Have any of you played in other bands? 2 bands : Rottenomicon & Rotten Corpse (all vocalist)
How is it that you started playing music? after listened 1st album of Necrodeath, Kreator, and Sepultura
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? i'm arif budiman, an vocalist, 40 yo
Have you had other previous members? yes, 2 persons
Did you make music even when you were young? yes, i've played as a drummer with my junior highschool band mates
Where are you from? indonesia
What year did the band form?
my 1st band, rotten corpse, june 1995
the 2nd, rottenomicon, february 2011
What's your style of genre? death metal
What inspires you? many US & European death, black, thrash, grind & hardcore
How often and where do you rehearse? twice a week, 3 - 4 hours per day
How have you developed since you started with the music? we start to write music & i write lyrics
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? i am a professional graphic designer, love to travel, and some social issues
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? i am not interesting to long stay with one agency but i love to work with one which is able to manage my band start a small european tour. booking agency is good.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? the band was just departed with a label & don't expect too much work with a label since we can do all to produce records & sell them
What made you decide to make this music? it's just great & love it
What are your songs about? social issues
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? all members composing music & i write the lyrics as a vocalist but i open with others write
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? the music came first
Do you compose in a certain environment? sometimes
Have you done any covers live? yes i have
What language do you sing in? english & indonesian
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? over 200 people
What ages are most of your concert attendants? 18 over
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? off course vary
Do you have a regular place you play live often? no, but many times at the same place
What was your first gig like? small school gigs and always amazing all the time
What was your latest gig? july 24th 2018
Have you had to cancel a gig? yes, i have
Where have you played live this year? some at my hometown & 2 gigs will be at indonesia capital, jakarta
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? when i have to pay recording studio fees to produce our demo
Where can people buy your merchandise? by hand to hand but now they can purchase online
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? they are all sucks
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? change a lot
What do you think of my work?
you just do great things. you collect interviews from people around the world.
so the riders can easy knowing each other personally and musically
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business?
people know my music & merchandise and they can buy if they like.
hope there were crazy people out there do small tour with my band haha
Do you have any role models or idols? no one, just inspiration only
Why do you think that they exist? to make music never extinct
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? the most heaviest problem is too many inspirations and you have to decide to make the original one
What have been your biggest obstacles? become out of the box
What advice would you give other bands or artists? just be open minded all the time
Do you have any new material? yes, a single
What are your web sites? just an Instagram account, http://www.instagram.com/rot.official
How can people reach you?
direct message on instagram site or email firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) and email@example.com (bands & business)
What are your plans for the future? just write music and enjoying life
Do you have something to add? many thanks for contacting me