Wednesday, 24 August 2016

CD REVIEW: JASAD (Bandung) - "Rebirth of Jatisunda" CD (2013), by Andrew Sick of Sick Reviews

JASAD 2015. Left to Right: Yuli (b), Ferly (g), Abaz (d), Man (v) @ Obscene Extreme Fest, Czech Republic 2015.
Jasad (Ujung Berung, Bandung) - Rebirth of Jatisunda (Extreme Souls Production) 
 
Jasad had accustomed us to the long waits between each album and this one is not different, after eight f***ing years of waiting for their third album, they are back with a full length entitled ''Rebirth of Jatisunda''! Jasad is back with a pure Brutal Death F***ing Metal and they have added several elements more Death Metal but keeping their side f***ing fast and extreme! The line-up of the band has not changed much in 15 years, Yuli (Bass/Vocals) doing a f***ing awesome job on Bass and Vocals; Man (Vocals) is good and has, I think this time, a more Death Metal style vocal; Ferly (Guitars), with his really f***ing enjoyable and catchy riffs, has excelled in all f***ing aspects; and their new drummer since 2011, Abaz (Kaluman / Undergod / Embalmed / Demons Damn (studio only)) is totally f***ing insane with killer blastbeats and his slower parts are very well performed! The production of the disk is f***ing flawless, probably far surpassing their previous works, damn excellent mixing and the sound is f***ing enjoyable but a bit clear and surely related to their more Death Metal style! ''Rebirth of Jatisunda'' is f***ing excellent shit filled with riffs that stick in our head but unfortunately it has also a few annoying parts making some songs better than others, and, for my part, I found the vocals a little bit boring after some time, missing too much f***ing guttural! Despite its weaknesses, Jasad gave us a f***ing piece of shit of a f***ing high quality and it is mandatory for all f***ing fans of Death Metal of all kinds! F***ing Enjoyable Shit! 8.5/10. [This review was first published by Andrew Sick of Sick Reviews and is used here with his kind permission.]

JASAD early 2016. Left to Right: Yuli (b), Ferly (g1), Abaz (d), Man (v), Reduan (g2).
JASAD late 2011. Left to Right: Ferly (g), Kieran James (Busuk Chronicles), Abaz (d), Yuli (b), October 2011 @ EXTEND STUDIO, Ujung Berung, Bandung.
JASAD early 2011. Left to Right: Dani aka Papap (d), Man (v), Yuli (b), Ferly (g), February 2011 @ Papap's house, Ujung Berung, Bandung.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

CD REVIEW: BLEEDING CORPSE (Bandung) - "Condemned to Suffer" CD (2014), by Andrew Sick

BLEEDING CORPSE 2016 Condemned to Suffer line-up: Left to Right: Adrian Luk Luk (bass), Ari Bejo (drums), Yadi Behom (vox), and Uus Death (guitar).
Bleeding Corpse (Bandung) - Condemned to Suffer CD (Groupies Merch)

