Friday, May 15, 2009

KEMENYAN FANZINE: Interview With Hayagriva



Hayagriva is one of the force to be reckon in Malaysia UG metal scene. Aavimarga is answering to all my question while he is also the drummer and vocals for the band PURNAMWULAN under the name Sangyang Wulan. Damn, that names really remind me that Disney’s character...

Greetings to neverending wrath warriors. Let me hear your first whispers?
Svasti Samarasabhakti Sidharta


Hayagriva will change their sound to ‘Dark Shadow Metal’ to ‘Supreme Shadow Metal’? What is the differences? Got any influences or inspirations?
Hayagriva growing up into the better step in the moment.. Hayagriva had maturity over the weak since the day one. Hayagriva had left the ‘dark’ path and go ahead walking through the ‘supreme’ path of vast-shadows... this is Hayagriva emigration to the better one. The diffirent is among the fine and excellent in the whole of Hayagriva’s absorption. The millieu and inner expressions of soul hearken us to make it as Hayagriva’s influences...

Your new release will appear in this year, 1997. Tell me something about it...
Nothing I would say here except just hear, wait and see for the arrival and it’s a must for you...

Is that true, Hayagriva lyrics are based on Hinduism, I mean does it purely like ‘Mahabrata & Ramayana’ stuffs or it’s Malay (pre-Hindu) stuffs. Who wrote the lyrics now since Aria Sidhayatra gone and why choose that themes?
True... pre-Hinduism is Malay roots.. Take the point, please!!! This is a main subject in Hayagriva. Almost, all the lyrics were written by me and Mantheravathee after the departured of Aria Sidhayatra... Hayagriva walk together, alone...

Have you ever dream of having female vocalist and using unusual instruments like sitar, ringbell, piano, etc...Both of it.
Nope!!! In the moment actually, but who knows in the future??!

Do you stilll like the old stuffs like METALLICA, IRN MAIDEN, KING DIAMOND, etc...
Of course, Hayagriva did.

Do keyboards important to Hayagriva’s sound? Some say, keyboards will put some colours or feeling in the music. Do you agree?
Actually, it is not enough keyboards and synthesizers to mention about... all over the instruments that concerned us.. keys/synth just giving us a beautiful scenery and the colours of Hayagriva’s music...

How about gigs. When will you play again? Responses from the crowds to your last one.
In the moment Hayagriva not planning and looking for it yet.. But who knows in August or September?? In the past, Hayagriva received a great supports from the audiences... Hayagriva, we exalt!!!

That’s all perhaps. Hopefully you’d glad to answers my interview. Maybe you want to add something...
Namaskar and thanks to Rammy for the interview. Just hear, wait and check it out the arrival of Hayagriva’s part of musick expressions. Something new awaits.. hari om!!!
taken from issue # 2 ( September 1997)

Interview by:- Rammy

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