Monday, 7 June 2021

NEW INTERVIEW: Our first interview with 3RD WAR COLLAPSE (Brazil / Finland Death Metal), 24 May 2021.


Hi, sorry for the delay and thanks for this interview. I just heard your new CD, which is very catchy and brutal. This is my sort of Death Metal, strong songwriting, everything has a purpose and it keeps our attention until the end.

1.   Kieran James: Please tell us the band history and how a Brazilian ended up in a Finnish band.

Chris: Hello Kieran! First of all I would like to thank you for the interview and it will be a pleasure to talk about the 3rd War Collapse! Well, I known Kalle since 2011 when we toured Europe together, he's a drummer of Inferia, an incredible Grind Core band that has been around since the 90’s.

I remember he was in the band not long ago and I was with my ex-band called Vomepotro, we became friends and talked about working on a new band with influences from Brutal Death Metal and Grind Core, they came to play in Brazil some time later and we decided to do this project, we started composing at the end of 2014.

2.      Tell us about the album recording, were you caught up in lockdown and unable to meet together?

Chris: The recording was very simple, Kalle recorded the drums in Finland and sent us the files, a month later, me and Rodolfo went into the studio to record our instruments and vocals here in Brazil where the album was mixed and mastered as well.

We were looking for a raw sound, no effects or plug-ins for the listener to imagine the band playing live, organic and real, without lies!

3.      Were the lyrics to many of the songs influenced by the lockdown and the continual fear mongering of politicians and their desire to shut down the economy for as long as possible regardless of who suffers? I see the song with the word “pandemic” in the title which was obviously another clue. Lockdowns hit the Third World worst - if you cant go to work then you die.

Chris: It is all very funny because the years are passing but the social problems continue to bring misery, violence, social inequality.

The lyrics of "Damnatus" were written between 2015 and 2016, there was no pandemic but nothing has changed since then we have this virus reaping millions of people.

I was forgetting to say but this CD was recorded between 2015 and 2016, we decided to release it now because before all the members were giving priority to their bands and the project was kept.

4.     What are your main influences musically, vocally and lyrically?

Chris: I listen to a lot of things in and out of Metal, but I think Death Metal, Thrash Metal and Grind Core are the styles that I like to hear.

There are many bands that I can say are influencing my way of playing, such as: Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Deeds Of Flesh, Disavowed, Brutal Truth, Phobia, Lock Up, Brazilian bands like Nephast, Fornication, Side Effects, Escarnium, Ratos De Por√£o, Korzus, all 90s Death Metal bands and also Slayer, Kreator, Anthrax, Exodus and many others, the list is huge!

When we talk about vocals, I get a lot of inspiration from bands like Deeds Of Flesh, Disgorge (USA), Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Devourment, Despondency, Disavowed and many others.

5.      I think ‘Forced to Suffer’ is a great song with a cool intro, extra slow and catchy and with a more guttural vocal than the rest of the album. ‘Profit from Corruption’ is another highlight for me. Have you had any feedback on those songs?

Chris: Yeah! I think "Forced to Suffer" is a song that has everything a Death Metal fan likes and many people say that it is one of the most important songs on the CD as well as ''Profit from Corruption" and "Fifth Column" for example, we are happy because people are understanding what we want and making a great mix of Brutal Death with Grind Core with unrelenting hyper speed!

6.      ‘Weak Minded Society’ seems to be the fastest track (in parts) but you make us wait until track nine for it!! Then ‘Mind Your Own Business’ is quicker too. I don’t think that’s a bad thing though to use the mid-pace approach. I guess the mid-pace approach is integral to what you are trying to do? (I did enjoy the whole disc right up until the interesting riff-work on the last song.)

Chris: That's right! I'm glad you noticed that! They are the fastest tracks but we just put the songs in the sequence that we believe is interesting for the listener, the first track "Eyes of Deception" is extreme from start to finish and whoever hears already realizes that we are not kidding…hahaha

7.     

How has been the response to the album?

Chris: We are very happy because we have received great reviews from those who heard or bought the CD and due to its acceptance we decided to record the second CD that is already being composed right now, we have 4 songs ready and I believe that the new stuff will be finalized in the beginning of 2022 and we want to release this second CD in 2023.

What I can say is that the new songs are very brutal as well as lyrics too! It will be intense or more intense than "Damnatus".

8.    Are there any touring plans? Have you had shows canceled? Obviously it has been very difficult this past 14 months.