The human slaughterhouse named Bleeding Corpse is f***ing back to spread their butchery with their highly anticipated second shitty act of dismemberment entitled "Condemned to Suffer" after six years without perpetrating any global f***ing massacre! It was really f***ing hard to imagine a more destructive killing as the 2008 debut album, but these insane killers have managed to create a complete f***ing crazy danse macabre with this f***ing puddle of bloody f***ing puke surpassing their first presence in the gore shitty brutality! The workers at this gory slaughterhouse are Yadi Behom on Vocals, Uus Death on Guitars, Adrian on Bass, Ari Bejo on Drums and the butchers are performing a f***ing Sick Brutal Death F***ing Metal totally genius, f***ing raw, dirty and f***ing true to the genre! All murderers of this f***ing shit are perfect, Behom has a f***ing awesome and enjoyable guttural, Uus is only doing great and catchy f***ing riffs in each f***ing songs, big f***ing job of Adrian on Bass with many great shitty parts and finally Ari on drums who is totally f***ing brutal and f***ing sick as f*** with a flawless drumming! The production of "Condemned to Suffer" is brutally f***ing outstanding, damn successful mixing, and sound of a surprising quality, f***ing heavy, disgusting, f***ing nasty and generally good making this f***ing shit sounds like some sickos chopping meat from some sluts while beating their bloody shitty ass with their own f***ing guts! 29 f***ing minutes of non-stop brutality, eight perfect shitty tracks that contain all the elements necessary to create a brutal f***ing disk with only good f***ing songs and making their blasterpiece a f***ing addictive shit! Bleeding Corpse are offering a release which is completely f***ing successful with no boring times, only true shitty brutality in its purest f***ing form and just be prepared for one of the best brutal pieces of extreme metal! "Condemned to Suffer" is a f***ing must for every Brutal Death Metaller in the soul and you're better to kill yourself than to not buy this f***ing shit! F***ing Cult Shitty Brutal Gory Blasterpiece! 10/10. [This review was first published by Andrew Sick of Sick Reviews and is used here with his kind permission.]
BLEEDING CORPSE 2014-16 Condemned to Suffer line-up: Left to Right: Behom (vox), Uus (g), Luk (b), Ari Bejo (d).
BLEEDING CORPSE Resurrection of Murder line-up: Bob Rockiller (v), Uus (g), Luk (b), Ari Bejo (d) @ Chinook's Bar, January 2014.
BLEEDING CORPSE Resurrection of Murder line-up: Bob Rockiller (v), Ari Bejo (d), Uus (g) @ Chinook's Bar, Bandung, January 2014.
BLEEDING CORPSE Resurrection of Murder line-up @ Cibinong, 8 October 2011: Luk (b), Ari Bejo (d), Uus (g), Bob Rockiller (v).

Monday, 22 August 2016

NEW INTERVIEW: Our first interview with TECHNIC KILL (Tulungagung, East Java DM), 19/8/2016

TECHNIC KILL - Tulungagung Death Metal (near Blitar and 30 kms. from Kediri, East Java, Indonesia).
Kieran James (Busuk Chronicles)1: Hai, bisakah kamu menceritakan sejarah awal terbentuknya band kalian hingga sekarang?

Technic Kill band1: Technic Kill dibentuk pada pertengahan tahun 2013 oleh Afien (Vocal) dan Dhynawa (Guitar) yang sebelumnya sudah tergabung dalam band metal/hardcore bernama Figure Out sejak tahun 2009, lalu mengajak beberapa teman untuk mengisi posisi lainnya. Sempat beberapa kali berganti personil dan akhirnya bertemu dengan Ananta (Drum) dan Bondan (Bass) yang sedang mengalami masalah dengan band lamanya yaitu Necrophiliac Sucula, dan hingga saat wawancara ini berlangsung mereka menjadi personil tetap Technic Kill.

KJ2: Bagaimana respon orang-orang dengan mini album/album/demo band Kamu? 

2. Pada saat ini Technic Kill sedang proses mengerjakan album pertamanya, sebelumnya sempat submit beberapa promo CD alakadarnya ke beberapa record label independent di Indonesia dan akhirnya Technic Kill bisa bekerjasama dengan Eastbreath Records untuk perilisan debut albumnya mendatang.

KJ3: Band apa yang paling berpengaruh bagi Kalian dalam bermain musik? 

3. Semua personil Technic Kill memiliki influens yang berbeda dalam bermain musik metal, kami mendengarkan banyak sekali musik metal dunia, namun tidak sedikit karya-karya band metal Indonesia yang menginfeksi telinga kami. So kami tidak bisa menyebutkan salah satu atau beberapa nama-nama tersebut, kami hanya ingin bermusik dengan apa yang ada di kepala kami, apa yang kami sukai yang tentunya pasti banyak sekali terpengaruh dari karya-karya band terdahulu kami yang sudah kami dengar.

KJ4: Apa rencana kedepan kalian bersama band? 

4. Sama seperti band-band lainnya, kami segera menyelesaikan debut album kami, mencoba beberapa panggung dan mencari banyak kawan. Namun bagi kami ini adalah hobi, so kami sangat menikmati semua proses yang bahkan kami sendiri juga belum tahu bisa sejauh apa nantinya, walaupun kami sudah memasang target-target tertentu kedepannya.

