|Left to Right: Bobby Hydro, Popo Demons Damn, Ferly Jasad, and John Yoedi @ EXTEND STUDIO, 4 April 2012|
By Dr Kieran James (BUSUK WEBZINE) and John Yoedi (BUSUK WEBZINE)
Interview: 4 April 2012 at EXTEND MUSIC STUDIOS, Jl Neglamanah no. 21, Ujung Berung 40617, Bandung, Indonesia
Interpretation and Expert Comments: Popo, vocalist DEMONS DAMN
Extra Comments: Casper (Manager BLEEDING CORPSE and TURBIDITY) and Bobby Rock (vocalist, BLEEDING CORPSE)
JASAD is: Man (vocals), Ferly (guitars), Yuli (bass), and Abaz (drums)
Kieran James: Hi, Ferly, my friend. It is good to see you again and please tell us all about the new JASAD album...
Ferly JASAD: The new album will be more aggressive, tighter, and more crushing than the previous one.
[KJ Note: At date of our interview, 4 April 2012, all the ten tracks had been recorded except for Man’s vocals]
KJ: What is the language for the lyrics?
Ferly: The song lyrics are mixed between Sundanese, Indonesian, and English.
|Ferly & John listen to new album|
KJ: Are the songs all about Sundanese culture?
Ferly: Most of the songs have a relationship with Sundanese culture.
KJ: What was the experience working with new drummer Abaz?
Ferly: He did it pretty fast when I asked him to do something different.
KJ: Did Abaz contribute to the song writing process?
Ferly: Yes, 20%.
KJ: Whose idea was it to have many blast-beats?
Ferly: Me and Abaz.
[We all listen to new album material without the vocals]
KJ: I like it.
KJ: What is your opinion about the new material?
Casper (Manager BLEEDING CORPSE & TURBIDITY): Crazy!
John Yoedi (BUSUK WEBZINE): Four thumbs-up!
Popo (Expert Comment): I didn’t hear it yet.
KJ: Ferly, maybe you should play her some. Popo, listen!
Popo (Expert Comment): I think there is something different to the guitar.
KJ: This one [album] is very clear, very smooth...
Popo (Expert Comment): Groovier. There is a harmony between the guitar and the drums.
KJ: Very old-school riffs.
Bobby Rock (BLEEDING CORPSE): Brutal!
John: JASAD fans must have this album!
KJ: Of course. They wait a long time already.
KJ: It is like DEATH VOMIT – very disciplined, organized, methodical...
Bobby Rock: Kick Ass! Like a punch to the ear!
KJ: Any band had a special influence on you for this album?
Ferly: The music influence is still SUFFO.
|Ferly (JASAD) - proud of the new JASAD album|
KJ: Did you hear the new CANNIBAL CORPSE video “Encased in Concrete”?
Ferly: Not yet.
KJ: What is the reaction of the fans to the new songs?
Ferly: Maybe the listeners will give comments after we release the album. They do not usually give comments about a song [played live] but about a performance. They don’t know the details of the songs. Hopefully they will dig it.
KJ: How do you feel to see the high school kids in Bandung wearing JASAD shirts?
Ferly: It’s cool!
John: How many tracks have you recorded for the album?
Ferly: We have a plan to record ten tracks and record an extra track.
John: What is the title of the new album?
Ferly: Rebirth of Jati Sunda.
John: The title is taken from the song?
John: How would you compare the new album with the former album Annihilate?
Ferly: For the new album it is [better] prepared. I built the parts of the songs carefully because I gave it a lot of thought and planning.
John: Is the music more technical and faster compared to the previous album?
Ferly: [Yes] because Abaz is still young and he has more power than Papap.
KJ: You told me before [24 February 2011 JASAD interview] that the album cover is the four members of the band as monsters advancing on the government building. Is this the final cover design?
John: Who made the artwork?
Ferly: Marco Hasmann.
KJ: Are there any guest vocalists or musicians on the album?
Ferly: We have no planning for that.
KJ: Maybe since Dada has left TURBIDITY he could do a guest vocal?
Ferly: Maybe I can arrange that (smiles).
KJ: As Dada has many fans...
John: Where did you get inspiration for the album? I think it is a mix of SUFFOCATION and DEEDS OF FLESH. Do you agree?
Ferly: With SUFFOCATION I agree but it is going too far to claim it is DEEDS...
KJ: So you don’t think there are DEEDS OF FLESH influences?
Ferly: No influences.
John: How long did you prepare for the album?
Ferly: One year. It took so long because of so much touring.
KJ: What do you think of the new BLEEDING CORPSE songs?
Ferly: I haven’t heard them before.
John: What do you think of Daniel joining BLEEDING CORPSE?
Ferly: If I see BLEEDING CORPSE after Daniel has joined I expect that the music will be more kick-ass and more tight. It will also be more mature.
|Ferly talks, John listens to his answer|
John: Which label will release the new album?
Ferly: SEVARED RECORDS [USA].
KJ: Has SEVARED heard the new recording?
Ferly: No, not yet. I plan to give a sample of one track to the label after it is mixed and mastered.
KJ: What is your plan for the extra recorded track?
Ferly: The extra track will be kept back to be used later as a bonus track. It may feature a guest vocalist Levi (ex-DISGORGE from California).
John: Still talking about the new album, will it be available in Indonesia and who will handle it here?
Ferly: We JASAD will handle it in Indonesia.
KJ: Who is the best drummer, Abaz or Roy Agus DEATH VOMIT?
Ferly: If you ask me I will choose Abaz. If you ask DEATH VOMIT boys they will choose Roy.
KJ: Good answer!
KJ: Is there a change in vocal style from Man compared to the previous album?
Ferly: More clearly.
KJ: That will suit the music I think.
KJ: When they do the mix will they make the vocal very loud or buried?
KJ: I think the vocal should be loud to match the loud drum sound. Or it will be Abaz’ solo album (Ferly laughs)...
John: I know your band formed a long time ago. Do you plan to issue a live DVD?
KJ: Yes because this is the one thing missing from JASAD’s career and discography...
Ferly: I want to record a live DVD in the future but I don’t know when.
KJ: I think you should record it in front of your home crowd in Bandung.
John: Have you future plans for a split album and who would you prefer to split with?
Ferly: I would like to but I don’t know their plans. I would like to do a split with DISGORGE (USA).
|John takes detailed notes!|
John: What do you think of Eric Lindmark (guitarist) and Derek Boyer (bassist) from DEEDS OF FLESH joining DISGORGE?
Ferly: As long as Diego stays with DISGORGE it will not be a problem for me.
KJ: Abah Desecrator of IMPISH says it is hard to get gigs in Bandung because of discrimination against black-metal bands. Abah did not say "discrimination" but perhaps the meaning is there. What do you think of this?
Ferly: I think that is wrong. I think there is no discrimination against black-metal community.
KJ: How would you like to cross the genre barrier and do a split album with IMPISH?
Ferly: Yes, why not (smiles).
KJ: What is your comment about BUSUK WEBZINE?
Ferly: Cool...you are hard workers! Every day I read BUSUK WEBZINE.
KJ: What do you think of Yuli’s bass playing on this album?
Ferly: He can follow what I want.
KJ: Is there a good partnership now between Yuli and Abaz?
|Glenn (BLOODGUSH), Yuli (JASAD)|
Ferly: Yes of course.
John: What is the comment to your fans about the album?
Ferly: You must get it, that’s all.
KJ: OK, not a serious question...If a 15-year-old JASAD fan can buy new JASAD CD or cigarettes which should he buy?
Ferly: Buy cigarettes!
John: With bonus CD JASAD!
KJ: OK, that’s all. Thanks very much Ferly and we hope the new album is a great success!
|Popo Demons Damn cuts her surprise birthday cake @ Old Common Room Network Foundation, Bandung, April 2012|
|Left to Right: Bobby Hydro, Popo Demons Damn, Lord Butche (THE CRUEL), and Man Jasad @ Popo's birthday @ Old Common Room, April 2012|
|Left to Right: Bobby Hydro, Kieran James, John Yoedi, Lord Butche (THE CRUEL), Popo Demons Damn, and Man Jasad @ Popo's birthday @ Old Common Room, April 2012|
|THE NEW JASAD. Left to Right: Ferly (guitar), Kieran James (Busuk Webzine), Abaz (drums), and Yuli (bass) @ Old Common Room, 10 October 2011. Man (vocalist) had another activity and could not join us this night.|
|Left to Right: John Yoedi, Popo Demons Damn, Bobby Hydro, Robbie and Unknown @ old Rock Star shop in Bandung (now closed), April 2012.|