Chris: No because the album has been released in february and Kalle lives in Finland but we´re working in the new album and promoting “Damnatus” to underground press, friends, bands.

We want to release the 2nd full length in 2023 and tour for the first time in Europe to promote both albums, I believe after this tour we hope to play more times, at least one tour for year, let´s see what happens. 

9.      What are your future plans and goals?

Chris: We hope to record more albums, keep the band alive with releases and possible tours.

I would like say thanks again my brother Kieran for let me to talk a little more about 3rd War Collapse!!!The bombing is just beginning! Less bullshit and more blasting beats everywhere!

Join us in the social media:

www.facebook.com/3rdwarcollapse

www.instagram.com/3rdwarcollapse

www.youtube.com/3rdwarcollapseofficial

Full stream album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2fx8Olbwfs&t=1296s

Record label:

www.gutturalbrutality.com

www.gutturalbrutality.bandcamp.com

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

NEW INTERVIEW: Our second interview with DISINFECTED (Legends of Bandung Death Metal) (English version).


Our second interview with DISINFECTED

AT: Bandung.

Date: Monday, 13 May 2019.

By: Kieran James and Popo Demons Damn.

Translation by: Popo Demons Damn.

DISINFECTED line-up: Amenk (vocals), Sigit (bass), Adyth (guitar), Dias (guitar), and Dian (drums).

Kieran James: Why is the gap so long since the split album [2012 with Motordeath]?

Dias (guitar): We changed the drummer. We had a process to find the new drummer. The bassist and guitarist [Adyth and Sigit] live and work in Jakarta so they have limits. It is difficult to meet with and rehearse with the band.

As at December 2017, we start the process for the new album. We finished recording in January 2019.  We had limited funds. We had to wait to get the funds. It was self-released.

In March 2019, we released the album Hordes of the Infected.

Amenk (vocalist): We wrote all the lyrics in Bahasa Indonesian - the title uses the English so as to match the band name. I think to use the English makes it easy to promote.

KJ: Tell us about the music style.

Dias: We don’t have a significant change music-wise. We change style in the lyrics.

Amenk: About the lyrics, we talk about the social issues - it is more real and more sarcastic. In the previous album, we use fantasy based on movie.

KJ: What is the reaction to the album?

Dias: Very good. We sell 100 pieces of cassette tape in one week.

Popo Demons Damn: It is because Disinfected has many diehard fans. They were waiting so long for the album. People were very excited about the release. The band is more matured for the lyrics and the songs, that’s my opinion.

For the process, it is unique. The members recorded in the studio with no other members present. When Amenk did the vocals, there were no other members present. They were all busy.

KJ: Where was the studio?

Amenk: Masterplan in Bandung; the engineer is Toteng from Forgotten.

KJ: Is the band part of the Jakarta scene?

Popo: Yes, because Adyth and Sigit live there and are active in the Jakarta scene. Sigit hangs out with Bento from Prosatanica.

KJ: Any plans for tour or show?

Amenk: We have launching album party on 16th June [2019] in Bandung.

KJ: Tell us more about the album cover.

Popo: It is very different. The concept comes from Adyth, you will see that there is a cartoon band picture and not an actual photo. Adyth has a friend who made the original design. Adyth made the layout and his friend made the whole of the design.

KJ: Do you have any tour plans, e.g. in East Java?

Amenk: Yes, we have some plans: Indonesian Death Fest in Jakarta, Flower City Death Fest in Bandung, and Groupies Death Fest in Bandung.

KJ: Are there any guests for the album?

Amenk: No.

Dias: We cover the song “Trauma” by God Bless (legendary Jakarta rock band).

Popo: Only the old-school fans will recognize this song, yeah…

KJ: Did you try to follow the guitar solo exactly?

Dias: No, there is improvization.

KJ: Did God Bless members hear the song?

Dias: We got the permission from the arranger.

KJ: How is Death Metal in Jakarta now?

Popo: It is still the same. Bandung and Jakarta have a strong basis in Death Metal; they are always a role-model for other cities. These cities have never been asleep in terms of DM bands.

Amenk: Now there is a lot of brutal DM bands in Bekasi.

KJ: Can you recommend any young bands from Bandung?

Anenk: Sufism.

Popo: What was the hardest part of the recording process?

