yr latest goss, astounding facts & a fair bit of bullshit!
Manila’s ever-active melodic-punk quartet BAD OMEN releases new album!
Local zine, Shock & Awe is putting out a special issue about the KLANG VALLEY DIY HC-PUNK SCENE; with a split-7″ included!
“Malaysian Hardcore veteran Disaster Funhouse has make a comeback by offering a 6 new track for the hardcore scene and team up with Bandung’s own Old School Heroes Hooded!” – QSD Records
get it from either one of these:
Melbourne’s post-punk trio return for the third time for one date each in KL & Singapore.
CLOWNS, a four-piece hard-rocking punk band from Melbourne; pretty slick, tight and snotty bunch of clowns really – check the video out below – are having quite a tour, starting with shows in Indonesia and ending up with a slot in Kuching.
Post-Hardcore match between the angular, MyDisco-like twisty-guitars of KILLEUR CALCULATEUR and screamo (most prefer the “skramz” tag I guess), Gravity-Records-worshiping ORBITCINTA BENJAMIN.
Indonesian label BRIGADE RECORDS put out a comp of one-man Brazilian D-Beat/Crust master BESTHOVEN.
21 bands, 21 songs from across the Indonesian archipelago!
Singapore’s death-rocknroll combo D.E.A.D.
Straight-Edge hardcore from Bogor, Java celebrates their 7″ release on Learn To Trust Records with three shows.
Legendary and highly influential in the whole “math-core” scheme of things for many, many years DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is finally coming to these shores – the band will be visiting New Zealand and Australia in early february and stopping over to play KL and Bangkok on their way back home.
Jakarta’s PEACE OR ANNIHILATION had just put out their 12″ via France’s Shogun Records (a label who has been quite active in promoting Southeast Asian d-beat/crust bands) – the album Fear Control features 12 songs and was put out to most of the good distros last month december 2011.
Singapore’s now-dormant but “we didn’t break-up” LEAD II NITRATE put up a teaser for their upcoming “swansong” CD which is coming out “later this year”.
New release from the long quiet Black Konflik Records, this time the latest recordings by Maryland’s CHAOS DESTROY – ultra-noisy distorto-worship of Japanese bands such as GAI, CONFUSE, SWANKY, STATE CHILDREN etc.
PETE THE PIRATE SQUID – a four-piece Swedish/German post-hardcore/screamo indie-rocking bunch – They have been around since March 2002, toured around Europe eight times and now visiting Malaysia & Singapore with a new EP “The New Royalty” – released on the occasion of the tour.
A multi-label crust/d-beat/thrash release featuring 3 Malaysian bands and 1 Singaporean.
VIALKA, the crazy French/Canadian guitar’n'drums duo who played at NBT, KL in April 2010 put up their whole catalogue of recordings for download (via donation too), while on the same page you can order their CDs: HERE.
Somebody sent us two tracks with no info the other day – all I know file is called ATERPE and so I did a bit of googling and found an entry on the cool crust-demos.blogspot.com.
Beijing’s punk club, a mecca for China’s alternative/underground music and more, had closed down after operating for more 5 years – the club had played a huge role in promoting unconventional rock music, introducing some of the most well-known bands from China these days.