interview with Tragic Of Triumph

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Have any of you played in other bands? yes some of us playing for other band as secessionist if the band don,t have permanent lineup or their lineup have problem during their show  
How is it that you started playing music? we started to play music and form a band seriously when some friend introduce us to some heavy band such as noema jean and the devil wears prada 
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?

1.vocal/screamer-azrul

2.bass-ash

3.lead guitar -aiman

4.drums - rashid

5.rytm guitars/vocal-ejalzal 

we all around 24-30 years old
Have you had other previous members? yes we have other previous members from Indonesian playing in my position before but he need to quit the band and go back to his country 

Did you make music even when you were young? yes some easy song not a metalcore stuff like now

Where are you from? we are from kuala lumpur ,Malaysia

What year did the band form? this band establish in early 2015 and have 1 previous line up

What's your style of genre? we played metalcore/noise core music such as norma jean,the chariot,lady in the evenings,the devil wears prada  etc

What inspires you? for personally i seriously involved in music field after see some live video from slipknot and very adore them how they can give a tight showmanship during their set for their concert

How often and where do you reherse? we will reherse twice for a month about 4 hours in studio

How have you developed since you started with the music? when i started join the band i have more connection to other organizer,media and friend 

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? for now i will stick to my band to achieve more success for the band maybe one day we will be playing at the big festival maybe at download festival or hellfest.who knows.

Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? nope

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? it is great if any label outside our country offer us to be under their roof but we don't know how to contact the label and which labels are suitable for us

What made you decide to make this music? we want to create a music that out of box.we don't want to stick at one genre or other pioneer genre like thrash,death etc.we want a different people perspective when they listen to our music

What are your songs about? our song is about unbalance justice and corruption in our country and how we want to encourage the teenagers to fight this thing.we dont have weapon and power to fight this problem.we use music to express the teenagers and to avoid new generation to involved in this problem  

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? we work together to compose the music and try it in studio to see and improve the part that we thing are good for our song 

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? we start it with the melody 1st and come out with the lyric latter 

Do you compose in a certain inviroment? actually we just record whatever we playing in house when we practice by individual and if we thing the riff is good we will try it in the studio together

Have you done any covers live? yes some of norma jean stuff like Memphis will be raid to rest and devil wears prada ,hey john whats your name again 

What language do you sing in? we sing in Malay language for certain song and English for certain song

What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? when we 1st time join a gigs about 4 years ago only a few people wacthing us maybe around 10 people.but now there are more the 50 people watching us when we palying live this figure is to small for us and we want to grab as many people to join us to see us when we performing live on stage 

What ages are most of your concert attendants? mostly teenager around 18-30 years old

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? we will focus on our original song when playing live and will cover 1 or 2 cover song from our influence band to make people know what is our influence 

Do you have a regular place you play live often? we play around this country but mostly area kuala lumpur

What was your first gig like? our 1st gig is like a jazz gig even we played a heavy stuff n full of scream vocal people don't know us at that time, they just sit and chat with each other and don't give any attention to our set compare nowdays.

What was your latest gig? our latest gig in 8 September 2018 at rumah api vanue featuring a tour band from Indonesian playing djent music

Have you had to cancel a gig? for now we never canceled a gig because in our country there are very hard to find a space for music like us to exposed to the public 

Where have you played live this year? so many but mostly around malaysia

Where do you plan to gig the comming year? we like to gig outside Malaysia like Indonesia,Thailand and we got a chance why not we playing gigs around European

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? we start sell merch after we our 5th gigs.i don't remember when but after people already notice us in this music scene

Where can people buy your merchandise? people always ask about our merc through our official fb band tragic of triumph

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? that sucks if people downloading the material illegally ,we spent our money,time and idea for a song and we are not big name,we dont receive a big paymentt in our shows sometimes we play for charity,  so this kind of activities surely kill the band slowly

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? surely in this era with advance technology we cannot stop this problem but we can control it by keep on telling to the people to get the music,ep,merch direct from the band.if they like the band they should not betrayed the band

What do you think of my work? it is a challenging work plus very interesting work where you can hang out and know many band plus you also get a respect from the band because help them to survive in the music scene.who know one days when the band that you have been interview before being success like metallica,slayer etc, they will credit you because discover them when they are not well known before  

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? we dont know,we will try any method to help our band to be success in the future and we will respond for any interview,gig offer,and question because we need a feedback to improve our music in the future

Do you have any role models or idols? my idol is ammot from arch enemy band because the melody that he creates in arch enemy song a full of emotion for me

Why do you think that they exist? they exist to change perception about being or playing in melodic death metal band is not for blast beat and fast picking only.its about the soul of the music  

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? not really,because they got their own characteristic and we cannot copy it. 

What have been your biggest obstacles? to maintain a good vibe and produce a good song in our band

What advice would you give other bands or artists? dont give up,find your identity for your band and keep practice to produce a good song

How do you get psyched for a gig? not actually, every gigs is a platform to judge our music.we dont take it as a simple.we will give 100% of our effort during our show
What are your web sites? people usualy connect with us at our official fb pages and instagram

How can people reach you?

facebook : tragic of triumph

instagram : tragic of triumph
What are your plans for the future? we want to play in a big event or fest outside our country

Do you have something to add? keep on supporting the band no matter what genres they playing and dont give up in what ever you involve in 

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