interview with Taring Gajah

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes there is, one of our guitarist playing in another band

How is it that you started playing music? We each started playing music from the age of about 10 years

What are your names? /Who plays/ what?/how old are you?

Faishal Irfan as a Vocal, 24 years

Gambino Gosal as a Guitar Lead, 21 years

Rico Sri Surya Wahyu Saputra as a Guitar Rhytm, 22 years

Dio Andika as a Bass, 21 years

Heribertus Jimmy as a Drum, 23 years

Have you had other previous members? Yes there are some members we are out because can not share time with the band. Because they are busy to work and some are still in school

Did you make music even when you were young? Yes we play music since young

Where are you from? Tangerang, Indonesia

What year did the band from? 2014

What’s your style of genre? Post Hardcore, Metalcore

What inspires you? Some band like BRING ME THE HORIZON, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SUICIDE SILENCE and band from indonesia like BURGERKILL, DEADSQUAD, BESIDE and other.

How often and where do you rehearse? We rehearse once a week in a Music Studio near our location.

How have you developed since you started with the music? Our first step is to be able to develop music by way of often filling music events so people can get to know our band and songs. Once the band is newly formed, we often spend money on registration fees for every music event, so we can play on the music show. Every month we will fill the event, sometimes in the city somtimes outside the city, sometimes can 2-4 times within 1 month. And after each event we are always with other bands to get to know each other and can share information about music and music event

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Some of us work and study

What made you decide to make this music? Because of the hobbies and many of our friens who love music and have bands as well

What are your songs about?

1. Monotonisme

2. Behind The Door

3. Dunia Dalam Fana

4. Keep It Running

5. Akhir Sebuah Perang

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? All members of our band.

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Sometimes we start with the instrument first, sometimes we start with the lyrics first. Depending on what was obtained first.

Do you compose in a certain enviroment? Yes, in a member house

What language do you sing in? Indonesia and English

What ages are most of your concert attendants? Erratic, some are still teenagers until the old

Do you always play the same song live, or do you vary? Different, sometimes we bring other band song like BRING ME THE HORIZON, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and other.

Do yo have a regular place you play live often? There, the name of the event is TANGERANG FESTIVAL and the event is held once a year and one rooftop mall in Tangerang City

What was your first gig like?

The band’s first appearance was at the junior high school anniversary event in the city of jakarta. With a small and simple stage.

Because the stage is too small, I was with guitarist and vocalist down from the stage and acting under the stage.

What was your latest gig? This is the last stage of TARING GAJAH

Have you had to cancel gig? We have never canceled an event

Where have you played live this year? March 17, 2018 at a Metal Music event in the city of Sukabumi. The place is quite far away and takes approximately 7 hours drive by car.

Hopefully our gig schedule will increase more

Where do you plan to gig the comming year? I hope next year can perform outside the city and abroad

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? Maybe after we took out mini albums. T-shirts and mini album tapes

Where can people buy your merchandise? Can directly contact the contact listed on our social media, can also via email or can directly meet us and can also directly come to the clothing store “URBAN DARKNESS” brand that supports us

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? For those who only download our music from buying our cassettes means they are less supportive of us

What do you think of my work? Yes I am very respectful with your work, because your work can be helpful for bands that are still in the stage of struggle as we are better known by the public

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? We are very excited to be working with you and i thank you very much for helping us in the music bussines JJJJJJ

Do you have any role models or idols? We have different idols

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? I think both of them, because the two bands have a difference to each of us to take into one.

What have been your biggest obstacles? Sometimes when we want to perform there is one member we can not participate because there is a job that can not be left behind

What advice would you give other bands or artists? Stay consistent on track, always give positive things to everyone, keep working, and of course for peace

Do you have any new material? Yeah there we are collecting material for the preparation of our mini album

What are your web sites? Facebook : www.facebook.com/TGofficialband ( Taring Gajah )

Instagram : @TGofficialband Reverbnation : www.reverbnation.com/TGofficialband

How can people reach you? Can be via email or phone listed in our social media

What are your plans for the future? Hopefully it’s better and more productive and more likeable more people

