone enjoyed us and our free demos were all taken. I had a total of 20 free demos. Our second show was at livewire. That show was probably the best by far, amazing crowd and even got to meet people that came to the show strictly to just see us perform. I saw the crowd pretty entertained as they will either be frightened, disturbed, or really enjoying our performance. I did look pretty creepy after all, so I figured some will be a little spooked. Our fan base is growing quickly at almost 3,000 likes and followers on our facebook page. We are going to be playing 3 more shows lined up for this year 2017. We are very excited to be back on stage after line-up changes delayed us.

KJ6: What are the lyrical themes?
ANSWER: I focus on the most disturbing, f***ed up, and crazy shit I can find out there. They are all based on realistic events. Our first song, “The last cry” is about my old neighbor who was an 87 year old grandmother who cut the throat of her 7 month old granddaughter with a power saw to end her crying. She then attempted to kill herself but failed. Second song, “Domesticated Sacrifice” is about a lady that came into my job holding a paper bag. She kept saying the white witches from the Roman Catholic Church killed her cat. Satan killed her cat. The white witches beat it to death. Inside the paper bag she was holding was a dead cat wrapped in plastic and lace inside. The third song, “The woman in a white dress” is basically what Matianak is about. A folklore witch woman dressed in white dies from stillbirth and victimizes men to destroy and kill them out of her rage and pain. Our 4th song, “Touch of silence” is about a lady who sold a deep freezer wrapped in chains on craiglist but inside was the remains of her dead mother. Apparently, the mom died naturally and the daughter might have freaked out. She most likely had a mental illness. Our 5th song, “Hypnotic Torture” is about the serial killer David Parker Ray a.k.a Toy box killer. He plays this very disturbing recording of himself to his kidnapped victims; it even made me grossed out.

KJ7: Why do you like to play black / death-metal instead of simply one or the other?
ANSWER: I am focusing more on just the black metal sound but I can see how there is some blackened/death mix in our music. We are trying to create a unique sound to the Genre. I feel the band will be more interesting and less boring if there’s a variation of components, style, and range. If it all sounds the same, then I feel I failed for the creative aspects. We are not just some band making noise. We are creating art and I want our fans to feel and see it as well.

KJ8: What are the best and worst things about the metal community in your city Chicago?
ANSWER: The best part is that the metal community is big we are all like family. Everyone knows each other as well. We have so many metal venues and metal bars as well. The metal scene is huge here. The bad part about it is if people see you play multiple times within the city I feel people less care to come and support you. I feel people are starting not to care as much for shows like it used to with packed sold out shows. Also, the scene is very picky and is not open to going to different genres of shows. Death metal fans stick with death metal shows. Black metal fans stick with just black metal shows. Local shows are nothing unless a big headliner comes. In my experience, that is what I have been seeing. People need to equally support all types of metal not just stick to one genre and be ignorant. I try to come out and support the best I can. Yeah, I know some bands are not the greatest and not all will like the same bands but at least respect and support unless they ask for it…then by all means…
KJ9: Do you know about Chicago Death Metal band Morgue Supplier and Panama City, Florida Black Metal band Lustravi? We were fortunate to be able to interview both bands because of our long-standing association with Corey Athos of Obscure Musick USA…
ANSWER: I have heard of Morgue Supplier but not the rest of the bands. I am always open to check out new music.

KJ10: What are your most memorable shows or experiences onstage?
ANSWER: I say Livewire was our best show. This random kid kept handing me books and magazines. I have the not the slightest idea why. These two gals that I never met in my life came to the show just to see my band. I was very flattered and honored to have people come out that never knew us before and just to see us. They became my awesome good friends now. I also had fellow coworkers come out to see us perform. They don’t know much about the genre but knowing they came out anyways to support meant a lot to me.

KJ11: Did you hear any Indonesian Black Metal bands? Some good ones are Immortal Rites, Grim Infernus, Sereignos, Diabolical, and Blasphemer.
ANSWER: Oh yes! Definitely. I love bands from other countries the most. I am not really big into U.S bands but I do enjoy some that has met my standards in taste. I look for unique, creative, evil sound when it comes to bands.

KJ12: Have you got any message for the fans?
ANSWER: Our music will possess you! We get into the minds of the psychotic, the insane, and the evil to present you Matianak.

KJ13: Ok, here is one for debate – Christian Black Metal – does it have a right to exist?
ANSWER: Honestly, NO! It shouldn’t exist. It is completely opposite and a joke on what black metal is. “Metal is evil and the devil’s music” is what religious folks say. So why now are they contradicting themselves in trying to make a Genre of what they oppose?  It doesn’t make any sense. It’s like “Hey! I don’t like eating anchovies, they are gross, disgusting, and makes me want to throw up, but all the cool kids are eating it so I am going to eat it too and hopefully I be popular and cool too. Pfft….Morons! Let’s rebuild the church the mean kids burnt down and make a song about how awesome God is. Yay! Our sins will be saved!
KJ14: OK, thank you very much and I really enjoyed your songs. The Black and Death vocals work very well. I am more into Traditional, Thrash, and Power Metal but there is enough variety and good songwriting in your songs for me to stick my teeth into, and the clear production is a positive in my view. You don’t just blast-beat us into oblivion, there is a sense of purpose in there.
ANSWER: I am assuming this is not a question but just complementing our music. Thank you so much for reaching out. It is a great honor! Yes, we are not just blast beats and grunts and look at me. Every piece of what makes us a band is what we want to show. Evil riffs, evil stage presence of real animal bones and disturbing lyrical content is what makes Matianak. We represent a whole new look and style to black metal – a creative yet disturbing balance. We are not just noise. We are Matianak.
Official Facebook page:

