|BULL RACE band (Bangkalan Hardcore) with drummer and band leader Andi Kurniawan Putra at centre (second from left), 4/12/2014|
Interpretation Bahasa Indonesian / Bahasa Inggris by: Irsyad (vocalist SICKLES)
Band line-up 2015: Band line-up 2015: Andi Kurniawan Putra (drummer), Ach.syaifullah (guitaris), Rizhi Fauzan (vocal), additional bass player Rifal Taufani (from KREMASI).
|BULL RACE HARDCORE|
Kieran James aka Jack Frost (Busukwebzine): Please tell us the band history.
Andi (drummer): We started from 2011. The first name was not BULL RACE. The first name was INGOCTOPUS. BULL RACE did not have a genre at that time. Then for about two months we were looking for a genre. We chose hardcore because at that time in Bangkalan there was no hardcore. We wanted to be different to the other bands. First there were three members. At the start there was an additional member playing bass.
KJ: Why do you choose the name BULL RACE?
Andi: Because it is a culture and icon of Madura. We want people to know that BULL RACE is from Madura.
KJ: What is your favourite Indonesian band?
Andi: DEVADATA (SBY), OUTRIGHT (BDG), and FRAUD (SBY).
Rizfal: OUTRIGHT (BDG).
Syaifullah: FULL FRONTAL (SBY) and FINAL ATTACK (JKT).
KJ: What is your comment about STRAIGHT ANSWER (JKT)?
Andi: It is very good old-school hardcore from Jakarta.
KJ: What is the future plan for the band?
Syaifullah: We want to make a first EP album. We want to perform in another country. Next year 2015 we hope to complete the EP.
Andi: We want to look for permanent bassist.
KJ: Why do you like to play hardcore?
Andi: Because the music of hardcore can make our spirit come alive.
KJ: What are your influence bands?
BULL RACE: MADBALL, RISE OF THE NORTH STAR (ROTNS) (JAPAN), HATEBREED, and AGNOSTIC FRONT. They all influence us.
|Irsyad Sickles and Arie Sickles|
KJ: What is your comment about this band?
Irsyad (vocalist SICKLES): I think BULL RACE has interesting performances. Sometimes they make funny performances.
Haidir (drummer SICKLES / KREMASI): Grow up and don’t imitate other bands.
Ilham (TYRANNIAL MIRROR): It is a very good band.
KJ: What is your comment about Bangkalan scene?
Andi: People in Bangkalan have an appreciation but not respect. They do not really accept hardcore or other underground music.
KJ: What is the progress of the album?
Andi: We have one single, one song. We are planning EP album of five songs.
KJ: What is your comment about Surabaya hardcore scene?
Andi: Among the best. Two of the bands in Surabaya became my influences: DEVADATA and FRAUD.
KJ: What is your comment about Bandung hardcore?
Andi: Good, but we want to be better than Bandung hardcore.
|Andi BULL RACE with SICKLES' EP|
KJ: What is the dream for the band?
Andi: Perform at Rock in Solo and Bandung Biersik and all the big events.
KJ: Have you got any message for the fans of BULL RACE?
Andi: Keep support and keep solidarity.
Syaifullah: Be yourself.
Andi: Not fans but friends and family.
Fauzan (vocalist): Never surrender. We hope you can get more interested in this band.
KJ: Where did BULL RACE perform?
Andi: Bangkalan, Surabaya, Sidoarjo, and Madiun.
KJ: What was the most interesting gig?
Andi: Surabaya Soul of Freedom 2.
KJ: Why was this the most interesting?
Andi: Because there was such a large audience to see BULL RACE.
[Note: See youtube live video footage of Soul of Freedom 2 songs: 1. Intro and 2. Sakera Heroes.]
|KREMASI band with drummer Haidir at centre (second from left). Haidir also plays with SICKLES.|
|SICKLES MADURA and OVERFLOW REVENGE JOMBANG @ Tuban Death Fest 2015|
|Left to Right: Top Row: Kieran, Niza (ex-Climaxeth/ Osiris), Arie, Rony & Haidir Sickles. Bottom Row: Rizal Nur Rokhim (Osiris/ Hithead drummer) & Dwi Yudha (Osiris bassist) @ Bangkalan, 27 January 2014|
|Left to Right: Arie Sickles, Rony Sickles, Arie and Rony's brother, Arie and Rony's mother, Kieran & Haidir Sickles @ Bangkalan, 27 January 2014|
|Rony Sickles and Kieran James (Busuk Webzine) @ Bangkalan cafe, 4/12/2014|