Do you have something to add? I think it’s enough

interview with Reverend Kill

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Have any of you played in other bands? yes. I have played in various bands over the years. Downtrodden in the early days then Thorazine when I finally met some heavy people. Then Deimos. A stint in Pericardium. Then Rev Kill. And lately I just joined Pecado on bass. 
How is it that you started playing music? when I was young there wasn't really heavy metal and no propaganda pushing heavy rock. I just discovered it. Loved the distorted guitar sound and followed my heart. 
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? Right now it is just me . Don Stenhouse. 50 Playing everything. I'll hire drums. I am exploring musically and I got deserted. Lol. Whatever. I have a full new cd ready. It has brutal stuff but also other styles and just tunes. I'm just trying to create a cool listen. I'll reform a lineup sometime but right now this is cool. And I play live with Pecado.
Have you had other previous members? oh so fucking many. Lol
Did you make music even when you were young? my parents never let me play music. They hated me practicing it was brutal just getting a guitar. I got kicked out. But once I got it instantly I started making tunes.
Where are you from? Melfort Saskatchewan
What year did the band form? 2004
What's your style of genre? Metal
What inspires you? Life
How often and where do you reherse? everyday I practice a few hours( and still suck) rev jams 3times a week 2 or 3sets . And Pecado jamming lots now also trying to fit in
How have you developed since you started with the music? I taught myself everything from books and by ear. I know theory well now with my own approach I pracalways with click. And I play classical also a major love of mine. I'm making my first cd now. I wanna make a few. 
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? I run heavy equipment and have my own Landscape construction company. And my kid.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? For sure the bigger our team the better. Pecado has management and in the kill I am pretty low key . 
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Not really I post my shit for free on the net. I got my own studio shit. I don't need the headaches. I am not a star I just want to play guitar. 
What made you decide to make this music? My heart lead me here.
What are your songs about? Gore violence sex weed cars dirt bikes women just life stuff.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Me Don. I let others add a tune but it's usually never the same style. Metal nowadays is a wide spectrum and I am tunnel vision. Lol
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? It could be either.
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? My bedroom. 
Have you done any covers live? Fuck so many. I love classic Metal. And up to mid nineties death metal. I love learning and playing classics.
What language do you sing in? Foul  :)
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? I think around 460 was our best and one many times lol. 
What ages are most of your concert attendants? 15-50. There is no age in Metal
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? Vary always. We got lots.
Do you have a regular place you play live often? Ya there are venues I prefer but we'd play anywhere
What was your first gig like? Wasted. :) 
What was your latest gig? Pecado last Friday
Have you had to cancel a gig? Couple time cause of blizzards. I hate to cancel. It is lame. But safety first. Guys that cancel are a big revolving reason. 
Where have you played live this year? Just Calgary I have been locked down practicing I gotta get good. 
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? States and Canada so far. But again mostly Pecado. I want to put time into the next rev kill cd I want IT to be cool
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? Always have merch . Sunglasses. Knives. Shirts hoodies.  Homemade CDs Etc..
Where can people buy your merchandise? Usually from me . Lol I am lame that way. I used to have a website but waste of time. If you want just ask. 
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? It's cool. 
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Anyone can get their music out there. Rich rockstar days are over but who cares it makes the underground thrive and that's where I exist.
What do you think of my work? I like it :)
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? People can know me I guess. The part of the business that matters to me is getting as good as I can on guitar. That's all I want.
Do you have any role models or idols? Ya old school Motocross guys like Bob Hannah. Heavy rockers of the 70's. And dudes I grew up with that played and were cool. 
Why do you think that they exist? Likely cause their parents boinked.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Oh ya I am inspired by the music scene I'm in. Everyone new and old. 
What have been your biggest obstacles? Sissies. 
What advice would you give other bands or artists? It's tough. Love it for what it is. Love your instrument. Leave religious beliefs and political views out. Believe in the band name . Just have fun. Life is Short.
How do you get psyched for a gig? Be alone practice. Noone around
Do you have any new material? Yes easy full cd and recording with Pecado also soon. 
What are your web sites? YouTube. ReverbNation. Facebook all Rev Kill
How can people reach you? On Facebook . Either band or personal page. 
What are your plans for the future? Practice play. Die. 
Do you have something to add? Thanks for acknowledging my existence. I appreciate it and wish you all the best. Stay Heavy \m/\m
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