Friday, 24 February 2017

NEW INTERVIEW WITH FORGIVEN from Majalengka, West Java, ID. (formerly UNDEAD), 4/1/17

Kieran James (Busuk Chronicles)1: Hi, can you tell me the early history from the formation of the band up to now? / KJ1: Hai, bisakah kamu menceritakan sejarah awal terbentuknya band kalian hingga sekarang?
ANSWER: Undead from Majalengka, West Java, Indonesia [now renamed as FORGIVEN but with same band members]. We are still the same band, consisting of people who lack work and the like, who hoped our thoughts can change the mindset of each other to move towards a better place.

KJ2: How is the response of people to your mini-albums / album / demos? / KJ2: Bagaimana respon orang-orang dengan mini album/album/demo band Kamu?
ANSWER: We were a bit disappointed...because the response menyatakan bahwa some people this may be one of the worst work kami...hahaha …”Do not ask us why...They've said it.”  

KJ3: What are the most influential bands for you guys in playing music? / KJ3: Band apa yang paling berpengaruh bagi Kalian dalam bermain musik?
ANSWER: For Undead overall nothing but for me personally it is Nile.  

KJ4: What are your future plans for the band? / KJ4: Apa rencana kedepan kalian bersama band?
ANSWER: We're making some changes in the band's name, concept, genre, sound, and what we tulis…tapi rest of us still cannot change the "face" of our originals, and we're still upset about many things...maybe it has become a curse since kecil…haha well, we expect that a lot of friends who are still loyal to the brutal sounds will support us.

KJ5: Are the songs you create using English or foreign lyrics? / KJ5: Apakah lagu-lagu yang kalian buat menggunakan Bahasa Inggris dan Indonesia.
ANSWER: Before we worked with Indonesian and very spontaneously without the process of drafting that long-winded as the previous song 'Terbunuh', but this is where we find a lot of new things, a lot of lessons…lessons that made us realize that "Bros...We have not learned a lot yet?"

KJ6: What are the lyrical themes? / KJ6: Apa yang kalian ceritakan dalam lirik-lirik yang kalian buat?
ANSWER: The lyrics speak sarcastically about the cruelty and social behaviour Society is increasingly cruel in its laws and behaviour rimbanya tetep appointed This has been the main theme of our band since the previous material.  

KJ7: Why do you all like to play metal music? / KJ7: Mengapa kalian semua suka memainkan musik metal?
ANSWER: Because we orang2 have a high and almost above average intelligent IQ. Because not everyone can play and enjoy this genre haha lol...

KJ8: When did you first become fans of metal bands? / KJ8: Kapan pertama kali kamu menjadi fans band metal?
ANSWER: The first time was at the beginning of junior high school when I listened to Nile band with the song 'Infidel'. It then become inpirasiku.

KJ9: What do you say to people who ask why you play western-style music? / KJ9: Apa yang Kamu katakan kepada orang-orang yang bertanya mengapa Kamu memainkan musik bergaya barat?
ANSWER: This question can be answered easily...Here we say that we also have the right to be able to produce some songs that can destroy, pollute, and carry the message that the ordinary humble people can resist be honest we do not really care about what our genre is named...anybody has the right to judge...but on the other hand we also have the right to do what we want to do. And one more thing...we are quite tired with the genre classification issue...for many reasons...because we see only that it causes many konflik sama like people fighting over which political party is best and terkuat...lalu they start to become very, very harsh in judging things.

KJ10: Do the wives and girlfriends of the personnel support what you are doing? / KJ10: Apakah para istri dan kekasih para personil kalian mendukung apa yang kalian kerjakan?
ANSWER: Our lovers and family are very supportive and it has a positive effect. Why shouldn’t they?

KJ11: What are the best and worst things about the metal community in your city? / KJ11: Apakah hal-hal yang terbaik dan terburuk tentang komunitas di kota kalian?
ANSWER: Best: Because the community is a place for young musicians to express their creativity and identity. Worst: Perhaps only some community elements that initially were means of spreading our songs ultimately try too hard to distinguish membeda-bedakan between genres.  

KJ12: What are your creative plans for the future? / KJ12: Rencana apa yang kalian buat bersama band untuk kedepannya?
ANSWER: We will metamorphize into a new genre (metalcore) following also the new name of the band @Forgiven. but f***ing hell...haha.​​..hellyeaaaah with existing capabilities we will try new things on this trip...Just wait and see...we’re not trying to accomplish something big right now…but we want to fight to win over our detractors and critics.  

KJ13: What are your most memorable shows or experiences onstage? / KJ13: Di acara apa kalian merasakan, itu stage yang berkesan?
ANSWER: Anywhere.

KJ14: Have you got any message for the fans? / KJ14: Ada pesan untuk kawan kawan?
ANSWER: Do not waste your f***ing time to be a cool, funky, trendy, or some other shit!!...Just try to be SMART...and get to know better what the word SMART means.

KJ15: OK, thank you very much / KJ15: OK, terima kasih banyak.
ANSWER: Thanks much for you and we salute you @KieranJames for still existing...and being a great Zine...death metal f***ing rules.

Check out the band's songs here: