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Gig : As Blood Runs Black Live in Kota Kinabalu
Date : 9th September 2012
Time : 5.00 PM
Venue : Razz-Ma-Tazz , Kota Kinabalu
Bands : Cousin of Death , Maria Campbell, Befalls The Argosy, SND
Price : RM 90 (Pre-sale) , RM 150 (x2 tickets) , RM120 (at the door)
Post A Gig : Rocket Jump! - 15th September 2012 @ More Studio, Bandar Perda, Penang feat. Children Attack, I Lost The Plot, Inamorta Tragedy, Krush The Sea, PREDEFINED, S.I.C.K., SHIMIZU(she will meet you), The Last Son, Thirteen Hundred, We Come To Kill (BAND)
Gig : CDC Asia Tour, September 2012
Date : 15th September 2012
Time : ...
Venue : Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bands : CDC
Price : ...
CDC emerged in September 2003 from the silent suburban streets of 3
little towns by the names of Lansdale, Doylestown, and Perkasie. Having
started as an "in-studio" project the original members decided to take
the band to higher places. With a newly recorded demo and an instant
"buzz" about them, CDC began playing shows all over the east coast.
In 2004, CDC set up and recorded 4 tracks for a split
release, but problems occurred. Those four songs were then teamed up
with 2 unreleased tracks and a demo track, and finally released in 2006
on Ghosttown Records as an ep titled "The Split". The 4 tracks also
appear on a split with BY MY HANDS(Glasgow Scotland) entitled
Kontinental Kings, released on Zone 6 Records. In 2008 Ghosttown
Records re-released "The Split" as "DEFY THE ODDS". The re-release has
been remixed, remastered, added new vocals, as well as a new layout.
With the coming of 2009 came a lot of big things from CDC. The released
the long await 5 song ep "BURN" on Filled With Hate records, as well as
some extensive and wild touring. CDC hit the likes of US, Mexico,
Europe, South Africa, and now Israel can be added to the list. Keep your
eyes peeled, cause with a fresh release under their belts, they will
probably be playing somewhere close to you as they show no plans on
stopping their world domination.
Gig : Rocket Jump!
Date : 15th September 2012
Time : 4.00 PM to 12.00 AM
Venue : More Studio, Bandar Perda, Penang
Bands : Thirteen Hundred, I Lost The Plot, Krush The Sea, Children Attack, The Last Son, Predefined, Shimizu, We Come To Kill , Inamorta Tragedy, S.I.C.K.
Price : RM 45 (pre-sale), RM 60 (door)
2nd Eco-Sustainable Rainforest Music Festival - Live music, experience sustainable living & farming, natural healing including presentations and talks. RM150 per person including food & accommodation in luxury camping style. This is interesting...
As Blood Runs Black Live in KL - 8th September 2012 @ Ovo Live Bistro, Damansara Uptown feat. Massacre Conspiracy Official , Maria Campbell, The padangs, Caladrius, Kiss The Fallen, Sekumpulan Orang Gila, ARTEFACTS, Endzeil, Daarchlea
Through The Unity Part 3 - 22nd September 2012 feat. Beatburns, Behind The Death, Cellastra, DYETH, KNUCKS, Red Bullet, Rehearse, Sacwrath, Seventh Stage Below, Silent'dra, Stubborn, Tabaraka, The Eyes of Skadi
Gig : As Blood Runs Black
Date : 8th September 2012
Time : 2.00 PM till end
Venue : Ovo Live Bistro, Damansara Uptown 2
Bands : As Blood Runs Black, Massacre Conspiracy , Maria Campbell, The Padangs, Caladrius, The Fallen, Sekumpulan Orang Gila, Artefacts, Endzeil, Daarchlea
Price : RM 45 (pre-sale), RM 60 (door)
Gig : Through The Unity Part 3
Date : 22nd September 2012
Time : 3.30 PM
Venue : Rumah Api Ampang
Bands : Dyeth, Stubborn, Beatburns, Silent'dra, Behind The Death, Sacwrath, Seventh Stage Below, Rehearse, Knucks , Red Bullet, Cellastra, The Eyes of Skadi, Tabaraka
Price : RM 15
"Music has that ability to cause a reaction in people. Music can soothe, arouse, upset, pacify and in some cases give us a sense of salvation...." - Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage sharing his views on how hatred came about and how music can change things... http://loudwire.com/killswitch-engage-jesse-leach-against-hatred/
Help Tenderfist achieve their dream to play in Northern Europe by supporting their crowdfunding campaign. The band has got some really cool goodies to reward every pledge you make! http://www.togather.asia/projects/386/tenderfist_european_tour_september_2012
Gig : Sons Ov Fire
Date : 7th December 2012
Time : 7.30 PM
Venue : Kuala Lumpur
Bands : Belligerent Intent (Aus), Cemetery Urn (Aus), Istidraj (SG), As Sahar (SG), Nefarious Azarak (MY), Scum (MY), Blood Legion (MY), Dark Regime (MY), Vinir (MY) Price : ...
Post A Gig : What The Heck Festival @ Beatnik - 2nd September 2012 feat. Wake The Dead (Marseille), Monument (Thailand), Tools Of The Trade, Boulevard, All Night Total Intoxication, HOME RUN, Second Combat, Daighila, Hatred Division, 66 Roads, Sleeping Sorrows (BAND), Daarchlea, Naratu
One of the reasons that we've chosen Incarnation as our band to be interviewed is their relentless pursuit of their passion. It's not uncommon that bands do break up after a good 2-3 years of playing music together. Incarnation defied all odds in maintaining a good progression for a local metal band ... from difficult jamming session schedules to line-up changes to playing international shows.
Below is the interview we had with them (online) which touches on their music making to their best gig performances.
Post A Gig : Introduce
yourselves. So who plays what instrument?
Yadd on vocals, me
(Najmi) on 1st guitar, Udey on 2nd guitar, Areef on
bass and Arab on drums.
Post A Gig : What
kind of music do you describe Incarnation? Who are your influences?
We play metal music with
a hint of trash and hardcore. Our influences are like Soilwork, Dimension Zero,
Children of Bodom, Pantera, Unearth, As I Lay Dying and a lot more.
Post A Gig : When did
you form your band? How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?
What inspired you to make music together?
Incarnation was formed in 2005. Basically we hangout a lot
at rehearsal studios, jamming metal tunes and stuff even though we’re in
different bands back then, that’s how we knew each other. We just wanted to
play our own metal music that we feel it’s cool.
Post A Gig : As a
band, how often does Incarnation practice?What are your jamming sessions generally like?
It’s really hard for us
to practice as Yadd and Udey are based in Kedah while Areef and Arab are based
in Negeri Sembilan. Only me (Najmi) lives in KL. So we practice at home and
will jam one time before we play a show.
Post A Gig : Who
write the songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?
Azim (ex drummer) laid
down most of the tunes and I filled in where it’s necessary on our 1st album,
The Stainless Perfect Murder. He even wrote some of the songs for our 2nd album
(coming out soon) before he left the band. Yadd wrote all the lyrics. He likes
to talk about life experiences, mostly.
Post A Gig : Could
you briefly describe the music-making process? Do you start with a guitar riff
or other ways? Are the songs done at home or the studio?
It’s really simple. We
always start with a riff and take it from there. Go with the flow, y’know? I
have a simple recording setup where we can record pre-production with a decent
sound so that we can arrange the song nicely.
Post A Gig : How has
your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
I supposed we are
getting heavier and more melodic than the last record.
Post A Gig : What has
been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that
challenge? If so, how? Did you get any objections from your family or friends?
At any one point, any member thought of quitting?
Our biggest challenge is
communication as each band members live far from each other. Luckily we have
the internet so we could communicate and update each other better. Family and
friends have been very supportive so far. Talk about quitting the band, well,
actually we already had a few lineup changes due to lack of commitment and
creativity differences. But we had to move forward because we put too much
effort in the band and it’s a shame to quit now.
Post A Gig : What do
you think of the perception or feedback from the music fans in Malaysia in
regards to your music?
So far, they’ve been
nothing but great. Thanks guys!!
Post A Gig :What do you think of our local radio stations?
Have you tried submitting your songs to the local stations? Any response?
I don’t think we have
submitted anything to radio stations cos’ they’re not gonna play metal music
anyway except for XFM that has gone kaput. Too heavy for our pakciks and
makciks, I guess. I’d rather play a lot of shows.
Post A Gig : What's
your ultimate direction for your band? Are you seeking fame and fortune? Or
both? How do you plan to achieve that?
Well, logically, with
fame comes fortune. With fortune comes a lot of tours which means we can go out
of Malaysia and play more shows. To achieve it is by promoting our music
endlessly to new people every single day.
Post A Gig :Do you have a band manager? How do you manage
your band’s activities? Any plans to bring your music further in the market?
No, we manage the band
ourselves. Every member has their own roles. For example, I handle most of the
production sides while Udey handle merchandise and stuff.
Post A Gig :Did you try to get your materials promoted
overseas? Is it well received?
Yes, and that’s why we get to play a number of shows in
Indonesiaincluding Macbeth x Crooz Tour
in 2009 and the response was beyond our expectations thanks to our Crooz
family. We are also well received in the Philippines.
Post A Gig : Do you
have any materials out yet? Album? If no, are there plans to get it done? If
yes, where can your fans get it? Any merchandise?
Yes, we released our 1st
album, The Stainless Perfect Murder in 2008. You can stream the whole album on
our Youtube channel since it’s already sold out. Currently we’re recording our
2nd album coming out hopefully this year or the next. Hahaha.
Post A Gig : What do
you think of the local music scene? Active/inactive? What do you think can be
It is the most active
scene compared to other mainstream scene. The one thing can improve the scene
is participation from media people be it TV or radio.
Post A Gig :What is your day job? Can a local band make a
living out of playing music?
I’m an executive at a
top secret agency (like CIA, FBI and stuff) while the Udey is a teacher, Areef
is still in school, Arab work with RISDA and Yadd is with Intel.
Post A Gig : Who are
your top 5 favourite local bands?
Plague of Happiness, Symbiotic in Theory, Cassandra,
Creamson and The Eightyfour
Post A Gig : Which
are your top 3 gigs that you’ve played? Any reasons behind that?
Parkway Drive live in KL
2009, Macbeth x Crooz Tour 2009 and I think recently Northern Music Fest 2012.
The reason is because we headbang a lot with the crowd until we got a major
bang-over (a hangover from too much headbanging)
Post A Gig : What can
you tell me about your instruments? Why the brand and model? Any dream
instruments that you want?
Udey plays an ESP
Eclipse, Areef HAMER bass, Arab plays TAMA drums with Axis pedals and a number
cymbals and I play an LTD H-1000. Why we bought them is merely because they’re
good. Dream intruments? Too much to list down here, man. It’s endless!!
Post A Gig : Any
plans for Incarnation to have songs in the Malay language? Why?
Hell no. It’ll be too
Post A Gig : Any
advice for your fans who wants to form a band in Malaysia?
Do it for the passion.
Do not stop practice, play shows (even if it’s a small gig) and promote
Post A Gig : Anyone you would like to
thank for supporting you in your musical journey?
would like to thank our families, Studioq crew for supporting us in our early
days, Crooz Cloth Indonesia, friends and bands alike. It has been a wonderful
journey and there is more to come. Stay tuned!
Post A Gig : How can the fans
contact you? FB? Email? Website?
Gig : Fireworks In you Ears
Date : 30th August 2012 (Thursday)
Time : 8 PM - End
Venue : Laundry , The Curve, Mutiara Damansara
Bands : Enterprise, Partimelovers, The Maharajah Commission, OJ Law, Moist , Figure It Out , Judo Chop Soundsystem, Dj Ribut, Zack Yusof
Price : free
Gig : What The Heck Festival
Date : 2nd September 2012 (sunday)
Time : 2 PM - End
Venue : Beatnik @ Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
Bands : Wake The Dead (Marseille), Monument (Thailand), Tools Of The Trade, Boulevard, All Night Total Intoxication, Home Run, Second Combat, Daighila, Hatred Division, 66 Roads, Sleeping Sorrow, Daarchlea, Naratu
Price : RM 20 (+ 1 free drink)
INGINKU REJAM RAKSASA KEJAM 2012 : North Borneo Tour 2012
Gig : Dung! Keningau Show 2012 : Death To The Capitalist Punx!
Date : 25th August 2012
Time : 2 PM - end
Venue : Taman Bandukan Recreations Centre
Bands : Caburetor Dung, Mati Katak, Face of Decay, Pack!man, Zombie Bastard, Made in Kilang, XRDM, Attack of The Killer Tomatoes Price : RM 10
Gig : Dung! Ranau Show 2012 : Menolak Sindaat!
