January 16, 2009

HA!! in your face mutha fahka!

Oh yeah today has just been really spectacular!!
more designs to do, name Final Attack, 8 design in a week, all regarding the upcoming Length Of Time release so the design would be really different from the ones i used to make for Final Attack not to mention one design that are a tribute to The Smiths. the thing is that the i wanted the print to be discharge on the t-shirt, so it would take less ink on the shirt, and less hot when the weather is humid, but i still haven't got any news on how minimally it takes to do discharge print. Also the one above i posted. it's a zombie head design...well, beheaded zombie though. we'll just see if i can finish those in time, i'm kinda slacking off on the details. and not to mention it takes loads of color to do that piece.
Straight Answers upcoming album cover,just did the photo session today, but still not sure on how would the cover would look like, cause me and Aca ran outta idea for the cover, but things will be finish soon. we'll go most likely with a live picture outside...need more Straight Answer photo stock.
a cover design for Teaser Opera, metalcore band from malaysia that i've been working on...too bad the progress are going on really REALLY slow, somehow i don't want to go hasty on this one.
a zombie design for SB crew Malaysia...kinda feel heavy to give this one away though but a promise is a promise and up until now i still haven't uploaded the design to them yet...hahaha.

Ryan from Think Fast! Records contacted me today asking me if i can make more design for Wait In Vain, No Harm Done and Grave Maker...i totally said yes right away, i have an idea on how the Wait In Vain & Grave Maker design would look like, but really no idea and i mean NO IDEA at all for No Harm Done. I'll probably gonna go for something easy and less mystical & scary than my usual style for No Harm Done.
Wait In Vain this design will be influenced by 1984 by George Orwell, While Grave Maker will be influenced by Edgar Allen Poe.
A Better Hope Foundation design is in my list of sketches too...1 corn design ( Matt asked me to do this ), and 1 more serious design kinda like His Hero Is Gone / Tragedy design (but more color!).
J Rivera from xHEADFIRSTx Records also contact me today asking me to make design for the FA split with Coke Bust 7" cover. something like Pulling Teeth or Integrity or Ruiner design...still having no idea on how it would look like though...but i got the guideline so i guess it would be easier since it is also my band and i know the turning point idea of the band and everything. if the design is done, he'll probably gonna hand me over several test press...i don't know how to sell it though so i guess i'm gonna just keep everything. and when the record is done, i'll be selling the 7". it'll be really hard to sell since not a lot of people in Indonesia have record player. so i guess i'm just gonna sell it to a collector, and think about it...it can be fun to have huge collection of releases.
last but not least...Lord Dom (Pulling Teeth!) sent me a message asking me for the design sample i gave him! guess he's interested in some of my design, i don't care, he can take all the design for all i care...haha. He offered me huge bundle of stuff like records, money and test press...HA!!!
how cool is that!. I hope i didn't ask too much when i asked for a couple of t-shirt that i design and zip up hoodie...but who knows he would.

anyway...this is how my day ended up really amazingly great. i can't wait till all the package arrive.
Also other random stuff...the xMOTIVATIONx tour is coming up in jakarta. it's gonna be a wild show!

Tomorrow is gonna be horror for me, i gotta go as early as i could to see Dinda, and at night i'm gonna get my back tattoo finish. hopefully if i still have more strength i'll get my Morrissey logo finish on my arm. Eat your heart out Aca & Doddy!

in the meantime, enjoy this video, since today Morrissey, Panic, The Smiths, Pulling Teeth and Shook Ones been such a great friend accompanying me today.


January 13, 2009


5 days, 5 upcoming sleepless night, 4 nights of haunting, 3 wasted days, 2 drinks of coffee, 1 person i missed the most.

Now, i'm not trying to make you sad, but that's a right i don't want to have have at all. i'm sorry that's a right i don't want to have. i don't want to have. no. i don't want to have. no, the wait won't be bad.

"on a day with downed power i'm just thinking of ways i can sleep better at night-and i'll always be sleeping next to you"


January 04, 2009

Negative Hardcore

it has been 5 months since i lost one of my friend and i still kept on thinking about him.
I miss you Mario Ganzamo...you are a true legend.



This is going to be a really long blog so please just bear with me.
This December, was a really hard one for me. the first week i have to organize to tour for Here After. it came out smoothly but almost at the end everything went messed up, as it turns out that a lot of the show promoter bailed out on them so i'm feeling rather sorry myself blaming everything that has to end up that way. But i learned to carefully organize show only with the people i trust, i won't go for random people that asked me to organize anymore...so yeah in anyway is possible, next time there wont be anymore screw-ups. So yeah i also had to leave the Here After kids at Aca's place because i have to go tour to Malaysia with Final Attack.

