Thursday, December 8, 2011

INTERVIEW: More Bogor City Metal Warriors: EXPENDIENCY (slamming/ brutal death)

EXPENDIENCY - young slamming death band from Bogor, West Java, Indonesia (this website is now becoming the new home of Bogor City Metal!)
My interview with Adit Ramdhan (bass) of EXPENDIENCY (Bogor, West Java, Indonesia slamming/ brutal death-metal)
By Dr Kieran James (University of Southern Queensland)
Online Interview, 1 December 2011
EXPENDIENCY is: Rico (vocals), Fahmy (guitar), Adit (bass) and Diol (drums)
Kieran James Question 1: Hi, mate. Thanks very much for agree to do interview with our website These are the questions:

Adit Question 1: Yeah, Kieran James, warm greetings. Before we [start we] thank you very much for your support.

KJ2: First tell us the band history, like when you start and who are the members?

Adit2: EXPENDIENCY [is] metal band that mixes elements of porn comes from the town of Bogor; [the band] was established in March 2008 with name EXPENDIENCY, our genre “Slamming Brutal Death Metal”. We are ready to hit the ears of metalheads with our songs vicious and brutal, do not forget to touch her typical jolly porn. Our formation consists of: Adit (vocals), Rico (guitar), Fahmy (guitar), Moe (bass), and Koko (drums). Over time Moe resigned from EXPENDIENCY, and soon [after this] Koko also resigned from EXPENDIENCY. And finally our new formation is Rico (vocals), Fahmy (guitar), Adit (bass), Diol (Drum). With our new formation now, we are ready to complete all our song material for our first album “Embryonic Sickness Torture”.

KJ3: What cities have you played shows?

Adit3: We have been playing in the cities of Cibinong, Jakarta, Bekasi, Magelang, Malang, and in our city Bogor. And we are very ambition to tour outside the country.

KJ4: How is progress for your demo or album?

Adit4: In 2010 we released 4-song demo, and [in] the beginning of 2011 promo demo album with the song “Masturbation Lust” and now we are in the process of completing our album “Embryonic Sickness Torture”.

KJ5: Why you like to play death-metal?

Adit5: Our [journeys] are already to play death metal, in particular we deepen “slamming Brutal Death Metal”.

KJ6: How to describe your style and what bands do you like?

Adit6: Our style of play with music “Slamming Brutal Death Metal” and we really like Devourment [USA], Gorgasm [USA], [and] Suffocation [USA].

Ismail Fahmy, Mhmd. Asikin, Aditiya Ramdhan, Bramudya Prabowo
[KJ: Slamming death-metal fans see also our interview with TURBIDITY in English and also in Bahasa Indonesian]

KJ7: I know Bandung is a huge Death Metal City with JASAD and BLEEDING CORPSE and TURBIDITY and JIHAD and many great bands. What is the scene like in your city of Bogor? You know we have interviewed some Bogor bands already such as DICK DESTROYER and TANAH KUBUR.

Adit7:  8 October 2011 BLEEDING CORPSE show in Cibinong and we happened to [play on] a stage with them. Cibinong [show was] very cool and brutal!

KJ8: What are your goals and plans for the band?

Adit8: Our goal [for] EXPENDIENCY [is we] want to make [it] into a [vicious] band and [be] seen by the whole world.

KJ9: What jobs do you have outside of metal?

Adit9: I [am] Pancasila University student [and am] now looking for a job. I pray for a quick pass and hopefully successful.

KJ10: Are there any problems playing metal shows in your city for example police problem?

Adit10: Ahamdulilah when we played we never had a problem. Often [in] a lot of events [in our city] a problem occurs, such as licensing issues, and sometimes the event [is] cut.

KJ11: Last one: Any message or word for your fans?

Adit11: Do not forget to worship and love your parents.

KJ12: Thanks very much for the interview and I hope to meet you next time I go to Java. Please promote our website widely. You know John Yoedi and I always hope to serve the Indonesian metal community and spread the word of Indonesian metal overseas through this website.

Adit12: Okay you’re welcome, Kieran. I also hope to meet you. Thanks a lot.

Band YouTube video-clips: “Embryonic Sickness Torture” (played live at gor graha wirya jaktim, 22 January 2011) “Masturbation Lust” (studio demo version – yes the drum sound needs some work)

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