Date : 26th August 2012
Time : 1 PM - end
Venue : Kg. Kesiladan Hall
Bands : Caburetor Dung, Sweet Mary Jane, Made in Kilang, Killacore, Arah Kiri, Haematoma, Demo Untuk Rakyat, Massgrind, Migrind, Mati Katak , Pack!man
Price : RM 10
Gig : Punk Rock Band Tour 2012
Date : 23rd September 2012
Time : 2 PM
Venue : Purple Haze Studio, Nilai
Bands : Rock N Roll John , The Outbreak , Erry King, The Damage , Stubborn, Munis Virus , Randammned, Kick Kids, Faulty Dress, Curve The Bullets Price : RM 10 + sticker , RM 26 +Tshirt+Tag+Sticker
Gig : Nasi Dagang Raya Gig Reborn
Date : 1st September 2012 (Saturday)
Time : 1 PM
Venue : Musecca Studio, Dungun
Bands : Centbox , Darkness Emissary, Faggy Noisy, Alienis Beautiful, The Strider, On Your Side, Sixtysixsickchiks, Dead Eyes Glow, The Killing Apes, Remorsed For The Cursed
Price : RM 8
Gig : Oneseventwo Records 15th year Anniversary
Date : 1st September 2012 (Saturday)
Time : 3PM
Venue : Doppel Cafe, Annexe, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur
Bands :Amarah , Endzeil, Proclaim My Victory, Hurricane, Deadtruce, Naratu, Black Territory, Savior, Tabaraka, Rexxar, Evidence Speaks & 2 more bands...
Price : RM 20 (pre-sale RM18)
This is an example of how our local music scene is improving. Everything from the quality of the recording to song writing is superb. We are loving the fact that the benchmark of quality music is getting higher and higher with local band's new releases.
Anyway, check this song out, enjoy and share with your friends!
Gig : The Eid Fiesta!
Date : 1st Sept 2012
Venue : Beatnik @ Pandan Indah
Bands : Say Hello To Summer, Knucks, O.S.A, We Come For The Rescue, Berantakan, Death Is A Lie ,Carving The Fate, Repay Your Faith, Sleeping Sorrow, Black Territory, Jalan Sehala, Deadscore, Creamson, Recreate, Fadeface ,Boulevard, Blameless,
Price : RM 10
Passion as Fuel
How many of you know how to play a musical instrument? And how many of you are still playing? Let me make an assumption. I would say only a handful of 10% of you still play the musical instrument after you've started working and got a family. At least 90% of my friends are in that statistics.
The funny thing is most of them still have a little piece of their dream/passion stucked somewhere between their heart and brains. On one side, there's still the 'concept' of becoming a rockstar and make a living out of doing something they loved. On the other spectrum, there's the 'been there, done that, can't make enough money' group which has a more realistic view in life.
I'm not saying that you can't make a living through music, but its more of what the musicians went through and saw. Imagine that Mr A spends 80% of his time practising and jamming during his teenage years (being a teenager, you don't worry about buying a car or going for fancy dinners), spend 80% of his pocket money on jam studio fees, equipments, accessories, gigs, band merchandise and lets say he spent 5 years doing so. At the same time, his friend, Mr B, got a job, some got promoted within that time frame and Mr A is still playing music at payless gigs, without a line of merchandise to sell and trying to write and sell music for the local market.
Now, in movies and the rockstar dream, usually the musician will hit his big break and make millions and doing awesome tours around the world. How many of us actually make it? Especially in Malaysia. Of course we have celebrities like Amy Search, Hillary Ang, Datin Siti, Awie , Sudirman ,Ajai, M. Nasir and so on, but try taking that and versus the number of rockstar wannabes.....
It's demotivating when we put things into perspective, but it's the truth and everyone knows it including the musicians. There will be a point where majority of the grown up musicians will submit to the ugly truth and move on with their lifes. When this happens, it's like having your dreams shattered by an unseen force. The dissapointment will be doubled because there's no one to blame except yourselves.
Though the dream seems far fetched, having a dream is never a bad thing. And for us, we have a number of role models to look up to for inspiration and it gives us hope that it's achievable.
The most important ingredient to be a musician is passion because passion don't need food or money to survive, just someone who believes in it and passion will be the fuel needed to reach the stars.... with a little luck and a lot of talent.
Don't stop believing in your dreams and make sure passion is your best friend in this journey...
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