KJ5: Apakah lagu-lagu yang kalian buat menggunakan Bahasa Inggris dan Indonesia. 

5. Dalam penulisan lirik untuk bisa menyampaikan isi dari lirik tersebut kami menggunakan bahasa Indonesia dan bahasa International, di satu sisi juga untuk memudahkan penempatan artikulasi, di sisi lain karena di era internet ini memungkinkan karya kami juga bisa didengarkan dan dinikmati oleh metalheads dunia.

KJ6: Apa yang kalian ceritakan dalam lirik-lirik yang kalian buat?  
 
6. Sesuai dengan tema album kami nanti, lirik kami menceritakan kisah-kisah fiksi dari zaman dahulu atau abad pertengahan dari negeri kami sendiri maupun di ambil dari film layar lebar, karena bagi kami kisah-kisah fiksi tersebut mengadung pesan yang dalam seperti penghianatan, penyesalan hingga menjadi kekacauan. 

KJ7: Mengapa kalian semua suka memainkan musik death-metal?
 
7. Life ends so fast, so why shouldn't we play fast music like Death Metal.

KJ8: Kapan pertama kali kamu menjadi fans band metal? 

8. Saya (Afien) pertama mengenal metal sejak SMP melalui kaset tape kompilasi Metalik Klinik milik teman tapi tidak terlalu peduli karena saya lebih memilih tenggelam ke era Linkin Park hahaha baru kemudian waktu akhir SMA bertemu teman yang mencekoki saya dengan musik-musik metal, mengajak ke event-event metal dsb. Mulai dari situ saya mulai explore dan musik metal berhasil menjadi earworm sampai sekarang.

KJ9: Apa yang Kamu katakan kepada orang-orang yang bertanya mengapa Kamu memainkan musik bergaya barat?
 
9. Di era internet seperti sekarang, menurut kami tidak sulit untuk menjelaskannya. Ini hanya masalah selera.

KJ10: Apakah para istri dan kekasih para personil kalian mendukung apa yang kalian kerjakan?
 
10. Para kekasih kami sepertinya sangat mendukung apa yang kami lakukan, oh ya dari ke-4 personil Technic Kill hanya ada 1 yang berstatus Single yaitu sang Gitaris, nah Ladies jika kalian yang sedang membaca interview ini silahkan kepoin akun socmed gitaris Technic Kill hahaha.


KJ11: Apakah hal-hal yang terbaik dan terburuk tentang komunitas di kota kalian? 
 
11. Komunitas di kota kami (Kab. Tulungagung) sangat komunikatif dan saling memberikan supportnya, kami berharap lebih banyak lagi lahir band-band dengan karya-karyanya.

KJ12: Rencana apa yang kalian buat bersama band untuk kedepannya? 
 
12. Pada point ini sudah kami sampaikan di point 4.

KJ13: Di acara apa kalian merasakan, itu stage yang berkesan? 

13. Pengalaman panggung kami masih sedikit, so semua panggung selalu berkesan bagi kami, baik itu panggung event besar maupun gig dengan kapasitas kecil, terimakasih untuk teman-teman yang sudah mengajak kami berbagi panggung.

KJ14: Ada pesan untuk kawan kawan? 

14. Pantau terus pergerakan kami dan tunggu debut album dari Technic Kill!

KJ15: OK, terima kasih banyak
 
15. Terima Kasih kembali sir, cheers!

New video:
https://youtu.be/C6OSUFBzeQc

Also check out:  
And you can download the band's new single at technickill.bandcamp.com for free.