Dian (drummer, 26-years-old, youngest band member): It is different from other bands. Other bands make new songs together in the studio. For me I heard the music of the songs, practiced by myself, and I made up the drum parts alone without the other members. They were busy and it is hard to find time to go to the studio together. I got sick after the recording due to the stress.

Popo: What is your experience with Disinfected?

Dian: They are funny people, and very experienced. I’m happy and excited to join with Disinfected. I played with Mortality before, Sedusa, Error Brain (additional), Naked Truth, Gorge, and Hibrani.

Popo: What is your comment about the process, Dias?

Dias: It is hard to fit in with the music when I have new ideas. It is hard because we had to have video-calls to match the music. Technology really helped us to process the album. Without the technology, we can’t finish the album.

KJ: Is the band happy that you bring in many guitar solos?

Dias: As a guitar player, it is good enough for me. Disinfected does not play too fast or too brutal so we tried to combine the music with the leads to make it more harmonious. This is why I put more leads into the songs.

KJ: Message for the fans?

Dias: Stay brutal; buy the original CDs.

Amenk: Be still consistent with the Death Metal.

Dian: Thanks for the real support.

*****THE END*****

Sunday, 27 December 2020

NEW INTERVIEW: Our first interview with CONJURING (Balikpapan Slamming Brutal Death Metal), 4 December 2020.

Kieran James1: Hai, bisakah kamu menceritakan sejarah awal terbentuknya band kalian hingga sekarang? 

Jalio:  kami terbentuk pada pertengahan tahun 2019 dengan nama awal INFECTED NOURISHMENT dengan formasi awal yaitu Jalio (vokal), Ryo (drum), Dinto (gitar) dan Darrell (bass) ...  kami memainkan gaya musik slamming death metal yang ter-influence oleh band mancanegara seperti VULVECTOMY & AMAZING GRAVE. 
Dikarenakan sang basis disibukkan dengan urusan keluarga, dan sang drummer yang memilih untuk meneruskan usahanya, kami berusaha untuk mencari penggantinya sampai kami menemukan Wahyu untuk mengisi posisi drum dan band ini berjalan hanya dengan 3 orang saja. dengan formasi ini pada tanggal 21 Agustus 2020 kemarin kami baru saja merilis sebuah promo cd yang berisikan 3 trek (1 intro, 2 lagu) via Sadistic Production (Garut). Dan kami juga ikut berpartisipasi di dalam album kompilasi yang dirilis oleh teman kami dari Surabaya yaitu "Kompilasi Mewabah". Saat ini kami sedang menggarap materi baru untuk debut album kami yang direncanakan akan rilis tahun 2021 nanti.

Dinto: waktu itu jalio nge dm saya bilang “nda pengen maen metal metalan kah mas? jangan maen grunge trus....”

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

Jalio: banyak respon positif yang kami dapat dari para metalhead di daerah kami dan di luar daerah kami. 

Dinto: ada yg ngebacot ada yg heboh ada yg nda urus.

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

Jalio: acranius, fuck your depression, korpse, extermination dismemberment, traumatomy, gorevent, waking the cadaver, disfigurement of flesh, vulvectomy, amazing grave.

Dint : NTRL.

Wahyu: the beatles.

KJ4: Apa rencana kedepan  kalian bersama band?

Jalio:  seperti yang sudah dijelaskan tadi, kami akan berencana merilis debut album kami tahun depan dan ikut serta berpartisipasi di dunia underground khususnya di genre death metal. 

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

Jalio: ya, saya menggunakan 2 bahasa itu dalam menulis lirik lagu. 

KJ6: Apa yang kalian ceritakan dalam lirik-lirik yang kalian buat?

Jalio: kematian, kelainan seksual, kekejaman dalam dunia medis, depresi/keputusasaan ... yang jelas dalam debut album nanti tiap lagu mempunyai tema yang berbeda beda

KJ7: Mengapa kalian semua suka memainkan musik death-metal?

Jalio: ada keunikan tersendiri dalam genre ini, terutama slamming, seperti tekhnik vokal, gitar, sampai drumnya yang unik dan belum pernah saya temui di jenis musik lain. 

KJ8: Kapan pertama kali kamu menjadi fans band metal?

Jalio: awal mulai seneng dengerin sampai explore sendiri itu sejak SMP sih

Wahyu: Umur 13.

KJ9: Apa yang Kamu katakan kepada orang-orang yang bertanya mengapa Kamu memainkan musik bergaya barat?

