Monday, October 26, 2009

EXPLOSIVE KIDS

2 hari lepas aku bersama Syed Devastator ke kedai elektronik Indera Jaya untuk membaiki amp bass Behringer dynamizer yang pukah angkara 5 orang budak umur sekitar 13 – 15 tahun. Bengang betul aku dibuatnya. Dalam masa yang sama aku teringat sebuah peristiwa suatu ketika dahulu di M.A Studio yang menjadi satu-satunya tempat latihan kami – Blackfire dan The Ravens.

Teringat lagi masa itu, aku dan Yen masih berkerja sebagai kuli di merata-rata. Kami dah mencecah umur pertengahan 20-an masa itu jadi suatu permulaan yang agak lewat berbanding remaja-remaja masa kini yang pada usia 13 tahun sudah boleh bermain alat muzik dan menyewa studio. Kali pertama aku menyewa studio masih segar dalam ingatan aku, yakni di sebelah Pasaraya Taman Kemajuan yang dimiliki oleh Subri ex-Blackfire. Aku berusia 16 tahun ketika itu, mengayuh basikal bersama Roohi dan Ronnie ke studio berkenaan hasil himpunan wang saku ke sekolah selama seminggu.


Dibawah jaket Sodom itulah amp Fender yang aku musnahkan. heh!

Kembali kepada cerita bass ini, pada suatu pagi kami (Blackfire) seperti biasa menjalani latihan di M.A Studio atau lebih dikenali sebagai Studio Pak Din, seperti selalu aku cucuk saja kabel bass gitar aku tekan butang ‘on’ dan pulas knob full volume dan petik. BAAaaamm! Amp Fender kepunyaan Pak Din blown! Pak Din punya angin dengan aku hari itu, dimakinya aku berguni-guni sambil menukarkan speaker amp tersebut kepada yang baru serta-merta kerana beliau ada stok speaker yang banyak. Yang baiknya Pak Din ini, walaupun dia marah. Dia tidak meminta sesen pun sebagi ganti kerosakan berkenaan kerana dia faham kami ini tidak berduit.


Children of the Damned yang memusnahkan amp aku pula. hah!

Jadi dari situ aku pun teringat kes budak-budak ini, aku nak minta ganti pun. Semestinya mereka tidak berduit jugak. Mungkin duit yang digunakan untuk menyewa studio ini pun hasil dari wang saku yang disimpan. Jadi tidak sampai hati hendak minta.

Seperti apa yang Pak Din leterkan kepada aku lama dahulu, aku pun ulangilah kepada budak-budak berkenaan. Jika amp masih belum digunakan hari itu, atau maknanya masih belum panas. Jangan terus buka full volume dan main. Warm-up sebentar kemudian baru cari setting yang sesuai. Barulah amp itu tahan lama dan tidak blow. Betul atau tidak teori itu aku tidak tahu, tetapi dah 2 kali perkara ini berlaku melalui pengalaman aku. Dan rasanya ianya betul!

Monday, October 12, 2009

AU REVOIR NEW RECORDING SESSION

owThe recording for all lead guitars begun last night. I must say, this is our best works so far. I definately satisfied with all the 6 songs we worked for this whole year. Thanks to Yen, for helping me out even his schedule was tigh with his volley ball team, job, kids and wife. This new mini-album would never complete without him. To me, Yen was the best guitarist I’ve ever worked with. He’s an excellent guitar player into Scandinivian Black Metal so much. Only the tunes from Marduk or Mayhem can satisfy this beast.

The good things about Yen, he only guy understood what I wanted in my music. He can appreciate my control in the band and his attitude is the best. HE never interested in playing with other bands. Even if I’m not around, he rather not playing guitar at all than to play with other bands. That’s what I truly admire about him.

Looking back in time, we both formed The Ravens ( Black/Thrash Metal band) back in 1999 and now we still together with Au Revoir, which is 10 years now. We’re innocent, unskilled musicians when we first touched our instruments of choice. I remember Boy Rahim, I remember Wanwarlock, I remember Diken, I remember Ijan, I remember Ciwi, I remember all of us drove in Wanwarlock's mini car to M.A Studio. Damn! Ciwi came to my studio just a few minutes ago, and he’s the first guy I give the chance to listen to the new songs. HE was like... Wow! ( like usual!). Ciwi is the most supportive friend we ever had, everything we do ( whether good or bad) he will always say it ‘great’. Back in those old days, Ciwi even paid to watch us play. I am happy he’s still loves our works till these days.
Well, the new mcd will be released on January 2010. Contains with 6 songs, of fucking heavy metal. During the period of this recording, I’m mostly listening and get inspired by Pentagram, Candlemass, Judas Priest, Turbo (Poland), and Black Sabbath. I guess, I go for arrangement this time rather than complex riffs or aggression. But don’t worry, I never get sentimental. It is heavy as fuck and dark as the night!


About the lyrics, what I can say, I’m into John Dunning stuffs, who wrote over a thousand account of true crime. A mixture of sorcery, satanism, sadism, and religious subject as well.
So I just hope you all gonna get this mcd when it’s out, coz I’m sure we are going to take a break for a long period after this album been released. But I promise, this new mini cd going to stab you deep in the heart!
Click here to watch our recording session.

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