Friday, 19 August 2016

NEW BLEEDING CORPSE INTERVIEW: "Luk Luk is a Bleeding Corpse person not a Kaluman person"


BLEEDING CORPSE 2016. Left to Right: Adrian Luk Luk (bass), Ari Bejo (drums), Yadi Behom (vox), and Uus Death (guitar).
My fourth interview with BLEEDING CORPSE (Bandung Brutal Death Metal)
Interpretation by: Teguh Prasetyo (bassist INTERFECTORMENT band)
Date: 12 July 2016 @ SERAK store, Jalan Cihampelas, Bandung
BLEEDING CORPSE is: Yadi Behom (vocals), Uus Death (guitar), Adrian Luk Luk (bass), and Ari Bejo (drums).
BLEEDING CORPSE discography:
1 Resurrection of Murder album, May 2008, Pieces Records; 1,000 copies CD sold out in six months, Line-up: Bobby (v), Adrian (b), Uus (g), Ari Bejo (d).
2 Condemned to Suffer album, August 2014, Groupies Merch; 1,000 copies CD sold out in one month, 500 copies cassette sold out in two weeks, Line-up: Behom (v), Adrian (b), Uus (g), Ari Bejo (d).

Kieran James (Busuk Chronicles): Why did Daniel join the band in 2012?

Ari Bejo (drummer, BLEEDING CORPSE): Daniel joined because Bleeding Corpse tried to make the new concept with two guitarists. However, he did not fit into the style of play of Bleeding Corpse.

KJ: Did former vocalist Bobby leave because Daniel joined?

Ari: Bobby left not because of Daniel but because he had other activities planned.

Teguh Prasetyo (bassist, INTERFECTORMENT band): Tell us about when Behom joined.

Ari: When Bobby left Behom joined in 2014 [note: this should perhaps be 2012 or 2013].

KJ: Did you record some songs with Bobby for the second album Condemned to Suffer?

Ari: We did not record any songs with Bobby’s vocals, only instrumental versions (unreleased demos).

KJ: Did Bobby write any lyrics for the album?

Ari: Bobby did not write any lyrics for the new album. Behom wrote all the lyrics for the new album.

Luk, Kieran, Ari Bejo, Uus, Bob Rockiller, 8/10/2011
KJ: Cannibal Corpse had a song “Condemned to Suffer”, were you influenced by that song?

Yadi Behom (vocalist, BLEEDING CORPSE): No, they are very different.

KJ: Obscure Musick USA wanted to release your second album but now we hear this will not take place, what happened?

Behom: We had a miscommunication with Corey [Athos]. There was a misunderstanding with Corey. CTS was issued first by Atik from Groupies Merch. Corey and Atik (the album producer) had a disagreement. Now Obscure will not reissue the album due to the disagreement with Atik.

KJ: What was the disagreement about?

Behom: We think it is better to be issued by a local label. It depends on Atik whether the album will be reissued or not. Corey had a concept and Atik had a different concept.

KJ: Is it a good idea to get a reissue by an overseas label?

Teguh: It is not cheap to reissue; it is quite expensive to do a good job of it and sometimes the label can’t afford that. The exchange rate – rupiah to US dollar – makes it expensive for us.

KJ: Are you happy with Groupies Merch?

Behom: We are quite happy with Groupies because Bleeding Corpse wants to just keep making music. Groupies Merch can accommodate that.

Bob Rockiller (first vocalist), Yadi Behom (second vocalist)
KJ: Why did you choose Groupies Merch and not Extreme Souls Production (ESP) in the beginning?

Behom: Atik was the first man to contact Bleeding Corpse. Bleeding Corpse was the first Groupies’ release. We decided to join with Groupies because Atik contacted us first. When a band has material ready they want to immediately release the music.

Teguh: Tell us about the recording process.

Behom: Recording, mixing, and mastering took three months in total.

KJ: How many copies did the CD sell compared to the first album?

Ari: 1,000 copies for the second album all sold out within a month. The first album was 1,000 copies too and sold out within six months.

KJ: How about the cassette release for the second album?

Ari: It was released by Bomet Records; 500 copies sold out in two weeks.

KJ: Why does Bleeding Corpse have fewer shows these days than before? Is it because Luk Luk is now very busy with Kaluman?

Ari: Luk Luk prefers Bleeding Corpse over Kaluman if they play at the same time. As you know Luk Luk is a Bleeding Corpse person and not a Kaluman person.