Jalio: idealis! dan di genre ini juga kami bisa mengenal dan dikenal oleh sesama kalangan bawah tanah 

KJ10: Apakah para istri dan kekasih para personil kalian mendukung apa yang kalian kerjakan?

Jalio: ya, sangat mendukung sekali hhe

Dinto: woiya donk support klo ada duitnya doank baru di support klo nda ada duit boro boro support !!! 

Wahyu: yo mesti tah.

KJ11: Apakah hal-hal yang terbaik dan terburuk tentang komunitas di kota kalian? 

Dinto: terbaik: equality, respect, cepat tanggap urusan makan...terburuk: suka mabok, suka ngebacotin band orang, suka salip menyalip urusan perempuan, klo nda gratis nda support....

Wahyu: Terbaik : mampu bertahan Terburuk : êgosentrisme buta.

KJ12: Ada pesan untuk kawan kawan? 

Dinto: HAIL JAMET KIRUT KIRUT!!!

Wahyu: Rajin bekerja dan hormat orang tua.

E-mail: conjuringslamdeathmetal@gmail.com

Friday, 4 December 2020

NEW INTERVIEW: Our first interview with Maya from Mortality (Bandung Black/Death Metal), 16 May 2019.


Our first interview with MORTALITY

AT: Bandung.

Date: Thursday, 16 May 2019.

By: Kieran James and Popo Demons Damn.

Translation by: Popo Demons Damn.

MORTALITY line-up: Balung (vocals), Maya (guitar), Biye (bass), and Andriz (drums).

Popo Demons Damn: Tell us about the process for the new album.

Maya (guitarist): We started the process for this album in 2016. We had a break for a year (2017) because I was pregnant. And then we continued in 2018. At 2019 we finished the album and released it on 30 April. At the end of last year we had finished the album but we still had not signed with any record label. We were still selecting a label to sign with.

In January 2019 we signed with Sadist Records from Bali and Yogya. This album has nine songs. Two of the songs are remix songs from the first album.

Kieran James: Why did you do remix songs from the first album?

Maya: We changed the sound style and the guitar section. We tried to change it to the New Mortality style. The band makes New Mortality with a style which is more Black/Death. We call it Black/Death  but the reviews from friends and buyers call it “Death Metal with scream vocals.” The vocal style sounds more Black Metal but the music sounds more Death Metal. The people call it the New Mortality because it sounds very different to the Mortality of before - before it was Black Metal. Some websites said the same thing. The songs sound more like DM than BM. People feel that it is very different to Mortality before.

Popo Demons Damn: I knew Mortality since I was in high-school. Sometimes they used blood in the stage. I thought that this was interesting stage-act. Now we can’t find any BM band which does this at the show. What do you think, should BM bands do blood shower on-stage?

Maya: We don’t use blood now because, since 2005 until 2013, we were inactive. Then the drummer Andriz and I joined and the stage-act changed. We make a new vision and concept now for the music and the stage-act. For the album, we really changed the concept to being New Mortality.

KJ: Are you happy with the sound of the album and the packaging?

Maya: We are very satisfied with the sound and the packaging for the album. After 15 years we finally released the second album. It took four years between starting work and releasing of the album.

KJ: How was it like to record with this record company?

Maya: The record label is doing a good job. They are promoting the album very well. We feel happy and satisfied that we signed with this label.

KJ: Is there any tour coming up?

Maya: We have a plan to do the tour. We are still discussing with the record label. The next plan is to make the video-clip first. Then we will focus on arranging the tour.

KJ: Who made the design for the CD packaging?

Biye (bass): Rudi Gorging Suicide, he lives in Central Java. For this album, we have two guest vocalists, Glenn and Robi (Ensemble Tikoro). Glenn is guest-vocalist on the song “Us of War”.

Bobby Rock (Turbidity vocalist): Why do you use Murka Dosa as the title of the album? [Note: Very angry = murka, sin = dosa, wrath = murka.]

Maya: This lyric for this album represents what we feel at this moment [summary = rangkuman].

KJ: What are you angry towards?

Maya: The world.

Biye: War, hate, menindas orang yang lemah [people who oppress the weak]. Kekuasaan yang semena mena [arbitrary power].

KJ: The song “Zionist” is about anti-Zionist, yes?

Maya: Yes.

Bobby: Was there any offer from any other record label?

Maya: We still choose Sadist record label.