Our trip to Malaysia, are way awesome. I never thought that it would feel that awesome. We were picked up by Suqun, a funny guy that resembles one of my friend here in Jakarta. Afterwards it was a bus trip to downtown KL carrying hefty loads of equipment and suitcases and backpacks. Didn't mind all of it though cause i got used to it at home...we manage to stop by at a restaurant or food corner, whatever. After around 10 minutes of talking to Suqun, more kids shows up here sitting with us, a guy that i forgot his name was but recognize him by his nickname Naked Crew, and Kazaa. Afterwards more people came to our table, Ato'k, xEinx, Pali, and the almighty longtime friend Kenet!. We went to xEinx's apartment and manage to sleep and make a mess there for a week (sorry dude). There we manage to meet up with Fanzuri & Rina two of the funniest people i have met in almost of my life. The preparation before the show Bridging Oceans was also great, me and Andre went strolling for ourself because we thought that most of the guys preparing at the show were militant straight edge, so the both of
us indulge ourself with Slurpees and soda and whole bunch of ciggarettes. The show was spectacular, it was so crowded and weird because i manage to see a whole lotta peeps that i thought were not in the same scene as those who runs the show. They manage to buy tickets to get in and squeeze themself in the crowd saying hi to me while i was on stage. Our merch table...man, i really can't explain this one, cause i never had any experience where a whole lotta people came to our merch table and bought a whole bunch.

I'm just gonna cut most of the details because we were there for a week and it's been almost a month since i went there and i forgot most of the details of it, not to mention i was scheduled to go home on th 20th but our flight were cancelled and so we had to go on the next day, afterwards at Jakarta, i had to perform with Robo Murphy at Ghaust record launch party, i was a decent show. and the next day i had to accompany the guys from A Better Hope Foundation for a week, had to take Otto with me because he's like the only person that is fun to take travel with. It was a brilliant time with Sina, Wes, Matt and Blake...the only hard time i had when being their tour guide was my lack off sleep and i was also sick after the tour in Malaysia.

So i'm just gonna thank you a whole bunch of people now. Thank you for xEinx for being such a friendly person and letting me and Final Attack crash at your place, crash and thrash your place. Suqun for accompany us along the way and most of the time, and for breaking off that old wound that you have on your knee just so that you can take the day off from your office so that you can accompany widi & ihsan to go to the airport. Madzrina & Fanzuri for making me laugh all the time and joking about a whole bunch of random stuff. Darryl for stealing me bunch of stuff (HA!!) and for being such an awesome guy. xPalix, Ato'k, xBartx, Arwith, Daus, Dee, Kazaa, xEjatx, NoBeat, Ujang, for accompany us, taking your time off from work and some of you even had to sneak outta the office to see Final Attack. Kenet for being such a awesome friend, tagging along with us everyday and sharing a whole lotta stuff with me, yeah i guess you and me are in the same ship right now. Hafiz, Joana & the Singapore kids for being such a badass friend!! love you guys in every way. Najib, Limbung, Syafiq and the rest of Back On Track crew for being a whole bunch of Kunyuk! haha...you guys are amazing!. Wes for all the jokes and random shites that you pulled out everytime, Matt for sharing a whole bunch of stuff, the advices you told me about, and the Offer you gave (yes i will consider that one throughly), Sina & Blake for being such a great pal and it is funny to see how you guys argue about little matter. Aca, for being Mufti!!! ha!. Rudy, Anom, Mario & This Heart for being a great deal of help while i was in Jogja. Deden, Ajay & Rizky for lending me a hand at Bandung & Cianjur. Otto for being such a great partner in traveling, sorry i had to borrow loads of your money too. Chino, Widi, Andre, Ihsan for making the trip to malaysia happen...especially you Chino, i owe you a great deal of shit. Mirzie, also for making this tour happen. and D. Advena...for waiting for me such a long time...i love you my dear.
Sorry if i misspelled someone or leave somebody out...it just happens that i have a short term memory span, and i can only remember faces and not names, yeah my right brain is way too dominant than the left one.


Robo Murphy @ GHAUST record release party


January 03, 2009


Final Attack Pre-Order is up already. might work out with more that just 1 selection. depends on the words from Firstnote Records boss first...
but for now, this bundle consist of t-shirt FINAL ATTACK The Germs rip-off, logo patches, logo sticker, and the FINAL ATTACK "Length Of Time" CD-EP.

The t-shirt was meant for be Hardfest VI only t-shirt, but i didn't manage to print it on time so Mirzie Firstnote Rec and i decided to just put it in for the limited edition t-shirt. this t-shirt and a couple of more designs will be available only through pre-sale, after that it will not be printed.
Well...honestly i never allow more than 2 dozens per shirt design anyway...keeps the buyer happy knowing that what they have are really limited. The other design will be available in other FA pre-sale bundle deal...probably.

Keep in mind that FA will be released along with their fellow Jakarta hardcore friend, xBRAVEHEARTx which will be release alongside with FA by the good guys from Firstnote Records.