Teguh: Tell us about the album concept.

Behom: The first concept of the lyrical style was helped by Andri Gila. I did not initially feel familiar with gore-style lyrics. I am also in Rottenatomy band which has social and political type lyrics.

Teguh: What is happening with Rottenatomy?

Behom: The guitar player studies in the school in Germany and we have no drummer now. The band still exists but it is not active. We are waiting for a new drummer who can suit the Rottenatomy style.

KJ: Why do you not write social and political lyrics for Bleeding Corpse?

Behom: No, they do not match the image of Bleeding Corpse.

Ari: About Condemned to Suffer, it is not the same as the first album because we focused more on the harmonies. It feels darker than the first album. We are trying to grow up in our music and experiment. There is a lot of crossing technique.

KJ: Did Daniel play on the second album?

Ari: No, he had already left. All of the arrangements were made by Uus and Luk Luk.

Uus Death (guitarist, BLEEDING CORPSE): We mixed the new-school and the old-school. We got influenced by Black Metal too. Because we are old men we are getting quite tired [laughs] but we are still Florida Death Metal people. I love Florida Death Metal. We are heavily influenced by Florida Death Metal and by Thrash Metal (Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, and Exodus).

KJ: What was the reaction of the fans to the second album?

Ari: The fans’ reaction was very positive. You can see that from the selling out of the album within one month.

KJ: What are the next plans for the band?

Ari: We plan to make an EP next and a music video for a song taken from the CTS album. The song will be “Konspirasi Ajal”. We don’t have any label yet for the EP. We will start to make the material in August 2016.

Uus: I hope that Bleeding Corpse will continue to progress into the future. I hope that I can play in Europe.

Ari: After the EP will start preparing the third album. The reason why we want to make an EP first is that we want to introduce the new concepts and the new songs. The third album will be different from the CTS album; we will change all the guitar effects. We already have the concept for the EP.

Uus: We will stay in the DM roots but with more complex riffing patterns.

KJ: Is your grindcore band Death Womb Existence still active?

Uus: Yes.

KJ: Do you still play songs from the first album Resurrection of Murder at live shows?

Ari: We still play two or three songs from the first album.

KJ: Is there enough money earned from the band activities to support your living?

Ari: We get money from the music but it is not enough for our living. I have a shop [SERAK store, Jalan Cihampelas, about 50 metres from the KFC but on other side of the road] and so does Uus. Behom has an online shop.

Uus: Can you please pray for me to get girlfriend or wife? I hope some girl will read this interview and get interested! I definitely want to get married.

Popo Demons Damn, Bob Rockiller (vocalist 2008-13)
KJ: Do you prefer metal chick or religious girl?

Uus: I prefer metal chick but actually I don’t mind. 

Teguh (semi-seriously only): Do you want to be bassist for Digging Up? [Note: Teguh was formerly the bassist for Digging Up.]

Uus: No, because I am already in too many bands.

KJ: What is your message for the fans?

Behom: Just wait for our next release.

Ari: Thank-you for buying our second album.

Uus: Keep up playing your music.

Ari: Just wait for our next release.

Uus: Don’t follow only the fashions, f*** posers. Buy the CDs, get the soul from the songs!

Official Facebook page:

Teaser songs from the second album:
BLEEDING CORPSE 2014-16. Left to Right: Behom (vox), Uus (g), Luk (b), Ari Bejo (d).
BLEEDING CORPSE 2012: Daniel (guitar2), Behom (v), Ari Bejo (d), Luk (b), Uus (g1).
BLEEDING CORPSE Resurrection of Murder line-up: Bob Rockiller (v), Uus (g), Luk (b), Ari Bejo (d) @ Chinook's Bar, January 2014.
BLEEDING CORPSE Resurrection of Murder line-up: Bob Rockiller (v), Ari Bejo (d), Uus (g) @ Chinook's Bar, Bandung, January 2014.
BLEEDING CORPSE Resurrection of Murder line-up @ Cibinong, 8 October 2011: Luk (b), Ari Bejo (d), Uus (g), Bob Rockiller (v).