KJ: How many copies did they make?

Maya: 500 copies of CD. They will also produce cassette, 200 copies.

KJ: What does your 12-year-old daughter think about Mother and Father playing in Heavy Metal band?

Maya: They understand it because we always bring them to the gigs since they were children. I have taken the second (son) and the third (daughter) since they were in my belly.

KJ: Does your oldest daughter have any favourite metal band?

Maya: She more loves classic music, she likes to play piano. The second child, the son, likes the metal. He loves Mortality.

KJ: Message for the fans?

Maya: Keep the spirit to make the new creation.

Biye: That is enough.

Maya: Don’t make a wall to creating music. Although we are being a mother, don’t stop to create. But family is still priority. Don’t forget to buy our CD and T-shirt.

*****THE END*****

Monday, 30 November 2020

NEW INTERVIEW: Our first interview with Camille from LADY ATHENAE (Montreal, Canada Metalcore), includes link to free EP.

Kieran James1 Is this a completely new band? I can’t find any videos...

Camille (vocalist): Yes! The band is brand new. It was created during the Covid pandemic in June 2020.

KJ2 Please share with us the band history. Who are the members? Of course on the 30-second video you shared we can see two band members, one being yourself.

Camille: We are three in the band. I’m Camille, the vocalist and lyricist. I sing and growl. There’s Sergio who’s the guitarist, music composer and producer. He also happens to be my husband. Finally we have Chris who’s the drum composer and drummer. He’s our best friend.

KJ3 What are your musical influences and favourite albums?

Camille: My musical influences are Jinjer, Spiritbox, Evanescence and Loreena McKennitt. My favorite albums are Outlier by Twelve Foot Ninja, Meteora by Linkin Park and Altered State by Tesseract. 

KJ4 Are the lyrics in English or French? What are the lyrical themes?

Camille: The lyrics are in English. The focus of the band is to put mental health front and center. The themes are heavily inspired by my own struggle with Bipolar Disorder. For example, one of the songs called “Tower” is about the paradox of finding comfort and safety in depression through the suffering and how unhealthy it can become.

KJ5 How was the recording process for the EP? Did COVID cause any negative impact?

Camille: Sergio and I have our home studio. Everything was recorded there. COVID had no impact at all fortunately (unfortunately for our neighbors).

KJ6 Is the full EP going to be free-to-view? Have you got the track listing and track timings fixed yet?

Camille: Yes the EP will be available for streaming on our YouTube channel. It will also be available on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Deezer, etc. There are 4 songs: 1-Recollections (intro); 2-Wrong Side Of History; 3-Tower; 4-Don’t Play Dead. Other than the intro all the songs are around 4 minutes.

KJ7 What are your future plans and future dreams for the band?

Camille: Really looking forward to playing these songs live when the sanitary rules will be less intense.  Meanwhile we are doing live shows on our Twitch channel three times a week. In 2021, we will be making more songs. My dream would be to play at a festival like Wacken.

KJ8 How is the metal scene in Montreal at the present time?

Camille: We can see that some efforts are being made to do online shows but it’s still somehow inaccessible for most artists. In my inner circle I could see a resurgence of creativity so people who couldn’t do shows are at least preparing some material.

KJ9 Have you got any gig dates planned?

Camille: Not yet.

KJ10 You are probably tired of talking about this, and please don’t answer if you don’t want to: How has it been like as a woman in Montreal metal scene? Any stories to share?

Camille: I think it’s a double edge sword. Since there are not a lot of women in metal it’s a rarity and there’s a demand for it. But there are times where you are not taken seriously simply because you’re a woman.

KJ11 Do you have any message for the people who might be interested to explore your music?

Camille: Yes! Thank you for your interest! We appreciate it a lot.  Follow our Instagram and/or Facebook page to be up to date, more to come. Thank-you very much Kieran for this interview! The questions were interesting and well thought out.

Link to free RECOLLECTIONS EP (December 2020):

https://­www.youtube.com/­watch?v=zLCwgRyzIFA&a­b_channel=LADYATHENA­E

Thursday, 12 November 2020

NEW INTERVIEW: Our second interview with UNDERGOD (Bandung Sundanese Death Metal), 13 May 2019.

Our second interview with UNDERGOD 
AT: Bandung. Date: Monday, 13 May 2019. 
By: Kieran James and Popo Demons Damn, 
Translation by: Popo Demons Damn. 

