Sunday, March 31, 2013
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
First of all, thanks & greetings from Malaysia. Bearbee here, the vocalist that is engaged with this interview. Recently, in March 2013 there is a new released by Eldritch Lunar Miasma Records (UK) & Dybbuk Records (Mexico) which is 7” split with Decrepitaph and we really like the outcome from this release. It exposes our band name around the world. Thanks for Eldritch Lunar Miasma Records & Dybbuk Records for this release. By the way, our new 4th full length album is on the wayand will be released soon under Deepsend Records (USA). We are also working with DeadBeat Media (Malaysia) & Slaughterhouse Records (USA) for another 7” split Humiliation/Warmaster (Holland). We will play in KL Metalcamp VI (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 04th May 2013 together with few local acts & German thrash legend Destruction. In early July 2013, we will play in In-Flammen Open Air in Torgau, Germany. This year is a really busy year for Humiliation but we feel great anyway.
2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new material and how it differs from previous efforts?
We try to get 90’s death metal sound for all of our materials. We will never change our musical style since our existence. Since we want to have 90's feeling, the new track from the split with Decrepitaph is a little bit loose here and there compared to our 3rd full length album “From Strength To Strength” back to 2012.
3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
We are more interested in real things. Historical, past wars are the real things that had happened. Our lyrics are into war related topics. Furthermore, we like to integrate or associate our lyrics with war sound like tank rolling vibration, machine gun continuous blasting, thunderous sound of fighter, artillery firing. So all of our lyrics are influenced by this scenarios.
4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
We are inspired by war and Humiliation can’t be disassociated with war. This is a great combination in this brutal world. We try to tell that war are about ash & dust at the end. Nothing is left. We are inspired by brutality of war. This is the reason we choose Humiliation as band name.
5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
We played in Japan in end 2011, the tour was awesome. We played in Europe in winter 2012, it was the first experience in snow & frost. We played in Singapore & Thailand in 2011. For all shows, we released total energy that we have whenever we were on stage. It is hard to choose which was the best show so far. On the stage, we try to minimise the talking & we will maximise the time given to play as many songs as we can. Normally we start the show with 3 songs non-stop. We have done this before.
6. Do you have any touring plans for the new release?
As i mention at the above, for this year, we will have few releases & we will play in Germany. We hope we manage to get mini tour instead of playing for one show only.
7. Recently the band has put out a 7 inch, what are your thoughts on the other band that participated?
Decrepitaph is really a great band! We really like the way this split is done. Thanks for Wayne from Decrepitaph for making this split possible. We like the way how Decrepitaph tell the world about ancient death metal. Musically, sound produced on Decrepitaph's song really suite with their style which has made the song sounds brutal & dark.
8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
We started out in mid 2009. Since then, we never stop producing music. Most of the reviews that we got are generally really positive. From those reviews, we believe that our musics are accepted by metalheads globally. But that not making stop from making musics. We shall continue and sustain our momentum.
9. What is going on with the other musical projects these days?
New full length album will release soon. Another 7” split with Warmaster (Holland) will come in May 2013. Just keep on watching us for our next coming releases. Beware!
10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
We would like to play at every corner of the world. We aim to put Malaysia in the map of death metal. We have set direction from the beginning that we will maintain to produce mid tempo death metal music in simple way.
11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Bolt Thrower for sure!!! I listen more to the 90’s death metal bands. Majority of them are great bands and they influenced me and the band in many ways. I still listen to oldies stuff such as (to name a few) old Sepultura, Massacre, Gorefest, Benediction, Autopsy, Asphyx, Unleashed. Meanwhile, for new stuff that become among my playlist are like Obscure Infinity, Revel In flesh, Succubus, Lavatory, Cruelty Division come cross my playlist. I can’t wait for Bolt Thrower new album, Hail of Bullets new album & of course Carcass upcoming release.
12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
I work at manufacturing factory, I don’t have much free time. So most of my time I spend for Humiliation like trading, selling merchandises etc. The drummer, Mudon work at multinational company & he also don’t have any hobby besides spending time for Humiliation. The 1st guitarist, Matt is into car race activities...legal & illegal race. The 2nd guitarist, Asraf is more into car activities. The bassist, Afe is more into printing shirt as his hobby.
13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thanks Scot for this interview, really appreciate it. In the future, do expect more releases from Humiliation. For more detail about Humiliation, please visit our websitewww.humiliation.my or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beware of Malaysian Military Death Metal!!!!!