UNDERGOD line-up: Kinoy (vocals), Dias (guitar1), Dani (guitar2), Ega (bass), and Gilang (drums). First album: Saguru Saelmu (2010); second album: Rawing Revenges (2015). 

Kieran James: Please give us the update about Undergod. 

Kinoy Undergod (vocalist): Undergod is in process to make a new single. We will make a new EP and we will release four or five songs for the EP after Idulfitry around July or August [2019]. The lyrics will be a mixture of Bahasa Indonesian, Sundanese, and English. 

KJ: Any comments about the EP? 

Kinoy: For the process for the new EP, the other members agreed me to learn English. 

KJ: However, Undergod is famous because of its use of Bahasa Sunda. 

Kinoy: We want to represent some new things; we want to show to the people that we love Bahasa Indonesian and the local language. We also want to learn English and prove to people that we cannot only write Sundanese lyrics but also write and sing the English songs. 

Popo Demons Damn: For those who don’t know Kinoy they will not understand why. For those who know Kinoy they will be amazed. For the first album he found it hard to write in Bahasa Indonesian. He wants to take up the challenge; it is not too hard or impossible for him. 

KJ: Is there any change in the music? 

Kinoy: it will be more variable. The EP will sound similar to the first album. It will be different from the second album. 

Popo: What are the hard things on the stage when you play in the other cities, e.g. Central Java? Is it hard to communicate with the Indonesian language? How do you communicate with the fans and the organizer? 

Kinoy: With the organizer I never talk much. Dias, Ega and Dani (or sometimes the manager) will talk more with the organizer. Onstage I say only three sentences to the crowd? Apa Kabar? Bikin lingkaran (make a circle); Selama tuhan masih apa, metal tetap saya (if God still exists, metal it’s still alive). 

Popo: How is the response of metalheads in the other cities (those who don’t know Sundanese language)? Do they still like and understand the Undergod songs? 

Kinoy: The fans in the other cites can’t speak Sundanese but they can sing along to the words of the Undergod songs. 

KJ: Why did it take so long for Undergod to have a new song or album? 

Dias (guitarist): The main vocalist is busy with his other band, Pascodex. 

KJ: How does Dias enjoy working with Kinoy? 

Popo: He was additional for Undergod from 2010-12. Then he concentrated on Disinfected. This year Kinoy asked him to come back to make new songs for the new EP. 

Dias: The music and the circle (friends and fans) – I like the chemistry when Kinoy is on the stage with me and the other members. 

Kinoy: I still use Google Translate for talking English but my daughter does not need to (she is 12-years-old). My daughter was born because the condom was broken – this is the title of the song, but we didn’t put it on the album. We play the song live. In the lyrics I tell the story of the tragedy but I’m very thankful for the broken condom. Because of the broken condom, I can have the beautiful daughter and finally my goal was achieved. I was able to marry my girlfriend. My girlfriend’s parents did not accept me originally. Because she got pregnant, they had to make the marriage. If you can translate the lyrics you will see how funny the lyrics are. Undergod talks about Sundanese mythology, to dream about to defecate is bad luck. This idea is in one of the songs on the first album. 

Popo: If you see an Undergod performance, you will see how funny Kinoy is on the stage. He is like a comedian in metal. If he uses Indonesian language he will freeze. He will need to translate first into Indonesian. Dias will know how crazy Kinoy is on the stage. Metalheads are always laughing when Undergod plays. Sometimes Undergod plays using bangbarongan (traditional big puppet) and sometimes using gatot kaca costume. It represents a kind of giant or monster in Sundanese mythology. (Gatot kaca is Javanese mythology.) Death Metal band people mostly look brutal but Kinoy is a laughing comedian on the stage. 

Dias: Like a clown. 

KJ: Message for the fans? 

Kinoy: Wait for the new revolution music. We will make the new EP in August [2019] and I hope that kujang mangprang (name of the fans) will be collecting money to buy our EP CD. 

Dias: Thank-you for supporting Undergod. We will be back. 

*****THE END*****

UPDATED NEWS (from Ega, bassist): 2021 new Undergod single coming up.  And we have a new player on guitar.

NEW INTERVIEW: Our first interview with 3RD WAR COLLAPSE (Brazil / Finland Death Metal), 24 May 2021.

Hi, sorry for the delay and thanks for this interview. I just heard your new CD, which is very catchy and brutal. This is my sort of Death M...